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Screening at Lanzarote Visual Music Festival: The Lost Paradise

Posted on July 20, 2017

Our documentary about Arvo Pärt, “The Lost Paradise” (directed by Günter Atteln), will be shown at the Lanzarote Visual Music Festival on October 4 and 12 at 9 p.m. The screening will take place at the Centro de Innovación Cultural El Almacén in Arrecife, Calle José Betancort 33. 

For more information about “The Lost Paradise” visit the website: adamspassion.de

Accentus Music records Gabriela Montero playing her new piano concerto

Accentus Music will be recording Gabriela Montero playing her latest composition –  her Piano Concerto No.1, the “Latin Concerto” – together with the pan-American YOA Orchestra of the Americas under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The performance will take place on July 21 in one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world: the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile. As an Honorary Consul of Amnesty International, Montero is one of the most outspoken musicians on matters of human rights, particularly on the well-documented abuses of power by the Venezuelan regime. With her 1st piano concerto, Gabriela Montero extends an invitation to share in a multi-layered and passionate expression of her beloved, native continent.

  

Accentus Music at Abbey Road Studios – Zhi-Jong Wang and Philharmonia Orchestra play Violin Concertos

Posted on July 14, 2017

This week, Accentus Music recorded Stravinsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos performed by Zhi-Jong Wang, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and conductor Thomas Sanderling at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. Discovered at a young age by Yehudi Menuhin, Zhi-Jong Wang is considered one of the most promising violinists of her generation. The album will be released on the Accentus label in January 2018.

Here are some impressions of the recording sessions!

  

 

Rudolstadt Festival 2017 – Concerts still available online

Posted on July 11, 2017

This year’s concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival, streamed live on Arte Concert by Accentus Music from July 6-9, are still available on the platform. Here are the links to the concerts:

Amy MacDonald (Folk-Pop from Scotland, 30 days available)
Jupiter/Okwess (Afropop/Funk from Congo, 90 days available)

Bears Of Legend (Folk-Pop-Americana from Canada, 90 days available)
Emicida (Hip-Hop from Brazil, 90 days available)

Imarhan (Tuareg Desert-Rock from Algeria, 90 days available)
Toots & The Maytals (Reggae Legends from Jamaica, 90 days available)

Accentus Music at Rudolstadtfestival 2017 – Livestreams on Arte Concert

Posted on July 4, 2017

Starting from Thursday, July 6, until Sunday, July 9, Accentus Music will deliver the live signal of six concerts from the Rudolstadt Festival 2017. The concerts will be available for live and catch up viewing on the Arte Concert platform here.

The program:

Thu, July 6, 21:00 – Amy MacDonald (Folk-Pop from Scotland)
Thu, July 6, 24:00 – Jupiter/Okwess (Afropop/Funk from Congo)

Sat, July 8, 7:30 – Bears Of Legend (Folk-Pop/Americana from Canada)
Sat, July 8, 1:00 – Emicida (Hip-Hop from Brazil)

Sun, July 9, 16:30 – Imarhan (Tuareg Desert-Rock from Algeria)
Sun, July 9, 21:00 – Toots & The Maytals (Reggae Legends from Jamaica)

 

now available: Herbert Blomstedt conducts Beethoven – the complete symphonies in a 5 cd box set

Posted on June 29, 2017

In celebration of Herbert Blomstedt’s 90th Birthday in July 2017, Accentus Music releases a new Beethoven cycle that captures the spirit of the long-standing partnership between the legendary conductor laureate and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five CDs, are live recordings made at the Leipzig Gewandhaus between May 2014 and March 2017. The box set will be available on June 30 in Germany and soon in other countries. For more information click here.

Recording of sacred works by Anton Bruckner played by Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and RIAS Kammerchor

Posted on June 27, 2017

Accentus Music has just recorded Anton Bruckner’s Missa solemnis as well as other sacred works written by the composer. These pieces were originally played during the inauguration ceremony of the provost Friedrich Mayr in St. Florian, Austria in 1854. The actual concert, which took place in the Konzerthaus Berlin, was performed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the RIAS Kammerchor and was conducted by Lukasz Borowicz. The soloists were Johanna Winkel (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (alto), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor) and Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass). The album with the new recording will be released towards the end of the year.

“Klassik airleben” – Two open-air concerts in Leipzig’s Rosental park

Posted on June 21, 2017

Accentus Music is delivering the live video recording of “Klassik airleben”. The two open-air concerts will be free of admission and take place in Leipzig’s Rosental on June 23 and 24, 20h. The concerts will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester before the summerbreak, and will be streamed simultaneously on big screens in the Rosental park. Alexander Shelley will be conducting the orchestra, and the two baritones, Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni, will be singing hits of the opera’s repertoire according to the motto “No Tenors Needed”. Click on this link for more information.

Klassik Airleben 2014, photo credit: Gert Mothes