|A new year ...
It was not really a good one, this last year ...
Corona was far from over,
a monster in the Kremlin trying to destroy a peaceful country and its
and we have reason to be deeply concerned about the life on our planet
But let's start into this upcoming year with the hope,
that we will find these ways to make it better !
For this, I wish us insight and imagination -
and the power and the strength to implement both.
All the best for 2023!
|The recordings of the Variations and Klavierstücke
to complete his Mozart recordings have
DECCA plans to combine the 4 new CDs
with the preceding recording of all the piano sonatas
to create a complete edition of all Mozart's
piano works in a 10-CD box set and release
In advance, an individual double CD
with the Variations will be reelased
in March 2023.
2023, Prosseda is planning to focus upon
performing on the rarely played fortepiano,
he already successfully did in Deceember 2023.
strengthened and extended his new online series entitled "The Professional Pianist", already started in February, in
the frame of which he regularly publishes
demonstrating on the
piano different aspects
of the pianistic work, which he considers
interesting and important.
His new compositon
for Sir Andras Schiff commissioned
by Klavierfestival Ruhr "Novembernacht" will be premiered on June 27, 2023 in Bochum the frame of the Klavierfestival.
Finally, he returned to work upon his current opera project, which he had to
let aside for a while due to other commissions:
"OFER - Till the end of
the land", the libretto of which is based upon
the novel by Man Booker-Prize winner David Grossmann.
There are also several projects for new commissions,
among them a new concert and a
new Chamber Music work for 2023.
in view the climate change problem,
he's planning to complement his compositions "Terra"
and "Mare" by "Vento" and "Sole"
to become a 'Symphony of Elements'.
|Shlomo Mintz' concert with Würth Philharmonics of the Violin Concerto
by Dvorak was received with
enthusiasm by press and audience:
If anyone is completely
absorbed in music, it is probably Shlomo MIntz: with his eyes closed,
he gives himself completely to the sounds of Antonin Dvorak's Concerto
for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, op. 53.
He exploits the entire tonal spectrum of his violin In
long, supple melodic arcs to the highest heights. With demanding
doubel stops, he demonstrates his impressive virtuosity.
At the same time, he enthuses the audience at the Carmen
Würth Forum with his wide range of musical emotions and
If the audience is already thrilled
by this interpretation of Dvorak, it is downright ravished by
Shlomo Mintz's highly virtuosic encore - the Paganini Caprice
We're happy, that our work for Schlomo Mintz,
which with this concert will provisorily come to an end, has been emphasized
with this beautiful event.
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began his 22/23 season in France by conducting the Octuor de France for the world premiere of the chamber music version
of his film score to Murnau's legendary "Nosferatu".
And on the occasion of a series of film concerts at the silent film festival Le Giornate of Cinema Muto /Italy, Buchwald
happily could held in his hands the long-awaited
DVD/Bluray of the legendary silent
film "CASANOVA" synchronized with his original music, produced for the Cinémathèque Francaise by the
US company Flicker Alley.
It should also be available on the European
market by beginning of 2023.
Regrettably, Putin's war has prevented the planned film concert of "Casanova" in Moscow
- and that will probably remain so for quite a while ...
It's a pity: director, main actors and almost the entire crew were
Russians, who emigrated to Paris, and a part of the film is set at the
court of the great Catherine in St. Petersburg (see cover photo of the
In a sense, a largely Russian work of art would have 'come home' with
One of the many human losses, the man in the Kremlin doesn't care
In the meantime, Buchwald has launched conducting a mimi
series with films by Chaplin.
And has also
profited from his forced 'time out' to work upon an arrangenment of Bizet's
to be recorded with Octuor de France,
and a compilation of "Carmen"
to be performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Bruxelles.
January 2023 , he will accompany together with the well known German
clarinettist Helmut Eisel the screening of "Jüdisches Glück" (after the novel
by Shoelm Alejchem) in Zürich and Freiburg.
Finally, in March 23 he will conduct the film orchestra of Freiburger Philharmoniker to peform Shostkovitch' music for teh Russian silent
movie "The new Babylon".
DVD-Democopies of Buchwalds film concerts with
Murnaus "Nosferatu" and
"Faust", the Hollywood
"The Wind" and the Japanese silent movies
"Sumiko" and "Express 300 Miles" are available.
|The world premiere
of an orchestra version of
the original soundtrack
Betty initially composed for Giora
Feidman and the Arditti
String Quartet to accompany the screening of the famous German silent
Movie "Der Golem",
was the only LIVE event taking place and presented on the legendary
in the frame the only digitally organized Int. Odessa
Following the press
echoes, it was a 'magic
Olivero's current commissions include
a work for the Boulez Ensemble,
upon which she is working on behalf of Daniel
|JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE
Music written for the ThdS
Music from "Cds à ID"
After the work on the new production
of the Théâtre du Soleil "L'Ile d'Or" with the music of Lemêtre
was finished, a team of young musicians plays Lemetres stage music at the
Cartoucherie - and he himself is on the way to other musical horizons.
He compses music for ballets and dasnc
theatres as recently for "Lampejos"
the much acclaimed production of theh dance
Company "Cisne Negro" / Sao Paulo). und schreibt Filmmusiken.
And he's creating soundtracks for films: his music for the film "Here the
Mistral blows hard" has just been awarded with the 'Palm
d'Or of Cannes 2023 for best
original film music!
Aside, he's intensifying his lectures, workshops,
classes and seminaires upon original instruments,
he has collected around the world, but which got
lost or have been forgotten
in the countries of origin,
For his theater
music, Lemêtre has invented many new instruments for individual
scenes, different characters and areas of tension, or has reassembled elements
of instruments from different eras and the most diverse cultures between the
Orient and the Occident. About this process, Thibault Saladin made the wonderful
film "JJ Lemetre - Musicien Insolite", in which Lemêtre explains
and shows the creation of an individual instrument, which he then plays.
in the preface of a new book, he has written upon an interesting item:
the silence on stage, in
cinema and in music.
Lemêtre's work and music
2 new publications are available
"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
been released at Fortdecafe.