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Peter Schreier, ORF Chor und Symphonieorchester - Handel • Mozart: Acis und Galatea (1987)

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Peter Schreier, ORF Chor und Symphonieorchester - Handel • Mozart: Acis und Galatea (1987)

Peter Schreier, ORF Chor und Symphonieorchester - Handel • Mozart: Acis und Galatea (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 444 Mb | Total time: 40:52+58:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo ‎| C133852H | Recorded: 1983

This recording of Handel's Acis and Galatea (or Acis und Galatea) features the German translation and arrangement completed by Mozart in Vienna circa 1788, per the instructions of the Baron Gottfried von Swieten to "modernize" Handel's pieces - including Alexander's Feast, Messiah, Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, and Acis and Galatea. Mozart kept much of Handel's original string arrangements, but proceeded to layer harmonies with a degree of sophistication that Handel could only have dreamed of.

Helmut Koch, Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Handel: Judas Maccabaus (1996)

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Helmut Koch, Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Handel: Judas Maccabaus (1996)

Helmut Koch, Rundfunk-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Handel: Judas Maccabaus (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 809 Mb | Total time: 78:21+77:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | 0091122BC | Recorded: 1966

Oratorios were to become Handelís favorite form of composition from the late 1730ís onward, and of the impressive series of works written during the last two decades of his life the oratorio Judas Maccabaeus was the most successful of this genre, eclipsing even The Messiah in popularity. Handel and librettist Reverend Thomas Morell drew upon the story of the revolt of the Israelites in 168 B.C. against the decree of Antiochus IV forbidding the practice of their religion, focusing on Judas Maccabaeus, the fearless supreme commander in the battle for freedom.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Great Choral Masterpieces [12CDs] (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,78 Gb | Total time: 11:31:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 108-2 | Recorded: 1984-1994

Bachs Passions and other great choral works in performances with the Staatskapelle Dresden under the masterly direction of Peter Schreier who also sings the role of the Evangelist. Schreiers aim in Bach interpretation is to bring new lightness without following the full dictates of authentic performance, and in this he succeeds superbly. The recording is first rate, with the choral forces well separated.

Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester und Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1989)

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Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester und Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1989)

Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester und Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 869 Mb | Total time: 203:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 427 704 | Recorded: 1979

The opening with the opening choir "Kommt, ihr Töchter" immediately sets the tone; not a quick-played waltz, but imposing and wide-set, like the start of a great human drama. Richter exceeds 11 minutes with this tempo. Only the version by Otto Klemperer is even slower. But unlike Klemperer, here in the rest of the MP we are not dealing with a somewhat stately approach, but with a sharply profiled and dramatic one!

Julia Varady, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Schumann: Duette (1999)

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Julia Varady, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Schumann: Duette (1999)

Julia Varady, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Schumann: Duette (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:38 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 457 915-2

…interesting, neglected material performed to perfection with texts and translations provided. Although Schumann’s duets were primarily intended for home performance around the piano, they benefit enormously from readings by such fine artists as the three taking part in this recital – recorded in 1977, but sounding as if committed to disc yesterday, so excellent is the sound, so spontaneous the singing.

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.

Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)

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Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)

Peter Schreier, Kammerorchester C.Ph.E. Bach, RIAS Kammerchor - Bach: Magnificat; Masses BWV 233-236 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 139:01 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Philips | 438 873-2 | Recorded: 1993

It was a real treat to revisit this recording—to be reminded how exuberant the celebratory sections, how crisply articulated both the choral and orchestral performances, how perfectly calibrated and lively the tempos, how buoyant the spirit of the playing and singing. And the solo singing is pretty fine too. Made in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche in 1993, the production offers superb sound that conveys a natural presence of singers and instruments while capturing proper balances among the various performance components—there’s a surprising vibrancy to the sound that I don’t recall from the original recording.

Peter Schreier - Mozart: Requiem, Coronation Mass (2001)

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Peter Schreier - Mozart: Requiem, Coronation Mass (2001)

Peter Schreier - Mozart: Requiem, Coronation Mass (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:43 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464720

Peter Schreier brought a lifetime's experience as a singer to the conductor's rostrum in his accounts of Mozart's Requiem, Coronation Mass, and motet Ave verum Corpus. The performances were recorded in Dresden between 1982 and 1992. A major plus is highly disciplined singing by the Leipzig Radio Chorus, whose clarity of diction and finely balanced ensemble adds much to your enjoyment of these performances; they're heard on their own account in the motet that concludes this reissue. The Requiem (in Süssmayr's completion) is powerfully and urgently driven.

Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2006)

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Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2006)

Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,16 Gb | Total time: 57:16+36:08+81:05:69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5647 | Recorded: 1969

The set has various virtues in its favor. Richter conducts an orchestra of modern instruments somewhat stolidly, but always with lyrical polish and sumptuous tone, and one can enjoy its lush richness, however anachronistic it may be. Nor are his tempos stereotypically sluggish; many of the sprightlier moments bounce along energetically. The soprano role of Cleopatra is sung by a young Tatiana Troyanos, who later became a celebrated mezzo-soprano (and eventually undertook the title role in stage productions, making her perhaps the first singer in history to undertake the roles of both Cleopatra and Caesar). It’s interesting to hear her in her earlier soprano incarnation. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau makes a valiant baritone effort at Caesar’s alto arias and, while he avoids the woolly grumbling some bass-baritones make of the part, seems less than emotionally committed. His second aria, “L’empio diro, tu sei,” for example, sounds polite and cautious rather than raging and indignant.

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

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James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2005)

James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 189 min | 4,24+7,00 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1982

This production of Mozart’s Zauberflöte received enormous and unanimous approval, when it was premiered in Salzburg. The Theatre wizard Jean-Pierre Ponnellecreated a staging which became part and parcel of the festival programme for over nine years and soon acquired the status of a legend. Of course, none of that would have had the same appeal if it had not been in accord with Mozart’s music, performed with perfect blend of lightness and pathos, humour and profundity, by James Levine and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; nor would it all have worked without a truly Festival-worthy cast of singers: the Finnish bass Martti Talvela, who departed way too soon in 1989, in his famous role as Sarastro, the incomparable Edita Gruberová as “the best-ever Queen of the Night” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the legendary Tamino Peter Schreier as well as the petite, lyrical soprano Ileana Cotrubas˛ as Pamina. Further, Christian Boesch, who sang the role of his life with Papageno, was credited most for his performance in this legendary Zauberflöte.

Karl Richter, Munchner Bach-Orchester, Munchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2007/1970)

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Karl Richter, Munchner Bach-Orchester, Munchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2007/1970)

Karl Richter, Münchner Bach-Orchester, Münchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2007/1970)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 129 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

As one of the 20th century's most acclaimed Bach interpreters, Karl Richter devotes his expertise to this monumental epic of Christ's final hours, tapping the power of Bach's rich choral writing for a rendering of startling immediacy - for the first time on DVD.

Karl Richter, Munchner Bach-Orchester, Munchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2006/1971)

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Karl Richter, Munchner Bach-Orchester, Munchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2006/1971)

Karl Richter, Münchner Bach-Orchester, Münchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2006/1971)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.67 Gb+7.13 Gb (2xDVD9) | 197 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Legendary Bach interpreter Karl Richter leads his Münchener Bach-Orchester and choir in a double-DVD version of J. S. Bach's grandest sacred work, a riveting chronicle of the Last Supper and Christ's final hours, with the Gospel text sung by Peter Schreier as the Evangelist.