Monthly Archives: November 2015 - Page 2

Gounod – Faust (Alagna, Gheorghiu, Terfel,Antonio Pappano) (2010, Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Gounod - Faust (Alagna, Gheorghiu, Terfel,Antonio Pappano) (2010, Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Gounod – Faust (Alagna, Gheorghiu, Terfel,Antonio Pappano) (2010, Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Composer:Gounod
Performer:Roberto Alagna
Orchestra:Royal Opera House
Conductor:Antonio Pappano
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDVideo
Label:EMI Classics
Size:9.9 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Subtitles:English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol
Server: datafile

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Arnold Schönberg – Moses und Aron (Philippe Jordan; Thomas Johannes Mayer, John Graham-Hall, Julie Davies, Catherine Wyn-Rogers) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Arnold Schönberg - Moses und Aron (Philippe Jordan; Thomas Johannes Mayer, John Graham-Hall, Julie Davies, Catherine Wyn-Rogers) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Arnold Schönberg – Moses und Aron (Philippe Jordan; Thomas Johannes Mayer, John Graham-Hall, Julie Davies, Catherine Wyn-Rogers) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Composer:Arnold Schönberg
Performer:Thomas Johannes Mayer
Orchestra:Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus,
Conductor:Philippe Jordan,
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip
Label:Opéra National de Paris (Opera Bastille), Arte
Size: 2.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor (Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov) (2009, Opera, BDRip-AVC)

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor (Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov) (2009, Opera, BDRip-AVC)

Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor (Netrebko, Beczala, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov) (2009, Opera, BDRip-AVC)

Composer:Donizetti
Performer:Anna Netrebko
Orchestra:The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, & Ballet
Conductor:Marco Armiliato
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:BDRip-AVC
Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Size:7.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles: RUSSIAN (translated Jurgenson),Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Server: florenfile

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Anna Moffo – A Tribute ( Donald Voorhees) (2006,Opera,vocal,DVD5)

Anna Moffo - A Tribute ( Donald Voorhees) (2006,Opera,vocal,DVD5)

Anna Moffo – A Tribute ( Donald Voorhees) (2006,Opera,vocal,DVD5)

Performer:Anna Moffo
Orchestra:Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Conductor:Donald Voorhees
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:4.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.4 (Bernstein)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this very rare live gem.
Leonard Bernstein’s earlier recording of this symphony for Sony was, and remains, one of the best. This new one, however, really is something special. As in his recording of the First with this orchestra, Bernstein’s tempos have markedly speeded up, especially in the slow movement. He seems to have really discovered the secret of the music’s essential innocence, and he now knows exactly when to make a point and when to just let the music speak naturally. The use of a boy soprano in the finale is unique but not unexpected. Mahler himself thought about it but opted for an adult soprano because he believed that this would prove less limiting to future performances of the work. He was right, of course, but so is Bernstein for letting us hear the composer’s original thoughts in such a pure and enjoyable form. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Child Soprano: Helmut Wittek
# Orchestra: Concertogebouworkest Amsterdam
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Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1988)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 17
#
Size: 1.12 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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R.Zandonai – Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

R.Zandonai - Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

R.Zandonai – Francesca da Rimini (R.Scotto, P.Domingo, C.MacNeil, J. Levine) (1985,Opera,DVD5)

Composer:R.Zandonai
Performer:Placido Domingo
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:J. Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD
Size:4.37 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: datafile

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Purcell – The Indian Queen ( Peter Sellars, Teodor Currentzis, Vince Yi, Julia Bullock, Markus Brutscher, Noah Stewart ) (2013,Opera,HDTVRip)

Purcell - The Indian Queen ( Peter Sellars, Teodor Currentzis, Vince Yi, Julia Bullock, Markus Brutscher, Noah Stewart ) (2013,Opera,HDTVRip)

Purcell – The Indian Queen ( Peter Sellars, Teodor Currentzis, Vince Yi, Julia Bullock, Markus Brutscher, Noah Stewart ) (2013,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Purcell
Performer:Julia Bullock
Orchestra:Coro y Orquesta de la Ópera de Perm
Conductor:Teodor Currentzis
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:5.6 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Mozart – Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Diana Damrau, Kerstin Avemo, Daniel Kirch, Peter Marsh, Jaco Huijpen, Christoph Quest, Julia Jones) (2005,Opera,DVD9)

Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Diana Damrau, Kerstin Avemo, Daniel Kirch, Peter Marsh, Jaco Huijpen, Christoph Quest, Julia Jones) (2005,Opera,DVD9)

Mozart – Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Diana Damrau, Kerstin Avemo, Daniel Kirch, Peter Marsh, Jaco Huijpen, Christoph Quest, Julia Jones) (2005,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:Diana Damrau
Orchestra:Frankfurter Museumsorchester
Conductor:Julia Jones
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDVideo
Label:HR Media
Size:7.66 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: datafile

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Verdi – Un ballo in maschera (Pavarotti, Millo, Nucci ,Piero Fraggioni) (1990 ,Opera,DVD9)

Verdi - Un ballo in maschera (Pavarotti, Millo, Nucci ,Piero Fraggioni) (1990 ,Opera,DVD9)

Verdi – Un ballo in maschera (Pavarotti, Millo, Nucci ,Piero Fraggioni) (1990 ,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Luciano Pavarotti
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor:James Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size: 7.71 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese.
Server: florenfile

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Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera (Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Аlvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Fabio Luisi) (2012, Opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Аlvarez,  Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Fabio Luisi) (2012, Opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera (Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Аlvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Fabio Luisi) (2012, Opera, HDTVRip)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Sondra Radvanovsky
Orchestra:Chorus and orchestra of the New York Opera house
Conductor:Fabio Luisi
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Label:Мет
Size:5.71 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server:florenfile

Amelia………………………..Sondra Radvanovsky
Riccardo (Gustavo III)………….Marcelo Álvarez
Renato (Count Ankarström)……….Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ulrica (Madame Ulrica Arvidsson)…Stephanie Blythe
Oscar…………………………Kathleen Kim
Samuel (Count Ribbing)………….Keith Miller
Tom (Count Horn)……………….David Crawford
Silvano (Cristiano)…………….Trevor Scheunemann
un Giudice…………………………Mark Schowalter
un servo……………………….Scott Scully
Fabio Luisi
Production: David Alden
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designed by: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Maxine Braham

part 01
part 02
part 03
part 04
part 05
part 06
part 07
part 08
part 09

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.9 (Bernstein)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this very rare live gem.
There is no arguing that this is an hyper-emotional performance. Too much, however, has been made of Bernstein departing from the score or suffering from ‘romantic’ interpretations etc. Ultimately the test of a performance is if it lives, and this one most definitely does. In fact, Bernstein’s Mahler recordings speak with the composers voice so clearly and consummately that it transcends the barrier of music. There are many very musical versions of Mahler 9 out there, with delicate textures and glowing sonorities and the such. But this recording is more than music; it becomes an actual testament of life and death, something that defies description. Bernstein astutely pointed out that at the end of the ninth one can actually experience the sensation of dying.

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Concertogebouworkest Amsterdam
#
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1986)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
#
Size: 1.69 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Turnabout) Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances for Piano (Brendel/Klien)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Early in his career, Alfred Brendel made a number of recordings for the Vox label, which includes these sets of the Dvorak “Slavonic Dances” in their original piano four-hands versions, where Brendel and Walter Klien do the honors. The recordings are from 1959, so that we have both the young Brendel and the young Walter Klien captured in sound early on.
All the performances are pretty straightforward, without fuss or muss. One nice feature about hearing the piano four-hands version is how much more clearly the Czech ‘sousedska’ dance form is related to the Austrian ‘Laendler’ when hearing the piano four-hand version, compared to the orchestral versions, at least IMHO. Brendel and Walter Klien do bring a light touch when needed, but when the music calls for what sounds like a bash-fest, particularly in the energetic moments, that’s kind of what you get.

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Performer: Alfred Brendel, Walter Klien
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Turnabout
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
#
Size: 1.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Giuseppe Verdi – Nabucco ( Renato Bruson, Ghena Dimitrova, Dimiter Petkov, Bruna Baglioni,Luciano Minguzzi) (1981,Opera,DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco ( Renato Bruson, Ghena Dimitrova, Dimiter Petkov, Bruna Baglioni,Luciano Minguzzi) (1981,Opera,DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi – Nabucco ( Renato Bruson, Ghena Dimitrova, Dimiter Petkov, Bruna Baglioni,Luciano Minguzzi) (1981,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Renato Bruson
Orchestra:Orchestra e Coro of the Arena di Verona
Conductor:Maurizio Arena
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.06 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles – English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese
Server: datafile

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Heavenly Voices – The Legacy Of Farinelli (Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Jochen Kowalski, Andreas Scholl, David Daniels) (2013,opera baroque, documentary, DVD9)

Heavenly Voices - The Legacy Of Farinelli (Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Jochen Kowalski, Andreas Scholl, David Daniels) (2013,opera baroque, documentary, DVD9)

Heavenly Voices – The Legacy Of Farinelli (Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Jochen Kowalski, Andreas Scholl, David Daniels) (2013,opera baroque, documentary, DVD9)

Performer:Philippe Jaroussky
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:
Format:DVDVideo
Label:Arthaus Musik
Size:5.56 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:English,Italian, German, French, Korean
Server: datafile

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Jules Massenet – Le Roi de Lahore (Gipali, Sanchez) (2004,Opera,DVD5)

Jules Massenet - Le Roi de Lahore (Gipali, Sanchez) (2004,Opera,DVD5)

Jules Massenet – Le Roi de Lahore (Gipali, Sanchez) (2004,Opera,DVD5)

Composer:Jules Massenet
Performer:Giuseppe Gipali
Orchestra:Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Conductor:Marcello Viotti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD5
Size:4.36 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: datafile

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