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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

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Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.98 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Français, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Chinese, Japanese

Les pêcheurs de perles dates from 1863 and represents much more than a mere operatic exercise written by a twenty-five-year-old composer. Pêcheurs is, as a matter of fact, the only other Bizet opera, beside Carmen, to have remained in the repertoire. This opera contains memorable passages, which have ensured its long-lasting success and which many great singers (beginning with Caruso) have recorded and performed: for example the aria of Nadir Je crois entendre encore; the beautiful aria of Léïla Comme autrefois, dans la nuit sombre and, above all, the superb duet between Léïla and Nadir Ton cour n’a pas compris le mien.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 47:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 453 479-2 | Recorded: 1997

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) was a French composer who was a contemporary of Louis XIV. Charpentier created liturgical works full of grace and energy, using great imagination for his musical settings. This is very much evident in the selections for this recording, the TE DEUM and the MESSE DE MINUIT. The first one is a joyously triumphant interpretation of the thanksgiving text, using eight soloists, chorus and orchestra, including three trumpets, something unusual for the times.

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

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Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)

Riccardo Frizza, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Matilde di Shabran (2006)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 185:15 | Covers | 826 Mb
Classical | Decca | # B0006859-02 | Rec: 2004

Premiered in 1821, Matilde di Shabran was Rossini's 32nd opera. It is a semi-serious work, with a plot that concerns a woman-hating, militaristic, hypochondriacal Lord (Corradino) whose doctor (Aliprando) tries to get him to fall in love with his ward, the sharp-witted Matilde, in order to make him happy. There are buffo characters and Corradino, after falling for Matilde, almost has her executed when he's duped by a Countess who loves him into thinking Matilde loves another. But a comic character, Isidoro, the court poet, saves the day and all ends happily.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Ma Mère l'Oye (2009)

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Ma Mère l'Oye (2009)

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Ma Mère l'Oye (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 72:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 2 64197 2 | Recorded: 2008

The conducting of Simon Rattle is the most compelling element in this recording of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges with the Berlin Philharmonic. Rattle draws playing of great delicacy and nuance from the orchestra, and the many sections that are scored as lightly as chamber music are played with especially loving attention to shaping the elegant and expressive phrases; the beginning of the second part of the opera is especially magical.

Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)

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Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)

Donato Renzetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 142 min | 7,01 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues | Recorded: 1997

Glyndebourne’s intimate opera house provides the perfect setting for Rossini’s third French opera, a sparkling medieval comedy of lust and chastity. Jérôme Savary brings out all the verve and excitement of this rarely heard score.