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Puccini: Tosca

Puccini: Tosca

Live from the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, 2017


Kristine Opolais (Floria Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez Mario Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Baron Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Cesare Angelotti), Peter Rose (Il Sagrestano), Peter Tantsits (Spoletta), Douglas Williams (Sciarrone), Walter Fink (Un carceriere)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Chor Wien & Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe, Sir Simon Rattle

Philipp Himmelmann (stage director)

Raimund Bauer (set design)

Kathi Maurer (costume design)

For the Easter Festival 2017 in Baden-Baden, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker draw their inspiration from Tosca, the most brilliant of all the Puccini operas. And that is deservedly so, since Tosca is not merely a work of art, but also a gripping

suspense-packed story – Puccini at its best. In a spectacular staging by Philipp Himmelmann, this production offers a fresh, sexy view on this beloved classic.

Kristine Opolais changes into the well-behaved pristine prima donna and shows how to wrap the men on stage round her finger, as she performs with fierce and full physical commitment.

Marcelo Álvarez sings with powerful, but smooth tenor. Marco Vratonga’s modern take on Scarpia convinces with brutal elegance and a great voice.

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Italian/ English, German, French

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Running time: 180 mins

Production: April 2017

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EuroArts - 8024264174

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Waldbühne 2017 - Schumann & Wagner

Waldbühne 2017 - Schumann & Wagner

Berlin Open Air Concert


Schumann:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

Wagner:

Freudig begrussen wir 'Entrance of the Guests' (from Tannhauser)

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3


For their annual season end concert, the Berliner Philharmoniker take the audience on a dreamy, magically journey through the river Rhine with Schumann’s beloved 3rd Symphony Rhenish. Pieces from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen under the baton of dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel complete this evening.

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Running time: 90 mins

Production: July 2017

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EuroArts Waldbühne - 8024267044

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Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus

Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Koncz:

Hungarian Fantasy on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Weber:

Oberon Overture

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)


The Europakonzert 2017 brought the Berliner Philharmoniker to one of the most mythical places in history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite. Andreas Ottensamer was the soloist with his interpretation of Weber‘s highly elaborate Clarinet Concerto. The Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, also played Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year.

This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rostrum once again, while the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer is the solo clarinettist for the 2017 Europakonzert.

In front of the city’s Byzantine castle, the Berliner Philharmoniker play works by Carl Maria von Weber and Antonín Dvořák , which impress with their lyrical zest and warm colours.

Andreas Ottensamer performs his interpretation of von Weber‘s Clarinet Concerto, which is known as a much more elaborate composition than Mozart‘s clarinet concertos owing to the cooperation between the composer and clarinettist Joseph Heinrich Bärmann.

The concert concludes with Dvořák‘s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Blu-ray disc comes in high resolution audio: 96kHz/24 bit

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Running time: 90 mins

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Production Year: May 2017

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EuroArts Europakonzert - 8024256264

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La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan


1 Opening

2 Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

3 Phoenix (Philippe Kratz)

4 Narcissus (Giuseppe Spota)

5 Applause & End Credits


Giuseppe Spota (Narcissus) & Philippe Kratz (Phoenix)

Aterballetto Dance Company

Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

Jiří Pokorny's “Words and Space” is a metaphor of an intrapersonal speech, a book full of floating stories. It is personal, intimate and very poetic.

“Phoenix” is inspired by the idea of the infinite circular motion of life: Birth, growth, immobility, death and finally birth again. Choreographer Philippe Kratz tries to understand who we were and what we are capable of becoming.

In “Narcissus” Giuseppe Spota takes a look at the youth of today. Are they ready to come out of their virtual frames and face the mirror of everyday life? Or will they all end up like Narcissus, alone to admire and cherish themselves?

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Running time: 75 mins (TBC)

Production: June 7th & 8th 2017

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EuroArts - 8024264234

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Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Martha Argerich (piano)


Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

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Running time: 82 mins + 30 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

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Dvorak: Requiem, Op. 89

Dvorak: Requiem, Op. 89

Recorded live at deSingel, Antwerp, 2014, directed by Leonid Adamopoulos


Ilse Eerens (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor) & Nathan Berg (bass)

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra & Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe, principal conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, has devoted himself for over ten years to fresh and invigorating readings of the (pre-) Romantic repertoire.

Together with the Collegium Vocale, founded in 1970 by Philippe Herreweghe himself, and superb soloists they perform Dvořák’s Requiem.

A modern and stylistically flexible symphony orchestra, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra demonstrates an artistic flair which allows for a variety of styles and occupies a unique position in Flanders.

Collegium Vocale Gent were one of the first ensembles to use new ideas about baroque performance practice in vocal music. Their authentic, text-oriented and rhetorical approach gave the ensemble the transparent sound with which it would acquire world fame and perform at the major concert venues and music festivals all over the world.

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Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 97 mins

Production year: 2014

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Strauss, R: Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83

Strauss, R: Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83

Salzburger Festspiele 2016


Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae), Tomasz Konieczny (Jupiter), Norbert Ernst (Merkur), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Pollux), Regine Hangler (Xanthe), Gerhard Siegel (Midas), Mária Celeng (Semele), Olga Bezsmertna (Europa), Michaela Selinger (Alkmene), Jennifer Johnston (Leda)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) & Alvis Hermanis (stage director)

Richard Strauss’ penultimate, satirically mythological opera Die Liebe der Danae (The Love of Danae, after a draft by Hugo von Hoffmansthal.

The Wiener Philharmoniker play under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, under whom they “conveyed the glittering colors and lyrical intricacies of Strauss’s late score” (NY Times).

Krassimira Stoyanova, who is a regular fixture at the Salzburg Festival, is heading a truly supreme cast and emerges as the “one in a thousand, the true Strauss lyric-dramatic soprano who can soar and swoop, working miracles on phrases that never stop coming” (The Artsdesk).

Bass-Baritone Tomasz Konieczny, “sings this Jupiter almost unsurpassably” (FAZ), he “is so vocally majestic that Danae’s choice of Midas seems implausible” (Financial Times).

Alvis Hermanis’ colourful production brings oriental flair to the Salzach, his “staging was spectacular above all else” (Opera Today).

“Die Liebe der Danae” is narrowly linked to the Festival’s rich history. Due to conditions during World War II, the Salzburg Festival, which had commissioned the opera for summer 1944, couldn’t give the public premiere. Instead only a single dress rehearsal, attended by Strauss himself, was performed for an invited audience. Thereafter, the opera was staged in Salzburg only twice and very seldom anywhere else in the world.

“Once more, this very rarely presented opera returned successfully on stage, leaving the audience with unforgettable impressive images embedded in soft romantic sound.“ (Opera Online)

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Sound: PCM Stereo, DTSH-HD Master Audio 5.1

Language/subtitles: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Japanese, Korean

Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 160 mins

Production year: 2016

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Gounod: Faust

Gounod: Faust

Salzburger Festspiele 2016


Piotr Beczała (Faust), Ildar Abdrazakov (Méphistophélès), Maria Agresta (Marguerite), Alexey Markov (Valentin), Tara Erraught (Siébel), Paolo Rumetz (Wagner) & Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Marthe)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Philharmonia Chor Vienna, Alejo Pérez (conductor) & Reinhard von der Thannen (stage director)

“Spectacular and photogenic” staging (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) by award winning stage director and designer Reinhard von der Thannen.

Gounod’s masterpiece is based on Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, which in turn is based on Part I of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European literature. The opera contains much-loved musical highlights including the memorable “Soldiers’ Chorus”, Méphistophélès’ rowdy “Song of the Golden Calf”, and Marguerite’s “Jewel Song” with its dazzling coloratura.

The Philharmonia Chor Wien and the Wiener Philharmoniker are performing under the baton of young Argentinian conductor Alejo Pérez.

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DTSH-HD Master Audio 5.1

Language/subtitles: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Japanese, Korean

Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 180 mins

Production year: 2016

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Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas

Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV82 'Ich habe genug'

Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Sinfonia

Cantata BWV18 'Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt': Sinfonia

Cantata BWV196 'Der Herr denket an uns' (Wedding Cantata): Sinfonia

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Sinfonia

Telemann:

Der am Ölberg zagende Jesus TVWV 1:364

Jesus liegt in letzten Zuegen TVWV 1:983

Brockes Passion: Overture

Brockes Passion: Was Wunder, dass der Sonnen Pracht


Long-awaited DVD and Bluray release of the concert recorded live at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 10th November 2011.

Three of the concert pieces can also be found on Philippe Jaroussky’s Oct 2016 Bach & Telemann ‘Sacred Cantatas’ album with the same orchestra in their studio version.

Apart from the 2012 DVD/Bluray release “Greatest Moments in Concert”, this release is the only Philippe Jaroussky concert DVD and Bluray currently available.

When Philippe Jaroussky - whose angelic voice seems almost timeless - sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished one bit over the centuries.

Including 3 bonus clips with Philippe Jaroussky talking about his work with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Bach & Telemann.

Philippe Jaroussky has established himself as the most admired countertenor of his generation, as confirmed by the French 'Victoires de la Musique' awards (‘Revelation Artiste Lyrique’ in 2004, ‘Artiste lyrique de l'année’ in 2007 and in 2010, CD of the Year 2009) and multiple Echo Klassik Awards in Germany (2005, 2008, 2011-2012, 2015 and 2016).

Performing sacred music gives me the feeling of encountering something that is bigger than myself. It is an unknown force that surpasses me. I think we can all have this feeling, even if we are not religious. The cantatas of Telemann and Bach lend themselves to that because they raise philosophical questions concerning the place of humans, death and the meaning of our lives on earth. Listening to this music inevitably compels the audience to think about these questions as well. (Philippe Jaroussky)

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PCM Stereo, DTSH-HD Master Audio 5.1

Language/subtitles: English, German, French

Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 82 mins +

10 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

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EuroArts - 8024261574

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Silvesterkonzert: New Year's Eve Concert 2008

Silvesterkonzert: New Year's Eve Concert 2008


Adams, J:

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Barber:

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Copland:

The Boatmen's Dance

The Dodger

Long Time Ago

Simple Gifts (from Old American Songs, Set I)

I Bought me a Cat

Gershwin:

Cuban Overture

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

An American in Paris, tone poem

Kern:

Ol' Man River (from Showboat)

Sousa:

The Liberty Bell


Pauline Malefane (soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

The 2008 New Year’s Eve gala from Berlin features the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton or Sir Simon Rattle, plus world-class singers Thomas Quasthoff and Pauline Malefane in an outstanding all-American program ranging from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and “An American in Paris” to Copland’s “Old American Songs”.

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EuroArts - 8024257394

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