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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.

Laurent Campellone, Orchestre symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire - Massenet: Le Mage (2013)

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Laurent Campellone, Orchestre symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire - Massenet: Le Mage (2013)

Laurent Campellone, Orchestre symphonique Saint-Étienne Loire - Massenet: Le Mage (2013)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,7 Gb | Total time: 60:10+78:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ediciones Singulares | ES 1013 | Recorded: 2012

Just at the zenith of the French “Wagnerisme” Jules Massenet surprised the French opera audience in 1891 with a genuine French Grand Opéra, which apparently did not seem to care about current musical events. With its exotic setting (Persia), supernatural elements of action and a religiously veiled love story, it ties in with works such as "Hérodiade" and "Le Roi de Lahore". Production at Ediciones Singulares makes it clear that a revival was long overdue.

Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

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Olga Peretyatko, Miguel Gómez-Martínez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)

Olga Peretyatko, Gomez-Martinez, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - La bellezza del canto (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 70:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697785442 | Recorded: 2010

Operatic powerhouse Olga Peretyatko is accompanied by the Munchner Rundfunkorchester (Munich Radio Orchestra) conducted by Miguel Gomez-Martinez on this high-quality album of (coloratura) soprano favorites. With an able, keen orchestra behind her, Peretyatko is free to demonstrate her considerable talents. Two arias are by opera legend Rossini. One, his "Non si dà follia maggiore," begins the album, and Peretyatko interprets it in a way that leaves the listener entranced. Peretyatko's voice is clean, bright, and full of vibrato. Her interpretation is also highly dramatic.

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 24-bit | Audio3: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 9,19 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese

International superstars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón give inspired performances in Massenet's passionate opera, Manon. Netrebko gives full range to her abilities as a singer and actress in portraying innocence, lust, greed and, above all, beauty. It is Netrebko's mesmerizing performance which makes Villazón's youthful passion and ultimate despair even more authentic and heart-breaking. The setting in this production has been updated to the 1950s and the entire opera takes place as if Manon were the star of her own film. Indeed, Netrebko transforms her character from the innocence of Audrey Hepburn through the voluptuousness of Marilyn Monroe into the tragedy of Ingrid Bergman. The work of director Vincent Paterson, known for his work on Broadway and in music videos, is especially effective in creating an energetic and ultimately tragic performance with stunning visual splendor. Netrebko and Villazón, the true dream-team for this opera, are joined by the conductor Daniel Barenboim who leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in a spontaneous and passionate performance.

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza - Massenet: Manon (2006/1986)

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Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza - Massenet: Manon (2006/1986)

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza - Massenet: Manon (2006/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed live at the Vienna State Opera in December 1983, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s elegant staging of Manon captures all the pathos of Massenet’s masterpiece. Adam Fischer leads an all-star cast featuring the incomparable Edita Gruberova in the title role and the brilliant Francisco Araiza as Le chevalier des Grieux. Massenet’s Manon was immensely successful from the outset, and it has remained a hit ever since its world premiere in Paris in 1884.

Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Michelle Breedt, Patrizia Ciofi - Massenet: Cherubin (2006)

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Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Michelle Breedt, Patrizia Ciofi - Massenet: Cherubin (2006)

Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Michelle Breedt, Patrizia Ciofi - Massenet: Chérubin (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.35 Gb (DVD9) | 120 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, Italiano, English, Deutsch, Espanol

Dynamic, which has already in its catalogue a few neglected operas by Massenet, has the pleasure to offer another rarity by this composer, this Chérubin recorded live in Cagliari in 2006 year. The old Mozartian Cherubino of Le nozze di Figaro is no longer the young lad in his first naive contacts with women: his age moved on from 13 to 17 years and, of course, takes on more adolescent connotations. Massenet brings these aspects out well as he characterises Chérubin with vocal scoring that favours ample, intensely cantabile phrases, with leaps towards the acute register that give full vent to the lyrical soprano voice, with moments of sudden emphasis and equally rapid disappointments - a real tempest of hormones, light years away from the Voi che sapete of Mozart’s page boy.

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson - Massenet: Thais (2010)

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Jesus Lopez-Cobos, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson - Massenet: Thais (2010)

Jesús López-Cobos, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson - Massenet: Thaïs (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.78 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Set in Egypt, Massenet's drama 'Thais' (1894) traces the ill-fated attempt of the monk, Athanaël, to rescue the soul of the celebrated Alexandrian courtesan, Thaïs. Though she is presently living with his wealthy friend Nicias, Athanaël persuades her to renounce her way of life and riches, but as she dies in the desert in a state of grace, he realises he has succumbed to her worldly charms and begs God for mercy. Renée Fleming triumphs as the glamorous courtesan Thaïs in Massenet’s romantic tragedy set in fourth century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. The timeless struggle between earthly desire and spiritual redemption finally destroys the resolve of the monk Athanaël (Thomas Hampson), just as the newly penitent Thaïs ascends heavenward. Jesús López-Cobos gives a masterly performance of Massenet’s sensuous score, with concert master David Chan contributing a ravishing ‘Méditation’.

Philippe Jordan, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca - Massenet: Werther (2010)

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Philippe Jordan, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garanca - Massenet: Werther (2010)

Philippe Jordan, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Marcelo Álvarez, Elīna Garanča - Massenet: Werther (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 132 min | 7,87 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Music | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2005

Arthaus presents the Vienna State Opera’s outstandingly cast new production of Werther on DVD. The production was the Vienna State Opera debut for the young Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan – the Argentinian tenor Marcelo Álvarez, took the title role. Although he had already secured an international reputation through his performances in leading opera houses all over the world, this was his first appearance in the premiere of a production in Vienna. His Charlotte, on this occasion the young Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, joined the Vienna State Opera in 2003.