New DVD/Blu-ray: Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra | Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky

Posted on May 23, 2018

Accentus Music’s new release of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing works by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky under the baton of Riccardo Chailly will be available on May 25th in Germany and soon thereafter in other countries. At the Lucerne Festival 2017, they performed pieces based on famous works of literature: excerpts from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony. For more information, click here.


Rudolstadtfestival 2017: Toots & The Maytals | On Arte

Sunday, June 24th, 11:55 p.m., Arte

The Jamaican vocal trio Toots & the Maytals has been in the reggae business for over 40 years, holding the record with 31 No. 1 singles in Jamaica. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is a living legend. It was he who invented the term “Reggae”. “Toots & The Maytals” gave a concert at last year’s Rudolstadtfestival which will be broadcast on Arte. The Rudolstadtfestival is the world’s biggest roots, folk, and world music festival.

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Werther-DVD in the “Quarterly Critics’ Choice” of the German Record Critics’ Award

Posted on May 16, 2018

Accentus Music’s Werther-DVD with Juan Diego Flórez in the leading role at the Zurich Opera House has been included in the summer “Quarterly Critics’ Choice” of the German Record Critics’ Award. The reviewer Manuel Brug writes for the jury:

This opera is a true jewel of the repertoire: fragrant, yet sincere, and with a title role that lyric tenors drool over. Tatjana Gürbaca has staged “Werther” in Zurich with intelligence, innovation and intensity. Klaus Grünbergs’ staging is bright, with the focus on a narrow, box-like room that shrinks in perspective. The fervent utopian dream of a mad lover is strikingly contrasted with Massenet’s delicious melodic drizzle, from which Cornelius Meister removes the calories by sharpening the contours. Juan Diego Flórez portrays Werther both as a prototype and as an individual. At no point does he merely sing the music: this world-class singer is a perfect match for his role. 

For more information about the DVD, click here.

New documentary about Charles Ives – first impressions

Posted on May 16, 2018

Our new documentary about Charles Ives is currently in the making. Ives, perhaps the most famous “weekend composer” of musical history, is regarded today as the first composer of the modern age in America. The film explores the musical world according to Ives, with performances in churches, concert halls and out in the open. Right now the documentary’s director Anne-Kathrin Peitz and her team are in the USA; before that, they filmed at the circus and in a limestone cave in Germany. Here are some impressions:



Screening in Warsaw: “Land des Lächelns” and “Music in the Time of the Great War”

Posted on May 16, 2018

The Music Gardens Festival in Warsaw, Poland, will be screening two Accentus Music productions. On Wednesday, July 18th, at 7 p.m., “Music in the Time of the Great War“, a documentary directed by Andreas Morell will be presented. The screening of Franz Lehár’s “Land des Lächelns” from the Zurich Opera House with Piotr Beczala (photo) will take place on Wednesday, July 25th, 7 p.m.

Two Accentus productions are still available online: Simon Rattle conducts Haydn, Herbert Blomstedt conducts Beethoven

Posted on May 2, 2018

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker performed Haydn’s Schöpfung together with Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), and Florian Boesch (bass) at the Lucerne Festival 2017. Follow this link to watch the concert on the 3Sat media library. For more information about the production, click here.

Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto together with Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), and Martin Helmchen (piano). Follow this link to watch the concert on the MDR media library. For more information about the production, click here.

Beethoven: Triple Concerto – Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester – Faust, Queyras, Helmchen | on MDR Television

Thursday, April 26th, 11:35 p.m., MDR Television

More than 200 years after its premiere at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the famous trio Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Martin Helmchen have congenially mastered the artistic challenge of Beethoven’s gemstone together with the Gewandhausorchester. Under Herbert Blomstedt’s sensitive direction, the soloists unite chamber music intimacy together with virtuoso sophistication – and prove once again that the Triple Concerto is an unduly underestimated, much too rarely programmed masterpiece.

For more information, click here.