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Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.45 Gb (DVD9) | 64 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karl Böhm conducting the Requiem: one of the foremost Mozart conductors of the 20th century in one of Mozart’s most admired works. Singers Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier and Walter Berry join forces to form a brilliant cast of soloists. Taped in 1971 at the Piaristenkirche in Vienna, this is a rare document of outstanding artistic quality.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco; Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco;  Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10]: Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz - Giovanna d'Arco et Ariette rare; Lella Cuberli, Luciana Serra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Samuel Ramey, Lawrence Brownlee, Max Emanuel Cencic, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Larmore, Thomas Hampson, Gerald Moore, Bruno Bartoletti, Alberto Zedda, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Claudio Scimone, Michael Hofstetter, Lamberto Gardelli, Jörg Faerber, Enrique Mazzola, Gabrile Ferro, Giuliano Carella - Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 77:06+65:42+70:09+79:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956-2015

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.

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

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Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:52:28 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 64074

She sang all the major mezzo roles, and also some in the dramatic soprano repertory, notably Leonora in Fidelio, Lady Macbeth and the Marschallin. Her voice is a rich, expressive mezzo capable of dramatic incisiveness and even throughout its considerable range. Her upper register in mezzo music is excintingly projected. Although this compilation is composed of different recordings in different settings in different years, all of them show a young Ludwig when she had not yet acquired her prime and her status of, arguably, the best mezzo of the world, which would arrive in the years to come.

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2014/1974) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 146 min | 7,90 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

In his sumptuous filming of Puccini's opera, directer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle uses an array of cinematic effects (including a memorable dream sequence) to evoke the protagonists' irreconcilably separate lives and worlds. As Butterfly, Mirella Freni is unbearably moving in one of the finest performances of her career, while Plácido Domingo makes Lt. Pinkerton a more sympathetic figure then usual.

Artur Rother, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Christa Ludwig, James King, Walter Berry - Beethovet: Fidelio (2012/1963)

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Artur Rother, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Christa Ludwig, James King, Walter Berry  - Beethovet: Fidelio (2012/1963)

Artur Rother, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Christa Ludwig, James King, Walter Berry - Beethovet: Fidelio (2012/1963)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.87 Gb (DVD9) | 124 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese, Korean

The Deutsche Oper in Berlin had hardly opened on 24th September 1961 before it started preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary. How was that possible? Had it entered into some sort of time warp? That might indeed have been possible for a theatre that in the past had devoted itself to Richard Wagner’s works. But there was a simpler explanation: the Deutsche Oper Berlin had, in fact, originally opened on 7 November 1912 under the title of Deutsches Opernhaus. Thus it was Beethoven’s “Fidelio” that featured at the opening of the Deutsches Opernhaus in 1912 – and it was also chosen for the anniversary concert on 7th November 1962 that is documented in this DVD. The conductor of the Deutsche Oper orchestra was a man who had been personally involved in much of the former history of the opera house – Artur Rother. He had joined it in 1934 and in the 28 years leading up to the anniversary, Rother conducted no fewer than 66 premieres.

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Giulio Cesare (1993)

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Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Giulio Cesare (1993)

Ferdinand Leitner, Münchener Philharmoniker - Handel: Giulio Cesare / Julius Caersar (1993)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 950 Mb | Total time: 69:16+72:30+77:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Verona | # 27035/37 | Recorded: 1965

It is usually the big nineteenth-century opera sets that are bought for their singers; but with a line-up of principals such as we have here Handel too is swept into the golden net. Lucia Popp, two years into her career after her Vienna debut, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry: that is a quartet which in its time may have seemed no more than standard stuff, but at this date looks starry indeed. […] The Orfeo, for one thing, is sung in German instead of Italian; it has cuts, though many fewer than the Mackerras recording in English with Dame Janet Baker; it has the solo voices recorded very close indeed (those that are supposedly off-stage are just about where many modern recordings would have them except when off-stage); and the orchestra sounds, to our re-trained ears, big and thick, with the heavy bass-line that used to seem as proper to Handel as gravy from the roast was to Yorkshire pudding. The roles of Caesar and Sextus, moreover, are taken by men, and there is not a countertenor in sight.