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Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)

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Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)

Fabio Luisi, Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Nabucco (2009/2001)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.73 Gb (DVD9) | 126 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

After personal tragedies and the fiasco of his last opera Un giorno di regno, Verdi wanted to give up composing for ever. Fortunately he made a further attempt: Nabucco. His first real success, the first genuine “Verdi opera”, was born. Nabucco – the complex story of Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon, who proclaims himself God and is hereon affl icted with madness – remains a success with audiences. The renowned director Günter Krämer paid particular attention to the interpersonal component of the opera accentuating the conflict-ridden king’s loss of power as the core.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Donizetti: Pia de Tolomei (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.05 + 4.13 Gb (2xDVD5) | 137 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Japanese

In recent years not only music festivals but also important opera theatres have turned their attention towards the neglected masterpieces of the lyrical repertoire. Thus also Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, in a commendable effort, staged this Pia de’ Tolomei by Donizetti, with some of the best singers available today for this type of repertoire. Initial response to this opera, which was performed for the first time in 1837, was ambiguous, so much so that Donizetti re-worked it as many as three times. The version here recorded is that of the critical edition recently published by Ricordi, with the tragic finale originally conceived by the composer. The listener will undoubtedly wonder, once more, at Donizetti’s wealth of melodic inspiration, especially when it comes to the character of Pia, wonderfully interpreted, here, by Patrizia Ciofi.

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

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Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 64:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 410 520-2 | Recorded: 1982

What matters is not what he can do, for this is only the beginning. What matters is how many ideas occur to him and how much he can demand of the music and of himself. In short, he is an artist who must be taken seriously, a hugely talented pianist who radiates an extraordinary fascination. In a word, he is exciting.

Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

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Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.21 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Petr Weigl's beautiful film evokes superbly this most atmospheric of opera, while Sir Georg Solti captures both the passion and subtlety of Tchaikowsky's magnificent score. The golden-voiced Teresa Kubiak sing the innocent Tatyana, Stuart Burrows is the ill-fated Lensky, and Bernd Weikl is Eugene Onegin, whose arrival is destined to change everybody's lives.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko -  Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Piotr Beczała, Anna Netrebko - Wagner: Lohengrin (2017) [UHD Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 42986 kbps / 2160p / 59.940 fps | 215 min | 86,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6074 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese

DG presents the 2016 live recording of Lohengrin at the Dresden State Opera, conducted by Christian Thielemann and starring Piotr Beczala in the title role and Anna Netrebko as Elsa. Beczala’s Lohengrin was deemed “nothing short of spine tingling” by Opera News and ON hailed Netrebko’s performance in her first Wagnerian role as “utterly at home in Wagner’s Romantic universe.”

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2019) [UHD Blu-Ray]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2019) [UHD Blu-Ray]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2019) [UHD Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27106 kbps / 2160p / 50 fps | 122 min | 30,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3712 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese

In his ‘new life’ as a baritone Plácido Domingo has triumphed in the role of Francesco Foscari in Los Angeles, London and Vienna. Now he takes to the role in La Scala, Milan, the theatre that is the symbol of Italian opera. I due Foscari, premiered in 1844, famously one of Verdi’s darkest operas, is staged by Alvis Hermanis, who made such an impact at the Salzburg Festival with Die Soldaten and Il trovatore. Domingo is joined by two of Italy’s most exciting singers, the soprano Anna Pirozzi and the tenor Francesco Meli, and the acclaimed Italian conductor Michele Mariotti. The Financial Times was deeply moved by Domingo’s performance, calling his interpretation of the role ‘sublime’.

Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]

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Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]

Zubin Mehta, Bavarian State Orchestra - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2017) [UHD Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27245 kbps / 2160p / 50 fps | 149 min | 36,8 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3589 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Munich’s new Ballo in maschera has received much critical acclaim: ‘This production shows what a utopia opera can be’ (Abendzeitung). Ten years after stepping down as music director of the Bavarian State Opera, Zubin Mehta returned to Munich in March 2016 to celebrate his 80th birthday conducting Verdi’s masterpiece for the first time in a staged production. His cast features some of today’s finest Verdi singers: soprano Anja Harteros, singing Amelia for the first time and ‘filling every note with Verdian intensity’, tenor Piotr Beczala as a ‘visually and vocally dashing Riccardo’ and George Petean as an ‘exemplary’ Renato (Neue Musikzeitung).

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

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George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 68:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029581294 | Recorded: 2016

This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.

Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)

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Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)

Kirill Karabits, Staatskapelle Weimar - Liszt: Sardanapalo; Mazeppa (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 67:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Audite | # 97.764 | Recorded: 2018

Contrary heroes: Symphonic poem Mazeppa and the opera fragment Sardanapalo performed by Karabits and the Weimar Staatskapelle. Sardanapalo who prefers wine and concubines to politics and warfare, and Mazeppa, who dies with glory, having endured pain and humiliation: dramatic literary models, impressively set to music by Franz Liszt. Written at the same time, these works represent Liszt’s ideas striving to unite literature and music, on the one hand modernising Italian opera and on the other advancing towards the symphonic poem in his orchestral writing.

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

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Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)

Daniel Oren, Orchestra e Coro dell' Arena di Verona - Verdi: Nabucco (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 141 min
Classical | Decca | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is a good sense here of the fitness of things, and of their grandeur too. Guleghina is the Abigaille of out time: powerful, intense, wide of range, agile in passagework, and when need arises capable of softness. As Nabucco, the veteran Nucci comes through with impressive authority and stamina… Chorus and orchestra do the arena and its 2007 season credit. (Gramophone Classical Music Guide)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

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Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 180 Mb | Total time: 53:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 6475 | Recorded: 2018

Maurizio Pollini, "the pre-eminent Chopinist of his generation" (Fanfare), continues his revelatory and chronological re-exploration of the Polish master's late works. This album contains the pianist's latest thoughts on Opp. 55-58 (1843/4), including the B minor Sonata and Berceuse.

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

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Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)

Eliahu Inbal, Igor Markevitch, Bernard Haitink - Tchaikovsky: Complete Tone Poems (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 678 Mb | Total time: 141:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 442 586-2 | Recorded: 1964, 1967, 1974

There are some very pleasant surprises here. Not all of this music is top-drawer Tchaikovsky, but the composer also wrote what can only be called very good "bad music." In other words, if something's lacking in melodic charm or formal sophistication, he usually hides it behind a higher-than-average orchestral excitement and hysteria quotient. Fatum is a perfect example: it's slow to get going, but before you know it it's slamming you through the roof on its way to a rousing conclusion, and your overwhelming impression is that you've had a very good time. This may be the weakest work on the disc–all of the others are very good, and a bunch are masterpieces, so if you want all of the Tchaikovsky tone poems in one bargain set, this is a good pick.

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Evelino Pido, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 193 min | 41.6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 193 min | 13,6 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

With her sensational role debut at the Vienna State Opera, superstar diva Anna Netrebko displays a performance of rare vocal and dramatic power. The Russian soprano sings the role of the unjustly accused second wife of British King Henry VIII, ‘veering between indignant fury and tender righteousness’ and demonstrating a new level of confidence in her technique with excellent ‘passagework, particularly in trills, and seamless runs even to the lowest notes’ (Opera News).

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

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Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)

Jaime Martín, Gävle Symphony Orchestram - Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet; Parry: Elegy for Brahms (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1314-2 | Recorded: 2017

This new recording by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jaime Martín is a tribute to the work of Johannes Brahms (18331897). The art of Brahms has inspired countless of artists and composers since the 19th century up to our times. Arnold Schoenberg was one of the composers who greatly admired Brahms work. Schoenberg was particularly fond of Brahms 1st Piano Quartet (Op. 25) and when Otto Klemperer suggested him to orchestrate it in 1937, Schoenberg took the task without hesitation. Schoenberg regarded his reworking of the Piano Quartet often dubbed as Brahms Fifth as an act of homage to Brahms, and he believed he had finally succeeded in addressing the composers concerns about the original score. No wonder that Schoenbergs masterful arrangement has remained in the concert programs of symphony orchestras.

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Maurizio Benini, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Elīna Garanča, Lawrence Brownlee - Rossini: La Cenerentola (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 35,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4122 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 163 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Rossini’s classic take on the “Cinderella” story is a comic opera full of thrilling arias, beautiful melodies and lots of laughs. The Metropolitan’s charming production was revived in 2009 for star mezzo, Elīna Garanča. The mezzo triumphs in the role and dispatches vocal fireworks throughout. She is joined by American tenor Lawrence Brownlee and a cast of bel canto singers.