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Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

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Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 64:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029523360 | Recorded: 2019

The young Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, praised for the luminosity and rich colours of her voice, makes her recording debut for Warner Classics with El Nour. Her enticing and absorbing recital programme crosses cultures, combining art songs by French, Spanish and Egyptian composers with Egyptian folk songs and popular songs from the Middle East. As she explains, “‘El Nour’ in Arabic means ‘the light’, and this album sheds light on how music that has been interpreted many times can be perceived in a different light. The idea is to connect three cultures – Arabic, French and Spanish – and to show how much, despite cultural, geographical and historical differences, they have in common when it comes to music”.

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.

Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maria Callas - In Concert: Hamburg 1959 & 1962 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20005 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 19,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 6,45 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub.: English, French, German

Callas’s only operatic appearances in Germany were Lucia di Lammermoor, with Karajan conducting, in Berlin in 1955, and La sonnambula in Cologne in 1957, but in both 1959 and 1962 she made concert tours of the country, visiting Hamburg twice. The video recordings of her concerts in the city showcase her in a dazzling variety of Italian and French repertoire for both soprano and mezzo-soprano: three consisting Verdi roles (Lady Macbeth, Elvira from Ernani and Elisabetta from Don Carlo); Imogene from Bellini’s Il pirate; Giulia from La vestale; Chimѐne from Massenet’s Le Cid; Verdi’s most explosively dramatic aria for mezzo-soprano—Eboli’s ‘O don fatale’ from Don Carlo; Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Séguedille and, from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Angelina’s final rondo, which magically combines modest charm and sparkling virtuosity.

Gustavo Dudamel, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2010 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Gustavo Dudamel, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2010 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Gustavo Dudamel, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2010 (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27895 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 22,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3802 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 88 min | 6,00 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English

The 2010 New Year’s Eve concert from Berlin frames two of the most prominent stars on DG’s roster: Elina Garanca and Gustavo Dudamel. Recorded live, this gala performance sparkles with a selection of arias and orchestral works that include excerpts from one of Garanca’s most celebrated roles, Bizet’s Carmen, and Marguerite in Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust. As well as providing world-class accompaniment, the Berlin Philharmonic makes a stirring contribution to the program with the overture to Berlioz’s thrilling Roman Carnival and excerpts from Manuel de Falla’s ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2018 (2019) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33953 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 31,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6400 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 8,19 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concert 2018 is conducted by Daniel Barenboim, who looks back on a close artistic partnership with the Berliner Philharmoniker spanning over five decades. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s festive Piano Concerto in D Major, a work of sparkling beauty and nuanced expression opens the concert. The glamourous evening also includes four famous works by Maurice Ravel, which create an impressive synthesis of elegance and originality, with the breathtaking Boléro as the final highlight.

Jean Martinon - Bizet, Lalo: Symphonic Music (1992)

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Jean Martinon - Bizet, Lalo: Symphonic Music (1992)

Jean Martinon - Bizet, Lalo: Symphonic Music (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:13:25 | 682 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 437 371-2

Unlike some of the old RCA and Columbia Records classical works on LP, the DGG performances are excellent for getting the dynamics as realistic as possible, and this is an excellent example of this. Lalo I believe was French but with Spanish ancestry, I presume that is why he was paired with Bizet. But I find their styles of composition are not alike. Lalo loves to use various tempos of 3, either waltz type tempos or 6/8, but what I find interesting is that his music can at times be very fiery, probably due to the Spanish influence. This is displayed in many of the pieces in CD#2, and I've not found another composer who does this so effectively. He also is a master of orchestral color, using castanets, cymbals, and other percussion perfectly.

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

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111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 (2010)
Discs 1 to 10 of 56 | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3 | ~2882 + 1671 Mb

Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.

Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)

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Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)

Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: Français, English

Halevy's Noé is another one of those operas that is rather obscure, but doesn't deserve to be. One may criticise it for the story stretching slightly longer than it needed to be, and occasionally one can tell that it was left incomplete, and the music not having any memorable arias (similar problems with Clari), but the story itself is quite good, after all it is based on the biblical story of Noah and the music is beautiful, it is unmistakably Halevy but Bizet's (who was responsible for completing the opera) style does come through in the orchestration.

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

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Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 279 | Recorded: 2017

After an album of French songs (Néère, Alpha 215) that earned her a Gramophone Award in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s.

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008)[BluRay]

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Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008)[BluRay]

Antonio Pappano, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann - Bizet: Carmen (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 152 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2559 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 152 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

With Anna Caterina Antonacci and Jonas Kaufmann bringing rare erotic intensity to the drama of Carmen and Don Jose, this Royal Opera production is a darkly passionate reading of one of the world's favourite operas. Under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano, Bizet's irresistible score drives the tragedy forward - powering a landmark staging of a musical masterpiece.

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 60:19+76:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 477 6153 | Recorded: 1996-2003

If your ideal vocal recording places the performer next to your seat and your ideal vocal performance has the performer singing directly into your ear, this disc by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená will be just about ideal. No matter what the repertoire – and Kozená performs everything from Bach to Gounod to Shostakovich – and no matter what the context – and Kozená takes on everything from song to opera to oratorio – Kozená is right next to the listener, singing straight into his/her ear. Given her exceedingly warm tone, her extremely rich delivery, and her extraordinarily sibilant pronunciation, Kozená's intimate delivery may be too much for those with heart conditions or those all too easily affected by singers. But for those made of sterner stuff, Kozená's performances here will be the stuff dreams are made of.

Magdalena Kožená, Marc Minkowski, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - French Arias (2003)

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Magdalena Kožená, Marc Minkowski, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - French Arias (2003)

Magdalena Kožená, Marc Minkowski, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - French Arias (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 78:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | B0001302-02 | Recorded: 2003

Having dazzled us with her coloratura ability in arias by Mozart, Gluck, and her fellow Czech, Myslivecek, this luscious young mezzo-soprano now offers us a generous program of French arias–15 of them, widely varied in tone, weight, dramatic intent, and style–and conquers and convinces in them all. Beginning again in coloratura territory, an aria from Auber's rare Le domino noir catches our attention with the heroine's opening words, "Je suis sauvée enfin!" ("I am safe at last!"), in which she paints the picture of our out-of-breath heroine immediately.

Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 120 min | 34,9 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 120 min | 8,48 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish

Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles, set in Sri Lanka, is known above all for its unforgettable duet for tenor and baritone, but it its score is full of delightful and dramatic music. When recently staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York it proved a major success, both for the production by Penny Woolcock and the musical performance, conducted by Paolo Noseda, with (once again) Diana Damrau as the priestess Leïla and, as the two men competing for love, the tenor Matthew Polenzani (Nadir) and the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Zurga). Woolcock’s concept brought the production up to date, with photographic and video references to the 2004 tsunami, and offered a superb ‘aquatic’ spectacle during the overture: the whole stage appeared to be beneath the Indian Ocean and acrobatic divers ‘swam’ down from the surface (located in the flies of the theatre).

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

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Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belén Amparán - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | 7.28 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Hardy | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais

Franco Corelli's charismatic Don Josè finally available on home video in this 1956 production with the great tenor in his early prime. Carmen is sung by Belén Amparan and Anselmo Colzani contributes a swaggering Escamillo.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras - Bizet: Carmen (2000/1987)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9) | 172 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

James Levine's conducting of this work is magnificent. You can just see the passion that he brings forth for this opera. He is paired with a very talented group of singers in the principal roles. Both Agnes Baltsa and José Carreras are doing a brilliant job with both their singing and acting. They both have a stage presence that very few can beat. Agnes Baltsa possesses a crystal clear voice, but she can also belt if that's what it takes to make the final outcome more believable. José Carreras' voice contains so much beauty; it's full of emotions, sensual and with that irresistible hint of honey. Like Baltsa he can also sacrifize beauty to enhance his performance.