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Dear friends,
we hope that you all enjoyed a nice summer time
and are glad to now share with you our recent news.

Wishing you a happy and successful new season -

Vera Giese
Berlin, October 2017



ROBERTO PROSSEDA
Mendelssohn piano concertos   *   Recording of Gounod Complete Piano Works  * 2nd album of
Complete recording of  Mozart Piano Sonats  in October 2017

LUCA LOMBARDI
Firstd details upon our new collaboration with the contemporary Italian composer

BETTY OLIVERO
"Der Golem" in Erfurt 2017  *  Neharo't, Neharo't

GILLES APAP
 
Last concert tours with ART WORks in automn 17 und spring 2018

GÜNTER A.BUCHWALD
Successful premier of new music for silent movie "The Wind"


JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE
"Le Corps Musical" in South-America * ThdS-Produktion still staged in Paris


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 Mendelssohn Edition Mendelssohn Complete Piano Works published by DECCA has been nominated for the longlist of "German Schallplattenpreis" (established by German music journalists).
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 shops of the Gewandhaus Leipzig and the Mendelssohn Haus Leipzig.


In favour of the Mendelssohn edition, the release of the 2nd album of Prossedas complete recordings of all Mozart sonatas, had been postponed.
It will now be published beginning of October 2017.
 
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, our successful, inspiring and thrilling time as general management  and concert agency of Gilles Apap has come to an end, but will only be finished after our concert tours in Scandinavia :
2017   Oct 5 - 7. Sweden  *   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 5th one:  "OFER" (libretto 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 fro discussion in teh frame of concert-kecturse.

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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 will be  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.

The material was then adapted to a sequence of vocal and instrumental tape soundings, which are heard in the piece at set times, as an addition to the live playing of the soloist and the string orchestra.


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





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      Info Silent movies from Japan
The premier of Buchwald's new soundtrack for  "THE WIND",  a silent movie from 1928 with Hollywood movie star Lillian Gish: on July 22, 2017 was received with great acclaim.  The performance will be repeated on September 29 at the Pordenone Silent Movie festival.

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 played by an ensemble the instrumentation of which is not determinated, but can be chosen on location. 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"

Just now, Lemêtre is doing  workshops in South-America with for theme "Le Corps Musical", working with 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.
are scheduled every day (except every Monday + Tuesday) .

 


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