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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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Haydn: Il mondo della luna

Haydn: Il mondo della luna


Dietrich Henschel (Buonafede), Vivica Genaux (Ernesto), Bernard Richter (Ecclitico), Christina Landshamer (Clarice), Maite Beaumont (Lisetta), Markus Schafer (Cecco)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor) & Tobias Moretti (director)

First Haydn Il Mondo della Luna (which has blissful Mozartian spirit) available on DVD and Blu-ray!

Live recording from Theatre an der Wien, 2009.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt created an interpretation in which Haydn’s work can become a veritable gem of opera literature.

Renowned actor and director Tobias Moretti relates the story as a light-footed, magical fairy tale infused with slapstick, witty details and fantasy costumes.

Bonus Interview with Harnoncourt (26 min.)

“Harnoncourt on top form” 4 star rating Financial Times

Running Time Total: 193 minutes (Opera ´167 + ´26 Bonus ´)

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound DVD/BD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo

Subtitles Italian, English, German, French

Booklet English, German, French

“With the ever-responsive Concentus Musicus, [Harnoncourt] duly mines the comically disruptive potential of Haydn's music with unabashed glee... The comic leads are ideally cast...an inventive, thoroughly entertaining performance of a zany, sometimes touching comedy. If you're still sceptical about Haydn's operas, this may convert you.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2010

“[Genaux] sings with easy flexibility and sophisticated style...The rich-voiced mezzo Maite Beaumont's Lisetta does well with the patter...Bahrmann sings strongly, with fine coloratura...[Harnoncourt] is at the helm of his ensemble, the Concentus Musicus Wien, which responds to his every intention with spirited accomplishment.” International Record Review, January 2011

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Haydn: Orlando Paladino

Haydn: Orlando Paladino

Recorded live at the Etaatsoper unter den Linten, Berlin, 8th May 2009


Marlis Petersen (Angelica), Tom Randle (Orlando), Pietro Spagnoli (Rodomonte), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Alcina), Sunhae Im (Eurilla), Victor Torres (Pasquale), Magnus Staveland (Medoro) & Arttu Kataja (Licone/Caronte)

Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs

Nigel Lowery / Amir Hosseinpour, staging

Nigel Lowery, set & costume design

Re-Release of the successful DVD on Blu-ray Disc.

For more than 25 years René Jacobs has dedicated his life to baroque operas and works with the best ensembles for early music. On the occasion of the Haydn Year the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester and outstanding baroque opera singers such as Marlis Petersen, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Pietro Spagnoli and Tom Randle presented Haydn’s most successful opera from the Berliner Staatsoper.

"Orlando Paladino", written in 1782, was Haydn's most famous opera during his lifetime, with thirty performances in Esterháza in the first two years after its composition. The libretto, a "drama eroicomico", gives scope to Haydn's frequently puckish sense of humour, as well as his inventive melodic expression. Most semi-serious operas of the period typically inserted comic characters into an essentially serious story but Haydn expanded the comic elements even into the more serious scenes.

Another very colourful and vivid staging by the successful team Nigel Lowery and Amir Hosseinpour.

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

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

Region code: All (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian

Running time: 168 mins

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Haydn: The Seasons

Haydn: The Seasons


The Seasons, a late work of Haydn's and the last oratorio he wrote, is a musical manifesto addressed to nature and the countryfolk, breaking ground with its hitherto unexplored subject-matter as it heralds the dawning Romantic era in music.

"Jubilation!" (Kronen Zeitung) in the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg for Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Seasons with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and for Michael Schade, Florian Boesch and Dorothea Röschmann in the solo parts, enhanced by the well-rehearsed choir of the Vienna State Opera.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt tunes his "Wiener" to peak performance and shows as few others can how "to coax the tenderest expressive pianissimo shiver from the violins and violas into the almost inaudible", enthuses the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Including the documentary “Nikolaus Harnoncourt rehearsing Joseph Haydn’s The Seasons” by Eric Schulz.

In the succesful Salzburg Festival serial design and with luxury slipcase.

Picture format Blu Ray: BD in 1080i Full HD – 16:9

Sound format Blu Ray: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1

Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 150 mins performance + 25 mins documentary

German FSK: 0

“this is a splendid, inspiriting performance of a life-giving work. It's superbly executed by a 60-strong VPO, given a quasi-period makeover by Harnoncourt, and the elite of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, whose firm-toned sopranos are a world away from the fruity warblers of old...Boesch is a robust, genial Simon in the earlier parts of the oratorio.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014

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Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne

Cecilia & Bryn at Glyndebourne

Recorded live in Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, Sussex, 24th April 1999.


Donizetti:

Quanto amore (from L'elisir d'amore)

Handel:

Judas Maccabaeus: Arm, arm ye brave

Haydn:

Al tuo seno fortunato (L’anima del filosofo)

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

Cinque … dieci… (Le nozze di Figaro)

Se a caso madama (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Se vuol ballare (from Le nozze di Figaro)

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

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Pa-pa-pa-pa-Papagena (from Die Zauberflöte)

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

Dunque io son? (from Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

Bel raggio lusinghier (from Semiramide)


Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 90 Mins
SOUND: DOLBY SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE

“Sparkling harmony …the combined talents of Bryn Terfel and Cecilia Bartoli… raise the temperature… Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro… is charged with intrigue and sexual tension and they captured the mood with pinpoint vocal interplay and assured comic acting…a formidable display of coloratura technique and lasersharp intonation.” The Guardian *****

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Opus Arte Glyndebourne - OABD7005D

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Daniel Barenboim plays The Chopin Piano Concertos

Daniel Barenboim plays The Chopin Piano Concertos

Live Recording from The Philharmonie Essen, 2010


Chopin:

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

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Andris Nelsons

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Andris Nelsons

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Haydn:

Symphony No. 44 in E minor 'Mourning'

Staatskapelle Berlin, Andris Nelsons


For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, the renowned Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen invited the Staatskapelle Berlin to give a truly special program: the rare combination of Chopin‘s two piano concertos in one concert. For this purpose Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra‘s principal conductor, handed over the reins of „his“ ensemble to up-and-coming young conductor Andris Nelsons, assuming the role of piano soloist instead.

The press raved: „Storms of applause for a dream couple: Daniel Barenboim and Andris Nelsons won over the audience […] with their rousing Chopin interpretations“. While Barenboim fi lls the solo parts with pulsating life and dance-like grace, the exciting young talent Andris Nelsons dazzles with his magnetic physical presence and the broad gestures with which he fires on or pulls back his enthusiastic musicians. Nelsons opens the concert with a rousing account of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 44, the “Mourning” Symphony.

Chopin wrote the two piano concertos when he was only 19 and 20; they were among the last works that he composed in Poland before leaving for France. Filled with youthful fire and freshness, the works showcase the pianist‘s virtuosity, and contain much of interest for the orchestral musicians as well, including poignant solo interludes for clarinet and bassoon.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Resolution: 1080i FULL HD

Running Time: 110 mins

Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)

FSK: 0

“One cannot help but admire his effortless command in the two Chopin piano concertos...captured in pin-sharp picture quality and excellent, well-balanced sound...His almost boyish enthusiasm (despite the relaxed tempos) and obvious relish of performing show no sign of waning as he nears his 70th birthday, and (particularly for a part-timer) his technique shows remarkably little evidence of wear and tear.” International Record Review, January 2012

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Arthaus Musik - 108029

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Europakonzert 2001 from Istanbul

Europakonzert 2001 from Istanbul

Recorded live at the Hagia Eirene church, Istanbul, 1 May 2001


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Haydn:

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Mozart:

Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)


The Europa concerts are the Berliner Philharmoniker´s way of remembering the anniversary of their founding.Performing in a different European city each year, the orchestra wishes to make its contribution to European unity.2001 the concert was performed at the historic St. Irene Church in Istanbul under the direction of Mariss Jansons. St.Irene (Hagia Eirene) is the oldest church in Istanbul originating from the 4th Century. Today it is mainly used forfestivals and concerts.

Featuring Mariss Jansons, one of today's most sought-after conductors and Music Director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.

Soloist Emanuel Pahud is the top flautist of his generation, praised for his ravishing sound and his effortless phrasing.

Haydn's symphony and Mozart's flute concerto are counted among the most enchanting and popular orchestral piecesof the Classical period.

Berlioz's Symphony fantastique with its amazing orchestral impact displays impressively the unequalled qualities ofthe Berlin Philharmonic.

Concert took place in the vast, breathtaking St. Irene Church in Istanbul.

BD is enhanced by an enticing 20-minute travelogue of Istanbul, in addition, there are eight minutes of "behind the scenes" footage.

Picture Format BD: NTSC - 16:9 - Documentary: SD NTSC

Disc Format: BD 25

Sounds Formats BD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1 Region Code: All Booklet notes: English, German, French

Bonus-Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Running Rime: 133 mins (105 mins-Performance; 27 mins-Bonus) FSK: 0

“Berlioz's flamboyant score sounds lusciously alive in the resonant acoustic...The triumphant concert also features Emmanuel Pahud...immaculately beguiling in Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2, plus Haydn's Surprise Symphony - fleet-footed, dramatic, and properly surprising.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 ****

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Jirí Kylián’s Sinfonietta, Symphony in D & Stamping Ground

Jirí Kylián’s Sinfonietta, Symphony in D & Stamping Ground


Chávez:

Toccata for Percussion

Haydn:

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Symphony No. 73 in D major 'La Chasse'

Janacek:

Sinfonietta


Dedicated to bridge the gap between modern dance and classical ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater forged a reputation as one of the most innovative and exciting dance groups in Europe. Under Jirí Kylián’s visionary direction (from 1975 to 1999), the company’s international pre-eminence kept growing.

These three programmes show the choreographer’s unique and very personal style, his affection for group performances and his remarkable ability to create highly inventive, witty and miscellaneous ballets

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Arthaus Musik - 108148

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La Bête et la Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

La Bête et la Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

Recorded at the Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse, October 2013


Music: Louis-Claude Daquin, Joseph Haydn, Gyorgy Ligeti and Maurice Ravel


Julie Loria (The Beauty), Takafumi Watanabe (The Beast) & Kazbek Akhmedyarov (Toroador)

Ballet du Capitole

Choreography and Staging: Kader Belarbi

La Bete et la Belle is renowned French choreographer Kader Belarbi’s compelling reimagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast - a psychological drama that explores the rejection or acceptance of difference, centring around Beauty’s discovery of the depth of true love. First performed by the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal in 2005, Theatre du Capitole’s reprise of Belarbi’s acclaimed production has confirmed its status as among the best of modern ballets, combining stunning set and costume designs with striking choreography that reflects the unique soundscape of the Ligeti-dominant musical score.

Takafumi Watanabe and Julie Loria assume the lead roles in a production that instantly transports us into the beautiful dream world of this timeless masterpiece reinterpreted.

Running Time: 106 mins

Sound Format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Leonard Bernstein conducts Beethoven & Haydn

Leonard Bernstein conducts Beethoven & Haydn


Beethoven:

String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135

version for String Orchestra

Haydn:

Mass, Hob. XXII: 9 in C major 'Paukenmesse'

Judith Blegen (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Claes H. Ahnsjö (tenor), Hans Sotin (bass)

Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Bernstein delivered a powerful and now legendary live performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 135 – transcribed for String Orchestra and performed by the Vienna Philharmonic. For the first time ever this performance is now being released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Another definitive Bernstein performance debuting now on both mediums is the enigmatic maestro’s reading of Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, filmed live in concert at Ottobeuren in 1984, using to maximum effect the deeply impressive setting of the monastery’s magnificent Baroque basilica.

Running Time Total: 93 minutes

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Stereo

Subtitles Haydn: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

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Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration


includes:

Arlen:

Over the Rainbow

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Beethoven:

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

Peter Serkin (piano)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, David Zinman

Bernstein:

Dance Episodes (3) from ‘On The Town'

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Copland:

Fanfare for the Common Man

Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart

Kern:

Ol' Man River (from Showboat)

James Taylor (vocals/guitar)

Ravel:

La Valse

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Rodgers, R:

Shall we dance? (from The King and I)

James Taylor (vocals)

Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

arr. Ma

Yo-Yo Ma (solo cello/director)

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra


Located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

This 75th Anniversary Celebration concert includes performances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, vocalist James Taylor, pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus with John Oliver. The concert also features the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of conductors Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, John Williams and David Zinman.

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

RUNNING TIME: TOTAL: 112 MINUTES

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

“If this all sounds rather eclectic, well, yes it is – but it all hangs together beautifully as a celebration of the festival’s diversity and joie de vivre. The performance styles, too, come together in a strange harmony of contrasts: witness Taylor’s louche, unbuttoned understatement next to the classical poise of Ax...The camerawork captures the spirit of the evening beautifully.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 22nd July 2013

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C Major - 713304

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