May 2020

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: 25 Classic Piano Concertos DVD Box

EuroArts Music International

The 25 most important Piano Concertos in one high valuable DVD box and one informational booklet! Don’t miss out on this very educational collection.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem – Paavo Järvi

C Major Entertainment

“A powerful moment of musical history recreated” – Classic FM about the Brahms Requiem interpretation by Paavo Järvi & Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

DVD + Blu-Ray: LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala

C Major Entertainment

A century to the day after the orchestra’s first concert on 24 October 1919, the centennial season culminates in a “splashy gala night” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

DVD + Blu-Ray: Larcher: Das Jagdgewehr (The Hunting Gun)

C Major Entertainment

“A clear, powerful text, some striking imagery and a luminous score of great beauty and originality ensure this opera’s success.” (The Observer)

DVD + Blu-Ray: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Bel Air Media

A new, award-winning, choreographical version of Prokofiev’s masterpiece by Vyacheslav Samodurov for the Ural Opera Ballet.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Romeo and Juliet – A ballet by Christian Spuck

Accentus Music

In May, Accentus Music releases Christian Spuck’s choreography of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” on DVD, Blu-ray and as digital video on demand.

DVD + Blu-Ray: The State Opera – A Film by Toni Schmid

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

The State Opera, the documentary about the Bavarian State Opera by Toni Schmid, featuring Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anja Harteros.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Verdi: Falstaff

Bel Air Media

Verdi and Boito’s last masterpiece takes the stage of Teatro Real (Madrid), in a new production by Laurent Pelly!

DVD + Blu-Ray: Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

C Major Entertainment

At Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, maestro Fabio Luisi gives “a superb performance” (Operawire) of Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman).

DVD + Blu-Ray: Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg / Deutsche Oper Berlin

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Alexander von Zemlinsky’s powerful opera Der Zwerg (“The Dwarf”) in a stunning production by Tobias Kratzer staged at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.


From Schein to Bach – amarcordplus

Accentus Music

Ensemble amarcord and three guest singers presented a cappella music by Schein, Schütz, Bach and others in empty St. Thomas Church Leipzig.

VBW musical stars in “Wir spielen für Österreich”

VBW International GmbH

Watch VBW musical stars perform beautiful musical ballads on the ORF-TVthek until 10 May or rebroadcast on 16 May on 3Sat.


David Garrett Live in Verona


Enjoy cross-over violinist David Garrett in the unique atmosphere of the Verona Arena performing greatest hits ranging from Coldplay to Beethoven.

The 2020/21 season in the Digital Concert Hall

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

The Berliner Philharmoniker published their plans for the 2020/21 season – and with them the schedule for live broadcasts in the Digital Concert Hall.

The Berlin Phil Series

Berlin Phil Media GmbH

A new concert series in which members of the Berliner Philharmoniker perform chamber music in the Digital Concert Hall.

“We play for Austria” on demand on fidelio


2 online concerts with world-renowned singers now available on-demand on fidelio.


The IMZ looks on the World Music Sector

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The music industry has been impacted by Covid-19 all across the globe and across all genres, which is being evaluated in a survey by the IMC. At the same time, the IMZ shines a light on a specialised music sector.


Digital BTHVN2020 Projects

Beethoven Jubiläums Gesellschaft

The coronavirus affects many events planned for the Beethoven anniversary year 2020. Some project partners and organisers now provide digital offers.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trios


In honour of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Daniel Baremboim, Michael Baremboim and Kian Soltani perform the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano trios.


ARTE Concert Invites to a Virtual Festival Summer


Since the 2020 festival season will be marked by numerous cancellations, ARTE Concert intends on inviting music lovers to a virtual festival summer.

Music From Home – powered by Music Traveler

Only Hands Small

Many musicians are left without income. Music Traveler is building “Music From Home”, where we help musicians to monetise their digital performances.

New art channel on Samsung TV Plus by Monarda Arts


Experience the variety of art history from the old masters all the way to postmodernism in one channel now on Samsung TV Plus at your Samsung Smart TV.

Special News: Music + Dance in Times of Covid-19

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

In times of closed concert halls, we bring you the latest live streams and other initiatives by IMZ Members that bring music + dance directly to your homes!


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