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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

Still available online: the highlights of the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival 2016

Posted on June 15, 2017

Every year in late summer some of the best musicians worldwide meet in Israel for The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival (JCMF), established by pianist Elena Bashkirova and advocate Yeheskell Beinisch. The highlights of 2016 performed by musicians like András Schiff, Emanuel Pahud, Baiba Skride, and Julian Steckel are still available online on Arte Concert:

Two upcoming productions from Zürich: a live broadcast and Lehár’s “Land des Lächelns”

Posted on June 13, 2017

Accentus Music is delivering the live video recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” on Saturday, June 17, at 19h30, within the event “Oper für alle” of the Opernhaus Zürich. The opera performance that will take place in the Opernhaus Zürich will be streamed simoultaneously open-air at the Sechseläutenplatz in Zürich as well as in Lugano at the Piazza of Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC). For more information follow this link.

A day later Accentus Music will film the premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta “Land des Lächelns” (“The Land of Smiles”) performed by Piotr Bezcala as Sou Chong and Julia Kleiter as Lisa – in coproduction with ZDF and in cooperation with Opernhaus Zürich. Fabio Luisi will conduct the Philharmonia Zürich. Intendant Andreas Homoki is the stage director.

New DVD/Blu-ray: Beethoven 5 and Triple Concerto with Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhauorchester

Posted on June 10, 2017

With this release, Accentus Music completes its Beethoven DVD trilogy that started with Beethoven’s Ninth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies performed by Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. It also leads the way to the release of all Beethoven Symphonies in this summer, recorded between 2014 and 2017 at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and conducted by the maestro, who is celebrating his 90th birthday in July.

For more information click here, you can watch the trailer here.

      

Upcoming production: Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bach’s Mass in B minor

Posted on June 8, 2017

Just a few weeks before his 90th birthday, the Swedish conductor, Herbert Blomstedt, will be gifting himself a special birthday present: conducting Bach’s “Opus ultimum”, the B Minor Mass, in the Leipzig Thomaskirche – the composer’s former workplace. The concert will close the Bachfest Leipzig and will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester, the Dresdner Kammerchor, and the soloists Christina Landshamer, Elisabeth Kulman, Wolfram Lattke and Luca Pisaroni on June 18. According to Blomstedt, Bach’s last complete vocal work is the climax of his creativity and is one of the most important works in his life: “It is like a reflection of doubt. It is enormously powerful music in the same way that a wedge is enormously powerful.”

A production of Accentus Music in co-production with NHK.