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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, 11.01.2017


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral': Ode to joy

Britten:

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe, Op. 49: Pan

Caccini, G:

Amarilli mia bella

Cavalieri:

La Pellegrina: Dalle piu alte sfere

Dutilleux:

Mystère de l'instant: Appels, Échos et Prismes

Liebermann, R:

Furioso for Orchestra

Messiaen:

Turangalîla Symphony: Finale

Praetorius, Jacob:

Quam Pulchra es a 5

Rihm:

Reminiszenz - Triptychon und Spruch in memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn

Wagner:

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Zimmermann, B A:

Photoptosis - Prelude for large orchestra


Philippe Jaroussky, Sir Bryn Terfel, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Pavol Breslik, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Ensemble Praetorius, NDR Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Thomas Hengelbrock

The Elbphilharmonie, the 'hall of wonders' (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentations the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and several top-class soloists explore the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and its acoustics with an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm. 'A striking building, a scintillating concert!' (The New York Times).

BONUS: This documentary accompanies the formation process of this grand building, from the first sketch plans to the rehearsals before it´s festive inauguration and includes statements by the architects Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog, the acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, Christoph Lieben-Seutter, Thomas Hengelbrock and more.

Running Time: Total: 165 mins (112’ concert + 53’ bonus)

Picture: 16:9, HD

Sound: BD: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1

Booklet: English, German, French

Subtitles: Concert: German, English, French, Korean, Japanese // Bonus: German, English, Korean, Japanese

Bonus: Documentary: The Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg´s New Landmark

“An unequivocal success is the way the drama of the leaps between the centuries remains absolutely undiluted...[the techincolour light displays] look phenomenal, and are well worth stretching to the Blu-ray for...As a concert recording this may not represent absolute as-it-was perfection but as a package with the documentary, and as a record of an extraordinary musical event, it comes highly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2017

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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)

1080/60i Full HD – 16:9

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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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2015


Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Markus Hinterhäuser (piano)

Franz Schubert´s Winterreise engages with its audience in a new and unexpected form. Matthias Goerne, 'the voice of perfection' (Le Figaro), pianist Markus Hinterhäuser and South African director, set designer and theatrical artist William Kentridge joined forces on stage and traced newly imagined, deeply moving images. In short animated films, Kentridge visualises Goerne’s and Hinterhäuser’s sonic contribution. A memorable meeting 'of melancholy and magic' (La Marseillaise). 'Mr. Kentridge’s 24 stop-action films - made up of animated ink drawings and collages - offer a visually mesmerising and thought-provoking commentary on Schubert’s song cycle' (New York Times). 'There is an unusual robustness to his (Matthias Goerne´s) wanderer, infused by the virile beauty of his powerful baritone' (New York Times).

Documentary: A TRIO FOR SCHUBERT feat. Interviews with W. Kentridge, M. Goerne and M. Hinterhäuser

Running Time Total: 138 Minutes (Concert 85’ + Doc 53’)

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound BD: PCM Stereo

Subtitles German (original language), English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese Doc: German, English, Korean, Japanese

“It’s fascinating viewing, by turns enchanting and disquieting, but you might, as I did, find your eye simply being drawn back to Goerne. He sings the cycle now with a new and powerful tragic gravity, matched every weary trudge of the way by Hinterhäuser’s intelligent and supportive playing” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

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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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Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita


Anzi:

Voglio vivere così

Cardillo:

Core 'ngrato

Cottrau:

Fenesta che lucive

Crescenzo, V:

Rondine al nido

Curtis, E:

Torna a Surriento

Ti voglio tanto bene

Dalla:

Caruso

Gastaldon:

Musica proibita

Leoncavallo:

Mattinata - 'L'aurora di bianco vestita'

Musumarra:

Il canto

Rota, N:

The Godfather theme

Tagliaferri:

Passione


Includes Live concert from Torino and charming TV documentary film "My Italy" presented by Jonas himself. A 'must-have' for fans!

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Sony - 88985371649

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Hermann Prey: The Schubert Song Cycles

Hermann Prey: The Schubert Song Cycles


Schubert:

Winterreise D911

Die schöne Müllerin, D795

Schwanengesang, D957


Hermann Prey (baritone), Helmut Deutsch (piano) & Leonard Hokanson (piano)

Prey´s legendary Schubert song cycle for the first time on BD. Prey, best known as a master of German art song, was a worldwide celebrated baritone with an international career over 45 years at the MET, Bayreuth, Salzburg, Japan, La Scala, etc.

“In his finest interpretations Hermann Prey sang Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin with a captivatingly natural phrasing that flowed organically like a river and as such was the very opposite of the more intellectual approach of his rival, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.” DIE ZEIT Online, 1998

Running Time Total: 252 mins (Songs: 202 mins + Bonus: 50 mins)

Picture 4:3, HD

Sound DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

Subtitles German (original language), English, French, Spanish // Bonus: English

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Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden

Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden


Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo)

Bock, J:

If I were a rich man (from Fiddler on the Roof)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Boito:

Son lo Spirito che nega (from Mefistofele)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Cilea:

Acerba volutta (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo)

L'anima ho stanca (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Gounod:

Le veau d'or est toujours debout (from Faust)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Mascagni:

Son pochi fiori (from L'Amico Fritz)

Anja Harteros (soprano)

Tu qui, Santuzza? (from Cavalleria Rusticana)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Voi lo sapete o mamma (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Anja Harteros (soprano)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Rota, N:

The Godfather theme

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Verdi:

Giá nella notte densa (from Otello)

Anja Harteros (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Ella giammai m'amò (from Don Carlo)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

O don fatale (from Don Carlo)

Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo)

Tu che le vanità (from Don Carlo)

Anja Harteros (soprano)

Morrò, ma prima in grazia (from Un Ballo in Maschera)

Anja Harteros (soprano)

Wagner:

Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)

Anja Harteros (soprano)


Badische Staatskapelle, Marco Armiliato

The Festspiel-Saison at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden culminated with Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros and Ekaterina Gubanova all on stage in this magnificent Opera Gala. The gala presented a diverse range of solo-arias and duets. Among the highlights, included works from Puccini’s ‘Tosca’, Verdi’s ‘Otello’ and Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria rusticana’. Sony Classical are pleased to see this final concert from the Opera Gala come to life on this DVD and Blu-ray release, a must-have for any opera fanatic.

“The playing of the Badische Staatskapelle is decent – with excellent contributions from a busy principal cellist – and Marco Armiliato keeps everything ticking along well…there’s enough quality here to make this well worth seeking out” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

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Sony - 88985371629

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O let me weep: Famous Baroque Arias & Scenes

O let me weep: Famous Baroque Arias & Scenes


Handel:

Cara sposa (from Rinaldo)

David Daniels (countertenor)

Venti turbini (Rinaldo)

David Daniels (countertenor)

Piangerò la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare)

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

Se bramate d’amar chi vi sdegna (from Serse)

sung in English

Ann Murray (mezzo)

Scherza, infida (from Ariodante)

sung in English

Ann Murray (mezzo)

Cor Ingrato (Rinaldo)

David Daniels (countertenor)

Purcell:

Plainte - O, Let Me Weep (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

Vivaldi:

Sorge l'irato nembo e la fatal tempesta (from Orlando Furioso)

Marilyn Horne (mezzo)


Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3 & 16:9

Audio Language: GB (Introductions)

Subtitles: DE, FR

Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Defi nition (Upscale)

Running Time: 70 mins

FSK: 0

Region free

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Arthaus Musik Great Arias - 109239

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Amours divins!: Famous French Arias & Scenes

Amours divins!: Famous French Arias & Scenes


Gluck:

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Grands dieux soutenez mon courage… Ah ! Divinités implacables (from Alceste)

Ô moments délicieux!...Bannis les craintes et les alarmes (from Alceste)

Alceste au nom de dieux (from Alceste)

Objet de mon amour (from Orphée et Eurydice)

J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (from Orphée et Eurydice)

Non, je n'espere plus... O toi qui prolongeas mes jours (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Je cède à vos désirs - D'une image, hélas! trop chérie (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

O malheureuse Iphigenie! (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Dieux qui me poursuivez (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Dieux! Protecteurs de ces affreux rivages (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Quel langage (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Divinité des grandes âmes (from Iphigénie en Tauride)

Offenbach:

Amours divins (from La Belle Helène)

Dis-moi Vénus (from La belle Hélène)

C'est le ciel qui m'envoie (from La belle Hélène)

Thomas, Ambroise:

Vains regrets! (from Hamlet)

J'ai pu frapper le miserable (from Hamlet)

Etre ou ne pas etre (from Hamlet)

A vos jeux, mes amis (from Hamlet)

C'est en vain que j'ai cru me (from Hamlet)


Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3 & 16:9

Audio Language: Multilingual

Subtitles: GB, DE, FR

Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)

Running Time: 120 mins

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Casta Diva: Famous Italian Arias & Scenes

Casta Diva: Famous Italian Arias & Scenes


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Richard Bonynge

Donizetti:

Prendi, per me sei libero (from L'Elisir d'amore)

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Evelino Pido

Quanto è bella, quanto è cara! (from L'Elisir d'amore)

Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Evelino Pido

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Evelino Pido

Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce! … Spargi d'amaro pianto (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Richard Bonynge

Mozart:

Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

Peter Robinson

Ponchielli:

Suicidio! (from La Gioconda)

Eva Marton (soprano)

Adam Fischer

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Eva Marton (soprano)

Alberto Erede

Rossini:

Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto...Non più mesta (from La Cenerentola)

Ann Murray (mezzo)

Riccardo Chailly

Verdi:

D'amor sull'ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)

Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Richard Bonynge

La vita è inferno … O tu che in seno (from La Forza del Destino)

Gegam Grigorian (baritone)

Valery Gergiev

Son giunta … Madre, pietosa Vergine (from La Forza del Destino)

Galina Gorchakova (soprano)

Valery Gergiev

Morir! Tremenda cosa! (from La Forza del Destino)

Nikolai Putilin (baritone)

Valery Gergiev

Urna fatale (from La Forza del Destino)

Nikolai Putilin (baritone)

Valery Gergiev

Mi si affaccia un pugnal? (from Macbeth)

Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Franz Welser-Most

Perfidi!…Pietà, rispetto, amore (from Macbeth)

Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Franz Welser-Most

Vieni! t'affretta!…Or tutti sorgete (from Macbeth)

Paoletta Marrocu (soprano)

Franz Welser-Most

La luce langue (from Macbeth)

Paoletta Marrocu (soprano)

Franz Welser-Most


Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3 & 16:9

Audio Language: Multilingual

Subtitles: GB, DE, FR

Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)

Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)

Running Time: 140 mins

FSK: 0

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Arthaus Musik Great Arias - 109243

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