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Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus

Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Koncz:

Hungarian Fantasy on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Weber:

Oberon Overture

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)


The Europakonzert 2017 brought the Berliner Philharmoniker to one of the most mythical places in history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite. Andreas Ottensamer was the soloist with his interpretation of Weber‘s highly elaborate Clarinet Concerto. The Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, also played Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year.

This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rostrum once again, while the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer is the solo clarinettist for the 2017 Europakonzert.

In front of the city’s Byzantine castle, the Berliner Philharmoniker play works by Carl Maria von Weber and Antonín Dvořák , which impress with their lyrical zest and warm colours.

Andreas Ottensamer performs his interpretation of von Weber‘s Clarinet Concerto, which is known as a much more elaborate composition than Mozart‘s clarinet concertos owing to the cooperation between the composer and clarinettist Joseph Heinrich Bärmann.

The concert concludes with Dvořák‘s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Blu-ray disc comes in high resolution audio: 96kHz/24 bit

BD Picture: Full HD – 16:9

BD Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0

Hi-res Audio: 96kHz/24 bit

Region code: All (A1/B2/C3)

Running time: 90 mins

Language: N/A

Subtitles: N/A

Production Year: May 2017

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EuroArts Europakonzert - 8024256264

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $22.25

Special: $20.25

Scheduled for release on 22 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus

Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus


Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Koncz:

Hungarian Fantasy on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Weber:

Oberon Overture

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)


The Europakonzert 2017 brought the Berliner Philharmoniker to one of the most mythical places in history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite. Andreas Ottensamer was the soloist with his interpretation of Weber‘s highly elaborate Clarinet Concerto. The Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Mariss Jansons, also played Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year.

This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rostrum once again, while the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer is the solo clarinettist for the 2017 Europakonzert.

In front of the city’s Byzantine castle, the Berliner Philharmoniker play works by Carl Maria von Weber and Antonín Dvořák , which impress with their lyrical zest and warm colours.

Andreas Ottensamer performs his interpretation of von Weber‘s Clarinet Concerto, which is known as a much more elaborate composition than Mozart‘s clarinet concertos owing to the cooperation between the composer and clarinettist Joseph Heinrich Bärmann.

The concert concludes with Dvořák‘s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.

DVD Picture: 16:9 – NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0,

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 90mins

Language: N/A

Subtitles: N/A

Production year: May 2017

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

EuroArts Europakonzert - 8024256268

(DVD Video)

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Special: $18.75

Scheduled for release on 22 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan


1 Opening

2 Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

3 Phoenix (Philippe Kratz)

4 Narcissus (Giuseppe Spota)

5 Applause & End Credits


Giuseppe Spota (Narcissus) & Philippe Kratz (Phoenix)

Aterballetto Dance Company

Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

Jiří Pokorny's “Words and Space” is a metaphor of an intrapersonal speech, a book full of floating stories. It is personal, intimate and very poetic.

“Phoenix” is inspired by the idea of the infinite circular motion of life: Birth, growth, immobility, death and finally birth again. Choreographer Philippe Kratz tries to understand who we were and what we are capable of becoming.

In “Narcissus” Giuseppe Spota takes a look at the youth of today. Are they ready to come out of their virtual frames and face the mirror of everyday life? Or will they all end up like Narcissus, alone to admire and cherish themselves?

BD Picture: Full HD – 16:9

BD Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0

Region code: All (A1/B2/C3)

Language/subtitles: N/A

Running time: 75 mins (TBC)

Production: June 7th & 8th 2017

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EuroArts - 8024264234

(Blu-ray)

$22.25

Scheduled for release on 22 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan

La grande danza: Aterballetto in Milan


1 Opening

2 Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

3 Phoenix (Philippe Kratz)

4 Narcissus (Giuseppe Spota)

5 Applause & End Credits


Giuseppe Spota (Narcissus) & Philippe Kratz (Phoenix)

Aterballetto Dance Company

Words and Space (Jiří Pokorny)

Jiří Pokorny's “Words and Space” is a metaphor of an intrapersonal speech, a book full of floating stories. It is personal, intimate and very poetic.

“Phoenix” is inspired by the idea of the infinite circular motion of life: Birth, growth, immobility, death and finally birth again. Choreographer Philippe Kratz tries to understand who we were and what we are capable of becoming.

In “Narcissus” Giuseppe Spota takes a look at the youth of today. Are they ready to come out of their virtual frames and face the mirror of everyday life? Or will they all end up like Narcissus, alone to admire and cherish themselves?

DVD Picture: 16:9 – NTSC

DVD Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Language/subtitles: N/A

Running time: 75 mins (TBC)

Production: June 7th & 8th 2017

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EuroArts - 8024264238

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$21.00

Scheduled for release on 22 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Callas in London, Hamburg & Paris

Callas in London, Hamburg & Paris


 

Callas at Covent Garden (London 1962 & 1964)

Callas in Concert (Hamburg 1959 & 1962)

Toujours (Paris 1958)

Toujours (Paris 1958)

Callas made her belated Paris debut with this concert at the sumptuous Paris Opéra – now known as the Palais Garnier – in 1958. It was a major social event, attended by le tout Paris, and Callas appeared on the famous stage wearing her most elegant couture and a million dollars’ worth of jewellery. She opened with Norma’s ‘Casta diva’, which was followed by Leonora’s plaintive aria and the gripping ‘Miserere’ from Act IV of Il trovatore, before she lightened the mood with ‘Una voce poco fa’ from Il barbiere di Siviglia. The second half of the evening offered a staged version of Act II of Tosca, for which Callas was joined by her familiar and brilliant sparring partner, Tito Gobbi, as Scarpia and the Australian-born tenor Albert Lance as Cavaradossi, The conductor was Georges Sébastian. Paris became the last city in which Callas appeared in a new operatic production (Norma, 1965) and she died, aged just 53, in her apartment in its elegant 16th arrondissement in 1977.

Callas in Concert (Hamburg 1959 & 1962)

Callas’s only operatic appearances in Germany were Lucia di Lammermoor, with Karajan conducting, in Berlin in 1955, and La sonnambula in Cologne in 1957, but in both 1959 and 1962 she made concert tours of the country, visiting Hamburg twice. The video recordings of her concerts in the city showcase her in a dazzling variety of Italian and French repertoire for both soprano and mezzo-soprano: three contrasting Verdi roles (Lady Macbeth, Elvira from Ernani and Elisabetta from Don Carlo); Imogene from Bellini’s Il pirata; Giulia from La vestale; Chimène from Massenet’s Le Cid; Verdi’s most explosively dramatic aria for mezzo-soprano – Eboli’s ‘On don fatale’ from Don Carlo; Carmen’s seductive Habanera and Seguédille and, from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Angelina’s final rondo, which magically combines modest charm and sparkling virtuosity.

Callas at Covent Garden (London 1962 & 1964)

Callas first appeared at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1952, as Norma. It became the scene for her last-ever operatic appearance: in June 1965, in a Zeffirelli production of Tosca that had been mounted for her the previous year. This Blu-ray disc includes Act 2 of that production, recorded in February 1964. Callas is joined by that Scarpia of Scarpias, Tito Gobbi, and, as Cavaradossi, the dynamic tenor Renato Cioni. The conductor is Carlo Felice Cilliario. This disc also contains extracts from a gala concert given two years earlier at Covent Garden. Callas performs Elisabetta’s magnificent Act V aria from Don Carlo (recalling a role she sang at La Scala in 1955) and the Habanera and Seguédille from Carmen, evoking one of the great might-have-beens of operatic history, since she never sang the entire role of Carmen on stage.


Maria Callas (soprano)

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Blu-ray Disc

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Warner Classics Maria Callas Live Remastered - 9029580420

(Blu-ray - 3 discs)

$16.25

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Sviatoslav Richter with Orchestra

Sviatoslav Richter with Orchestra


Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

only Richter recording

Oleg Kagan (violin) & Marina Vorozhtsova (flute)

Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Yuri Nikolayevsky

Haydn:

Keyboard Concerto in D major, H. 18/11

Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Yuri Tsyiruk

Scriabin:

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

All-Union Radio and Central Television Large Chorus & USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov


The opportunity to see Richter in live performance is a treasure. It’s even more exciting to see him in two major works by favorite composers which do not exist in audio-only recordings.

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Parnassus - PDVD1205

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$11.75

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Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Filmed in HD at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), 03/2010


Alain Vernhes (Marquis de la Force), Susan Gritton (Blanche de la Force), Bernard Richter (Chevalier de la Force), Sylvie Brunet (Madame de Croissy), Soile Isokoski (Madame Lidoine), Susanne Resmark (Mère Marie), Hélène Guilmette (Soeur Constance), Heike Grötzinger (Mère Jeanne) & Anaïk Morel (Soeur Mathilde)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Kent Nagano

Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes Elena Zaytseva, Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky

A passionate lover of the human voice, Francis Poulenc composed the Dialogues des Carmélites in 1953, using a libretto he himself had written from a screenplay by Georges Bernanos. The first ever performances in Munich, this production was entrusted to Dmitri Tcherniakov, whose worldwide reputation is underpinned by productions like Eugene Onegin and Macbeth at the Paris Opera and Don Giovanni at Aixen-Provence.

The superb international cast includes a fine Blanche de la Force in Susan Gritton and an excellent Madame de Croissy by Sylvie Brunet, who was favourably compared to Rita Gorr in the press. They are superbly backed up by Soile Isokoski, Susanne Resmark, Hélène Guilmette, Alain Vernhes and the fabulous Bernard Richter.

Kent Nagano with the Dialogues literally at his fingertips – he recorded a landmark version some years ago – is at the helm of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Duration : 146 minutes

Subtitles : Fr, Eng, Ger, Spa

Colour 16/9, NTSC

PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

“[the production is] set in a soulless authoritarian state but filmed in a way that underlines individual dilemmas and common humanity. It is worth watching for Sylvie Brunet’s doughty Madame de Croissy, Soile Isokoski’s gracious Madame Lidoine and Susan Gritton’s winning Blanche.” Financial Times, 4th June 2011 ***

“Tcherniakov's production is probably the most physically active Dialogues ever staged. Everyone is seemingly in constant motion...Sylvie Brunet is a memorably formidable and pitiable Croissy...Helen Guilmette's Constance, lively but never cloying or cute, is immeasurably enhanced by heavenly floated pianissimi...Isokoski, suitably dignified in her role, is in ravishing voice.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC061

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Scheduled for release on 8 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Berg: Lulu

Berg: Lulu


Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Daniela Sindram (Gräfin Geschwitz), Rachael Wilson (Eine Theater-Garderobiere/Ein Gymnasiast/Ein Groom), Rainer Trost (Der Maler/Ein Neger), Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Matthias Klink (Alwa), Martin Winkler (Ein Tierbändiger/Ein Athlet), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Der Prinz/Der Kammerdiener/Der Marquis), Elsa Benoit (Eine Fünfzehnjährige), Christian Rieger (Der Medizinalrat/Der Bankier/Der Professor), Pavlo Hunka (Schigolch), Christoph Stephinger (Der Theaterdirektor)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)

Lulu, Alban Berg’s hauntingly mysterious opera in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, has been one of the major events of the 2015 Bayerische Staatsoper season : an ideal setting for conductor Kirill Petrenko first-ever DVD recording ! A sensuous and impenetrable opera, Berg’s masterpiece depicts the burning and sometimes bestial intensity of human relationships through the figure of Lulu, the true femme fatale, bearer of an enigma that haunts us way beyond the end of the opera. Venenous, sibylline, deathly for who approaches her, the dangerous Lulu destroys the established and bourgeois order she evolves in, carrying away with her all certainty, just like the audacious and demanding musical language Berg invented to give form to this unreachable character. Frank Wedekind’s work proved indeed to be an extremely fertile ground for the dodecaphonic composer’s imagination, and gave birth to one of the most singular and ambitious work of art of the twentieth century. With the privilege of a dream cast, gathering Berg’s best interprets, this new production of Lulu is conducted by Kirill Petrenko, and staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov. A visionary genius considered as the contemporary stage ‘enfant terrible’, it is with a shattering realism that he directs those characters, hostages to their own passions and darkest fantasies, and reveals the complexity of this great human and social tragedy. Marlis Petersen is Lulu, a role she was then singing for the ninth time, and which awarded her, for this production, the title of ‘singer of the year’ by German magazine Opernwelt

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Format: NTSC

Bel Air Classiques - BAC129

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Normally: $28.75

Special: $25.50

Scheduled for release on 8 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Berg: Lulu

Berg: Lulu


Marlis Petersen (Lulu), Daniela Sindram (Gräfin Geschwitz), Rachael Wilson (Eine Theater-Garderobiere/Ein Gymnasiast/Ein Groom), Rainer Trost (Der Maler/Ein Neger), Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Matthias Klink (Alwa), Martin Winkler (Ein Tierbändiger/Ein Athlet), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Der Prinz/Der Kammerdiener/Der Marquis), Elsa Benoit (Eine Fünfzehnjährige), Christian Rieger (Der Medizinalrat/Der Bankier/Der Professor), Pavlo Hunka (Schigolch), Christoph Stephinger (Der Theaterdirektor)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Dmitri Tcherniakov (director)

Lulu, Alban Berg’s hauntingly mysterious opera in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, has been one of the major events of the 2015 Bayerische Staatsoper season : an ideal setting for conductor Kirill Petrenko first-ever DVD recording ! A sensuous and impenetrable opera, Berg’s masterpiece depicts the burning and sometimes bestial intensity of human relationships through the figure of Lulu, the true femme fatale, bearer of an enigma that haunts us way beyond the end of the opera. Venenous, sibylline, deathly for who approaches her, the dangerous Lulu destroys the established and bourgeois order she evolves in, carrying away with her all certainty, just like the audacious and demanding musical language Berg invented to give form to this unreachable character. Frank Wedekind’s work proved indeed to be an extremely fertile ground for the dodecaphonic composer’s imagination, and gave birth to one of the most singular and ambitious work of art of the twentieth century. With the privilege of a dream cast, gathering Berg’s best interprets, this new production of Lulu is conducted by Kirill Petrenko, and staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov. A visionary genius considered as the contemporary stage ‘enfant terrible’, it is with a shattering realism that he directs those characters, hostages to their own passions and darkest fantasies, and reveals the complexity of this great human and social tragedy. Marlis Petersen is Lulu, a role she was then singing for the ninth time, and which awarded her, for this production, the title of ‘singer of the year’ by German magazine Opernwelt

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Blu-ray Disc

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC429

(Blu-ray)

Normally: $34.75

Special: $30.50

Scheduled for release on 8 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites

Filmed in HD at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), 03/2010


Alain Vernhes (Marquis de la Force), Susan Gritton (Blanche de la Force), Bernard Richter (Chevalier de la Force), Sylvie Brunet (Madame de Croissy), Soile Isokoski (Madame Lidoine), Susanne Resmark (Mère Marie), Hélène Guilmette (Soeur Constance), Heike Grötzinger (Mère Jeanne) & Anaïk Morel (Soeur Mathilde)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Kent Nagano

Stage direction and set design: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Costumes Elena Zaytseva, Lighting Gleb Filshtinsky

A passionate lover of the human voice, Francis Poulenc composed the Dialogues des Carmélites in 1953, using a libretto he himself had written from a screenplay by Georges Bernanos. The first ever performances in Munich, this production was entrusted to Dmitri Tcherniakov, whose worldwide reputation is underpinned by productions like Eugene Onegin and Macbeth at the Paris Opera and Don Giovanni at Aixen-Provence.

The superb international cast includes a fine Blanche de la Force in Susan Gritton and an excellent Madame de Croissy by Sylvie Brunet, who was favourably compared to Rita Gorr in the press. They are superbly backed up by Soile Isokoski, Susanne Resmark, Hélène Guilmette, Alain Vernhes and the fabulous Bernard Richter.

Kent Nagano with the Dialogues literally at his fingertips – he recorded a landmark version some years ago – is at the helm of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Subtitles : Fr, Eng, Ger, Spa

Colour 1080i HD, 16/9

PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio

“[the production is] set in a soulless authoritarian state but filmed in a way that underlines individual dilemmas and common humanity. It is worth watching for Sylvie Brunet’s doughty Madame de Croissy, Soile Isokoski’s gracious Madame Lidoine and Susan Gritton’s winning Blanche.” Financial Times, 4th June 2011 ***

“Tcherniakov's production is probably the most physically active Dialogues ever staged. Everyone is seemingly in constant motion...Sylvie Brunet is a memorably formidable and pitiable Croissy...Helen Guilmette's Constance, lively but never cloying or cute, is immeasurably enhanced by heavenly floated pianissimi...Isokoski, suitably dignified in her role, is in ravishing voice.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

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Blu-ray Disc

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Bel Air Classiques - BAC461

(Blu-ray)

$28.75

Scheduled for release on 8 September 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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