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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010)

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Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore  (2010)

Herbert von Karajan, Orchestra and Chorus of the Vienna State Opera - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 151 min | 7,53 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese | Recorded: 1978

Il Trovatore was always one of Herbert von Karajan‘s favourite operas. He conducted it at the very beginning of his career and his first studio recording in 1956 was made in Milan with Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, but „his“ Trovatore really made its mark in the legendary performances given at the Salzburg Festival in 1962, which formed the basis for this successful revival in Vienna. He once declared in an interview that what he loved about this opera was its archetypal human passions, its compression of highly dramatic situations into the smallest conceivable space and Verdi‘s genius for translating such situations into music. This 1978 performance is steeped in scandal. Franco Bonisolli was originally cast in the lead role but abandoned the cast during a rehearsal where the public had been admitted entry, and, after throwing his sword at the conductor, left the stage in fury, to be later replaced by Plácido Domingo. What this performance makes so special: Karajan not only conducted the opera, but he was also responsible for the stage direction.

Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli, Coro e Orchestra Filarmonica Pucciniana - Puccini: Turandot (2018) [4K Ultra HD]

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Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli, Coro e Orchestra Filarmonica Pucciniana - Puccini: Turandot (2018) [4K Ultra HD]

Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli, Coro e Orchestra Filarmonica Pucciniana - Puccini: Turandot (2018) [4K Ultra HD]
UHD | BDMV | HEVC Video / 49795 kbps / 2160p / 24 fps | 133 min | 57,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3882 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit / DN -4dB)

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7465 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 8,39 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | AL!VE | Sub: German, English, French, Korean, Japanese

At the heart of the action is a murderous guessing game: the Chinese Princess Turandot poses three puzzles to all applicants who stop for their hand. Who can not solve this, is made shorter by a head. Many noble candidates have already tried - and just as many have not survived. Even Prince Kalaf has fallen for the magic Turandots and faces the life-threatening task. But this time the cruel game takes a surprising turn and love triumphs.
The TURANDOT staging on this UHD Blu-ray was recorded in the amphitheater of Torre del Lago. The main characters are Rudy Park, Rebecca Lokar and Francesca Capelletti. Conductor of the orchestra is Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli.

Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Meyerbeer: Il Crociato in Egitto (2007)

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Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Meyerbeer: Il Crociato in Egitto (2007)

Emmanuel Villaume, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice - Meyerbeer: Il Crociato in Egitto (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 208 min | 7,75+5,94 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

Meyerbeer composed Il Crociato in just over one year, between September 1822 and the following autumn, at the end of the German composer's so-called "Italian period". Although this is an opera of great dramatic and musical complexity its première was highly successful with both audience and critics, one commentator accurately describing it as "a building of highlyapplauded construction". The plot, so rich in events, skilfully weaves historical-religious elements with private happenings and feelings. Against the background of the interreligious conflict between Christians and Muslims, the story of the main characters unfolds in an efficacious alternation of grand choral scenes and solo numbers with arias and cabalettas. Il Crociato in Egitto was Meyerbeer's last and greatest Italian success and the opera that made his name on the international scene; it was also the first of Meyerbeer's grand operas to fall into disgrace. This La Fenice production, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, is the first in modern times and has Patrizia Ciofi (Palmide) and the male soprano Michael Maniaci (Armando D'Orville) in the main roles.

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}

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Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2015 Deutsche Grammophon | 478 8917 | Virtuoso Series
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

Barenboim has many of the attributes of a major Schumann conductor. [He] gives ample reign to the tremendous high spirits of this Spring symphony. This is outstanding Schumann playing by any standards. -Gramophone

VA - Decca Sound: The Piano Edition (2017) (55 CDs Box Set) Part 01

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VA - Decca Sound: The Piano Edition (2017) (55 CDs Box Set) Part 01

VA - Decca Sound: The Piano Edition (2017) (55 CDs Box Set) Part 01
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | CDs 1-10, 11:26:59 min | Covers included | 2,31 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca Classics

Decca’s first FFRR concerto recording available for the first time: Eileen Joyce / Tchaikovsky 2nd Piano Concerto – never released on 78rpm and long thought lost, the test pressings were recently found at the International Piano Archives in Maryland.

Georg Solti - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (1994)

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Georg Solti - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (1994)

Georg Solti - Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Eine Alpensinfonie (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 0 2:32:14 | 747 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 440 618-2

It’s interesting that Georg Solti’s recordings of Strauss tone poems seem never to have gotten the attention that they deserve. True, he did not program them with the same frequency and comprehensiveness that he did Strauss’ contemporary Mahler, but Solti’s credentials as an exciting and idiomatic conductor of the operas have never been questioned. He knew and worked with the composer personally from his days at the helm of the Munich opera after the Second World War, and more to the point, he plays this music with just the kind of directness and virtuosity that it demands.

Verdi - Aida - Caballé - Domingo - Muti - ( CD 1997 )

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Verdi - Aida - Caballé - Domingo - Muti - ( CD 1997 )

Giuseppe Verdi - Aida
Montserrat Caballé - Plácido Domingo - Fiorenza Cossotto
Piero Cappuccilli - Nicolai Ghiaurov - Riccardo Muti

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo ADD | 3 CD | Scans+Libretto | 147 Min. | 634 MB
Label / EMI Classics / Catalogue 724355624628
opera / LP Released in 1974

There are so many good recordings of "Aida" available and I own - and play - eight of them, but I keep coming back to this one as my favourite. Even though Caballe did not much look the part of a lissom Ethiopian princess, her voice did all the work as she spun those delicate pianissimi to every corner of the auditorium. And those almost unearthly high notes, sung "con un fil di voce" are still the chief glory of this set, despite all its other merits.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Blu-Ray Audio]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Blu-Ray Audio]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Blu-Ray Audio]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 125 min+35 min (bonus) | 42,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 5989 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 125 min | 7,59 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker

For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the echt Romantic." And in fact, the exuberance of the period, its passion, and its melancholy can be heard with unique intensity in Schumann's music to this day. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker should launch their Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.

Alexander Panfilov - Debussy, Seco de Arpe, Mussorgsky & Albéniz: Piano Works (2018)

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Alexander Panfilov - Debussy, Seco de Arpe, Mussorgsky & Albéniz: Piano Works (2018)

Alexander Panfilov - Debussy, Seco de Arpe, Mussorgsky & Albéniz: Piano Works (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:55 | 142 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Debussy's richly evocative Estampes takes us through exotic gamelan-like sonorities from East Asia and the strumming guitars of Spain, to end amid the bracing excitement of a violent rainstorm in Normandy. Alexander Panfilov was a laureate at the Premio Jaen competition in 2016, at which Manuel Seco de Arpe's elegantly constructed and complex Anamorfosis was the mandatory work. He concludes this recital with Mussorgsky's supremely descriptive Pictures at an Exhibition, one of the great works of the Russian piano tradition.

Jameson Cooper & James Dickenson - Spohr: Violin Duets, Vol. 1 (2018)

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Jameson Cooper & James Dickenson - Spohr: Violin Duets, Vol. 1 (2018)

Jameson Cooper & James Dickenson - Spohr: Violin Duets, Vol. 1 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 330 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:29
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

One of the giants of music-making in the 19th century, Louis Spohr excelled as a composer, violin virtuoso, conductor and teacher. His concertos for the violin (Nos. 6, 8 and 11 can be heard on 8.570528 and the world premiere recordings of Nos. 7 and 12 on 8.555101) demonstrate a Romantic temperament framed in a Classical style, but he was equally adept in smaller forms. The Duets for Two Violins, Op. 67 reveal a perfect sense of architecture, the two instruments frequently exchanging roles, as well as a majestic command of melody. The Duet, WoO 21, written when Spohr was just 12 years old, is one of his earliest surviving compositions.

Patrick Gallois & Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2018)

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Patrick Gallois & Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2018)

Patrick Gallois & Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:16:36
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Although operas make up the most substantial part of Mercadante's catalogue, his technically challenging flute concertos are notable examples of 19th-century Italian instrumental music, effectively closing the Classical period for this instrument. Built on the agile writing and bel canto style that characterised the Neapolitan school, the Concerto in D major is unique in Mercadante's catalogue in being for two flutes. The great mutual respect between Mercadante and Rossini is brought vividly to life in the theme used for the masterly Tema con variazioni. The Capricci can be compared with those for violin by Paganini, and the joyous Sixth Concerto makes varied and eloquent use of the orchestra. Volume 1 of this collection can be heard on Naxos 8572731.

Sergio Bosi & Riccardo Bartoli - Italian Clarinet Treasures (2018)

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Sergio Bosi & Riccardo Bartoli - Italian Clarinet Treasures (2018)

Sergio Bosi & Riccardo Bartoli - Italian Clarinet Treasures (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:00:45
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Circumstances including an overwhelming preoccupation with opera at the expense of instrumental music, two world wars and the rise of a Fascist dictatorship, resulted in a generation of Italian chamber music composers born between the 1880s and early 1900s whose music seemed to vanish without trace. Featured on this release, they include virtuoso composer-performers, such as Ferdinando Busoni, father of Ferruccio, renowned pedagogues, and composers persecuted for their Jewish origins. This is Sergio Bosi's fifth album for Naxos in a series devoted to restoring to the repertoire forgotten and rarely-performed Italian clarinet works from the second half of the 19th century to the present day.

Matija Meić - Lindpaintner: Die sicilianische Vesper, Op. 332 (Sung in Italian as Il vespro siciliano) [Live] (2018)

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Matija Meić - Lindpaintner: Die sicilianische Vesper, Op. 332 (Sung in Italian as Il vespro siciliano) [Live] (2018)

Matija Meić, Silvia Dalla Benetta, Dario Russo, Danilo Formaggia, César Arrieta, Ana Victória Pitts, Virtuosi Brunensis & Federico Longo - Lindpaintner: Die sicilianische Vesper, Op. 332 (Sung in Italian as Il vespro siciliano) [Live] (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 465 Mb | 03:21:26
Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos Records

Robert Schumann considered Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner the most promising operatic composer in the country, yet despite his 21 operas he has been almost forgotten. Like most leading German composers of his time he took Meyerbeer's historical grand operas, conceived in Paris, as his model. Set in Sicily at the dawn of the 1848 revolution, Il vespro siciliano ('Die sizilianische Vesper' / 'The Sicilian Vespers') is a dramatic four-act opera that reveals why he was held in such esteem by Schumann, Spohr and Mendelssohn: expressive harmonies, folksong-like strophic songs, rich orchestration, the use of the latest stylistic devices, and tuneful bel canto melodies that point to the work's Franco-Italian lineage.

Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/3, 18/5 & 135 - Hagen Quartett (2013) {Myrios Classics MYR009}

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Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/3, 18/5 & 135 - Hagen Quartett (2013) {Myrios Classics MYR009}

Beethoven - String Quartets op. 18/3, 18/5 & 135 - Hagen Quartett (2013) {Myrios Classics MYR009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks) +CUE+LOG -> 353 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Myrios Classics | MYR009
Classical / Strings / Chamber Music

Following an extraordinary 30th anniversary season spent touring the complete Beethoven string quartets to musical centers around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, London, Vienna and Salzburg, the Hagen Quartet went directly from stage to studio to record three of their favorite Beethoven quartets. With the selection of op. 18/3, 18/5, and op. 135, the album ranges from the very first to the very last string quartet Beethoven wrote.

Andre Rieu: Wonderful World - Live In Maastricht (2015) [Blu-ray]

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Andre Rieu: Wonderful World - Live In Maastricht (2015) [Blu-ray]

André Rieu: Wonderful World - Live In Maastricht (2015) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 40,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4807 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 8,01 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Universal Music | Sub: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch

As always with André, ‘WONDERFUL WORLD’ is a brilliant product, bringing you a fabulous summer evening concert in Maastricht. The Platinum Tenors sing a world-famous aria from Georges Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ and the well-known ‘Amor, vida de mi vida’. Carmen Monarcha shines as Madam Butterfly, Donij Van Doorn sings the Vilja song with great passion and Mirusia Louwerse steals everyone’s heart with a song from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.