James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Olga Borodina, Placido Domingo - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (2004/1998)

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James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Olga Borodina, Placido Domingo - Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila (2004/1998)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Olga Borodina, Placido Domingo - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2004/1998)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.43 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Olga Borodina sings the role of Dalila here too; her tone in the famous aria Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix is quite ravishing, and she is matched by an heroic performance from Plácido Domingo as Samson. James Levine has an expert grasp of the drama in this 1998 Elijah Moshinsky production from the Metropolitan Opera. There's also some luxury casting in the form of Sergei Leiferkus as Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon and René Pape as Le Vieillard Hébreu. (James Longstaffe)

Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)

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Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.41 Gb +5.28 Gb + 6.58 Gb (3xDVD9) | 253 min
Classical | Sony Classical

Since Sergiu Celibidache s appointment as their chief conductor in 1979, the Munich Philharmonic developed into one of the finest orchestras in the world. Their performances of Bruckner, in particular, were in a class of their own and where orchestra and conductor truly excelled. It is in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner that the grandeur of the music unfolds organically, its power innocent of all brutality, its monumentality issuing from stillness and austerity. Says Celibidache, "Every performance of a Bruckner symphony is a first performance, every rehearsal is a thousandfold NO designed to achieve a single YES."

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.

Andras Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1- Live at the BBC Proms 2017 (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Andras Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1- Live at the BBC Proms 2017 (2020) [Blu-Ray]

András Schiff - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1- Live at the BBC Proms 2017 (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 27897 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 111 min | 28,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3643 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 111 min | 5,97 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos

Johann Sebastian Bach was undoubtedly the greatest musical thinker of his age. Dubbed ‘the Old Testament of music’ by the conductor and pianist Hans von Bülow, The Well-Tempered Clavier is acknowledged to be one of the most significant works ever written for the keyboard. Each of these 24 preludes and fugues encapsulates its own mood, and Bach’s delight in mixing technical strictness with freedom of expression has made this work an indispensable element of Western culture for centuries. Sir András Schiff is heralded as one of the finest Bach interpreters today, and this first complete performance at the prestigious BBC Proms was summed up as ‘stupendous’ by The Independent.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Jon Vickers, Mirella Freni - Verdi: Otello (2005/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.09 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, Jon Vickers (in the words of critic David Cairns) "commands both the notes and the moral grandeur of the part… And he has the aura of greatness - greatness of heart, of bearing, of musical and dramatic conception". Mirella Freni is a heartbreakingly lovely and fragile Desdemona, while the fine English baritone Peter Glossop plays the villainous Jago.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Grace Bumbry, Jon Vickers - Bizet: Carmen (2005/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.66 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

This spectacular opera film was taped in 1967 and is based on the 1966 Salzburg Festival production directed by Herbert von Karajan himself, who also conducts the fabulous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The production features the three greatest exponents of their respective roles at the time: Grace Bumbry’s magnificently seductive-toned Carmen, Mirella Freni’s ineffably lovely, touching Micaëla and Jon Vickers’s thrillingly manic-depressive Don José.

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Schumann, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2011/1991)

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Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Schumann, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos  (2011/1991)

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Piano Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2011/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.53 Gb (DVD9) | 81 min
Classical | EuroArts

Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim. Sergiu Celibidache has been called a musical giant, a magician, a brilliant lion-tamer and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerizing orchestras audiences and critics with his intensity and brilliance.
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 is one of the most popular of his compositions and among the best known of all piano concerti. The Schumann concerto is no less influential with its influence heard in Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Both works show Barenboim at his consummate best.

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Fiorenza Cossotto, Jon Vickers, Raina Kabaivanska - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2008/1968)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Cavalleria Rusticana: Magnificently sung, subtly played and dramatically acted… The passion of Sicily, fanned into a bonfire by one of the world's most brilliant conductors and great cast (New York Post).
Pagliacci: An interpretation of exceptionally strong emotions and artistic quality (Il Giorno). Vickers is outstanding, delivering 'Vesti la giubba' with unusual sensitivity and admirable restraint. Kabaivanska and Glossop are also impressive (New York Times).

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

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Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous meritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert, Paul Escobar, Judith Chemla - Traviata: Vous méritez un avenir meilleur (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29975 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 34,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano, Français / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16 bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3782 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 7,09 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air Classiques | Sub: English, French

In Traviata – You deserve a better future, the audience is invited into Violetta’s privacy to have a close look at the fire to which she abandons herself among the guests of this musical and phantasmagorical celebration that blends theatre and opera, voices that speak and sing, and where the phantoms of this Paris in full industrial boom whose future we are living at present, sing and die.

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)

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Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - Dvořák: Symphony No.9; Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 (2011/1988,1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.00 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | EuroArts | Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) has been called a musical giant, a magician, a brilliant lion-tamer and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerizing orchestras audiences and critics with his intensity and brilliance. Celibidache himself claimed that not a single French conductor was capable of conducting French music - a bold statement that makes this recording even more interesting. This DVD shows most of what made Celibidache a legend in his own lifetime and offers todays viewer to participate in the musical wonders he produced.

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

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James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]

James Levine, Teresa Stratas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Il Tabarro; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci [2005/1994]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

In 1994, the same Metropolitan Opera put two contrasting pieces of the verismo puzzle side by side—the belated verismo of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the classic verismo of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, which had reached the stage some twenty-six years earlier.

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

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Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Reves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]

Philippe Jaroussky - La Voix des Rêves: Greatest moments in concert (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,79 Gb
Audio: AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

LA VOIX DES RÊVES - Greatest Moments in Concert” (available on DVD & Blu Ray) features video footage from a number of occasions and venues – including items from a concert given among the crystal chandeliers of the splendid Galerie des Glaces in the palace of Versailles, and works by Handel and Vivaldi performed in another jewel of French Baroque architecture, the sumptuously decorated Chapelle de la Trinité in Lyon.

Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)

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Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)

Sergiu Celibidache in Rehearsal and Performance - R.Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (2007/1965,1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.07 Gb (DVD9) | 104 min
Classical | EuroArts | Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol

Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) has been called a "musical giant", a "magician" "a brilliant lion-tamer" and an enfant terrible of classical music. These films from 1965 and 1982 are among the very few visual records we have of the legendary rehearsal work of this highly charismatic Maestro; they provide a unique insight into his Stuttgart years, bringing to light the marvels he achieved with the Radio Orchestra, which he conducted from 1971-1983. Celibidache was a master Straussian and his reading of the symphonic tale Till Eulenspiegel ranks among the best recordings available. His version of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade is full of sensuality and subtlety. Both documents last almost an hour - they give today's listeners an exclusive opportunity to observe Celibidache in rehearsal and concert, making it a must for lovers of symphonic music.

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)

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Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)

Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2011/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 5.97 Gb (DVD9) | 111 min
Classical | EuroArts

Brahms’s two piano concertos are from opposite ends of his creative years… The first work evinces a titanic struggle, while the second is warmer and rounder, but no less passionate, and shows Brahms at his consummate best.
Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim.

Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]

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Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]

Anthony Hermus, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Galaxymphony (2019) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20929 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 102 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4169 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 102 min | 7,44 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

Antony Hermus leads the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in this live concert performance featuring soundtracks from classic sci-fi films including '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968), 'Alien' (1979), 'Blade Runner' (1982) and the 'Star Wars' series.