belvedere edition (former name Bel Air Edition) was founded in 2006 by renowned producer Francois Duplat and has developed the successful series Die Theateredition, which was the first label for theater and drama on DVD within the German speaking market.
Meanwhile belvedere edition has developed an attractive catalogue also for the international market and includes more than 40 references, with high-class drama productions, classical music, documentaries and children’s programmes on DVD as well as on CD
With its bouquet of awarded and high class releases the label has gained a significant position in the market for music and arts programmes.
Best selling titles are “Faust” by Goethe, the DVD of the legendary staging by Peter Stein, featuring Bruno Ganz, as Faust, (more than 12.000 copies sold) or the 10 DVD Box set “Klassiker des Theaters”. Recent international releases are “The Baton”, an award winning documentary by Michael Wende, “Pierrot lunaire” by Arnold Schönberg, from Salzburg Festival, with Mitsuko Uchida and Barbara Sukowa and some most beautiful productions from the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre like “The Nutcracker”, “Hansel and Gretel” which are beloved by children and adults.
Beginning 2014 belvedere has started an exclusive cooperation with the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and released the first three CDs of a series of milestone recordings from the Mozarteum’s archive.
Further releases have been realized in cooperation with Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, ZDF and other reputable partners.
belvedere will continue to extend the portfolio of productions and will also focus on attractive releases for the international market.
Edition Mozarteum Foundation
In cooperation with the label belvedere edition the Mozarteum Foundation is publishing highlights of the Mozart Week from its beginnings until today.
Contemporary history and the history of interpretation become audible on carefully restored sound documents in excellent sound quality. Moreover, the edition will also comprise current recordings from the Mozart Week and concerts throughout the season, using the most up-to-date recording and production techniques.
Special issues will be made on the label as exclusive presents for patrons and sponsors of the Mozarteum Foundation, such as for instance the recent festive concert in which Mozart’s Costa violin was played.
The Mozart Week has taken place annually in Salzburg since 1956. Renowned artists have made their mark on this festival since its beginnings and created a distinct impact as regards interpretation, artistic analysis and musical performance.
Concerts from the Mozart Week have been recorded on radio and television since the inauguration of the festival. The treasures in the archives of these concert recordings are now being issued on CD and DVD.