Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.09 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, Jon Vickers (in the words of critic David Cairns) "commands both the notes and the moral grandeur of the part… And he has the aura of greatness - greatness of heart, of bearing, of musical and dramatic conception". Mirella Freni is a heartbreakingly lovely and fragile Desdemona, while the fine English baritone Peter Glossop plays the villainous Jago.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.66 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This spectacular opera film was taped in 1967 and is based on the 1966 Salzburg Festival production directed by Herbert von Karajan himself, who also conducts the fabulous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The production features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry’s magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni’s ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla and Jon Vickers’s thrillingly manic-depressive Don José.

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Schumann, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2011/1991)

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Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Schumann, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos  (2011/1991)

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Piano Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2011/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.53 Gb (DVD9) | 81 min
Classical | EuroArts

Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim. Sergiu Celibidache has been called a musical giant, a magician, a brilliant lion-tamer and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerizing orchestras audiences and critics with his intensity and brilliance.
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 is one of the most popular of his compositions and among the best known of all piano concerti. The Schumann concerto is no less influential with its influence heard in Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Both works show Barenboim at his consummate best.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Fiorenza Cossotto, Jon Vickers, Raina Kabaivanska - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Cavalleria Rusticana: Magnificently sung, subtly played and dramatically acted… The passion of Sicily, fanned into a bonfire by one of the world's most brilliant conductors and great cast (New York Post).
Pagliacci: An interpretation of exceptionally strong emotions and artistic quality (Il Giorno). Vickers is outstanding, delivering 'Vesti la giubba' with unusual sensitivity and admirable restraint. Kabaivanska and Glossop are also impressive (New York Times).

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous méritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29975 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano, Français / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16 bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3782 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 7,09 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: English, French

In Traviata – You deserve a better future, the audience is invited into Violetta’s privacy to have a close look at the fire to which she abandons herself among the guests of this musical and phantasmagorical celebration that blends theatre and opera, voices that speak and sing, and where the phantoms of this Paris in full industrial boom whose future we are living at present, sing and die.

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)

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Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.00 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | EuroArts | Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) has been called a musical giant, a magician, a brilliant lion-tamer and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerizing orchestras audiences and critics with his intensity and brilliance. Celibidache himself claimed that not a single French conductor was capable of conducting French music - a bold statement that makes this recording even more interesting. This DVD shows most of what made Celibidache a legend in his own lifetime and offers todays viewer to participate in the musical wonders he produced.

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

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James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

In 1994, the same Metropolitan Opera put two contrasting pieces of the verismo puzzle side by side—the belated verismo of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the classic verismo of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, which had reached the stage some twenty-six years earlier.

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)

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Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)

Sergiu Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.07 Gb (DVD9) | 104 min
Classical | EuroArts | Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) has been called a "musical giant", a "magician" "a brilliant lion-tamer" and an enfant terrible of classical music. These films from 1965 and 1982 are among the very few visual records we have of the legendary rehearsal work of this highly charismatic Maestro; they provide a unique insight into his Stuttgart years, bringing to light the marvels he achieved with the Radio Orchestra, which he conducted from 1971-1983. Celibidache was a master Straussian and his reading of the symphonic tale Till Eulenspiegel ranks among the best recordings available. His version of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade is full of sensuality and subtlety. Both documents last almost an hour - they give today's listeners an exclusive opportunity to observe Celibidache in rehearsal and concert, making it a must for lovers of symphonic music.

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)

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Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 5.97 Gb (DVD9) | 111 min
Classical | EuroArts

Brahms’s two piano concertos are from opposite ends of his creative years… The first work evinces a titanic struggle, while the second is warmer and rounder, but no less passionate, and shows Brahms at his consummate best.
Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim.

Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]

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Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]

Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20929 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 102 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4169 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 102 min | 7,44 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

Antony Hermus leads the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this live concert performance featuring soundtracks from classic sci-fi films including '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968), 'Alien' (1979), 'Blade Runner' (1982) and the 'Star Wars' series.

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3849 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 145 min | 10,2 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Lovers of Il trovatore a work famous for its perennially popular cavatinas and cabalettas rightly expect the singers to be at the very top of their vocal game and particularly look forward to the top C at the end of Manrico s stretta, a true do di petto produced not from the head but from the chest. Yet the production of the work that was staged at the end of 2013 by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin jointly run by Daniel Barenboim and Jürgen Flimm deliberately flouted these expectations and traded familiarity for astonishment. Such a reaction was due not only to the two most famous singers of our age, both of whom were appearing onstage for the first time in their respective roles, but also to the company s music director, who made it abundantly clear that he was concerned with more than just a feast for the ears and rousing rum-ti-tum rhythms.

Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Harding, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23656 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 42,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3603 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

This is the original, somewhat longer version of the opera, for which director Sven-Eric Bechtolf created, in place of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s adaptation of Molières Le bourgeois gentilhomme, a fascinatingly entertaining intermezzo in which theatre, dance and the masterly music of Richard Strauss form an impressive unity. “It incorporates elements of Molière’s play and text from the later prologue, with which he and Strauss salvaged their hybrid flop to produce the masterpiece we know today,” wrote The Sunday Times. “In the abstract, it might sound ­rarefied, but on the Salzburg opera stage, it proved entrancing.” TheNew York Times reported, “Jonas Kaufmann was spectacular as Bacchus growing improbably stronger as his relatively brief stint progressed. Emily Magee was scarcely less impressive in the demanding longer role of Ariadne. And Elena Mosuc managed Zerbinetta’s vocal pyrotechnics with aplomb.”

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (2008/1983-87)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (2008/1983-87)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (2008/1983-87)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 3.43 Gb (DVD5) | 52 min
Classical | Sony Classical

Celebrating one of the most revered conductors of the 20th century, this series was originally released to commemorate Herbert von Karajan’s 100th birthday in 2008. Using innovate technology to recreate the original concert acoustics, the audio for these DVDs has been re-recorded at the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin and the Musikverein in Vienna, Karajan’s two favourite concert venues, to create re-mastered surround-sound versions of these classic performances. With each DVD featuring von Karajan conducting either the Berlin Philharmonic or Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, two of the highest regarded orchestras in the world, this series really does marry the greatest music, the highest calibre performers, and the best possible audio-visual presentation.

Natalia Makarova, Evelyn Hart, Peter Schaufuss - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2016/1988) [Blu-ray]

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Natalia Makarova, Evelyn Hart, Peter Schaufuss - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2016/1988) [Blu-ray]

Natalia Makarova, Evelyn Hart, Peter Schaufuss - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2016/1988) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 15965 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 115 min | 35,5 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 115 min | 6,84 Gb
Audio: English / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: German, French

Natalia Makarova, one of the most important interpreters of the classical ballet repertoire in the twentieth century, has also had great success as a producer. Her staging of Swan Lake is based on the original choreography by Petipa and Ivanov, with additional choreography by the late Sir Frederick Ashton. Evelyn Hart and Peter Schaufuss dance the main roles in this studio recording. Makarova’s innovative interpretation presents the work as a story of perfect and eternal love. The main focus is on Siegfried’s love for Odette, her love for him, his unfaithfulness, for which she ultimately forgives him, and her self-sacrifice in going to her death with him in order to break the power of an evil curse.