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ICMA 2018 – 8 productions of Accentus Music are nominated

Posted on November 21, 2017

The jury of 17 media out of 14 countries nominated three CDs of Accentus Music, the Beethoven CD box set as well as four DVDs for the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2018. The final result will be annouced on January 18th. For more information, click here.
 
CDs

  

J.S. Bach – The French Suites – Zhu Xiao-Mei (click here)
Sunwook Kim – Beethoven Piano Sonatas 8, 14, 23 (click here)
Bach: Solo Cantatas and Sinfonias – Michael Volle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (click here)

 
CD box set

Blomstedt conducts Beethoven – The Complete Symphonies in a CD box set (click here)

 
DVDs

     

Verdi: Messa da Requiem – a choreography by Christian Spuck – Opernhaus Zürich (click here)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 ǀ Triple Concerto – Gewandhausorchester, Blomstedt  (click here)
Mahler 8 – Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (click here)
St. Matthew Passion – Gaechinger Cantorey, Hans-Christoph Rademann (click here)

Zhu Xiao-Mei performs Bach’s French Suites – CD received the Supersonic-award

Posted on November 21, 2017

“Nothing happens at random during her performance, and yet the formal and structural parameters in which the ‘French Suites’ evolve do not constrain the interpreter. Through her subtle sense for the most delicate turns in this music, a completely free interplay of emotional intimacy and simplicity develops. Zhu Xiao-Mei is not an outstanding artist – she is a great musician.”   

Guy Engels, Pizzicato              (click here to read the full article)

 

     

New documentary about Gidon Kremer – filming completed

Posted on November 14, 2017

Gidon Kremer is one of the most exciting artists of our time: the portrait “Bounding bridges and overcoming boundaries” will recall the stages of an unprecedented artistic career and will also focus on Kremer’s current work. This week we completed the filming in Moscow, accompanying Gidon Kremer during his week of rehearsals and concerts with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and retracing his Moscow memories – here are a few impressions!

To see photos of the filming in Kronberg/Berlin, click here.
To see photos of the filming in Tokyo, click here.
To see photos of the filming in Paris, click here.

   

   

   

   

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

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

   

    

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.

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