Gidon Kremer is one of the most exciting artists of our time: the portrait “Bounding bridges and overcoming boundaries” will recall the stages of an unprecedented artistic career and will also focus on Kremer’s current work. This week we were in Moscow, accompanying Gidon Kremer during his week of rehearsals and concerts with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and retracing his Moscow memories – here are a few impressions!
To see photos of the filming in Kronberg/Berlin, click here. To see photos of the filming in Tokyo, click here.
To see photos of the filming in Paris, click here.
“In these performances, Michael Volle’s outstanding voice, the excellent playing by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and a beautiful sound recording perfectly match and ensure an exceptional musical experience.”
Alain Steffen, Pizzicato (click here to read the full article)
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 has recorded the concert featuring the Latin Grammy winners Gabriela Montero, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. Together, they performed Montero’s “Latin Concerto” and Ravel’s Piano Concerto along with other works. The concert, which took place in the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile, one of the most exceptional concert halls in the world, can be viewed on Arte Concert until January 11, 2018. For more information, click here.
The program Aaron Copland – El Salón México
Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Latin Concerto
Gabriela Montero – Improvisations
Zequinha de Abreu – Tico-Tico
The filming for our new documentary „Broken Music“ (WT), directed by Marita Stocker, about the Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School continues in Tbilisi, Georgia. There was hardly a great Georgian musician who didn’t break into the world of music via the eye of the needle of the Paliashvili. But the glorious history of the school is faced with extinction: the building itself is in danger of falling apart and the current teachers are over 80 years old. Here are some impressions (to see more photos, click here):
Accentus Music’s new DVD/Blu-ray of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor performed by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Dresdner Kammerchor under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt will be available on November 17th in Germany and soon in other countries. The concert in the Thomaskirche Leipzig concluded the Bachfest 2017. For more information about the production, click here.
The Beirut Art Film Festival will be screening our documentary “Zhu Xiao-Mei – How Bach defeated Mao” (click here to view the trailer) on November 18th at 7 p.m. For more information about the screening and the festival, click here.
At the closing concert of the Lucerne Festival 2010, the Wiener Philharmoniker performed Maurice Ravel’s probably most famous piece of music under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel: the Boléro. The video of the performance can be viewed on YouTube in full length. For more information about the production, click here.
The new DVD/Blu-ray of Midori playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin was recorded at the Castle Köthen, the location where Bach actually composed these masterpieces. Playing in the historical chambers made a deep impression on Midori: “The sound of the music – how it actually came out, how it felt to be in those rooms – those are the memories I will take with me.” The DVD/Blu-ray will be available in Germany on October 27th and soon in other countries. For more information, click here.