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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 55:34+70:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: GBS Records | # M2K 42535 | Recorded: 1966

Dietrich Fischer Dieskau makes for an intriguingly offbeat, enjoyably seedy knight under Leonard Bernstein's baton. Bernstein has some interesting ideas about this opera, and not all of them work, but he grounds the opera with a solid, inspiring cast. Regina Resnik is clearly having a ball as Quickly, Rolando Panerai is fantastic in one of his most reliable roles. Only Juan Oncina and Graziella Sciutti, as the young lovers, disappoint. Best of all is Ilva Ligabue, caught in her prime in one of her best roles. Most of the cast would also feature in Bernstein's studio recording, but this live performance has a vitality absent from the more well-known studio effort.

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works [10CDs] (2010)

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Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works [10CDs] (2010)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei - Johann Sebastian Bach: Great Sacred Choral Works [10CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.71 Gb | Total time: 10:48:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697687172 | Recorded: 1969-1985

Helmuth Rilling is an excellent conductor and interpreter of Bach's sacred music. Recorded from 1969 to 1985, over a longer period of time than most other sets, there is a lot of change throughout the series. Rilling's recordings are more dense and lush than others, and his tempi are often slower than HIP recordings - no "original instruments" for Rilling. But he creates such a detailed sound-world that any fan of these works should want to hear Rilling's versions to compare with others. This said, Rilling often uses a technique that I find a bit disturbing. He'll have one instrument or group of instruments sequestered to one track, and others on the other track, giving a sound similar to that of early Beatles' stereo mixes, where vocals were on one track and instruments on the other.

Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)

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Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)

Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 564 Mb | Total time: 59:35+42:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Classics | # 74321-25281-2 | Recorded: 1971

The casting of the radiant Helen Donath as Gretel, the theatrical Christa Ludwig as the witch, the vibrant Anna Moffo as Hansel, and the noble but lovable Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as the father would have been sufficient to secure this recording's fame as the best version of "Hansel and Gretel" ever committed to disc. However, to cast Lucia Popp as the Dew Fairy and Arleen Auger as the Sandman was a master stroke. And, the excellent Charlotte Berthold is an added bonus as the mother. Leading this array of vocal riches, Kurt Eichhorn produces a reading that accentuates the detail and color of the score more than any other, drawing out the richness of the orchestration with astonishing success.

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)

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Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 156 min | 7,52 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1971

This 1971 film version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magic Flute is based on a production at Hamburg State Opera staged by the multi-talented stage, television and film author, director and actor Sir Peter Ustinov, with decor and costumes by Jens-Denis Malclès. The cast brought together by Rolf Liebermann for this film version of the Magic Flute consists of stars with established international careers but also of singers who were just on the point of breaking through to international fame at the time.

Les Introuvables de Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [6CDs] (1995)

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Les Introuvables de Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [6CDs] (1995)

Les Introuvables de Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [6CDs] (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.66 Gb | Total time: 07:42:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 68509 2 | Recorded: 1951-1971

The French division of the massive EMI corporation has released a compendium called Les Introuvables de Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (EMI 68509, six CDs), and it contains so much outstanding material that one feels churlish complaining about what it lacks. But here we go. These six discs contain more than 125 lieder, ballads, cantatas and songs – primarily in German, but also in French, Italian, Latin and English – recorded mostly in the 1950s and '60s when Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's voice was one of the wonders of the musical universe.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel: Saul, Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Te Deum, Apollo e Dafne, Giulio Cesare (2008)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel: Saul, Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, Te Deum, Apollo e Dafne, Giulio Cesare (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Vienna - Handel: Saul, Alexander’s Feast, Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, 'Utrecht' Te Deum, Apollo e Dafne, Giulio Cesare (highlights) [6CDs] (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Total time: 06:31:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69567-7 | Recorded: 1978, 84, 86, 88, 90

This is the sixth set in this comprehensive and excellent Handel edition from Warner. This volume deals with an important oratorio in the shape of "Saul" as well as the "Utrecht Te Deum" and the famous "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day" and "Alexander's Feast", another splendid cantata. The recordings date from the early 1970's to 1990 and come from the prolific Teldec stable under the indefatigable Nikolaus Harnoncourt who conducts in his exemplary no nonsense fashion. "Saul' is a fine interpretation although I still feel that John Eliot Gardiner comes to the core of the work better. "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day' is also given a pomp and circumstance treatment whilst the Utrecht Te Deum is winningly done. The team of soloists is also very good and the recordings are fine and well balanced in proper Teldec tradition.

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 535 Mb | Total time: 61:57+73:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDS 7 49014 8 | Recorded: 1957-1958

Few singers have fused words and music as eloquently as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and few sopranos have proved more radiant in Strauss. All this makes her the ideal protagonist in the composer’s final opera, his ingenious and engaging ‘conversation piece’ on artistic themes. Schwarzkopf is joined by a cast of superlative stature and style and by a conductor intimately identified with the works of Strauss, Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [2005/1976]

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [2005/1976]

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [2005/1976]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.33 Gb+5.07 Gb (2xDVD9) | 181 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This luxuriously cast film of Mozart's beloved opera buffa features a host of legendary interpretations, including Kiri Te Kanawa's exquisite Countess Almaviva, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as her philandering husband, Hermann Prey as the wily title character, Mirella Freni, a delight as his no less savvy bride Susanna, and Maria Ewing, hilarious as the lovesick page Cherubino. Director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's imaginative camera-work tellingly emphasizes character and mood in this immortal story of love, intrigue and class struggle, set against the historical background of ancien regime Europe sliding inexorably towards revolution.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 9: Wagner (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 9: Wagner (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 9: Wagner (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.98 Gb | Total time: 15:24:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Total time: 06:41:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene. But just what makes up this fascination? And what makes his recordings so special? This edition provides the answers.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline du Pre - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Piano Concerto (2001)

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline du Pre - Schumann: Cello Concerto & Piano Concerto (2001)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim, Jacqueline du Pré - Schumann: Cello & Piano Concertos, Introduction & Allegro appassionato (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 74:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 74589 2 | Recorded: 1969, 75

If ever a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto stressed the principle of dialogue between soloist and conductor, then this is it. True, the Philharmonia's string ensemble isn't as watertight under Fischer-Dieskau as it might have been under some other conductors; and poetry is invested at the premium of relatively low-level drama. Orchestral textures are absolutely right for Schumann – warm yet transparent, full-bodied yet never stodgy – and poetry is a major priority. Add Barenboim's compatible vision and keyboard finesse, and you indeed have a memorable reading.

Eugen Jochum, Chor und Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, Catulli Carmina (1989)

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Eugen Jochum, Chor und Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, Catulli Carmina (1989)

Eugen Jochum, Chor und Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, Catulli Carmina (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 427 878-2 | Recorded: 1967

this recording of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana was authorized by the composer himself. It follows, therefore, that the present recording met with the high requirements of the composer himself and so represents an unusual collector's item. Orff intended not just to copy the medieval lyrics but to express the mood of that era. His highly rhythmic compositional style reflects the archaic character of the vocal line. The listener experiences not only the vital primordial pulse of the music in this thrilling interpretation but also the mystery of Fate through the tender lyrical passages. Orff's homage to wine, women and song of the Middle Ages, closely bound up with spring and love, is supported by balanced and precise sound technology. The listener is spirited away to the musical world of Carmina Burana by this recording.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 558 Mb | Total time: 57:53+51:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 435 077-2 | Recorded: 1966-1969

Herbert von Karajan recorded between 1966 and 1968 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast of stars this reference version of 'The Creation' by Joseph Haydn.
After a legendary concert given in 1965 in Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan entered the studio a few months later to record Haydn's masterpiece with the same lead singers, Fritz Wunderlich and Gundula Janowitz. Almost completed in 1966, the recording was abruptly interrupted by the accidental and tragic death of Fritz Wunderlich at the age of 35, on September 17, 1966. The sessions then resume with a young tenor, Werner Krenn, who replaces Wunderlich on the songs. recitatives in particular.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Essentials (2020)

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Essentials (2020)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Essentials (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 369 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 Mb | 01:22:35
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, best known as a singer of Franz Schubert's Lieder, particularly "Winterreise" of which his recordings with accompanist Gerald Moore and Jörg Demus are still critically acclaimed half a century after their release.