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November 2013

AVANT PREMIÈRE CATALOGUE 2014 FEATURING MORE PRODUCTIONS THAN EVER early bird until 30 nov 2013


2| EDITORIAL IMZ INTERNAL NEWS Welcome IMZ Executive Board 2014 - 2017 Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN IMZ Golden Prague Premières IMZ Academy – 1st Edition It’s All About Dance: The European Video Dance Heritage Conference IMZ World Music Film Screenings At WOMEX 13 World Music Films On Tour IMZ MEMBERS NEWS New In The IMZ gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Kobalt New Productions ACCENTUS MUSIC Grand Gala For Krzysztof Penderecki Arthaus Musik Tutto Pergolesi, Die Walküre, Celibidache Clasart Classic In Verdi’s Heaven With Mariss Jansons C Major Entertainment & UNITEL Celebrating Advent And Penderecki’s Birthday Electric Sky Takes On New Catalogue EuroArts Lang Lang, Prokofiev And Berliner Philharmoniker gebrueder beetz filmproduktion New Music Documentaries La Monnaie / De Munt La Clemenza Di Tito Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Touching the Sound Festival and Competition News ITF Golden Prague Russian State Music TV and Radio Centre Masters Of Choral Singing Laurels, Prizes and Praises ACCENTUS Music ServusTV

SCHEDULE European Video Dance Heritage Conference At tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf (DE) 13 – 15 November 2013 IMC World Music Forum On Music Brisbane (AUS) 21 – 24 November 2013 Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN Berlin (DE) 08 – 12 February 2014 Classical:NEXT Vienna (AUT) 14 – 17 May 2014 EMC Annual Conference Bern (CH) 19 – 22 June 2014 International Society For Music Education, World Conference Porto Allegre (BRA) 20 – 25 July 2014 ITF Golden Prague 2014 Prague (CZ) 11 – 15 October 2014

EDITOR’S TIP IMC Musical Rights Awards RELATED INDUSTRY NEWS Cinedans Festival 2014 Found Choreography – Call For Submissions Crux Productions Illuminating Britten DCW Dance Media Film Festival Call For Submissions European Forum on Music 2014 Save The Date IMC World Forum on Music International Society For Music Education World Conference EDITORS’ SELECTION ... picked from the IMC Music World News Bulletin: Music news from around the world – brought to you by the International Music Council

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Dear members and friends, the period of the previous IMZ Executive Board (2010 – 2013) has ended and I want to sincerely thank all its members for their dedicated work and important support. I may, also in the name of the IMZ office, express my special gratitude and bid farewell to our long-time IMZ Board Member Gunilla Jensen who has recently left SVT (Sveriges Television) but will fortunately remain active in the world of music and dance in the audio-visual media! On the other hand, I may welcome the new IMZ Executive Board Members (2014 – 2017) and the recently elected IMZ Directorate, especially pointing out the persons who are new on board for this exiting period: Nicolas Auboyneau (France Television), Marie-Odile Demay (MO Demay), Francois Duplat (Belair Media), Bernhard Fleischer (Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images), Andrew Golding (SBS Television), Masumi Kawaguchi (NHK Japan), Rita Lombardi (RAI) and Jan Younghusband (BBC). I also would like to thank the IMZ Board for unanimously electing me as IMZ President. The IMZ is proud of its Executive Board for 2014 – 2017, which consists of representatives of internationally acclaimed broadcasters, producers, distributors as well as an educational institution and will be facing manifold challenges as well as tasks in the years lying ahead! In October, the IMZ held the first edition of the IMZ Academy at Golden Prague Festival, successfully implementing the idea of actively contributing to keeping up and developing new strategies regarding the high art of producing audio-visual music and dance programmes. The IMZ is currently concentrating all its efforts on organising and starting off a “new era” with the Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN, taking place at the Scandic Hotel Berlin from 8 – 12 February 2014, located extremely close to the Berlinale Festival and the European Filmmarket at Gropius Bau. I warmly invite you and your partners to register now and be part of an event that will set new standards and become a fix point in your calendar when it comes to networking and exchange within the vast and differentiated industry of music and dance in the audio-visual media. The new website of the Avant Première MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN is online and will provide you with detailed information on the interesting programme, including the Avant Première Screenings, a Booth Area, Panels, Lectures, unique side events and much more! I am looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues and business-partners at the buzzing Avant Première Music + Media Market in February in Berlin! Very best wishes,

Arild Erikstad


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WELCOME IMZ EXECUTIVE BOARD 2014 - 2017 During the 50th edition of the International Television Festival Golden Prague from 12 – 16 October 2013 at Žofín Palace in Prague, the IMZ presented the newly elected IMZ Executive Board for the period of 2014 until 2017. The IMZ-team would like to express its sincere gratitude to all previous IMZ Board Members for their support and efforts, cooperation and time for activities and proudly welcome the new Executive Board facing 3 years of common work together! Many thanks to our representatives for their continuous support!

Arild Erikstad President

NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Company Norway

Nicolas Auboyneau

Jan Younghusband

France Télévisions France

BBC Classical Music TV & Performance Television United Kingdom

Henk van der Meulen

Bernd Hellthaler

Royal Conservatoire of The Hague Netherlands

EuroArts Music International GmbH Germany

Vice-President

Vice-President

Vice-President

Treasurer


IMZ INTERNAL NEWS | 5 Wolfgang Bergmann

Masumi Kawaguchi

ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH Germany

NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai J.B.C Japan

Aarno Cronvall

Marie Kucerova

Arcron Productions Finland

Marie-Odile Demay MO Demay Entertainment Canada

Franรงois Duplat Bel Air Media France

Ditte Feuk

SVT - Sveriges Television Sweden

Bernhard Fleischer

Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images Austria

Frank Gerdes ServusTV Austria

Czech Television Czech Republic

Rita Lombardi RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana Italy

Reiner Moritz Poorhouse International Ltd. United Kingdom

Ben Pateman Opus Arte United Kingdom

Katja Raths Clasart Classic Germany

Martin Traxl ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Austria

Andrew Golding

John Walker

Thomas Hieber

Larry Weinstein

SBS Television Australia

Thirteen Productions LLC USA

UNITEL GmbH & Co. KG Germany

Rhombus Media Inc. Canada

Chris Hunt

Hazel Wright

Classical TV Ltd. United Kingdom

Hazel Wright Media Ltd. United Kingdom


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AVANT PREMIÈRE 2014 MUSIC+MEDIA MARKET BERLIN Berlin | Germany, 8 - 12 February 2014 It is done! Film submissions for the Avant Première Screenings 2014 came flying in during the past weeks and we are proud to present the screenings as well as the Avant Première Catalogue in February 2014 featuring more film productions and companies than ever before! Thank you to all submitters for your overwhelming incentives! Look out for a unique and diverse set of contemporary and classical dance- , theatre - and music films. Make sure to be part of it and make use of our early bird rates for event tickets until 30 November 2013! Find more details here and REGISTER NOW!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Upon a registration until 30 November 2013 get 30% on your hotel deal for the Avant Première’s 30th anniversary!

The Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN takes place at Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz, right across the Berliner Philharmonie, the Berlinale International Filmfestival and the European Film Market. For five days we will turn the location into a melting pot of protagonists, organisations and companies of the international film business. Surrounded by the Booth Area and the Screening Room a central Networking Lounge invites you to get in touch with business partners or friends. Initiate new common projects, exchange experience and expertise or find cooperation partners – along with amenities for your business: free WIFI and free coffee! Access major decision makers and market players of the industry: instantly. IMZ members can use fully equipped Individual Presentation Rooms for personal screenings and presen-

tations. Panels and a lecture with topics ranging from the conjunction of Classic and Pop, Performing Arts on Screen to funding and Grand Rights fill you in on latest industry trends and developments and invite you to interactive sessions. Find here the full event programme. We take off on Saturday night, 8 February 2014 with a welcome to all Avant Première 2014 participants and a big bash at ARTE Lounge Opening Party at Radialsystem. Your event ticket also includes the premiere of the restored silent movie classic Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari at Berliner Philharmonie. It‘s a musical world premiere! New York-based composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn accompanies the plot with his new composition, commissioned by ARTE / ZDF, on the Karl Schuke organ of the Berliner Philharmonie. Have a look at our social events!


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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2013

Benefits for IMZ members: Showcase at the Avant Première Screenings in front of a professional audience of buyers, distributors or future partners, receive special rates for event tickets and the Booth Area, be represented in the Avant Première Catalogue 2014 and of course obtain a free copy or use Individual Presentation Rooms for private meetings

and screenings - so much to experience! Use Individual Presentation Rooms for private meetings and screenings. 8 - 12 February 2014 Scandic Hotel Berlin Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19 10963 Berlin Germany

REGISTER NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD TICKET RATES: ATTEND AS A VISITOR

ATTEND AS IMZ MEMBER

Festival Pass early bird 449 EUR* regular 549 EUR Day pass 249 EUR Company Pass 349 EUR (from 5th person) Student Pass 149 EUR

Festival Pass early bird 349 EUR* regular 449 EUR Day pass 199 EUR Company Pass 249 EUR (from 4th person) * until 30 November 2013 All prices excl. 19% VAT

For all further details, please contact: Katharina Jeschke k.jeschke@imz.at
 Linda Esslinger l.esslinger@imz.at www.avantpremiere.at


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IMZ GOLDEN PRAGUE PREMIÈRES Prague | Czech Republic, 12 - 16 October 2013 The 50th edition of the International Television Festival Golden Prague was a great success! From 12 – 16 October 2013 Žofín Palace in the heart of Prague was the meeting point for the international cultural film industry! The unique international festival organised by Czech Television in cooperation with EBU and IMZ – not only shows the world‘s best music and dance programs and holds the prestigious competition, it is enriched with premieres, workshops, concerts, a video library, presentations of TV stations, screenings and meetings with renowned directors, producers and choreographers. Starting with the Opening Ceremony focusing on the ever-increasing importance of dance in the audio-visual sector, the festival schedule was full of exciting events ending with the wonderful Gala Award Ceremony. Find the list of all winners within the competition here:

The Grand Prix Golden Prague this year goes to Journey Of A Lifetime: Sir Georg Solti, Competitor: Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images, Co-producer: Bayerischer Rundfunk & Arte, Country: Austria. The jury expresses that “rarely has a documentary revealed so much of one life and work of one of the greatest conductor of our time Sir Georg Solti, whose centenary was celebrated in 2012. Incredible archive, well-chosen interviewees and excellent combine make this an entertaining and informative programme of this year´s Grand Prix.“ Congratulations to all the well-deserved winners! Of course, the IMZ Golden Prague Premières were continued and attracted many visitors to take part in the world premières of Hip Hop Swan Lake, produced by Anna&Paul Film&TV in Sweden, 80 min; 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, in Canada and France, 65 min; Mahlermania – Nico And The Navigators, produced by EuroArts Music & RBB in collaboration with ARTE, in Germany, 87 min; Terezín - Refuge In Music, produced by NIGHTFROG GmbH for the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, in Germany and the Czech Republic, 58 min as well as The Big Ballet, produced by Russia-Kultura TV Channel in Russia, 80 min. The IMZ would like to thank Czech Television very cordially for the outstanding organization of the festival. Golden Prague offers a platform for presenting productions to professionals of the whole industry and a forum for discussing business relevant topics and developing new strategies regarding the production and distribution of cultural programmes. We are already looking forward to next year’s edition! www.imz.at


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IMZ ACADEMY – 1ST EDITION Prague | Czech Republic, 13 - 15 October 2013 In 2013 the IMZ had the pleasure not only to be present with Golden Prague Premières but also to hold the first edition of its IMZ Academy, a Multi-Camera Performance Capture Workshop, supported by Czech Television, ITF Golden Prague and Czekaj Artistic Productions. 11 participants – ranging from students over young professionals to well-experienced experts – worked together for three days in this highly practical workshop! Peter Maniura and Andy Barker, both having years of experience within BBC Television, were directing the IMZ Academy in an excellent manner! Thanks to both of them for their much appreciated preparation, input and contributions! The IMZ Academy offered customised advise on the production of arts programming by jointly working on projects brought by the participants as well as on case studies provided by the Academy director Peter Maniura. The Academy provided a platform for the discussion of important and down-to-earth questions regarding arts productions, for examining

the financial and cultural context in which programming is being made and sharing knowledge. The IMZ especially wishes to thank Czech TV for providing its facilities including an excellent editing-room for the important practical part of the IMZ Academy. The workshop was followed by a joint EBU-IMZ panel discussion within which the results of the workshop were presented to the public and further questions about the high

art of producing interesting arts programs were addressed. Thanks to Arild Erikstad (NRK), Robert Kamyk (Telewizja Polska), Henk van der Meulen (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague) and Martin Traxl (ORF) for participating in the interesting panel hosted by Peter Maniura. We are very looking forward to the next edition of the IMZ Academy and will keep you updated with application deadlines! www.imz.at

IT’S ALL ABOUT DANCE: THE EUROPEAN VIDEO DANCE HERITAGE CONFERENCE Düsseldorf | Germany, 13 - 15 November 2013 We are about to pack our bags, looking forward to meeting our partners from all over Europe - from Lisbon to Helsinki – at Tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf, Germany for the opening conference to one the most comprehensive research of projects on dance ever! European Video Dance Heritage is a two year analysis and experimental

programme to implement structures for a European memory of dance in the long term. IMZ Vice-President and director of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Henk van der Meulen will join the ranks of panelists on Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 15:30 on How to raise awareness for dance as cultural heritage and a contemporary art

form and will share his expertise on New technologies, New Media, New perspectives on Friday, 15 November 2013, 9:30. Find the full conference-programme and registration documents here!


© Eric van Nieuwland

© Yannis Psathas

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IMZ WORLD MUSIC FILM SCREENINGS AT WOMEX 13 Cardiff | United Kindgdom, 23 - 27 October 2013 What a blast! WOMEX 13 in Cardiff was THE bustling spot to be in October to enjoy a diverse World & Jazz programme, networking meetings, conference sessions, an energetic trade fair, film screenings, ceremonies and much much more! From 23 – 27 October 2013 World Music Aficionados gathered in beautiful Wales for the 19th edition of one of the most important annual global music and networking events for artists, industry professionals and music lovers from all over the planet! The IMZ was present with a stand and its World Music Film Screenings!

17 exciting and diverse World Music Films were screened daily from 11:00 to 18:00h and visited by an interested audience! The majority of the films were presented by the filmmakers and lively discussions took place after the screenings! Many thanks for all the positive feedback from filmmakers as well as visitors! If you missed out on WOMEX 13 you can find the screening schedule together with information about the selected films and trailers here. The IMZ invites all filmmakers of the selected films for WOMEX 13 to participate in our World Music Films On

Tour Initiative which offers its selection of films focusing on world music to various festival organisers and cultural institutions for non-commercial and non-theatrical screenings only. If you are interested in participating in the World Music Films On Tour Initiative please contact Astrid Hafner-Auinger (a.hafner@imz.at) for further information! www.woldmusicfilms.com

WORLD MUSIC FILMS ON TOUR The IMZ initiative World Music Films On Tour aims in bringing excellent World Music Films that were screened at WOMEX to a wider public and make films known beyond all borders! The IMZ offers a unique selection of films to various non-commercial festival organisers and cultural institutions world wide to a reasonable price. It is about the opportunity to look beyond the familiar and to make these films available even for small festivals and small budgets! The motivation behind the initiative is on the one hand to support World Music filmmakers in promoting and distributing their artwork around the pla-

net and on the other hand to make these films available even for small festivals, conferences, and other events! One of our latest World Music Films On Tour screenings was Mariza And The Story Of Fado. The 58 minutes documentary by Simon Broughton was filmed 2006 in Lisbon about Portuguese Fado, its history and its charismatic star Mariza. The film was screened as part of the Backstage events at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, where film projections, artist’s talks, lectures, workshops, etc. are put together in the framework of one event. The screening on 11 Octo-

ber 2013 was accompanied by a live concert of Mariza and attended by over 100 visitors. One of our next screenings is going to be in Latvia: On 7 November 2013, Breaking The Silence – Music In Afghanistan from Songlines Films/MWTV and Laya Project from EarthSync (India) will be screened at Festival Porta! For all of you interested in booking a film for your event, please find the complete selection of films we offer for non-commercial bookings here. www.woldmusicfilms.com


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WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT OUR LATEST NEW MEMBERS! WELCOME TO THE IMZ gebrueder beetz filmproduktion The gebrueder beetz filmproduktion has produced more than 100 high-quality documentaries for the national and international market since their founding in 2000. In addition to the CEOs Reinhardt and Christian Beetz, the team consists of 30 employees working in the branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Lüneburg. The companies’ productions have won multiple renowned awards, such as the Grimme Award, the Prix Europa, the Cinema for Peace Award or the German Film Award. In 2012, the Jahrbuch Fernsehen entitled the company as one of the most successful non-fiction production companies in Germany and in 2013 its co-production Open Heart was nominated for an Academy Award®.

Documentary content in the fields of history, culture, science, and society constitutes the productions‘ main focus. Furthermore, gebrueder beetz has a long track record in music documentaries – from films on classical composers (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Wagner) to films on Einstürzende Neubauten or Patricia Kaas, and documentaries about Finnish Tango or on Mali’s rich musical heritage. Since 2007 gebrueder beetz complements its cinematic content with cross-medial formats (web documentaries, apps, books, games). Award-winning projects such as the web format Farewell Comrades! Interactive or Wagner Files – The App are sucessful examples of cross-platform storytelling.

Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion Heinrich-Roller-Straße 15 10405 Berlin T +49 (0) 30 695 669 10 F +49 (0) 30 695 669 15 berlin@gebrueder-beetz.de www.gebrueder-beetz.de

Kobalt What is Kobalt? Founded in 1997, Kobalt is today one of the leading production companies for cultural programme. Kobalt, based in the bubbling center of Berlin Mitte, has been devising and producing magazine programmes, documentaries and live broadcasts mainly for public channels. Most programmes revolve around pop, culture and pop culture. The other core issue is music documentaries. The latest productions were globally broadcasted films such as Kraftwerk, The Untold Story of British Pop as well as reportages and tour films on international artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. A particular focus of our work is the multi-camera broadcast of pop concerts as well as studio productions. The Kobalt-team particularly enjoys making complex concert recordings.

Experienced producers can organise broadcasts of any size. Kobalt employs a 55-strong and passionate team of producers, camera operators, editors and directors. In order to be flexible and independent, Kobalt relies on its own technical department. Eleven sets of camera equipment and eight fully equipped editing suites (AVID) as well as an in-house Studio and Soundstudio and an AFX-Departmenet. The foundation of all this is the passion for music and for telling good stories. We believe in our medium and we want to be the ones to develop it further.

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Kobalt Productions GmbH Torstrasse 105-107 10119 Berlin T +49 (0) 30 240 896 - 0 F +49 (0) 30 240 896 - 12 produktion@kobalt.de www.kobalt.de


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ACCENTUS MUSIC

ARTHAUS MUSIK

Grand Gala Concert In Honour Of Krzysztof Penderecki

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Tutto Pergolesi

On 23 November, Krzysztof Penderecki, Poland’s best-known living composer, will celebrate his 80th birthday. Outstanding artists from the classical music world such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roman Patkolo, Daniel Müller-Schott, Arto Noras, Ivand Monighetti, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Urbanski and Charles Dutoit will honor the “late-modern classicist” with a Gala Concert at the Teatre Wielki in Warsaw, with the composer himself in attendance. The concert programme will feature a special selection of Penderecki’s work, including the exceptional Credo. The Gala Concert recording will be co-produced by TVP and Accentus Music. www.accentus.com

Although the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi only reached the age of 26, he left a remarkable oeuvre in his short career that is now to be discovered. His operas continue to enjoy great success in numerous performances at the Pergolesi Festival in Jesi. In 1731 he was commissioned by the Teatro di San Bartolomeo to compose his debut opera La Salustia; followed by great works like Lo frate ’nnamorato, Il prigionier superbo, La serva padrona, Adriano in Siria, L’Olimpiade and Il Flaminio. (107538)

Richard Wagner Die Walküre The Scala Ring Cycle by Guy Cassiers is continued with numerous outstanding opera stars. Most of all, the

leading ladies Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme and Ekaterina Gubanova are to be named. Simon O’Neill and John Tomlinson fight a stirring duel as Siegmund and Hunding and Vitalij Kowaljow gives his dark portrayal of Wotan. Daniel Barenboim presents a fantastic musical interpretation of this “first day” of the tetralogy. Now on DVD and Blu-ray. (101694/108091)

Anton Bruckner Celibidache Rehearses Bruckner’s Ninth

For a full sixty minutes Celibidache rehearses Bruckner’s Ninth – a key work for the composer, who did not complete any more compositions after he finished the Adagio. It is also a key work for Celibidache, who towards the end of his life frequently returned to working on Bruckner’s late symphonies. In no other documentary film about Celibidache does one experience with such immediacy the moment of music being created. (Blu-ray 108089) www.arthaus-musik.com

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CLASART CLASSIC “In Verdi’s Heaven With Mariss Jansons” (Der Kurier)

Choir (Der Standard). The all-star cast of soloists include Krassimira Stoyanova, Marina Prudenskaja, Saimir Pirgu and Orlin Anastassov.

Clasart Classic Recorded Verdi’s Requiem With Mariss Jansons And The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra In co-production with BR, Clasart Classic has just recorded Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Reqiuem with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of its principal conductor Mariss Jansons at the splendid Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein. Verdi called upon every device in his operatic armory to create a thrilling epic, which runs the whole gamut of human emotions from the lacerating fortissimo eruptions of the Dies irae, through the dancing energy of the Sanctus to the poignant en-

The concert was transmitted live by Mezzo and will be broadcast by BR and ATV. Arthaus will release this outstanding programme on DVD in spring 2014. www.tmg.de

ding‘s painful acceptance. In this performance, the various facets of the passionate score rousingly unfold: “With unsentimental intimacy, Mariss Jansons and his orchestra evoke eternal peace and everlasting light” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). They are joined by the at times “impressively light-footedly, tenderly and at other times powerfully” performing Bavarian Radio

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C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT & UNITEL PRESENT ZDF Festive Advent Con- Live From Semperoper On The Occasion Of cert 2013 From FrauenDresden: New Year’s Eve Krzysztof Penderecki‘s kirche Dresden Concert 2013 80th Birthday On 23 November 2013, C Major “From Berlin to New York” is this year’s motto of the German Television’s Entertainment Presents traditional New Year’s Eve Concert The Documentary on 31 December 2013. At Frauenkirche Dresden, Christian Thielemann Paths Through The Laand the Staatskapelle Dresden will byrinth – The Composer celebrate the New Year’s Eve 2013 together with soprano Renée Fleming Krzysztof Penderecki. ©Uwe Arens

The German Television brings the festive atmosphere of pre-Christmas Dresden from the stunning Frauenkirche to livingrooms throughout Germany. This year the master of ceremonies will be Franz Welser-Möst. Also performing are the State Opera Chorus Dresden and the Staatskapelle Dresden. Soloists are soprano Julia Lezhneva, mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato and tenor Klaus Florian Vogt. A production of ZDF in co-production with UNITEL in co-operation with Staatskapelle Dresden, Stiftung Frauenkirche Dresden and UNITEL CLASSICA

and tenor Klaus Florian Vogt. Live Signal available on 31 December. Length: approx. 90’ min. A production of ZDF in co-production with UNITEL in co-operation with Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden and CLASSICA.

©DECCA - Andrew Eccles

Live From Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam: Chistmas Matinee 2013

For one year, author Anna Schmidt has been studying Penderecki. Her film includes interviews with his musical companions – Anne-Sophie Mutter, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen, Mariss Jansons and Lorin Maazel; Johnny Greenwood („Radiohead“) and Andrzej Wajda – and follows Penderecki from Kraków to Munich, from Vienna to Leipzig, and on various occasions to his country estate in Luslawice. Thoughts, dialogues, extracts from his music and film scores create a fascinating, multi-layered portrait including also rare archive material. A production of EIKON MITTE in co-production with MDR and Bow & Axe Entertainment Warsaw for TVP Poland. Funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM and Filmfund Krakow. Length: 86’ / 57’ min.

Andris Nelsons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performing works by Richard Wagner: the overtures to The Flying Dutchman, Parsifal and Tannhäuser. Live Signal available on 25 December. Length: approx. 90’ min. A production of UNITEL in co-production with RCO. ©Sheila Rock - courtesy of Virgin Classics

© Harald Hofmann - DG

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ELECTRIC SKY EUROARTS As A Co-Production Of Representing Phil New Live Production Telewizja Polska (TVP) Grabsky’s Seventh Art After his New Year’s Eve concert perAnd ACCENTUS Music Catalogue formance in 2009, pianist Lang Lang is now returning to the stage of BerLife From Warsaw: UK and Hong Kong based Distribu- lin’s Philharmonic Hall performing Penderecki Gala Concert tors, Electric Sky, have become the Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 – todistributors for Brighton-ba- gether with the Berliner PhilharmoAt Polish National Opera exclusive sed production company, Seventh Art … featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter, Roman Patkolo, Daniel Müller-Schott as soloists and Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Krzysztof Urbanski as conductors, leading the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, the Polish National Opera Choir, the Wielki Theatre Choir and the Warsaw Boys‘ Choir. Program: Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, Duo Concertante, Concerto grosso, Credo (Soloists: Iwona Hossa, Ewa Vesin, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Krystian Krzeszowiak, Nikolay Didenko). Live from Warsaw on 23 November 7 p.m. Length: approx. 120’ min. www.cmajor-entertainment.com www.unitel.de

Productions, who has produced dozens of award-winning documentaries over the last 25 years. The catalogue of approximately 100 hours spans many genres, from music and the arts to ancient history with series presented by art historian Tim Marlow and ex-Monty Python Terry Jones.

One of the major new releases is the lavishly praised Exhibition On Screen brand. The first three films focussing on major international exhibitions and the artists concerned include Manet From The Royal Academy, Munch From The Munch Museum And National Gallery Of Oslo and Vermeer From The National Gallery Of London. These are available as 90’ or 50’ films. Another highlight is the latest in a series of major composer feature films. Following Beethoven, then Mozart, comes In Search of Haydn (1 x 110’, 2x52’ & 1 x 50’). This new film looks chronologically at Haydn’s biography and music with intimate and revealing interviews with the world’s finest musicians. www.electricsky.com

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niker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.

For the coming year-end celebration we can also hear two of the most popular Hungarian Dances by Brahms, as well as three of the Slavonic Dances by Dvorák. Not quite as well-known are the melodies from the ballet Gayaneh by the Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian – but at least one piece from this work – the famous Sabre Dance – is familiar to any music fan. An exciting counterpoint will be the third movement of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Dances. Produced in HD by EuroArts Music in co-production with ARTE, RBB & BR.

New In HD

Two new Classic Archive™ programmes are now available in HD for TV distribution and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in November. Extensively restored, upscaled and digitally remastered these episodes bring into focus the greatest Verdi performers:


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GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION Classic Archive – Verdi: Messa da Requiem: Filmed at the Royal Festival Hall in 1964, performed by the superb Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus and lead by legendary conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.

New Music Documentaries: From Beethoven To Fatoumata Diawara

Celebrating Verdi – Verdi’s Legendary Interpreters collects performances of Arturo Toscanini, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

New On DVD & BD © Viviane Blumenschein

The Italian Character - The Story of A Great Italian Orchestra A film by Angelo Bozzolini

Gozaran - Time Passing A film by Frank Scheffer www.euroarts.com

Autumn 2013 is an intense period for German production company gebrueder beetz. After a long festival tour, the film Midsummer Night’s Tango by Vivane Blumenschein has been released in Finnish theaters on 18 October. The film discovers the Finnish tango from the viewpoint of three Argentinean tango musicians. The film will open in Argentinean cinemas in February 2014 and in Germany in March. The long-awaited film The Beethoven Files by Hedwig Schmutte and Ralf Pleger had its TV-premiere on ARTE on 30 November. Earlier this year, The Wagner Files was broadcast on ARTE. The film has recently been awarded with the Audience Award at the renowned World Film Festival in Montréal. Furthermore gebrueder beetz is working on two music-related documentaries, MALI BLUES and Gardenia – before the last curtain falls. Gardenia (by Thomas Wallner) is in the final stage of post-production. The feature documentary is based on a theatre play by Belgian star choreographer Alain Platel and captures the moving story of a group

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of ageing travesty artists. The film is co-produced with ZDF/ARTE and will have its premiere in early 2014. MALI BLUES (director: Lutz Gregor) is a musical road movie illustrating Mali’s rich musical culture. Alongside Fatoumata Diawara the documentary shows breath-taking landscapes and discovers Mali’s agitated heart from Bamako in the Southwest to the “Festival au Désert“ in northern Timbuktu. Primary shooting is suposed to start in january 2014. www.gebrueder-beetz.de


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LA MONNAIE / PETER ROSEN 50TH ITF DE MUNT PRODUCTIONS, GOLDEN INC. PRAGUE La Clemenza Di Tito

Rome, 79 AD. The emperor Tito narrowly escapes the attack his best friend Sesto has plotted against him under pressure from his beloved Vitellia. Tito is faced with the heartrending choice of following his feelings and granting his friend clemency, or following his reason and condemning him. In La Clemenza di Tito Mozart returned to opera seria just a few months before his death. He had not worked in this genre since Idomeneo.

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For a long time this work, quite unjustifiably, remained in the shadow of his other great masterpieces, despite the fact that much of the music he wrote for this work is among the best in his oeuvre. Belgian director Ivo van Hove gives the piece a perfect staging: refined and without exaggeration... His approach rhymes perfectly with music director Ludovic Morlot‘s thoughtful and nuanced conducting of La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. The entire opera is to be seen on www.lamonnaie.be from Friday 1 to Thursday 21 November 2013.

Touching The Sound

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The film on 24-year-old blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii is nearing completion with sound mixing, special effects, and colour grading scheduled for November. WDR and ORF have come aboard as production partners so far. Avex Classics International will handle Blu-ray and DVD distribution in Asia. Touching the Sound is director Peter Rosen‘s third film about Nobu, following his documentary about Nobu‘s Van Cliburn Competition victory in 2009, A Surprise in Texas, and his Carnegie Hall debut in 2011, Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall, both distributed by EuroArts. The film traces Nobuyuki‘s lifelong struggle to become a world-class pianist – from his birth, his young years as a student, on a recent American tour, and to the earthquake and tsunami devastated areas of Japan filmed this past May, ending at his debut at the Proms, in London. www.peterrosenproductions.com

On 16 October 2013, the 50th ITF Golden Prague culminated in the glamorous Prize Giving Ceremony at Zofin Palace... Special congratulations go to: Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images for winning the Grand Prix Golden Prague for the programme Journey of a Lifetime: Sir Georg Solti. The complete list of award winners is available here. The ITF GP team can look back on a successful jubilee edition of the prestigious International Television Festival: „It was a great pleasure to host the 1st IMZ Academy, the IMZ Bureau and Directorate Meetings, the Golden Prague Premieres as well as the EBU Bureau and EBU Plenary meeting in Prague. The Bubenicek brothers and John Neumeier personally came to Prague for two fascinating editions of our Tribute to, and Stephen Segaller captivatingly presented the Thirteen WNET channel to the festival participants. A big thank-you goes to the Jury, Hazel Wright, Reiner Moritz, Arild Erikstad, and David Marecek, for scutinising all 96 programmes in the competition – and, of course, to all of you who sent their programme/s to the competition and who came to celebrate with us in Prague!“ Mark Your Calendar: The 51st edition of the International Television Festival Golden Prague will take place 11 – 15 October 2014 at Zofin Palace. www.festivalgoldenprague.cz

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RUSSIAN STATE MUSIC TV AND RADIO CENTRE … dedicates a whole birthday festival to the 85th anniversary of the Grand Choir, known as the Masters Of Choral Singing. In 2013-2014, one of the oldest Moscow professional choral bands – The Grand Choir Masters Of Choral Singing will celebrate its 85th anniversary. The band was created by the outstanding master of the choral art of Russia – Aleksandr Sveshnikov in 1928. From this date on, the choir performed more than 5,000 compositions. Among them are operas, oratorios, cantatas of Russian and foreign composers, folk songs and spiritual music. Aside from work with the leading orchestras of Russia, the choir cherishes a vast repertoire of

a cappella compositions. Many of those choir works are in the “golden fund” of Russian sound recordings and were awarded abroad…

2 February 2014 Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire Verdi – Requiem

Upcoming Events:

For further information, please contact Elena Tinkova, elenatinkova123@ mail.ru

17 December 2013 Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Ludwig Van Beethoven – Missa solemnis

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28 January 2014 Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire Rossini – Small gala mass

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ACCENTUS MUSIC Isang Yun-Documentary In Between Awarded With Golden Prague’s Special Mention For Extraordinary Artistic Achievement

The ACCENTUS Music production In Between: Isang Yun in North and South Korea, a documentary by Maria Stodtmeier, has been awarded the 2013 Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement at the Golden Prague Festival. The Jury praised the documentary stating: “In Between tells of the Korean avantgarde composer Isang Yun and his deepest wish to see the reunification of his country with only his music as a weapon. The story is told expertly by juxtaposing the two cultures and their respective claims to his music”. In Between is a production of ACCENTUS Music in co-production with ZDF.

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Karajan – Das zweite Diapason d’Or Arte For Bruckner 1 With Claudio Leben Wins Best Ababdo And The Lucerne Documentary Festival Orchestra On 1 October, director Eric Schulz The ACCENTUS Music release of Bruckner’s 1st Symphony on CD was granted the prestigious Diapason d‘Or Arte in October – “The most outstanding triumph of this new recording: an orchestra, whose youth and generosity combine perfectly with the overwhelming lyricism of this score […]. A new, essential step – indeed one of the most beautiful – in the journey and history of Abbado’s Bruckner interpretations.” (DIAPASON)

received the prestigious award by the Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen at the prize giving ceremony in Cologne.

After the Austrian ROMY, this is the second award for the outstanding ServusTV production. According to the jury: „The film by Eric Schulz presents the unrepresentable: the fascination of pure sound.“ Read more... Karajan – Das zweite Leben is a production by ServusTV in co-production with UNITEL Classica.

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Recipients Announced Three programmes from the Arab region, Latin America and Oceania will receive the 2013 Musical Rights Awards, presented by the International Music Council, an international NGO in official partnership with UNESCO. The IMC Musical Rights Awards are given to programmes or projects that support in an exemplary way one or more of the five musical rights enunciated by the International Music Council: The right for all children and adults • to express themselves musically in all freedom • to learn musical languages and skills • to have access to musical involvement through participation, listening, creation, and information • The right for all musical artists • to develop their artistry and communicate through all media, with proper facilities at their disposal • to obtain just recognition and remuneration for their work This year's recipients of the IMC Musical Rights Awards are: Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments and New Technology Hosted by Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina Music and Resilience for the Palestinian Refugees of Lebanon Hosted by Associazione Prima Materia, Italia Remix the Orchestra Hosted by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO), New Zealand

The Awards are a way to encourage IMC members and other organisations to give active support to the musical rights. This Award is a symbolic and active recognition of the effort that is brought by each actor involved to the nominated projects and programmes. Nominations can be made by IMC members only. The IMC Musical Rights Awards will be presented to recipients during the opening ceremony of the 5th IMC World Forum on Music in Brisbane, Australia, on 21 November 2013. Read more...

Call For Submissions: Found Choreography – Make Your Film Dance Cinedans and Peter Delpeut (filmmaker and guest curator at Cinedans 2014) invite everyone to submit films, videos or clips of “found choreography“, the dance version of found footage. There is dedicated blog set up for the project at www.foundchoreography. blogspot.com, where Peter will respond to the submissions and your input. Find beautiful movements in existing material, and then isolate, manipulate, sample and recycle them – transform the world around you into unexpected choreographies. Your contribution will be published on the blog using the new Found Choreography library in the Cinedans YouTube channel. At Cinedans Festival 2014, Peter Delpeut will present a special Found Choreography programme featuring his selection of the best films. Go to the Found Choreography blog to read the articles, add your comments, propose entries and submit your own contribution. Send your YouTube or Vimeo link, or a digital file (through WeTransfer) to foundchoreography@cinedans.nl.


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CRUX DANCE EUROPEAN PRODUCTIONS CAMERA WEST FORUM DANCE MEDIA ON MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL Illuminating Britten

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A weekend at the Barbican and the Guildhall School, curated by John Bridcut 8 – 10 November 2013

Dance Camera West 13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival RESTRUCTURE Dance welcomes dance media in any dance style or genre. Categories include: screendance, short films, feature length, documentary, animation and interactive dance media.

A feast of music, discussions, films and surprise events – even a Britten-style Red House Lunch – to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary. See the Barbican website for booking details (weekend and day passes): www.barbican.org.uk/music/ event-detail.asp?ID=14488

This year’s festival highlights include live site-specific dance performances and special programming celebrating dance in animation. DCW venues have included The Music Center, REDCAT, The Getty Museum, LACMA, Hammer Museum and Grand Park. DCW Dance Media Festival 6 - 8 June 2014 Deadline: 31 January 2014 How to submit? Find all the rules and regulations on www.dancecamerawest.org/submit. html

Save The Date For The 4th European Forum On Music: The next EMC Annual Conference will take place from 19 – 22 June 2014 in the Swiss capital of Bern. In co-operation with the Swiss Music Council and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, the Forum will evolve around the theme Music & Politics: A shared responsibility. Inspired by the host country, the 4th European Forum on Music will explore what Europe can learn from Switzerland, the so-called nation of will (Willensnation). The widely acclaimed slogan unity in diversity is claimed by both the European Union and Switzerland as one of their main characteristics. What does this diversity look like? What are the challenges of it? And how is this diversity reflected in Europe? More information available soon at www.emc-imc.org/efm


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IMC WORLD FORUM ON MUSIC The 5th International Music Council (IMC) World Forum on Music will take place 21 – 24 November 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. Co-organised by the Music Council of Australia and Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, the programme features sessions that seek to engage rather than merely inform, choosing creative and innovative formats to highlight key issues in contemporary musical life globally. Running alongside the forum programme, a diverse performance programme will feature some of Australia’s most prominent well-known artists, as well as international artists, in genres including popular music, Asian music, African music, classical music, art music, jazz and many more. Registration is still open for everyone interested in being part of this memorable event: http://worldforumonmusic.org/.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION World Conference 2014 In Porto Alegre The 31st World Conference of the International Society for Music Education takes place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 20 – 25 July 2014. This conference marks the first ISME World Conference in Latin America, a seminal event, and we are delighted to work in partnership with ABEM and the Federal University of the Rio Grande do Sul. The conference theme Listening to the musical diversity of the world provides opportunity for the music education community to celebrate the immense diversity of music-making that exists across the globe, to acknowledge the multiple ways in which music shapes our lives, and interrogate the unique contributions that music makes to the lives of individuals and communities. The call for presenters for the conference (spoken papers, posters, demonstrations / workshops and symposia) was open until 1st November 2013 (although late submissions of high quality may be accepted). Registration for conference attendance will open soon. See www.isme.org for more details.

EDITORS’ SELECTION ... picked from the IMC Music World News Bulletin: Music news from around the world – brought to you by the International Music Council Happy Birthday To The Cassette Tape Home taping was introduced to the music-buying public 50 years ago. It didn’t kill the music industry, but it did change it forever. Read more... Five Music Start-Ups To Watch The future of music goes far beyond streaming. These start-ups are upending traditional business models and putting the artists in charge. Read more... Social Media Brings New Orchestra, Opera Fans Normally two islands in a sea of social media, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia have had recent audience triumphs radically revising old notions that Twitter and other social media work only for young millennials. Read more... After 70 Years, New York City Opera Prepares its Final Bow In Handel‘s Julius Caesar, Cleopatra sings the lament, „I will weep for my fate.“ Read more... Is Timid Programming Classical Music‘s Biggest Threat? When times are tough, a lot of arts groups go for the sure thing. For orchestras, that means a Beethoven symphony cycle over Schoenberg or Cage. Read more...


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