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James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)

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James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)

James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 839 Mb | Total time: 65:30+69:52+36:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 39502 2 | Recorded: 1976

Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is a story of forbidden love, seduction, jealousy, honor and revenge. The opera was composed in 1862 and had its premiere in St. Petersburg. In this recording from 1976 with star cast (Leontyne Price in the role of Donna Leonora, Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro and Sherrill Milnes as Don Carlo) under the direction of James Levine the beauty and attention to detail Verdi comes out particularly well. The London Symphony Orchestra and the John Alldis Choir provide the perfect musical accompaniment for the ensemble, which includes Fiorenza Cossotto, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Gabriel Bacquier. This recording is considered one of the best of Verdi's La Forza del Destino.

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.

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1988)

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Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2005/1988)

Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Mozart's comic opera tells the story of Belmonte, a Spanish Nobleman, who arrives at a Turkish palace in search of his beloved Konstanze who has become part of Pasha Selim's harem. Together Belmonte and Konstanze plan her escape. Filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in 1988, Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Deon van der Walt and Inga Nielsen star. “Solti's effervescence and warmth inspire a splendid cast, especially Nielsen's unusually desperate, passionate Constanze and antagonists Moll and Watson. Richly comic and brilliant sung.” - BBC Music Magazine

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)

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Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.

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.

James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)

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James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)

James Levine, The Metropoliten Opera Orchestra - Wagner: Parsifal (2002/1992)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 6.39 + 7.82 Gb (2xDVD9) | 264 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wagner's stage festival in the recording of a production from the Metropolitain Opera New York. The title role is brilliantly starred by Siegfried Jerusalem, and as Kundry you can experience Waltraud Meier, who is outstanding in her performance and singing. Bernd Weikl, Kurt Moll and Franz Mazura stand by the two main roles and make this DVD - one of the few recordings of the opera on this medium - a must for every opera lover.

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro (2012/1981)

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Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro (2012/1981)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 168.06 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 658 Mb

Unlike the late arrival of Mozart's Turkish opera, "Figaro" was much more of a constant in Solti's long career. Apart from being his debut opera, and a work he conducted at Covent Garden in a new staging in 1963-64, he also led editions in Chicago (1957), and with the Paris Opera in the highly visible Giorgio Strehler production that opened Intendant Rolf Liebermann's bold-new-start regime in March 1973; it was initially presented at the Palace of Versailles and in 1976 toured to the US. Frederica von Stade, the most admired Cherubino of the day, who had sung the role for Solti at Versailles, also appears on his subsequent recording. Made in 1981 with an exceptional cast, it won a Grammy award, perhaps unsurprisingly given that its other major assets include Kiri Te Kanawa's creamy-voiced Countess, Lucia Popp's sprightly Susanna, Thomas Allen's authoritative Count and Samuel Ramey's weighty Figaro. Smaller roles - Jane Berbié's Marcellina, Robert Tear's Basilio and Philip Langridge's Curzio among them - are also handled with tremendous care.

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni (2012/1978)

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Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni (2012/1978)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 167.42 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 779 Mb

As in the case of "Cosi", Solti recorded "Don Giovanni" twice, the first time in 1978. It was a work he had loved since he heard Bruno Walter conduct it in Salzburg in 1936, with Ezio Pinza in the title role. His 1978 performance is distinguished by the presence of some of the leading Mozartian singers of the day, notably Margaret Price's Donna Anna, Stuart Burrows's Don Ottavio and Lucia Popp's Zerlina. Appreciable quantities, too, are Bernd Weikl's potent Giovanni, Gabriel Bacquier' demotic Leporello and Sylvia Sass's flamboyant Donna Elvira.