Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Composer:Richard Wagner
Performer:Jon Fredric West
Orchestra:Bayerische Staatsorchester
Conductor:Zubin Mehta
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:9.54 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg (Karajan)

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Despite his disdain for some of the sillier aspects of grand opera, H.L. Mencken once said that “Die Meistersinger” was the greatest single work of art of western civilization–and to many, his hyperbole is forgivable when one contemplates the well-crafted structure of this most human of Wagner’s music dramas. Of all recordings of Wagner’s sole comedy, this one under the baton of Karajan at his prime has perhaps the best-balanced cast. The clear, youthful tones of Donath in the role of Eva must be close to Wagner’s ideal for the role, while Adam makes a compassionate Sachs–though not quite as resonant as one would wish. Kollo’s impetuous style is appropriate to the character of the lovestruck Walther. The orchestral playing has the clarity and transparency that is the trademark of the Karajan style, perhaps most appropriate in this, Wagner’s happiest work.
–Christian C. Rix

Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Schreier, Helen Donath, Theo Adam, Kurt Moll, René Kollo, Karl Ridderbusch, Ruth Hesse, Geraint Evans
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1971)
Number of Discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 5.18 GB
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Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier (Karajan, Telemondial) (1984,Opera,DVD9)

Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier (Karajan, Telemondial) (1984,Opera,DVD9)

Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier (Karajan, Telemondial) (1984,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Richard Strauss
Performer:Agnes Baltsa
Orchestra:Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Conductor:Herbert von Karajan
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:4.8 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles: English, French, German
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Franz Schubert – Die Zwillingsbrüder (Donath/Gedda/Moll/Fischer-Dieskau)

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Die Zwillingsbrüder (The Twin Brothers, D. 647) is a one-act Singspiel (sometimes also described as a Posse mit Gesang) composed by Franz Schubert in 1819 on a libretto by Georg Ernst von Hofmann. Die Zwillingsbrüder was first performed at the Kärntnertortheater on June 14, 1820.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Helen Donath, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 918 MB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Carl Maria von Weber – Abu Hassan (Moser/Gedda/Moll)

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Written in 1810, this frothy little farce reflects the then-current fashion for “Turkish” themes. The overture is fizzingly brilliant, leading to a sequence of ten numbers, only three of them arias, including two for Abu Hassan’s wife, Fatime. The plot involves the machinations of Abu Hassan to get himself out of debt, with the Caliph (one of the three speaking roles) finally awarding him a thousand gold pieces. Sawallisch conducts a brilliant performance, with Nicolai Gedda in the title role pointing his music lightly, with Edda Moser vibrantly as his wife, and with Kurt Moll superb as the grasping money lender, Omar.
This come with first rate sound, engineered in 1975 by an EMI-Electrola team.

# Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
# Performer: Edda Moser, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 961 MB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis (Sir Colin Davis)

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This performance of the Missa Solemnis Op. 123 is inspired, rich of sensitiveness, deep, well balanced, but vivid and not obvious. Colin Davis smoothly matches the global vision and the richness of details.
R.I.P. well, Maestro!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Singer: Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Robert Tear, Patricia Payne, Kurt Moll, Robert Lloyd
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
# Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
# Vinyl (1993)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B00000416J
# Size: 1.7 GB
# Scan: yes
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