Zhu Xiao-Mei: Bach ist stärker als Mao – availabe online until 1st of June

Posted on April 12, 2017

As of today, almost 40.000 people watched our documentary “Zhu Xiao-Mei: Bach ist stärker als Mao” (directed by Paul Smaczny) on Arte Mediathek. This film will be available online until 1st of June.

The documentary tells the story of Zhu Xiao-Mei returning to China as an internationally acclaimed interpreter of Bach’s music, 35 years after leaving her country. The decision to return to China was not easy for her. The wounds of the Cultural Revolution, in which Mao laid waste to the country, laid too deep. Because her family was considered to be “bourgeois” and counterrevolutionary, she became the victim of public denunciations, experienced how musical scores were burned and saw how her teachers were humiliated and driven to suicide.

For more information click here.

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.

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.

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 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.



Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” live from the Schillertheater in Berlin

Posted on November 13, 2015

Tonight, November 13 2015, at 20:15, arte and arte concert will do a delayed live broadcast of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” from the Staatsoper Berlin at the Schillertheater.

The opera, which represents the pinnacle of the Italian opera buffa, is staged by the Artistic Director of the Staatsoper, Jürgen Flimm. On the rostrum: Gustavo Dudamel. The production features an exciting cast with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Graf Almaviva, Dorothea Röschmann in the role of Gräfin Almaviva and Anna Prohaska as Susanna.

Directed for TV by Hannes Rossacher.

Produced by ACCENTUS Music in coproduction with WDR/ARTE

You can watch the live broadcast right here on the Accentus Music website!

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