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Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527


Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni), Anna Netrebko (Donna Anna), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Malena Ernman (Donna Elvira), Charles Castronovo (Don Ottavio), Katija Dragojevic (Zerlina), Jonathan Lemalu (Masetto), Mario Luperi (Commendatore)

Balthasar-Neumann-Orchestra, Balthasar-Neumann-Choir, Thomas Hengelbrock

A live recording of Don Giovanni from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, recorded on May 23rd 2013, featuring the 'Balthasar-Neumann Choir & Ensdemble', conducted & directed by Thomas Hengelbrock. Erwin Schrott performing in his most celebrated role, Don Giovanni. Featuring a stellar cast of singers – Erwin Schrott, Anna Netrebko, Luca Pisaroni, Malena Ernman. “Schrott creates Don Giovanni in all his malevolent glory — virile, confident, arrogant. He is bursting with animal sexuality, yet manages to hint at the manic obsession that drives the character. Stunning.” Opera Today.

Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1

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Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall

Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall


 

The Dance of Waterweeds

Zuqiang Wu (1927), Mingxin Du (1928). Encore

Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

encore

Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2

encore

Lecuona:

....Y la negra bailaba!

encore

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata No. 11, K331

encore

Ponce, M:

Intermezzo No. 1

encore

Schumann:

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6: No. 14: Zart und Singend

encore

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

encore


Lang Lang (piano)

In November 2013 Lang Lang returned to London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall for two recitals that sold out within 48 hours of tickets being released.

This 120 minute film captures the complete recital and offers an opportunity to re-live an unforgettable concert experience.

He finished a celebrated two-part program consisting of Mozart and Chopin with no less than eight encores, breaking Evgeny Kissin's record of encores at the RAH.

The three early Mozart Piano Sonatas have been part of Lang Lang's latest recital which he presented live in more than 200 concerts worldwide - the recordings that were captured at his RAH concert are also part of the new Mozart album.

Besides the Mozart Sonatas, Chopin's Four Ballads were part of the regular program.

The encores included Mozart’s popular Rondo Alla Turca and a breathtaking performance of Scriabin's Etude in D-sharp minor.

The DVD/Blu-ray will be released at the same time as the Mozart album - October 20, 2014.

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Cameron Carpenter: The Sound of my Life

Cameron Carpenter: The Sound of my Life


This documentary covers Cameron’s life, his personal and professional career, and the development of the International Touring Organ.

Cameron Carpenter tells his story and describes the long journey to making his ambitious dream a reality.

It was a dream ten years in the making, but now American organ virtuoso CAMERON CARPENTER has finally presented his new musical instrument to the world. This brand new documentary directed by Thomas Grube (e.g. Rhythm Is It, Trip To Asia, Lang Lang Liszt Now) follows Carpenter on the road leading up to this momentous event.

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Du bist die Welt für mich (You mean the world to me)

Du bist die Welt für mich (You mean the world to me)

A live performance from Berlin and the 'Berlin 1930' TV Documentary


The world’s greatest tenor presents an evening of melodies from a golden era + an engrossing documentary. NB German-language documentary

Accompanying the new album, the DVD & Blu-ray “Du bist die Welt für mich - Live Performance from Berlin”. Jonas dedicates an evening to the glorious tunes made famous by the tenor stars of Berlin’s legendary heyday.

Filmed live at Berlin’s majestic Funkhaus Nalepastraße.

The DVD & Blu-ray also include the “Berlin 1930” TV Documentary. Jonas Kaufmann traces the paths of the great singers and composers who defined this celebrated era. Through his personal exploration of old Berlin, interwoven with archival film footage and private interviews, he presents a fascinating look at the social and political currents that influenced this music and ultimately the musicians' lives.

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Rubinstein Remembered

Rubinstein Remembered

A Film by Peter Rosen


This astonishing documentary about the great pianist’s life features interviews, vintage stills, newsreels, home movies, TV interviews & performance footage, narrated by his son John Rubinstein.

Produced, directed and edited by Peter Rosen

Originally broadcast as part of Public Television’s award-winning “American Masters” series, this 100th anniversary tribute traces the great pianist’s life from his origins in Łódz´, Poland, through his final concert there in 1975, with interviews from family and friends, vintage stills, newsreels, home movies, TV interviews and performance footage.

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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.

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Wagner: Parsifal

Wagner: Parsifal


Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), Rúni Brattaberg (Titurel), Maria Zifchak (Stimme)

Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera, Daniele Gatti, Francois Girard (dir.)

Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

François Girard's new production of Wagner's Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and starring Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman, and René Pape in the leading roles, opened February 15 to popular and critical acclaim.

Wagner at first ordained that Parsifal be staged only in Bayreuth, at his own theater. The music drama was introduced there on July 26, 1882, six months before the composer's death. Against the wishes of Wagner's heirs, Heinrich Conried presented the U.S. stage premiere of the work during his first season as general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, in 1903. Protests from Wagner's widow, Cosima, brought the issue to court. Ultimately Conried won, and the Metropolitan's version was hailed by some critics as superior to Bayreuth's. The Met's next new Parsifal production, in 1920, was directed by Richard Ordynski and designed by Josef Urban, whose decors were not replaced until 1956, when the company presented a new staging by Herbert Graf. The Met subsequently offered new Parsifal productions in 1970 (Nathaniel Merrill) and 1991 (Otto Schenk). The company's new staging by François Girard, a coproduction with the Opéra National de Lyon and Canadian Opera Company, had its Met premiere on February 15, 2013, with Daniele Gatti conducting.

“Few better casts could be imagined than the one the Met has assembled here. Jonas Kaufmann is the rare Wagnerian hero you can believe in.” **** Bachtrack

“The conductor Daniele Gatti draws diaphanous playing from the great Met orchestra and captures the shifting currents of this richly chromatic and complex score.”NYTimes.com

“At 43 Mr. Kaufmann is in his glory, equally adept in German, Italian and French repertory. Handsome and limber, he is a natural onstage. The baritonal colorings of his sound, his clarion top notes, the blend of virility and tenderness in his singing, his refined musicianship — all these strengths come together in his distinctive Parsifal.” NYTimes.com

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

Subtitles: GB, FR, DE, SP, IT

“Kaufmann is the Parsifal we've all been waiting for...Matching his agonies are those of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Katarina Dalayman's lustrous, secure Kundry, while the relaxed, minimal gestures of Rene Pape's Gurnemanz bely the vocal armoury he unleashes in the last Act. Gatti's pacing isn't my ideal...but on its own terms it's remarkable.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 *****

“The orchestra sound is consistently rich and resonant...The impassioned intensity Jonas Kaufmann brings to Parsifal's music is matched by the rhetorical conviction of Peter Mattei's Amfortas and Evgeny Nikitin's Klingsor...This is very much Wagner for the 21st century.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2014

“The cast is magnificent...The biggest revelation is Peter Mattei’s searing Amfortas...[Kaufmann's] transformation from the gauche, feral boy of the first act to the grizzled spiritual leader of the last is masterfully paced...Gatti lets everything unfold in its own time, to luminous, hypnotic effect.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 17th February 2014

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Verdi: Don Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo


Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlo), Anja Harteros (Elisabetta di Valois), Matti Salminen (Filppo II), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa), Ekaterina Semenchuk (La Principessa Eboli), Eric Halfvarson (Il Grande Inquisitore), Robert Lloyd (Un frate), Maria Celeng (Tebaldo), Sen Guo (Una voce dal cielo), Benjamin Bernheim (Il Conte di Lerma/Un Araldo reale)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Peter Stein (director)

Giuseppe Verdi’s late opera Don Carlo delivers all the big topics while Ferdinand Wögerbauer’s ultra-simple décor provides a spartan counterpoint to the dramatic action.

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Strauss, R: Ariadne auf Naxos (original 1912 version)

Strauss, R: Ariadne auf Naxos (original 1912 version)


Emily Magee (Prima Donna/Ariadne), Elena Moșuc (Zerbinetta), Jonas Kaufmann (The Tenor/Bacchus), Eva Liebau (Naiad/A Shepherdess), Marie-Claude Chappuis (Dryad/A Shepherd), Eleonora Buratto (Echo/A Singer), Gabriel Bermúdez (Harlequin), Michael Laurenz (Scaramuccio), Tobias Kehrer (Truffaldino), Martin Mitterrutzner (Brighella), Peter Matić (The Major-Domo) Cornelius Obonya (M. Jourdain), Thomas Frank (The Composer)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding (conductor), Sven-Eric Bechtolf (director)

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620


Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro), Bernard Richter (Tamino), Mandy Fredrich (Queen of Night), Julia Kleiter (Pamina), Markus Werba (Papageno), Rudolf Schasching (Monostatos), Martin Gantner (Speaker), Elisabeth Schwarz (Papagena), Sandra Trattnigg (First Lady), Anja Schlosser (Second Lady), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Third Lady), Members of the Tölzer Knaben (Three Boys), Lucian Krasznec (First Man in Armour/First Priest), Andreas Hörl (Second Man in Armour)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor), Jens-Daniel Herzog (director)

One of Mozart’s best-known opera, Die Zauberflöte, opened the series of new opera productions of the 2012 Salzburg Festival. Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted his ensemble, the Concentus Musicus Wien, performing the Salzburg Festival’s first-ever performance of Die Zauberflöte on period instruments.

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