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       After the successful release (DECCA 2015) of the complete recording of all works for piano 4 hands and 2 pianos by Mendelssohn, the DUO Roberto Prosseda & Alessandra Ammara, has recorded a 2nd album with the rare  concerts for 2 pianos by Mendelssohn.
It has been released on November 14 by Universal/DECCA and is available at Amazon and international streaming platforms.

Both recordings are connected to a common repertoire with corresponding programs including a special chamber music selection entitled "Piano Duett".


In 2019/2020, the fruitful  musical cooperation between Mintz and Prosseda will result in a series of CDs to be released by Universal Classics/DECCA Italy.
The first album presenting Double Concerto for Violin & Piano by Mendelssohn has been released in July.
Mendelssohn's Sonotas for violin& piano will follow in automn.  

Finally a 3rd CD is planned to follow in 2020, dedicated to the music of the 20th century with works by Stockhausen, Omizzolo and Fano.

All those recordings are connected to corresponding concert and recital programs.





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Aside his international teaching and concert activities (as f.e. the10 days of the Mintz festival at the Septiembre Musical Tucuman/Argentina), Mintz 2019/2020 season as soloist and conductor will be marked by his increasing presence on European concert podiums supported by  the release of several new recordings.

After the release of 
Mintz' longtime expected album with the solo sonatas by Ysaye and an updated complete edition of all of Shlomo Mintz' Deutsche Grammophon recordings in spring,  Mendelssohn's Double Concerto for violin & piano has been published in July to be followed by Mendelssohn's Sonatas f. Violin anf Piano in autom, both recorded with Italian pianist and Mendelssohn specialist Roberto Prosseda.

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. 


Current calendar
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After a successful debut as conductor in June in Milano , Prosseda is looking forward to intensify this aspect of his career.
For the 2019/20 season, aside numerous recitals and concerts in Europe, China and India, an intereresting new duo programm for 2 pianos or piano 4 hands,  the "Piano Duett" which Prosseda will perform together with AlessandraAmmara
has ben included in his repertoir.

Alongside his concert activities, the release of several new recordings will set interesting marks.
After his series with Mozart's piano sonatas  has been completed with the release in spring of the last album, Prosseda's Mendelssohn canon, brilliantly based on his complete recordings of the works for solo piano, gets new spectacular facets by 3 new albums all dedicated to Felix Medelssohn:

The Double concerto f. violin & piano
recorded with Shlomo Mintz was released by Universal/Decca in July.
In November
the Concerts for 2 pianos, recorded with Alessandra Ammara, will follow.
And finally Mendelssohn's
Sonatas f. violin and piano, again recorded with Mintz are planned to follow till end of the year.

Together with 1st+2nd piano concert (released in November 2018), the 3rd piano concerto (based on the completed fragment and recorded with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig), a large spectrum of Mendelssohn's concerts will then be available till the end of the year.

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


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"Stirring world premiere", that was one of the reactions with which the world premier of a new composition upon a biblique theme ("Sarah & Hagar) performed by the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker in the frame of  the Schumann-Fest 2019 was received in May 19.

This summer, 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.

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

Aside. there are also plans to produce several new Cds, including a recording of his string quartetts.


Betty is looking forward to an exciting new commission with which she was charged for by Daniel Barenboim for the Berlin based Boulez Ensemble.

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.

On teh contarry, another of her compositions,
The shadow which brings dreams, 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 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.


      Video footage for all film concerts

      Info Silent movies from Japan
One of the highlight of Buchwald's activities in spring 2019 was the world premiere of  a new music for  the silent movie "The Scarlet Flower" with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under his baton, followed by the world premier of his new sound track for the silent movie  "Die Stadt ohne Juden" (The city without Jews) on April 15 in Seattle.

In automn 2019, a thrilling film-concert will have it's world premiere: Buchwald's new music for "CASANOVA", a French-Russian silent movie from 1927 will be performed for the first time in October  in Freiburg, with  the Freiburg Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Buchwald.
Further performances are programmed for Pordenone,  Bristol, Venice and Paris.

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

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





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

There are 2 new publications available upon Lemêtre's work and music:
 "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.