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Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989,2002)

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Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989,2002)

Seiji Ozawa, Berliner Philharmoniker, Saito Kinen Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana; Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2004/1989, 2002)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Latin, Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Philips

This DVD presents Seiji Ozawa conducting two great choral masterpieces, beloved by audiences around the world. Orff's Carmina Burana, boisterous and lyrical, sets medieval songs in a celebration of life's pleasures. Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, concludes with the uplifting 'Ode to Joy', a timeless plea for universal brotherhood.

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

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Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 571 Mb | Total time: 53:02+74:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 409-2 | Recorded: 1973, 1975, 1987

Two great recordings of two of the greatest choral works. Karajan and Levin swoops the standards of tempi, phrasing and intens music making. Karajan's finest recording of the Requiem. Levin sets the bar a milestone higher. Remastering of the Requiem is confidentional good. Sound quality of K427 is superb.

John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Handel: Semele (1993)

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John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus - Handel: Semele (1993)

John Nelson, English Chamber Orchertra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne - Handel: Semele (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 828 Mb | Total time: 62:08+45:19+67:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎| 435 782-2 | Recorded: 1990

This magnificent performance is without a doubt among the top two or three Handel opera recordings in the catalog. John Nelson outdoes even the period instrument competition, conducting with a vitality and freshness that sweeps all before it. Kathleen Battle is a great Semele (if listening to this woman sing "Myself I Will Adore" isn't a classic example of typecasting, then what is?). But the real palm must go to Marilyn Horne as the jealous Juno, who simply stops the show with her two arias (she sings Ino as well). A very great recording.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2000)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2000)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 169 min | 7,32 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | Rec: 1991

its many virtues include a formidable Queen of the Night in Luciana Serra, an adorable Pamina in Kathleen Battle, and vivid, primary-colour designs by David Hockney. James Levine paces everything to perfection.

Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)

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Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)

Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 391 MB | Tracks: 25 | 109:18 min
Style: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Kathleen Deanna Battle (born August 13, 1948) is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into lyric soprano and coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s, until her eventual dismissal from the Metropolitan Opera in 1994. After a 22-year absence from the Met, Battle performed a concert of spirituals at the Metropolitan Opera House in November 2016.

Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle (2001)

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Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle (2001)

Tresors des Requiem: Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle [4CDs] (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,18 Gb | Total time: 73:54+65:36+73:21+76:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 840402 | Recorded: 1977-1998

Tout le monde devrait connaitre certaines oeuvres classiques. Les requiems de Mozart ou de de Saint Sens en font parti, à mes yeux.

Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem (2010)

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Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem (2010)

Carlo Maria Giulini, The Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Kathleen Battle, Robert Sadin, The American Boychoir, André Previn, Orchestra of St. Luke’s - Mozart: Requiem; Laudate Dominum; Exsultate, jubilate: Alleluia (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 66:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697721022 | Recorded: 1989

One old-school Mozart maestro who would have nothing to do with modern notions of Classical ''authenticity'' is Carlo Maria Giulini, a great conductor who has made a specialty of Mozart`s music throughout his long career, which spanned some 23 seasons in Chicago. Giulini`s second recording of the unfinished Requiem Mass-his second with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, even more attentive to his musical desires this time around-must be the slowest ever recorded. As such it is characteristic of the late Giulini manner: The reading is suffused by an ultra-serene religiosity that obeys no rules of performance style other than its own.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Mozart: Coronation Mass (2001)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Latin | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 4 ch) | 57 min | 3,99 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch| Recorded: 1985

Recorded live in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on June 29, 1985 at High Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II, Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Coronation Mass. The performance features Agnes Baltsa, Trudeliese Schmidt, Gösta Winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Wiener Singverein.

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2010)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2010)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ruggero Raimondi, Kathleen Battle - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 192 min | 6,95 Gb + 5,75 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: The Metropolitan Opera | Sub: English | Recorded: 1985

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s landmark production of Mozart’s most human comedy provides the perfect setting for this superb cast under James Levine’s ebullient leadership. The philandering and arrogant Count Almaviva (Thomas Allen) is no match for his wily servant Figaro (Ruggero Raimondi), whose soon-to-be-wife Susanna (Kathleen Battle) is as manipulative as she is charming. Add in one beautiful, disillusioned Countess (Carol Vaness) and one irrepressible, testosterone-laden teenage boy (Cherubino, played by Federica von Stade), and it’s no wonder some critics say this is the perfect opera.

Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)

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Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)

Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 62:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Emi Classics | # 47587 | Recorded: 1986

If you could only have two Christmas CDs, Kathleen Battle's "A Christmas Celebration" would definitely be one (and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" would be the other.)While Battle has been known to be a temperamental diva (leading to a quasi-banishment from operatic roles), her pretty, soaring soprano is without peer. So good is her voice that I would consider several of the cuts on this disc to be definitive performances, not only of Battle's repertoire, but of all performances ever of that song.Case in point would be her rendition of Gounod's "Ave Maria". Haunting and stunning at the same time, it's as if the angel itself were singing. "Mary Had a Baby" is another fabulously rendered, gospel-tinged beauty.One of the other strengths of the collection is the sheer breadth of carols and hymns. Modern, traditional, and ancient songs are here. Common carols and more unusual ones appear.

Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)

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Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)

Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings [10CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,77 Gb | Total time: 646 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88985381362 | Recorded: 1977-2000

Sony Classical presents legendary soprano Kathleen Battle in nine of her foremost studio recordings in her ‘Complete Sony Recordings’.
In the course of a remarkable career, launched in 1973 by mentor James Levine in their shared hometown of Cincinnati, Kathleen Battle has captivated international audiences. She has taken home numerous awards – among them five Grammys and London’s Olivier Award for her 1985 Covent Garden debut as Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the first American singer to win that prestigious prize – and become one of classical music’s best-selling artists.
Described by the Washington Post as “one of the very few most beautiful in the world” she will make her first appearance at the Met in more than 20 years on 17th November 2016.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 188 min | 5,89+6,55 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1983

Così fan tutte is the third most-frequently performed work at the festival after Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. This DVD provides a closer look at a classical staging from the Salzburg Festival in the series of important opera productions seen at the festival in the last decades. Riccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.0 Gb | Total time: 08:36:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75535 2 | Recorded: 1983, 1987, 1991

Three of Mozart's most popular operas – Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, conducted by leading opera maestro Riccardo Muti in performances from Vienna and Salzburg, are here available in one set.

Ralf Weikert, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [2010/1989]

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Ralf Weikert, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [2010/1989]

Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia (Ralf Weikert, Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Leo Nucci) [2010/1989]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.19 Gb+3.92 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 160 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The stellar cast of this popular opera includes superb singers as well as excellent actors like Kathleen Battle, Leo Nucci, Rockwell Blake, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Enza Dara
Critical praise for this production: “One of [the Met’s] most ingenious stagings in recent years…made to order for a great Rossini ensemble” (New York Times ) – and for this ensemble: “Battle’s coloratura flowed with astonishing ease and grace, beautifully varied in color” (New York Times). “Alongside Battle’s stunning Rosina, the cast is close to ideal…Blake’s Almaviva is extraordinary…Nucci is a remarkable Figaro…Furlanetto makes a formidable Basilio, Dara an irresistible Bartolo” (Répertoire)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Merilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (2010)

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Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Merilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (2010)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Merilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 644 Mb | Total time: 71:30+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 68335 9 | Recorded: 1980

The plot concerns the feisty eponymous heroine Isabella. She has been sailing in the Mediterranean, accompanied by an elderly admirer Taddeo, in search of her lover Lindoro. After her ship is wrecked Mustafa, the Bey of Algiers, believes her the ideal replacement for his neglected wife who he intends to marry off to a captured slave, who happens to be Lindoro. Complicated situations ensue involving Taddeo being awarded the honour of Kaimakan and Mustafa in turn becoming a Pappataci, a spoof award invented by Isabella to keep him obeying her strict instructions. All ends well in a rousing finale with the Italians escaping from the clutches of the Bey.