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Benjamin Britten - Britten conducts Britten vol.1 - Operas I (2004) (8CDs Box Set)

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Benjamin Britten - Britten conducts Britten vol.1 - Operas I (2004) (8CDs Box Set)

Benjamin Britten - Britten conducts Britten vol.1 - Operas I (2004) (8CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 2,31 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 8 CDs, 09:03:56 min | 1,23 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Decca

Volume one of Decca's Britten opera series includes both of the blockbusters mentioned above, the charming comedy Albert Herring, and the rarely heard television opera Owen Wingrave, all recorded between 1959 (Grimes) and 1971 (Wingrave).

Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]

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Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]

Benjamin Britten, London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Pears - Peter Grimes [2008]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.43 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

This 1969 BBC production is about as close as we can get to a definitive version of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, one of the greatest 20th Century operas. The story of the individualistic fisherman hounded by his neighbors who believe he murdered his young apprentice packs tremendous emotional power. The compelling narrative is richly enhanced by its subtexts: the lone outsider versus the conformist mob; the dreamer of improbable dreams that lead to tragedy; the artist (dreamer) versus the Philistines, and the homosexual overtones of Grimes' abuse of his child apprentices. Britten is conductor of his work and tenor Peter Pears is Grimes, 25 years after he created the title role at the opera's premiere. Britten was a great conductor as his recordings of his own and others' music attests, and here he outdoes himself with a performance that captures both the brooding darkness of the work and its visceral power.

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria; Livietta e Tracollo (2011)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 190 min | 6,30+5,97 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2010

For the festivities marking the Pergolesi’s tercentenary in his native Jesi, Ignacio García created a new staging of the imperial drama Adriano in Siria. His staging in Jesi’s exquisite 18th-century Teatro Comunale Pergolesi includes the delightful comic intermezzo Livietta e Tracollo, thus following the precedent set at the premiere in 1734. A fine Italian cast and the distinguished Accademia Bizantina are led by the Accademia’s director, Ottavio Dantone.

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra Opera Royal de Wallonie - Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto [2009]

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Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra Opera Royal de Wallonie - Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto [2009]

Giovanni Antonini, Orchestra Opera Royal de Wallonie - Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.82 Gb (DVD9) | 155 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

This comic opera tells the story of Geronimo, a wealthy citizen of Bologna, who is trying to arrange aristocratic marriages for his two daughters, Carolina and Elisetta. What he doesn’t know is that his youngest daughter Carolina is already secretly married to Paolino, his young secretary. Through a series of humorous situations the young couple confess their marriage and all ends well. Giovanni Antonini conducts the Wallonie Royal Opera Orchestra for this performance of Cimarosa's two-act comic opera 'Il Matrimonio Segreto' ('The Clandestine Wedding'), recorded live at Liege in February 2008.

Paolo Carignani, Symphony Orchestra of the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent - Donizetti: Le duc d’Albe (2013)

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Paolo Carignani, Symphony Orchestra of the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent - Donizetti: Le duc d’Albe (2013)

Paolo Carignani, Symphony Orchestra of the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent - Donizetti: Le duc d’Albe (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 615 Mb | Total time: 75:50+66:18 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 7665/1-2 | Recorded: 2012

The motives for leaving a work of music incomplete can be many and they are not always known. Donizetti began working on Le Duc d'Albe in 1839, in view of a staging at the Opéra of Paris. The project, however, was temporarily put aside. Towards the end of 1840, the soprano Rosine Stolz, then the undisputed star of the Opéra, categorically refused to play the role of Hélène in Le Duc d'Albe, which for all intents and purposes marked the demise of the opera. The dispute had even legal consequences, with the impresario of the Opéra, Léon Pillet. Donizetti gradually abandoned the work; then his health deteriorated to the point that he could no longer compose, and the opera was left unfinished, with some parts fully orchestrated and others for which we have no musical indication whatsoever.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: La Cenerentola (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 72:54+75:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 436 902-2 | Recorded: 1992

It is probably now or never. With classic older sets vying with a clutch of more recent recordings, there is currently as complete and interesting an array of recordings of Rossini's La Cenerentola as we are likely to get at any one time. Among recent versions, Chailly's new Decca set is self-evidently a powerful contender. Cecilia Bartoli is arguably the most personable and musically accomplished Cenerentola since Teresa Berganza recorded the role with Abbado in 1971; and there is a strong cast of supporting principals, among them Alessandro Corbelli who offers the best characterized Dandini since Bruscantini. (With the added advantage of being far more technically expert in fioriture passages than was his distinguished predecessor.)

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Rameau: The Sound of Light (2014)

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Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Rameau: The Sound of Light (2014)

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Rameau: The Sound of Light (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 334 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:38
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

In celebration of the 250-year anniversary of Jean Philippe Rameau’s death, this album is a selection of Teodor Currentzis’ favourite orchestral and orchestral / vocal works by Rameau - taken mostly from his operas and opera-ballets.

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)

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Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)

Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:50:05 | 730 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

Sony’s Mozart cycle culminates with this tremendous production, one that witnesses Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis evoking fear, trembling, and desire from the great Don Giovanni. “Fin ch’han dal vino” is demonic, a fitting cherry on top of this controversial interpretation that forcefully demonstrates the extreme range of Mozart’s talent.

Lawrence Renes, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Lawrence Renes, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Lawrence Renes, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23455 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 45,4 Gb
Audio1: English / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4059 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 170 min | 12,2 Gb
Audio: English / TRUEHD / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

The longing to overcome human boundaries led the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to begin an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in John Adams’ opera, just as much as that of the influence on the private lives of the main characters. Doctor Atomic is the fifth work to result from almost twenty years of collaboration between the American composer and his fellow American director and Erasmus Prize-winner Peter Sellars.

Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli, Juan Diego Florez - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2008)

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Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli, Juan Diego Florez - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2008)

Alessandro De Marchi, Orchestra La Scintilla, Cecilia Bartoli, Juan Diego Flórez - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 599 Mb | Total time: 134:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1087 | Recorded: 2008

This recording of La Sonnambula is notable on a number of fronts. It's the first recording of the opera based on a 2004 critical edition of the score that confirms the leading role was indeed written for a mezzo-soprano, although it has been performed by sopranos for much of its history. (Among the first Aminas were the celebrated mezzos Giuditta Pasta and Maria Malibran.) It's also the first recording using period instruments, in this case Orchestra La Scintilla, based at the Basel Opera and conducted by Alessandro de Marchi in an idiomatic and lively reading. And, as the promotional materials trumpet, it's the first recorded collaboration between superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Juan Diego Flórez. Although less hoopla is made of him, the recording also features a superbly lyrical performance by baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.

Lorin Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker, Michael Schade - Sommernachtskonzert 2013 [Blu-Ray]

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Lorin Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker, Michael Schade - Sommernachtskonzert 2013 [Blu-Ray]

Lorin Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker, Michael Schade - Sommernachtskonzert 2013 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29989 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 26,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3907 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 7,57 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Summer Night Concert 2013 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel, features the music of Verdi and Wagner in celebration of their bicentennial anniversaries. Recorded live on May 30, the program consists of beloved works by Verdi including the Triumphal March from Aida, "La mia letizia infondere" aria from I Lombardi, dances from Otello and the overtures from Luisa Miller and Forza del Destino. These pieces alternate with selections from Wagner's best known works including the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Story of the Holy Grail from Lohengrin and the popular favorite "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre. With the UNESCO World Heritage setting of the Baroque park of Schönbrunn Palace as the backdrop, the Summer Night Concert adds stunning visuals to the superb musical program.

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008)

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Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Die Hochzeit des Figaro] (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 170 min | 7,40 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1967

This German version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, with set and costumes by Ita Maximowna, dates from the year 1967. The Hamburg State Opera Choir and the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Hamburg are conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, who worked as the opera company’s first conductor between 1935 and 1942 as well as from 1945 to 1971 and was chief conductor of the North German Radio Orchestra, which he had personally been responsible for reorganizing in the post-war years. It may come as a surprise to learn that the singers, all of whom are now international stars, were drawn exclusively from the Hamburg State Opera ensemble - further proof of Rolf Liebermann’s skill in identifying up-and-coming musicians! The fact that almost all the singers were of roughly the right age for the roles they were playing helped enhance the film’s credibility and realism when it came to close-up shots.”

Alessandro de Marchi, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012) [BDRip]

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Alessandro de Marchi, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012) [BDRip]

Alessandro de Marchi, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 169 min | 9,18 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Norwegian

This stunning new production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea clothes the characters in modern dress and emphasizes the moral ambiguity of the original text. Challening the usual operatic conventions, the controversial stage director Ole Anders Tandberg, a leading light of contemporary Scandinavian theatre, emphasises the immediacy of the lurid, dramatic plot. This radical approach, combined with the emotional impact of Monteverdi’s music, enables this seventeenth century masterpiece to make a direct appeal to contemporary audiences. Recorded in 2010 at the Norwegian National Opera, based on a performance directed by Ole Anders Tandberg, adapted and filmed by Anja Stabell and Stein-Roger Bull.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Montag aus Licht (1992) {5CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 36}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Montag aus Licht (1992) {5CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 36}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Montag aus Licht (1992) {5CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 36}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.23 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 669 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 271 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984-88, 1992 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 36
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Konrad Junghanel, Saarlandisches Staatsorchester - Handel: Agrippina (2012)

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Konrad Junghanel, Saarlandisches Staatsorchester - Handel: Agrippina (2012)

Konrad Junghänel, Saarländisches Staatsorchester - Handel: Agrippina (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 647 Mb | Total time: 153:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Intergroove Classics | # IGC004-2 | Recorded: 2008

Recorded live at the Saarbrücken State Theatre in 2008, this spectacular new production of Handel's Agrippina has received critical recognition, with reviewer Frank Herkommer of opernnetz.de commenting: "Producer Peter Lund with his celebrated production of Agrippina demonstrates his love with detail, focused on directing the characters, with exuberant fantasy and creativity the Berlin director sparks brilliant Handel fireworks! He succeeds in unleashing an effervescent joy of playing, which puts an irresistible spell on the viewer". Featuring a cast of renowned baroque specialists under the direction of Konrad Junghänel, one of the leading conductors in the array of early music.