CONSUMER NEWS
December 2018

Your monthly update on performing arts releases, live streams, previews and specials - directly from the producers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


NEW RELEASES

DVD: Claudio Abbado Edition – 25 DVD Box

EuroArts Music International

This edition gives an extensive overview and moving insights into Maestro Claudio Abbado’s life and many of his important projects.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Gaveaix: Léonore / Opera Lafayette

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The Washington, D.C.-based Opera Lafayette production of the rarely staged Pierre Gaveaux’s opera Léonore, the direct forerunner to Beethoven’s Fidelio.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Leonard Bernstein – Young People’s Concert (Vol I)

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts left their mark on television history, now for the first time available with German, Italian, Japanese & Korean subtitles.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Mstislav Rostropovich – The Indomitable Bow

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The award-winning documentary “The Indomitable Bow” is a unique portrait of legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, made by French filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon.

DVD + Blu-Ray + 4K/UHD: Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

C Major Entertainment GmbH

Praise for the Bayerische Staatsoper's new Ballo in maschera: “A formidable vocal feast” - “this production shows what a utopia opera can be”.

DVD + Blu-Ray + 4K/UHD: Wagner: Die Walküre

C Major Entertainment GmbH

“Re-creation” of Karajan’s musico-theatrical vision of the masterwork, with which the legendary Maestro opened the very first Easter Festival in 1967.

PRODUCTIONS SOON ON THE MARKET

CD: Bach: Cantatas – Thomanerchor Leipzig, Schwarz

Accentus Music

Accentus Music releases the first in a series of new CD recordings with the Thomanerchor Leipzig and Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz.

CD: Szymanowski/Zemlinsky – NOSPR, Liebreich

Accentus Music

After an award-winning 3-disc collection, Accentus releases a new CD production with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Liebreich.

LIVE STREAMS + VIDEO ON DEMAND

Live on takt1: Fazıl Say with the Camerata Salzburg

takt1

At the end of the year, takt1 will be live-streaming first-class concerts from the Wiener Konzerthaus like on December 6th 2018, Fazıl Say with the Camerata Salzburg.

Live on takt1: New Year's Concert conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada

takt1

At the end of the year, takt1 will be live-streaming first-class concerts from the Wiener Konzerthaus like the great New Year’s Concert of the Wiener Symphoniker conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

L’Italiana in Algeri - Opera by Gioachino Rossini

ARD

The great Cecilia Bartoli stars in Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier’s charming production of Rossini’s opera.

Retrotopia – with Martin Fröst

Stockholm Concert Hall

Music and stories about humanity's past and future – an experience beyond concert conventions. VOD with Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

“Uaxuctum” The Legend of the Maya-City

ARTE G.E.I.E.

This VR360 documentary experience lets us immerse in a rehearsal session of Giacinto Scelsi's work for chorus and orchestra, "Uaxuctum".

BROADCAST DATES + CINEMA TRANSMISSIONS

ARD-Silvesterkonzert

ARD

Mariss Jansons and the "Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks" present a sparkling festival of musical treasures at New Year’s Eve.

Berliner Philharmoniker's New Year’s Eve concert

Berlin Phil Media

LIVE in cinemas: The New Year's Eve Concert with Daniel Barenboim.

Joy to the World! – Songs for the Christmas Season

ARD

Join the Bavarian Radio Chorus for a little trip around the world to explore various Christmas melodies.

Klassik Shorts

ARD

"klassik shorts", a three-minute video format that will get you into the mood to listen to great symphonic works.

Verdi’s rare opera live from Paris Opera

François Roussillon et Associés

FRA Productions & FRA Cinéma present Simon Boccanegra live on Thursday 13 December.

SPECIALS + RAFFLES

Berliner Philharmoniker: exclusive DVD edition

Berlin Phil Media

Christmas gift for you: limited DVD edition for purchasers of a Digital Concert Hall 12-Month Ticket.

Mothers of Invention

Doc Society UK

Join former Irish President and Chair of The Elders, Mary Robinson and New York Times columnist and comedian Maeve Higgins, in this uplifting, guilt-free new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice.

New Year's Concert contest

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Win 2 tickets for the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic followed by lunch at Hotel Sacher!

Point Music Festival

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Four festival days, four world premiere, three orchestras, two club nights, movie shows and a dozen concerts ... in other words four days of pure magic.

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