All-Beethoven program: Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhausorchester live on Arte Concert

Posted on January 12, 2017

Arte Concert will broadcast the concert with Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester playing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and the Triple Concerto with the outstanding soloists Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) and Martin Helmchen (piano) live on Friday 13th, 19h55. You will find more information and can watch the concert here.

Michael Barenboim plays Bach, Bartók and Boulez

Posted on January 10, 2017

Michael Barenboim’s first solo CD, conceived like a solo recital, comprises the works of three composers that have had a profound impact on his musical upbringing. Together the works create an unexpected yet all the more exceptional listening experience: Bach’s Sonata in C major, BWV 1005; Bartók’s Sonata Sz. 117, BB 124; and Boulez’s Anthèmes I & II. For more information click here, you can watch a trailer here.

The CD is now available in the UK and later this January in Germany and on February 3rd in France.




18 December – Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” with Ballet and Opera Zurich on Arte

Posted on December 15, 2016

This Sunday, 18 December, at 23h05, Arte will broadcast Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (Libera Me) premiered on the 3rd of December at the Opernhaus Zurich. In a large-scale co-production by the Zurich Ballet and Opera, the German choreographer and director Christian Spuck brought an overwhelming interpretation of Verdi’s Requiem to the stage.

Fabio Luisi conducts the Philharmonia Zürich, the Opera choir, and the outstanding soloists Krassimira Stoyanova, Veronica Simeoni, Francesco Meli and Georg Zeppenfeld.

A production of Accentus Music in co-production with NHK, Arte G.E.I.E., SSR SRG and SRF, in co-operation with Opernhaus Zürich.

ICMA 2017: four productions of Accentus Music are in the final selection

Posted on December 8, 2016

The jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) selected the finalists for the awards 2017 out of 321 nominated releases – four productions of Accentus Music are among these. The winners will be announced on 19 January 2017.




Alban Berg – Wozzeck                                                        Opernhaus Zürich

G. Mahler – Symphony No. 5/                                             Lucerne Festial Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Matthias Goerne
Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”    

Riccardo Chailly:  Music – A Journey for Life                      directed by Paul Smaczny

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 3                                         Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich

Lutosławski/Szymanowski CD with Alexander Liebreich, Gautier Capuçon and NOSPR received the “Supersonic”-award of Pizzicato

Posted on November 24, 2016

“Both Lutoslawski performances on this CD are terrific and electrifying. Alexander Liebreich proves an expert of this music and gets an incredible intensity from the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Gautier Capuçon’s playing is no less powerful and concentrated. The recording made in the new concert hall in Katowice is gorgeous. Due to a strikingly perfect balance and a spacious sound this is for sure one of the best concerto recordings I ever heard.”       

Remy Franck, Pizzicato         (click here to read the full article)


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Karol Szymanowski                                             

Concert Overture in E major op.12

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Symphony No.4

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR)
Alexander Liebreich, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

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11 productions of Accentus Music are nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2017

Posted on November 17, 2016

The jury of 17 media out of 14 countries nominated five CDs, three Symphonic-DVDs, two Opera-DVDs, and one documentary for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). The final results will be announced on 20 January 2017.

Here are the nominated productions of Accentus Music:




Felix Mendelssohn – Elias                                      Akamus Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann

J. S. Bach – Goldberg Variations                           Zhu Xiao-Mei

Concert-Centenaire Vol. 3, Gabriel Fauré             Judith Ingolfsson, violin, Vladimir Stoupel, piano

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 2                            Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich

Szymanowski/Lutosławski CD 3                            Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Liebreich


Symphonic DVDs


L. v. Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 “Choral”                    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Herbert Blomstedt

G. Mahler – Symphony No. 5/
Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”                           Lucerne Festival Orchestra,
Andris Nelsons, Matthias Goerne

Beethoven/Mendelssohn – Violin Concertos                    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig,
Riccardo Chailly, Nikolaj Znaider



Opera DVDs/Documentary


Vincenzo Bellini – I Capuleti e I Montecchi                                Opernhaus Zürich

Alban Berg – Wozzeck                                                               Opernhaus Zürich

Riccardo Chailly:  Music – A Journey for Life                             Paul Smaczny


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Herbert Blomstedt, Peter Serkin and Gewandhausorchester with Beethoven and Reger on Arte

Posted on October 27, 2017

On monday night (1/11) at 0h45 Arte is broadcasting the concert which took place in the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in the end of May.

The program (more information here):

Max Reger (1873-1916)
Piano Concerto in F minor, op. 114

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F major, op.68 „Pastoral“

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

After the broadcast the concert will be available on the Arte-website.