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Presto 2

Presto 2

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Barber, S:

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11


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


Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Charpentier, M-A:

Overture Te Deum


Prelude Op. 28 No. 20 in C minor

Philippe Giusiano (piano)

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Philippe Giusiano (piano)


Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1


Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2





Brigitte Engerer


Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs


Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto


Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550


Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights


Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Philippe Bianconi (piano)




Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

Esther Brayer & Jean-Frédéric Neuburger

Quatuor Ebène

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

Brigitte Engerer


Swan Lake (Prelude)


Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608

with Carlos Mena

Pierre Charvet (presenter)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

PRESTO 2 is written and presented by Pierre Charvet, of FRANCE5, where Presto is a regular TV programme designed to familiarise viewers with classical music.

Directed by François-René Martin, of Mirare, Presto uses split-screen technology and graphic animation by Gregoire Pont, to illustrate four centuries of music, played by François Xavier Roth and his orchestra Les Siècles.

1 DVD, 2h 12min

PAL 16:9, Stereo, Language : Fr

No subtitles

NB: This is taken from a television-programme rather than a recital and therefore features some voice-over during the pieces.

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

Live Recording from The Opéra National De Paris, 2001

Piotr Beczala (Tamino), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Detlef Roth (Papageno), Matti Salminen (Sarastro), Désirée Rancatore (Königin der Nacht), Gaële Le Roi (Papagena), Wolfgang Schöne (Sprecher), Uwe Peper (Monostatos), Cécile Perrin, Helene Schneiderman, Hélène Perraguin (Drei Damen)

Opéra National De Paris, Iván Fischer (conductor) & Benno Besson (stage director)

Set & Costumes by Jean-Marc Stehlé

Mozart’s final opera Die Zauberflöte is also his most famous. The general public is familiar with its array of popular arias, most notably the Queen of the Night’s breathtaking coloratura. Since its premiere in 1791, two months before the composer’s death, the opera’s fairy tale plot, eccentric cast and fantastic scenery have exerted an almost childlike fascination on generations of audiences. The production is infused with an all-pervading sense of playful joy - packed with wonderful effects including fl ying machines, colourful costumes and magical scene changes.

The Opéra national de Paris production is cast of the finest rank: Sarastro is played by the bass Matti Salminen, while the other main roles are taken by young singers - meanwhile all well-established on the international scene - who were then at the start of their careers: Pamina is sung by Dorothea Röschmann, while the Queen of Night is played by the soprano Désirée Rancatore. The tenor Piotr Beczala is Tamino, and the baritone Detlef Roth is a fabulously fresh and lively Papageno. For this musical highlight, they come together under the baton of worldwide successful Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer. Benno Besson’s detailed, even scholarly knowledge of the work’s genesis and his supreme grasp of its cultural and ideological background are placed entirely in the service of its fairytale aesthetic offering the viewer a truly magic opera!

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: DE, GB, FR, ES, IT

Running Time: 158 mins

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David Oistrakh plays Bach, Mozart & Brahms

David Oistrakh plays Bach, Mozart & Brahms

Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043

Royal Festival Hall, London, 18 February 1961

Igor Oistrakh (violin) & David Oistrakh (violin)

English Chamber Orchestra, Colin Davis


Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Royal Festival Hall, London, 19 September 1963

David Oistrakh (violin)

Moscow Philharmonic, Kirill Kondrashin


Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364

Royal Albert Hall, London, 28 September 1963

Igor Oistrakh (violin) & David Oistrakh (viola)

Moscow Philharmonic, Yehudi Menuhin

The first two performances on this DVD feature David Oistrakh in one of his favourite performing partnerships, with his son, violinist Igor Oistrakh. The Bach concerto for two violins formed the duo’s first foreign engagement whilst the Mozart was performed two years later in a sell-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Kirill Kondrashin, one of Oistrakh’s preferred conductors, directs the Brahms concerto, which has all the warmth and confidence one would expect from a classic Oistrakh recording.

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.


Sound format: LCPM mono

Picture format: 4:3

Running time: 94’

Subtitles: n/a

Menu languages: English

Booklet languages: E/F/G

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Territory Restrictions: None

“you'd be hard-pressed to find a more unanimous pair of soloists [in the Bach] than the Oistrakhs. The camerawork allows us to see them in action with little distraction, and phrasing, dynamics and rubato are in complete agreement. The balance of blend and contrast between father and son is even more noticeable in the Mozart, where David's viola-playing has velvety quality, although with immense underlying strength. Igor is brighter and sweeter, but recognisably a chip off the old block.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2011 *****

“Igor's [vibrato] blends [with his father's] with a magical serenity verging on perfection...The Mozart, too, is wonderfully played.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2011

GGramophone Awards 2011

Shortlisted - DVD Performance

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Europakonzert 2001 From Istanbul

Europakonzert 2001 From Istanbul

Recorded live at the Hagia Eirene church, Istanbul, 1 May 2001


Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14


Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'


Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

The Europa concerts are the Berliner Philharmoniker´s way of remembering the anniversary of their founding. Performing in a different European city each year, the orchestra wishes to make its contribution to European unity. 2001 the concert was performed at the historic St. Irene Church in Istanbul under the direction of Mariss Jansons. St. Irene (Hagia Eirene) is the oldest church in Istanbul originating from the 4th Century. Today it is mainly used for festivals and concerts.

Featuring Mariss Jansons, one of today's most sought-after conductors and Music Director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Flutist Emanuel Pahud is the top dog of his generation, praised for his ravishing sound and his effortless phrasing

Haydn's symphony and Mozart's flute concerto are counted among the most enchanting and popular orchestral pieces of the Classical period.

Berlioz's Symphony fantastique with its amazing orchestral impact displays impressively the unequalled qualities of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Concert took place in the vast, breathtaking St. Irene Church in Istanbul.

DVD is enhanced by an enticing 20-minute travelogue of Istanbul, in addition, there are eight minutes of "behind the scenes" footage.

Picture format BD: NTSC - 16:9

Sounds formats BD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: All

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Bonus-Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Running time: 133 mins (105 mins-Performance; 27 mins-Bonus)

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“Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic are clearly enjoying themselves in their elegant account of Haydn's Surprise Symphony, and this sense of enjoyment continues through the Mozart into Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, with Jansons whipping up a head of steam in the more impassioned passages.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 ****

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Daniel Barenboim: The Jubilee Concert from Buenos Aires

Daniel Barenboim: The Jubilee Concert from Buenos Aires

Recorded at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, August 2000


Iberia, book 1

Iberia, book 2


Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'


Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Documentary: “Multiple Identities”

This documentary tracks the pianist-conductor from summer 1999 through Berlin, Chicago, Tel Aviv and Weimar up to this stage anniversary in Buenos Aires, in summer 2000, and ends up with his controversial performance of "Prelude and Liebestod" from Wagner’s "Tristan and Isolde" in Jerusalem in summer 2001. It is a film about music, about music making and a celebration of a remarkable personality.

Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, Cecilia Bartoli, Waltraud Meier, Edward Said, Staatskapelle Berlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker and many more

Live recording from the Gewandhaus Leipzig, November 2008

and numerous Encores including works by Scarlatti, Ginastera, Schubert, Chopin and Schumann

Five decades after his first appearance on stage the legendary Barenboim plays a special anniversary concert in the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.

A touching encounter between the pianist and the enthusiastic audience of his home country Argentina.

Main Program includes favourite piano works by Beethoven, Mozart and Albeniz.

Presenting not less than 13 encores by Chopin, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti, to name just a few.

“A transatlantic superstar, one half of the classical music world's most golden ever couple, and long-time leader of two of the world's foremost orchestras, Daniel Barenboim nevertheless maintains a work schedule that takes him all over the world. Both a pianist and conductor, he says simply, ‘I like to work and I like variety." BBC

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: English, German, French

Running time: 140 mins (Concert) / 90 mins (Documentary)

“These two absorbing DVDs pay tribute to Daniel Barenboim's extraordinary talents both as a musician and a communicator...[The programme] reveals Barenboim at the height of his powers, bringing fresh insights to familiar works. There's certainly no chocolate-box gentility to his Mozart Sonata...The Beethoven Appassionata is no less impressive...the Albeniz offers him opportunities to revel in the brilliance of the writing” BBC Music Magazine, March 2011 *****

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - March 2011

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620

A Performance for Children

Kurt Rydl (Sarastro), Peter Schreier (Tamino), Christian Boesch (Papageno), Zdzislawa Donat (Königin der Nacht), Ileana Cotrubas (Pamina), Edda Moser (First Lady), Ann Murray (Second Lady), Ingrid Mayr (Third Lady), Gudrun Sieber (Papagena)

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine

Live Recording from The Felsenreitschule Salzburg, 1982

Concept and Script: Christian Boesch

Based on a staging by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

The Magic Flute had been the sensation of the season in 1978. It received enormous and unanimous approval, endless applause on the night and brought on an unusual state of accord in the international press, where enthusiastic reviews soon gave the staging legendary status. Christian Boesch became one of the progenitors of this movement when he created a new version of Mozart’s popular opera, in which Papageno becomes the storyteller. He worked with director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle to develop a concept that presents Mozart’s wondrous mystery play – based on the Salzburg Festival production 1978 – in such a way that it encourages young audiences to relate to the genre and exposes them to the magic inherent in this particular work. This DVD captures the incomparable atmosphere of the fi rst ever staging of The Magic Flute for Children.

Sound Format: LPCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR

Running Time: 106 mins

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“Delivered with energy and great expertise” BBC Music Magazine, February 2011 ***

“From the start, with James Levine at his most brilliant and perceptive as conductor, it struck an ideal medium between the pantomime element and the weightier implications of the Masonic background...it makes ideal entertainment on film.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Karajan and Menuhin

Karajan and Menuhin


Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Berliner Philharmoniker


Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Wiener Symphoniker

Director Henry-Georges Clouzot

The first Karajan Blu-ray ever! Karajan is the classical music star!

Karajan/Menuhin first time on DVD and Blu-ray (no CD recording exists too)

Filmed in 1966 on 35 mm by film director H.–G. Clouzot, the creator of classic "films noirs" such as "Quai des Orfèvres" and "Wages of Fear"

Mozart violin concerto and Dvorák Symphony No. 9 are very popular works.

Total: 107 minutes

Violin Concerto 29´

Symphony 40´

24 minutes rehearsal Mozart violin concerto No. 5

15 minutes rehearsal Dvorák Symphony No. 9

Booklet English, German, French

“an electrifying performance by a rejuvenated Berlin Philharmonic at the peak of its powers; it is also a visually stunning record of a masterclass in virtuoso conducting...[The bonus-feature] is a high-speed, high-octane conversation...with a fascinating array of musical, historical and wider cultural references thrown in by both parties.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Gala from Vienna State Opera


Ah, non credea mirarti (from La Sonnambula)

Diana Damrau (soprano)


Ah! tardai troppo...O luce di quest'anima (from Linda di Chamounix)

Stefania Bonfadelli (soprano)

Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut à la France (from La fille du régiment)

Natalie Dessay (soprano)

Giordano, U:

Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)


L'amour, l'amour... Ah, lève-toi soleil (from Roméo et Juliette)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre… Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Hiller, W:

Holenderchen! Ich war dein Traumfresserchen (from Das Traumfresserchen)

Herwig Pecoraro (tenor)


Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt)

Angela Denoke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor)


So kommen Sie! ? Ich bin eine anstnd'ge Frau (from Die lustige Witwe)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Michael Schade (tenor)


Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo)

Toute mon âme - Pourquoi me réveiller (from Werther)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Suis-je gentille ainsi? ... Je marche sur tous les chemins ... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)


Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Prenderò quel brunettino (from Così fan tutte)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)


Hélas! mon cœur s'égare encore! (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)


Firenze è come un albero fiorito (from Gianni Schicchi)

Saimir Pirgu (tenor)

Se come voi piccina io fossi (from Le Villi)

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Wie schön ist doch die Musik (from Die schweigsame Frau)

Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)

Nun will ich jubeln wie keiner gejubelt (from Die Frau ohne Schatten)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Deborah Polaski (sopranos), Johan Botha (tenor), Falk Struckmann (baritone)

Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich … Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt für mich (from Arabella)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Genia Khmeier (sopranos)


Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Nadia Krasteva (mezzo)

In braccio alle dovizie (from I Vespri Siciliani)

Leo Nucci (baritone)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Elle ne m'aime pas! (from Don Carlos)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

Pace, pace mio Dio! (from La forza del destino)

Violeta Urmana (soprano)

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

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Tutto nel mondo è burla (from Falstaff)

Elisabeth Kulman, Krassimira Stoyanova, Ileana Tonca (sopranos), Nadia Krasteva (mezzo), Gergely Nmeti, Herwig Pecoraro, Michael Roider (tenors), Leo Nucci, Alfred Ramek, Boaz Daniel (baritones)


Rienzi Overture

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Waltraud Meier (soprano)

O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (from Tristan und Isolde)

Maria Schnitzer (soprano), Peter Seiffert (tenor)

In fernem Land (from Lohengrin)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Über Stock und Stein (from Das Rheingold)

Elisabeth Kulman (soprano), Gergely Nmeti, Adrian Erd (tenors), Boaz Daniel (baritone)


Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (from Der Freischütz)

Soile Isokoski (soprano)

A star-studded benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holender’s farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world’s leading and most famous opera houses. The highly acclaimed cast was headed by brilliant singers such as Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Angelika Kirchschlager, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, Pjotr Beczala, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, Leo Nucci, Thomas Quasthoff, Ramon Vargas and many others. No fewer than twelve conductors including Marco Armiliato, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Franz Welser-Möst led the way through a program lasting over four hours at the fully-packed Wiener Staastoper.

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese

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Italy & Austria

Italy & Austria

Brixen & Innsbruck


Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Symphony No. 28 in C major, K200

Il re pastore, K208: Overture

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture

La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture

The Places

The tour starts at the great Augustinian foundation, Kloster Neustift (Novacella), at Brixen (Bressanone) in Southern Tyrol, with its rococo church interior and collection of late medieval paintings. This is followed by a visit to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol, with its famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) and rococo Wilten Basilica and Collegiate Church.

The Music

The music chosen for this tour of Brixen and Innsbruck is by Mozart and includes two symphonies, with other works. Symphony No. 40 is the second of the group of three final symphonies, written in Vienna in 1787, and Symphony No. 28 was written in Salzburg in 1773 or 1774. Other works included are overtures to the early opera Il rè pastore, to The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart’s first operatic success in Vienna, and the overture to La clemenza di Tito, written in 1791, a few months before his death.

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Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588

Recorded at the Haus für Mozart during the 2009 Salzburg Festival

Miah Persson (Fiordiligi), Isabel Leonard (Dorabella), Topi Lehtipuu (Ferrando), Florian Boesch (Guglielmo), Bo Skovhus (Don Alfonso), Patricia Petibon (Despina)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Adam Fischer

Claus Guth - staging

Director Claus Guth’s production of Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy for the Salzburg Festival reaches its sensational conclusion with his elegant, stylish production of Così fan tutte from the “Haus für Mozart”. Guth bolsters the unity of the cycle by making ingenious reference to his stagings of the first two works, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.

His widely acclaimed production of the trilogy consolidates Guth’s international reputation as one of the most sought-afterstage directors of our time. Among his other major successes are Der fliegende Holländer in Bayreuth and Luisa Miller at the Bavarian State Opera.

Guth assembles a superb ensemble of young singers who toy with love and trust under the cynical gaze of ringmaster Bo Skovhus’ Don Alfonso and his foxy, temperamental sidekick Despina, played by fiery young soprano Patricia Petibon. Baritone Florian Boesch and tenor Topi Lehtipuu ideally complement their frisky partners Miah Persson and Isabel Leonard.

Conductor Adam Fischer keeps the tempi brisk and the Wiener Philharmoniker on their toes in his layered reading of the score.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Français, Español, 日本語

Running time: 191 mins

Audience: all

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“superbly cast, with not a weak link. Bo Skovhus, as a central Mephistophelian operator de nos jours, plays a savage dance-driven double-act with Patricia Petibon's red-haired biker of a Despina...Within a single, minimalist duplex apartment interior, illusion and disillusion constantly shift.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2010 ****

“Guth is deft at choreographing the pain and the embarrassment of "wrong" couples getting together...this is already a mighty contribution to the otherwise rather naturalistic Così filmography. Its musical performances are solid...its acting ones much more than that.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2011

“Guth has drawn marvellously natural acting from this cast (the hammy Despina excepted)...this opera's sisters have never been more gorgeous to behold...The ultra-suave Skovhus's Don Alfonso is a very cool customer indeed, full of cynicism and self-satisfaction...Playing with extreme beauty and technical mastery but not without incisiveness, the Vienna Philharmonic responds aptly to every dramatic nuance.” International Record Review, November 2010

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