Gioachino Rossini – Demetrio e Polibio(María José Moreno,Mirco Palazzi, Yijie Shi; Davide Livermore; Corrado Rovaris) (2012,Opera,DVD9)

Gioachino Rossini - Demetrio e Polibio(María José Moreno,Mirco Palazzi, Yijie Shi; Davide Livermore; Corrado Rovaris) (2012,Opera,DVD9)

Gioachino Rossini – Demetrio e Polibio(María José Moreno,Mirco Palazzi, Yijie Shi; Davide Livermore; Corrado Rovaris) (2012,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Gioachino Rossini
Performer:María José Moreno
Orchestra:Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini
Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDVideo
Label:ARTHАUS MUSIK
Size:7.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Krzisztof Penderecki – Die Teufel von Loudun – The Devils of Loudun (Joachim Hess) (2007, Film-Opera,DVD9)

Krzisztof Penderecki - Die Teufel von Loudun - The Devils of Loudun (Joachim Hess) (2007, Film-Opera,DVD9)

Krzisztof Penderecki – Die Teufel von Loudun – The Devils of Loudun (Joachim Hess) (2007, Film-Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Krzisztof Penderecki
Performer:Tatiana Troyanos
Orchestra:The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra
Conductor:Marek Janowski
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.16 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano
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Kalman – Die Csardasfurstin (Anna Moffo, Rene Kollo ,Miklos Szinetar, cond. Bert Grund, 1971) (2006,film-operetta,DVD9)

Kalman - Die Csardasfurstin (Anna Moffo, Rene Kollo ,Miklos Szinetar, cond. Bert Grund, 1971) (2006,film-operetta,DVD9)

Kalman – Die Csardasfurstin (Anna Moffo, Rene Kollo ,Miklos Szinetar, cond. Bert Grund, 1971) (2006,film-operetta,DVD9)

Composer:Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:Anna Moffo
Orchestra:Symphonie-Orchester Kurt Graunke
Conductor:Bert Grund
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:6.91 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Subtitles:German, English, Chinese
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High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Robert Schumann – Symphonische Etüden (Maurizio Pollini)

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When pure beauty enters the stage, all you can do is to be silent, to hear and to fall on your knees and (optional) to cry for happyness. Schumann and Pollini are reasons enough to do it.
What makes Pollini such a great interpreter of Schumann? Passion. Tension. Being alive to the forces of disintegration and chaos in the composer’s psyche; indeed: much as Moses raised the brazen serpent as a cure for pestilence, Pollini understands Schumann is reliant upon the orphic power of music to keep the darkness at bay.

# Composer: Robert Schumann
# Performer: Maurizio Pollini
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size:  1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
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Vicente Martin y Soler – L’arbore di Diana (Ofelia Sala, Marina Comparato,Christian Senn, Joel Prieto) (Daniel Slater) (Dramma giocoso, 2008, DVD9)

Vicente Martin y Soler - L'arbore di Diana (Ofelia Sala, Marina Comparato,Christian Senn, Joel Prieto) (Daniel Slater) (Dramma giocoso, 2008, DVD9)

Vicente Martin y Soler – L’arbore di Diana (Ofelia Sala, Marina Comparato,Christian Senn, Joel Prieto) (Daniel Slater) (Dramma giocoso, 2008, DVD9)

Composer:Vicente Martin y Soler
Performer:Ofelia Sala
Orchestra:Orqueatra de la Comunitat Valenciana Lorin Maasel
Conductor:Ruben Dubrovsky
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Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size: 5.84 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Leoncavallo – Pagliacci ( Christian Thielemann, Maria Agresta, Jonas Kaufmann, Dimitri Platanias ) Salzburg (2015,Opera,HDTVRip)

Leoncavallo - Pagliacci ( Christian Thielemann, Maria Agresta, Jonas Kaufmann, Dimitri Platanias ) Salzburg (2015,Opera,HDTVRip)

Leoncavallo – Pagliacci ( Christian Thielemann, Maria Agresta, Jonas Kaufmann, Dimitri Platanias ) Salzburg (2015,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Leoncavallo
Performer:Maria Agresta
Conductor:Christian Thielemann
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:4.87 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Alexander Borodin – Prince Igor (Gergiev, Putilin, Gorchakov, Aleksashkin) (1998,Opera,DVD10)

 Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor (Gergiev, Putilin, Gorchakov, Aleksashkin) (1998,Opera,DVD10)

Alexander Borodin – Prince Igor (Gergiev, Putilin, Gorchakov, Aleksashkin) (1998,Opera,DVD10)

Composer:Alexander Borodin
Performer:Nikolai Putilin
Orchestra:Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre
Conductor:Valery Gergiev
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Number of Discs:1
Format: DVD Video
Size:8.72 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Modest Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov (Christoff/Cluytens)

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Thank you very much for this terrific masterpiece to our friend from Lake Michigan
This version is badly cut,and purists may sneer at the Rimsky-Korsakoff arrangement, but it has two things going for it. The first thing is Boris Christoff. The second thing is Boris Christoff. (He sings three roles in this recording, which is a little confusing, but what the heck!) Christoff, with a rich and powerful bass-baritone, was one of the 20th century’s leading exponents of the role of Boris Godunov. He is simply a force of nature in the title role, yet with the ability to shade his voice into heartrending beauty and sorrow. The rest of the cast is excellent. Andre Cluytens conducts with a terrific mix of power and sensitivity, and the quality of the recording is quite good. While this may not be everybody’s first choice, it belongs on every opera lover’s shelf simply because it gives us the chance to hear one of the greatest bass-baritones of the century in his signature role.

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
# Performer: Dimitr Ouzounov, John Lanigan, Boris Christoff, Evelyn Lear, Ana Alexieva
# Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductor: André Cluytens
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:  4.2 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Alban Berg – Lulu (Lothar Koenigs; Marlis Petersen, Susan Ggeraham, Johan Reuter, Daniel Brenna) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Alban Berg - Lulu (Lothar Koenigs; Marlis Petersen, Susan Ggeraham, Johan Reuter, Daniel Brenna) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Alban Berg – Lulu (Lothar Koenigs; Marlis Petersen, Susan Ggeraham, Johan Reuter, Daniel Brenna) (2015,Opera,HDRip)

Composer:Alban Berg
Performer:Marlis Petersen
Orchestra:The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor:Lothar Koenigs
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip
Label:Metropolitan Opera
Size:3.19 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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Verdi – La Traviata (Michele Mariotti, Carmen Giannattasio, Saimir Pirgu, Vladimir Stoyanov) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Verdi - La Traviata (Michele Mariotti, Carmen Giannattasio, Saimir Pirgu, Vladimir Stoyanov) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Verdi – La Traviata (Michele Mariotti, Carmen Giannattasio, Saimir Pirgu, Vladimir Stoyanov) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Carmen Giannattasio
Orchestra:Chor und Orchester des Teatro San Carlo
Conductor:Michele Mariotti
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:5.72 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Vincenzo Bellini – I Puritani ( Netrebko, Cutler, Vassalo) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Vincenzo Bellini - I Puritani ( Netrebko, Cutler, Vassalo) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Vincenzo Bellini – I Puritani ( Netrebko, Cutler, Vassalo) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Composer:Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:Anna Netrebko
Orchestra:The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:Patrick Summers
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:BDRip
Size:7.87 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Wagner – Der Fliegende Hollander (Altinoglu, Homoki, Kampe, Terfel, Salminen) (2013,opera,HDTV)

Wagner - Der Fliegende Hollander (Altinoglu, Homoki, Kampe, Terfel, Salminen) (2013,opera,HDTV)

Wagner – Der Fliegende Hollander (Altinoglu, Homoki, Kampe, Terfel, Salminen) (2013,opera,HDTV)

Composer:Wagner
Performer:Bryn Terfel
Conductor:Alain Altinoglu
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Label:Opernhouse Zürich
Size:13.36 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Fonè) Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Accardo)

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Please welcome another audiophile super-label: Fonè

I have read so much about the Italian super-label Fonè, so I thought, is time to hear the records, that so many HiFi lovers would never sell or give away. But I never expected it would be this hard to get the pearls that Signor Giulio Cesare Ricci (called Signoricci by the fans) produces, 100% analogue and very limited to 496 copies. Don’t ask me, why the hell 496 and not 500 😀 Finally I had luck and could get my hands on three of these black gold nuggets and….WOW ! My expectations weren’t disappointed.
Concerning this recordings of Vivaldi’s Seasons….I HAVE NO WORDS (and this happens not too often) – Hear it by yourself

Audiophile factor: very high!

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: Salvatore Accardo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Da Camera Italiana
# Conductor:
Salvatore Accardo
# Vinyl (2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Fonè
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.64 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut (Caballé/Domingo)

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Many thanks to our friend from Lake Michigan.
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is an Italian lyric tragedy drama. The opera is centered on Manon Lescaut (Montserrat Caballé), a beautiful young girl about to be sent to a convent. When Chevalier Des Grieux (Placido Domingo) sees her the flame of passion between them is ignited. Manon’s life is a winding one: seduced by riches that ultimately trigger her downfall but ultimately finding redemption in Des Grieux’s love for her. Conductor Bruno Bartoletti leads the New Philharmonia Orchestra as they traverse Puccini’s gorgeous melodies that permeate the opera, from Manon’s poignant arias to the lush orchestral score.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Montserrat Caballé, Noel Mangin, Placido Domingo, Robert Tear, Vicente Sardinero
# Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor:
Bruno Bartoletti
# Vinyl (1972)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 2.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Wagner – Die Walkure (Robert Lepage, James Levine, Jonas Kaufmann, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel) (2011,Opera,HDTVRip)

Wagner - Die Walkure (Robert Lepage, James Levine, Jonas Kaufmann, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel) (2011,Opera,HDTVRip)

Wagner – Die Walkure (Robert Lepage, James Levine, Jonas Kaufmann, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel) (2011,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Wagner
Performer:Deborah Voigt
Orchestra:New York City Opera
Conductor:James Levine
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size: 6.62 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Fonè) Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto (Accardo)

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Please welcome another  audiophile super-label: Fonè

I have read so much about the Italian super-label Fonè, so I thought, is time to hear the records, that so many HiFi lovers would never sell or give away. But I never expected it would be this hard to get the pearls that Signor Giulio Cesare Ricci (called Signoricci by the fans) produces, 100% analogue and very limited to 496 copies. Don’t ask me, why the hell 496 and not 500 😀  Finally I had luck and could get my hands on three of these black gold nuggets and….WOW ! My expectations weren’t disappointed.
Accardo recorded the LvB Violin Concerto with Kurt Masur & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in 1978 and with Carlo Maria Giulini & Philarmonic Orchestra of the Scala of Milan in 1992. OK, although both recordings are “state of the art” forget them both; this one is king or better, under audiophile aspects seen, the emperor!

Audiophile factor: very high!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Salvatore Accardo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Da Camera Italiana
# Conductor: 
Salvatore Accardo
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Fonè
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
#
Size: 1.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Wagner – Lohengrin – Festspielhaus Bayreuth(Gоtz Friedrich,Peter Hofmann,Karan Armstrong,Elizabeth Connell) (1982,Opera,HDTVRip)

Wagner - Lohengrin - Festspielhaus Bayreuth(Gоtz Friedrich,Peter Hofmann,Karan Armstrong,Elizabeth Connell) (1982,Opera,HDTVRip)

Wagner – Lohengrin – Festspielhaus Bayreuth(Gоtz Friedrich,Peter Hofmann,Karan Armstrong,Elizabeth Connell) (1982,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Wagner
Performer:Peter Hofmann
Conductor:Götz Friedrich
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Label:UNITEL CLASSICA
Size:5.39 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie (Lehtipuu , Gillet, Connoly, Azaretti , Haim) Paris (2012, Opera,baroque,HDTV)

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Lehtipuu , Gillet, Connoly, Azaretti , Haim) Paris (2012, Opera,baroque,HDTV)

Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie (Lehtipuu , Gillet, Connoly, Azaretti , Haim) Paris (2012, Opera,baroque,HDTV)

Composer:Rameau
Performer:Sarah Connolly
Orchestra:The ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée
Conductor:Emmanuel Aim
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Size: 8.28 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Verdi – Les vepres siciliennes (Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Burkhard Fritz, Barbara Haveman; Paolo Carigniani;Christoph Loy ) (2010,Opera,2xDVD9)

Verdi - Les vepres siciliennes (Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Burkhard Fritz, Barbara Haveman; Paolo Carigniani;Christoph Loy ) (2010,Opera,2xDVD9)

Verdi – Les vepres siciliennes (Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Burkhard Fritz, Barbara Haveman; Paolo Carigniani;Christoph Loy ) (2010,Opera,2xDVD9)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
Orchestra:Netherlands Phihaemonic Orchestra
Conductor:Paolo Carigniani
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format: DVDVideo
Label:Opus Arte
Size:12.67 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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Lully – Armide (W.Christie,R.Carsen) Paris (2009,Opera,HDTVRip)

 Lully - Armide (W.Christie,R.Carsen) Paris (2009,Opera,HDTVRip)

Lully – Armide (W.Christie,R.Carsen) Paris (2009,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:J.-B. Lully
Performer:Stephanie d’Oustrac
Orchestra: Chorus and Orchestra Les Arts Florissants
Conductor:William Christie
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:5.89 GB
Recovery: +3%
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