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Sanderling conducts Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky

Sanderling conducts Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky

Recorded live at Philharmonie Berlin, June 1992


Saint-Saëns:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36


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

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 90 mins

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“[Bronfman] plays the first movement with the power and expressive elegance of early Beethoven. There is tremendous virtuosity too, which then extends to the delightful Scherzando, a complete and delicate contrast, where the DVD camera lets us watch his mercurial hands in astonishment as well as pleasure...This is among the most revealing accounts available” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010

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An Evening with Renée Fleming

An Evening with Renée Fleming

Recorded live at Waldbühne, Berlin, 2010


Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Elgar:

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Khachaturian:

Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia

Korngold:

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

Leoncavallo:

Mimi Pinson la biondinetta (from La Bohème)

Musette svaria sulla bocca viva (from La Bohème)

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Puccini:

Donde lieta usci (from La Bohème)

Tu che di gel sei cinta (from Turandot)

Smetana:

Dobrá! Já mu je dám!... Jak je mi? (Dalibor)

Strauss, R:

Morgen mittag um elf! (from Capriccio)

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture


The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With over 20,000 attendances, these are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world.

This year the Berliner Philharmoniker play under the baton of Ion Marin, one of the most exciting conductors on today’s musical scene. They welcome "America's Beautiful Voice", Grammy Award winning soprano Renée Fleming, who has a devoted international following wherever she appears. Her career has been built on success across a wide range of musical styles, but she is best-known for her excellence in opera worldwide.

The device of the evening was “Night of Love”- the most beautiful Opera Arias in combination with atmospheric instrumental pieces.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: English, German, French

Running time: 130 mins

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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Live Recording from The Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2004


Svetlana Zakharova (Odette / Odile) & Roberto Bolle (Prince Siegfried)

Ballet and Orchestra of The Teatro Alla Scala, James Tuggle (conductor) & Florence Clerc/Frédéric Olivieri (stage directors)

Choreography by Vladimir Burmeister & Lev Ivanov

Swan Lake is the most successful of all ballets, in fact it has become the very epitome of classical dance. Together with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, it makes up the great trio of classical ballets set to Tchaikovsky’s music.

Arthaus presents a DVD of the 2004 Teatro alla Scala production of Swan Lake. Two classical ballet world stars take the lead roles: The young prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova – the most sought-after representative of the Russian style - as Odette / Odile and Roberto Bolle, the La Scala star dancer and most important ambassador of today’s Italian Ballet.

Directed by Florence Clerc from Paris and Frédéric Olivieri, Artistic Director with the La Scala Ballet, the Milan staging combines the best of both worlds in ballet: It brings the Russian classical school together with the history of choreographic adaptation in the West.

The version presented on this DVD is based on the choreography of Swan Lake which in itself has become a classic: The Burmeister version of the 1953 production at the Moscow Academic Music Theater, which first came to the West as Lac des cygnes at the Opéra in Paris in the 50’s, and has since been adapted numerous times.

BONUS: The Rehearsal

Sound Format: LPCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR, ES, IT (Bonus)

Running Time: 133 mins + 13 mins (Bonus)

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Nov & Dec, 2009


Miyako Yoshida (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Ricardo Cervera/Steven McRae (Nephew/Nutcracker), Steven McRae (The Prince), Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) & Iohna Loots (Clara)

The Royal Ballet & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Koen Kessels (conductor) & Peter Wright (director)

Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

This all-time ballet favourite, in which young Clara is swept into a fantasy adventure when one of her Christmas presents comes to life, is at its most enchanting in Peter Wright’s glorious production – as fresh as ever in its 25th year. Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman (including an ingenious magical Christmas tree), an exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy (Miyako Yoshida) and chivalrous Prince (Steven McRae), the mysterious Drosselmeyer (Gary Avis) and vibrant dancing by The Royal Ballet make for a captivating performance. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

‘One of the very best seasonal treats for children and adults alike, the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is a handsome, magical, thoroughly traditional rendering of ETA Hoffmann’s immortal if deeply strange story.’ Sunday Express

Extra Features

Cast gallery

Rehearsing at White Lodge

Peter Wright tells the story of The Nutcracker

Running time TBC127mins

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Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0 LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS digital

Menu language EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OA1036D

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Waldbühne: St. Petersburg Night

Waldbühne: St. Petersburg Night

Live Recording from The Waldbühne Berlin, 1997


Chopin:

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

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Prelude

Sorochintsy Fair: Gopak

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 1, Op. 64a: Death of Tybalt

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Waltz from Swan Lake


Zubin Mehta, born in Bombay in 1936, is one of the greatest conductors on the rostrum. ‚I have been conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker longer than many of its musicians have been members. I began in 1961 and since then have not missed a single season. During all those years I have been able to observe continually that the Berliner Philharmoniker sets standards for outstanding orchestral achievements.‘

The theme of his ‚St. Petersburg Night‘ at the Berlin Waldbühne is, of course, Russian music. The centrepiece is one of Tchaikovsky‘s most frequently played and effective compositions: his Piano Concerto No. 1 in B fl at minor. This work has spread the fame of Russian music all over the world. Its memorable melodies and original rhythms never fail to captivate audiences.

Daniel Barenboim, was the soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto in Zubin Mehta‘s music night. With this combination of master conductor, master pianist and leading orchestra, success was, of course, assured. The twenty thousand people in the audience at the Berlin Waldbühne, sold out weeks beforehand, expressed their thanks with tumultuous applause.

The other works in the programme were also enthusiastically received, in particular the familiar sounds of Tchaikovsky‘s ‚Swan Lake‘ and Rimsky-Korsakov‘s orchestral scherzo ‚The Flight of the Bumblebee‘ from his opera ‚The Legend of Tsar Saltan‘, which was played with astounding virtuosity.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9, PAL

Running Time: 97 mins

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Arthaus Musik Waldbühne Berliner Philharmoniker - 107172

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Berliner Philharmoniker: European Concert 1993

Berliner Philharmoniker: European Concert 1993


Mozart:

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture


The Berlin Philharmonic opened its Europe Concert 1993 in the impressive setting of the Royal Albert Hall with Pyotr Tchaikovsky‘s fantasy overture to Romeo and Juliet.

Playing and interpreting Mozart is an incomparable challenge for every musician, but the present recording demonstrates masterful interpretation and playing by the world-renowned violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. The Violin Concerto No. 3, K.216, with its fully balanced dialogue between solo instrument and orchestra, represents - compared to its two predecessors - a quantum leap. Alfred Einstein called this violin concerto „a miracle“. Only a musician who has total sway over his instrument and is able to interpret the freshness of the invention and the elegance of the melody can achieve a finished performance.

Under Bernard Haitink‘s baton, the Berlin Philharmonic have demonstrated here their possibilities in the reduced classical instrumentation, before the full orchestra put on a show after the interval with Stravinsky‘s „Rite“.

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DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9, PAL

Running Time: 90 mins

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Arthaus Musik Berliner Philharmoniker - 107171

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Berliner Philharmoniker: Gala From Berlin – Songs of Love and Desire

Berliner Philharmoniker: Gala From Berlin – Songs of Love and Desire

Live Recording from the Philharmonie Berlin, 1998


Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Bizet:

L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: IV. Carillon

L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

Deh vieni, non tardar (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Deh! vieni alla finestra (from Don Giovanni)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Fin ch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Rossini:

La gazza ladra Overture

Tchaikovsky:

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Puskay pogibnu ya 'Tatiana's Letter Scene' (from Eugene Onegin)

Mirella Freni (soprano)

Verdi:

Addio, addio, speranza ed anima (from Rigoletto)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)

Caro nome (from Rigoletto)

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)

Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (tenor)


Love is the motto of the 1998 New Year‘s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters of our day, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina, compared by some to a young Domingo, sings highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter scene of Tchaikovsky‘s Eugene Onegin.

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DVD Format: DVD 9, PAL

Running Time: 90 mins

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Directed by Hans Hulscher

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Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20


Choreography by Heinz Spoerli.

In 2005 it was over 30 years since the Zurich Opera House had seen a performance of probably the world’s best-loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The Zurich Ballet, which has become one of the world’s leading dance ensembles under Heinz Spoerli’s direction, raised this famed work from its slumber with a dream team to tackle this classic anew. Zurich Ballet Director and choreographer Spoerli has long been confirmed as a master storyteller and an imaginative renewer of the genre: with the support of set designer Erich Wonder and costumier Florence von Gerkan he has devised a new and contemporary version of this classic dance tale that has been eagerly awaited by ballet enthusiasts all over the world, in this his third production of Swan Lake. Top Russian conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev ensures an evening of musical excellence, too.

It has just been announced that at the end of the 2011/12 season, Heinz Spoerli is to stand down as Ballet Director and Principal Choreographer at the Opera House in Zurich.

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC055

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Italy

Italy

Verona and Romeo and Juliet - Florence - Naples


Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Capriccio italien, Op. 45


The Places

Our tour of Italy stars in Verona, with its reminiscences of Romeo and Juliet. Then to Florence, for some 300 years, from 1434, the seat of the powerful Medici family, whose artistic patronage has left an impressive cultural legacy. The tour ends in the south, with Naples, originally a Greek colony and later a Roman port, and then capital of a kingdom, ruled by Normans and later from Spain. Briefly a Habsburg possession, from 1734 it belonged to the Bourbons, before the unification of Italy in 1860.

The Music

Tchaikovsky stayed in Florence on two occasions in 1878, after the disaster of his marriage, hastily contracted, had led him to seek respite abroad. A visit to Rome in 1880 led to the composition of the Italian Capriccio and his opera The Queen of Spades was written in 1890 in Florence, recalled in the same year in his Souvenir de Florence. The other music heard here is the Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet, written in 1869 and based on Shakespeare's play, set in Verona.

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Open Air - A Night with the Berliner Philharmoniker

Open Air - A Night with the Berliner Philharmoniker

Recorded live at the Waldbühne, Berlin, 2002


Bizet:

L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole

Chapí:

Overture from La revoltosa

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dance No. 15 in C major, Op. 72 No. 7

Elgar:

The Wild Bears (The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Op. 1b)

Gardel:

Por Una Cabeza

(arr. John Williams)

Kim:

Elegy

Kreisler:

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Lincke:

Berliner Luft March

Lumbye:

Champagne Galop

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Massenet:

Le Cid: Aragonaise

Navarraise from Le Cid

Moniuszko:

Halka: Mazurka

Paganini:

The Carnival of Venice

Sibelius:

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Tchaikovsky:

Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: Mélodie in E flat major

Valse-scherzo in C major for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano), Op. 34

The Nutcracker: Pas de deux

Toyama:

Dance of the Celestials

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Wieniawski:

Polonaise brilliante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4

Ziehrer:

Wiener Bürger


The extraordinary atmosphere of this Open Air venue is the imagination of this production. More than 20,000 people attended the yearly Open Air Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Waldbühne in Berlin. The atmosphere is as unique as the Night of the Proms Concert.

This is a full programme of musical showpieces and some of the most popular pieces of classical music like Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Mascagni Intermezzo, Paganini Il carnevale die Venezia and Sibelius Valse triste.

The famous violinist Vadim Repin is clearly happy to indulge, performing here with all the appropriate showmanship and artistry alongside the first-class Berliner Philharmoniker and Mariss Jansons. This isn´t only a production for core classical lovers – this is a night for a wide audience.

“Repin’s playing of the Paganini has to be watched to be believed, and the audience, quite justifiably, go wild at the end, causing him to repeat the piece, this time modified for even greater effect, enchanting all present including orchestra and conductor. " John Phillips, MusicWeb International

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

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

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 116 mins

Audience: all

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EuroArts Waldbühne - 2051968

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