Christmas Oratorio with the Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on Arte Concert

On December 15/16, 2018, we recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at St. Thomas Church Leipzig. The complete concert with all six cantatas is now available on Arte Concert – just in time for the Christmas holidays – and accessible on our website!

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz

Dorothee Mields, soprano
Elvira Bill, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (evangelist)
Markus Schäfer, tenor (arias)
Klaus Häger (bass)

Accentus Music wishes you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra perform Ravel – Livestream on Arte Concert

Posted on August 7, 2018

Accentus Music will be recording the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing an all-Ravel program under the baton of its musical director Riccardo Chailly. Moreover, the concert on Friday, August 24th, 7:30 p.m., in KKL Lucerne will be streamed live on Arte Concert. The orchestra will be playing Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, La Valse, suites 1 and 2 from Daphnis et Chloé as well as the Boléro. 2018 marks the third year of Riccardo Chailly as the musical director of the Lucerne Festival and also the 30th anniversary of his debut at the Lucerne Festival.

The recording will be available online on Arte Concert until November 23rd, 2018.

Klassik Airleben 2018 – Andris Nelsons conducts Gershwin and soundtracks by John Williams

Friday, June 29th, and
Saturday, June 30th, 8 p.m., Rosental Leipzig

Accentus Music will provide the live video signal for “Klassik airleben” at Leipzig’s Rosental meadow. The two open air concerts will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester before the summer break. Accentus provides the live signal for the video screens that are installed around the meadow so that all of the expected 30.000 concert goers can see the artists at work.

Andris Nelsons will be conducting excerpts of soundtracks by John Williams (Harry PotterIndiana JonesStar Wars, E.T.) and George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto with Jean-Ives Thibaudet as the soloist. Both concerts will be free to the public. Click on this link for more information.

Klassik airleben 2014, photo credit: Gert Mothes

“Opera for all” in Zurich with Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns”

Saturday, June 16th, 8 p.m., Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich

Accentus Music is delivering the live video signal of Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” on Saturday, June 16th, at 8 p.m., as part of the “Opera for all” event by the Zurich Opera House. The performance of the operetta, which features Piotr Beczala in the leading role, will take place in the Zurich Opera House and will be streamed simultaneously open-air at the Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich. For more information about “Opera for all” follow this link. For more information about the production “Das Land des Lächelns”, which will soon be released on DVD, click here.

Screening in Warsaw: “Land des Lächelns” and “Music in the Time of the Great War”

Posted on May 16, 2018

The Music Gardens Festival in Warsaw, Poland, will be screening two Accentus Music productions. On Wednesday, July 18th, at 7 p.m., “Music in the Time of the Great War“, a documentary directed by Andreas Morell will be presented. The screening of Franz Lehár’s “Land des Lächelns” from the Zurich Opera House with Piotr Beczala (photo) will take place on Wednesday, July 25th, 7 p.m.

Two Accentus productions are still available online: Simon Rattle conducts Haydn, Herbert Blomstedt conducts Beethoven

Posted on May 2, 2018

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker performed Haydn’s Schöpfung together with Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), and Florian Boesch (bass) at the Lucerne Festival 2017. Follow this link to watch the concert on the 3Sat media library. For more information about the production, click here.

Herbert Blomstedt and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto together with Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), and Martin Helmchen (piano). Follow this link to watch the concert on the MDR media library. For more information about the production, click here.

Livestream of the “Grosses Concert” with Andris Nelsons and Gewandhausorchester

Posted on March 14, 2018

A new era in Leipzig has just begun: Andris Nelsons started his tenure as the 21st Gewandhaus conductor. The festive weeks of his inauguration and the celebration of “275 Years Gewandhausorchester” are slowly coming to an end. The last of three livestream following Nelsons start in Leipzig will be available on Friday, March 16th, at 8 p.m. on Arte Concert. A new work by Thomas Larcher, Mozart’s Symphony in G minor, KV 550, and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 will be performed by the Gewandhausorchester and its new music director Andris Nelsons as part of the “Grosses Concert”.


Screening in Beirut: Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium

Posted on March 7, 2018

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Beirut Art Film Festival will be screening the documentary “Maestras – The Long Journey of Women to the Podium”, directed by Günter Atteln and Maria Stodtmeier. The screening will take place on Thursday, March 8th, at 8 p.m. at the Alice Mogabgab Gallery. For more information about the documentary, click here.

Screening in New York: The Lost Paradise – Arvo Pärt, Robert Wilson

Posted on February 28, 2018

The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance will be screening the documentary “The Lost Paradise – Arvo Pärt, Robert Wilson”, directed by Günter Atteln, on Saturday, March 3rd, 12 a.m., at the Segal Theatre, 365 5th Ave, New York. For more information about the festival, click here, for more information about the documentary, click here.

still available online: Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House

Posted on January 10, 2018

Franz Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns” at Zurich Opera House was broadcast on Arte at the beginning of January. Until February 6th, the operetta can be viewed on Arte Concert, click here, or just play the video below. Director Andreas Homoki lets the plot take place in a Paris Variététheater from the 1920s. To emphasize the operatic elements, he purged the piece, cutting several secondary roles and shortening dialogues. For more information, click here.