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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.

Gundula Janowitz, Irwin Gage - Schubert: Lieder (1997)

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Gundula Janowitz, Irwin Gage - Schubert: Lieder (1997)

Gundula Janowitz, Irwin Gage - Schubert: Lieder (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:03:57 | 496 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453 082-2

Gundula Janowitz possessed one of those voice which provoke in the listener an instant thrill of recognition. Her sound is pure, true and fluting, of extraordinary power and penetration and enormous ease of production - which you can see if you watch a film of her singing; there is no sign of extraneous tension anywhere. Apparently not everyone responds to the almost unearthly beauty of her timbre - some seem to find it cold - but for me she is one of the very greatest sopranos, with a range spanning Bach to Wagner and equal facility in opera and Lieder. There are two DG double CD volumes of Schubert Lieder in which she is accompanied by her long-term artistic partner, American pianist Irwin Gage and both are indispensable.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz, Rene Kollo, Edita Gruberova - Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2007/1978)

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz, Rene Kollo, Edita Gruberova - Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2007/1978)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz, René Kollo, Edita Gruberova - Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2007/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.02 Gb (DVD9) | 127 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This DVD of Ariadne is a 1978 film based on Filippo Sanjust’s Vienna State Opera production. The bustling Prologue is set in the backstage area of the mogul’s palace and the 18th century costumes fit neatly. In the opera proper, the stage is transformed into a very stagey desert island with an improbable set of stairs leading to the heroine’s cave, the action spilling over into the theatre’s side boxes at times. While there’s nothing particularly imaginative about the production, it never distracts from the main event–the music. Strauss was profligate in his melodic gifts, his ability to make a reduced orchestra sound big, and his wonderful obsession with the female voice, which yields many glorious moments in the opera. Lavish casting helps.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)

Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gundula Janowitz - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2007/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.92 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

“A glittering account of the most perfect of all operettas, with an incredibly starry cast, all in peak condition. Karl Böhm's conducting is relaxed but sparkling.” (BBC Music Magazine)