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SHLOMO MINTZ & ROBERTO PROSSEDA

In 2019, DECCA is going to release a series of 3 CDs, presenting the result of a fruitful  musical cooperation between Mintz and Prosseda, starting with the Sonotas for violin and piano by Mendelssohn, recorded in automn 2018.  

A 2nd album, recorded in December 2018, centers upon the Double Concerto by Mendelssohn.

Finally a 3rd CD will follow, dedicated to the music of the 20th century with works by Stockhausen, Omizzolo and Fano.

All those recordings are going to be connected
to corresponding concert programs .

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SCHLOMO MINTZ
 
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Aside Mintz's international teaching and concert activities as soloist and conductor, the upcoming year will be marked by the release of several new recordings starting in January  with Mintz' longtime expected album with the solo sonatas by Ysaye, followed later on by the new Mendessohn recordings  with Prosseda and an album dedicated to the music of the 20th century.

Complementarily,
an updated complete edition of all of Shlomo Mintz' previous recordings, a present to all the admirers and fans of his exceptional musical achievements, might be in preparation.

Alongside, Shlomo Mintz' upcoming seasons on European concert podiums will include a cycle of solo sonatas,
a duo recital series and a new chamber music program with the Philharmonic Violins Berlin. 



ROBERTO PROSSEDADA
 

 





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For Prosseda, Mendelssohn and Mozart will be again in the focus of his concerts and recordings in 2019.

The first mark will be set in January by Mozart, when DECCA will release the last album with his complete recordings of all piano sonatas, waited for with curiosity by his fans.

Mendelssohn will then be present throughout the whole year with several new CDs, recitals and concerts.
Prosseda had completed in October 2018 his Mendelssohn recordings series by the release of
Mendelssohn's 1st+2nd piano concerti (recorded with Dutch Residentie Orkest/de Vriend and available at Amazon.com and via spotify, Deezer,Tidal, Apple Music)) 2 more CDs presenting the Double concerto (with Shlomo Mintz) and the Concerti for 2 pianos (with A. Ammara) will follow in late 2019.

Thus, together with his recording of the 3rd concerto (based on the completed fragment and done with the Gewandhaus- orchester Leipzig), all major Mendelssohn piano concertos interpreted by Prosseda will then be available.

Complementarily, a recording the concert for piano and strings in A Minor is planned to follow later on.

Concerning Chamber Music, Prosseda's Mendelssohn canon, brilliantly based on his complete recordings of the works for solo piano, will get new spectacular facets by the release of an album with the sonatas f. violin and piano, recently recorded with Shlomo Mintz.





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LUCA LOMBARDI




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2019 will be marked by the world premier of a new composition upon a biblique theme (working title "Sarah & Hagar) performed by the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker in the frame of  the Schumann-Fest 2019 in May.

Furthermore, several commissions for new compositions are in discussion, among them interesting projects for the Beethoven year 2020, an European theme and probably a text by late
Nobel price winner Günter Grass.

Aside, Lombardi is going to return to his work upon a new opera project  "OFER", the libretto of which is based upon a novel by Man Booker-Prize winner David Grossmann.

There are also plans to produce several new Cds, including as recording of his string quartetts.



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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 ...

Neharo't, Neharo't

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In our period of worldwide wars and struggles, Olivero's "Neharo't, Neharo't gets an increasing, but deeply sad importance and is currently often performed: 
With women in mourning,
mothers, widows and sisters who had lost their loved ones, live recorded and woven into the composed music, Olivero gives the suffering of the victims in the battle zones of the world a moving voice.

Another of her compositions,
The shadow which brings dreams, is dedicated to original writings of children who had been deported to Theresienstadt, is meant to be a message of  hope, since the children, even though surrounded by death and despair, speak in simple words upon hope and the beauty of the creation.

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 for Giora Feidman and the Arditti String Quartet. After it's successful world premier in 1996, the music went around the world, accompanying the silent movie or as chamber music version for string orchestra: suites f. clarinet and string quartett or string orchestra.


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GÜNTER A. BUCHWALD

     
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In 2019, a thrilling film-concert will have it's world premier: Buchwald's new original sound track for "CASANOVA", a French-Russian silent movie from 1927 is planned to be performed for the first time in Italy in summer.
Further performances are programmed for Pordenone, Freiburg, London and Paris.

Likewise, the
Cinémathèque Francaise
will release a DVD of the film together with Buchwald's new sound track.

At present, Buchwald is composing a new music for the silent movie "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (The town without Jews) upon request of the Seattle festivalIt will be premiered on April 15, 2019 in Seattle .





DVD-Democopies for Buchwalds Murnaus "Nosferatu" and "Faust", "The Wind" and the Japanese silent movie  "Sumiko" as well as the corresponding scores are available.

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JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE


  


     

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Music  written for the ThdS
Music from "Cds à ID"

There are 2 new publications available upon Lemêtre's work and music:
On march 28,
"Jouer avec la musique" a book upon his work with the Théâtre du Soleil has been published by Actes-Sud.
And a DVD with 4 films by Anne Lacombe upon his music,
"L'oeil et l'oreille"  has been released at Fortdecafe.

The last production of Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil,  "Une chambre en Inde" with the music of Lemêtre has been nominated for French Prix Molière.


 


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