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from January 2018: SHLOMO MINTZ
It is with great pleasure and excitement, that we're forward to our future cooperation with a great musician!

ROBERTO PROSSEDA

Mendelssohn piano concertos 1-3  *   Gounod Complete Recordings  * 2nd album of piano sonats by Mozart

LUCA LOMBARDI
 
Exciting  New opera project

BETTY OLIVERO
 Neharo't, Neharo't * The Shadow that brings Dreams

GILLES APAP
  Last
concerts with ART Works im May 2018


GÜNTER A.BUCHWALD
New music for "The Wind" received with great acclaim


JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE
Workshop in Germany ? ThdS-Production "Une Chambre en Inde" will restart in february 2018


Vera Giese
Berlin, December 2017

SCHLOMO MINTZ

"The most ravishingly beautiful playing we mortals can hope to hear ... "
In January 2018 we will start our cooperation with Shlomo Mintz.
We're looking forward to the release of a new CD with solo sonatas and first concert projects, among which a program with violin concertos by Brahms and Mendelssohn which Shlomo Mintz will lead from the violin, and a duo recital with pianist Roberto Prosseda with sonatas by Mendelssohn and Franck. 

" Mintz blew us away with a magnanimous onslaught of violin technique...  we were left breathless, wondering how we could ever listen to a violin in the same way again."
ROBERTO PROSSEDADA








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Prosseda's recording of Mendelssohn's 1st+2nd piano concert with Dutch Residentie Orkest  is fiished and will be released in 2018.
Together with his recording of the 3rd concerto (based on the completed fragment and done with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) all Mendelssohn concertos interpreted by Prosseda will then be available.

Prosseda's Edition Mendelssohn Complete Piano Works published by DECCA released in summer 2017 had been received with an exceptionally great acclaim by the international critic
The box contains 10 Cds (recorded between 2005 + 2015 and including the works for 4 hands or 2 pianos) with more than 50 world premier recordings.

Thus, for the first time, a complete overview upon Mendelssohn's piano work - approximately 12 hrs of music - is available.

The edition is completed by Prosseda's comprehensive essais upon each composition.
And, based on the new catalogue by R.Wehner (2009), the booklet offers a complete listing of all of Mendelssohns piano works combined with hyperlinks to all tracks of the box.

Due to Prosseda's decade long devoted work, it's now possible to come to a new classification and appreciation of Mendelssohn's importance in the history of classical music, long time denied to him.

In a first time, the edition is available at DECCA Italyamazon  and  jpc as well as at the shop of  Mendelssohn Haus Leipzig.


The release of the 2nd album of Prossedas complete recordings of all Mozart sonatas, which had been postponed in favour of the Mendelssohn edition,  has now been published by DECCA Italy.

For the 2nd part of his Mozart series, Prosseda has slightly changed the mechanic of his Fazioli which shall enable him to use a 'sordino' effect similair to the one of historical pianos at Mozart's time.

Concerning the challenges and awardings of his Mozart conception, Prosseda gave an interesting interview to the online-magazine piano street.com: read more


The first album is available at DECCA/Universal in Italy, Germany and France and on i-tunes  and  amazon and listed by spotify.


Meanwhile, Roberto has also finished the recording of the complete piano works by Charles Gounod for DECCA. The album will be published for the 200th birthday of Gounod in 2018

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GILLES APAP

 
After 17 years of a successful, inspiring and thrilling time as general management  and concert agency of Gilles Apap we will say good buy to him with a last series of concerts in 2018:
2018:  May 21 - 26 , Sweden

Good bye and good luck...

LUCA LOMBARDI



'Freedom' -  at one point that could be the key to his attitude to his art. "
Bálint AndrásVarga

ART WORks will primarily care to promote the operas, selected chamber music works  and the development of special concert projects and concert-lectures of Lombardi's wide rangging repertoire.

Lombardi already composed 4 operas  and is currently working upon a quite exciting project:  his 5th  opera "OFER" the libretto of which is great based upon a novel by Man Booker-Prize winnerr David Grossmann).

Lombardis compositions, essais and writings are often motivated by  special aspects, which reach beyond music political, social and philosophical issues and concerns - which he also proposes for discussion in the frame of concert-lectures.

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BETTY OLIVERO

" The aim of my musical creation is
 ... to participate in the essence of oral tradition:
transmission of essence, preservation and change ...


  


Among the many works she composed for great international orchestras and chamber music ensembles, there's the successful original soundtrack for the German silent movie "Der Golem" commissioned by ART WORKs Berlin in 1996 for Giora Feidman and the Arditti String Quartet.

On October 19, 2017, the GOLEM film was  shown together with Olivero's music at the theatre
of Erfurt /Germany in the frame of the Jewish-Israeli Cultural Days.

Oliveros soundtrack is also available as independant concert adaptation: the suites f. clarinet and string quartett or string orchestra.
Detailed information and material for both formulas - the silent movie with Olivero's soundtrack and the 2 chamber music versions -  are available at ART WORKs Berlin!
We will also be happy to provide you with the contact  data of the editor for getting the rental material.

Another of Oliver's works,
gets an increasingt, but deeply sad importance in our period of worldwide wars and struggled and is currently often performed:  "Neharo't, Neharo't
Olivero
taped women in mourning, mothers, widows and sisters who had lost their loved ones as a point of reference for her composition.

Neharo't Neharo't is a dedication to all those women and children living in areas of war.
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GÜNTER A. BUCHWALD





      Videos footage for all
                 film-concerts
 

      Info Silent movies from Japan
Threepresentations (including the renowed Silent Movie Festival Pordenone) of Buchwald's new soundtrack for  "THE WIND",  a silent movie from 1928 with Hollywood movie star Lillian Gish,were very well received by the audience.

The film, rated by the National Film registry to be "culturally, historicallyl and aesthetically significant, was made by the Swedish film director  Victor Sjöström, the Swedish actor Hanson played the male lead role.

Buchwald's sound track is based on a dialogue between  composed music for strings and sequences of improvised music. It seems that the musicians were very inspired by the improvised parts and had great pleasure with it!

Buchwald's new original sound track for "CASANOVA", a French-Rus-
sian silent movie from 1927 
will be premiered in April 2018.
The Cinémathèque Francaise will release a DVD with Buchwald's new sound track.

Thanks to his longtime cooperation with theTokio and Kyoto festival,
B
uchwald's wide ranging repertoire includes nuemrous   silent movies from Japan, very seldom shown in Europe. Dazu gehört auch der Klassiker "Das Mädchen Sumiko", für den er eine neue Musik komponiert hat.

DVD-Demokopien für Buchwalds Murnaus "Nosferatu" und "Faust", den japanischen Klassiker  "Das Mädchen Sumiko" und "The Wind" ebenso wie die Partituren stehen ab sofort  zur Verfügung.

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JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE


  
Audio
Musik  Lemêtres aus Produktionen des ThdS
Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir" :
Magyar * Scot Rag  * Valse à trois
"Les Atrides" :   Danse nr.1

   Musik aus Lemêtres "Cds à ID"

After his tour throughout South-America, Lemêtre is back in Europe with his workshop "Le Corps Musical for musicians, actors and dancers.

Performances of  the new production of Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil,  "Une chambre en Inde" with the music of Lemêtre.
stopped in November and will be picked up in February 2018.

 


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