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Beethoven CD Box set wins International Classical Music Award

Accentus Music’s new Beethoven cycle with conductor laureate Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig wins the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2018 in the category “Best Collection”. All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five CDs, are live recordings made at the Leipzig Gewandhaus between May 2014 and March 2017. A total of 18 productions were nominated in this category. The award ceremony will take place in Katowice on April 4th.

   

For more information about the production, click here.

still available online: Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House

Posted on January 10, 2018

Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House was broadcast on Arte at the beginning of January. Until February 6th, the operetta can be viewed on Arte Concert, click here, or just play the video below. Director Andreas Homoki lets the plot take place in a Paris Variététheater from the 1920s. To emphasize the operatic elements, he purged the piece, cutting several secondary roles and shortening dialogues. For more information, click here.

Messa da Requiem – Christian Spuck’s choreography at the Zurich Opera House | on 3Sat

Saturday, March 24th, 8:15 p.m., 3Sat

With the Messa da Requiem, Christian Spuck brings one of Verdi’s key works to the stage. In a large-scale co-production between the Opera and Ballet Zurich, the German choreographer and director dares to attempt an unusual interpretation of Verdi’s funeral mass. 36 dancers, the choir, as well as four soloists, join under the direction of Fabio Luisi in thirteen large scenes dedicated to one of the most fundamental themes of humanity.

For more information about the production/DVD, click here.

Accentus Music on Arte in January


Sunday, January 7th, 11:45 p.m.
  Franz Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns from Opernhaus Zürich with Piotr Beczala as Sou Chong and Julia Kleiter as Lisa (for more information, click here)

Sunday, January 21st, 6:25 p.m.  Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps – Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig (for more information, click here)

Tuesday, January 23rd, 5 a.m.  Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps – Andris Nelsons conducts the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig

New Release: Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel perform Poulenc, Ferroud and Ravel

Posted on December 19, 2017

Following up on their “Concert-Centenaire” trilogy, the renowned duo of violinist Judith Ingolfsson and pianist Vladimir Stoupel have released a fourth CD on the Accentus Music label. With this new album, they focus on the sonatas of Francis Poulenc, Pierre-Octave Ferroud and Maurice Ravel. The works stand out distinctly from the entire French tradition of Sonatas for violin and piano. The album is already available in Germany and at the beginning of 2018 in other countries. For more information, click here.

    

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya at the Pierre Boulez Hall

Posted on December 12, 2017

Jordi Savall and his ensembles Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya have performed their program “Jerusalem” in Berlin’s new Pierre Boulez Hall. Together with musicians from across the Levant and beyond, they explored the history of Jerusalem based on Jewish, Christian and Arabic music. The concert can be viewed online on Arte Concert until March 5th.

 

Mahler 8 DVD wins Clef d’or award

Posted on December 12, 2017

Accentus Music has received the Clef d’Or 2017 in the DVD category by French music magazine ResMusica for the DVD with Mahler’s Eighth from last year’s Lucerne Festival. For more information about the jury’s decision, click here, and for more information about the DVD, click here.

        

ICMA 2018 – two productions of Accentus Music are in the final selection

Posted on December 12, 2017

In several rounds, the jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2018: two productions of Accentus Music are in the final selection in the categories “Best collection” and “DVD performance”. The finalists were selected out of 357 nominated releases. The winners will be announced on January 18th.

 

                  

Mahler 8 – Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (click here)
Blomstedt conducts Beethoven – The Complete Symphonies in a CD box set (click here)