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Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27245 kbps / 2160p / 50 fps | 149 min | 36,8 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3589 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 10,4 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, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Munich’s new Ballo in maschera has received much critical acclaim: ‘This production shows what a utopia opera can be’ (Abendzeitung). Ten years after stepping down as music director of the Bavarian State Opera, Zubin Mehta returned to Munich in March 2016 to celebrate his 80th birthday conducting Verdi’s masterpiece for the first time in a staged production. His cast features some of today’s finest Verdi singers: soprano Anja Harteros, singing Amelia for the first time and ‘filling every note with Verdian intensity’, tenor Piotr Beczala as a ‘visually and vocally dashing Riccardo’ and George Petean as an ‘exemplary’ Renato (Neue Musikzeitung).

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

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George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 68:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029581294 | Recorded: 2016

This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.

Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)

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Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)

Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 67:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Audite | # 97.764 | Recorded: 2018

Contrary heroes: Symphonic poem Mazeppa and the opera fragment Sardanapalo performed by Karabits and the Weimar Staatskapelle. Sardanapalo who prefers wine and concubines to politics and warfare, and Mazeppa, who dies with glory, having endured pain and humiliation: dramatic literary models, impressively set to music by Franz Liszt. Written at the same time, these works represent Liszt’s ideas striving to unite literature and music, on the one hand modernising Italian opera and on the other advancing towards the symphonic poem in his orchestral writing.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is a good sense here of the fitness of things, and of their grandeur too. Guleghina is the Abigaille of out time: powerful, intense, wide of range, agile in passagework, and when need arises capable of softness. As Nabucco, the veteran Nucci comes through with impressive authority and stamina… Chorus and orchestra do the arena and its 2007 season credit. (Gramophone Classical Music Guide)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

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Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 180 Mb | Total time: 53:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 6475 | Recorded: 2018

Maurizio Pollini, "the pre-eminent Chopinist of his generation" (Fanfare), continues his revelatory and chronological re-exploration of the Polish master's late works. This album contains the pianist's latest thoughts on Opp. 55-58 (1843/4), including the B minor Sonata and Berceuse.

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

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Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 141:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 442 586-2 | Recorded: 1964, 1967, 1974

There are some very pleasant surprises here. Not all of this music is top-drawer Tchaikovsky, but the composer also wrote what can only be called very good "bad music." In other words, if something's lacking in melodic charm or formal sophistication, he usually hides it behind a higher-than-average orchestral excitement and hysteria quotient. Fatum is a perfect example: it's slow to get going, but before you know it it's slamming you through the roof on its way to a rousing conclusion, and your overwhelming impression is that you've had a very good time. This may be the weakest work on the disc–all of the others are very good, and a bunch are masterpieces, so if you want all of the Tchaikovsky tone poems in one bargain set, this is a good pick.

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 193 min | 41.6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 193 min | 13,6 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

With her sensational role debut at the Vienna State Opera, superstar diva Anna Netrebko displays a performance of rare vocal and dramatic power. The Russian soprano sings the role of the unjustly accused second wife of British King Henry VIII, ‘veering between indignant fury and tender righteousness’ and demonstrating a new level of confidence in her technique with excellent ‘passagework, particularly in trills, and seamless runs even to the lowest notes’ (Opera News).

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

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Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1314-2 | Recorded: 2017

This new recording by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaime Martín is a tribute to the work of Johannes Brahms (18331897). The art of Brahms has inspired countless of artists and composers since the 19th century up to our times. Arnold Schoenberg was one of the composers who greatly admired Brahms work. Schoenberg was particularly fond of Brahms 1st Piano Quartet (Op. 25) and when Otto Klemperer suggested him to orchestrate it in 1937, Schoenberg took the task without hesitation. Schoenberg regarded his reworking of the Piano Quartet often dubbed as Brahms Fifth as an act of homage to Brahms, and he believed he had finally succeeded in addressing the composers concerns about the original score. No wonder that Schoenbergs masterful arrangement has remained in the concert programs of symphony orchestras.

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elīna Garanča, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 35,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4122 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 163 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s classic take on the “Cinderella” story is a comic opera full of thrilling arias, beautiful melodies and lots of laughs. The Metropolitan’s charming production was revived in 2009 for star mezzo, Elīna Garanča. The mezzo triumphs in the role and dispatches vocal fireworks throughout. She is joined by American tenor Lawrence Brownlee and a cast of bel canto singers.

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Collegium Vocale Gent - Brahms: Werke für Chor und Orchester (2011)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Collegium Vocale Gent - Brahms: Werke für Chor und Orchester (2011)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Collegium Vocale Gent - Brahms: Werke für Chor und Orchester (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 56:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PHI | # LPH 003 | Recorded: 2011

For his 3rd album on Phi, his new label published by the group Outhere, Philippe Herreweghe has brought together a splendid set of artists in the Lutoslawski hall in Warsaw. Ann Hallenberg, whose voice won over the public of some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, takes on the Rhapsody for contralto solo and men's chorus by Brahms while the rest of the programme leads the listener through his essential works for chorus and orchestra. Herreweghe’s long-time affinity with the composer of A German Requiem has enabled him to provide a coherent and personal vision of those musical pages in which Brahms gave free course to his most intimate thoughts.

Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 120 min | 34,9 Gb
Audio1: Français / 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 | 120 min | 8,48 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Erato | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish

Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles, set in Sri Lanka, is known above all for its unforgettable duet for tenor and baritone, but it its score is full of delightful and dramatic music. When recently staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York it proved a major success, both for the production by Penny Woolcock and the musical performance, conducted by Paolo Noseda, with (once again) Diana Damrau as the priestess Leïla and, as the two men competing for love, the tenor Matthew Polenzani (Nadir) and the baritone Mariusz Kwiecien (Zurga). Woolcock’s concept brought the production up to date, with photographic and video references to the 2004 tsunami, and offered a superb ‘aquatic’ spectacle during the overture: the whole stage appeared to be beneath the Indian Ocean and acrobatic divers ‘swam’ down from the surface (located in the flies of the theatre).

Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmoniker - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1985)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmoniker - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1985)

Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmoniker - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 52:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 415 325-2 | Recorded: 1974

There’s more to this recording than the best funeral bells and the most focused tuba playing on disc in the finale of the Fantastique. Karajan did not record much Berlioz, but like many German conductors he had a special feeling for this particular work. He recorded it three times, once for EMI and twice for DG, the present version being his last and, on balance, most compelling.

Vaclav Kaslik, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2008/1975)

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Vaclav Kaslik, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (2008/1975)

Václav Kašlík, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (2008/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 117 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This vivid film of Wagner's romantic opera succeeds in conveying what famously been called "the wind that blows out at you whenever you open the score", including Daland's boat anchoring against the Sandwike cliffs, the red-sailed phantom ship, and the ghost crew rising from the dead. "Scenes that recall classic horror films… Brilliantly successful" (Nürnberger Nachrichten). "Captures the work's essence" (Süddeutsche Zeitung). With a superb cast; conducted by Wagner authority Wolfgang Sawallisch.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2011)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2011)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.48 Gb + 3.87 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 149 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

When this sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco opened in 1995, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo gave a riveting performance as the fiery revolutionary Gabriele Adorno, a tenor part. In the 2010 revival, he made history by taking on the baritone title role, one of Verdi’s most fascinating characters, and thrilling audiences with his multifaceted and gripping portrayal. Boccanegra is beset on all sides, juggling political adversaries bent on murder with his love for his long-lost daughter Amelia (Adrianne Pieczonka). James Levine’s conducting brings out all the color and surging emotion of Verdi’s magnificent score.

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3833 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

This is a star-led performance of one of the most popular romantic operas with the unrivalled pairing of Fleming and Hvorostovsky as the doomed lovers. Their onstage chemistry, emotional singing and outstanding acting make this a truly special and unique production. Thousands of movie-goers watched this production live in cinemas across Europe and the US in February 2007, when the production and the singing of the central characters met with great critical acclaim. Valery Gergiev, Russia's greatest living conductor, leads Russia's classic opera, with a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intense and passionate score.