April 2019

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.


DVD: Count Basie Live

EuroArts Music International

This concert from 1961 recorded at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi is an absolutely captivating and intimate performance by the jazz legend.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Delibes: Coppélia

Bel Air Media

(Re)discover "Coppélia" in a revival of Marius Petipa's original choreography by the Bolshoi Ballet!

CD: Furtwängler: The Radio Recordings 1939-1945

Berlin Phil Media

For the first time, the Berliner Philharmoniker are releasing a complete edition of the radio recordings between 1939 and 1945 on 22 CD/SACD.

Blu-Ray: Gaming in Symphony

EuroArts Music International

“Gaming in Symphony” is an epic concert performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with the Danish National Concert Choir and various soloists.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Midsummer Night’s Gala Grafenegg

C Major Entertainment

Pretty Yende, who sings brilliantly partners up with her “congenial partner” (Kurier) Joseph Calleja and the wonderful cellist Harriet Krijgh.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Rossini: Le Comte Ory from Opéra Comique, Paris

C Major Entertainment

“A masterpiece!” (Télérama) / “Pure pleasure!” (Les Échos) / “...a true musical and theatrical celebration where everything sparkles!” (Bachtrack)

CD: Stay, ye angels – Gaechinger Cantorey, Rademann

Accentus Music

In time for Easter, Accentus releases its new CD with the Gaechinger Cantorey and Hans-Christoph Rademann recorded at St. Wenzel Naumburg.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Weber: Der Freischütz / Teatro alla Scala

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Weber’s Romantic opera Der Freischütz staged by Matthias Hartmann at La Scala with the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

CD: Zhi-Jong Wang, Tokyo Phil - “The Butterfly Lovers”

Accentus Music

Accentus releases its new recording with Zhi-Jong Wang and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on Hybrid SACD.


Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk live from Paris Opera

François Roussillon et Associés

FRA Cinéma presents Shostakovich’s scorching and scandalous work live in cinemas.

Live on fidelio: Thielemann + Vienna Philharmonic

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Experience the exclusive subscription concert of the Vienna Philharmonic and Christian Thielemann from the Wiener Musikverein playing Bruckner and Mason!

Live on Rnyso, Jurowski and Masleev

The Moscow Philharmonic Society

The Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Jurowski and Dmitry Masleev (piano) present a programme of the Russian classics.

Live on takt1: Easter Concert Wiener Symphoniker


Spring cleaning: the Vienna Symphony‘s traditional Easter concert focuses on French music from around 1900, with Renaud Capuçon.

Live on takt1:“Messa da Requiem” with Currentzis


Teodor Currentzis and his furious ensemble MusicAeterna with Verdi’s “Requiem” at the venue of the premiere: the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan.

Live: Springtime in Vienna with Lahav Shani

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

This year's Springtime in Vienna from the Wiener Konzerthaus will be conducted by Zubin Mehta’s designated successor Lahav Shani.


Bartók, Bruckner, Brexit: Simon Rattle + The LSO


Before his magnificent concert in Luxemburg, the heart of the EU, we spoke to Simon Rattle about Bartók, Bruckner and his views on Brexit.

Marina Abramović on ARTE Concert

ARTE Deutschland TV

“A Different Way of Hearing“ – A performance experience in cooperation with the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

On Fidelio: The Salzburg Easter Festival

fidelio / Klassik Digital Vertriebs-GmbH

Just in time for the Salzburg Easter Festival, fidelio features some of the most spectacular productions from recent editions of the festival.


150 Years Wiener Staatsoper

Arthaus Musik

Experience four decades of opera history from the Vienne State Opera on 11 DVDs.

Gerhard Richter

Arthaus Musik

A documentary about the world's most expensive artist.

W. A. Mozart | Die Zauberflöte

Arthaus Musik

The legendary Magic Flute staged by the famous director Jean-Pierre Ponelle featuring an outstanding cast.


ICMA Gala Concert with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

ICMA and Luzerner Sinfonieorchester announce terrific programme for the Gala Concert on 10 May 2019.

Interview with Discovery Award 2019 Winner Eva Gevorgyan

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Young Russian pianist Eva Gevorgyan has already played on many prestigious stages and won the ICMA Discovery Award 2019. Jury member Evgenia Krivitskaya from the Russian magazine Musical Life has made the following interview with the ambitious young pianist.


Art installation “Unser Ludwig”

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

500 x Beethoven! A picture that will go around the world from Bonn (Germany).

Beethoven Story

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

How did Beethoven live, what factors influenced his development, how did the city and the region help to shape him?

The Beethoven Pastoral Project

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The Beethoven Pastoral Project invites artists and concert halls, institutions and ensembles from all over the world to join network that has never been seen before.


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