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NEWSLETTER September 2013




© TELMONIS | Angela Sterling

Join the Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN from 8 - 12 February 2014 presented by the IMZ!

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Editorial IMZ Internal News IMZ Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN Babies On Board – Welcome dance screen 2013 Catalogue IMZ Golden Prague Premières IMZ ACADEMY – 1st Edition Multi-Camera Performance Capture Workshop At ITF Golden Prague Film Festival At Wiener Rathausplatz 2013 IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 13 Semi-Final Judging 2013 International Emmy® Awards In Vienna

IMZ Member News New Productions ACCENTUS Music Mahler News Arthaus Musik The Spell of Jansons, Rheingold, Argerich Clasart Classic Preparing for Gluck Anniversary C Major Entertainment The MIPCOM 2013 Catalogue EuroArts & Idéale Audience DVD & Blu-ray Disc Catalogue La Monnaie / De Munt C(H)ŒURS Preiser Records GAMSfilm&music’s Orvuse On Oanwe tpc switzerland ag First Opera Live Broadcast Using Film Cameras Windrose Hugues Aufray Looking For Partners Windrose What‘s On... Makido film On ARTE Wagner Versus Verdi 3sat Happy Birthday, Giuseppe Verdi! ZDF ECHO Klassik ZDF On ARTE Verdi Mania And Abbado Editor‘s Selection Festival/Competition News 50th International Television Festival Golden Prague The Met: Live In HD 2013-14 Season Laurels, Prizes and Praises ACCENTUS Music Arthaus Musik Clasart Classic San Francisco Symphony Personnel And Personal News Obituary Related Industry News 32nd International Festival Of Films On Art (FIFA) Call For Submissions India Music Week Call For Contributions Editor‘s Tip

IMZ SCHEDULE 12 - 15 September 2013 San Francisco (USA), dance screen 2013 with San Francisco Dance Film Festival 11 October 2013 Philharmonie Luxembourg (Luxembourg), World Music Films on Tour “Mariza And The Story Of Fado“ 12 - 15 October 2013 Prague (Czech Republic), IMZ ACADEMY 12 - 16 October 2013 Prague (Czech Republic), IMZ Golden Prague Premières At ITF 17 October 2013 Vancouver (Canada), Wold Music Films on Tour “Mariza And The Story Of Fado“ 23 - 27 October 2013 Cardiff (United Kingdom), IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 13 13 – 15 November 2013 Düsseldorf (Germany), IMZ at Opening Conference European Video Dance Heritage EVDH 9 - 12 February 2014 Berlin (Germany), IMZ Avant Premiére 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN

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Dear Members and Friends, We are facing a dramatic change in the film and music industry - we have OTT TV, alternative content in cinemas, VOD, specialist channels and a decreasing significance and future of physical distribution; the world of television, internet and cinema merges more and more, the difference between TV and cinema productions decreases, the importance of non-broadcasting activities like live events in cinemas or 3D projects, film festivals etc. increases remarkably – just to mention a few characteristics. We have had many intensive meetings and worked a lot before we now proudly can present the IMZ Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN taking place at the Scandic Hotel Berlin from 8 – 12 February 2014. Located just a few steps from the Berlinale International Festival and the European Film Market in Walter Gropius Bau, two big events that are taking place at the same time in Berlin. It is my pleasure to give you here in the September edition of the IMZ newsletter the entire overview and details to our new format of the well-known Avant Première Screenings. The four-day event with its core Avant Première Screenings is also including Talks, Panels, Networking opportunities supported by an extra Networking Lounge, possibilities to present your productions and companies in a Booth Area and Individual Presentation Rooms with the opportunity for Special Screenings. There will be unique side events like e.g. the screening of the restored silent film Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari with the Berliner Philharmoniker and, of course, the big Opening with Arte Lounge at Radialsystem Berlin and much much more! With this event we want to reach out to all the IMZ members, as well as to non-members and individual professionals. We are aiming to enhance networking and exchange between old and new partners and to set up an intersectoral event inviting people from different parts of the industry to join in. So we warmly invite all of you to come to Berlin in February and we ask as well for your help, contribution and support in promoting the event and spreading the word in your networks! Please invite publishers, possible coproducers and buyers, labels, distributors, partners from so-called new technologies like App-producers, iPhone or 3D, representatives from cinema chains or alternative content partners, foundations etc. Hoping to welcome all of you in Berlin; I send you very best wishes

Arild Erikstad President of the IMZ


© TELMONIS | Angela Sterling

IMZ Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN 8 – 12 February 2014 Happy Birthday! We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the IMZ Avant Première Screenings! Facing this milestone birthday, we did not spare efforts to present to you the Avant Première Screenings 2014 in new splendor! Trust in our renowned high-quality screenings but from now on look forward to some major innovations: new location, new format and a new name! We moved the Avant Première Screenings from Cannes to Berlin and with that in a place and time of heightened focus on international film, right in between the Berlinale International Filmfestival and the European Film Market at Walter Gropius Bau. We extended the screenings by a set of networking events presenting the Avant Première as a marketplace for cultural film programming.

Check out our new programme: Arte Lounge Opening Party Sharing the passion for music and dance we start with a big bash and invite you all to the fulminant ARTE Lounge party at Radialsystem on Saturday 8 February 2014. Avant Première Screenings From 9 – 12 February 2014 all Full and Affiliate IMZ Members have the opportunity to present their latest productions in front of a professional audience of distributors, buyers, producers and possible partners. Booth Area Maximize your visibility to the industry and approach your target group with a stand at the Avant Première Booth Area just beside the screening room.

Networking Lounge Meet decision makers, partners and experts for your business or simply enjoy free coffee supply while catching up with your colleagues. Panels Stay up to date about the latest industry trends and enjoy inspiring interactive sessions with experts. Individual Presentation Rooms IMZ members can make use of separate technically equipped facilities for individual presentations and meetings. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari Enjoy the premiere of the silent movie classic in a digitally restored version   with live music accompaniment at Berliner Philharmonie. 

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You are a broadcaster in search of high quality music and dance film programmes? You are a small or major production company intending to increase your sales? Be part of the most exciting business market for cultural media productions and keep up with the latest industry trends! Expand your network and get in touch with decision makers in the international audiovisual media!

You are a protagonist in the audiovisual mediaworld and an IMZ Member? Take the opportunity to approach individuals and companies from all over the world. Make contacts and boost your business! Get in touch with trend setters, opinion leaders and experts while enjoying special member’s benefits!

You are a producer of cultural film programmes looking for byers, new partners and cooperations? As a Full or Affiliate IMZ Member present your newest film productions to an audience of selected programme purchasers, broadcasters, distributors and music labels.


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BENEFITS Showcase your programme in the Avant Première Screenings. Get special booking rates for the Booth Area. Be represented in the Avant Première Catalogue 2014. Obtain a free copy of the Avant Première Catalogue 2014. Use free access to Individual Presentation Rooms. Attend all Avant Première Screenings as audience member. Enjoy access to the Networking Lounge. Meet the industry at the Booth Area. Participate in all Panels and Lecture. Celebrate at the ARTE Lounge Opening Party at Radialsystem. Receive free tickets for silent movie classic premiere Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari at Berliner Philharmonie. Make use of special hotel rates at Hotel Scandic. Receive a free festival guide. Enjoy free supply at the coffee lounge.


Location and accommodation The main location for Avant Première 2014 is Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz located in walking distance to the Berlinale International Filmfestival and the European Film Market. Join Avant Première 2014 and enjoy our special early bird rate of 139 EUR per room (excl. 7% VAT).

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Registration will be open from 1 October 2013 and available through our brand-new website!

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Babies On Board – Welcome


Two new babies are born to the IMZ family! We are happy to introduce Matti and Clara to the IMZ community. Project Manager Tantiana Petkova gave birth to her second child Matti on 25 July 2013. Three-year-old brother Oskar is more than proud of his baby sister! Only one


day later, on 26 July 2013, Project Manager Daniela Billner could hold her newborn Clara in her hands. We wish them all the best for their growing families and hope to have them back in the office in 2015!



IMZ Golden Prague Premières Autumn 2013 will be enriched by cultural activities and highlights! What are your plans in October? ITF Golden Prague will take place at Žofín Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, from 12 – 16 October 2013 and, of course, we will keep our tradition of the IMZ Golden Prague Premières there! We proudly present the 5 exciting and diverse programmes that have been selected for the IMZ Golden Prague Premières in 2013. The festival audience will have the unique opportunity to enjoy five films that could not be better: Hip Hop Swan Lake, produced by Anna&Paul Film&TV opens a new path towards Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. The hip-hop take on Swan Lake includes intense scenes, innovative editing in a modern style, and original music as well as new rhythms and triple beats.

Les Salons De Musique Opus 5: Chilly Gonzales Invites Vincent Segal In The Palais De Tokyo, produced by Sombrero & Co in collaboration with TV Rennes 35 Bretagne, is an excellent concert of Chilly Gonzales, who is always passing by and merging all musical territories. In this remarkable music salon, he is playfully experimenting with the renowned cellist, Vincent Segal. Mahlermania – Nico And The Navigators, produced by EuroArts Music & RBB in collaboration with ARTE, offers a progressive outlook versus fear of the unknown, the bitterness of the outsider versus a yearning for greener grass, a manic drive versus self-absorption. Nico and the Navigators tackle the cosmos of Mahler's songs in a production of poetical and physical expression that endeavours to distil this sifting of senses for the stage.

Terezín – Refuge In Music, produced by NIGHTFROG GmbH For the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, is a documentary and a live concert which has grown out of the 2007 Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same title. Shot in     Theresienstadt and London and instigated by the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter it features music by Jewish composers during World War II and interviews with surviving ghetto-inmates.  The Big Ballet, produced by RussiaKultura TV Channel, is the first contest for young ballet dancers in Russian television ballet history. Main targets of the project are the discovery of new ballet stars, giving young performers an opportunity to approve themselves by demonstrating perfect techniques and a dramatic talent, presenting a rich heritage of classical ballet as well as the best of modern choreography.


Screening Schedule | IMZ Golden Prague Premières 2013 Sunday 13 October Time 10:30

Monday 14 October Time

The Big Ballet 80' 11:50 13:00

Lunch Break Terezín ‐ Refuge In Music 58'

14:00 14:30

Break Chilly Gonzales Invites Vincent Segal 65'

15:35 16:00

Break 16:00 Mahlermania ‐ Nico And The  Navigators 87'



Hip‐Hop Swan Lake 80'



IMZ ACADEMY – 1st EDITION MULTI-CAMERA PERFOMANCE CAPTURE WORKSHOP AT ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE If you are a young professional in the field of music and dance mediaproduction, we offer you a unique experience! Sign up for the IMZ Academy‘s 1st Edition: a MULTI-CAMERA PERFOMANCE CAPTURE WORKSHOP. It is THE possibility for intensive exchange with renowned experts in this field. The IMZ Academy invites teams of young professionals with working experience in the genre of programming to receive customised advice on the production of current projects. The 1st edition of the IMZ Academy takes place at ITF Golden Prague from 13 – 15 October 2013 at Žofín Palace in Prague, under the directorship of Peter Maniura from BBC Television, in cooperation with Andy Parker, an experienced TV music editor working for years on

major concert, opera, dance and documentary programmes. As a sequence of workshops the IMZ Academy consists of two closed days of intensive work on four specific programmes on 13 + 14 October 2013 followed by an open feedback session in the morning of 15 October 2013 and sets the scene to encourage expertise to be passed on to promising new talents. At the IMZ Academy experienced practitioners and renowned individuals of the industry like producers, broadcasters, distributors as well as internet professionals share their knowledge in a series of master classes, courses, lectures and apprenticeships. Focus is set on the production of current programmes encompassing a wide range of related subjects.

The primary focus of the 1st Edition is directing and the visualisation of the music, but it will also explore the editorial, scheduling, financial and cultural context in which programming is made. Participate and learn by practical experience as well as by observing! Participants can either take part as active participant or observer. From all active participants four programmes are selected to be worked on. For each programme, the director of the performance element together with one other significant member of the team like the producer, the series editor, the production executive (finance and logistics) or the commissioner are invited to attend. Observers have the chance to follow the process and development of the presented programmes in the class. The IMZ Academy is supported by Czech Television, ITF Golden Prague and Czekaj Artistic Productions. Submission is still open, until 18 September 2013! Jump into the opportunity and submit your application! The selection of the teams will be handled and coordinated by the IMZ. If you want to actively participate the rate is EUR 1,500,- observers have to contribute EUR 500,(prices are exclusive of VAT). The detailed schedule and further information on how to submit are to be found here. For any questions contact the IMZ office


Angela Gheorghiu and Dominique Meyer

Film Festival At Wiener Rathausplatz 2013 What a wonderful summer we had with the Film Festival at Wiener Rathausplatz 2013! From 29 June until 1 September 2013 we spent together 65 nights of screenings and live-transmissions from classical music, pop, jazz, musical, ballet and world music watching the films on the 300m2 screen and enjoying the amazing effects of a top sound design in front of Vienna’s City Hall! 700,000 guests and visitors were joining us! We celebrated Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary with the entire screening of The Ring, Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary with seldom shown pieces and Rudolf Nureyev’s 75h anniversary screening unique dancing in Swan Lake. Two live transmissions – from the Bayerische Staatsoper: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and from the special location of Hangar-7 in Salzburg: Mozart’s Die Entführung

aus dem Serail – the scallywag ballet Max and Moritz with guests from the Volksoper Wien and, of course, the “last night special” with Tosca and stars from the Staatsoper Wien were some of the finest events of this summer’s music scene life at Wiener Rathausplatz. But we also had great evenings with jazz and pop screenings… Die Toten Hosen Unplugged, Hubert von Goisern or Philipp Poisel, Paul McCartney, Joe Bonamassa, Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones and and and … For the last evening, we kept a treasure, a screening of Tosca attended live by opera star Angela Gheorghiu and Dominique Meyer, the director of Wiener Staatsoper, who joined us for a little Tosca talk on stage after the performance. It’s already becoming a tradition… In previous years,

Plácido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Renate Holm, Ioan Holender, Christian von Weber, Robert Meyer, Christian Kolonovits, the Wiener Sängerknaben a.o. stopped by and enjoyed the unique atmosphere of our high quality festival! Thanks for all the positive feedback and the wonderful time you spend with us!

Film Festival Wiener Rathausplatz 2013


IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 13 We are approaching WOMEX 13 with big steps and it will be more amazing than ever! The five-day event, the well-established networking platform for the world music industry, has not only the IMZ World Music Film Programme but also a Trade Fair, Conferences, a Showcase Festival, a stunning World & Jazz programme, an Award ceremony and of course a festive Opening. The IMZ is very much looking forward to visit Cardiff from 23 – 27 October and present the World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 13. Have a look at the screening schedule and check out the 17 productions that have been selected for a screening at WOMEX. But do not miss out on having a look on all the submissions that reached the IMZ for this year’s

World Music Film Screenings. The selection process was challenging and we would have loved to even screen more films if possible – thanks again for all the wonderful entries! Time is running, so don’t forget to register for WOMEX and use the Late Rate until 27 September.

2013! After that date hotel rates will rise due to the Rugby World Cup taking place in Cardiff. Meet you in Cardiff! IMZ World Music Film Screenings at WOMEX 13 23 – 27 October 2013 Cardiff, Wales, UK

As filmmaker who submitted a movie, as IMZ Member and of course as filmmaker who will screen a film you get special rates for WOMEX! Contact for receiving your personal registration code! And, of course, don’t wait to long to book your hotel room because rooms in Cardiff are being taken fast! Take advantage of the special deals for WOMEX delegates available of the WOMEX homepage – only available until 9 September


© Matthias Heschl

Semi-Final Judging 2013 International Emmy® Awards In Vienna The IMZ is proud to have been the industry celebrated at the presentitled by the International Acatigious location of Palais Schönburg demy of Television Arts & Science, in Vienna. to again host the Semi-Final JudWe are delighted to be member of ging for the 2013 International the International Academy of TeleviEmmy® Awards in the Category sion Arts & Sciences for 12 years Arts Programming. This year, the IMZ is joining © Matthias Heschl forces with Your Family Entertainment AG and ORF-Enterprise, who are hosting KidsFactual and Kids-TV Movie/ Mini-Series (YFE) and Documentary (ORF-E). On 5 September 2013, the final pre-selection round for the International Emmy® Awards 2013 in the four categories took place in Vienna. It was a full day of judging. In the evening, all jurors and guests from the industry have been invited to a Cocktail Prolongé, where about 250 guests and players from

already and to host the Semi-Final Judging in the category Arts Programming for the 8th time!


ACCENTUS Music The Mahler Cycle Continues: Chailly – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

New Release On DVD/Blu-ray: Claudio Abbado At Salzburg Festival 2012

The ongoing cycle of Mahler’s Symphonies with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig has already reached legendary status. The impressive project will be completed in 2015.

Claudio Abbado’s highly acclaimed comeback to Salzburg Festival in 2012 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Under his baton, the Orchestra Mozart Bologna, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the soloists Rachel Harnisch, Roberta Invernizzi, Sara Mingardo, Javier Camarena, Paolo Fanale and Alex Esposito perform Mozart’s Missa Solemnis in C minor K. 139 (“Waisenhausmesse”) and Schubert’s Mass in E flat major.

New Production: Mahler 9 The cycle will be continued early September with the live recording of Mahler’s 9th Symphony – the last symphony Mahler was able to complete and one of the most complex compositions of his oeuvre – for Riccardo Chailly the key work to Mahler’s symphonic universe.

ther to perform a broad spectrum of brass music. This CD presents a programme of the most famous works by Mussorgsky, arranged for brass ensemble: A night on the bare mountain, Songs and dances of death and Pictures at an exhibition.

Painting By Neo Rauch For Mahler 6 The cover of Mahler 6, the next symphony to be released on DVD/ Blu-ray, will again be a painting by one of the most important contemporary artists, Neo Rauch. The new painting “Stadt im Tal” will also be presented in Rauch’s solo exhibition from 21 September to 7 December at the Galerie EIGEN + ART in Leipzig.

New Release On CD: Brass Ensemble Of The Lucerne Festival Orchestra With Works By Mussorgsky

Riccardo Chailly © Gert Mothes

Accentus Music continues the series of its high-class CD-productions with a release presenting the Brass Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Lutz Köhler. It is the first CD-release of this world-renowned ensemble, who celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2013. Since 2003, members of Abbado’s elite orchestra come toge-



Arthaus Musik

Clasart Classic

Mariss Jansons Conducts The Beethoven Symphonies

Preparing For Gluck Anniversary In 2014 In 2014,the musical world will be celebrating the 300th birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck. On this occasion, Clasart Classic and BVA return to the unique Baroque castle theater in Český Krumlov – after the recording of Scarlatti’s Dove è amore è gelosia, which has just been awarded the German Record Critics' Award – in order to record Gluck’s first re-

Ludwig van Beethoven composed nine symphonies within 24 years – the first at the age of 29, the ninth and last he completed almost entirely deaf in 1824. Last year, Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons fulfilled his heart’s desire and performed all of Beethoven’s symphonies together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls – the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. (3 Blu-ray Disc Box 107536)

Martha Argerich & Friends Martha Argerich is doubtless one of the most brilliant and vivacious pianists of our time. This recording from the Münchner Klaviersommer 1982 is a rarity due to the altogether quite limited number of Argerich’s public appearances. Here she plays pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Schumann, together with her piano partners Nelson Freire and Nicolas Economou as well as cellist Mischa Maisky. (101671)

Richard Wagner Das Rheingold The La Scala Rheingold in May 2010 inaugurated Guy Cassiers’ Ring-Cycle and introduces a completely new paradigm to this work. It shows how the globalized moment of 2010 continues to build on the Wagnerian vocabularies of 1870. With a cast of stars like René Pape, Stephan Rügamer, Johannes Martin Kränzle and Anna Larsson – and conducted by Daniel Barenboim – this Rheingold is bound to put the audience under its spell. (101693/108090)


Bejun Mehta © Marco Borggreve

formative work Orfeo ed Euridice. The outstanding cast is led by Bejun Mehta and Eva Liebau in the title roles; Regula Mühlemann performs the role of Amor. Václav Luks conducts the Collegium 1704. Ondřej Havelka directs this production. His film adaptation will be based on the contrast between two approaches. There are two worlds: Firstly, the world of an illusionary Baroque theatre with its completely preserved stage machinery, its costumes and props. Secondly, the intimate and internal world where one can observe the timeless fight between love and conscience burdened with guilt, between despair and desire, between courage and fear mixed with doubt. The battlefield lies inside the unhappy and torn soul of the main character.


C Major Entertainment Rehearsals for this project have just started in Prague with a subsequent shooting period in Český Krumlov. The recording will be available in time for a broadcast on Gluck’s anniversary. Co-Production partners are Unitel/Classica, ORF, Czech Television, SVT, YLE, RSI and Arthaus Musik. For further information, please contact: Katja Raths, Head of Classical Music Department TMG,

Welcome To MIPCOM 2013! You’ll find C Major Entertainment at booth number R31.01A at the Beta Film stand. Enjoy browsing the catalogue update with finest classical and pop music programmes!

High-Class Classical Concerts: Gustavo Dudamel & LA Philharmonics Verdi Requiem at Hollywood Bowl. Prod.: BFMI in co-production with WNET (PBS) and LA Phil.

Katharina Biro, Assistant Classical Music Department TMG,

125 Years RCO – Birthday Concert Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Prod.: RCO, UNITEL

Opera Productions From Bregenz And Salzburg Festival: Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Patrick Summers / David Pountney. Prod.: Unitel, TPC, SRF, ORF, Bregenz Festival.

Verdi: Falstaff Zubin Mehta / Damiano Michieletto. Prod.: UNITEL, ORF, 3Sat, Salzburg Festival.

Verdi: Don Carlo Antonio Pappano / Peter Stein. Prod.: UNITEL, ORF, ZDF/ARTE, NHK, Salzburg Festival.

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Gustavo Dudamel © Lawrence K.

75 Years Lucerne Festival – Lucerne Festival 2013 Opening Concert Prod.: ACCENTUS Music in co-production ZDF, NHK, SRF in cooperation Arte Live Web, Lucerne Festival.

The Red Square Concert – Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky Prod.: Universal Music Arts & Entertainment in collaboration with ZDF. World distribution by UNITEL represented by C Major Entertainment.


Daniele Gatti / Stefan Herheim. Prod.: UNITEL, ORF, ZDF/3sat, Salzburg Festival.

Dance: Mats Ek: Julia and Romeo Royal Swedish Ballet. Length: 105’. Prod.: BFMI in co-prod. with SVT and Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm.

Documentary: Paths Through The Labyrinth - The Composer Krzysztof Penderecki Length: approx. 75’. Prod.: EIKON MITTE in co-prod. with MDR and Bow & Axe Entertainment Warsaw for TVP Poland.


New EuroArts & Idéale Audience Daniel Hope: The Secrets of the Violin

Dvd & Blu-Ray Disc Catalogue

Prod.: Signed Media in co-prod. with Arte. Length: 3 x 30' and 1 x 60'.

EuroArts Music Is Proud To Present The New DVD & Blu-ray Disc Catalogue Including Over 450 DVDs And Over 90 Blu-ray Discs On Their Labels EuroArts, Idéale Audience And Classic Archive. All new titles will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. Old programmes, selected from an extensive back catalogue, are released on Blu-ray Disc only after careful and extensive restoration – labelled with “Recorded Excellence”. Alongside the close collaboration with Berliner Philharmoniker – with almost 100 DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles – there are concerts with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra A feature by ACCENTUS Music. Length: 45’

Soulpower (4 x 52’). Prod.: Signed Media in coprod. with ZDF/Arte.

Popular Music:

Gloria Estefan © Sony Music Entertainment

Gloria Estefan - The Standards Length: 58’. Production: Sony Music Entertainment in co-operation with PBS

Above and beyond that, the catalogue includes releases of top-notch operas and ballets in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera, Staatsoper Stuttgart, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, the Bavarian State Opera, Ruhrtriennale, Royal

From Baloise Session (formally Avo Session) Basel Eric Clapton, Patricia Kaas, Chris Cornell... Length: 60’ – 75’. Prod.: Baloise Session Basel, SRF, CME. More productions are coming! Please contact for an appointment.


Swedish Opera house, and the Berlin State Opera. Documentaries like Bloody Daughter, The Note – Rudolf Barshai, El Sistema, A Surprise in Texas and the jazz series Masters of American Music are complemented by engaging portraits of performers and composers like Sviatoslav Richter, Glenn Gould, Luciano Pavarotti, David Oistrakh, Piotr Anderszewski, John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vladimir Jurowski and Django Reinhardt – filmed by outstanding directors: Bruno Monsaingeon, Peter Rosen, Frank Scheffer… The cover drawing “Stab” is designed by Japanese artist Kazuki Nakahara and is inspired by the baton of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker in the recording of the EUROPAKONZERT 2007 from Berlin, which will be released with the new catalogue in September.


La Monnaie / De Munt

Preiser Records

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GAMSfilm&music’s Orvuse On Oanwe – Servus In Wien – Hello In Vienna – Arts Documentary About Vienna’s Last Original Doodlers

Bregenzer Festspiele For TV: First Opera Live Broadcast Using Film Cameras

© Javier del Real

As he did with Mozart (Wolf), Monteverdi (Vsprs) and Bach (Iets op Bach and Pitié!), Alain Platel immerses us in an extraordinary musical, choreographic and human experience based on extracts for chorus by Verdi and Wagner whose bicentenaries we are celebrating this year. 80 chorus singers from the Teatro Real Madrid and 10 dancers will gather on stage to explore the power of these opera fragments which – in the 19th century – expressed people’s aspirations to liberty and national unity. How can these aspirations be interpreted today, at a time of introspection concerning identity and protests by indignados? How can the irresistible emotion, which emanates from these big collective choirs be presented without losing the individual heart beat? Alain Platel and his impressive group of performers give shape and voice to these questions with a poignant commitment, in a tribute to what brings us together and sets us apart. This entire performance, a production of the Teatro Real Madrid and les ballets C de la B, is to be seen on from 10 to 30 September 2013.

A film by Christina Zurbrügg Orvuse On Oanwe means “Hello in Vienna“ in the language of the old Viennese folksingers. Trude Mally, Poldi Debeljak and Luise Wagner were the last ones of their kind who besides singing had mastered the almost forgotten art of "doodling", a Viennese version of yodeling. The life stories of these three old ladies are quirky, sentimental and full of zest for life. A journey through the past, scarred by war, turmoil and strokes of fate, characterized by the love of singing. As early as 1993, when there was no talk at all about “New Viennese Music”, the Vienna-based Swiss musician and singer Christina Zurbrügg documented the meanwhile deceased Viennese folksingers in her film Orvuse on Oanwe. A spectacular pioneering feat that helped to create a new image for the at that time rather square Viennese tavern music. 1998 the film was presented at the Radiokulturhaus Wien and since 2010 it is protected by the UNESCO as an example for immaterial cultural heritage. Starting in autumn 2013, a revised version of the film is finally available on DVD, supplemented with a 160page book. At the same time the CD „doodle it!“ – yodels from Vienna by Christina Zurbrügg is released. Produced by GAMSfilm&music Distribution: Preiser Records and ORF-Shop


At the Bregenzer Festspiele 2013, in collaboration with ARRI, ORF, and Unitel, tpc has been producing the world’s first opera live broadcast using film cameras and a mobile studio. Six ARRI Alexa lent a special film look to the TV production of the Festspielhaus production of The Merchant of Venice. This was a special challenge for the tpc camera crews because the limited zoom range required a very unusual visual concept… The cameras were linked via fibre optics direct to the tpc RW HD1 mobile studio, where the video material was edited using standard processes. The production has been broadcast by ORF; a DVD will soon be released by the Bregenzer Festspiele. For SRF, ORF, and 23 other TV stations, including some in China and South Korea, tpc also used conventional technology to produce Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute in a live broadcast from the floating stage at Bregenz. This production will also be released soon on DVD by the Bregenzer Festspiele. Read more... A subsidiary of SRG SSR, tpc switzerland ag is responsible for




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For more information, contact: Dani Richiger, Head Communication + Services, tpc switzerland ag,

Enjoy again the most famous songs of Hugues Aufray – in a moving concert in Montreux, Switzerland, where 200 children choristers’ voices reinforce the emotion and keep the audience amazed until the last song…

After Carnaval des Animaux and Antoine’s Four Seasons, Prokofiev's masterpiece for children Peter And The Wolf, which shall be completed in December 2013, needs your support, ideally by the end of September. Furthermore, do not forget to prebuy the edited version of The Rite Of Spring! Performed for its 100th anniversary in Nijinski's original choreography and Sasha Waltz’s contemporary version at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris. It will be completed in October 2013!

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Would you be interested in supporting three famous operas performed at the beginning of 2014? Léo Delibes’ Lakmé at the OpéraComique in Paris: much awaited for the new marvelous Lakmé voice, the soprano Sabine Devieilhe, awarded at Victoires de la Musique and more and more compared to Nathalie Dessay… Mozart's Idomeneo will be performed by a splendid cast including Richard Croft and Sophie Karthäuser at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna. The conductor is René Jacobs, praised by the critic in 2009 for the CD recording of the piece… Amd last but not least, Leŏs Janáček’s Jenufa: performed at la Monnaie. A fresh take on the opera by Latvian rising star Alvis Hermanis… For more information, please contact: Emmanuelle Pey,




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Wagner VS Verdi ... On ARTE Wagner VS Verdi – The Chant Is there something like a typical Verdi voice or Wagner voice? The documentary by director Thomas Macho explores this question by attending and observing a Wagner voice competition in Karlsruhe as well as by accompanying Professor Ello Battagila, who is one of the most popular singing teachers in Italy. He analyses a Verdi aria with the help of one of his students and shows the subtleties of the interpretation. Furthermore, there is the question of how the music of these two opera giants was interpreted during its time of origin. How did Otello sound at this time then? How was the Götterdämmerung staged? And why is it so difficult to manage a proper orchestration of Wagner nowadays? Hans Neuenfels, Christoph WagnerTrenkwitz, Christian Thielemann, Rolando, Villazon and Gwyneth Jones have the answers to these questions... Broadcasted on Sunday, 1 September at 12.30 pm, on ARTE.


either Wagner or Verdi while recording their brain wave activities. Will it be possible to discover differences in the psychological effects on the test persons? And which scientific conclusion can be drawn after evaluating the facts? Interviews with different artists about their subjective emotional perception complete an exciting picture about how our mind responds to music by Wagner and Verdi, as well as to different kinds of music in general... Broadcasted on Sunday, 8 September at 12.30 pm, on ARTE.

Wagner Vs Verdi – ... And The Effects Of Their Music Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi have impressed generations of opera fans with their music in their very special way... But is it possible to prove the effects of their music on their audience scientifically? In Christian Kugler’s film Wagner vs Verdi - ...and the effects of their music, a unique experiment will be performed: Two young men – identical twins without opera experience – will be confronted with music of


Happy Birthday, Giuseppe Verdi! … on the musical footsteps of the most important Italian composer of the 19th century: 3sat embarks on a special journey – from Baden-Baden to Salzburg, Wien and Madrid. With highlights of Verdi's oeuvre from early September to mid October 2013! Vivat Verdi marks the beginning of TV-productions of various genres. At the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, international stars like Rolando Villazón and Thomas Hampson celebrate the world of Verdi’s operas. Belgian choreographer Alain Platel developed works with socio-critical background. At Madrid, compositions for chorus by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi stand in the musical centre of his C(H)OEURS. On three Saturday evenings, there will be a broadcast of three Verdi operas: La Traviata with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón and Otello – both from the Salzburg Festival – followed by Attila, a current production by Peter Konwitschny, from Theater an der Wien. Verdi’s Requiem and two documentaries round off the Verdi focus: In the film Eros, death and the music, we follow the key question, why Verdi’s and Wagner’s music moves our souls and brings up our deepest feelings… In the documentary Jonas Kaufmann – My Verdi, we follow the famous tenor on his way to his understanding and interpretation of Verdi. As Kaufmann puts it: "Coffee must be: black as the night, hot as love and sweet as life. And these are as well the most important ingredients for opera!"


Saturday, 7 September 2013 8.15 pm Verdi Gala – Festspielhaus Baden-Baden 9.15 pm C(H)ŒURS – Teatro Real Madrid Saturday, 14 September 2013 8.15 pm La Traviata – Salzburg Festival 10.30 pm Eros, death and the music – Documentary Saturday, 21 September 2013 8.15 pm Otello – Salzburg Festival 10.45 pm Jonas Kaufmann, my Verdi – Documentary Saturday, 28 September 2013 8.15 pm Verdi Requiem – Vienna Musikverein Saturday 12 October 2013 9.30 pm Attila – Theater an der Wien



ECHO Klassik celebrates an anniversary! Follow the 20th edition of the prestigious music award: ECHO Klassik 2013, on Sunday, 6 October, 10.00 pm, on ZDF! Meet Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Sol Gabetta, Daniel Hope... The hosts are Nina Eichinger and Rolando Villazón. With Konzerthausorchester Berlin conducted by Omer Meir Wellber.

The true fans of Giuseppe Verdi are the people of Emilia-Romagna, the region where Verdi was born and raised... Exploring the Verdi Mania in and around the city of Parma, director Sergej Grguric is roaming the streets for some special points of view... On Sunday, 20 October, 5.00 pm, on ARTE.

... picked from the IMC Music World News Bulletin: Music news from around the world – brought to you by the International Music Council Free Music How the music industry could learn from open-source culture, and why a decentralized network of musicians and fans should lead the way forward. Read more... Whether you're learning the chords to "Hotel California" or how to tune your mandolin, the internet is a repository of knowledge providing any aspiring Springsteen an opportunity to realize their potential. 4 Ways The Internet Revolutionized How We Learn About Music... Read more... A New Social Media Site Created For Jazz musicians and other pros in the jazz community,, allows jazz players and singers of all skill levels to create a profile for themselves. Read more...


Under the banner of Revolution, the Lucerne Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary. ARTE presents the second part of the Opening Concert: Abbado dirigiert Johannes Brahms und Arnold Schönberg. On the programme: Brahms’ Tragische Ouvertüre plus excerpts from Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder. The soloist is mezzosoprano Mihoko Fujimura. On Sunday, 6 October 0.50 am, on ARTE.



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12 – 16 October 2013 | Zofin Palace, Prague Diapason D’Or Arte For Mahler 4 Release: We would like to remind you of the personal registration deadline: 15 September 2013! Registration forms are available here. Of course, registration after the deadline is possible, however not all hotels are available... so please prepare your trip in time! At the festival’s website, you can browse the complete programme. Among the highlights: Golden Prague Premières, Tribute to... Bubenicek Brothers, Maurice Bejart, John Neumeier; Focus on... PBS/Thirteen WNET; Video library, Networking Lunch (EBU, IMZ, CT

Art), IMZ Academy, meetings and much more… The Opening Gala Concert on Saturday, 12 October (at 8.00 pm) will be dedicated to dance; the Prize Giving Ceremony on Wednesday 16 October (at 8.00 pm) will be dedicated to music from Czech and world films and tv series. Check the updates on The ITF GP team is looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

After being awarded Gramophone’s “DVD of the month“ in August, the release of Mahler’s 4th Symphony is granted the prestigious "Diapason d'Or Arte" in September. The release is part of the ongoing cycle of Mahler’s Symphonies with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (see New Productions)…

ECHO Klassik For John Cage – Journeys In Sound

The Met: Live In HD 2013-14 Season 10 Live Transmissions To 1,900 Theaters In 64 Countries The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions to movie theaters, will reach its widest-ever global audience in its eighth season, which begins on 5 October with a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Met Music Director James Levine makes his highly-anticipated return to the screen with Verdi’s Falstaff on 14 December and the first Live in HD performance of Mozart’s Così fan tutte on 26 April. The Live in HD series reaches more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries, and offers subtitles in nine languages, including Swedish for the first time this season. To accommodate audience demand in Europe, more than 85 cinemas have been added to the HD network in Germany, Swe-

den, and the United Kingdom. The geographical breakdown of the number of theaters worldwide includes 748 in the US (with 653 theaters through National CineMedia); 167 in Germany; 112 in Canada; 91 in France; 175 in the United Kingdom (an increase of more than 45 theaters from last season); and 152 in Sweden (also an increase of more than 30 theaters).  10 high-definition productions will be shown live worldwide on Saturdays... For complete information on The Met: Live in HD Complete 2012-13 Schedule, visit


The jury of the ECHO Klassik Awards announced that the Accentus Music documentary, John Cage – Journeys in Sound has won its prestigious award in the category “Music-DVD-Production of the year". The award ceremony will take place on 6 October at Konzerthaus Berlin.



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ECHO KLASSIK 2013 For Classical Music and Cold War

German Record Critics' Award For Dove È Amore È Gelosia

Echo Klassik For MTT/SFS Recording Of John Adams’s Harmonielehre And Short Ride In A Fast Machine

The documentary Classical Music and Cold War – Musicians in the GDR by Thomas Zintl receives the ECHO Klassik Award 2013 in the category “Music-DVD-Production of the year”. The award ceremony will take place on 6 October.

In 1945, after the war had ended, the world split into East and West in political terms. The frontier between the two blocs cut straight through Germany and quickly became a dividing line between contrasting cultural systems. The Socialist Unity Party developed the idea of a nation of culture-loving working people in deliberate contrast to their portrayal of ”Americanized, western capitalists softened by endless consumption“. Together with sport, classical music was instrumentalized for ideological purposes and used to advertise the merits of the GDR. This combination of art and dictatorship created an environment in which music-making of world quality was able to flourish. Classical Music and Cold War is a production of Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images GmbH / Wunderlich Medien Gbr.

The recording of Giuseppe Scarlatti’s opera Dove è amore è gelosia, a joint production of BVA, Clasart Classic, NHK and Czech Television directed by Ondřej Havelka, was awarded the German Record Critics' Award. Max Nyfeller, member of the jury: “In this production you can find everything that makes a successful opera recording: a Neapolitan Buffa, light as a feather, staged by the performers musically convincingly and wittily, in addition a production that congenially involves the auratic place of the debut performance in 1768 in the proceedings. With its stage machinery from the 18th century, the castle theater in the bohemian Český Krumlov, a freshly renovated baroque theater, is the secret star in this charming production.” Clasart Classic is responsible for the worldwide television distribution rights of this enchanting production. The DVD/Blu-ray of Dove è amore è gelosia was released by Opus Arte.

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will receive an ECHO Klassik Award 2013 for Orchestra of the Year. The Orchestra will be honored for its hybrid SACD of music by American composer John Adams, which was released on the Orchestra’s own label, SFS Media, in spring 2012. This live concert recording featuring the works Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, a long-time musical partner of the Orchestra, has already won a Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. The 20th annual ECHO Klassik awards ceremony will take place at the Berlin Konzerthaus on 6 October 2013.   For more information about the award, visit the English version of ECHO’s website k-startseite



Obituary - Lotfi Mansouri 1929 – 2013 On 30 August 2013, Lotfi Mansouri, San Francisco Opera’s distinguished fourth general director and one of the world’s leading opera stage directors, passed away after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer at his San Francisco home surrounded by family. Mansouri, an exuberant and passionate advocate of opera as “the greatest art form ever created” was age 84. Find here the San Francisco Opera’s tribute to Mansouri the artist, administrator, and friend to opera lovers around the world.

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India Music Week 7-13 October 2013 Call For Contributions Each year, The ARChive of Contemporary Music focuses on music of one country or culture to celebrate and promote. In October 2013, they will create the India Music Week. This will be a full week of   concerts, radio shows and academic events occurring around the world. The first two editions were   http://muslimworldmusicday. com   and     Brazilian Music Day – each of these sites drawing more than a million visitors... The goal is to provide a mix of academic study and entertainment to provide a comprehensive overview of the music, with thousands of

links, essays, conferences, concerts and the best online discography on the web. Record Companies – send releases, or at least info on your recordings / Broadcasters – host a show or a whole day of Indian music /  Scholars – write an essay or send along something already published  /  Universities – plan a lecture, concert, workshop, or symposium  /  Venues – host an act  /  Libraries – send along the metadata on your holding or host an event. See all the ideas for contributors here.

EDITOR‘S In Music, The Eyes Matter As TIP Much As The Ears A new university study about the importance of the eye in appreciating music shows that the classical music world has to stop believing in the fairy-tale that „only the notes matter“... Read more...

32nd International Festival Of Films On Art (FIFA) 20 – 30 March 2014 Call For Submissions Registration Deadline: 1 October 2013 Regulations and Entry Form: The call for submissions to the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) has officially begun! You may now submit your most recent productions to the festival’s 32nd edition, which will take place from 20 to 30 March 2014. Presenting close to 250 films and videos annually, in several of Montreal’s major cultural institutions, to more than 32,000 viewers, the FIFA is the world’s largest competitive festival of films on art. Open to all artistic disciplines, the FIFA will ensure that your film is promoted throughout the world through its various public awareness activities, Market, Video Library, and marketing and communications strategies. Each year, the FIFA offers more than $30,000 in awards and services to the winners of the competition. Several films will eventually be presented as part of the international tour.


IMZ Newsletter September 2013