Werther-DVD receives “Choc de Classica”

Posted on June 13, 2018

Accentus Music’s Werther-DVD featuring Juan Diego Flórez in the leading role at the Zurich Opera House has been awarded with the “Choc” award by the French music magazine “Classica” in its June issue. The reviewer, Pierre Flinois, writes (excerpt):

An overwhelming interpretation by Juan Diego Flórez under the impetuous musical direction of Cornelius Meister: Massenet wins everything for his voyage. [..] The staging transcends the protagonists, in stark contrast to the beautiful box of light wood created by Klaus Grünberg, whose doors and hatches open to reveal a starry sky. Magic. 

For more information about the production, click here.


New documentary about Charles Ives – Filming completed

Posted on June 6th, 2018

The filming of our new documentary “The Unanswered Ives” (WT), directed by Anne-Kathrin Peitz, is now completed. Ives is regarded today as the first composer of the modern age in America. The documentary will shed light on Charles Ives’ life and work in all its facets and inconsistencies. “The Unanswered Ives” explores the musical world according to Ives by scenes filmed in Germany and the USA, with performances, among others, in a church, a circus, an old theater and a limestone cave. Furthermore, musicologists, musicians as well as Ives grandson, Charles Tyler, give their own answers to the question which has hardly yet been answered today: who was Charles Ives? Here are some impressions:






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New documentary about Charles Ives – first impressions

Posted on May 16, 2018

Our new documentary about Charles Ives is currently in the making. Ives, perhaps the most famous “weekend composer” of musical history, is regarded today as the first composer of the modern age in America. The film explores the musical world according to Ives, with performances in churches, concert halls and out in the open. Right now the documentary’s director Anne-Kathrin Peitz and her team are in the USA; before that, they filmed at the circus and in a limestone cave in Germany. Here are some impressions:



Barbara Hannigan “Taking Risks” (WT) – First Trailer online

Posted on April 18, 2018

Accentus Music and the Gothenburg Symphony accompany Barbara Hannigan preparing her first opera production, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, as a conductor and recruiting the singer cast through a very personnel selection process. The documentary follows all stages of the production, starting with the entire casting process and the very first auditions in Stockholm, Paris, Zurich, and London. The first joint workshop of all chosen singers, the coaching, rehearsals, and the premiere of the semi-staged production of Stravinsky’s opera in Gothenburg in December 2018 will be filmed as well. Here’s the first trailer:

Barbara Hannigan – “Taking Risks” (Trailer) from Accentus Music on Vimeo.

Andris Nelsons as Gewandhaus Kapellmeister: His first concerts available online until summer

Posted on March 21, 2018

A new era in Leipzig has just begun: Andris Nelsons has started his tenure as the 21st Gewandhaus Kapellmeister. Three concerts of the festive weeks celebrating his inauguration and “275 Years Gewandhausorchester” are still available online on Arte Concert until early summer.

The inauguration concert:

Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons perform Schleiermacher, Berg (Baiba Skride, violin) and Mendelssohn. Video available online until May 25th.


The jubilee concert “275 Years Gewandhausorchester”:

Andris Nelsons and Gewandhausorchester perform Widmann and Bruckner. Video available online until June 6th.


“Grosses Concert”:

Andris Nelsons and Gewandhausorchester perform Larcher, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”. Video available online until June 14th.

Accentus Music at IMZ Avant Première in Berlin with special guest Barbara Hannigan

Posted on February 14, 2018

From 17 to 21 February Accentus Music will be present at the IMZ Avant Première Music and Media Market in Berlin.
This year, Accentus Music – together with the Gothenburg Symphony and Barbara Hannigan, who will also be present – will be hosting a special presentation on Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm of the new documentary film project Barbara Hannigan – Taking Risks. The film follows Hannigan as she prepares herself for her first opera production as a conductor of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and recruits the cast of singers through a personal selection process. This opera production is the start of her new project Equilibrium.
Visitors to Avant Première will be able to find Accentus Music in the booth area. The screening of the trailer will be held on Tuesday between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.


Michael Barenboim performs Paganini on ZDF-Morgenmagazin

Posted on January 31, 2018

At the beginning of the week, violinist Michael Barenboim was a guest on “ZDF-Morgenmagazin”. After a short interview conducted by Dunja Hayali, he performed Paganini’s “Caprice No. 9” (click here, to watch his performance). This piece is also part of Michael’s recently released second solo CD with Accentus Music. For more information about his new album, click here.