Lucerne Festival 2012 was dedicated to the relationship of music and hope. In the opening concert, Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne
Festival Orchera presented Mozart's Requiem as well as the Beethoven's Incidental Music to Goethe's tragedy Egmont. With Juliane Banse, Anna Prohaska, Sara Mingardo,
Maximilian Schmitt and René Pape as soloists and Bruno Ganz as narrator, this concert was once again a special musical experience of highest artistic quality.
Mahler 4 - Riccardo Chailly and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and its Music
Director Riccardo Chailly have acquired legendary status with acclaimed concert
tours and glorious reviews testifying to their continued success. Chailly and
his orchestra began in May 2011 with celebrated concert performances of Mahler
2 and 8 at the prestigious International Mahler Festival in Leipzig.
St. Matthew Passion - St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig
ACCENTUS Music proudly presents Johann Sebastian
Bach's St. Matthew Passion - live from St. Thomas Church Leipzig. The
concert will be performed by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St
Thomas Boys Choir and a team of acclaimed soloists conducted by
DIE THOMANER - A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig
In March 2012 the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig celebrates its 800th anniversary - promptly for this unique centenary anniversary the choir appears in a full-length documentary film on the big screen for the first time. Through their personal stories, a sensitive portrayal of the St. Thomas Boys emerges, which raises questions about the fascination of the traditional ensemble.
New York Philharmonic & Alan Gilbert - "A Concert for New York"
ACCENTUS Music and New
York Philharmonic announce the live recording and transmission of a
very special concert: The New York
Philharmonic, led by Music Director
Alan Gilbert, present “A
Concert for New York” in remembrance and renewal
the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle & Ian Bostridge
the motto of Lucerne Summer Festival 2011. Accordingly, the Berliner Philharmoniker
under Sir Simon Rattle explored in their Lucerne series “Moving to Modern Times”
the phenomenon of the night by pairing up in an outstanding concert the late
romantic Anton Bruckner with England’s greatest modern composer, Benjamin
Bruckner 5 - Claudio Abbado & Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado Lucerne Festival Orchestra
“Abbado’s approach to the music of Bruckner is soft
and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of
feeling” – not only the Neue
Zürcher Zeitung is full of
praise when Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra play Bruckner.
Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Christine Schäfer
music lovers, Christine Schäfer’s Mozart interpretations are a revelation. Her
artistry is as powerful as ever, as this program featuring Concert Arias by
Mozart, with Claudio Abbado conducting his hand-picked Lucerne Festival
Mahler 8 - Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
The highlight of the International Mahler Festival in Leipzig in May 2011 was the final performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 - the so called “Symphony of a Thousand”. Riccardo
Chailly commanded almost five hundred musicians in this monumental Mahler symphony, a work which the
composer regarded as his Opus Summum.
Mahler 2 - Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
International Mahler Festival, to mark the centenary of Mahler’s death, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and their Music Director Riccardo
performed his monumental Second Symphony in the Gewandhaus – together
marvellous soloists and choral forces quite beyond compare.
The soloists of The Philharmonics – an ensemble made up of musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic – perform Johann Strauß's waltzes arranged by Arnold Schönberg, Anton Webern und Alban Berg in an original Viennese Coffeehouse.
A World Premiere with Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, joined forces with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin – Romantic Offering, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists.
ACCENTUS Music is proud to present this year's official Nobel Prize Concert from Stockholm, Sweden. This event of world class is produced by ACCENTUS Music for Nobel Media AB. American star violinist Joshua Bell and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performed works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.
Gustavo Dudamel & Wiener Philharmoniker - The Closing Gala Concert from Lucerne Festival 2010
The Closing Gala Concert from Lucerne Festival in Summer 2010 could not have been more colorful. Gustavo Dudamel and the Wiener Philharmoniker framed their concluding concert with the sound of drums: a drum roll and an insistent rhythm, respectively.
Claudio Abbado & Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler 9
Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this audiovisual recording of the most complex and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, searching Ninth.
2010 marks the 300th anniversary of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 – 1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the occassion of this event the Bachchor Mainz celebrates the rediscovery of his cantatas in the impressive Augustinerkirche in Mainz.
"Sechs ausverkaufte Abende lang zehrt Barenboim von seinem Ruf als konditionsstärkster Interpret dieses Erdballs – und dem Klang seiner Staatskapelle. Als traumhaftes Wagner-Orchester mit grandiosem Einsatz hat sie einen Platz im Bruckner-Olymp verdient." Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
Claudio Abbado, Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra & Anna Prohaska
In 2010, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela was orchestra in residence at the Lucerne Festival at Easter. Under the baton of their strong supporter Claudio Abbado, the orchestra once again reached out to the audience on the opening concert, spreading its lively enthusiasm on a highest musical level for which it is famous and loved for.
Fryderyk Chopin - The Piano Concertos: E. Kissin & N. Demidenko
The unique recording of Chopin’s Piano Concertos featuring Evgeny Kissin and Nikolai Demidenko marks Frédéric Chopin’s 200th anniversary. The Russian star pianists are accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Antoni Wit.