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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384


Ingeborg Hallstein (Konstanze), Luigi Alva (Belmonte), Reri Grist (Blonde), Gerhard Unger (Pedrillo), Fernando Corena (Osmin)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in this historic live 1967 Salzburg Festival performance of Giorgio Strehler’s legendary production. Cast features Ingeborg Hallstein, Reri Grist. Luigi Alva, Fernando Corena, Gerhard Unger, and actor Michael Heltau in the speaking role of Pasha Selim. Sung in German; subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 134 minutes, Black & white, mono, 4:3, All regions.

“Opera lovers rejoice! Courtesy of VAI we have these three Mozart performances from the Salzburg Festival, memorable interpretations by some of the finest singers of the time, captured in their prime… Mozart opera lovers won't want to miss these important documents” Classic CD

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Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588

Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588


Doris Dörrie (staging)

Doris Dörrie, long established and successful director of the German cinema scene, produced a sensational orchestration of Mozart’s Opera to celebrate her debut as stage director. The outstanding performance of the artists met with great interest.

The ensemble with Dorothea Röschmann, Katharina Kammerloher, Daniela Bruera, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Werner Güra and Roman Trekel act youthfully and expressive at the same time.The whole presentation caused a furore.

In front of a capacity audience, Dörrie staged her Così in a spectacular hippie style of the 1970s - bedecked with giant flowers and clothing as colourful as the music, directed by musical conductor Daniel Barenboim, provides the background.

"Outstanding Dorothea Röschmann as Fiordiligi […]" Neue Züricher Zeitung, 2001

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

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

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French

Running time: 179 mins

Audience: all

“Daniel Barenboim is here at his best, conducting a penetrating, idiomatic account of this astonishing score, and never missing a chance for pathos or wit...Hanno Müller-Brachmann...is tremendous as Guglielmo...The Fiordiligi of Dorothea Röschmann is another electrifying performance.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2010 ****

“within its own perameters, Dörrie's production is slick and zanily stylish, with plenty of visual comedy...Barenboim chooses predictably unhurried tempi and is keenly responsive to the music's wit. All six soloists are personable and throw themselves eagerly into Dörrie's 1970s revamp.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010

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Annie Fischer, Volume 1

Annie Fischer, Volume 1


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Mura

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Mura

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Mura

Handel:

Chaconne in G major, HWV 430/Anh.

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Mura

Mendelssohn:

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

From Hungarian Television broadcasts of the 1960’s

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Mura

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

(CD) Live performance c1978

Swiss Italian Radio Orchestra, Marc Andreae

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

(CD) Live performance c1984

NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Woldemar Nelsson


Annie Fischer’s (July 5, 1914 - April 10, 1995) main teacher was Ernst von Dohnányi at the Budapest Music Academy. In 1933 she won the first prize at the International Liszt Competition and soon established an illustrious solo concert career. She was regularly invited to perform throughout Europe by the likes of Otto Klemperer, Ferenc Fricsay, Igor Markevich, Antal Dorati, Walfganf Sawalisch, Adrian Boult. and considered one of the most admired pianists of the 20th century. Her great qualities were the poetic, passionate and magically beautiful performances that created a special communication with the audience.

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Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, K50

Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne, K50


Elizabeth Calleo (Bastienne), Michael Slattery (Bastien), Martin Winkler (Colas) & Olivier Cesarini (Boy)

Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie, Laurence Equilbey (conductor & musical conception) & Claude Buchwald (director)

Anaïs & Olivier Spiro (film directors)

A wonderfully eerie and fantastical re-imagining of Mozart’s early oneact singspiel, Bastien und Bastienne, presented here on DVD in a film adaptation by acclaimed directors, Anaïs and Olivier Spiro.

Elizabeth Calleo and Martin Winkler triumph in Mozart’s timeless magical tale - filmed live at the Opéra de Rouen in March 2007, whilst acclaimed conductor Laurence Equilbey directs the Orchestre de Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie. ‘Bastien under Bastienne’ is a one-act comic opera composed in 1768 by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then twelve years old. It was one of Mozart’s first operatic works and one in which the musical and dramatic genius of Mozart is already apparent.

‘Les Amours de Bastien et Bastienne’, a show devised by Laurence Equilbey and director Claude Buchvald, includes not only the opera proper but also other pieces by Mozart drawn from serenades, divertimenti, and dance. These musical inserts, composed around the same time of the opera, serve to illustrate fragments of the imagination, moments of fantasy, accompanying the magic of the forest and the emotions of the hero and heroine. “It is an initiatory tale which speaks to us of our fears, our dreams, our condition” – Claude Buchvald (director)

“Given the weight of theory behind this project, the result is remarkably unaffected...Equilbey's interpretations fit ideally to the score...The orchestral playing is stylish, the choreography exuberant.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 ****

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Switzerland

Switzerland

From Zürich to Zermatt / The Emmental and Lake Thun


Mozart:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K207

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K211

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' - Andante

(transc. Saint-Saëns)


The Places

The musical tour starts in Zürich and moves to the hill-top village of Regensberg. The farmland of Emmental is seen, with Lake Thun and the waterfalls of Lauterbrunnen. Still more impressive is the great Matterhorn and a tribute to mountaineers who have lost their lives there. Zermatt, a popular ski resort as well as a base for climbers, is also seen in the milder days of summer.

The Music

Music for the tour is taken from the first two of Mozart's Violin Concertos, written in Salzburg in 1773 and in 1775 respectively. Mozart composed his five Violin Concertos either for his own use or for the Italian violinist Antonio Brunetti, who was employed, with Mozart, in the musical establishment of the Prince-Archbishop in Salzburg.

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Naxos Musical Journeys - 2110241

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Beethoven & Mozart - Quintets for Piano & Wind Instruments

Beethoven & Mozart - Quintets for Piano & Wind Instruments


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452


Ensemble Wien-Berlin: Hansjörg Schellenberg (oboe), Günter Högner (horn), Karl Leistner (clarinet), Milan Turkovic (bassoon) & James Levine (piano)

Recorded at Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg, 1986

Directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle • Produced by Horant H. Hohlfeld

Made up of wind soloists from the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Ensemble Wien-Berlin performs two of the greatest of all chamber works in the aesthetically apt surroundings of Hellbrunn Palace, near Salzburg. The pianist is James Levine. The bonus material on this DVD features an entertaining and informative portrait of this altogether magnificent ensemble.

Bonus Film: ‘We have a lot of fun’

excerpts from LIGETI Six Bagatelles ; BERIO Opus Number Zoo; MOZART Adagio and Allegro K594 & FRANCAIX Wind Quintet No.1

TV Format NTSC 4:3

Sound PCM Stereo

Dolby Digital 5.1 • DTS 5.1

anguages: Eng, Ger,

Region Code 0 (worldwide)

Running Time 56 mins (Performance)

47 mins (Bonus)

“Fine as the Mozart performance is, the Beethoven is even more memorable because of the unforgettably beautiful playing of James Levine, especially in the slow movement, which is presented with Elysian delicacy. In all other respects this is a treasurable performance, splendidly played and recorded, and most realistically videoed.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Northern Italy & Sicily

Northern Italy & Sicily

Mantua, Cremona & Etna


Mozart:

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183


The Places

The tour starts in Northern Italy, in the city of Mantua, once the domain of the Gonzaga family. We visit Cremona, the centre of violin-making, and Milan, where Mozart stayed on more than one occasion during his Italian journeys. Sicily has a remarkably varied history, held by Phoenicians and Carthaginians before becoming part of Roman territory, later to be occupied by Ostrogoths, recaptured by the Byzantines, ruled by Saracens, and held by Normans, Germans, French and Spanish. Only in the mid-nineteenth century was Sicily drawn into the unified country of Italy.

The Music

The music chosen for this tour is by Mozart and includes his final Symphony No. 41, known as the "Jupiter", written in Vienna in August 1788, and the earlier Symphony No. 25, completed in Mozart's native city of Salzburg in early October 1773. Mozart had made three extended Italian tours between 1771 and 1773, and his father Leopold had hoped that his family might be able to settle there, if a position could be found for his son. In this, however, they were unsuccessful, and the third Italian tour was Mozart's last.

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Ravenna, Venice & Faenza

Ravenna, Venice & Faenza


Mozart:

Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K313

Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Andante in C major, K315 for flute and orchestra


Herbert Weissberg (flute)

Capella Istropolitana, Martin Sieghart

The Places

The tour starts in Northern Italy, in Ravenna, once the capital of the Roman Emperor Honorius. The tour also takes us to Faenza, famous for its majolica ware, known as faïence, and to the great Basilica of San Marco in Venice and its Carnival.

The Music

The music for this tour of Italy is by Mozart and includes his two Flute Concertos, written for a patron during a visit to Mannheim in 1777–78. The Andante, K.315, is thought to date from the same period.

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Southern Italy & Sicily

Southern Italy & Sicily


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


The Places

From Caserta and Naples in Southern Italy we travel to Sicily, an island with a remarkably varied history.

The Music

The music is by Mozart, his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467, written in Vienna in March 1785, and the second of his two piano concertos in a minor key, the Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491, composed in Vienna in the following year.

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Martha Argerich - Verbier 2007-2008

Martha Argerich - Verbier 2007-2008


Bach, J S:

Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV826

Martha Argerich (piano)

Bartók:

Violin Sonata in E minor, BB28

Martha Argerich (piano) & Renaud Capuçon (violin)

Grieg:

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36

Martha Argerich (piano) & Mischa Maisky (cello)

Lutosławski:

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for two pianos

Martha Argerich & Gabriela Montero (pianos)

Mozart:

Andante and Variations in G for Piano Duet, K501

Martha Argerich & Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

Shostakovich:

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Martha Argerich (piano), Joshua Bell (violin), Henning Kraggerud (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola) & Mischa Maisky (cello)


A collection of the most wonderful performances given at the Verbier Festival (2007 and 2008) by the legendary pianist Martha Argerich, featuring some of the most talented musicians of today.

Martha Argerich proves once again her great pianistic technique in a wave of virtuosity, performing emblematic works of the greatest composers ever. Moreover, she is accompanied by the best and most renowned cellists, pianists and violinists one can imagine: Stephen Kovacevich, Mischa Maisky, Renaud Capuçon…

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Booklet notes: English

Running time: 125 mins

FSK: all audiences

“…Argerich's matriarchal presence casts a benign glow over the proceedings, and her keyboard wizardry remains as abundant and remarkable as ever.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2009 ****

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Medici Arts - 3078928

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