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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29918 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3927 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

During Claudio Abbado’s time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the great symphonic repertoire naturally formed the core of his artistic work, and it was almost forgotten just what an important role the music theatre of his Italian homeland played in his life – after all, he had led La Scala in Milan from 1968 to 1986. Just how special the works of Verdi were to him could be heard in the New Year’s Eve Concert from 2000 which, with famous scenes and arias, rang in the Verdi year 2001 when the music world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.46 Gb+7.76 Gb (2xDVD9) | 210 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera with the lavish staging and fantastic costumes surely a feat to the eye. You cannot find much fault on the musical side of things either as many have expressed their opinion that this remains the finest version of the opera by a mile. The charismatic and almost demonic Gergiev conducts with his systematic, unabated passion for music which is most certainly in his blood and his players definitely do him proud. The cast is also top notch on all counts with Netrebko and Gorchakova particularly impressive.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, St Petersburg - Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa (2004/1996)

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, St Petersburg - Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa (2004/1996)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, St Petersburg - Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa (2004/1996)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.47 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this dramatic staging of Tchaikovsky’s historical opera, based on Pushkin’s verse tale of the legendary Cossack chieftain. Tchaikovsky’s dark musical setting intertwines the political drama of Mazeppa’s ill-fated betrayal of the Tsar with the personal tragedy of his love for Maria, the young daughter of his hapless opponent, Kocubej.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Robert Lloyd, Olga Borodina - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2002/1990)

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Robert Lloyd, Olga Borodina - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2002/1990)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Robert Lloyd, Olga Borodina - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.22 Gb+6.67 Gb (2xDVD9) | 210 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Modest Mussorgsky's opera in prologue and four acts is performed by the Kirov Opera with performances from Olga Borodina, Alexei Steblianko and Sergei Leiferkust. Boris Godunov has obtained the throne of Russia by murdering the rightful heir Dmitry. An old monk, Pimen, witnessed this, and convinces his apprentice Grigory to avenge Dmitry's death. In the following years Grigory poses as Dmitry, raising an army against Boris, who is now convinced that he is being punished for the murder.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Vladimir Galusin - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko [2006/1994]

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Vladimir Galusin - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko [2006/1994]

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Vladimir Galusin - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko [2006/1994]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

“Gergiev conducts a sweeping performance, with a typically superb cast of the Kirov's revival years, full of rising stars - Diadkova, Ognovenko, Bezzubenkov and the superb character tenor Gassiev. Charming also is the staging, reproduced from airy, painterly 1920s sets. Museum opera, maybe; but then museums are there to preserve treasures. And this is an absolute gem.”(Music Magazine)