Blu-ray Discs

Ferencz Liszt (1811-86)

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

Liszt: Mayerling

Liszt: Mayerling

A ballet by Kenneth MacMillan


Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan

Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf’s life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge - known as Mayerling - between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera (Mara Galeazzi). Filmed in high definition and recorded in true surround sound.

“…while Mara Galeazzi as Mary Vetsera nearly stole the show with her natural conviction, exuberance and authoritative technique, the evening belonged to Watson as Rudolf, one of the most challenging male roles ever created.” Sunday Express

Extra features:

Illustrated synopsis

Cast gallery

Principles in rehearsal with Edward Watson & Mara Galeazzi

Short feature on costumes

Running time 157 mins

Region code All regions

Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4

Disc size: BD50

Picture format 1080i High Definition / 16:9

Sound format 2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS Master Audio

Menu language EN

Subtitles FR/DE/ES (extra features only)

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, October 2009.

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7061D

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125


Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Zubin Mehta) combine in this recording of Franz Liszt’s second Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Taken from Buniatishvili’s concerts in Tel Aviv on 4th and 6th July 2015, this DVD has outstanding technical features such as its availability in 4K ultra HD blu-ray – a premiere in the world of classical music. The blu-ray version also comes with Dolby Atmos Technology, the new Dolby surround sound with in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos enable speakers.

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88985369679

(Blu-ray)

$22.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 31 March and 1 & 3 April 2016


Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Liszt:

Orpheus, symphonic poem No. 4, S98

Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture (Dresden version)


With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016. His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness – founded on a thorough knowledge of the score – and the sheer joy of making music together that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.

The Bluray and DVD formats include Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture (Dresden version, 1845) and Franz Liszt's 'Orpheus' (1854).

Blu-Ray, PCM 2.0, DTS HD 5.0

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

RCO Live - RCO16108

(Blu-ray)

$19.50

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

Daniel Barenboim plays Liszt Piano Concertos

Daniel Barenboim plays Liszt Piano Concertos

On the Occasion of Franz Liszt's 200th Birthday


Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59

Siegfried Idyll


For the very first time Daniel Barenboim tackled Franz Liszt's two highly virtuosic piano concertos in a single concert. With Pierre Boulez, his friend and esteemed colleague of many years, conducting Barenboim’s own orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, they were showered with praise on their tour across Europe.

For both musicians, Liszt was one of the most important pioneers of modern music, as composer, conductor and pianist. He influenced revolutionary contemporaries such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner. Two examples of the latter's magnificent orchestral work round off this concert programme celebrating Liszt’s bicentenary.

Picture Format Blu-ray: FULL HD

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

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 90:35 min

Disc Format Blu-ray: BD 25

FSK: 0

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Accentus Music - ACC10239

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Lang Lang: Liszt Now

Lang Lang: Liszt Now


Liszt:

Ave Maria (No. 12 from Zwölf Lieder von Franz Schubert, S558)

Widmung S566 after Schumann (Liebeslied)

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major

Consolation, S. 172 No. 2 in E major

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 15 in A minor 'Rákóczy Marsch'

Ständchen - Leise flehen meine Lieder (No. 7a from Schwanengesang, S560, after Schubert)

Romance 'O pourquoi donc', S169

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 6

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 3 'La Campanella'


Lang Lang (piano)

Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of the DVD and Blu-ray Lang Lang - Liszt Now, the companion video component to the star pianist’s latest recording project Liszt: My Piano Hero, which has stormed the world’s classical and pop album charts.

The content is split into two main components:

LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE – 60-minute live concert from iTunes Festival

THE ART OF BEING A VIRTUOSO – 71-minute documentary following Lang Lang’s global celebrations of Franz Liszt’s anniversary

Also included is a 55-minute bonus feature - a musical and visual journey based on the projections used at the iTunes Festival concert

Liszt Now presents the stunning 60-minute live concert from London’s Roundhouse, recorded at the iTunes festival in May 2011. Dynamically filmed with twelve HD cameras with specially created video projections on LED screens, the concert offers a spectacular multimedia experience, featuring ten of Franz Liszt’s finest solo piano pieces.

In addition to the film of the concert, Live at the Roundhouse, the product also includes a 71-minute documentary, The Art of Being a Virtuoso. Captured over a period of five months, the film offers a unique insight into the life and mind of a modern virtuoso, following Lang Lang closely through Asia, the USA and Europe. THE ART OF BEING A VIRTUOSO links Lang Lang and his hero, Franz Liszt, painting a portrait of two exceptional men who made their childhood dreams come true and ascended to the ranks of the greatest musicians the world has ever known. An imaginative encounter between the virtuosos LANG LANG and his piano hero FRANZ LISZT, two remarkable musical prodigies and classical music’s biggest stars.

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88697891439

(Blu-ray)

$13.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.

New Year's Day Concert 2011

New Year's Day Concert 2011


Hellmesberger:

Die Perle von Iberien: Gypsy Dance

Lanner:

Die Schönbrunner Waltzer, Op. 200

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Strauss, E:

Ohne Aufenthalt - Polka Schnell, Op.112

Strauss, J, I:

Furioso-Galopp nach Liszt's Motiven, Op. 114

Cachucha-Galopp, Op. 97

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Strauss, J, II:

Reitermarsch (Riders March), Op. 428

Donauweibchen Waltz, Op. 427

Amazonen-Polka, Op. 9

Debut-Quadrille, Op. 2

Muthig Voran! - Schnell-polka, Op. 432

Ritter Pázmán: Csárdás

Abschieds-Rufe Walzer, Op. 179

Spanischer Marsch, Op. 433

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Strauss, Josef:

Aus der Ferne - Polka mazur, Op. 270

Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb' und Leben - waltz, Op. 263


Seen by millions on TV worldwide, the Wiener Philharmoniker’s New Year's Concert from Vienna is the best-known classical event in the world

The 2011 concert will be conducted by Austrian-born Franz Welser-Möst - newly installed as the music director of the Vienna State Opera and a favourite with Viennese concertgoers

The New Year's Concert, presented in the glittering Musikverein, features a charming programme that offers perennial favourites alongside some intriguing Strauss premieres. The complete programme will be announced beginning of November

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Decca - 0743414

(Blu-ray)

$23.75

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days.

Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall

Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, November 10, 2011


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Foster, S:

I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

arr. Tsujii

Liszt:

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Musto:

Improvisation and Fugue

Tsujii:

Elegy for the Victims of the Earthquake and the Tsunami of March 11, 2011


On November 10, 2011, Nobuyuki Tsujii, the blind pianist from Japan who was the winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal in 2009 appeared on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

His dream had come true. Arguably the most important event in the career of any performer, for “Nobu” it was a miracle. With his brilliant technique and beautiful tone, he contrasts familiar warhorses with newer pieces, including one of his own compositions, written in memory of the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Nobu brought the usually reserved Carnegie Hall audience to its feet.

Interviewed after Nobuyuki Tsujii’s recital, Van Cliburn observed: ‘What a thrill to hear this brilliant, very gifted, fabulous pianist. You feel God’s presence in the room when he plays. His soul is so pure, his music is so wonderful and it goes to infinity, to the highest heaven.’

GGramophone Magazine

Blu-ray of the Month - November 2012

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

EuroArts - 2059084

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Prometheus

Prometheus

Musical variations on a myth


Beethoven:

The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43

Liszt:

Prometheus, symphonic poem No. 5, S99

Nono:

Prometeo

Scriabin:

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60


Martha Argerich (piano)

Berliner Singakademie, Solistenchor Freiburg & Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

A film by Christopher Swann

The mythological figure of Prometheus symbolises the creativity of man – and Claudio Abbado took this symbol as the Leitmotif of this very unique concert recording: An exploration of the Prometheus myth through the works of four composers, evocatively visualized by television director Christopher Swann, known for directing 'Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side Story', among others.

The state of the art (at the time of recording) visual effects and special lighting technique were based on an audiovisual concept by Maestro Abbado himself.

The concert was a giant collaboration of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Berliner Singakademie, the Solistenchor Freiburg and the vocal soloists Ingrid Ade-Jeseman and Monika Bair-Ivenz and speakers Ulrike Krumbiegel and Matthias Schadock.

Picture format: 1080/60i – 4:3 Pillarbox, HD Upscale

Sound format: PCM Stereo

Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 57 mins

German FSK: 0

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

EuroArts - 2001944

(Blu-ray)

$35.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

Sommernachtskonzert 2014

Sommernachtskonzert 2014

(Summer Night Concert 2014)


Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Liszt:

Mazeppa, symphonic poem No. 6, S100

Strauss, J, II:

Furioso-Polka quasi Galopp, Op. 260

Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Lang Lang (piano)

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28


The renowned orchestra presents the world's biggest annual classical open air concert live from their hometown Vienna, Austria on Thursday, May 29th, 2014.

The Summer Night Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic is an annual open-air event that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Park in Vienna with the palace as a magnificent backdrop. Everyone is invited to come to this unique occasion with free admission. Each year up to 100,000 people can take up the invitation, or enjoy on radio and TV in over 60 countries.

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Sony - 88843070999

(Blu-ray)

$14.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.

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

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Ideale Audience International Classic Archive - 3073984

(Blu-ray)

$45.25

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Page: 

1 2

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.