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29.09.2017

Out now! Our Edition "Mondscheinsonate - Die Volkspianistin Elly Ney" is now worldwide available.
Get your exclusive edition: Mondscheinsonate

Including
  • a brand new biographical documentary about Elly Ney
  • an audiovisual production of Beethoven's Sonata No. 12
  • original and never before on CD released recordings of Mozart Chamber Music performed by Elly Ney feat. friends
  • a comprehensive richly illustrated 176-page book
  • Radio feature "Elly Ney und ihr Chauffeur" - Recordings from the limousine on CD for the first time
Elly Ney (1882-1968) is a myth, a legend. Some worshipped her as the high priestess of Beethoven, for others she was Hitler’s pianist. With the help of contemporary witnesses, experts and music researchers this film explores the real causes for Elly Ney’s rapid career as a pianist, her great successes in America and her cultural-political entanglements in the Third Reich. Texts and partly unpublished footage complete the film and audio productions about one of the most prominent and controversial pianist of the 20th century. An exciting search for traces in the life and work of Elly Ney.
A production of DOKFABRIK, co-produced by DokFabrik and WDR in cooperation with Arte. Radio-Feature: A cooperation with BR-KLASSIK and Südwestrundfunk.

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27.09.2017

On 27 September 1917 the gifted draughtsman and painter Edgar Degas dies at age 83. Our art documentary about one of the greatest French painters examines the relationship between his life and work, exploring his preoccupation with themes of tension, isolation and vulnerability. Edgar Degas

Horses, female nudes, and the ever-recurring enchanting dancers compose the world of Edgar Degas. Himself a son of the nobility, he chose to study humans in everyday situations, and life in motion. A tightening of the shoelace, a horse in mid-gallop, a bathing woman – Degas, close to the Impressionists, provoked Paris’s art critics with these snapshots captured in off-centre framings, radical perspectives and compositions. Ann Turner delves into the atmosphere of the works and reveals, besides Degas the gifted draughtsman and painter, also an experimental graphic artist, sculptor, photographer and poet.

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27.09.2017

See also our ballet "La petite danseuse de Degas" which is devoted to Degas' sculpture “La Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans”. On DVD and Blu-ray. “La Petite Danseuse”

The idea of creating a ballet came to Brigitte Lefèvre, the Ballet’s dance director, after reading Martine Kahane’s research about Degas’ sculpture “La Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans”. Although numerous exhibitions, books and fi lms had already been dedicated to Degas and dance until then, no choreographic work had ever really done so. Choreographer Patrice Bart and composer Denis Levaillant translated the intrinsic modernity of a 19th century story into music and the language of the stage.

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25.09.2017

Coming soon on DVD and Blu-ray - a brand new and unique opera production which is a combination of dance and opera by the renowned choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Cosi Fan Tutte

The direction of Così fan tutte has been entrusted to the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker who has chosen to embody each of the characters through both a singer and a dancer. From the preconceived notion of constant and eternal love, the lovers shift progressively towards the more complex realisation that feelings of love are more akin to perpetual motion.

The production lives by its movements and colours in the French noble style and will be staged in the fall 2017 season at the Opéra national de Paris.

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08.09.2017

This is our new edition about Elly Ney - one of the most controversial pianist of the 20th century. After 50 years of Elly Ney’s death Frithjof von Bodungen opened his private archive to make rarely photographs, audio footage and personal letters accessible. Including a brand new biographical documentary by Axel Fuhrmann (DOKFABRIK) and much more. You can be curious! Available in September!

Mondscheinsonate



05.09.2017

On 16th September 2007 the greatest tenor of all time left the stage forever, but Luciano Pavarottis appearances in the world of opera are still unforgotten. Now you can relive the biggest moments of the star tenor: La Bohème from the Opera San Francisco and Aida from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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31.08.2017

Our edition Shamans of the Blind Country, directed by Michael Oppitz, has been awarded with the German Record Critics' Award. An independent jury of leading german music journalists honors the edition as one of the „Quartely Best“ of new releases for the third Quarter 2017.

Schamanen im Blinden Land

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25.08.2017

Elly Ney – the most controversial pianist of the 20th century. An exciting search for traces with partly unpublished footage on DVD and CD.

Available in September!

Mondscheinsonate

22.05.2017

SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY - PART 5
What actually is the Blind Country? “The Blind Country [...] is the mythical name the Northern Magar gave their own habitat” says Michael Oppitz. And how do the shamanic drums sound like? Hear for yourself:

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16.05.2017

SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY - PART 4
Mahadev mixed the ashes of the burned woods of the Himalaya with the feces of the Naked Bird and shaped two human figures, who began to talk suddenly – that’s where even we were astonished! Michael Oppitz explained it to us. Transcribed and translated for the first time: the creation myths of the Magar in northwest Nepal, now available in our new release SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY!



11.05.2017

SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY – PART 3
Michael Oppitz was the first person who transcribed and translated the mythical chants of the Nepalese Magar. Even 30 years after his time there he can still sing all the verses! Take a look!



10.05.2017

SCHAMANEN IM BLINDEN LAND - TEIL 2
Sehr empfehlenswert: Das Interview über Schamanismus von Uwe Ebbinghaus mit Michael Oppitz!

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05.05.2017

SCHAMANEN IM BLINDEN LAND - TEIL 1
Ein zweiteiliger Film epischen Ausmaßes mit einer Laufzeit von 4 Stunden über das magische Heilverfahren in einer abgelegenen Region Nordwest-Nepals. TEIL 1 verfolgt die vielfältigen Rituale, welche die Schamanen für ihre Patienten anberaumen und TEIL 2 konzentriert sich auf die Weitergabe schamanischen Wissens.

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Die Edition enthält zwei Sprachversionen – eine englische, eingesprochen vom berühmten „Naked Lunch“-Autor William S. Burroughs und eine deutsche Version, die der Regisseur Michael Oppitz selbst eingesprochen hat.
Es ist der umfangreichste, auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen basierende Film über die Schamanen.

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02.05.2017

Maya Plisetskaya – outstanding und worlwide successful prima ballerina.

To honour a great ballet dancer and choreographer who died at age 89 on 2nd May two years ago the DVD „Maya Plisetskaya – A Tribute in five ballets“ is available again as part of our ballet series "Elegance – The Art of". Experience brilliant recordings of the most important milestones in her career choreographed by Roland Petit or Maurice BéjartMaurice Béjart.

Maya Plisetskaya

She created her own style which was characterized by a brilliant technique, elegance, perfection of each individual gesture and pose, always in combination with her beautiful dramatic art and extraordinary musicality.

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28.04.2017

Out now – our extensive edition SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY. Over a period of 18 months the ethnologist Michael Oppitz follows the life of the Magar in the Himalayan region. The result is an epic documentary. Stay tuned! Next week we are going to present this edition in more detail.

SCHAMANEN IM BLINDEN LAND

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25.04.2017

UNDER THE TREES (102174)
Today is Arbor Day (“Tag des Baumes”) and we would like to draw your attention on these 8 studies on animated still lifes and music. This DVD by Uli Aumüller and Sebastian Rausch shows 8 examples of how panoramic pictures of the forest can be synchronized through merging them with music of different periods in time and styles. Perfect to relax!

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13.04.2017

J.S. BACH/JOHN NEUMEIER – ST. MATTHEW PASSION
To set the tone for this Easter weekend we recommend this highlight of protestant church music interpreted by the worldfamous choreograph John Neumeier and the Hamburg Ballett in a live recording from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

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12.04.2017

ANTONIO VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS
JOSEPH HAYDN - THE CREATION
Two of the most famous works of two great composers. Let I Solisti Veneti and Claudio Scimone musically guide you through the year in the Four Seasons and enjoy the Creation featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Schreier with Edith Mathis, Christoph Prégardien and René Pape!

ANTONIO VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS
JOSEPH HAYDN - THE CREATION

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10.04.2017

Finally available: Franz Welser-Möst conducts BRUCKNER SYMPHONIES – NOS. 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9
This concert edition contains 5 stunning performances from Cleveland’s Severance Hall, the magnificent Golden Hall at the Wiener Musikvereins and the Stiftsbasilika St. Florian, featuring the acknowledged bruckner specialist Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra.

Bruckner Symphonies

The intense and calm conducting of Franz Welser-Möst as well as the inimitable intonation of The Cleveland Orchestra have set new standards in Bruckner interpretation. Convince yourself of the quality of this performances.

A production of Clasart Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH in cooperation with ATV, NHK and ORF, WVIZ/PBS IDEASTREAM and Felix Breisach Medienwerkstatt GmbH.

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10.04.2017

PILAR LORENGAR - VOICE & MYSTERY - New and never before released impressions from Pilar Lorengar.
For more than 30 years the Spanish soprano Pilar Lorengar has been an all-around admired star at the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The film by Arturo Méndiz tells the story of this strong woman, who freed herself from the poorest circumstances in her birthplace Zaragoza and became a worldwide acclaimed star.

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Pilar Lorengar

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23.03.2017

Visit Arthaus Musik at the Leipzig Book Fair 2017! We are looking forward to welcome you at booth number C205 in Hall 4.

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We present our upcoming release "Shamans of the Blind Country" at the Leipzig Book Fair. Look forward to one of the most extensive, scientifically founded films about shamanism directed by Michael Oppitz who is known for his intensive fielwork about shamanism.
The edition is to be released in Mai 2017.

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19.02.2017

The stunning and successfull music series SOUND TRACKER with Sami Yaffa, released by our subsidiary Monarda Arts, has been awarded with the German Record Critics' Award, too. An independent jury of leading music journalists honors this series at the "Quartely Best" for the first quarter in 2017.

Click here for further information about all episodes.

Sami Yaffa takes a musical trip around the world searching for traditions and musical cultures. Starting in the USA in his hometown New York, Sami Yaffa has toured to Argentina, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Senegal, Ethiopia, Serbia, India, Indonesia and Jamaica.

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17.02.2017

Our exclusive edition Otto Klemperer’s Long Journey through his Time, directed by Philo Bregstein, has been awarded with the German Record Critic’s Award. An independent jury of leading german music journalists honors the edition as one of the „Quartely Best“ of new releases for the first Quarter 2017.

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The edition is dedicated to one of the most influential conductors of the 20th century. Featuring two revealing documentaries by Philo Bregstein with restored and re-edited archive material, the complete audio recording of the last concert, digitally remastered, from September 26, 1971 on 2 Audio CDs or 2 Vinyl LPs (180g). Includes a 180 pages book and filmed interviews with Pierre Boulez and Ernst Bloch from 1972, never seen before.

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02.02.2017

DER LETZTE REMIX endlich auf DVD erhältlich - Olaf Helds aufschlussreicher Dokumentarfilm über ein Thema, welches uns in der Musikindustrie selbst immer wieder verfolgt: Das Urheberrecht! Der berühmte YouTuber Mashup-Germany berichtet von seinen eigenen Erfahrungen. Seine Musikcollagen, die er auf der Videoplattform einem breiten Publikum zugänglich machte, wurden gelöscht, weil sie das Urheberrecht verletzen. Experten wie Medienkritiker Stefan Niggemeier, Produzent und ehemaliger Berliner Kulturstaatssekretär Tim Renner, Komponist Johannes Kreidler, Journalist Dirk von Gehlen und viele weitere kommen zu Wort und begeben sich auf einen schmalen Grat zwischen legaler und illegaler Nutzung von Musik, Bildern und Videos.

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Eine Produktion von Monarda Arts und digital images in Zusammenarbeit mit ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel.

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18.01.2017

Rezensent Dr. Daniel Krause lobt unsere exklusive Edition "Otto Klemperer's Long Journey through his Times" auf klassik.com.

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