János S. Darvas

Music on Screen – Selected Projects

2017

Sir András Schiff, right, on the set of The genius of Haydn with János Darvas
Sir András Schiff, right, on the set of The genius of Haydn with János Darvas

25 Years Later – Conversations with Sir András Schiff – 1993 / 2018

IN DEVELOPMENT

Hector Berlioz: Requiem · Grande Messe des Morts

Cologne Cathedral

LIVE STREAMING ON ARTE · TV BROADCAST ON 3SAT

Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Andrew Staples (Tenor)
WDR Sinfonieorchester
Conducted by Jukka-Pekka Sarastre

ARTE CONCERT · WDR / 3SAT · 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion

3 Million YouTube Views

Tenor [Evangelist]: Christoph Prégardien
Baritone [Christusworte]: Tobias Berndt
Sopranos: Dorothée Mields, Hana Blažíková
Altos (Counter-tenors): Damien Guillon, Robin Blaze
Tenors: Colin Balzer, Hans Jörg Mammel
Basses: Matthew Brook, Stephan MacLeod
Collegium Vocale Gent
Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe

WDR / 3SAT · 2010

2016

Friedrich Gulda – Mozart for the People

RE-RELEASE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

A Loft / Bodo Kessler Production · 1981

Richard Wagner: Das Liebesverbot – Teatro Real Madrid

LIVE STREAMING · TV · DVD · BLU-RAY

Wagner’s comic opera, based on Shakespeare’s comedy Measure for Measure, is performed in a new production by Danish stage director Kasper Holten for the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Royal Opera House London.

Conducted by Ivor Bolton

A co-production by EuroArts, Sintonía Media, the Teatro Real of Madrid and TVE · 2016

2015

A Celebration of Peace Through Music on iTunes - screenshot
A Celebration of Peace Through Music on iTunes - screenshot

A Celebration of Peace Through Music

RELEASE ON ITUNES · AMAZON VIDEO · DVD

New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic in Cologne

LIVE RECORDING

Alan Gilbert Conducts Sravinsky, Ravel and R. Strauss
Kölner Philharmonie – Cologne Philharmonic Hall

A WDR / 3SAT Production · 2015

Concert May 5, 2014 - Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

A Celebration of Peace Through Music

TV BROADCAST PREMIERE

PBS · WETA TV · THIRTEEN NET
on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

Created and Conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine

Filmed in Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Rome, Vienna and Washington D.C.

A co-production of Pax Per Musicam and Georgetown University
in association with WETA Washington, D.C. · 2015

2014

Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Requiem for a Young Poet

A Film by János Darvas and Thorsten Fricke

The starting point of the film is an impressive performance of Zimmermann’s “Requiem for a Young Poet”. The film focuses on Zimmermann’s acoustic collage technique and pursues it emphatically through visual means.

WDR · 2014

 

AWARD

51st Golden Prague Festival
Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Baden-Baden 2014
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Baden-Baden 2014

LIVE BROADCAST ON ARTE

Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Baden-Baden

Philharmonia Choir Vienna, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Lester Lynch, Massimo Giordano, Liang Li, Bogdan Mihai, Reinhard Dorn, Magdalena Kožená, Kresimir Spicer, Arthur Espiritu, Johannes Kammler
Stage director: Richard Eyre
Berliner Philharmoniker
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Produced by EuroArts Music in co-production with SWR/ARTE and NHK · 2014

2013

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The Hungarian Touch on medici.tv - screenshot

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The Hungarian Touch

Produced by Idéale Audience · 2002

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Philip Glass: The Perfect American – Teatro Real Madrid

WORLD PREMIERE · LIVE STREAMING · TV · DVD · BLU-RAY

Philip Glass presents his latest opera, The Perfect American, telling the story of a 20th-century character of huge cultural influence, Walt Disney.

Libretto by Rudolph Wurlitzer
Based on the novel by Peter Stephan Jungk
Stage director: Phelim Mc Dermott
Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

A co-production by Idéale Audience, EuroArts, Teatro Real, WDR/Arte, TVE and NHK with the participation of MUSEEC/medici.tv and France Télévisions · 2013

MOZART – Great Piano Concertos

RE-RELEASE ON DVD

14 Piano Concertos with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christian Zacharias, Mitsuko Uchida, Dezső Ránki, André Previn, Zoltán Kocsis, Radu Lupu, Homero Francesch, Aleksandar Madžar, Malcolm Frager, Ivan Klánský, Heidrun Holtmann

Produced by Bernd Hellthaler · 1991

2012

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Coming Home on medici.tv - screenshot

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COMING HOME – 75 Years Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

A production of EuroArts Music International in co-production with WDR/Arte/IBA · 2011

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NEW RELEASE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – Anniversary Edition

The film “Coming Home” by János Darvas brings to life the 75 year history of the Israel Philharmonic with grace and pathos, telling the story of the orchestra itself within the history of Israel, her formation, and her people. The concert celebrating the orchestra’s 75th anniversary, featuring young soloists and performed under the esteemed baton of Zubin Mehta, is presented alongside this gorgeous film and allows the audience to see the fruit of 75 years of labor: great art.

Naxos of America – September 2012

NEW RELEASE ON DVD 

TAKÁCS QUARTET · ZOLTÁN KOCSIS · ANDRÁS SCHIFF

Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, Études symphoniques, Piano Quintet No. 44 – Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner – Béla Bartók: For Children

Produced by METROPOLITAN MUNICH · 1989 / 1990 / 1992