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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.

Screening of our new St. Matthew Passion production at Musikfest Stuttgart on August 28th

Posted on August 17, 2017

During the Musikfest Stuttgart, on August 28th at 7 p.m., the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart will be screening our new production: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion performed by Gaechinger Cantorey and Hans-Christoph Rademann. The concert was filmed at the beginning of this year and will be officially released this September on DVD. For more information about the screening click here, for more information about the new DVD click here

 

  

Lucerne Festival 2017: Broadcasts of the concert with the Festival orchestra and Riccardo Chailly on August 18th

Posted on August 8, 2017

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra and its music director Riccardo Chailly will be performing parts of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony on Friday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert in the KKL Lucerne will be streamed simultaneously on Arte Concert. On the same day, SRF 1 will be broadcasting the concert at 10:25 p.m. Later in August, on the 27th at 6:20 p.m., Arte is presenting the performance of the Manfred Symphony.

Open-Air transmission of the Lucerne Festival’s opening concert on August 11th

Posted on August 8, 2017

Accentus Music is delivering the live video stream of the Lucerne Festival’s opening concert on Friday, August 11th, at 6:30 p.m. The ceremonial act which is going to take place in the KKL Lucerne will be streamed simultaneously open-air at Lucerne’s Inseli Park as well as on Facebook Live. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra and its music director Riccardo Chailly will be performing three symphonic poems by Richard Strauss: Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Death and Transfiguration as well as Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

Gramophone Awards 2017 – Wozzeck-DVD is on the shortlist

Posted on August 2, 2017

After receiving the International Classical Music Award and the BBC Music Magazine Award (DVD Jury-Award) in 2017, Accentus Music’s “Wozzeck”-DVD has been shortlisted for this year’s Gramophone Award (Opera). The winners of each recording category will be announced on September 1st. You can read the full review of “Wozzeck” in Gramophone Magazine here. For more information about the DVD itself click here.