|Bye, bye summer and welcome automn ...
Hopefully, despite the wake-up calls about
climate change with fire, water and drought,
you have been able to recover to some extent and are now ready for the
start into the new season.
Unfortunately, even the re-entry into the upcoming season
will probably still take place against the background of Putin's
and there is still no global agreement on how to save our little
We can only try to do our best with courage, persistence and
even if it hurts here and there ...
For this, I wish us insight and imagination - and the power
and the strength to do, what is right and urgently needed.
Art and culture can't do everything in life, but without it,
a many few things would be nothing...
Variation no.9 Allegro-Cadenza
upon "Lison dormait" (F.Dezède)
|In March DECCA released Prosseda's album
with Mozart's Piano Variations
and his recording of Mozart's Rondos, Suites,
Minuets and little piano pieces shall be published in automn.
DECCA also plans to release these last two albums with the previously
recorded versions of all of Mozart's piano
sonatas in a 10-CD box set.Mozart
edition This will complete Prosseda's with all piano works.
Correspondingly, Prosseda will center his concert calendar 2024
upon recitals and concerts
from his complete Mozart repertory .
Butaside, he will soon also increasingly
focus on modern and contemporary music.
These include piano concertos f.e. by Schoenberg
(150th birthday in 2024) and Dallapiccola
(50th death anniversary in 2025) and 'Phoenix"
a very special composition for piano and orchestra
written for him by Matteo Rubini.
Aside, he will
start a chamber music series
with works of Italian composers to be performed with his master students
and starting with Trios by Muzio Clementi.
Furthermore, he will intensify performances
on the rarely played fortepiano, already successfully launched in December
Lombardi's composition "Novembernacht" (November Night), a work commissioned
by the Piano Festival Ruhr, had
a highly acclaimed premiere in the frame of the festival in Bochum on June 27, 2023.
Sir Andras Schiff,
for whom Lombardi wrote his composition and to whom it is dedicated,
gave a magnificent premiere performance.
Now, Lombardi is working again on his opera project "Ohra - A
Woman on the Run from a Message" (based on the novel of the same name
by David Grossmann), which he had to put on hold for a while because of
other composition commissions.
Video footage for all film concerts
movies from Japan
At the end of 2022, the DVD/Bluray
of the restored version of the legendary silent film "Casanova" synchronized with Buchwald's score, produced by the Cinémathèque Francaise initially produced for the American
released as part of the international silent film festival Le Giornate del
Cinema Muto. shall soon also be available in Europe.
In 2023,/24 Buchwald will
again be a guest of many festivals and orchestras in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France and the USA,
to perform film concerts as musician, composer and
conductor out of his of his vast repertoire.
A special highlight will take place at Elbphilharmonie
Hamburg, where he will present together with
German Klezmer clarinettist Helmut E isel his new music for the Jewish silent
film comedy "Jewish Luck" based on a
novel by Sholem Alejchem.
DVD-Democopies of Buchwalds film concerts with
Murnaus "Nosferatu" and
"Faust", the Hollywood
"The Wind" and the Japanese silent movies
"Express 300 Miles" are
|JEAN JACQUES LEMETRE
Music written for the ThdS
Music from "Cds à ID"
| After more than 40 years of his continous,
ery intense work as musical director of Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre
du Soleil, Lemêtre has embarked on an extended journey around the world
to find new inspiration, encounter new things and to pursue his multifaceted
ideas and interests.
Among his most important concerns,
however, belong his many workshops, master
classes, seminars and international
conferences in which he spreads his knowledges and his large
collection of original instruments
gathered from all over the world to pave the way for future generations in the countries of origin,
where some instruments and musical traditions have already been forgotten
or lost, to experience making music with them again.
And he wants to pass on his artistic experience
and knowledge to students, professional stage artists and interested
amateurs within the framework of international workshops
and seminars, for whose subject matter and orientation he uses the term "Le Corps Musical", with which he centers upon
the the body as an instrument of scenic expression.
with comedian and accordionist Aboudarham and the magician AlafrezHe he just formed the Trio Magisterium to create an idiosyncratic
performed on his instruments inspired by the cultures of the world,
combines with humor, burlesque and magic to creats feather-light moments between
magic and wit.
In spring 2024 the 'magic' Trio
will be on tour.
He continues to write music for theater, dance , festivals and films.
Recently "Lampejos" a spectacular
production of the dance company "Cisne Negro" / Sao Paulo was premiered.
And for his soundtrack to the film "Here the
Mistral blows hard" he was just awarded the Palme d'Or Cannes
23 for best film music!
and seminars can also be booked through ART WORKs.
For his theater music, Lemêtre has invented
own instruments for individual scenes, characters, and areas of
tension, or has reassembled elements of instruments from a wide variety of
epochs and cultures between Orient and Occident.
Thibault Saladin made the wonderful film "JJ
Lemetre - Musicien Insolite" about this process
of creation, in which Lemêtre explains the development of an individual
and then plays it.
2 more publications are available upon Lemêtre's work:
"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
has been released at Fortdecafe.
|Olivero's current commissions include
a work for the Boulez Ensemble,
upon which she is working on behalf of Daniel
|Our last cooperation with Shlomo
Mintz for the Violin Concerto by Dvorak he performde
with Würth Philharmonics was received
with enthusiasm by press and audience:
"If the audience is already thrilled by this interpretation
of Dvorak, it is downright ravished by Shlomo Mintz's highly virtuosic
encore - the Paganini Caprice No. 24."
We're happy, that this cooperation with Schlomo Mintz, which
ends with the start of season 23/24 has been emphasized with this beautiful
bye Maestro and thank you for the beautiful moments with your music...