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Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (1987)

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Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (1987)

Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 479 Mb | Total time: 42:31+67:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 421 182-2 | Recorded: 1986, 1987

Chailly's Mahler Tenth has certainly withstood the test of time since its original release in 1988. Simon Rattle's new Berlin recording offers perhaps a more highly inflected, characterful performance, but Chailly has both the better playing and sound, and this pays particular dividends in the dark, rich string textures of the opening and closing movements. Both Rattle and Chailly use Deryck Cooke's revised performing version (Chailly sticks to it more literally than does Rattle), and this remains the edition of choice. Recent releases of other completion attempts, including a pretty ghastly one by Remo Mazzetti, only confirm the excellence of Cooke's work.

Riccardo Chailly, Berlin RSO - Giacomo Puccini: Orchestral Works (1983) [Re-Up]

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Riccardo Chailly, Berlin RSO - Giacomo Puccini: Orchestral Works (1983) [Re-Up]

Giacomo Puccini - Preludio sinfonico; Capriccio sinfonico; Le Villi; Edgar; Manon Lescaut (1983)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 444 154-2 | Time: 00:59:12

Puccini’s reputation rests on a mighty handful of operas whose popularity shows no sign of diminishing. It would be tempting to suppose that because of this a wealth of scintillating orchestral music has been unjustly ignored. Not so – the music so fervently performed here is lyrical and charming, but ultimately weak-willed. The very beginning of La bohème crops up in the middle of E the Capriccio sinfonico, but the energy soon peters out. It shows just how much Puccini needed the external impetus of a libretto to create drama and excitement in his music. For all that, these soft-centred sweeties make enjoyably soothing listening.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Stravinsky: Symphonie de psaumes, Feux d'artifice (1985)

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Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Stravinsky: Symphonie de psaumes, Feux d'artifice (1985)

Riccardo Chailly, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Stravinsky: Symphonie de psaumes, Le Chant du rossignol, Feux d'artifice, Op.4, Le Roi des étoiles (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 51:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 414 078-2 | Recorded: 1984

Riccardo Chailly had been anointed by Decca as their resident modernist before he rose to be director of the Royal Concertgebouw, and in some ways these early recordings are still his freshest. This Stravinsky compilation, part of a wide-ranging cycle of the composer's works, all in wonderful sound and played far better than on any version led by the composer, dates from 1984.

Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)

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Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)

Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:27 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 455112

Zemlinsky’s Florentine Tragedy is a disturbing, shocking piece, but to make its fullest impact it also needs to sound ravishingly beautiful. As the wealthy merchant Simone shows Count Bardi (his wife’s lover, as he already suspects) a robe of silver damask so exquisitely wrought with roses “that they lack perfume only to cheat the wanton sense” or, later, describes to him another of Venetian cut velvet patterned with pomegranates each seed of which is a pearl, we should almost be able to see these marvels. Zemlinsky’s sumptuous scoring at these points urgently needs, in short, an orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw’s stature, and in this reading they sound quite magnificent.

RSO Berlin, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2000)

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RSO Berlin, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2000)

RSO Berlin, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:45 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 466955

As we all know, Gustav Mahler didn't actually compose a 10th symphony, or if he did, it was "Das Lied von der Erde," which he didn't call his 10th symphony because he was superstitious enough to believe that since Beethoven died before he could write a 10th, so might Mahler. He turned out to be right. Of a "10th" symphony, he wrote only the first movement more or less completely; the second is half done; the third is mostly unorchestrated; and the last two are well structured but remain almost entirely unorchestrated.

Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2001)

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Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ann Murray, Francisco Araiza - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2001)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 162 min | 7,25 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | Recorded: 1988

La Cenerentola is one of the few operas to have an important subtitle, "The Triumph of Virtue". This Salzburg production makes a point of its being a moral tale rather than a mere fairy tale like the version reflexively sung by Angelina in her "Cavatina": the defeat and forgiveness of the stepsisters and their greedy father is a settling of moral accounts. The production is also tremendous fun–partly because of gimmicks like the mechanical coach and horses that arrives on stage in the high wind of the Act Two storm–but mostly because of the endlessly energetic pulse of Riccardo Chailly's conducting of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Ballets (2003)

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Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Ballets (2003)

Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Ballets (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:28:15 | 651 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 473 731-2DF2

This is a great little set, coupling a ravishing Apollon musagète with a truly stunning Rite ofSpring. The Petrushka is equally fine. The fact that Stravinsky's revision of Apollon dispensed with 'half the woodwind, two of the three harps, glockenspiel and celesta from the original scoring' hardly constitutes the bleaching process that a less colour-sensitive performance might have allowed. Part of the effect comes from a remarkably fine recording where clarity and tonal bloom are complementary, but Chailly must take the credit for laying all Stravinsky's cards on the table rather than holding this or that detail to his chest.

Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

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Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

Leos Janáček - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set
Paul Crossley, Christopher Van Kampen, Kenneth Sillito, Thomas Trotter
Gabrieli String Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly
Charles Mackerras, François Huybrechts, Neville Marriner, David Atherton
Eva Urbanová, Vladimir Bogachov, Marta Benacková, Richard Novák

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 523-2 DC5 | Time: 06:04:07

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janáček’s birth, this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer’s chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Riccardo Chailly and Wiener Philharmoniker. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles: the London Sinfonietta and David Atherton. Their recordings were originally released as a 5-LP set in 1981 and many of these performances have not been available for several years; many also make their first international appearance on CD. This set provides the listener with all the essential non-operatic Janáček in one convenient collection.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (1993)

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (1993)

Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie (1993)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Takashi Harada, ondes martenot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 436 626-2 | Time: 01:16:36

Along with Wit's Naxos recording, this is one of the best versions of Messiaen's phantasmagoric Turangalîla-Symphonie available, and it's very different: swifter, more obviously virtuosic in concept, perhaps a touch less warm in consequence, and engineered with greater “in your face” immediacy. The playing of the Concertgebouw, always a wonderful Messiaen orchestra, is stunning throughout. Chailly revels in the music's weirdness. The Ondes Martinot, for example, is particularly well captured. It's interesting how earlier performances tended to minimize its presence, perhaps for fear that is would sound silly, which of course it does, redeemed by the composer's utter seriousness and obliviousness to anything that smacks of humor. In any case, it's not all noise and bluster. The Garden of Love's Sleep is gorgeous, hypnotic, but happily still flowing, while the three Turangalîla rhythmic studies have remarkable clarity. Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the solo piano part magnificently, really as well as anyone else ever has.

Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

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Verdi The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)

Verdi: The Complete Works [75CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 20,9 Gb | Total time: 76:18:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 4789574 | Recorded: 1950-2013

Decca proudly presents the Complete Works by Giuseppe Verdi in a single 75 CD box set. From the ever-popular “Aida” to the obscure “Alzira,” all 28 of Giuseppe Verdi's operas are here as well as his Sacred Works, Arias, Songs, Ballet Music, the String quartet and other rarities.

Riccardo Chailly, RSO Berlin und Chor - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1984)

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Riccardo Chailly, RSO Berlin und Chor - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1984)

Riccardo Chailly, RSO Berlin und Chor - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 59:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 411 702-2 | Recorded: 1983

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is probably the most frequently performed choral work of the 21st century. The name has Latin roots – 'Carmina' means 'songs', while 'Burana' is the Latinised form of Beuren, the name of the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuren in Bavaria. So, Carmina Burana translates as Songs Of Beuren, and refers to a collection of early 13th-century songs and poems that was discovered in Beuren in 1803 – although it has since been established that the collection originated from Seckau Abbey, Austria – and is now housed in the Bavarian State Library.

Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Boheme (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Boheme (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Puccini: La Bohème (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 114 min | 22,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4155 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 114 min | 8,30 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

The musical notes of this Puccini masterpiece provide the starting point and foundation for a new, highly successful collaboration between Riccardo Chailly and Davide Livermore. In their interpretation, there is “no moment, no movement, that goes against the musical meaning” (R. Chailly). The result is an energetic, authentic, and atmospherically strong Bohème, “in which every sacred phrase receives its own orchestral colour, its own dynamic and its own expression.” (Corriere della Sera)

The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)

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The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)

The Art of Cecilia Bartoli (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 73:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 473 380-2 | Recorded: 1992-2002

Ein Rückblick auf zehn Jahre Cecilia Bartoli: Die Arie "Non piú mesto" aus der 1992 entstandenen Gesamtaufnahme von Rossinis La Cenerentola ist das älteste Tondokument dieser Anthologie, und mancher, der wie der Rezensent diese Cenerentola damals erworben hat, wird sich gut erinnern an die unbeschreiblich elektrisierende Wirkung, die die junge Italienerin mit ihrem vollblütigen Stimmmaterial, ihrem Temperament und ihrer faszinierenden Virtuosität auf ihn ausübte. Das Besondere: Die Geschwindigkeit der rasend schnellen Koloraturen geht niemals zu Lasten des Ausdrucks oder der Intensität.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 72:54+75:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 436 902-2 | Recorded: 1992

It is probably now or never. With classic older sets vying with a clutch of more recent recordings, there is currently as complete and interesting an array of recordings of Rossini's La Cenerentola as we are likely to get at any one time. Among recent versions, Chailly's new Decca set is self-evidently a powerful contender. Cecilia Bartoli is arguably the most personable and musically accomplished Cenerentola since Teresa Berganza recorded the role with Abbado in 1971; and there is a strong cast of supporting principals, among them Alessandro Corbelli who offers the best characterized Dandini since Bruscantini. (With the added advantage of being far more technically expert in fioriture passages than was his distinguished predecessor.)