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Berg: Lulu

Berg: Lulu


Barbara Hannigan (Lulu), Natascha Petrinsky (Geschwitz), Tom Randle (Maler & Neger), Dietrich Henschel (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Charles Workman (Alwa), Pavlo Hunka (Schigolch), Ivan Ludlow (Tierbändiger & Athlete)

Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie, Paul Daniel

Stage direction: KRZYSZTOF WARLIKOWSKI

Set & costume designs: MALGORZATA SZCZESNIAK

Choreography: CLAUDE BARDOUIL

Dance & solos choreography: ROSALBA TORRES GUERRERO

Recording: La Monnaie, Brussels, 19 & 26/10/2012

Frank Wedekind’s work provided fertile ground for Berg's second opera, 'Lulu', considered one of the major works of the 20th century, but which remained unfinished due to his untimely death in 1935. Intoxicatingly enigmatic and deadly for those close to her: from the folly of love to the humiliation of vulgarity, she incites excess. After his production of 'Médée' (DVD & Blu-ray Bel Air Classiques), Krzysztof Warlikowski once again delves the innermost depths of the human psyche and chooses to tackle Lulu as a deeply moving requiem ‘to the memory of an angel’.

Paul Daniel conducts the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan gives a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role.

Running time 194 min.

Booklet FR / ENG / NL - Subtitles FR / ENG / DE / NL

16/9, NTSC / PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC109

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$38.25

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Alexandre Tharaud: Le Temps Dérobé

Alexandre Tharaud: Le Temps Dérobé

A film by Raphaëlle Aellig Régnier


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488


“Finely chiseled, this documentary reveals a point of view of exceptional quality and a rare gift for listening.” Sandrine Marques / Le Monde

An uncommon glimpse into the world of an artist who is considered one of the most talented of his generation: Alexandre Tharaud. Born into an artistic family, Alexandre melds his passion for the piano with his fertile disquiet. The film explores intimate moments in which the artist is faced more with himself than with the audience: a confrontation both tender and brutal with his passion, his inaccessible star.

Image Patrick Mounoud

Audio Marianne Roussy, Balthasar Jucker and Philippe Chariot

Montage Chloé Seyssel

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Erato - 2564622097

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Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie


Topi Lehtipuu (Hippolyte), Anne-Catherine Gillet (Aricie), Stéphane Degout (Thésée), Sarah Connolly (Phèdre), Jaël Azzaretti (L'Amour ), Salomé Haller (Oenone), Marc Mauillon (Tisiphone / La Grande Prêtresse de Diane), Aurélia Legay (La Grande Prêtresse de Diane / Une Chasseresse / Une Prêtresse), François Lis (Pluton / Jupiter), Andrea Hill (Diane), Nicholas Mulroy (Première Parque), Manuel Nuñez Camelino (Un suivant de l’Amour / Mercure), Jérôme Varnier (Neptune / Troisième Parque), Sydney Fierro (Un chasseur)

Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor) & Ivan Alexandre (stage director)

Xavier Ribes – chorus master

Antoine Fontaine – sets

Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz – costume

Hervé Gary – lighting

Natalie Van Parys – choreography

Olivier Simonnet – filming director

Emmanuelle Haïm has established herself as one of the world’s leading performers, conductors and interpreters of Baroque repertoire, not only with Le Concert d’Astrée, the ensemble she founded in 2000, but with several of the world’s greatest orchestras. Known for her fresh and expressive approach to Baroque music, she has garnered critical acclaim and several international awards with her own ensemble, including Victoires de la Musique Classique, ECHOs, Gramophone Awards, and Grammy nominations.

In this DVD recorded live at the Paris Opera Palais Garnier, Haïm is joined by the orchestra of Le Concert d’Astrée, as well stellar cast including Sarah Connolly as Phèdre, Stéphane Degout as Thésée, Anne-Catherine Gillet as Aricie and Topi Lehtipuu as Hippolyte in the acclaimed production from Ivan Alexandre.

Total running time: 180 minutes

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Erato - 2564622917

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Vivaldi: Pietà (CD + DVD Video)

Vivaldi: Pietà (CD + DVD Video)

Sacred Works for Alto. Limited Edtion


Vivaldi:

Stabat Mater, RV621

Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV629

Concerto for Multiple Instruments in F RV192

Introduzione al miserere, RV 638 'Filiae maestae Jerusalem'

Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV625

Gloria in D major, RV589: Domine Deus

Concerto for strings, RV 120

Salve Regina, RV 618


Philippe Jaroussky is a counter-tenor superstar and deservedly so. In the years since his first solo release on Erato, he has established his reputation as the pre-eminent counter-tenor of his generation through the expressive clarity of his voice and his eclectic choice of repertoire. While Baroque repertoire is naturally a constant mine of music to explore for him, Philippe broke the counter-tenor mould with his 2009 album Opium, an album of French songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and included guest appearances from some of France’s best music exports, such as Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, and Emmanuel Pahud.

Following his last two releases of baroque masterpieces – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with soprano Julia Lezhneva, and a collection of outstanding opera arias by Neapolitan composer and singing teacher Nicola Antonio Porpora, whose most famous singing student was the castrato Farinelli – Philippe Jaroussky returns to the studio with the orchestra he founded, Ensemble Artaserse, for Pietà, a survey of some of Vivaldi’s most beautiful sacred works. DVD includes video of Antonio Vivaldi Stabat Mater (studio recording) and a video of Philippe Jaroussky following Vivaldi’ steps in Venice.

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Erato - 2564625750

(CD + DVD Video - 2 discs)

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C P E Bach: The 1786 Charity Concert - A Revival

C P E Bach: The 1786 Charity Concert - A Revival


Bach, C P E:

Symphony in D major, Wq. 183/1 (H663)

Magnificat in D, Wq. 215 (H772)

Heilig (Te Deum Laudamus), Wq. 217 (H778): II. Heilig, heilig, heilig ist Gott

Bach, J S:

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Credo

Handel:

Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Ich weiß, dass mein Erlöser lebet

plus:

Introduction to the Credo from the Mass in B minor BWV 232 by J. S. Bach


Christina Landshamer (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (bass)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann

In 1786 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach presented the greatest musical achievements of his century to a captivated audience and enthusiastic reviewers. The music director from Hamburg arranged a remarkable program for a charity concert, including not only his own music, but also popular and forgotten works by his father J. S. Bach and works by George Frideric Handel. As a tribute to the 300th anniversary of C. P. E. Bach the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik in Berlin will revive the memorable concert from April 9, 1786 and reawaken a great historic moment in music history.

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS 5.1

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 109:84 min

Disc Format: DVD-9

Subtitles: Original (Latin/German), German, English, Français, Japanese, Korean

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Accentus Music - ACC20320

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$28.25

Scheduled for release on 29 September 2014. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988

Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988


Zhu Xiao-Mei (piano)

Zhu Xiao-Mei ranks among the greatest pianists of our time and is one of the most renowned interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music. The Goldberg Variations stood at the beginning of her international career and represents the “greatest musical encounter” of her life. “It is a universal piece of music that knows no frontiers”, this is the message of her extraordinary playing which is being celebrated in concert halls around the world. Her unique interpretation has now been captured on DVD for the first time. The live recording was produced at her critically acclaimed concert at the Leipzig Bach Festival at J. S. Bach’s final resting place in St. Thomas Church in 2014.

Michel Mollard’s exquisite documentary “The Return is the Movement of Tao: Zhu Xiao-Mei and the Goldberg Variations” complements the concert recording. Mollard accompanies the pianist to concerts as well as to the reclusiveness of the French Alps and offers insights to the mind of a fascinating artist and her vision of the Goldberg Variations.

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time Concert: 85:54 min

Running Time Film: 52:29 min

Languages Film: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Chinese (traditional and simplified)

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Accentus Music - ACC20313

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The Berliner Philharmoniker in Tokyo – Concert at the Suntory Hall

The Berliner Philharmoniker in Tokyo – Concert at the Suntory Hall

including the EuroArts & Idéale Audience Catalogue


Bach, J S:

Presto from Violin Sonata, BWV1001

Hilary Hahn (violin)

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Shostakovich:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Hilary Hahn (violin)


A new edition of a very popular series of budget DVD with the entire EuroArts & Idéale Audience Catalogueincluded in the slipcase.

The 236-pages catalogue brings together two prestigious audio-visual production companies: EuroArts and IdéaleAudience, including all new releases of 2014 and all available DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of our catalogue.

In this live recording from Japan the year 2000, Berliner Philharmoniker perform under the direction of MarissJansons. He returns to direct the Berliner Philharmoniker, rekindling their long-standing relationship that began in 1976.

Tokyo’s Suntory Hall is alive to a programme of particular musical energy − sometimes overt and joyous,sometimes suppressed and intense. Jansons’ fidelity to music composed during the Soviet era remains heartfelt:Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Hilary Hahn, is rendered with poise, elegance and demoniacvigour. This piece is framed by two sprightly works: Weber’s charming, zesty Overture to Oberon and Dvorák’sEighth Symphony, executed with Bohemian-esque lyricism and verve.

Hilary Hahn is a two-time Grammy Award-winning soloist. She is celebrated for her probing interpretations,technical assurance and compelling stage presence. Her extensive international performances and recording activities have made Hahn one of the most important artists of our time.

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EuroArts - 2020248

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$10.25

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Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248

Bach, J S: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248


In the historic Weimar Herder Church, Sir John Eliot Gardiner finds the perfect setting for his recording of the Bach Christmas Oratorio.

Against the backdrop of the dramatic altar and Lucas Granach paintings, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists perform Gardiner's new interpretation of this classic piece.

For the renowned conductor, this Weimar concert is a special performance, marking the start of his Bach Cantata Pilgrimage.

With this interpretation of the Christmas Oratorio, Gardiner shows himself once again to be an incontestible specialist of Bach's music.

Bonus documentaries:

- 'J S Bach: Jauchzet, frohlocket! An Introduction to the Christmas Oratorio', presenting the best performers in their field, including John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir founded by him, the English Baroque Soloists, as well as other internationally-known vocal soloists.

- 'Bach revisited - J E Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia', in which the British conductor has set his mind on performing all of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. Several of these concerts take place in Saxony and Thuringia, where Bach lived. This offers Gardiner the opportunity to discover Bach, his life and work in his own, very personal way.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9

Disc Format: DVD 9

Sound format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

Running time: 145 mins (incl. 2 x 26 mins documentaries)

German FSK: 0

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EuroArts - 2045098

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$35.25

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Boito: Mefistofele

Boito: Mefistofele


Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times) in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House.

The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor "in ravishing voice" (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil; the "luminous, compelling" Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires; and, in the vividly menacing title role, the "seductively malevolent" bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, a "fullbodied bass-baritone" renowned for his "wonderfully evil portrayals" (The New York Times).

Italian maestro will be on the podium, showing once again why "we are blessed to have Nicola Luisotti in San Francisco" (San Francisco Classical Voice)

Picture format: NTSC - 16:9

Sound format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Korean

Running time: 140 mins

German FSK: 0

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EuroArts San Francisco Opera - 2059678

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$42.50

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major


Following their recording of the 8. Symphony, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden are continuing their internationally acclaimed Bruckner cycle with Symphony No. 5. Star conductor Christian Thielemann once again shows his talent for the German Romantic repertoire with a highly acclaimed interpretation of Bruckner´s Symphony No. 5.

SOUND FORMAT DVD: PCM Stereo, dts 5.1

PICTURE 16:9, HD

BOOKLET: E, G, F

TOTAL RUNNING TIME. 90 MINS

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C Major Thielemann Bruckner Symphonies - 717808

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$32.50

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