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Angelin Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj


 

Songe de Médée

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Marie-Agnès Gillotr, Eleonora Abbagnator, Wilfried Romoli, Constance Nicolasor & Carl Van Gotdsenhoven

Ensemble Court-Circuit & Opéra national de Paris Ballet, Pierre-André Valade

Recorded live at the Paris Opera Ballet in November 2004.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 155 Mins
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Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots

Stage Director - Lotfi Mansouri


Joan Sutherland (Marguerite de Valois), Amanda Thane (Valentine), Anson Austin (Raoul de Nangis), Suzanne Johnston (Urbain), John Pringle (Count de Nevers), Clifford Grant (Marcel), John Wegner (Count de Saint Bris)

The Australian Opera Chorus & The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 200 Mins
SOUND: STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN

“Sutherland’s voice retains the sheen of old gold, and can still get up to its agile, vertiginous tricks” The Observer

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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5


Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24


‘He seemed to have the knack of delving deep into the psychology of individual members of the orchestra, and of extracting from them playing of an almost transcendental nature.’ Misha Donat

1969 Turin recording.

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 77 Mins
SOUND: LPCM MONO
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“Celibidache makes the most of Prokofiev's balletic moments, and has a keen sense of pacing and balance in Strauss. The sound could be more opulent, both from the orchestra, and as recorded.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2007 ***

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Celibidache conducts Mozart

Celibidache conducts Mozart


Cherubini:

Overture to Il portatore d'acqua

Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Schubert:

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125


PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 79 Mins
SOUND: LPCM MONO
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“His intense, finely balanced and deeply felt interpretations made him one of the greatest names in twentieth century orchestral conducting. Above all, he was a superb technician.” All Music Guide

“Even with a reduced orchestra, Celibidache creates a full sound here. But there's also some energetic and precise phrasing, lightness in the fast movements, and obvious enjoyment from a beaming conductor.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2007 ***

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Paquito D'Rivera & Chano Dominguez - Quartier Latin

Paquito D'Rivera & Chano Dominguez - Quartier Latin


Paquito D'Rivera (saxophones and clarinet), Chano Domínguez (piano), Angá Díaz (percussion), Marc Miralta (drums), Mario Rossy (double bass) & Israel Suárez "Piraña" (flamenco percussion)

Recorded live at the Teatro Real, Madrid in April 2006.

Music only option.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 95 Mins
SOUND: DOLBY DIGITAL / DOLBY SURROUND
SUBTITLES: EN

“‘Mr. D’Rivera, a gifted saxophonist and clarinettist has become the man to call if you want a concert-hall presentation of Pan-Latin music” New York Times

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Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14


1969 Turin recording.

Includes 32-page booklet in three languages, with a newly-commissioned essay from Misha Donat on the genius of Celibidache.

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 58 Mins
SOUND: LPCM MONO
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“…Opus Arte has buffed up this black-and-white Italian TV original to some purpose. As has Maestro Celibidache Turin's RAI orchestra, whose very section shows off the care of his characteristically detailed rehearsal. It translates into a reading whose tempi and dynamics have been tailored with the care of a wonderful listener to the band and the hall at hand.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2007

“March to the Scaffold' may be slow, but this live performance, unfussily filmed, shows Celibidache moulding detail of balance and rubato to great effect. The sound is dry, and there are no extras.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2007 ****

“1969 is long enough ago in the history of sound and vision to feel primitive compared to today's technology, but Opus Arte has buffed up this black-and-white Italian TV original to some purpose. As has Maestro Celibidache Turin's RAI orchestra, whose every section shows off the care of his characteristically detailed rehearsal. It translates into a reading whose tempi and dynamics have been tailored with the care of a wonderful listener to the band and the hall at hand.
This Fantastique is not an especially dramatic or grandstanding performance – only the final pages of the 'Witches' Round' put the players under stress. But it is one where everyone has time and space to play with comfort and expression, to live fully in the rits of Celibidache's graceful, rather miniaturist waltz, to enjoy the pulsing, guitar-like accompaniments as the idéefixe gets under way for the first time in 'Passions', or to dig in with force (but never crudity) to a serious, steady 'March to the Scaffold'.
As an interpretation though per se this performance remains, intentionally perhaps, on the page, with the notes and the music viewed through an essentially 20th-century brain, as played smoothly by a 'modern' orchestra. Celibidache is totally uninterested in the dirtiness of some of Berlioz's bass and brass writing, or the Weber-like shrieks of the high wind, or the orchestral opera going on within the symphony.
A stylish, detailed note by Misha Donat and sensitive work by RAI's camera director – following the score's high-points without indulging in visual ping-pong – add to the value of a release that promises to be the first of a series.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Rameau: Zoroastre

Rameau: Zoroastre

Stage Director: Pierre Audi


Anders J Dahlin (Zoroastre), Evgueniy Alexiev (Abramane), Sine Bundgaard (Amélite), Anna Maria Panzarella (Erinice), Lars Arvidson (Zopire/La Vengeance), Marcus Schwartz (Narbanor), Gerard Théruel (Oromasès/Ariman), Ditte Andersen (Céphie)

The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus & Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

'The music is spectacular. It will be very surprising for an audience of today. I think they expect something more static, and it's never static. It's always in change, and it surprises you.’ Christophe Rousset (Musical Director)

Recorded live at Drottningholms Slottsteater on the Drottningholm Island, Stockholm in July 2006.

Bonus Feature: Documentary "Zoroastre: Discovering an opera" by Olivier Simonnet.

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 227 Mins
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
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“Christophe Rousset and his forces deliver an excellently paced reading and much of the singing is perfectly judged. Pierre Audi's production, while it moves the cast around efficiently enough, is at times obscure in its use of gesture…” BBC Music Magazine, July 2007 ****

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

1969 Turin recording


Includes 32-page booklet in three languages, with a newly-commissioned essay from Misha Donat on the genius of Celibidache.

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 62 Mins
SOUND: LPCM MONO
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“Sergiu Celibidache's Bruckner is often monumental. It is also revelatory in a way no other Bruckner conductor equals. Celibidache conducts these great symphonies as if he were King Lear himself, for in every bar of Bruckner's scores he scales heights of pathos and emotion most other conductors simply do not see in Bruckner's writing.” MusicWeb International

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Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Recorded live at Le Châtelet, Paris in December 2005


Anastasia Belyaeva (Madame Cortese), Vladislav Ouspenski (Baron von Trombonok), Larissa Youdina (Contessa di Folleville), Daniil Shtoda (Count Libenskof), Anna Kiknadze (Marchesa Melibea), Alexeï Safiouline (Don Alvaro), Irma Guigolachvili (Corinna), Dmitri Voropaev (Belfiore), Olga Kitchenko (Modestina), Edouard Tsanga (Lord Sidney), Nikolaï Kamenski (Don Profondo), Elena Sommer (Maddalena), Alexeï Tannovistski (Don Prudenzio), Andreï Iliouchnikov (Don Luigino), Pavel Chmoulevitch (Antonio)

The Academy of Young Singers of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre & The St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, stage direction by Alain Maratrat

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 135 Mins
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“The director Alain Maratrat transforms the flimsy story - of upper-crust travellers stranded together on their way to the coronation of Charles X - into sparkling entertainment. Bertola's cream-coloured set suggests the inside of a marquee, and a runway extending into the stalls brings the fluid action close to the audience. ...there are especially dazzling contributions here from the sopranos Larissa Yudina, as Contessa di Folleville, and Anastasia Belyaeva, as Madame Cortese. Gergiev presides with style and good humour.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2007 ****

“ Il viaggio a Reims was the Théâtre Italien's offering to the celebrations surrounding the coronation of Charles X in the summer of 1825, a showcase for Italian music-making in Paris.
Since the Russians later supplanted the Italians as purveyors of high-class art to the French, there is something apt about this Russian revival of Il viaggio in Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet.
A stylishly designed concert in costume, it is a latter-day showcase for the rising stars of the Mariinsky Theatre.The orchestral players are seated at the rear of the stage. Decked out in cream-coloured evening attire, they make an effective backdrop to the primary colours of Mireille Dessingy's haute couture costumes.
Events, such as they are, are mainly played out along the front of the stage and on a T-shaped catwalk that extends into the auditorium. Since this is not a full-blown theatre staging, there is no grand visual display in the closing scene.
The opening sequence is unpromising. The staging is aimless and the words of the hotel housekeeper, delivered from a stage box, are inaudible because the sound engineer has omitted to provide her with a microphone. Things improve as the cast warms to its task and individual singers begin to catch the eye and the ear. The staging, however, continues to be variable. Don Profondo's catalogue aria manages to be both messy and dull, yet the duet between Count Libenskof and Belfiore is a delight. Corinna and her harp are awkwardly separated but the idea of having the solo flautist playing alongside the diffident Lord Sidney dressed as a silver-clad Rosenkavalier is an inspired one. Gergiev conducts in a brown racing trilby. The reading is exquisitely paced, the ensemble work often stunningly good, remarkably so given the fact that conductor and orchestra are behind the singers.
There is no attempt here to adapt the tributes to Charles X to latter-day political concerns, let alone rewrite the end as Dario Fo did – cruelly, wittily, timelessly – in his famous Helsinki production.
The Russians play the score as written, a number of small cuts notwithstanding.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“The orchestral players are seated at the rear of the stage. Decked out in cream-coloured evening attire, they make an effective backdrop to the primary colours of Mireille Dessingy's haute couture costumes. Don Profondo's catalogue aria manages to be both messy and dull, yet the duet between Count Libenskof and Belfiore is a delight. Corinna and her harp are awkwardly separated but the idea of having the solo flautist playing alongside the diffident Lord Sidney dressed as a silver-clad Rosenkavalier is an inspired one. Gergiev conducts in a brown racing trilby. The reading is exquisitely paced, the ensemble work often stunningly good...” Gramophone Magazine, August 2007

“The depth of talent that the Mariinsky Academy and Gergiev have formed is impressive. Many major opera houses would hesitate before programming a Rossini opera that demands so many expert Rossinians. The academy miraculously managed to double cast the work.” Opera News

“the singing team and orchestra from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg offer a sparkling account of Rossini's festival opera under their director...With such a well co-ordinated team it is hard to pick out individual stars among the young singers” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - July 2007

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Rossini: La scala di seta

Rossini: La scala di seta


Antonio Mosca (violoncello), Umberto Ferrari (double-bass), Tullio Pane, Carmen Lavani, Tiziana Tramonti, Ernesto Palacio, Mario Chiappi & Robert Coviello

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Marc Andreae

PICTURE FORMAT: 4:3
LENGTH: 103 Mins
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