Best of Accentus

On sale now at ArkivMusic are some of our favorite titles from Accentus Music! Based in Germany, this decade-old label produces some of the finest CD, DVD, and Blu-ray titles covering a wide range of instrumental, vocal, and operatic music, as well as many wonderful and interesting documentaries. All of our favorite sale-priced Accentus Music releases, featuring outstanding artists Riccardo Chailly, Barabara Hannigan, and Gidon Kremer, among others, are featured below.

 

(Sale ends at midnight ET, 9/7/21.)

 

Release Date: 7/9/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Astor Piazzolla
Performer: Martynas Levickis

The fusion of Lithuanian and Argentinian cultures proves very successful here. The accordionist plays Aconcagua with a spontaneous, pulsating rhythmic sensibility; its slow movement given real depth and a very personal statement.

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Release Date: 6/25/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 8
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

This Leipzig Ninth is Chailly off the leash, liberating the music in a way that is impassioned, positive, fitfully fractured and often ethereal. He flicks the Symphony's heartbeat opening into action with the most economical of gestures.

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Release Date: 5/14/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 7

This DVD box set comprises award-winning documentaries and concert recordings produced and released by Accentus Music that shine the light on the lives and works of Satie, Ives, Cage, Isang Yun, Penderecki, and Arvo Pärt.

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Release Date: 5/14/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 4

Flórez gives the performance of his career as a hero who knows that death is where passion is fulfilled. Anna Stéphany’s Charlotte, by turns terrified, tender and tearful, is with him all the way.

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Release Date: 2/12/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Gregory Ahss, Jonathan Wegloop, Korbinian Altenberger...

Mozart’s Divertimento in D (K 251) is buoyant and fortunately classical all the way;t is played here with obvious respect and affection. The Lucerne soloists make a good case for Beethoven’s Septet, emphasizing its Mozartean qualities.

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Release Date: 1/15/2021
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

The concerto has been recorded from time to time before on small labels, but this feels like a performance that will carve out a permanent place for it in the repertory. An exciting release that continues to advance Weinberg’s reputation.

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Release Date: 10/23/2020
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1

In this perfect arrangementof the Triple Concerto by Carl Reinecke, one becomes aware of how finely structured great symphonic music can be thought and played. The three musicians reveal the complexity of Beethoven’s music.

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Release Date: 9/11/2020
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Denis Matsuev
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Matsuev and Chailly form a superb partnership. The entire reading of the Third Piano Concerto is suffused with unabashed Romanticism. His is a Gilels-like performance in its authority and breadth rather than an electrifying Horowitz-like one. But it’s thrilling nonetheless.

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Release Date: 6/19/2020
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Conductor: Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Zurich

Shakespeare’s play has inspired generations of artists to adaptations like scarcely any other work. In his colorful, passionate music, Prokofiev brilliantly captured the clash of love and hatred, and the proximity of tenderness and violence.

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Release Date: 5/15/2020
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 2
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Performer: William Morgan
Conductor: Barbara Hannigan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

As conductor, the celebrated soprano Barbara Hannigan has mastered the score’s tricky rhythmic fluidity like a professional. There isn’t a single stretch of clumsy or lax conducting, and by any measure her performance is beyond reproach.

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Release Date: 1/10/2020
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 2
Composer: Charles Ives
Conductor: Titus Engel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bochum Symphony Orchestra

Based on fragments of the Universe Symphony, this performance is at first glance as inexplicable as it is fascinating. The performers move back and forth between reality and dream and tell a compelling, if complicated story.

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Release Date: 5/17/2019
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gaechinger Cantorey

The Cantorey has four voices on each part, and it retains the rich, plummy sound of German choirs. However, the instruments have a considerably spikier texture that brings out Bach’s responses to the text.

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Release Date: 12/14/2018
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 3
Performer: Harald Schoneweg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Klenke String Quartet

The quartet play with fine ensemble sound, careful but not over-precise, with enough character to set these performances apart.  This is a more than just an enjoyable release; it’s a profound experience.

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Release Date: 11/16/2018
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 6
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

This set includes rarely released video recordings of the legendary conductor doing what he was known for in the final years of his life. His last-ever video recording is included, where he performs works of Brahms, Schoenberg, and Beethoven.

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Release Date: 11/16/2018
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 3

This release contains the award-winning two-hour documentary “Die Thomaner – A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig,” as well as the breathtaking recordings of two of Bach’s major choral works: the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.

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Release Date: 9/15/2017
Label: Accentus
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Frank Martin
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Zurich

Frank Martin’s tonally based music is at its most spiritual and atmospheric here. Okka von der Damerau is a true contralto with a deep lower timbre. The Zurich Philharmonia sounds as richly nuanced and expressive as Damerau. Soloist and conductor are hand-in-glove.

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