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Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhausorchester in full length on Vimeo

Posted on October 10, 2017

To celebrate his 90th birthday, Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig play a series of concerts together until October 13th. Accentus Music joins in on the celebration: Until Thursday, October 12th at 3 p.m. (CEST), get exclusive access to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto on Vimeo, recorded with Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Martin Helmchen and the Gewandhausorchester in January 2017. For more information about the corresponding Accentus Music DVD and Blu-ray releases click here.

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.

Heartland Film Festival Indianapolis – Screening of two Accentus Music documentaries

Posted on October 6, 2017

Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium” (SRF) and “Ayham Ahmad – The Pianist of Yarmouk” (ZDF) will be screened at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, USA. Moreover “Maestras” (directed by G. Atteln/M. Stodtmeier) will be in the running for Audience Choice Awards as well as for Best Premiere Awards. The films will be shown one after another on October 16th and 17th. Both will be premiered in the US. For more information about the festival and the screenings click here.

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.