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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.

John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)

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John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)

John Wilson, Sinfonia of London - Escales: Chabrier, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ibert, Massenet, Ravel (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 79:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # CHSA 5252 | Recorded: 2019

John Wilson and Sinfonia of London release their second album, following widespread and universal critical acclaim for their first recording, of Korngold’s Symphony in F sharp. This new recording explores the unique sound world of French orchestral music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The programme juxtaposes well-known favourites, such as Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Massenet’s ‘Méditation’ from Thaïs, with pieces far more rarely heard, for example Duruflé’s Trois Danses and Saint-Saëns’s Le Rouet d’Omphale. Many of these works evoke the ‘exoticism’ of Spain or North Africa (as was the fashion in French music of this era), and all share the intricate, detailed orchestration that defines the ‘Impressionist’ style.

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]

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Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]

Martin Yates, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sarah Lamb, Vadim Muntagirov - Kenneth MacMillan: Manon (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,970 fps | 119 min | 2,67 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov star as tragic lovers Manon and Des Grieux in this performance of Kenneth MacMillans Manon, a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory. Nicholas Gerogiadiss period designs set the ballet in the contrasting worlds of Paris Luxury and Louisiana swampland, while the intense emotion of MacMillans choreography is complemented by a score drawn from Massenets music. The impassioned pas de deux from Manon and Des Grieux drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillans most powerful dramas.

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.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Anne-Sophie Mutter - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2015 [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Anne-Sophie Mutter - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2015 [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Anne-Sophie Mutter - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2015 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 82 min | 18,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit / 4608 kbps | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 5061 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 82 min | 7,14 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

It is one of the highlights in the calendar of every classical music fan in Berlin - and beyond: On New Year‘s Eve, the Berliner Philharmoniker invite an exceptional soloist for a festive gala. Together the musicians bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new. In 2015, the orchestra has invited German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Together, they performed works by Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Ravel, Poulenc and Chabrier.

Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)

Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin - Si j'ai aimé (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 59:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 445 | Recorded: 2019

Soprano Sandrine Piau has been known mostly as a Baroque specialist, but she has recorded several albums of 19th century French mélodies with spectacular results. Si j'ai aimé (the title comes from one of three songs by the little-known Théodore Dubois) will be very hard for her to outdo. The list of attractions is very long and begins with the repertory. There are some familiar pieces here, such as the opening pair of songs by Saint-Saëns, but many of the composers – Dubois, Charles Bordes, Alexandre Guilmant – are rarely performed, at least outside France, and all the songs here are top-notch.

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]

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Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 6,03 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is once again this year the beautiful backdrop for a classical music concert in a class of its own. Every year, the famous summer night concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place there. This year, the orchestra is conducted by Valery Gergiev, who has been working with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. For the first time this year, the German world star Jonas Kaufmann will be the star guest at the Summer Night Concert. The programme is still secret, but as every year it will be a particularly beautiful mixture of classical hits and special works by Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Emmerich Kálmán, Maurice Jarre, Aram Khachaturian and Giacomo Puccini.

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

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Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 279 | Recorded: 2017

After an album of French songs (Néère, Alpha 215) that earned her a Gramophone Award in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s.

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.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.

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.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Louis Frémaux, Pierre Dervaux - Massenet, Charpentier: Orchestral Works (1994)

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Louis Frémaux, Pierre Dervaux - Massenet, Charpentier: Orchestral Works (1994)

Louis Frémaux, Pierre Dervaux - Massenet, Charpentier: Orchestral Works (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:03 | 406 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 65150

This is a beautiful example of long-gone style, panache, elan - old cliches in writing about classical music…but damned if they aren't fully appropriate here. The Massenet and Charpentier played by the Opera-Comique orchestra and Dervaux, in addition, provide that uniquely French tone color that has just about disappeared from the world long ago, a real treat for those who can appreciate it. The more internationally bland basic sound of the Birmingham group is transcended by the stylish and vigorous leadership of conductor Fremaux. It's been said that no recording of the Le Cid music has bettered it since, and having heard this recording once again after some years, I couldn't agree more. Beautiful stuff, beautifully remastered.

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.