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Powerful Holocaust Drama: Weinberg - Die Passagierin

Fascinating Graz Opera Production during Pandemic Times

When the world had to stay in Lockdown, all public performances cancelled, the Opera in Graz decided to use the time for CD and DVD Video Productions. The already prepared staging of this powerful and shocking Holocaust Drama has been recorded without any public and under strong Covid restrictions.

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From Russia with Love - Alfred Schnittke and his Film Music Scores

Volume 5
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Frank Strobel

Alfred Schnittke’s film music encapsulates almost everything that characterises the Russian composer’s compositional style. Arrangeur and Concuctor Frank Strobel tells us in this interview how this all starts and what makes Schnittkes Film Music Scores so special to us.

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#bruckner24 - Capriccio's 19 Versions Edition

Bruckner Orchester Linz
Markus Poschner

During the Lockdown beginning of 2021 Bruckner Orchestra Linz and capriccio had time – under strong Covid restrictions – to start with the new, all 19 Versions Bruckner Edition. Markus Poschner in Interview about this still 'mysterious' Mr. Bruckner and his music.

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'Moscow Gershwin' - NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN

Fascinating Jazz Sounds from USSR: Nikolai Kapustin is occasionally considered a ‘Russian in Gershwin’s clothing’.
Frank Dupree · Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn · Case Scaglione

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A Swiss Composer and the Vatikan

Basler Madrigalisten on the trace of Benno Amman (1904-1986) an his Vatikan Mass 'Missa defensor pacis'.
Interview with Raphael Immoos

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Thüringer Bach Collegium discover the Music of ANTON SCHWEITER (1735-1787)

The sacred Music of a forgotten Thuringian composer

Arnstadt, 2.-5.7.2020
Audio Recording: Johanna Vollus
Video Production: Axel Stummer
Interviews: Johannes Kernmayer

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The magic world of Hans Rott

‘It simply cannot be gauged what music has lost with him’ (Gustav Mahler)
Gürzenich Orchester Köln · Christopher Ward

Interview with Christopher Ward during the recording sessions in Cologne (Jan. 2020)
Video Producer: Axel Stummer
Recording Supervision: Wolfram Nehls
Producer / Interview: Johannes Kernmayer

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Ernst von Dohnanyi - and his romantic Symphony No. 1

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Roberto Paternostro

Ludwigshafen, 18.-22.3.2019
Interview: Johannes Kernmayer
Video Operator: Axel Stummer
Recording Supervision: Roland Kistner

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LONG TIME PROJECT: Cornelius Meister and his enthusiasm for Martinu

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ - The Symphonies
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra · Cornelius Meister

Vienna, Konzerthaus / Radiokulturhaus, 2011-2017
Recording Supervision: Erich Hofmann
Recording Engineers: Christian Gorz, Andreas Karlberger
Video Operator: Axel Stummer
Interview: Johannes Kernmayer
Eine Aufnahme des Österreichischen Rundfunks

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Meeting the "Bad Boy Of Music"

George Antheil - Jazz Symphony
Frank Dupree, piano · Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz · Karl-Heinz Steffens

Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie, 3.1.2017
Recording Supervision: Roland Kistner · Recording Engineer: Bernd Nothnagel
Video Operator: Axel Stummer · Interviews: Johannes Kernmayer
Co-Production Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz – Deutschlandradio – SWR – Capriccio

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