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New documentary “Broken Music” – a second look

Posted on November 8, 2017

The filming for our new documentary „Broken Music“ (WT), directed by Marita Stocker, about the Zakaria Paliashvili Central Music School continues 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 impressions (to see more photos, click here):

    

    

    

Photo credit: Tamuna Karumidze

New release: Bach’s mass in b minor | Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor

Posted on November 1, 2017

Accentus Music’s new DVD/Blu-ray of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor performed by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Dresdner Kammerchor under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt will be available on November 17th in Germany and soon in other countries. The concert in the Thomaskirche Leipzig concluded the Bachfest 2017. For more information about the production, click here.

    

Accentus Music on Arte in November

Monday, November 13th, 12:20 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird

Wednesday, November 15th, 5 a.m.  Lucerne Festival 2014 – The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle perform Stravinsky’s Firebird

Screening in Beirut: How Bach defeated Mao

Posted on November 1, 2017

The Beirut Art Film Festival will be screening our documentary “Zhu Xiao-Mei – How Bach defeated Mao” (click here to view the trailer) on November 18th at 7 p.m. For more information about the screening and the festival, click here.

New release: Midori plays Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas

Posted on October 24, 2017

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.

    

Looking for interns!

Posted on October 19, 2017

If you are interested in working with and for us for a while, let us know. All the details can be found in the this (German) document.

Looking forward to your application!

Our new documentary about Gidon Kremer – a third look

Posted on October 19, 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 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

   

    

Screening in Leipzig: In Between – Isang Yun

Posted on October 13, 2017

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.

Golden Prague Festival 2017: “Silenced” won the documentary award

Posted on October 6, 2017

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.

Director Anne-Kathrin Peitz after the prize-winning ceremony at the International Television Festival Golden Prague.