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Ferenc Fricsay, Stanislav Macura, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik - Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)

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Ferenc Fricsay, Stanislav Macura, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik - Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)

Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)
RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay; Prague RSO, Stanislav Macura
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan; Bavarian RSO, Rafael Kubelik

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | # PRD/DSD 350 124 | Time: 01:19:56

Both the term symphonic poem and the form itself were invented by Franz Liszt, who in works such as Les Préludes (1848; after Alphonse de Lamartine’s Méditations poétiques) used thematic transformation to parallel the poetic emotions. That’s true again with Byron (Tasso, lamento e trionfo), Schiller (Die Ideale) and Victor Hugo (Mazeppa). A winning quartet!

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 | Français (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.

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).

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.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Ein Heldenleben (2008/1983-87)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Ein Heldenleben (2008/1983-87)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Ein Heldenleben (2008/1983-87)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 6.08 Gb (DVD9) | 90 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.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Also Sprach Zarathustra (2008/1983)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Also Sprach Zarathustra (2008/1983)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Also Sprach Zarathustra (2008/1983)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 5.69 Gb (DVD9) | 88 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.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Verdi: Don Carlo (2008/1986)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Verdi: Don Carlo (2008/1986)

Herbert Von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Verdi: Don Carlo (2008/1986)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.44 Gb (DVD9) | 178 min
Classical | Sony Music | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais

Herbert von Karajan was head of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1956 until his death in 1989. In addition to countless orchestral recordings, he created some immortal opera recordings: '' Don Carlos '' is one of these opera recordings that have since become historically significant: In 1986, the Salzburg Easter Festival was staged by an internationally top-class soloist duo (José Carreras, Agnes Baltsa, Ferrucio Furlanetto and Piero Cappuccilli ) on legend Karajan with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Salzburg Concert Choir.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 7,90 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

In his sumptuous filming of Puccini's opera, directer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle uses an array of cinematic effects (including a memorable dream sequence) to evoke the protagonists' irreconcilably separate lives and worlds. As Butterfly, Mirella Freni is unbearably moving in one of the finest performances of her career, while Plácido Domingo makes Lt. Pinkerton a more sympathetic figure then usual.

Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

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Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

Verdi: The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 20,9 Gb | Total time: 76:18:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 4789574 | Recorded: 1950-2013

Decca proudly presents the Complete Works by Giuseppe Verdi in a single 75 CD box set. From the ever-popular “Aida” to the obscure “Alzira,” all 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's operas are here as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore  (2010)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 151 min | 7,53 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese | Recorded: 1978

Il Trovatore was always one of Herbert von Karajan‘s favourite operas. He conducted it at the very beginning of his career and his first studio recording in 1956 was made in Milan with Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, but „his“ Trovatore really made its mark in the legendary performances given at the Salzburg Festival in 1962, which formed the basis for this successful revival in Vienna. He once declared in an interview that what he loved about this opera was its archetypal human passions, its compression of highly dramatic situations into the smallest conceivable space and Verdi‘s genius for translating such situations into music. This 1978 performance is steeped in scandal. Franco Bonisolli was originally cast in the lead role but abandoned the cast during a rehearsal where the public had been admitted entry, and, after throwing his sword at the conductor, left the stage in fury, to be later replaced by Plácido Domingo. What this performance makes so special: Karajan not only conducted the opera, but he was also responsible for the stage direction.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Boheme (2006/1965)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Boheme (2006/1965)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Mirella Freni, Gianni Raimondi - Puccini: La Bohème (2006/1965)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb (DVD9) | 103 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

In the early 1960s two artistic giants, conductor Herbert von Karajan and director Franco Zeffirelli, joined forces to create this milestone production of Puccini's masterpiece at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. Filmed in that legendary opera house in 1965, with Zeffirelli himself directing for the cameras, this "Bohème" has been acclaimed universally for its unique theatrical impact and visual splendour. Starring the young Mirella Freni in her career-making performance.