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New Years Concert 2015

New Years Concert 2015


Lumbye:

Champagne Galop

Strauss, E:

Wo man lacht und lebt. Polka schnell, Op. 108

Mit Dampf! Polka Schnell, Op. 70

Mit Chic, Op. 221

Strauss, J, I:

Freiheits-Marsch, Op. 226

Strauss, J, II:

Märchen aus dem Orient. Walzer, Op. 444

Vom Donaustrande, Op. 356

Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257

Accelerationen, Op. 234

Elektro-magnetische polka, Op. 110

Studenten, Op. 56

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333

Strauss, Josef:

Wiener Leben, Polka francaise, Op. 218

Dorfschwalben aus Österreich - waltz, Op. 164

Suppe:

Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien Overture


Sony Classical release the much-anticipated annual 'New Years Concert' release - The New Year’s Concert live from Vienna is one of the world’s most famous and spectacular classical music events. It is broadcast from the flower-filled Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein on TV and radio in almost 80 countries around the world with over 40 million viewers. The annual New Year's Day Concert in Vienna has been a major event for more than seven decades. The resulting recordings with works from the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries are among the most classical important releases available today. For the 2015 concert, the Vienna Philharmonic has invited Zubin Mehta to conduct. This will be the 5th time that Maestro Mehta has ascended the podium. He previously conducted in 1990, 1995, 1998 and 2007.

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer


Bryn Terfel (Holländer), Anja Kampe (Senta)

Philharmonia Zurich, Alain Altinoglu

DG is proud to present an exciting and exceptional new opera production on DVD and BR: Bryn Terfel stars in Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman).

This is the first time in the 25 years of Bryn’s work as an opera singer that he has recorded this milestone in Wagner’s work. Classical magazine Oper aktuell acknowledges that you do not want to experience anyone other than Bryn Terfel as the Holländer, now that this production is out

Bryn is surrounded by a stellar cast and crew: the head of the Zurich opera Andreas Homoki staged the production, renowned French conductor Alain Altinoglu takes the musical lead, and Matti Salminen – a living legend on the world’s opera stages – personifies Daland, with Anja Kampe as Senta .

This exceptional recording was made at the Zurich opera house in January 2013.

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Verdi: Rigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto

A stage performance of the Opernhaus Zürich, June 2014


Saimir Pirgu (Il Duca di Mantova), George Petean (Rigoletto), Aleksandra Kurzak (Gilda), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Judith Schmid (Maddalena) & Julia Riley (Giovanna)

Philharmonia Zürich & Chor der Oper Zürich, Fabio Luisi (conductor) & Tatjana Gürbaca (stage director)

Set and Lighting Designer: Klaus Grünberg

Costume Designer: Silke Willrett

Grand festivities are held at the court of the Duke of Mantua. But the community which enjoys itself no longer knows values and amuses itself out of deadly boredom. The most cynical of all is court jester Rigoletto. He only wants to protect his daughter Gilda against the depraved world. He prohibits her everything – the young woman, however, goes her own way. On the first DVD of the new label Philharmonia Records we present Giuseppe Verdi’s popular opera «Rigoletto» live from the Opernhaus Zürich. Therewith, Director Tatjana Gürbaca – chosen as the Director of the Year 2013 by the «Opernwelt» – succeeded in producing a scenically reduced as well as expressively poetic production, acclaimed by press and public alike. Fabio Luisi, general music director of the Opernhaus Zürich and one of the leading interpreters of Italy’s opera repertory, stands at the desk of the Philharmonia Zürich.

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Running Time Opera 124:39 min

Running Time Bonus 15:07 min

Subtitles German, English, French

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Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado

Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica' - excerpt

August 2013

Claudio Abbado

Berg:

Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)

Isabelle Faust (violin)

Hölderlin:

Brot und Wein

Mahler:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Langsam

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished' - Allegro moderato


It was a deeply affecting and appropriate farewell. The spirit of Claudio Abbado, the great conductor and founder of orchestras who died in January 2014, was present in music, words, and silence. Thousands upon thousands came to the Basilica di Santo Stefano in Bologna and the Piazza della Scala in Milan to pay their last respects. In Lucerne, the members of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA paid tribute to this extraordinary man and friend with a deeply moving concert – “The emotional intensity was unbelievable; this could only be achieved by true musicians, by those capable of love.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) Friends and associates look back fondly on Claudio Abbado and speak of how they experienced these moments of grief and farewell.

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Running Time: 98:57 min

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Subtitles: German (Original), English, Japanese, Korean

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Gala Mariinsky II

Gala Mariinsky II

Live recording from Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, May 2, 2013


includes

Bizet:

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Gounod:

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

Mozart:

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Prokofiev:

Montagues And Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Verdi:

Nel dì della vittoria … Ambizioso spirto … Vieni t'affretta! … Or tutti sorgete (from Macbeth)

Wagner:

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)


With Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Plácido Domingo, Alexei Markov, Anna Netrebko, Yevgeny Nikitin, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Sergei Semishkur (Opera), Olga Esina, Kim Kimin, Anastasia Kolegova, Yekaterina Kondaurova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alexander Sergeyev, Vladimir Shklyarov, Oxana Skorik, Diana Vishneva (Principal Dancers and Soloists of the Mariinsky Ballet), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Denis Matsuev (piano)

Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is one of the most prestigious opera and ballet venues in the world. Built in 1860 and named in honour of Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Czar Alexander II, it is home to the famous Mariinsky Ballet as well as numerous international stars and ensembles. After the turn of the millennium it was painstakingly restored; and since 2013, St. Petersburg’s Theatre Square has been crowned with the “Mariinsky II” an imposing new arts and performance venue. At its inauguration on May 2, 2013, the highly gifted conductor Valery Gergiev led a veritable who’s who of the classical music world. Featuring gems from opera, orchestral music and ballet, and with modern dance interludes, the programme encompassed the history of the legendary venue from its beginnings to the present day. This broad historical span was symbolically represented by a bridge connecting the Mariinsky Theatre and the Mariinsky II. Arthaus Musik is now offering you a unique opportunity to own an enduring reminder of this unique performance, in which stars including Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Olga Borodina, Vladimir Shklyarov and René Pape supported by the Mariinsky Theatre chorus, orchestra and ballet celebrate the spirit of this illustrious establishment.

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Running Time: 120 mins

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Johann Strauss Gala

Johann Strauss Gala

An Evening of Polka, Waltz and Operetta


includes

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

Strauss, J, II:

Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

Wiener Blut Waltz, Op. 354

Stadt Und Land, Op.322: Polka Mazurka

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324

Eine Nacht in Venedig: Komm in die Gondel

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Wer uns getraut? (from Der Zigeunerbaron)

Die Fledermaus Overture


Live Concert from the Heldenplatz Vienna, 1999

Few artist families dominated the light music scene of the 19th century in the same way as the Strauss dynasty. And even 150 years after the death of the “Waltz King“ Johann Strauss senior and over 100 years after the passing of his son Johann Strauss junior, their dance compositions still pack concert halls around the world with throngs of eager spectators. In 1999, the Strauss anniversary year, the Vienna Philharmonic came up with a very special approach to honouring the musical father and son: An Open Air Concert in the heart of Vienna featuring works by Johann Strauss senior who, together with his son, cemented the reputation of this beautiful city on the Danube as the world capital of waltz. An audience of almost 8000 people was treated to the captivating sounds of their immortal melodies in the imposing atmosphere of the Heldenplatz (Heroes‘ Square) in the Austrian capital. Spanish tenor José Carreras and the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost, longtime favourites with Vienna opera fans, were both invited to sing arias and duets at the Johann Strauss Gala under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta. Inspired by the enthusiasm of the crowd, Mehta was moved to play the “Radetzky March“ as an encore – the traditional closing piece at every Strauss concert.

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Running Time: 90 mins

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Talbot, J: The Winter's Tale

Talbot, J: The Winter's Tale

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, March 2014


Edward Watson (Leontes), Sarah Lamb (Perdita), Zenaida Yanowsky (Paulina), Steven McRae (Florizel), Federico Bonelli (Polizenes), Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, David Briskin

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Following his highly popular Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, created for The Royal Ballet back in 2011, Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon's draws on the same music and design team to create 'a triumph' and 'something entirely new' (Daily Telegraph) in the evocative reimagining of The Winters Tale, Shakespeare's enduring story of jealousy, compassion and forgiveness. Wheeldon's staging is 'eye-delighting' (Financial Times), effortlessly capturing the work's profound emotional tragectory, with powerful designs by Bob Crowley, Joby Talbot's skilful score (Guardian) and constantly inventive choreograpy. Strong company performances - among them Edward Watson's 'masterly' portrayal of Leontes (Financial Times), Zenaida Yanowsky's 'commanding' Paulina and Sarah Lamb as a 'serene' Perdita (Independant) - put the finishing touches to a gleaming production, one that will be treasured for years to come.

Features lead roles for six Royal Ballet Principals

Extra features - Introduction to The Winters Tale/Perdita/Music of the Winter's Tale/a cast gallery.

Running Time; 119 mins

Sound format; 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Talbot, J: The Winter's Tale

Talbot, J: The Winter's Tale

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, March 2014

Special edition DVD features 8 exclusive postcards of production images


Edward Watson (Leontes), Sarah Lamb (Perdita), Zenaida Yanowsky (Paulina), Steven McRae (Florizel), Federico Bonelli (Polizenes), Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, David Briskin

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Following his highly popular Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, created for The Royal Ballet back in 2011, Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon's draws on the same music and design team to create 'a triumph' and 'something entirely new' (Daily Telegraph) in the evocative reimagining of The Winters Tale, Shakespeare's enduring story of jealousy, compassion and forgiveness. Wheeldon's staging is 'eye-delighting' (Financial Times), effortlessly capturing the work's profound emotional tragectory, with powerful designs by Bob Crowley, Joby Talbot's skilful score (Guardian) and constantly inventive choreograpy. Strong company performances - among them Edward Watson's 'masterly' portrayal of Leontes (Financial Times), Zenaida Yanowsky's 'commanding' Paulina and Sarah Lamb as a 'serene' Perdita (Independant) - put the finishing touches to a gleaming production, one that will be treasured for years to come.

Features lead roles for six Royal Ballet Principals

Special edition DVD features 8 exclusive postcards of production images

Extra features - Introduction to The Winters Tale/Perdita/Music of the Winter's Tale/a cast gallery.

Running Time; 119 mins

Sound format; 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Verdi: Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo

Teatro Regio, Torino


Ramon Vargas (Don Carlo), Svetlana Kasyan (Elizabeth), Ildar Abdrazakov (Filippo II), Ludovic Tezier (Rodrigo), Daniela Barcellona (Princess Eboli) & Marco Spott (Grand Inquisitor)

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Region, Torino, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor) & Hugo de Ana (director)

Teatro Regio's 2013 revival of their highly successful 2006 production of Verdi's Don Carlo celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the theatre's reopening in 1973. With traditional staging and lavish costume design, the production garnered high acclaim in the national and international press, with GB opera commending the 'sumptious' setting and French online music magazine ResMusica praising director Hugo de Ana's decision to revive the show 'in all its splendour'. Shown here in the four-act version, Don Carlo is the fascinating tale of father-son power struggles, adultery and love that borders on incest. The cast - under the powerful baton of Gianandrea Noseda - is headed by renowned Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas, and also features Ludovic Tezier, who has been hailed as 'one of the best Verdian singers of our time' (ResMusica).

Epic version of Verdi's late masterpiece staged on a huge scale in Hugo de Ana's monumental production.

Staged to mark the 40th anniversary of the rebuilding of the Teatro Regio.

Stars Ramon Vargas as Don Carlo.

Extra features: Includes a cast gallery.

Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/JP/KO

Running time: 219 mins

Sound Format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629

English National Opera, 1995


Yvonne Kenny (Titania), Thomas Randle (Oberon), Simon Rice (Puck) & Richard Van Allan (King Theseus)

Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera, Nicholas Kok (conductor) & David Pountney (director)

Choreographed and Staged by Quinny Sacks

David Pountney’s enchanting and colourful production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen launched in 1995 by the English National Opera was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and musical press. Under the musical direction of Nicholas Kok, the English National Orchestra played a baroque music which was as crystal clear as it was expressively infectious. Next to outstanding performers of the dancing roles such as Puck (Simon Rice) and the Indian boy (Arthur Pita), an entire armada of excellent singers was summoned up such as one seldom experiences together on the baroque opera stage. These included Yvonne Kenny as Titania, Thomas Randle as Oberon and Richard Van Allan as King Theseus. Jonathan Best, with his comic portrayal of the drunken poet, was loved by the audience and praised highly by the press, while other singers like Michael Chance, Mary Hegarthy, Janis Kelly, Marc Le Brocq and Christopher Ross all contributed their talents to produce an unusual musical theatre experience.

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Running Time: 134 mins

Original Language: GB

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