Music documentaries, EPK´s

  1. Harmonia Mundi: Kristian Bezuidenhout - Mozart Sonatas vol. 4

    "Kristian Bezuidenhout plays Mozart on the fortepiano like no-one else. ... He performs...with all the sensitivity, expressivity, flair and stylistic integrity that has marked him out as a supreme master of the early keyboard. ...the tone is vibrant, the music thoroughly engaging, and the genius of Mozart is brilliantly and eloquently served." (The Scotsman, UK, review of Volume 3)

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    A film by Emanuel Altenburger for Harmonia Mundi USA

  2. Harmonia Mundi: La Nuova Musica - Dixit Dominus (10min version)

    David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in a pair of contrasting settings of Psalm 109. Handel's masterful and ambitious HWV 282 was penned in 1707 during a youthful visit to Italy. Vivaldi's vivid and economical RV 807 (his third "Dixit Dominus") was long mistakenly attributed to Baldassare Galuppi; it probably dates from the early 1730s. Rounding out the programme is Vivaldi's dazzling motet for solo voice, "In furore iustissimae irae," featuring soprano Lucy Crowe.

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    A Film by Emanuel Altenburger for Harmonia Mundi USA

  3. Cesti - L´ORONTEA | La Nuova Musica - David Bates

    Opera in one prologue and three acts by Pietro Antonio Cesti
    Libretto by Hiacinto Andrea Cicognini
    World premiere: 1656, Innsbruck, Neues Hoftheater am Rennweg

    Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck, August 2014

    Musical director David Bates
    Stage director Stefano Vizioli
    Costumes Anna Maria Heinreich
    Choreography Gloria Giordano

    La Nuova Musica

    Orontea - Giuseppina Bridelli mezzo soprano
    Silandra - Solen Mainguené soprano
    Aristea - David Hernández Anfruns tenor
    Giacinta - Anat Edri soprano
    Alidoro - Fernando Guimarães tenor
    Corindo - Michał Czerniawski counter tenor
    Creonte - Jeffrey Francis tenor
    Gelone - Giorgio Celenza baritone
    Tibrino - Aurora Faggioli mezzo soprano

    A Film by Emanuel Altenburger


    Love? Or philosophy? Which influence is stronger? On the basis of this question comes the first comedy of operatic history, “L’Orontea”, which was composed and premiered in Innsbruck in 1656. Chief composer Pietro Antonio Cesti began his victory tour through Europe from here, his victory seat and the opera became one of the most performed of the 17th century. “Orontea” celebrated its triumphant rediscovery in Innsbruck at the end of the 20th century. Now this early masterpiece will be taken on by remarkable competitors of the competition which is named after its composer. The delightful story of the Egyptian Princess Orontea, who has abjured love but is nevertheless enflamed by the handsome painter Alidoro, will now be told by BAROQUE OPERA:YOUNG in the place of its creation.

  4. Harmonia Mundi: Stile Antico - Passion and Resurrection

    Texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter, set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem "Woefully arrayed": the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523), the second composed for Stile Antico in 2009 by John McCabe (b. 1939); this is its first recording. "What a sound: perfectly blended, carefully balanced, its sonorities reaching back effortlessly to conjure up a vanished age of devotion" (THE OBSERVER, UK)

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    A Film by Emanuel Altenburger for Harmonia Mundi USA

  5. Teaser 2016 - Chamber Music Wonderland - OBERTÖNE Kammermusiktage

    Nach dem großen Erfolg der vergangenen Konzerte, die über 600 begeisterte Besucher in den barocken Bernardisaal des Stiftes Stams geführt haben, wird es dieses Jahr wieder OBERTÖNE Kammermusiktage geben: Erstklassige Musiker aus der ganzen Welt treffen von 7. -11. September 2016 in den Tiroler Bergen zusammen, um dem Publikum besondere Kammermusik zu präsentieren. Eine einzigartige Kombination der Instrumente, Musik kontrastierender Epochen sowie die jungen Interpreten selbst, die zu den besten ihres Faches gehören, versprechen außergewöhnlichen Musikgenuss!

    Konzerte: 16., 17., 19. und 20. September 2015.
    Jeweils 18 Uhr im Bernardisaal, Stift Stams.

    Programm und Details in Kürze auf:

    Filmproduktion: Emanuel Altenburger

  6. La Nuova Musica: G. F. Handel: IL PASTOR FIDO (1712)

    G. F. Handel:
    IL PASTOR FIDO (1712)

    world premiere recording
    Libretto based on original by Rinnuccini

    A film by Emanuel Altenburger

    Amarilli Lucy Crowe - Soprano
    Mirtillo Anna Dennis – Soprano
    Eurilla Katherine Manley – Soprano
    Dorina Madeleine Shaw – Mezzo Soprano
    Silvio Clint van der Linde – Countertenor
    Tirenio Lisandro Abadie - Bass-baritone

    La Nuova Musica David Bates – Direction
    1st Violins Bojan Cicic, Sabine Stoffer, Karin Bjork, Elinor Harrison
    2nd Violins Hannah Tibell, James O’Toole, Stephen Pedder
    Violas Emma Alter, Malgiosa Zemenkiweiz, Alexandria Lawrence
    Cellos Henrik Persson, Graham Walker
    Viola da Gamba Henrik Persson (recits only)
    Double Basses Dawn Baker, Tomoki Sumiya
    Oboes Joel Raymond, Gail Henessey
    Bassoon Rebecca Stockwell
    Harpsichord Joseph McHardy, David Bates (recits only)
    Theorbo Richard Sweeney
    Producer: Andrew Grifiths
    Engineer: David Hinett
    Language Coach: Valentia di Taranto
    English Translation: Peter Jones
    Recorded in The Temple Church, London August 2010

    Directed and Photographed by: Emanuel Altenburger
    Edited by: Ruth & Emanuel Altenburger
    Produced by: Altenburger Film & Media Production

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