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IMZ INTERNAL NEWS • IMZ WORLD MUSIC FILMS SCREENINGS AT WOMEX 2010

IMZ MEMBER NEWS • ECHO KLASSIK AWARD • SYQUALI MULTIMEDIA AG: HUNTER’S BRIDE: A FILM OPERA • SERVUS TV TRACES TO NOWHERE – THE CONDUCTOR CARLOS KLEIBER • C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT MAHLER, CHOPIN, CARLOS KLEIBER AND BONDY’S TOSCA • EUROARTS FESTIVAL SEASON 2010 • ACCENTUS MUSIC CLAUDIO ABBADO’S MAHLER 9 • POORHOUSE INTERNATIONAL SIDDHARTA AND THE WALKYRIE • THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY UPDATED PROGRAMMES 2010-11


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LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION PARTNERS • FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON ET ASSOCIÉS: SEEKING PARTNERS FOR THE RAKE’S PROGRESS

RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS • FESTIVAL TANZTHEATER INTERNATIONAL 2010 • BEETHOVENFEST BONN 2010 • GLASS SLIPPER PRODUCTIONS LOOKING FOR PARTNERS • XENOKI LOOKING FOR PARTNERS • KONSERVATORIUM WIEN UNIVERSITY


N EWSL ET TER IMZ INTERNAL NEWS IMZ World Music Films Screenings at WOMEX 2010 A total of 55 World Music documentaries, clips, and concert recordings were entered to be selected for the ninth IMZ- conference and showcase festival as well as organised World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX, taking place 27 October – 31 October in Copenhagen, a film market organised by IMZ. The night showcases will all take place under one roof Denmark. a t t h e D R Ko n c e r t h u s e t ( D a n i s h The screening programme will be announced by mid August. Just as you are used to, all IMZ members will benefit from Broadcasting Concerthall). special rates! Register at the rate of “Company additional (from 4th person onwards)” and pay only € 215 instead of € Register now at http://www.womex.com 275. Deadline for this rate is 3 September! The registration for programme buyers is free. Please contact Ruth Pfletschinger beforehand! World, roots, folk, ethnic, radical, traditional, local, diaspora, club – whatever it is, wherever it comes from, you'll find it at WOMEX, the world music expo, along with the professionals who make it. Taking place in locations all across Europe since 1994, WOMEX has grown from 200 to over over 2700 delegates and 1420 companies from 92 countries making it the most anticipated, productive and successful professional event of the world music year. WOMEX hosts a trade fair, a full


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS ECHO KLASSIK AWARD

ECHO KLASSIK AWARD FOR DAS RHEINGOLD

IMZ Honorary Member Jonas Kaufmann

Berlin music label C Major Entertainment`s DVD and Blu-ray

Awarded Echo Klassik Singer Of The Year

production “Das Rheingold” from The Ring Cycle has been

Read more on www.echoklassik.de/

awarded with the Echo Klassik prize for best DVD production of

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the year. Performed by the Catalonian theatre group La Fura dels Baus under the direction of Carlus Padissa from the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia” in Valencia, the spectacular stage production of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana`s musical performance, led by Zubin Mehta, was recorded by the Munich production company UNITEL in collaboration with ZDF/3Sat, ZDF Theatre Channel and CLASSICA. It is sold worldwide by C Major Entertainment via its classical music distribution partner Naxos. The Valencian production of The Ring Cycle has already won the German Record Critics Award and the Diapason d`Or Diamant in France. For further information, please contact info@cmajorentertainment.com. © Scholz

© Tato Baezo


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS SYQUALI MULTIMEDIA AG The Swiss-based company Syquali Multimedia AG, working in collaboration with Filmnächte am Elbufer in Dresden, is proud to announce the film premiere of Hunter’s Bride/Der Freischütz, which is scheduled to take place on 4 September 2010. The 35mm cinematic production (Script/Director: Jens Neubert, D.o.P.: Harald Gunnar Paalgard) was filmed between August and September 2009 in Germany. One year after its completion on 4 September the film will have its worldpremiere where it was made: in Dresden… Romantic Fairytale Opera Retold On The Big Screen The film opera, based on the romantic fairytale opera Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber, tells the dramatic story of the hunter’s bride Agathe against the historical panorama of the 1813 Napoleonic Wars. Hunters Max and Kaspar are driven by their longing and hope for a better life drive into a relentless duel for Agathe’s affections. The men turn their backs on god and look to the devil for help in a world where there is no future…

In and around Dresden, with the generous support of the Free State of Saxony and the City of Dresden the Swiss Syquali Multimedia AG producers Peter Stüber and Jens Neubert have brought together a top-class ensemble featuring Juliane Banse, Regula Mühlemann, Michael König, Michael Volle, Franz Grundheber, René Pape, Olaf Bär and Benno Schollum. 11 choirs and 600 actors from the region were involved in the making of the production. Sound recordings for the film were completed in July 2009 at Abbey Road Studios in London, with Daniel Harding conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Echo Award winner Torsten Rasch (Audio


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Producer) and Joel Iwataki (Sound Engineer) completed the Dolby surround mixing for the film opera at Teldex Studios in Berlin and K 13-Film MMZ in

SERVUSTV TRACES TO NOWHERE - THE CONDUCTOR CARLOS KLEIBER

Halle, producing a totally new audio concept: 3D for the ears… Syquali Multimedia holds the global rights for cinema, TV and DVD.

A film on Carlos Kleiber? Impossible! – That is how many TV makers reacted when confronted with the idea. In fact, all previous attemps to trace the path of the most

Find out more on the project and the product on www.huntersbride.com www.syquali.ch

reclusive figure in the 20th century’s music life already failed in the planning phase. You wonder why? For licencing reasons, approximately 90% of the existing film material featuring Kleiber cannot be used in form of excerpts. Disastrous in terms of documentary... Furthermore, friends and companions of the idiosyncratic conductor consistently refuse to provide information. Given the completion of this first portrait in film of Carlos Kleiber – on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his birthday on 3 July 2010: this is not necessarily the case. As a great deal of what has been spread about the maestro over the past decades… Eric Schulz’ film Spuren ins Nichts – Der Dirigent Carlos Kleiber contains not only impressive shots of Kleiber himself but also most illuminative statements of the said friends and campanions. Featuring Plácido Domingo, Otto Schenk, Michael Gielen;


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C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

the physician of Kleiber’s last years, Otto Staindl, as well

In commemoration of the 150th birthday of Gustav Mahler in 2010: C Major Entertainment presents…

as Veronika Kleiber, Carlos’ sister.

Mahler’s Complete Symphonies performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

HD / 71’30’ & 54’18’

Now available: Symphony No. 1 – Conductor: Daniel Harding; Length 63’ / Symphony No. 2 – Conductor:

Production and worldwide sales: ServusTV

Mariss Jansons; Soloists: Ricarda Merbeth, Bernarda Fink; Length 94’ / Symphony No. 3 – Conductor: Mariss

Starting 11 August, the brand-new production will be presented daily at DAS KINO in Salzburg, until the

Jansons; Chorus: Netherlands Radio Choir, Breda Boys Choir, Rijnmond Boys Choir; Soloist: Bernarda Fink. Format: HD / Production: AVRO / TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment

closure of the Salzburg Festival. If you have further questions, please contact frank.gerdes@servustv.at

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons © KCO


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies No 4 and 5 with the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev. Live from the 26th BBC Prom at Royal Albert Hall, London. Soloist is Camilla Tilling. Length approx. 130’ / Format: HD / Production: UNITEL in coproduction with BBC / TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment. Also new in the catalogue:

World Orchestra for peace

One of the highlights of the celebrations marking Frédéric Chopin’s 200th Birthday in 2010: conductor/ pianist Daniel Barenboim plays Frédéric Chopin’s famous two concertos for piano accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Andris Nelsons, at Essen Philharmonic Hall. (Cat. No. A055127890000 / Length approx. 60’ / Format HD / Production: UNITEL / TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment) Georg Wübbolt’s film Carlos Kleiber – A Deeply Private Man (Available in November 2010. Length: approx. 60’ / Format: HD / Production: BFMI / TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment.) Luc Bondy’s staging of Puccini’s Tosca at the Bavarian State Opera, conducted by Fabio Luisi, with Karita Mattila, Jonas Kaufmann and Juha Uusitalo. (Cat. No.: A05018154 / Director: Michael Beyer / Length approx. 120’ / Format: HD / Production: UNITEL in coproduction with BR and arte / TV distribution worldwide: C Major Entertainment) For further information please contact C Major Entertainment at info@cmajor-entertainment.com or telephone: +49 (0)30 30306464.

Tosca


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBER NEWS EUROARTS FESTIVAL SEASON 2010 Glyndebourne: Don Giovanni For its first new production of the opera in 10 years, Glyndebourne welcomes back the winning team of director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown. This very blackest of black comedies is conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Gerald Finley in the title role is joined by Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, Kate Royal as Donna Elvira, and the young Russian soprano Anna Samuil as Donna Anna. Produced by: Glyndebourne Festival, Idéale Audience, BBC and Mezzo, with the participation of France Télévisions and Museec. Programme number: 7936

Verbier Festival 2010 Switzerland celebrates its Festival Season with the legendary Verbier Festival 2010. Idéale Audience presents the very best of a unique variety of concerts with artists such as Deborah Voigt, Yuja Wang, Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Valery Gergiev, and Daniel Harding. EuroArts has distributed the series of TV programmes since 2007.

Don Giovanni/Glyndebourne © Bill Cooper


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New on DVD and Blu-ray EuroArts is proud to present the two opera highlights Don Giovanni and Cosí fan tutte from the Salzburg Festival. The live recordings by ORF and UNITEL of director Claus Guth’s exceptional productions are now available on DVD/Blu-ray.With the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the singers Erwin Schrott, Annette Dasch, Miah Persson, Patricia Petibon, Bo Skovhus a.o.

For further information and distribution details, please contact Ulrike Siebert, Head of Marketing & Communications, u.siebert@euroarts.com www.euroarts.com

Cover Cosí fan tutte” (2009)


N EWSL ET TER IMZ MEMBERS NEWS ACCENTUS MUSIC Mahler 9 – Claudio Abbado conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra HDTV / approx. 85’ / Directed by Michael Beyer / A production of ACCENTUS MUSIC in coproduction with ZDF/arte and SF

“It is music coming from another world, it is coming from eternity.” (Herbert von Karajan)

The Mahler cycle of Claudio Abbado has become a legendary part of the Lucerne Festival. Now they’re nearing the conclusion of their project with the Ninth Symphony. ACCENTUS MUSIC produces the concert on 20 and 21 August 2010 in the KKL Lucerne. Mahler’s Ninth Symphony – the last one he completed – is performed by the splendid LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA.

For more information on this and future ACCENTUS MUSIC programmes, please contact Angelika Appt: a.appt@accentus.com.

Claudio Abbado


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THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY UPDATED PROGRAMMES FOR 2010-11 SEASON The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas

Poorhouse International is taking on distribution of Angelin Preljocaj´s new full

announced several new concerts for its 2010-11 season, including a rare Bay Area

length ballet Siddharta which had its successful première this spring at Palais

holiday concert by Liza Minnelli and her sextet on 5 December.

Garnier starring Nicolas Le Riche, Aurélie Dupont, Stéphane Bullion, Wilfried Romoli and others. It was directed for televison by Denis Caïozzi.

The San Francisco Symphony’s 99th season opens Tuesday, 7 September at 8pm with the Opening Gala featuring Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Orchestra with special

After having taken over distribution of Katharina Wagner´s acclaimed

guest Jessye Norman performing Duke Ellington songs. Norman is joined by the SFS Chorus in Copland’s In the Beginning. Tilson Thomas also leads the Orchestra in Ravel’s

Meistersinger production, the first live event from the Festspielhaus Bayreuth, Poorhouse will also handle The Walkyrie, which will be seen live on NHK on 21

Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2, and Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture. The popular Davies After Hours post-concert party and performance series returns for

August.

its third season, with three dates. The informal Off The Podium audience/artist questionand-answer programme in 2010-11 features Michael Tilson Thomas, singer Rufus

For more information, please contact Heike Connolly, General Manager, Poorhouse International Ltd at heike.connolly@poorhouseintl.co.uk

Wainwright, pianist Hélène Grimaud, SF Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik, and soprano Dawn Upshaw, among others. Further information on all additions and revisions to the San Francisco Symphony’s 2010-11 season as well as the complete and revised San Francisco Symphony 2010-11 season calendar is available on www.sfsymphony.org.


N EWSL ET TER LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION PARTNERS FRANÇOIS ROUSSILLON ET ASSOCIÉS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES… The legendary production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at Glyndebourne Festival (160 min / HD TV / recorded in August 2010): filmed for the first time in HD video.

Originally directed in 1975 by John Cox and designed by David Hockney, the esteemed pair return to oversee this revival. When Hockney began drafting his first designs for The Rake’s progress, it gave him the opportunity to combine his love of music with an exploration of the tradition of English art, to create a dialogue between the traditional and the modern and so find new room for his ideas in the three-dimensional space of stages.

Now conducted by the Festival’s Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, with Finnish tenor Topi Lehtipuu and Swedish soprano Miah Persson reunited as poor mad Tom and his true love Anne, and with Matthew Rose as the Mephistophelian tempter, Nick Shadow: a superb project, not to be missed!

Contact David Reboul at fraprod@fraprod.com


N EWSL ET TER RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS Festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2010 in Hanover/

Into the Open. Utopia and Freedom in Music

Germany

Beethovenfest Bonn 2010

TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Hanover's long-established festival for

10 September – 9 October 2010

international contemporary dance theatre, will take place from 1 – 11 September at various venues. The year 2010 is a very special year for the festival celebrating its 25th anniversary edition. This will mark a quarter of a century of commitment to promoting contemporary dance in the Hanover area, in which many top names and newcomers on the world wide dance scene have presented their work in the capital of Lower Saxony.

Every autumn, between the end of August and the beginning of October, Beethoven’s native city of Bonn celebrates the Beethovenfest, welcoming top international orchestras, well-known soloists, major ensembles and promising young performers. The festival develops exclusive concert ideas with artists who regularly and often in different combinations perform at the festival. Amongst the list of these musicians are Hélène Grimaud, as this year’s “artist in residence”, Paavo Järvi, Kent

In 2010 the festival will again provide insight into the diversity of the genre with

Nagano, Martin Grubinger, Sol Gabetta, Lisa Batiashvili, Sir Neville Marriner, András Schiff, Daniel Hope, Helmuth Rilling and Enoch zu Guttenberg. Once again gracing

outstanding dance productions from both home and abroad. The following

t h e B e e t h ove n fe s t B o n n w i t h t h e i r p re s e n c e a re t h e D e u t s c h e

companies will present cutting-edge dance productions at TANZtheater

Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as the “orchestra in residence”, the Orchestre

INTERNATIONAL 2010: Kenneth Kvarnström & Co./Helsinki Dance Company

National de France, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Sächsische Staatskapelle

(SE/FI), Jan Lauwers & Needcompany (BE), Jo Fabian Department (DE), Unusual

Dresden and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Symptoms/Samir Akika (DE), Pierre Rigal/Compagnie dernière minute (FR), Peeping

The venues of the Beethovenfest Bonn are highly varied, each being specially

Tom (BE) and les ballets C de la B/Alain Platel (BE).

chosen as the ideal forum for the programme in question: visitors have the

More information on the programme and ticket sales on:

opportunity to experience concerts not only in concert-halls such as the

www.tanztheater-international.de

Beethovenhalle Bonn and the chamber-music hall of the Beethoven-Haus, but also


N EWSL ET TER RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS in churches, museums, former parliament buildings (Altes Wasserwerk), sites where political history has been made (Chancellor Bungalow, Palais Schaumburg, Grandhotel on the Petersberg), industrial heritage sites (Dransdorf tram depot)

If you are interested in joining in, please contact rossmacgibbon@btinternet.com Babel Looking For Partners Xenoki (UK) are currently developing a dance film project with Eastman (Belgium) and are looking for partners.

and modern corporate forums (T-Mobile Forum, Bonn branch of the KfW bank group).

Babel: a live recording of the new theatre work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet,

The Beethovenfest Bonn 2010 is focusing on Robert Schumann in honour of his

designed by Antony Gormley, was described by dance critic Judith Mackrell as “the most

bicentenary.

fiercely resonant dance theatre of the decade.” with “a vivid chaos of snarling, multilingual

Find out more on the festival ‘s website www.beethovenfest.de or contact

chatter, some of it angry, some funny, and all delivered by an astonishingly multitalented

info@beethovenfest.de.

Cinderella Looking For Partners Ross MacGibbon and Glass Slipper Productions are looking for pre-sales interest from broadcasters for it's forthcoming HD production of Birmingham Royal Ballet's new ballet, Cinderella. It has been commissioned by BBC2 but requires further funds. It will be choreographed by David Bintley and designed by John McFarlane, and will be a classic telling of the popular Christmas story. It is being filmed in early December with a planned transmission on the BBC at Christmas 2010.

cast of dancers, actors and musicians.”


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RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS Xenoki and Eastman made a multi-camera recording of the show at Sadler’s Wells

V I S I T O U R W E B S I T E W W W. I M Z . AT From 30 August to 10 September 2010

in May 2010, with the aim of publishing the work on DVD. In addition to the show, there will be interviews and discussions with the key creatives, Cherkaoui, Jalet

The acting and dance departments of Konservatorium Wien University conceived

and Gormley This will be the fourth Cherkaoui work filmed by Xenoki (the new

and created the Erasmus intensive programme Durch das Bild – Through the Image.

trading name of DVDance Ltd). Faun, a part of In The Spirit of Diaghilev, is

The Secret of My Bag. This programme is currently being conducted together with

currently in production; zero degrees and Sutra, two of the Sadler’s Wells on

the partner universities Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Dijon, the

Screen titles, are available on DVD.

Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

A short promo edit of Babel can be seen here: http://kinoki.blip.tv/ Find clips from zero degrees and Sutra on www.dvdance.eu For further information please contact producer Deborah May: xenoki@gmx.com

Istanbul. It began in autumn 2009 and will continue until September 2010 (with an intensive phase taking place in Vienna from 30 August 2010 to 10 September 2010). The objective is to have participants explore European forms of contemporary dance and improvisation in the areas of acting, instrumental music and singing via an innovative approach based on an inspiring model that consists in a series of images—

Konservatorium Wien University

which are dealt with first in day-to-day study and, later on, in special workshops and seminars. KWU is the organizer and host of this project of which the funding has

Through the Image / The Secret of My Bag

come in large part from EU grants.

Erasmus Intensive Programme, Vienna

Concluding performances: 9 and 10 September 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Improvisatory performances and workshops based on stage scenery with dance,

Konservatorium Wien University, Leonie Rysanek Hall, Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna

acting and music students from four countries:

Free admission More information on www.konservatorium-wien.ac.at

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