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Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)

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Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)

Raphaela Gromes - Offenbach (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 60:00 | Scans included
Classical | Sony Classical | 19075943082 | Recorded: 2018

On 20 June 1819, 200 years ago, the famous composer Jaques Offenbach was born in Cologne as "Jakob" Offenbach. The young cellist Raphaela Gromes, who already received excellent reviews and even celebrated chart successes with her first two albums for Sony Classical, has come up with a very special Offenbach album for the anniversary, having already presented Offenbach's "Hommage à Rossini" in a highly praised premiere recording on her last Rossini album. For, before Offenbach was acclaimed in musical theatre, he himself had a great career as a cellist and was even celebrated throughout Europe as the "Liszt of the cello"

Anne Gastinel, Xavier Phillips - Offenbach: 6 Cello Duos (2019)

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Anne Gastinel, Xavier Phillips - Offenbach: 6 Cello Duos (2019)

Anne Gastinel, Xavier Phillips - Offenbach: 6 Cello Duos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 69:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta | # LDV71 | Recorded: 2019

Since Offenbach is celebrated principally for the insatiable melodiousness and joie de vivre of his nearly 100 operettas, it is easy to overlook the fact that he started out as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Even in an age of super-virtuosos, his talent was such that at his peak he appeared in concert alongside the likes of Anton Rubinstein, Felix Mendelssohn and Joseph Joachim.

Sebastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)

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Sebastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)

Sébastien Rouland, Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon - Offenbach: La vie parisienne (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

After La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, and La Fille du régiment, Virgin Classics develops its DVD catalogue with yet a new stage production by renowned director Laurent Pelly (his 3rd for the label) accompanied by his assistant Agathe Mélinand who again adapted the dialogues as in the other productions. Filmed in Lyons during the performances (18th December – 1st January 2008) the production and the cast re-enacted in our moderns times the satirical portrayal of Parisian life in the Second Empire. The performances were a hit: Laurent Pelly brought to Offenbach’s operetta all the gusto and humour the subject calls for – his staging is wild and frenzied. La Vie parisienne was Offenbach's first full-length piece to portray contemporary Parisian life, unlike his earlier period pieces and mythological subjects. It became one of Offenbach's most popular operettas.

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.

Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Merlin, Les Forces Majeures - Offenbach, Gulda: Cello Concertos (2019)

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Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Merlin, Les Forces Majeures - Offenbach, Gulda: Cello Concertos (2019)

Edgar Moreau, Raphaël Merlin, Les Forces Majeures - Offenbach, Gulda: Cello Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 73:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029552612 | Recorded: 2017

Edgar Moreau performs two cello concertos which bravely and wittily challenge convention. Offenbach’s ambitious Grand Concerto in G major culminates in military fireworks, while Friedrich Gulda’s Concerto for Cello, Wind Orchestra and Band – written 130 years later – is a dazzling stylistic kaleidoscope. Moreau is joined by conductor Raphaël Merlin and the dynamic orchestral collective Les Forces Majeures.

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Orchestra of the Opera Nationale de Paris - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2004)

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Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Orchestra of the Opera Nationale de Paris - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2004)

Jesús López-Cobos, Orchestra of the Opéra Nationale de Paris - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2004)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 4.23 + 6.47 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 173 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Français

Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival. Jacques Offenbach's opera is performed at the Paris National Opera, directed by Robert Carsen, and the cast includes Neil Shicoff (as Hoffmann) and Bryn Terfel.

Markus Poschner, Orchestre National de France - Offenbach: Maître Péronilla (2020)

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Markus Poschner, Orchestre National de France - Offenbach: Maître Péronilla (2020)

Markus Poschner, Orchestre National de France - Offenbach: Maître Péronilla (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 518 Mb | Total time: 44:06+56:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bru Zane ‎| BZ1039 | Recorded: 2019

There is more Spain in Offenbach’s brain than in Spain itself’, said a journalist entranced by Maître Péronilla. Understandably so, given the charm and humour of this operetta in which no fewer than twenty-two characters are kept busy unravelling a preposterously complicated love story. And the libretto is all the better for having been penned by the composer himself.

Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)

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Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)

Jeffrey Tate, Staatskapelle Dresden - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 68:12+60:54+45:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 00289 478 2675 | Recorded: 1987-89

Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann is among those operas with most textual problems, since the composer did not live to its premiere, leaving an incomplete score. The traditional text, bringing in extra material, much of it unauthentic, and leaving out alot, was only established in the 20th century. This Dresden recording sessions were held (June 1987-June 1989) borrowed much from Michael Kaye's 1991 Schott Edition.

Howard Griffiths, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt - Offenbach: Folies Symphoniques, Ouvertures (2019)

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Howard Griffiths, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt - Offenbach: Folies Symphoniques, Ouvertures (2019)

Howard Griffiths, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt - Offenbach: Folies symphoniques, Ouvertures (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 57:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 275-2 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

As Adolf Tegtmeier, the alter ego of Jürgen von Manger, knew quite well, overtures exercise an important function in the opera: ‘They begin, you see, right off with the curtain and start by playing all the melodies in a row, everything that happens to come up later. But this is just to give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the music. And of course it’s important … so that later on you don’t get such a big shock’. The orchestral overtures brought together on the present recording make the listener eager to hear each of the particular works following them.

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.

Jodie Devos, Laurent Campellone, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Offenbach colorature (2018)

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Jodie Devos, Laurent Campellone, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Offenbach colorature (2018)

Jodie Devos, Laurent Campellone, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Offenbach colorature (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 60:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics ‎| # Alpha 437 | Recorded: 2018

Soprano Jodie Devos, who has signed with Alpha for several recordings, here pays homage to Offenbach, whose bicentenary of his birth is celebrated in 2019. This programme shows Offenbach’s fascination with the vocal fireworks of coloratura divas. This kind of ‘lyric coloratura’ or ‘soprano leggero’ voice runs like a thread through most of the composer’s oeuvre, from his first pieces for two or three soloists to those grand frescoes of his maturity, La Vie parisienne, Robinson Crusoé, and Orphée aux Enfers.

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.

Georges Pretre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)

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Georges Pretre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)

Georges Prêtre, The Orcestra of the Royal Opera House, Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2003/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Français (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Japanese

By Jacques Offenbach. Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the story of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival. In this production by the distinguished film director, John Schlesinger, with spectacular designs by Maria Björnson and William Dudley, Offenbach's nightmare world is brought to life. The all-star cast is headed by Placido Domingo as Hoffmann: his three loves are Ileana Cotrubas, Agnes Baltsa and Luciana Serra and the manifestations of his rival are sung by Geraint Evans, Robert Lloyd, Siegmund Nimsgern and Nicola Ghiuselev. The score, which includes such favorites as the "Barcarolle" and the "Doll's Song", is conducted by Georges Prêtre.

Evelino Pido, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]

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Evelino Pido, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]

Evelino Pidò, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 169 min | 9,20 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: French, English, German, Italian

The final revival of this well-loved production by John Schlesinger provided the perfect vehicle for Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann to display his wonderful voice and masterful acting, surrounded by an exemplary supporting cast, including Sonya Yoncheva in the role of Antonia, and Thomas Hampson as Hoffmann’s arch rivals. The production at the Royal Opera House (November 2016) garnered very good reviews, especially for Vittorio Grigòlo.

Frederic Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)

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Frederic Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)

Frédéric Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.17 + 4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 159 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Japanese

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is a great, unfinished masterpiece. In 1880 Hoffenbach’s health began to deteriorate rapidly. Les Contes d’Hoffmann had already been programmed for the 1880/81 season of the Opéra-Comique but Offenbach was having a hard time finishing it and worked only in the moments of respite from his illness. he died on October 5th, leaving the opera incomplete (we still do not know to what extent). And so Ernest Guiraud, a ”specialist” who had already transformed into recitatives the spoken parts of Bizet’s Carmen, was called to finish the task. The opera was first staged at the Opéra-Comique on 10th February 1881 and met with great success. Soon it was being performed in the most important theatres of the world. Our edition has an Italian cast of exceptional quality, in which stand out the amazing voice of Desirée Rancatore, the extraordinary artistry of Ruggiero Raimondi and the fascinating direction of Pier Luigi Pizzi.Pizzi, one of today’s most creative directors.