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Our new documentary “Broken Music” – a first look

Posted on October 6, 2017

We have started to film our new documentary „Broken Music“ (WT), directed by Marita Stocker, about the Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School 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 first impressions:

     

     

     

Golden Prague Festival 2017: Two films of Accentus Music are on the shortlist

Posted on September 14, 2017

After winning the Grand Prix Golden Prague last year with our documentary “Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist Of Yarmouk” (G. Atteln, C. Belaschk), two Accentus Music films are on the shortlist of this year’s festival: “Silenced – Composers In Revolutionary Russia” (A.-K. Peitz, WDR/Arte) as well as “Images Of The East” (G. Kremer, M. Stocker; Kremerata Baltica). The jury’s final decision will be announced on September 30th.

Screenshot: Silenced          Screenshot: Images Of The East

Blomstedt/Beethoven CD Box set: The latest reviews

Posted on September 14, 2017

“Rarely have Beethoven’s symphonies sounded so stringent, so powerfully fluid, and so filled with tension. […] An exemplary cycle of recordings.”  Attila Csampai, Crescendo

 

“Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig play Beethoven with a tonal beauty and with a resoluteness that makes these incomparable recordings unassailable as a refernece standard.” HR2 Kultur

 

“Exceptionally good”  theartsdesk.com

 

Herbert Blomstedt’s Beethoven testament is overall coherent, natural and immensely rhetoric. The music flows continuously with a vivid pulsation and is always admirably transparent. The rapid movements are fresh, with splendid rhythmic bounce, while the slow movements have warmth and are strikingly beautiful. The orchestral playing is of high quality, and the recorded sound is very good.”  Pizzicato
 

          

New DVD: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Hans-Christoph Rademann and Gaechinger Cantorey

Posted on September 7, 2017

Accentus Music’s new DVD of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion will be available in Germany in the middle of September and at the end of the month in other countries. Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey performed this monumental work together with one hundred schoolchildren, who, under the direction of Palucca pupil Friederike Rademann, danced and expressed themselves on stage. For more information click here.

  

Our new documentary about Gidon Kremer – a second look

Posted on September 5, 2017

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 – e. g. with the Kremerata Baltica – and will also take a look back at the stations of an unprecedented artistic career. Last week, we were in Tokyo with Kremer – here are a few impressions!

To see photos of the filming in Paris in March click here.

Overcoming Boundaries and Building Bridges
Gidon Kremer – A Portrait

A film by Paul Smaczny
A production of Accentus Music and ZDF/Arte

 

    

    

     

“Wozzeck” wins Gramophone Award 2017!

Posted on September 1, 2017

We are very excited that our DVD with Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck”, recorded at the Opernhaus Zürich, staged by Andreas Homoki and with the exceptional Christian Gerhaher in the title role, has won another prestigious award: The Gramophone Classical Music Award 2017!

‘This is a finely honed production that follows its premise to an absurdist conclusion with slick theatricality and dispassionate zeal…’

Read the Gramophone review in the Reviews Database

The Gramophone Awards Ceremony will take place on September 13th in London.

Accentus Music on Arte in September

Wednesday, September 6th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – Nelsons conducts Brahms’ symphony no. 2

Wednesday, September 13th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2017 – Chailly conducts Tchaikovsky’s Manfred symphony

Isang Yun – In Between north and south Korea | On SRF

Sunday, September 10th, 11:55 a.m.  SRF

This documentary, directed by Maria Stodtmeier, filmed in North and South Korea, explores whether music can overcome the boundaries of a divided country. There is one figure of the two Koreas, whose outstanding biography in itself forms a bridge between both worlds: The Korean composer Isang Yun, one of the very few people acknowledged on both sides. The film traces the course of a life that has been interpreted in different ways. For more information about the film click here.