April 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.


Let's kick off the IMZ Academy year

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ Academy offers a bespoke + innovative programme of masterclasses for young and established professionals in the area of audiovisual music + performing arts production. Stay tuned!


DVD + Blu-Ray: Andrea Chénier: Netrebko & Chailly at La Scala

C Major Entertainment

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Riccardo Chailly at La Scala - experience Netrebko´s “beautifully timbered and perfectly tuned voice“ (!

Blu-Ray: Bruckner: Thielemann & Staatskapelle Dresden

C Major Entertainment

This Blu-ray box contains the international acclaimed Bruckner cycle of Christian Thielemann, a “magician of the Bruckner sound”(Kurier on Symphony No. 5).

CD: Divas & Diamonds

EuroArts Music International

Turn back in time to the era of black-and-white movies with “Divas & Diamonds”!

DVD: Hans Zender –Thinking with Your Senses

Arthaus Musik

An unique documentary that gives insights into Zender’s artistic creative process incl. an interview that was recorded shortly before he passed away.

Blu-Ray: Marc Quinn

Arthaus Musik

A spectacular insight into the world of one of the most stunning contemporary artists.

CD: Mozart: Clarinet & Horn Quintet

Accentus Music

In the year of their 30th anniversary, the Klenke Quartet and musical guests present a new recording of Mozart’s wonderful chamber music works.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Mozart: Don Giovanni - Nikolaus Harnoncourt

C Major Entertainment

“He was out to create something ‘unheard-of’,” observed conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt beforehand.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Robert Carsen's Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana

NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana staged by Robert Carsen at Dutch National Opera in 2019 and conducted by Lorenzo Viotti with a brilliant cast of performers is now out on DVD + Blu-Ray.

CD + DVD + Blu-Ray: Sunwook Kim plays Beethoven’s last three Sonatas

Accentus Music

The exceptional recording from the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig is released simultaneously on CD, DVD and Blu-ray as well as video on demand on 23 April 23.


Hollywood in Vienna


All concerts from "Hollywood in Vienna" from 2011, 2018 and 2019 on demand on fidelio

VBW Online Talk-Format #WeAreMusical – Talk Time

VBW International GmbH

Vereinigte Bühnen Wien launched a new musical talk format - available online and on TV.


Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker


ARTE broadcasts Kirill Petrenko's first Easter concert as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

New VBW production of "Thaïs" on TV

VBW International GmbH

"Thais" presented by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien with Theater an der Wien will be broadcasted on ORF III on 18 April 2021.


Call for Submissions for SF Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Invites Submissions for its 12th Annual Film Festival.

Happy birthday, Zubin Mehta!


Maestro Zubin Mehta turns 85 on 29 April.

Our Easter offer for you: Bach’s Passions

Berlin Phil Media

Easter offer: Bach’s Passions on DVD and Blu-ray are available at a special price for a limited time.


DVD: Zubin Mehta-Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

Arthaus Musik

An extensive portrait about one of the world’s leading conductors who celebrates his 85th birthday on 29th April 2021.


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