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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 31 Jul 2014 07:47:23 | Comments : 2

Philip Glass - Glass Box. A Nonesuch Retrospective
10xCD Box | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 3,56 GB | Artwork: 122 MB
Label/Cat#: Nonesuch # 424508-2 | Country/Year: US 2008 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical, Electronica, Stage & Screen | Style: Minimalism, Chamber Music, Contemporary, Soundtrack

This elegantly packaged 10 disc retrospective surveys four decades of work by Philip Glass, from his earliest solo pieces to his world-renowned operas to his Oscar-nominated film scores. In music, words and pictures, it traces the evolution, as critic Tim Page puts it in his liner notes essay, of 'the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music-simultaneously.' The long-awaited release of this set follows this past spring's triumphal new staging of Glass's 1980 Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera House...
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 31 Jul 2014 07:31:44 | Comments : 0

Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme
Placido Domingo / Montserrat Caballe / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 444 MB | Full Artwork: 81 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal # 88697579022 | Country/Year: Europe 2009, 1974
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"Most operaphiles would not consider the hyper-dynamic Sir Georg Solti to be a likely candidate to conduct La bohème, but they also probably did not expect him to do an excellent La traviata prior to the sensational Angela Gheorghiu debut performance at Covent Garden. Herbert von Karajan’s Decca-London recording with Pavarotti and Freni has traditionally and deservedly set the standard for La bohème recordings, but this one holds up surprisingly well to direct comparison..." ~Fanfare
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Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 31 Jul 2014 06:32:46 | Comments : 0

Busoni - Doktor Faust (Philippe Jordan, Thomas Hampson) [2006]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) Deutsch (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.56 Gb+7.16 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | 172 min+43 min (bonus) | +3% Recovery

Along the years, there's been some argument in the musical press whether Busoni was a great composer or if he rather was, as Richard Strauss's own pun on himself, a first class second rate one. Well, this work, one of the most intriguing operas written during the 20th Century, is indeed a very serious argument towards establishing Busoni among the great composers. It has been slow in gaining recognition since its premiere in 1925, with all too infrequent performances, a kind of cult item that saw the stage, alongside Pfitzner's Palestrina and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler,... By Plaza Marcelino
Posted By : vivid23 | Date : 30 Jul 2014 16:29:30 | Comments : 0

Verdi & Wagner: The Odeonsplatz Concert - Thomas Hampson, Ronaldo Villazon, Yannick Nezet-seguin (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 17962 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:50:51 | 21.82 GB
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4218 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This scintillating opera gala offers you the chance to experience the Odeonsplatz Concert 2013 with Rolando Villazón, Thomas Hampson and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in all its glory, featuring opera arias, duets, overtures and choruses by Verdi and Wagner.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 30 Jul 2014 08:55:45 | Comments : 1

Boito - Mefistofele (Maurizio Arena, Samuel Ramey) [2006/1989]
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7,37 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Français, Espanol | 160 min | +3% Recovery

The 1989 performance of the San Francisco Opera's production of Boito's 'Mefistofele' could not have been more brilliant, more vibrant, more beautiful. It was captured well during the original performance and the transfer to DVD was superb. Having not seen the show performed live, I should state that I am at a bit of a loss in that department, but having seen enough operas live in my days and having recorded them as well, I can safely say that this particular DVD is well worth the money... By ANT
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 30 Jul 2014 06:20:55 | Comments : 1

Alessandro Scarlatti – Lamentazioni per la Settimana Santa
Cristina Miatello - Ensemble Aurora / Enrico Gatti
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 550 MB | Artwork: 22 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Glossa # GCD 921205 | Country/Year: Europe 2011, 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred, Vocal

"...This is the only complete recording that I know of this work. It was recorded in 1992 for Symphonia, and probably did not have a great deal of circulation on that less well-known label. (...) If you don’t have the original release in your collection, this is definitely the one you should get. It is an outstanding recording that has certainly stood the test of time." ~Fanfare
Posted By : Pisulik | Date : 29 Jul 2014 19:28:04 | Comments : 4

Howard Shelley under Ulster Orchestra - Jan Ladislav Dussek: Piano Concertos (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:17 | Booklet | 158 MB
Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2014

Hyperion's new Classical Piano Concerto series focuses on the lesser-known concertos from the dawn of the genre. This series aims to be the first in-depth recorded survey of this forgotten repertoire. This first volume features three of Bohemian virtuoso Jan Ladislav Dussek's eighteen piano concertos, taken from different points in his career. As a group, these pieces are a fascinating study, with most of the earlier works largely reflecting the Mozartean model, and the later ones revealing stylistic traits that anticipate future developments in the genre. There could be no finer guide to these concertos than Howard Shelley, whose recordings of Clementi keyboard works and Mozart and Hummel piano concertos have received such acclaim.
Posted By : -=Sn!pEr=- | Date : 29 Jul 2014 18:57:35 | Comments : 2

Tutto Verdi - The Complete Operas Boxset Disc 25 : Otello (2012)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 10478 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:23:13 | 23.3 GB
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3963 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese | Genre: Classical

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, the Teatro Regio di Parma and Unitel ClassiCa have joined forces to realize a truly unique project. Up to the Verdi anniversary year 2013, all of the composer’s 26 operas, as well as the Requiem – which is closely related to the operas – will be performed and audiovisually recorded in and around Parma. For the first time ever, and on time for the composer’s anniversary, Verdi’s operatic oeuvre, which comprises the labor of more than 50 years, will be available in high definition and surround sound.
Posted By : SERTiL | Date : 29 Jul 2014 16:21:29 | Comments : 0

VA - Fiesta 2014: Hot Classical Anthems For a Festival of Sport
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:01 min | 186 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 02-06-2014

These 17 hot classical anthems could probably be applied to any sporting event, but judging by its vibrant green and yellow cover painting of a large soccer ball, Fiesta 2014: Hot Classical Anthems for a Festival of Sport is aimed squarely at the World Cup and its 2014 host country, Brazil. Consisting largely of Latin-themed classical selections, Fiesta 2014, as a collection, is far more subtle and nuanced than the primitive stomp-stomp-clap "We Will Rock You" chants that have ruled sporting arenas since 1977.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 29 Jul 2014 15:15:33 | Comments : 2

Verdi - La Traviata (Antonio Pappano) (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30907 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 40,5 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4448 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Verdi’s best-loved work, is performed here by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre’s highly acclaimed 1994 production. Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts La traviata for the first time at Covent Garden. American soprano Renée Fleming returns to Covent Garden to sing Violetta for the first time with The Royal Opera. La traviata was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice in March 1853.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 29 Jul 2014 10:11:34 | Comments : 0

Dave Brubeck: Brubeck - Returns to Moscow (2002)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 503 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Label: Lance Entertainment | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 28 May 2002 | Runtime: 120 min. | 4,35 GB (DVD5)

In the 1950s and '60s, few American jazz artists were as influential, and fewer still were as popular, as Dave Brubeck. At a time when the cooler sounds of West Coast jazz began to dominate the public face of the music, Brubeck proved there was an audience for the style far beyond the confines of the in-crowd, and with his emphasis on unusual time signatures and adventurous tonalities, Brubeck showed that ambitious and challenging music could still be accessible.
Posted By : tomashass | Date : 29 Jul 2014 09:41:46 | Comments : 0

Simone Kermes & Vivica Genaux - Rival Queens (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:20:04 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Music Classical

The Album explores the artistic legacies of the two legendary singers (Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni) and the heights of inspiration to which their rivalry moved the leading composers of their era. A thrilling recording, in which Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux sing arias and duets composed at the height of the rivalry between Eighteenth-Century singers Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 29 Jul 2014 06:00:45 | Comments : 0

Mozart - Die Zauberfloe (Wolfgang Sawallisch, Edita Gruberova, Lucia Popp, Francisco Araiza) [2005/1983]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Deutsch (DTS, 6 ch) | 7,88 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | 160 min | +3% Recovery

This is a live performance from the Bavarian State Opera of Mozart's last great singspiel, DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE) conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch. It is my first video of this opera, dating from 1990, and after 15 years of off/on viewing/listening, I am still most impressed with Sawallisch, the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, singers Araiza, Popp, Brendel, Gruberova, Moll, etc. The sound, even for VHS, is very good, and I've had much pleasure from this video... By Alan Majeska
Posted By : vivid23 | Date : 28 Jul 2014 16:11:40 | Comments : 3

Sommernachtskonzert 2014 - Lang Lang, Eschenbach, Vienna Philharmonic (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 35978 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:35:07 | 30.74 GB
Audio1: German DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3685 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: None

The Vienna Philharmonic performed its annual Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn, an open air event with free admission, in the unique ambience of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The Summer Night Concert was conducted for the first time by Christoph Eschenbach. The soloist was Lang Lang.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 28 Jul 2014 15:37:44 | Comments : 1

Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graham Johnson - In Praise Of Woman: 150 years of English women composers (1994)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55159

Hyperion have come up trumps again with another delightful disc of out-of-the-way music. The brainchild of Graham Johnson, it is subtitled "150 Years of English Women Composers", with notes by Sophie Fuller, author of a book due out next year entitled The Pandora Guide to Women Composers. In the course of the programme the performers uncover a host of imaginative, impassioned and/or joyful songs that have lain for too long literally unsung, and revived others that were hugely popular until very recent times. Let me say at once that they couldn't have more perceptive or loving or enthusiastic interpreters than Johnson and Johnson, who excel even their own high standards of singing and playing.
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