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Welcome to the media section, where you can explore a collection of captivating content featuring Aleksey Igudesman. Immerse yourself in a world of music, performances, interviews, and behind-the-scenes glimpses. Here, you will discover a treasure trove of multimedia resources that showcase Aleksey's artistic journey, creative collaborations, and inspiring musical adventures. Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and captivated by the incredible talent and passion of Aleksey Igudesman.

Igudesman & Joo: UpBeat - Carnival of the Musicians
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Igudesman & Joo: UpBeat - Carnival of the Musicians

Watch till 6th of January 2018 online: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Upbeat-Der-Karneval-der-Musiker/13889998/Upbeat-Der-Karneval-der-Musiker/13999980?meta=suggestion-episode&query=upbeat&pos=0&fbclid=IwAR1tYaDrpqSEzLe3gE220RxSMaTtM5NLQBRcRjwZ0X0_CInGKy7KSghBxeY Extract from the show "Upbeat - Carnival of the Musicians" From the piece "Ride of the Oy Veykeries" by Aleksey Igudesman UPBEAT - Carnival of the Musicians WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY Igudesman & Joo Aleksey Igudesman Hyung-Ki Joo ORCHESTRA Vienna Symphony DANCERS Josef Semeleder, Bass Simo Albaarini Luca Bouwensch Nika Orsulic Theo Zajicek TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Bernhard Rausch PICTURE DIRECTOR Sebastian Leitner CAMERAS HALL Lucia Hofer Karl Heinz Thiel Bernhard Rausch Michael Mrkvicka CAMERAS REMOTE Ábel Czinger GIMBAL OPERATOR Robert Gamperl CAMERA ASSISTANCE Bernhard Weingartner SOUND ENGINEER & MIXER Philipp Treiber, PDV EDITOR Sebastian Leitner DIRECTED BY Aleksey Igudesman Hyung-Ki Joo LICHT Jonathan Maier SOUND TECHNICIANS Daniel Bren Dieter Treibenreif Jochen Petri Claudia Wiesinger Markus Pichlmaier ARTIST SUPPORT Hannes Golomiec CONCERT SUPPORT Julika Meixner PROJECT MANAGER Peter Polansky PRODUCTION MANAGER, KONZERTHAUS Barbara Gruböck PRODUCTION MANAGER, ORF Rina Bohland EDITORIAL, ORF Teresa Vogl GENERAL MANAGER, ORF Martin Traxl THANKS TO Dominik Joelsohn Annika Schmid Mag. Oliver Ertl Marianne Käch Katharina Maxrath Jascha Geber Wiener Konzerthaus (c)2018 MUSIC TRAVELER PRODUCTIONS and IGUDESMAN&JOO www.igudesmanandjoo.com IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ORF & ORF Enterprise
Breaking Beethoven - Official Trailer
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Breaking Beethoven - Official Trailer

“Breaking Beethoven“ is a documentary that demonstrates how creativity defies any challenge and turns a devastating situation into a celebration of music, humor and hope. How can one celebrate the genius of Beethoven while there is a worldwide pandemic? Does the great maestro still have a place in a world that is in crisis? And what happens when most of the celebrations, festivals and concerts get cancelled? To answer these and numerous other questions, the star violinist Aleksey Igudesman personally writes a letter to Beethoven in which he asks the maestro for advice. In preparation of the “Beethoven Year 2020“, Aleksey Igudesman dealt in detail with the unsurpassed composer. Both came to Vienna as foreigners to live and work there, re-shaping the “capital of music” in their own way. In a series of interviews with top music stars Billy Joel, Hans Zimmer, Joshua Bell, Rebekka Bakken, Julian Rachlin, Juan-Diego Flórez and Yuja Wang, Igudesman uncovers their personal relationship with Beethoven. A great inspiration for pop giant Billy Joel, we discover how Beethoven has influenced his work, as well as that of musicians from other genres. In January Igudesman and his musical partner Hyung-ki Joo reinterpreted Beethoven’s works in an original and defiant way in their latest program “Beethoven’s Nightmare”, which was a commission to celebrate the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra’s 100 year anniversary. This world premiere was captured on film in January 2020 in Oslo. As an additional highlight, a television production with the WDR and ORF was in planning, where Igudesman and Joo’s extraordinary Beethoven program was to be presented to an audience of millions. But then everything changed. “Breaking Beethoven“ shows how Igudesman&Joo managed to create their new show “And Now Beethoven” during Corona times and how even the hardest times can be an inspiration for creative artists. Excerpts from Igudesman & Joo’s show “Beethoven’s Nightmare” and “And Now Beethoven” can be heard, as well as a short glimpse of Malkovich presenting the most evil reviews of Beethoven’s work from his time. Whether and how Beethoven answers Aleksey Igudesman will be revealed at the end of this humorous and life-affirming documentary. www.alekseyigudesman.com For distribution please contact: sabina@mtprods.com https://contentsales.orf.at/product/366823
Winter from Igudesman's "The Other Seasons": 2nd movement -  "Because it Was"
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Winter from Igudesman's "The Other Seasons": 2nd movement - "Because it Was"

Sheet Music available on Universal Edition - WINTER: https://www.universaledition.com/aleksey-igudesman-3848/works/the-other-seasons-winter-33443 ALL SEASONS: https://www.universaledition.com/aleksey-igudesman-3848/werke/the-other-seasons-33462 Winter from Igudesman's "The Other Seasons": 2. "Because it Was" With the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Aleksey Igudesman - Solo Violin Filmed and Edited by Kim Traill FOREWORD Clearly inspired by Vivaldi I wanted to create my own take on the idea of portraying the 4 seasons. My approach was a slightly more culinary one. Let me explain. I love improvisation. And I love food. And above all, I love the combination. I venture to the market to find wonderful produce and seasonings. Then I create something spontaneous and delicious from things I find that particular season only. To counteract and simultaneously compliment this spontaneous approach to cooking and composition, I decided to put a somewhat philosophical layer into this work. That would be the “reasons”. Yet they are not to fear. Also spontaneously decided and often emotional and if not irrational, these reasons refreshingly different, surprising and at time simplistic. The fundamental question for me, as for all of humanity is, what is the reason we do what we do. Many philosophers have had their own theories and plenty of religions try to give us explanation, be they satisfactory or not. My own personal and certainly easily adaptable reason is: creativity. The theme of creativity is the thread through all of our lives. Not wanting to go into too much detail, all of the reasons I am giving here are creative ones rather than rational. Sometimes even seemingly banal. Yet I believe the banal is not to be dissed so easily as long as we infuse it with our very own creative DNA. The main “reason” for these pieces is fun. The fun in life, in love, the fun even in difficult times, the fun that super creative creatures that we all are, are able to have in spite of ourselves. So enjoy them and make of them what you will. If you turn things around, change anything you like and make up your own “reasons” to how, why and when you perform them I will be rather pleased. ALL SEASONINGS Spring: Spring Onion & Pepper, Salt & Mint, Coriander & paprika Summer: Chilly & Cregano, Rosemary & Basil, Saffron & Majoran Autumn: Parsley & Bay Leave, Thyme & Turmeric, Garlic & Cumin Winter: Cinnamon & Cloves, Nutmeg & Cardamom, Anise & Ginger https://www.facebook.com/AlekseyIgudesman https://www.instagram.com/igudesman/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@igudesman https://www.alekseyigudesman.com https://talentir.com/asset/0xeCc01bF33C733fd057b8E63867E3487C822938aF/-YZFwhKFPGA
The Music Critic (Official Trailer)
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The Music Critic (Official Trailer)

WE are going on tour!!!: https://www.themusiccritic.com Schumann fancies himself a „composer“, while Brahms is a „giftless bastard“ and Claude Debussy is simply ugly. Aleksey Igudesman has created a sardonic mix of the evilest music critiques of the last centuries written about some of the greatest works of music. Equipped with a frivolous potpourri of musical insults, John Malkovich slips into the role of the most evil critic who believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and the likes to be weary and dreary. Aleksey Igudesman, Hyung-ki Joo and other great musicians beg to differ and fight back. The grand finale is „The Malkovich Torment“, a horrific review about Malkovich himself, which Igudesman has set to music in a uniquely sardonically humorous way. Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe, Kancheli, Piazzolla and Igudesman. ​ WATCH "THE MUSIC CRITIC" NOW ON iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/de/movie/john-malkovich-in-the-music-critic/id1556014676 Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/John-Malkovich-Music-Critic/dp/B08YS58VQT/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=John+Malkovich+in+The+Music+Critic&qid=1615883956&sr=8-1 Google: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/John_Malkovich_in_The_Music_Critic?id=EC9L9TExf4Y.P Maxdome: https://store.maxdome.de/the-music-critic-25648470.html Videoload: https://www.videoload.de/film/john-malkovich-in-the-music-critic-omu/GN_MV016079750000 MusicTraveler.tv: https://www.musictraveler.com/en/accounts/login/?next=/en/room/reserve/2103/%3Fparty_size%3D1%26hours%3D20%26date%3D2021-03-07 One of the most prestigious venues in the world, Vienna Konzerthaus, togs its main stage up into a legendary Viennese Coffee House setting, representing the tradition where poets, writers, critics and common people often gather to complain about any various thing, sometimes even if they are on their own. Sipping his coffee with an Apfelstrudel on the side, John Malkovich slips into the role of the evil critic. Equipped with a frivolous potpourri of musical insults, he believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and the likes to be weary and dreary. Schumann fancies himself a „composer“, while Brahms is a „giftless bastard“. Claude Debussy is simply ugly. A sardonic mix of the most evil music critiques of the last centuries written about some of the greatest works of music are presented in The Music Critic. “I have always loved the opportunity to collaborate on The Music Critic with Aleksey Igudesman, Hyung-ki Joo, and many other gifted and thoughtful young classical musicians. We are all happy to be back on the road, and for the first time also in the USA, participating in an evening which consists of some of the greatest compositions in the history of classical music, paired with the perhaps rather unexpected initial reactions those compositions elicited from some of the world’s renowned music critics, along with some other surprises.” - John Malkovich ​ "The Music Critic" is created and conceived by Aleksey Igudesman featuring JOHN MALKOVICH as Narrator, ALEKSEY IGUDESMAN and SO-OCK KIM as Violinists, MAX BAILLIE on the Viola, TANJA TETZLAFF on the Cello and HYUNG-KI JOO on the Piano. Produced by: Music Traveler Productions, Vienna Konzerthaus​ Video & Audio: ARTEC Group GmbH, PDV Records OG Directed by: Volker Werner Produced by: Sabina Hasanova Program Format: Live Performance Production Year: 2020 Genre: Entertainment Duration Full: 75 min Duration TV: 58 min Video Source: HD: DNxHD HQX 1080 50i Audio Source: 5.1 (Dolby E) or Discreet and Stereo Aspect Ratio: 1:1.78 (16:9) Distributed by: EuroArts The sales for the project are open. Please contact us for screener inquiries: Music Traveler Productions Sabina Hasanova Chief Creative Officer sabina@mtprods.com EuroArts Maryam Nikbin International Sales Manager +49 (0)30 86 390 35 - 43 m.nikbin@euroarts.com ​ https://www.facebook.com/AlekseyIgudesman https://www.instagram.com/igudesman/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@igudesman https://www.alekseyigudesman.com
Igudesman & Rachlin: Klezmers Freilach
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Igudesman & Rachlin: Klezmers Freilach

VIOLINS OF THE WORLD by Aleksey Igudesman Sir Roger Moore: Narration Julian Rachlin: Violin Janine Jansen: Violin Alexandra Soumm:Violin Aleksey Igudesman: Violin .. The young generation: Maria Sotriffer:Violin Juliane Hennenberg:Violin Nikolaus Luksch:Violin Daniela Yampolski:Violin Duets and Poems by Aleksey Igudesman, inspired by Celtic, Eastern European and Latin American music, as well as scratching cats and flying pigs. Violinist and composer Aleksey Igudesman has been traveling the world, playing concerts for over 20 years, never leaving out an opportunity to explore the music of the different counries he has visited. For some time now has also been composing violin duets for Universal Edition in diverse musical styles. Alongside, he has been writing poetry to compliment his own music. In this special project, he manages to bring different ways of playing the violin together in the most playful way possible. Pieces inspired by Jewish Klezmer music are mixed with Celtic Irish music, Bulgarian and Eastern European sounds, Salsa music and Tango. Various duets, often complimented with a touch of Igudesmans unique humour, are performed by him together with his friends and grand figuers of violin playing Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen and Alexandra Soumm. In between pieces, Sir Roger Moore recites Igudesmans poetry, inspired by Scratching Cats and Flying Pigs. Julian Rachlin himself has contributed with his pig drawings to Igudesmans latest publication Pigs can Fly. Some young and not so young surprise guests will make the whole event into something where the next generation of violin players is also featured! Sir Roger Moore, legendary actor, is also known for being an extremely active UNICEF ambassador since 1991. This project, involving violin players of a young generation, is a perfect platform for further awareness for UNICEFs unique work in the world. The compositions are from the following Universal Edition publications by Aleksey Igudesman: Klezmer & More, Celtic & More, Latin & More The Catscratchbook, Pigs can Fly The poems from The Catscratchbook & Pigs can Fly are printed as a courtesy of UNIVERSAL EDITION Drawings by Irmi Vukovich & Julian Rachlin www.igudesmanandjoo.com http://www.unicef.org/ PART ONE Cats and Pigs 0 Entrance Auld Lang Seyn - Trad./Aleksey Igudesman 1. Cat Lover - Aleksey Igudesman 2. Night Cat - Aleksey Igudesman 3. Hot Cat Rap - Aleksey Igudesman 4. Cat and Mouse - Aleksey Igudesman 5. Pig in A Wig - Aleksey Igudesman 6. Counting Pigs - Aleksey Igudesman 7. Let the Piglet Go - Aleksey Igudesman PART TWO Love & Violins 1. Poem: ONE DAY - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Danny Boy - Trad./Aleksey Igudesman 2. Poem: MY BRAIN - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Irish Stew in the Morning - Aleksey Igudesman 3. Poem: FAREWELL - Aleksey Igudesman Music: My Bonnie flies over the Ocean - Aleksey Igudesman 4. Poem: MY LOVE FOR YOU - Aleksey Igudesman Music: La Cucaracha - Trad./Aleksey Igudesman 5. Poem: ON MY WAY - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Tucuman Y Callao - Aleksey Igudesman 6. Poem: TODAY - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Tango Sin Nombre - Aleksey Igudesman 7. Poem: A VIOLINIST SEPERATED FROM HIS GIRLFRIEND - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Richard Wont Like It! - Aleksey Igudesman 8. Poem: THE EAGLE - Aleksey Igudesman Music: In the Woods - Aleksey Igudesman 9. Poem: YOUR SOUL - Aleksey Igudesman Music: Klezmers Freilach - Trad./Aleksey Igudesman Encore: Scotland the Brave - Trad./Aleksey Igudesman
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