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.
Gidon Kremer is one of the most exciting artists of our time. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, a portrait of the great violinist and intellectual emerges. It will focus on Kremer’s current work and will also take a look back at the stations of an unprecedented artistic career. Recently, we were in Berlin and at the Kronberg Festival – here are a few impressions!
To see photos of the filming in Tokyo click here.
To see photos of the filming in Paris click here.
Overcoming Boundaries and Building Bridges Gidon Kremer – A Portrait A film by Paul Smaczny
A production of Accentus Music and ZDF/Arte
On the occasion of Isang Yun’s centenary the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig screens our documentary “In Between – Isang Yun“. The film will be shown on October 17th, 11 a.m, at the Orchesterprobesaal, Grassistraße 8. Afterwards there will be a round table together with director Maria Stodtmeier, Heinz Holliger and Wolfgang Sparrer. Admission is free.
To celebrate his 90th birthday, Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig play a series of concerts together until October 13th. Accentus Music joins in on the celebration: Until Thursday, October 12th at 3 p.m. (CEST), get exclusive access to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto on Vimeo, recorded with Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Martin Helmchen and the Gewandhausorchester in January 2017. For more information about the corresponding Accentus Music DVD and Blu-ray releases click here.
Accentus Music’s film “Silenced – Composers in Revoultionary Russia”, directed by Anne-Kathrin Peitz and co-produced by WDR/Arte, won the “Czech Crystal” for the best documentary at the prestigious International Television Festival Golden Prague. Here is an excerpt of the jury’s explanation: “[..] this film tells the untold story of how composers were first harnessed by the Revolution, and then destroyed by it. It demonstrates the power of meticulous research, skilful direction and sensitive editing. It features musical performances of surprising Russian works [..]. But it also illustrates how people whose devotion to music cost them their livelihood and their reputation.”
For more information about the film, which is the second part of the three-part documentary series “Music, War and Revolution”, click here. The series will be broadcast on Arte in 2018.
“Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium” (SRF) and “Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk” (ZDF) will be screened at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, USA. Moreover “Maestras” (directed by G. Atteln/M. Stodtmeier) will be in the running for Audience Choice Awards as well as for Best Premiere Awards. The films will be shown one after another on October 16th and 17th. Both will be premiered in the US. For more information about the festival and the screenings click here.
On the occasion of Isang Yun’s centenary the Musikhochschule München screens our documentary “In Between – Isang Yun“, directed by Maria Stodtmeier. The film will be shown on November 11th, 7 p.m., at Großer Konzertsaal, Arcisstraße 12. Admission is free.