Accentus Music are proud to announce that they have won the 2012 Gramophone Award for DVD Performance. Their critically acclaimed production of Bruckner’s Symphony No 5, performed by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, conducted by Claudio Abbado, and directed by Michael Beyer was announced as the winner in a ceremony today in London. The concert was recorded live on 19th and 20th of August at the KKL in Lucerne in cooperation with LUCERNE FESTIVAL in summer 2011.
With reviews praising how the ‘sound is excellent, the camerawork sensitive and technically first-rate’, from Gramophone itself, as well as Classical Music Magazine urging readers to ‘simply buy it, mortgaging the cat if need be’, there is no surprise that this production has also won a prestigious a Diapason d’Or.
Previous Accentus Music DVDs also have been highly praised, such as the production of Claudio Abbado and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, which received a BBC Music Magazine award for best DVD performance.
This autumn, Accentus Music is set to add to success with many much-anticipated new releases including the UK release of Die Thomaner: A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys’ Choir, Leipzig as well as the St Thomas Boys Choir, Leipzig performing the St Matthew Passion. In addition, 2012 will see the worldwide release of the Accentus documentary John Cage: Journeys in Sound to mark the composer’s centenary.