May 2024

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.


CD: Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Accentus Music

Bruckner's music captivates with sincerity, transcending time. Bamberg Symphony honors his 200th anniversary with a new recording of his Ninth Symphony.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Argerich & Mehta in Vienna - Subscription Concert

C Major Entertainment

Live from the Musikverein in Vienna, Martha Argerich and Zubin Metha stellarly perform for the Subscription Concert Series of the Wiener Philharmoniker.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Diana Damrau & Jonas Kaufmann – Love Songs

C Major Entertainment

A romantic journey into love songs with celebrated interpreters Jonas Kaufmann and Diana Damrau, the incomparable Helmut Deutsch at the piano.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Die Walküre

C Major Entertainment

The Staatsoper Berlin presents another breathtaking chapter of its Wagner's Ring with Thielemann's conduction and Tcherniakov's stage direction.

DVD + Blu-Ray: Dvořák's Rusalka at The Royal Opera House 2023

Opus Arte

Directed by Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and starring Asmik Grigorian.

CD: Il Verismo D’Oro

EuroArts Music International

The award-winning opera soprano Saioa Hernández and the Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real perform a collection of verismo arias.

CD: Johann Friedrich Fasch: Sonatas

Accentus Music

Discover Fasch's innovative Baroque legacy on Accentus Music's latest release Fasch: Sonatas with Ensemble Barucco.

CD: Klenke Quartett: Ravel, Schulhoff & Erkin

Accentus Music

On 24 May, Accentus Music releases Klenke Quartett's captivating album blending avant-garde with folk melodies by Ravel, Schulhoff, and Erkin.

CD: Rachmaninoff Live

EuroArts Music International

Mikhail Pletnev and the Rachmaninoff International Orchestra (RIO) performed all four Rachmaninoff piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Joana Mallwitz – Momentum in cinemas

Accentus Music

On 16 May, Accentus Music’s documentary Joana Mallwitz – Momentum celebrates its cinema release.


Guercoeur reborn at Opéra national du Rhin


A long-lost gem resurfaces! Stéphane Degout stars in Magnard's Guercœur. Unmissable revival from Metzmacher & Loy at Opéra du Rhin.

Hera Hyesang Park: Breathe - from the Teatro Colón

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

From the legendary Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, soprano Hera Hyesang Park presents a concert built around repertoire from her Deutsche Grammophon album.

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Bach, Chopin & Rachmaninoff

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff - Live from Suntory Hall Tokyo.



Clasart Classic

11 2024: Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her highly anticipated Met debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly – transmitted live to cinemas on 11 May.

Wagner’s Ring at Zurich Opera

Accentus Music

18 2024: Experience Wagner’s Ring cycle live on and Mezzo from Opernhaus Zürich.

Bruch & Sibelius, Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra

KULMAG Kulturmanagement AG

29 2024: Mei-Ann Chen conducts Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (soloist Noa Wildschut) & Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, broadcasted live from Liechtenstein on 29 May.


International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2024 Award Ceremony

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Last month, the 2024 International Classical Music Awards ceremony and gala took place in Valencia, where trophies were presented to all winners including two members of the IMZ.


Dancing Through the Lens - San Francisco Dance Film Festival

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Dancing Through the Lens is a bimonthly podcast from the San Francisco Dance Film Festival that features guests from the festival’s dance and film-making communities. It offers a platform for artists in the dance world to share their interests and insights and discuss how they use film to create art and connect with audiences.

Honens Piano Podcast - Honens International Piano Competition

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The Honens Piano Podcast aims to spark and enhance your appreciation and understanding of all things piano through outstanding performances by Honens Laureates combined with educational and thought provoking conversation about the music. Whether you are a classical music novice or connoisseur—this podcast is for you!


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