Fifth Golden Prague Award for Accentus Music

Author: Accentus Music

For the fifth time, Accentus Music has been awarded at Golden Prague Festival and received a Czech Crystal for its documentary “The Unanswered Ives”.

  • Paul Smaczny and Anne-Kathrin Peitz | Copyright: © Golden Prague International Television Festival

    Paul Smaczny and Anne-Kathrin Peitz © Golden Prague International Television Festival

“The Unanswered Ives – Pioneer In American Music” has received the Czech Crystal – “Documentary Programmes Dedicated to Music, Dance and Theatre” at this year’s Golden Prague International Television Festival. The festival jury states: “Beautifully shot, the documentary gives a convincing answer to the question of who Charles Ives was. The must-see performance recordings correspond to Ives composition techniques. The viewer gets a well-balanced portrait of a unique American composer.”

Charles Ives is the most famous “weekend composer” of musical history and is regarded today as the first composer of the modern age in America. “The Unanswered Ives” is the first film ever about Charles Ives and a profound exploration of an extraordinary, multi-faceted personality. It sheds a light on Ives’ life and work in all their facets and explores his musical world with performances in churches, concert halls, out in the open air or in a circus.

Together with Christoph Marthaler’s Charles Ives performance “Universe, Incomplete”, filmed at the Ruhrtriennale 2018, “The Unanswered Ives” will be released on DVD this fall.

English Title The Unanswered Ives – Pioneer In American Music
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company WDR/ARTE
Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Producer Paul Smaczny
Director Anne-Kathrin Peitz
Director of Photography Mitja Hagelüken
Sound Engineer Christoph Wonneberger


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