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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Otello (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 142 min | 22,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 142 min | 10,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This live issue from the 2008 Salzburg Festival centers around Riccardo Muti’s driving, powerful take on Verdi’s score. He gets wonderful, idiomatic playing from the Vienna Philharmonic, and the recorded balance in fact tends to favor the orchestra over the fine, largely fresh-voiced singers. (Muti uses an unusual edition of Act III’s concertato that Verdi wrote for the opera’s Paris premiere, featuring considerable variants in the soprano line and lighter orchestration.)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Puccini: Tosca (2011/2000)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.69 Gb (DVD9) | 121 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Tosca was revived to great acclaim at La Scala in this 2000 production, which built on Luca Ronconi's 1996 version with musical direction from principal conductor Riccardo Muti and Lorenza Cantini's nightmarishly distorted set. Puccini's most recorded opera is loved and derided in equal measure for its high-octane dramatics, rich arias and the fire-spitting exchanges of the eponymous heroine and her wily tormentor Scarpia. Under Muti, the music takes precedence over the self-conscious theatricality of the book. As a result, some high dramatic points–the stabbing, always tricky, and Tosca's suicide, equally dicey–are underplayed here.

Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (1985)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (1985)

Riccardo Muti, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 54:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 7 47278 2 | Recorded: 1984

‘Muti can suggest a sensibility driven to the edge of sanity by its nightmare,’ wrote Gramophone of this intense interpretation of Berlioz’s visionary Symphonie fantastique, judging it among the finest recordings of the work and praising the conductor’s mastery at ‘holding the thread of argument together firmly, while never minimizing the incidental excitement’.

Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2018 / New Year's Concert (2018)

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Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2018 / New Year's Concert (2018)

Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2018 / New Year's Concert (2018)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~ 4.1 Mbps | 2hr 05mn | 5.30 GB
Audio: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 448 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC, 1280x720, ~ 3.0 Mbps | 2hr 05mn | 3.41 GB
Audio: AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps \ AC3, 2 ch, 448 kbps
Genre: Music | Classical | Sony Classical

Few concerts can claim to generate such tremendous international interest as the New Year's Concert from Vienna. Under the baton of the world's leading conductors the Vienna Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a gala concert from the magnificent setting of the Golden Hall in Vienna's Musikverein. The event is broadcast to over 90 countries all over the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers. In 2018 Riccardo Muti will conduct the prestigious New Year's concert for the 5th time (1993 1997 2000 and 2004). Together with Zubin Mehta Riccardo Muti is one of the most engaged New Year's Concert conductors since the era of Lorin Maazel. The conductor's close artistic relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra celebrates 47 years 500 concerts and dates back to 1971. In 2011, this exceptional bond was awarded with the Honorary Membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 921 Mb | Total time: 03:47:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 480 4697 | Recorded: 1988

In many ways this is a magnificent achievement… Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere.

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 Muti, Orchestra e Coro Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2007)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 179 min | 7,41 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English | Recorded: 1987

This acclaimed La Scala performance of "Don Giovanni" instantly took its place among the most important Mozart productions. Thomas Allen, hailed as one of the best British baritones ever, gives an engaging and seductive performance as the famous lover. Under the baton of Riccardo Muti, this La Scala production highlights all of the tragic grandeur of this masterpiece without sacrificing its lighthearted moments. Director Giorgio Strehler's staging has been lauded for its subtle psychological treatment of the characters.

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

Riccardo Muti, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 173 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1999

For his production of “ Don Giovanni“ at the Vienna International Festival (Wiener Festwochen), Roberto de Simone does not want to follow in the footsteps of other directors who modernise the design and add something that did not exist in Mozart’s original. He sends Don Giovanni on a journey through time to revisit the centuries that the character lived through starting with the original costume of the 16th century and ending in the 19th century. Don Giovanni changes garments but is still the same legend and archetype. Something similar can be said for his accompanying antagonist, Donna Elvira. De Simone succeeds in sticking to the flow of the plot and to the music, in which the soloists and Riccardo Muti’s state opera orchestra have a crucial part. Muti spiritedly conducts with a sense for style and gives the singers room to shine. In the baroque ambiance of the theatre on the river Wien, we experience a “Don Giovanni“ in a unique unity of theatrical pretence and top-rate musical performance.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 188 min | 5,89+6,55 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1983

Così fan tutte is the third most-frequently performed work at the festival after Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte. This DVD provides a closer look at a classical staging from the Salzburg Festival in the series of important opera productions seen at the festival in the last decades. Riccardo Muti had made a sensational Salzburg début in 1971 and this Così fan tutte was his first Mozart opera at the festival. It was acclaimed by both the general public and international critics, who were virtually unanimous in their praise of the aesthetic quality of the production. Muti was praised for his authoritative approach to Mozart’s music, while the remarkably homogeneous team of international soloists was equally applauded. The singers form an admirably cohesive ensemble and all of them are outstanding Mozart singers.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Placido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci - Verdi: Otello (2009)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Placido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci - Verdi: Otello (2009)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Plácido Domingo, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci - Verdi: Otello (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 140 min | 7,15 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese | Recorded: 2001

The Milan „Otello“ traditionally opens the Scala season and did so in 2001 on 7 December, but at the same time it was the farewell production before the start of the three-year renovation of the house and not least a brilliant end to the Verdi Year. The audience as well as the press cheered Barbara Frittoli as a youthfully charming Desdemona, Leo Nucci as cleverly self-controlled Iago and Plácido Domingo as a thrilling Otello, both from the dramatic and the singing point of view. Domingo had been the leading Moro di Venezi for a quarter of a century, and in Milan he said farewell to this role – “in triumph”, according to ‘The Herald Tribune’.

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

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Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)

Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.0 Gb | Total time: 08:36:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75535 2 | Recorded: 1983, 1987, 1991

Three of Mozart's most popular operas – Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, conducted by leading opera maestro Riccardo Muti in performances from Vienna and Salzburg, are here available in one set.

Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)

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Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)

Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 49:28+78:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 66510 2 | Recorded: 1975

Betrayal and forgiveness are the themes of this complex opera: Amelia's betrayal of her husband, Renato (she is having an affair with Riccardo. governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), and the betrayal and assassination of Riccardo by a group of conspirators. The libretto is better integrated than most of Verdi's operas written before Otello and Falstaff. It was originally about an historic incident, the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, but Roman censors, nervous about royal assassinations, forced the absurd relocation of the opera to colonial Boston. The music is prime middle-period Verdi, less spectacular than Il Trovatore, Rigoletto or La Forza del Destino, but it is warmly, richly expressive. It requires and rewards exceptionally good voices, and it gets them in this production. Outstanding work by Muti helps make this one of the best Verdi recordings ever made.
–Joe McLellan

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: Guglielmo Tell (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 240 min | 7,89+6,29 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English | Recorded: 1988

The staging is fascinating. Vast panelled video screens provide the scenic backdrops. Videos of nature in all its glory are projected onto these. It makes for breathtaking effect, and the good news is that one does not tire of it.
Muti conducts with real assurance. Pacing the drama magnificently, it is on performances like these that the controversial Maestro has made his well-deserved musical reputation. Tell emerges as a masterpiece from first to last. Rossini's compositional confidence in his craft is never once in doubt, and there is no trace of any longueur anywhere…
–Musicweb International

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro alla Scala - Rossini: La donna del lago (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italian (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 167 min | 7,41 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English | Recorded: 1992

Director Werner Herzog and conductor Riccardo Muti combine with the finest of casts to lavish Rossini’s rarely-performed Neapolitan masterpiece, set in feudal sixteenth century Scotland, with the genius it deserves. June Anderson is an outstanding Elena (the Lady of the Lake) in the 1992 production of the melodrama based on Sir Walter Scott’s poem.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, June Anderson, Rockwell Blake - Rossini: La donna del lago (2009)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, June Anderson, Rockwell Blake - Rossini: La donna del lago (2009)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, June Anderson, Rockwell Blake - Rossini: La donna del lago (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 680 Mb | Total time: 77:30+78:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 0326 | Recorded: 1992

Rossini's La donna del lago ("The Lady of the Lake") is a lush, positively verdant dramatic opera, first performed in 1819, that deserves to be better known. Derived from Sir Walter Scott's famous poem, the story concerns love both unrequited and requited amid rebellious Scottish clans, as the titular lady is wooed by two rivals while her heart is pledged to another. Given Rossini's luxuriant orchestration and emphasis on romance, one can't help feeling that the composer had the hills of Tuscany more in mind than the rugged Scottish highlands. A succession of highly charged scenas contrast with languid melodies, such as Ellen's delightful introductory "Oh mattutini albori", making this a less bloodily melodramatic companion-piece to Donizetti's Scott-inspired Lucia di Lammermoor.