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Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Osian Ellis, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto, Harp Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 62:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 006-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1971

Of the rarities presented in this unusual Russian music collection, the most tantalizing is Gliére’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra. Judging by the slight surface noise, it sounds as if this transfer could have been made from an LP. No matter, the sound is fine, and Joan Sutherland sings radiantly, pouring out beguiling tone throughout her range, while her trademark trills are put to good use by Gliére’s vocal writing, which isn’t particularly original, especially considering it was composed in 1943. The same can be said for Gliére’s 1938 Harp Concerto: beguiling solo writing set against standard-fare 19th-century orchestral accompaniment.

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

Posted By: Vilboa
Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2006/1984)

Horst Stein, Orchester & Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.67 Gb+7.27 Gb (2xDVD9) | 267 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing emerges as a thoughtful individual rather than aggressive aristocret; and Hans Sachs sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man. “Hermann Prey´s interpretation of Beckmesser as a cultivated intellectual is a triumph of dramatic and vocal artistry: a stunning performance . . . Brilliant . . . Bernd Weikl as Sachs – an almost unique combination of musical refinement and expressive power.” (Abendzeitung, Munich)

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

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Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)

Horst Stein, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Siegfried Jerusalem, Eva Randova - Wagner: Parsifal (2007/1981)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb+7.57 Gb (2xDVD9) | 233 min
Classical |Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wolfgang Wagner’s arrestingly beautiful production, filmed live at Bayreuth in 1981 and directed by Brian Large, features a stellar cast led by Eva Randova, Bernd Weikl and Siegfried Jerusalem. “A production and performance that showed the festival at its finest… Wolfgang Wagner’s Bayreuth production of his grandfather’s “farewell to the world” has “an unusual beauty and logic of its own… There is an air of magic and mystery about the staging… The performance was excellent… Horst Stein [conducted] a beautifully proportioned Parsifal.” (The New York Times)

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

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Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (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.