N EWS LE T T E R FEBRUARY 2 011 IMZ INTERNAL NEWS • IMZ AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENINGS AND CONFERENCE AT MIDEM 2011 REVIEW
• NEW RELEASES ON SFS MEDIA
•AVANT PREMIÈRE CATALOGUE ONLINE
• C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT NETREBKO, SCHROTT, KAUFMANN AND FURTHER BAD BOYS
• WELCOME NEW IMZ DIRECTORATE
• ELECTRIC SKY OPERA AND BALLET DEALS
• HAPPY BIRTHDAY IMZ!
• THE MET NIXON IN CHINA
• STAFF NEWS
• WHAT’S ON… ZDF • ALLEGRO NOMINATED FOR DVD OF THE YEAR AWARD
IMZ MEMBER NEWS
RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS
• 48TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE • CLASART CLASSIC NEW MEDIA COOPERATION
• CIE QUETEM NEW WEBSITE
• EUROARTS BEST OF VERBIER FESTIVAL 2010
• WINTER INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SOCHI
• ACCENTUS MUSIC THE ROMANTIC OFFERING
N EWSLE T TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS IMZ AVANT PREMIÈRE SCREENINGS AND CONFERENCE AT MIDEM 2011 Another edition of IMZ at MIDEM was a big success!
Managing Director, Hazard Chase Limited (UK), Jens Neubert, Author and Director/CEO, Syquali Multimedia (Switzerland), Costa Pilavachi, SVP, Classical
At the IMZ Opening Cocktail, held on Sunday, 24 January 2011 at 2.30pm at
artists & Repertoire, Universal Music Group International (UK) and Alexander
the IMZ stand, the newly elected IMZ president Chris Hunt was handed over a
Schönburg (Managing Director, Agency 4E7 – Marketing / Social Media) discussing
bunch of 50 roses for IMZ´s 50th anniversary by Cornelia Much from ReedMIDEM
the current models to gain revenues as well as new strategies of monetising
and wished the IMZ and its members a successful MIDEM and business year 2011!
classical music via web 2.0 such as facebook and platforms such as youtube and how to better or best reach important target groups such as young people.
At the IMZ Avant Première Screenings at MIDEM 2011, over a period
The conference was well visited and led to a lively discussion with the audience.
of four days, no less than 54 companies presented their showreels in the
More information about the conference can soon be found at
Auditorium A, including 380 productions of classical music, world music and jazz as
well as classical ballet and contemporary dance to a very interested audience.
Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to a lovely and lively atmosphere at the IMZ stand and IMZ events at MIDEM!
The IMZ/MIDEM conference "Unveiling new opportunities to monetise classical music", held on Tuesday, 25 January 2011, 2.30 - 3.45pm, brought together Kevin Arnold, Founder and CEO, IODA (USA), James Brown,
We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!
N EWSLE T TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS AVANT PREMIÈRE CATALOGUE ONLINE The new Avant Première Catalogue with the latest productions of the IMZ members is online! Have a look at here and explore the many worlds of music in the media 2011!
WELCOME THE NEW IMZ DIRECTORATE
The IMZ board has voted… Welcome back Chris Hunt (Classical TV Ltd, United Kingdom) as President of the IMZ! New in the ranks of the Vice Presidents: Arild Erikstad (NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Company, Norway) – alongside Hazel Wright (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, United Kingdom) and Henk van der Meulen (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Netherlands), both confirmed in their former function. Also renewing his mandate as Treasurer is Bernd Hellthaler (EuroArts Medien GmbH, Germany). Congratulations! Hazel Wright
Henk van der Meulen
N EWSLE T TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS HAPPY BIRTHDAY IMZ!
… under the aegis of UNESCO and initiated by Wilfried Scheib, Head of Music at ORF those days, the IMZ, with base in Vienna, started off from a handful of
LOOKING BACK ON HALF A CENTURY… … of communicating the worlds of dance and the musics of the world, of opening minds, broadening platforms, new horizons, solid playgrounds, of on-screen nexus and backstage plexus… For 50 YEARS now, the IMZ has made a real contribution to the businesses of its members: For an opera house it provides an instant media policy along with every element needed to carry it out. For a broadcaster, it‘s every stage of the supply chain. For producers and distributors, it‘s their entire global market. For everyone, it‘s a valuable network, a forum for discussion, a showcase for productions, a lobbying group, a database, and an information exchange. How did it all begin? Founded in 1961…
European members, who were mainly involved in business fields around classical music. Since then the IMZ has been dedicating itself to the worldwide development and promotion through audio-visual media of all forms of classical, jazz, world and contemporary music, as well as classical and contemporary dance. Today… … it‘s the one-stop shop for anyone in any position in the value chain from music and dance creation to the buying public, with a membership including the broadest range of music and media related organisations: public broadcasters; independent producers; pay-tv companies; distributors; opera houses or festival organisations; educational institutions; music publishing houses; record and DVD labels; cinema and new media specialists… Just think of your personal IMZ history and let us celebrate THE IMZ’s 50th ANNIVERSARY IN 2011!
N EWSLE T TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS STAFF NEWS
For submission of programmes and payment: 15 May 2011
FAREWELL TO KONSTANTIN PETROWSKY
For personal registration forms: 15 September 2011
We would like to thank him for supporting the IMZ team in the preparation
of the 12th edition of dancescreen in Amsterdam and the IMZ events at
1) Documentary programmes dedicated to music and dance
Midem. It was a pleasure working with him, and we wish him all the best for
2)Performing Arts (Recordings of opera, operetta, musicals, dance, ballet,
his new job at Vienna’s “Theater der Jugend”!
concerts, etc.) Only programmes produced after 15 April 2010 will be accepted for competition.
IMZ MEMBER NEWS 48TH ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE SAVE THE DATE!
Maximum number of programmes per entrant: 5 Maximum total length of all programmes entered by a single entrant: unlimited Minimum length of each programme: 5 minutes Each participant can submit a maximum of four programmes dedicated to music
The 48th International Television Festival will be held on 15 – 19 October
and dance regardless of the date of their production to the Video Library.
2011 at the Zofin Palace in Prague.
(Programmes submitted to the competition will be included automatically.)
Find all deadlines, further rules, regulations and the entry forms at the ITF GP
For entry forms: 15 April 2011
N EWSLE T TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Please note: In January 2011, Johana Mücková took over as Secretary General of the ITF Golden Prague. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +420 261 137 179 fax: +420 261 137 124 mobile: +420 605 751 290 Cecila Bartoli as Semele by G.F. Handel (Opera House Zurich)
CLASART CLASSIC NEW MEDIA COOPERATION WITH THE SALZBURG WHITSUN FESTIVAL
Cecilia Bartoli sings Cleopatra, Andreas Scholl Cesare. Giovanni Antonini leads
Beginning in 2012, the “Queen of Coloratura,” Cecilia Bartoli, will take over the
stage production is the proven directorial duo of Moshe Leiser and Patrice
artistic direction of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival for an initial period of three
years. In the first year of Bartoli’s tenure, George Frederic Handel’s Baroque opera Giulio Cesare will be on the programme.
the period instrument ensemble Il Giardino Armonico. Responsible for the
Clasart Classic will record this musical event in HD and 5.0 Surround Sound. The productions of the following years will be announced at a later time. It can be asserted now, however, that there will be no further Baroque operas.
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS EUROARTS NEW IN THE CATALOGUE: BEST OF VERBIER FESTIVAL 2010 EuroArts is proud to offer the Idéale Audience series of twelve TV
Not to forget The Verbier Festival Orchestra guaranteeing
programmes presenting the very best of the concerts of the 17th edition of
masterful performances conducted by Daniel Harding (Stravinsky: Rite
the Verbier Festival featuring the most prestigious artists in classical music.
of Spring, Brahms: Symphony No. 2), Charles Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano
As usual, the musical encounters gather established musicians such as
concerto No. 2 with Yuja Wang) or Paul McCreesh (Beethoven: Symphony
Martha Argerich and David Guerrier performing the Shostakovich
concerto for violin and trumpet or Menahem Pressler playing Mozart’s G major concerto under the baton of Daniel Harding. Piano recitals feature Yuja Wang, Nicholas Angelich and Adam Laloum (new First Prize of the Clara Haskil competition), while chamber music scores are played by no less than the Ebene Quartet, Daniel Hope, Vilde Frang, Gautier Capuçon, Leonidas Kavakos.
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS NEW RELEASES ON DVD/BLU-RAY: Steve Reich: Phase to Face A film by Eric Darmon and Franck Mallet Including as Bonus: Talks in Tokyo with Steve Reich and A Brief History of Music with Steve Reich Classic Archive: Jan Peerce A film by Peter Rosen, hosted by Isaac Stern A Different Way: Tango with Rodolfo Mederos Recorded in Buenos Aires 2007 + Bonus Domingueando A film by Gabriel Szollosy Mahler Symphony No. 5: Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra www.euroarts.com
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS ACCENTUS MUSIC MARTHA ARGERICH AND MISCHA MAISKY PRESENTING THE ROMANTIC OFFERING A WORLD PREMIERE AT THE KKL LUCERNE Featuring Martha Argerich and Mischa Maisky, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Neeme Järvi will present the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s new Concerto for cello, piano and orchestra
the musical material in the score. I have created the work for the wonderful soloists Martha Argerich and Mischa Maisky to whom the composition is also dedicated. I have attempted to depict and highlight the most distinctive individual qualities of the two musicians.” (Rodion Shchedrin)
on 9 February 2011 at the KKL Lucerne. The LSO, Switzerland’s oldest
symphony orchestra, has won an international standing that extends far
Antonín Dvořák: Scherzo capriccioso in D flat major, op. 66
beyond its home base. Rodion Shchedrin is one of the most famous and popular Russian composers of our time. He has received numerous international prizes and awards and has been commissioned by many prominent figures and orchestras of the 20th century such as Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic. “My Double Concerto is subtitled Romantic offering, which in my opinion provides a comprehensive definition of the overall concept and intellectual content of
Rodion Shchedrin: Concerto for piano, violoncello und orchestra “Romantic Offering” César Franck: Sonata for violoncello and piano in A major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, op. 70 An HD production of ACCENTUS Music in coproduction with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and SRF For further information, please contact Ulrike Gratz, Dvd Distribution, at email@example.com
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
All SFS Media recordings are available from the Symphony Store in Davies
TWO NEW RECORDINGS ON SFS MEDIA
Symphony Hall and online at sfsymphony.org/store as well as other major retailers. The recordings can also be purchased as MP3s from iTunes, Emusic, Rhapsody, and other digital outlets. Distribution: Harmonia Mundi in the U.S., SRI
Following the conclusion of their seven Grammy-Award-winning Mahler
Canada, IODA digitally and Avie internationally.
recording cycle, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco
Available for pre-release by download exclusively from Apple’s iTunes Music
Symphony will release two new hybrid SACD recordings on 8 February 2011:
Store beginning 1 February.
Charles Ives’ A Concord Symphony, orchestrated by Henry Brant, and
Copland’s Organ Symphony (Catalogue Number: SFS0038), with soloist Paul Jacobs, a 2011 Grammy Award nominee. A recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is paired with Piano Concerto No. 4 (Catalogue Number: SFS0037), with soloist Emanuel Ax. All material was captured live in concerts held at Davies Symphony Hall. “These are pieces which are about the experience of sound itself as well as a stirring musical message. […] The San Francisco Symphony has met this challenge. It is a fearless and ferocious performance.”
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT WHAT’S NEW IN THE MARKET Three Superstars at the Waldbühne Berlin
Classical Summit 2011 © DEAG
Following the overwhelming success of the spectacular open-air summer
Henry VIII: Ildebrando D‘Arcangelo. Live signal available on 2 April
concerts in Berlin (2006) and Vienna (2008), Anna Netrebko will be back at
2011! Length approx. 150’, Format: HD (5.1 Surround Sound). Director: Brian
Berlin’s Waldbühne. Joining her: Erwin Schrott and Jonas Kaufmann. On
Large. Production: Unitel.
the programme: famous duets and arias by Bernstein, Puccini, Mozart and
Bryn Terfel – Bad Boys
Gounod. 16 August 2011 – live signal available! Length approx. 90’, Format: HD (5.1 Surround Sound). Production: ZDF in co-production with Unitel. Anna Bolena
Look at this line-up of musical villains, some of the most unscrupulous, cynical, devious, roguish figures of the opera stage! Bryn Terfel calls them the “demonic misfits and malcontents of this wonderful music”. On the programme: “Udite, udite, o rustici” (Donizetti, L'Elisir d'amore); “So lo Spirito che
Live from the Vienna State Opera: Anna Bolena, one of Donizetti’s three famous
nega” (Boito, Mefistofele); “Le veau d'or” (Gounod, Faust); “Credo” (Verdi, Otello);
Tudor operas, featuring Anna Netrebko as Henry VIII’s second wife Anne
“It ain't necessarily so” (Bernstein, Porgy and Bess). Length: 69’, Format: HD.
Boleyn, and Elīna Garanča in the role of her antagonist Jane Seymour. As
Production: AVANTI in association with Universal Music Classical Management & Productions and UNITEL.
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS
Cinderella classic created to celebrate Birmingham Royal Ballet's 20th anniversary year, Cinderella (1 x 105') by Glass Slipper Productions for BBC and Simon © Unitel TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment (info@cmajor-
Boccanegra (1 x 147') A BBC / Royal Opera House Production.
Infra, Chroma and Limen (3 x 30'). This world premiere collection from the Royal
Electric Sky can also announce one recent deals: In Australia, SBS has picked up Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor was a specially commissioned
trilogy and highly praised by critics and public alike. In Japan, public broadcaster NHK has picked up La Bayadère (1 x 115') by Royal
OPERA AND BALLET DEALS
Opera House. This HD film is Natalia Makarova’s production based on Marius
UK distributor Electric Sky had a successful MIDEM last month where Ros Ali
Petipa’s 19th century original. Romantic India provides the setting for one of The
presented three new titles as part of the IMZ Avant Première
Royal Ballet’s favourite full-length works: a tale of love, murder and vengeful
Screenings. The titles included Cherevichki (Tsarina’s Slippers) (1 x 60’) co-
judgement by the gods.
produced by Royal Opera House & BBC, a brand new version of the fairytale
Find out more on www.electricsky.com!
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS THE MET
WHAT’S ON… ZDF IN FEBRUARY
JOHN ADAMS’ NIXON IN CHINA:
NEOMUSIC POP AND OPERA’S LADY DIANA
DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS MADE HIS MET DEBUT The Metropolitan Opera presented its first-ever performances of John Adams’ Nixon in China beginning 2 February, with the composer conducting his own score. The Met’s new production, staged by Peter Sellars, stars James Maddalena as Richard Nixon, a role he created at the opera’s world premiere in 1987 and has performed at leading opera houses around the world. Featuring Janis Kelly as
In the framework of the saturdaily neoMusic, ZDFneo presents the top of the pops both in portraits – Robbie Williams, Queen, Tina Turner – and concert – George Michael, Oasis, Michael Bublé, and Stevie Wonder, while ZDF-on-ARTE focuses on nine months with German soprano star Diana Damrau: MUSICA: Diana Damrau. Neun Monate mit dem deutschen
Pat Nixon, Kathleen Kim as Chiang Ch’ing, Robert Brubaker as Mao Tse-tung,
Opernstar (Broadcast: 7 February 2011, 9.30pm, ARTE)
Russell Braun as Chou En-lai, and Richard Paul Fink as Henry Kissinger. A great
For the magical period of nine months, filmmaker Beatrix Conrad was following
opportunity to re-visit the work of the legendary world premiere production’s design team, including set designer Adrianne Lobel, costume designer Dunya
Diana Damrau through her high-pressure life as an artist on stage and
Ramicova, lighting designer James F. Ingalls, and choreographer Mark Morris…
backstage, at opera houses in New York, Paris and Munich, at recitals and in the recording studio, but also visiting her parents in her hometown Günzburg,
The 12 February matinee will be transmitted to more than 1,500 movie theaters
unwinding in her new home in Geneva, in the harmony of family life… As for a
in more than 40 countries globally as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
documentary’s happy ending: Well, sometimes the sound of music has a baby’s
For more information please see the Met’s website at www.metoperafamily.org
N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS ALLEGRO FILMS NOMINATED FOR DVD OF THE YEAR
THE 4TH WINTER INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN SOCHI On 4 – 13 February 2011, the Russian Concert Agency is presenting the Fourth Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi. Artistic director is Yuri Bashmet. The luxurious programme ranges from classical music, ballet, straight theatre
Having won the DVD of the Year Award three times in four years, in 2005, 2006,
through jazz and pop music to jeweller's art and fashion gathering together the
and 2008, Allegro Films gained two nominations this year: Alice Sommer Herz:
crème de la crème of the international culture scene. On the 2011 guest list:
Everything is a Present and Tchaikovsky. Two phenomenal chances of
conductor Valery Gergiev, violinist Renaud Capuçon, Spanish producer Carlos
Saura, the Moscow theatre Petr Fomenko Studio, the puppet theatre of Milan, Carlo Colla e Figli, pianist Denis Matsuev, the Jacques Loussier Trio, prima
Find out more on the films on www.allegrofilms.com Contact: Christopher Nupen, firstname.lastname@example.org
ballerinas Diana Vishneva and Tamara Rojo, just to name a few… In addition to the concerts at the Sochi Winter Theatre, there is a series of special
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