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.

“The Pianist of Yarmouk” wins the Grand Prix Golden Prague!

Posted on October 18, 2016

We’re thrilled – our documentary in co-production with ZDF “The Pianist of Yarmouk” (directed by Günter Atteln and Carmen Belaschk) has been awarded with the Grand Prix at the International Television Festival Golden Prague! Here’s the jury’s explanation: ” ‘Ayham Ahmad: The Pianist of Yarmouk’ demonstrates the power of music to sustain an individual through horrific suffering. Reveals with elegance and subtlety, the use of music to make peaceful protest and to inspire others who are going through intolerable suffering. The film creates a sense of hope and optimism despite the tragic circumstances that are presented, because of a young man’s undying spirit, his love of music and his use of music to communicate a crucial message to the world.”


The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival live on Arte Concert

Posted on September 7, 2016

Every year in summer some of the best musicians worldwide meet in Israel for The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival founded by Elena Bashkirova. This year, the 19th Festival, is dedicated to interrelated composers like Brahms/Schumann, Bartók/Kodály or Schubert/Beethoven and many more – played by artists like Sir András Schiff, Baiba Skride or Emmanuel Pahud. Three concerts will be broadcast live on Arte Concert:


Thursday 8 September, CEST 18:30      

Henri Dutilleux – Oboe Sonata (Francois Leleux, Eric Le Sage)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Quintet,  op. 16 (Francois Leleux, Paul Meyer, Radovan Vlatkovic,
Gilbert Audin, Elena Bashkirova)

Johannes Brahms – Horn Trio, op. 40 (Radovan Vlatkovic, Baiba Skride, Kirill Gerstein)


Franz Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata (Emmanuel Pahud,  Elena Bashkirova)

Johannes Brahms – String Quintet No. 1 (Mihaela Martin, Benny Peled, Adrien La Marca, Madeleine Carruzzo, Alexander Knyazev)


Friday 9 September, CEST 12:00

Ferruccio Busoni – Fantasia Contrappuntistica (Sir András Schiff, Kirill Gerstein)

György Kurtág – Hommage à R. Sch., op. 15d (Paul Meyer, Adrien La Marca, Kirill Gerstein)

Robert Schumann – Märchenerzählungen, op. 132 (Paul Meyer, Adrien La Marca, Kirill Gerstein)


György Ligeti – 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet (Les Vents Francais)

Johannes Brahms – String Sextet in B flat major, op. 18 (Baiba Skride, Itamar Zorman, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Madeleine Carruzzo, Julian Steckel, Tim Park)


Saturday 10 September, CEST 19:40                   

Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49 (Itamar Zorman, Tim Park, Kirill Gerstein)


Antonín Dvorák – Piano Quintet No. 2 (Baiba Skride, Benny Peled, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Julian Steckel, Menahem Pressler)

Max Reger – Serenade, op. 141a (Emmanuel Pahud, Itamar Zorman, Krzysztof Chorzelski)

Felix Mendelssohn – String Octet in E-flat major, op. 20 (Baiba Skride, Itamar Zorman, David Strongin, Benny Peled, Adrien La Marca, Madeleine
Carruzzo, Julian Steckel, Tim Park)

Livestream from the opening concert of the Lucerne Festival – August 12

Posted on August 11, 2016

On August 12, 2016 at 6.30 pm, Accentus and Arte will broadcast the opening concert of this year’s Lucerne Festival live on Arte concert. Riccardo Chailly, the festival’s new music director, will complete Claudio Abbado’s unfinished Mahler cycle with Mahler 8, the “Symphony of a Thousand”. You can watch the live stream right here on the Accentus website!


Accentus Music at Rudolstadt Festival 2016

Posted on July 6, 2016

Accentus Music at Rudolstadt Festival 2016 – Live streams on Arte Concert

Starting from tomorrow, July 7th until July 10th, Accentus Music will again be responsible for the live streams of eight concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival on the Arte Concert website:

Thu, July 7th, 21:00 – Element of Crime
Thu, July 7th, 24:00 – M.A.K.U Soundsystem

Fri, July 8th, 18:00 – Keren Ann
Fri, July 8th, 21:00 – Profetas

Sat, July 9th, 22:00 – Anoushka Shankar
Sat, July 9th (+1), 01:00 – Akua Naru

Sun, July 10th, 18:00 – Sidestepper
Sun, July 10th, 21:00 – Glen Hansard

All these concerts will be broadcast live from the main stage of the festival at the Heinepark and will be available for live and catch up viewing on the Arte Concert platform and also here, on the Accentus Music homepage.

The first broadcast on Thursday night with ELEMENT OF CRIME can be watched here .

Rudolstadt Festival is Germany’s foremost festival of roots, folk and world music. Held in the central region of Thuringia, it’s also one of the top world music festivals in Europe. It takes place annually from the first Thursday in July until the following Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 people daily.

Rudolstadt Festival dates back to 1955, when the 1st Festival of German Folkdance was organized in Rudolstadt. It evolved into an East German celebration of folk dance with strong East European participation. Following German reunification, in 1991 the festival was relaunched with a completely new concept. Initially a forum for the traditional folk scene designed to bring Germans from east and west closer together, TFF rapidly grew into a world music festival of international renown.