Ecstasy Of Colours: Ewa Kupiec plays Szymanowski

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Marisol Montalvo, soprano · Ewa Kupiec, piano · Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz · Karl-Heinz Steffens

Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie, 23.06.2016
Recording Supervision: Roland Kistner
Recording Engineer: Angela Öztanil
Video Operator: Axel Stummer
Production: Johannes Kernmayer
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz – Deutschlandradio – SWR – Capriccio


Backstage: Bo Skovhus

The Schubert Recordings
Bo Skovhus · Stefan Vladar

Raiding, Liszt Halle, 8.7.2016 · Video Operator: Axel Stummer
Recording Producer: Ivan Paley · Recording Engineer: Martin Klebahn
Producer: Johannes Kernmayer


In the Studio: The Beethoven Concertos

Wiener KammerOrchester · STEFAN VLADAR, piano & conductor

Vienna, Synchron Stage Studios, 12/2015 · Video Operator: Axel Stummer · Audio Production: Martin Klebahn · Producer: Johannes Kernmayer


Backstage: Discovering Russian Piano Concertos

Zara Levina (1906-1976)
Maria Lettberg, piano · Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin · Ariane Matiakh, conductor

Berlin, RBB Sendesaal, 28.4.2016
Video Operator: Juhani Zebra
Editing: Axel Stummer
Production: Johannes Kernmayer


Fiesta Argentina: Karl-Heinz Steffens conducts Alberto Ginastera

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Karl-Heinz Steffens

Ludwigshafen, Philharmonie, 10.6.2015
Recording Supervision: Roland Kistner · Recording Engineer: Bernd Nothnagel · Video Operator: Axel Stummer · Production: Johannes Kernmayer
with Prof. Michael Kaufmann (Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie) and Stefan Lang (Deutschlandradio)


About us

Founded in 1982, the Capriccio record label has become well-known for the individual character of its diverse catalogue. While standard repertoire by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart has its place, most of the label’s CD and DVD titles feature music from all historical periods that is either less well known or has been recently rediscovered.
Following the bankruptcy of the Delta Music GMBH, the artistic director of Capriccio, Johannes Kernmayer, decided to carry on with several ongoing, but unfunded, recording projects from the profitable classical section of Delta as "Phoenix Edition."he releases on Phoenix Edition were commercially successful and enabled Kernmayer to rescue the classical back-catalogue of Capriccio and reestablish the Capriccio label as a new independent company in Vienna.
Capriccio has an enviable diversity of recordings to its credit: operas by Hasse, Graun, Schreker and Zemlinsky; the symphonies of Joseph Martin Kraus, Gossec, Schulhoff and Ullmann; the comprehensive Kurt Weill Edition; the complete film music of Shostakovich and Schnittke; and the ‘20th-century Portraits’ series, featuring music by composers such as Ernst Bloch, Egon Wellesz and Paul Dessau. Artists of stature have ensured a consistently high standard of performance over the years. These include Christoph Eschenbach, Bo Skovhus, Harriet Krjigh, Christine Schäfer, Rámon Vargas, Tzimon Barto, Matthias Goerne, Anne Schwanewilms, Christine Schornsheim, Jochen Kowalski, Hermann Prey, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Concerto Köln, Max Emanuel Cencic, Vladimir Spikov and Dmitrji Kitajenko. In addition to its recordings with more established artists, Capriccio is also dedicated to promoting young musicians. The label’s ‘Piano Rarities’ and ‘Premiere Portraits’ collections, for example, offer these artists the opportunity to present themselves to a wider audience.