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Richter: L’Insoumis ∙ The Enigma ∙ Der Unbeugsame

Richter: L’Insoumis ∙ The Enigma ∙ Der Unbeugsame

A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon


A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon

Sviatoslav Richter (1915–1997), one of the greatest pianists of all time, breaks his life-long silence and allows himself to be interviewed for this autobiographical film.

We see his life on an epic scale as he evokes his wild childhood, his encounters with the great names in the musical world, his debuts, and his activities as a concert artist in the Soviet Union, a country tortured by troubles, war, and terror.

Humorous and unexpected revelations by one of the musical giants of the 20th century.

Previously unseen archive footage and a wealth of performance extracts complete this portrait of an artist who refused to conform.

The documentary won the FIPA D'OR Grand Prize 1998 and DIAPASON D'OR in 2013.

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Classic Archive™ Collector’s Edition – Voices

Classic Archive™ Collector’s Edition – Voices


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Regine Crespin (soprano)

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Falla:

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Teresa Berganza (mezzo)

Mahler:

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Mozart:

Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Teresa Berganza (mezzo)

Mussorgsky:

Oy, dušno, dušno! - Prošcay, moy sïn (from Boris Godunov)

Boris Christoff (bass)

Poulenc:

Tu as raison (from La Voix Humaine)

Denise Duval (soprano)

Schubert:

Wohin? (No. 2 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)

Schumann:

Intermezzo (No. 2 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Regine Crespin (soprano)

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Regine Crespin (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Der Rosenkavalier, Act 1 – conclusion

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Hertha Töpper (contralto)

Wagner:

Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen (from Lohengrin)

Elisabeth Grummer (soprano)

Amfortas! Die Wunde! (from Parsifal)

Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor)

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Julia Varady (soprano)

Weber:

Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (from Der Freischütz)

Wolf, H:

Das verlassene Mägdlein (No. 7 from Mörike-Lieder)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)


Great performances from legendary artists of the 20th century, the Classic Archive™

Collector’s Edition – VOICES offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age.

This fifth part of the edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding voices of the past.

With more than 14 hours of material the edition includes various concerti, recitals, interesting documentaries, some in colour, some in glorious black and white, as well as comprehensive booklet information.

This collector’s edition makes rare classical archive footage from the years 1957-1998 suitable for Blu-ray Disc lovers.

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Martha Argerich – Evening Talks

Martha Argerich – Evening Talks

A film by Georges Gachot


A re-release on Blu-ray of a bestselling documentary about Martha Argerich, one of the greatest and most uniquely imaginative pianists.

The "evening talks", a film by Georges Gachot, a French film maker specialised in classical music documentaries, lifts a corner of the veil: Martha Argerich shares with us her memories, confides in us her doubts, and transmits to us her incredible appetite for music- making.

Martha Argerich has before admitted to feeling "lonely" on stage during solo performances and now focuses on concertos and duo work. The film also shows her performing with some of her closest musical friends such as pianists Nelson Freire and Friedrich Gulda and in various chamber music settings.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 1080/60i Full HD

Sound format Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 63 mins

Language: French, English, German

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portugal

Booklet notes: English, German, French

German FSK: 0

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The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Ensembles

The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Ensembles


Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Beethoven:

Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1

Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2

Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1

Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2

Piano Trio No. 1 in Eb major, Op. 1 No. 1

Piano Trio No. 2 in G major, Op. 1 No. 2

Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 'The Ghost'

Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer'

Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'

Brahms:

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'

Prokofiev:

Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35b

Schubert:

Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898


Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), David Oistrakh (violin), Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Robert Casadesus (piano), Zino Francescatti (violin), Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)

Amadeus Quartet, Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio

Great performances from legendary ensembles of the 20th century, the Classic Archive™

Collector’s Edition – ENSEMBLES offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age.

This third part of the edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding musicians of the past.

With more than 14 hours of material the edition includes various concerti and recitals, some in colour, some in gloriousblack and white, as well as comprehensive booklet information.

This collector’s edition makes rare classical archive footage from the years 1956-1975 suitable for Blu-ray Disc lovers.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: NTSC 4:3

Sound formats Blu-ray Disc: PCM 2.0 Dual Mono; Dolby Digital 2.0 Dual Mono

Region code: 0

Running time: 889 mins.

German FSK: 0

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Classic Archive: Celebrating Strauss

Classic Archive: Celebrating Strauss


Strauss, R:

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Rita Streich (soprano), Janine Reiss (piano)

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

Hat gesagt - bleibt's nicht dabei, Op. 36 No. 3

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Berislav Klobucar

Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Berislav Klobucar

Muttertändelei, Op. 43 No. 2

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Berislav Klobucar

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Berislav Klobucar

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

Berislav Klobucar

Kann mich auch an ein Mädel erinnern (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Marschallin), Hertha Töpper (Octavian)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Piero Bellugi

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Piero Bellugi

Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29 No. 1

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Piero Bellugi

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Piero Bellugi

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Piero Bellugi


Celebrating Strauss brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Richard Strauss’s compositions.

These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible forhome viewing audiences uniting appealing and enjoyable performances by legendary artists as Rita Streich,Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hertha Töpper, Irmgard Seefried.

Lovingly restored, upscaled and digitally remastered the Classic Archive ™ series offers a unique glimpse into our classical heritage featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past including comprehensive booklet information.

Also featuring Berislav Klobucar, Charles Mackerras, Piero Bellugi, Philharmonia Orchestra, OrchestreNational de l’ORTF.

Picture format: 1080i High Definition

Sound format: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Languages: English, German, French

Running time: 60 mins

No. of Discs: 1 (BD 25)

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The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Piano

The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Piano


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Chopin:

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Georges Cziffra (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Samson François (piano)

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Georges Cziffra (piano)

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1 (12, complete)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

Falla:

Noches en los jardines de Espana

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Georges Cziffra (piano)

Granados:

Allegro de concierto, Op. 46

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Samson François (piano)

Liszt:

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 10 'Appassionata'

Georges Cziffra (piano)

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

Emil Gilels (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Byron Janis (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Byron Janis (piano)

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Samson François (piano)

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K11 in C minor

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

Schumann:

Papillons, Op. 2

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Carnaval, Op. 9

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Emil Gilels (piano)


Great performances from legendary artists of the 20th century, the Classic Archive™ Collector’s Edition – PIANO offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age.

This second part of the edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding pianists of the past.

With more than 15 hours of material the edition includes various concerti, recitals, interesting documentaries, some incolour, some in glorious black and white, as well as comprehensive booklet information.

This collector’s edition makes rare classical archive footage from the years 1950-1978 suitable for Blu-ray Disc lovers.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: NTSC 4:3

Sound formats Blu-ray Disc: PCM 2.0 Dual Mono; Dolby Digital 2.0 Dual Mono

Region code: 0

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish

Running time: 945 mins

German FSK: 0

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Murray Perahia: The Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos

Murray Perahia: The Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos


Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)


Murray Perahia, winner of the Grammy Award in 1989, 1999 and 2003, is often described as an aristocratof a piano, is performing Beethoven´s piano concertos 1-5 with eloquent phrasing, beautiful tone and poetic sensitivity, that became a trademark of this extraordinary pianist.

Beautifully restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, Classic Archive features great performances by legendary artists and offers a unique historical glimpse into classical heritage.

Perahia’s Beethoven thus, with its formal balance, crystalline textures, eloquent phrasing, unfailingly beautiful tone and spacious grasp of large - scale structure, allows us to eavesdrop on the development of a towering genius as he ushers in the birth of an era.

Picture format Blu Ray: 1080i - 4:3

Sound format Blu Ray: PCM Stereo

Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 176 mins

German FSK: 0

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Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Filmed live in the Basilica Cathedral Saint-Denis, Paris, France, in July 2011


Werner Güra (Evangelist), Stephen Morscheck (Jesus), Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass) & Bertrand Grunenwald (bass)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Schola Cantorum of Oxford & Maîtrise de Paris, John Nelson

The St. Matthew Passion is the third part of ‘The Soli Deo Gloria Collection’ conducted by the American John Nelson who is wellknown for his interpretations of Romantic works.

This monumental piece, composed by J.S. Bach, recounts the dramatic story of the capture and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, itpresents a profound, dramatic, lyrical and contemplative work.

The concert features the excellent Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, as well as two internationally acclaimed choirs: the ScholaCantorum of Oxford (one of the oldest choirs in the UK) and the Maîtrise de Paris with origins back in the 12th century.

Directed by Louise Narboni and filmed twice with 7 HDTV cameras in the Basilica Cathedral Saint-Denis – a unique, monumentalmasterpiece of Gothic art.

The Blu-ray also includes the 52 mins. Documentary “John Nelson’s Saint Matthew Passion - The Journey” by Louise Narboni as aBonus - showing intense rehearsals and interviews with John Nelson.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 1080i – Full HD, 16:9

Sound formats Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0

Region code: All (worldwide)

Languages: English Subtitles: German, French, English, Japanese, Korean

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 177 mins + 52 mins (BONUS)

FSK: 0

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The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Strings

The classic archive™ Collector’s Edition - Strings


Bartók:

Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124, Sz. 117

Ivry Gitlis (violin)

Romanian Folk Dances for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2

Pierre Fournier (cello)

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

Amadeus Quartet

String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18 No. 6

Amadeus Quartet

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

Paul Tortelier (cello)

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major

Christian Ferras (violin)

Handel:

Sonata in E major for violin and continuo, HWV373, Op. 1 No. 15

Leonid Kogan (violin)

Leclair, J-M:

Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 9 No. 3

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Arthur Grumiaux (violin)

Mozart:

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Isaac Stern (violin)

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'

Isaac Stern (violin)

Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K261

Isaac Stern (violin)

Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C, K373

Nathan Milstein (violin)

String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K458 'The Hunt'

Amadeus Quartet

String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516

Amadeus Quartet

Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K261

Nathan Milstein (violin)

Paganini:

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 14 in E flat major

Arthur Grumiaux (violin)

Prokofiev:

Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 125

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Ravel:

Tzigane

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Saint-Saëns:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

Ivry Gitlis (violin)

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Shostakovich:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Sibelius:

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Christian Ferras (violin)

Stravinsky:

Violin Concerto in D

Christian Ferras (violin)

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Ivry Gitlis (violin)


Great performances from legendary artists of the 20th century, the classic archive™

Collector’s Edition – Strings offers unique insights in the world of music interpretation of the golden age.

This first edition is dedicated to some of the most outstanding violinists and cellists of the past.

More than 17 hours of material lovingly restored, the edition includes various concerti, recitals, interesting documentaries, some in colour, some in glorious black and white, as well as comprehensive booklet information.

This collector’s edition makes rare classical archive footage from the years 1957-1975 suitable for Blu-ray disc lovers.

Definition: STANDARD DEFINITION

Picture format BLU-RAY DISC: NTSC 4:3

Sound formats BLU-RAY DISC: Dolby Digital 2.0

Region code: 0

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish

Running time: 1045 mins

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Verdi: Requiem

Verdi: Requiem

Filmed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 26 April 1964


Ilva Ligabue (soprano), Grace Bumbry (mezzo-soprano), Sandor Konya (tenor) & Raffaele Arié (bass)

Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini

Lovingly restored, using the finest state-of-the-art technology, EuroArts’ series „Classic Archive“ features greatperformances by legendary artists, offering a unique glimpse into our classical musical heritage at an affordablemid-range price.

Legendary conductor and multi awarded Carlo Maria Giulini leads the superb Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus in awonderful and dramatic performance of Verdi’s «Messa da Requiem» featuring performances by soprano IlvaLigabue, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, tenor Sandor Konya & bass Raffaele Arie.

Picture format BLU-RAY DISC: 16:9 (Pillarbox) (B/W)

Sound format BLU-RAY DISC: PCM Mono on 2 Channels

Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 90 mins

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