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Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)

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Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)

Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus - Rossini: Stabat Mater (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 64:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 410 034-2 | Recorded: 1982

There's no doubting Gioachino Rossini's sincerity in his Stabat Mater – he himself was so moved by the piece that he couldn't bear to attend the work's dress rehearsal or any of its first performances – but still, his setting of the Latin text is, strictly speaking, only a sacred work. With its heightened drama, its passionate lyricism and its histrionic virtuosity, it is actually an emotional work, a work in which the composer takes the Latin text as an opportunity to demonstrate its feelings on the subjects of grief and death.

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.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 4] - Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 4] - Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Cenerentola (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 4]: James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Vittorio Gui, Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra, Marina de Gabarain - La Cenerentola (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 938 Mb | Total time: 74:59+76:17+62:52+54:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1953, 1974-75

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Juan Diego Flórez, María Bayo - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20496 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 167 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 167 min | 9,08 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The cast for this Teatro Real de Madrid production is outstanding across the board. Figaro is the glue of any successful Barber – he moves the action ahead and the audience must look forward to his every appearance, vocally and dramatically. From the first bars of “Largo al factotum della città,” we know Pietro Spagnoli’s got the goods, with a satisfyingly solid and nimble baritone and a natural elegance to his movements on stage. Bruno Praticò is a prime basso buffo practitioner, impressively adept with the patter of Bartolo’s first act aria, his representation of the not-so-good Doctor suitably ridiculous, abetted by a Tweedledum/Tweedledee sort of costume. As Don Basilio, veteran Ruggero Raimondi exudes a perfect blend of decrepitude and cunning; if his voice is no longer as resplendent as it was 20 years ago, he still has a wonderful stage presence.

Zubin Mehta, Orchestra of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ruggero Raimondi - Verdi: Falstaff (2013)

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Zubin Mehta, Orchestra of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ruggero Raimondi - Verdi: Falstaff (2013)

Zubin Mehta, Orchestra of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ruggero Raimondi - Verdi: Falstaff (2013)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 128 min | 7,79 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

The Maggio Musicale in Florence is the oldest and one of the most famous music festivals in Italy. When it’s director, Zubin Mehta, celebrated his 70th birthday, the staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff was part of the festivities. The opera was conducted by Zubin Mehta himself and directed by Luca Ronconi.

Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)

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Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)

Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 572 Mb | Total time: 67:07+68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 7435 | Recorded: 1984

This is one of those great Rossinian singing competitions in which everyone–and, in particular, the listeners–wins. Composed as a piece of occasional entertainment for the coronation of Charles X in Paris, Rossini borrowed liberally from his recent comic success Le Comte Ory and fashioned a musical necklace chock filled with one shiny bauble after another. Each character has a showpiece aria, from the highs of soprano Cecilia Gasdia as a melodramatic poetess all the way down to the basso realms of Samuel Ramey and Ruggero Raimondi. The ensembles are as delicious as the solos, and Claudio Abbado, in a very theatrical mood (this was recorded live) keeps everything going wittily and with great elan. The plot is practically nonexistent, but with singing like this, it's hard to complain. A real dazzler–and great fun.
–Robert Levine

Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

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Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)

Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Théatre National de l’Opéra de Raris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 772 Mb | Total time: 167:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697527262 | Recorded: 1978

Raimondi has advantages: the dark coloring of his voice, the vocal menace, the power of his bass." The three ladies - especially the Te Kanawa has become livelier, more insistent - Maazel has the singers and Mozart firmly in hand.
– Hermes Lexikon

Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker, Agnes Baltsa, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1989)

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Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker, Agnes Baltsa, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1989)

Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker, Agnes Baltsa, Ruggero Raimondi - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 555 Mb | Total time: 65:09+60:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 427 331-2 | Recorded: 1987

A studio recording made in association with staged performances in Vienna in 1989 features the very beefy Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Abbado with Agnes Baltsa’s tangy mezzo giving a very characterful portrayal as Isabella. …[E]xpert Rossinians Corbelli and Enzo Dara sing Haly and Taddeo and are joined by a very characterful Ruggero Raimondi as Mustafa. Despite the size of the band, the performance goes along with zip with the finale of act one particularly invigorating.
–Robert J. Farr

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.

Joseph Losey, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Theatre National de l’Opera de Raris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2013/1979) [Blu-Ray]

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Joseph Losey, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Theatre National de l’Opera de Raris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2013/1979) [Blu-Ray]

Joseph Losey, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre du Théatre National de l’Opéra de Raris - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2013/1979) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25522 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 176 min | 38,7 Gb
Audio1: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2230 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23,976 fps | 176 min | 7,99 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | OliveFilms | Sub: English

Filmed on location in picturesque Vicenza, Italy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operatic masterpiece Don Giovanni is beautifully translated to film by director Joseph Losey (The Servant) and Mozart’s incomparable music is performed by the legendary Paris opera, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Set in Seville in the 1600s, a young nobleman Don Giovanni (Ruggero Raimondi) is well-known philanderer with a long list of amorous conquests.