February 2021

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.


Avant Première 2021 takes place online

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Avant Première Music + Media Market is the international trade fair, marketplace, conference and networking event for music + dance films. This year's edition takes place online-exclusive from 15-18 February. Check out the programme!


CD: (re)creations - Zlata Chochieva

Accentus Music

The new album of Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva presents piano transcriptions by Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Friedman.

DVD: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma & Daniel Barenboim

C Major Entertainment

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

DVD: Anton Bruckner The symphonies, The Story, the Film

Telmondis Distribution

Telmondis presents Anton Bruckner’s symphonies, recorded over 3 years at the Collegiate Church of St. Florian, Austria, with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev and released in Nov 2020.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Baltikum / SWR Vokalensemble / Marcus Creed

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

SWR Classic release of the Baltic 20th century choral music performed by SWR Vokalensemble with Marcus Creed featuring works by Pärt, Vasks, Tormis etc.

Blu-Ray: Berliner Philharmoniker: New Year’s Eve Concerts

EuroArts Music International

A unique compilation of 20 years of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s much-celebrated New Year’s Eve Concert.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Cavalli - Ercole Amante / Opéra Comique

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Stunning Opéra Comique production of Cavalli’s opera Ercole Amante staged by Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq and performed by ensemble Pygmalion.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Gluck: Alceste from Bayerische Staatsoper

C Major Entertainment

The Belgian dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui interprets Gluck’s late Baroque opera Alceste as an impressive symbiosis between dance and music.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Hoffmanns Erzählungen

Arthaus Musik

Felsensteins Hoffmanns Erzählungen brandnew remastered in 4k from the original 35mm film.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Kit Armstrong plays Wagner, Liszt and Mozart

C Major Entertainment

Kit Armstrong performed at the famous Margravial Opera House Bayreuth, a masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture, works by Wagner, Liszt and Mozart.

CD: Mozart / Beethoven - SEPTETS

Accentus Music

Accentus Music releases the acclaimed performance of the Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra from the 2020 Lucerne Festival on CD.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Ritter Blaubart

Arthaus Musik

Felsensteins Ritter Blaubart brandnew remastered in 4k from the original 35mm film.

CD + Blu-Ray: The Symphonies of Gustav Mahler

Berlin Phil Media

The Symphonies of Gustav Mahler - 10 CDs · 8 conductors · 10 years of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

DVD: The Years of the Shark – Astor Piazzolla

EuroArts Music International

In celebration of Astor Piazzolla’s 100th birthday, Daniel Rosenfeld’s acclaimed documentary “The Years of the Shark” will be released on DVD and digital.


Mozartwoche on fidelio


Stream this year's Mozart Week from Salzburg on fidelio!

On-demand concerts from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Overtone Films

Hilan Warshaw of Overtone Films is now video director at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, directing acclaimed weekly on-demand multicamera video concerts.

Opera in Love from the Arena di Verona


ARTE Concert makes available "Opera in Love" from the Arena di Verona with Plácido Domingo, Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo.

Streaming exclusively on Marquee TV this month


Brand new performances from The Washington Ballet, London Symphony Orchestra and OperaGlass Works. Available February onwards at


Giuseppe Verdi: Aida - Live From Paris


18 2021: ARTE Concert streams Giuseppe Verdi's passionate drama with Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča and Jonas Kaufmann live from the Opéra national de Paris.

Secret Song broadcast on SVT2

Overtone Films

27 2021: Secret Song, a docudrama with Renée Fleming about the mysterious love affair that inspired Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, will be broadcast on SVT2 in February.


Historic Ashton's Cinderella from Covent Garden

Opus Arte

Frederick Ashton’s 1969 acclaimed production shines in this historic, colour recording from The Royal Ballet

Opera in the Quarry - Turandot

Oper im Steinbruch – Arenaria

Puccini‘s glistening and mysteriously jagged sounds find their idealecho in the rugged rocky landscape of the St. Margarethen Quarry.


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