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Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)

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Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)

Nadine Sierra, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI - Made for Opera (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 61:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 4860942 | Recorded: 2020

Nadine Sierra’s childhood intuition – that she was born to sing opera – has proved correct in every way and is reflected in the title of her second solo album for DG. The dramatic presence, searing passion and technical brilliance for which the American lyric soprano regularly scores rave reviews are captured in Made for Opera, which trains the spotlight on three of the most demanding roles in the repertoire – Verdi’s Violetta, Donizetti’s Lucia and Gounod’s Juliette. Recorded with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Capella Cracoviensis under Riccardo Frizza, the album not only reflects Nadine Sierra’s command of bel canto technique and rich range of vocal colours, but also documents her insights into the psychology of the ill-starred heroines of La traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roméo et Juliette.

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

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Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)

Messen: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven, Cherubini, Schumann, Kiel, Gounod, Bruckner [10CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,85 Gb | Total time: 11:25:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7161 | Recorded: 1982-2006

This 10 CD-Set offers a collection of the most popular Mass compositions from the Viennese Classics up to the romantic period. It includes famous masterpieces like Mozart’s „Coronation Mass“, Beethoven Missa solemnis, Haydn „Harmony Mass“, Gounod St. Cecilia Mass but also rarities like „Missa Sancti Joannis Nepomuceni“ by Michael Haydn, the „Coronation Mass“ by Cherubini, „Missa sacra“ by Robert Schumann and the „Misa solemnis“ of the german romantic composer Friedrich Kiel. Performed by well known artists like the Vienna Boys’ Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, Tölzer Boys’ Choir, Wiener Akademie and last but not least also includes the spectacular recording of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with conductor Michael Gielen.

Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)

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Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)

Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 71:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902399 | Recorded: 2021

In a follow-up to her acclaimed album of Mahler songs, Christiane Karg takes us on a Christmas tour, in the select company of fellow music-makers. Revisiting holiday memories through the eyes of a child, but with the benefit of her superb artistry as a lieder specialist, the German soprano shines a light on some enchanting rarities of German and French repertoire, along with examples of Spanish, Basque, and Scandinavian traditions… A treasure trove of hidden gems!

Stephen Hough - Vida breve: Bach, Busoni, Chopin, Liszt, Hough, Gounod (2021)

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Stephen Hough - Vida breve: Bach, Busoni, Chopin, Liszt, Hough, Gounod (2021)

Stephen Hough - Vida breve: Bach, Busoni, Chopin, Liszt, Hough, Gounod (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 78:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68260 | Recorded: 2018

Piano Sonatas by Chopin (No 2) and Hough (No 4) are the twin peaks of a typically stimulating recital which—as always from Stephen Hough—spans centuries and styles with assurance. How often do Liszt’s ‘Funérailles’ and Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria’ share the same programme?Life is nothing if not unpredictable.

Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)

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Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)

Benjamin Bernheim, Emmanuel Villaume, Prague Philharmonia - Benjamin Bernheim (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6078 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This is the debut album of Benjamin Bernheim, signed to the Deutsche Grammophon after several sensational appearances with major opera companies. Like many other debuts, it mixes French and Italian arias, with an odd Tchaikovsky item thrown in, but pay attention, and it will be apparent that Bernheim is a cut above. Raised in Switzerland, he has perhaps a natural way with both French and Italian music. You get the feeling, though, that Bernheim could sing almost anything and make it convincing. His voice is not big, but it has many shades, and he falls easily into the grooves of Massenet and Verdi without seeming to shift gears in any way.

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]

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Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 101 min | 5,21 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

In the imposing Arena di Verona, soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo present with dramatic and passionate synergy an evening of the most beautiful operatic love arias and duets in opera history. Passion that burns, consumes and sometimes kills is the central theme of this concert including arias from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod as well as from Puccini´s Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Verdi´s La traviata, all conducted by Plácido Domingo. Sonya Yoncheva has the full and vibrant timbre of a true lyrical soprano while Vittorio Grigolo, like Cavaradossi and Rodolfo, plays the cards of ardor and passion, with sweet and affectionate colors. An overall successful evening.

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Sonya Yoncheva & Vittorio Grigolo - Love Duets (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22923 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps | 101 min | 21,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3917 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

In the imposing Arena di Verona, soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo present with dramatic and passionate synergy an evening of the most beautiful operatic love arias and duets in opera history. Passion that burns, consumes and sometimes kills is the central theme of this concert including arias from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod as well as from Puccini´s Tosca, La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Verdi´s La traviata, all conducted by Plácido Domingo. Sonya Yoncheva has the full and vibrant timbre of a true lyrical soprano while Vittorio Grigolo, like Cavaradossi and Rodolfo, plays the cards of ardor and passion, with sweet and affectionate colors. An overall successful evening.

Jean-Claude Hartemann, John Barbirolli - Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile; Petite Symphonie (2001)

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Jean-Claude Hartemann, John Barbirolli - Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile; Petite Symphonie (2001)

Jean-Claude Hartemann, John Barbirolli - Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile; Petite Symphonie (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 60:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 74565 2 4 | Recorded: 1959, 1963

It is good to have this uninhibitedly tuneful setting of the mass back in the catalogue, particularly in this warm and energetic Parisian performance. Gounod here in almost every section presents melodies that to us today have a hint of hit tunes, particularly the brash theme that underpins the "Credo" (which later returns Cut La forza) and the deliciously inappropriate tune for "Agnus Dei". The fact that vulgarity is only just avoided somehow adds to the attractions, and certainly no Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiast should miss hearing the work. The performance is even more enjoyable than I had remembered with excellent work from the soloists as well as the choir.

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.

Erich Binder, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi - Gounod: Faust (2006/1985)

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Erich Binder, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi - Gounod: Faust (2006/1985)

Erich Binder, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi - Gounod: Faust (2006/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 5 ch | Dolby AC3, 5 ch | 7.06 Gb+4.17 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 176 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

The production and video direction are by British film-maker Ken Russell who puts his own stamp on the production. Russell told an interviewer he felt the plot was "silly" so he turned Marguerite into a young nun, eliminated the Walpurgis Night ballet, had Marguerite use sign-language for Valentin's deaf-mute children, and had Mephistopheles disrespectfully urinating in the stoup in church. However, the overall effect is visually engrossing, the vivid sets and costumes by Karl Toms are effective. And the singing is outstanding.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera - Gounod: Faust (2014)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera - Gounod: Faust (2014)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera - Gounod: Faust (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 187 min | 7,14+4,83 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Decca | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch, Chinese, Korean | Recorded: 2011

Double Tony Award winning stage director Desmond McAnuff s production, hailed by the New York Times as rich with ideas and theatrically daring , presents Faust as an atomic scientist inhabiting a dark world shot through with Cold War resonances. Alongside Kaufmann, a typically gold-standard Met cast includes the phenomenal René Pape as Méphistophélès and the ideally-suited Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite. Star conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin draws an elegant, darkly textured performance from the Metropolitan Opera orchestra.

Thibaut Garcia - Bach Inspirations: Bach, Barrios, Gounod, Tansman, Villa-Lobos, Bogdanović (2018)

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Thibaut Garcia - Bach Inspirations: Bach, Barrios, Gounod, Tansman, Villa-Lobos, Bogdanović (2018)

Thibaut Garcia - Bach Inspirations: Bach, Barrios, Gounod, Tansman, Villa-Lobos, Bogdanović (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 69:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029560526 | Recorded: 2018

Praised for his “smooth, rich and sweet sound and impeccable virtuosity”, guitarist Thibaut Garcia releases his second album on Erato, a recital of works composed and inspired by Johann Sebastian S Bach.
“Bach has been part of my life as a musician since the very start,” he says. Taking Bach’s mighty Chaconne as his centrepiece, he ranges wide: from Gounod’s much-loved ‘Ave Maria’ and Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 to music by Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Alexandre Tansman and the contemporary Serbian-American composer Dušan Bogdanović.

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.

Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)

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Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)

Patricia Petibon, Yves Abel, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon - French Touch (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 62:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 475 090-2 | Recorded: 2002

French Touch is soprano Petibon's 2003 release which features the works of such French composers for example Delibes, Massenet and Offenbach to mention a few. Petibon sings with much enthusiasm and joy which makes it a very enjoyable recording. Yves Abel leads the national orchestra and choir of Lyon. On track she sings duet with mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes.