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Hera Hyesang Park, Jochen Rieder, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice - Breathe (2024)

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Hera Hyesang Park, Jochen Rieder, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice - Breathe (2024)

Hera Hyesang Park, Jochen Rieder, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice - Breathe (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 335 Mb | Total time: 79:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 4627 | Recorded: 2022, 2023

Hera Hyesang Park releases her second Deutsche Grammophon album, that focuses on spiritual, meditative arias and songs. Breathe reflects the soprano’s determination to embrace life, let go of grief and approach every day with gratitude. This personal approach led to a choice of music containing classics by Rossini, Verdi, Massenet and more, besides recent works by contemporary composers.

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 7,54 Gb | Total time: 37:53:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7288 | Recorded: 1929-2054

Deutsche Grammophon has created a landmark new edition that offers a cross-section of the great German conductor’s career in all its remarkable creative phases. Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, which commemorates the 65th anniversary of his death on November 30, 1954, comprises 34 CDs and a DVD of his irresistible 1954 Salzburg Festival Don Giovanni performance, as well as in-depth essays and analysis from critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht and broadcaster Rob Cowan. The release is also backed by contextual information and video interviews contributed by critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht.

Lisette Oropesa, Corrado Rovaris, Dresdner Philharmonie - Rossini & Donizetti: French Bel Canto Arias (2022)

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Lisette Oropesa, Corrado Rovaris, Dresdner Philharmonie - Rossini & Donizetti: French Bel Canto Arias (2022)

Lisette Oropesa, Corrado Rovaris, Dresdner Philharmonie - Rossini & Donizetti: French Bel Canto Arias (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 65:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186 955 | Recorded: 2021

On her second solo album Lisette Oropesa has combined two of her greatest loves, the French language and Italian bel canto. This recording with the Dresdner Philharmonie under the baton of Corrado Rovaris showcases the variety of lesser-known and more popular works by Rossini and Donizetti, featuring arias that contain coloratura, lyricism, drama, heightened emotion, and even comedy.

Renato Palumbo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Bianca e Falliero (2006)

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Renato Palumbo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Bianca e Falliero (2006)

Renato Palumbo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia - Rossini: Bianca e Falliero (2006)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20+5.28 Gb (2xDVD9) | 183 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Composed for La Scala in Milan in 1819, Bianca e Falliero is an opera of extraordinary dramatic originality, rich in highly spectacular stage solutions, and a fundamental work for our understanding of the full significance of the authentic revolution that the composer from Pesaro brought about in opera; a revolution that was destined to have a decisive influence on the development of Italian opera in the nineteenth century. The singing cast features Maria Bayo, Daniela Barcellona, Francesco Meli and Carlo Lepore, conducted by Renato Palumbo and directed by Jean-Louis Martinoty.

Claudio Abbado - Rossini, Verdi: Overtures (1999)

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Claudio Abbado - Rossini, Verdi: Overtures (1999)

Claudio Abbado - Rossini, Verdi: Overtures (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:42 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 28946332528

If you wonder what happened to Rossini and Verdi conducting in the vein of Toscanini, look no further that this CD. This is wonderfully stimulating playing. Abbado would become principal conductor of the London Symphony several years after this recording was made, but we find here that he already had a superb rapport with the orchestra. Andre Previn was still the principal conductor at the time, and it is interesting to hear how differently the orchestra played for him and for Abbado.

Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 67:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029500570 | Recorded: 2020, 2021

The first joint album from countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and guitarist Thibaut Garcia, À sa guitare takes it's name from a song by the 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc. But it's frame of reference is extraordinarily wide - both culturally and stylistically. It's 22 tracks range across 400 years and music by composers and songwriters from France, Britain, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the USA.

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gautier Capuçon - Sommernachtskonzert 2022 [Blu-Ray]

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Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gautier Capuçon - Sommernachtskonzert 2022 [Blu-Ray]

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gautier Capuçon - Sommernachtskonzert 2022 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18991 kbps / 1080p / 29.970 fps | 112 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3605 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Sony Classical

The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is the world's biggest annual classical open-air concert that takes place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna (Concert date: June 16, 2022).

Anna Bonitatibus, Federico Ferri, Accademia degli Astrusi, La Stagione Armonica - Semiramide, La Signora Regale (2014)

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Anna Bonitatibus, Federico Ferri, Accademia degli Astrusi, La Stagione Armonica - Semiramide, La Signora Regale (2014)

Anna Bonitatibus, Federico Ferri, Accademia degli Astrusi, La Stagione Armonica - Semiramide, La Signora Regale (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 437 Mb | Total time: 90:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88725479862 | Recorded: 2013

Anna Bonitatibus (born in Potenza) is an Italian mezzo-soprano. She is one of the most wanted mezzo-sopranos of our time, admired in particular for her interpretations of roles by Rossini and Mozart. The music on this new album spans from 18th century (Jommelli, Caldara, Porpora) until early 19th century (Meyerbeer, Rossini, Garcia). Most of the arias and scenes are WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS. Some pieces are even performed for the first time after more than 150 years. ANNA BONITATIBUS is one of the best mezzo-sopranos of our time, well trained in performing in a "historically informed" manner. A very special highlight: A Semiramide aria (“Preghiera”) by Manuel Garcia. He has been the first Almaviva in Rossini's “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. He was an amazing composer as well: he composed a Semiramide after Rossini that everybody considered lost. The score was discovered and newly edited by Anna Bonitatibus.

Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podleś, Sumi Jo - Gioacchino Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

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Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podleś, Sumi Jo - Gioacchino Rossini: Tancredi (1995)

Alberto Zedda, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Ewa Podleś, Sumi Jo - Gioacchino Rossini: Tancredi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 574 Mb | Total time: 75:20+72:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660037-38 | Recorded: 1994

Tancredi, which was based on Tasso’s epic poem Gerusalemme Liberata and was first heard in 1813, is most widely remembered for its overture, but this excellent Naxos set makes a strong case for the piece. It completely displaces the previous versions from Sony and RCA, and the eminent Rossini scholar and conductor, Alberto Zedda, proves a far more resilient, generally brisker and lighter Rossini interpreter than his predecessors. Sumi Jo is superb as the heroine, Amenaide, in dazzlingly clear coloratura, as well as imaginative pointing of phrase, rhythm and words.

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Gioacchino Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013)

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Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Gioacchino Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013)

Will Crutchfield, Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Gioacchino Rossini: Ciro in Babilonia (2013)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 165 min | 7,83 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean | Recorded: 2012

The Biblical story of Belshazzar’s hubristic arrogance set against the valour of the young warrrior-leader Cyrus provided the 20-year-old Rossini with a dramatic story with West-Eastern resonances which still speak to us today. For the title role of Cyrus, Rossini wrote what would be his longest-ever contralto role, to which the great Rossini singer Ewa Podles is both naturally attracted and ideally suited. She is partnered by two young American stars of Rossini singing, Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres, and a conductor-scholar, Will Crutchfield, of immense experience and sympathy.

Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)

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Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)

Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 221 Mb | Total time: 74:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9109 | Recorded: 1963-1966

The pearl of great price: the German tenor who could make you wish to retract all you ever thought, wrote or spoke about the species, the Mozart tenor who could sound both elegant and manly, the singer who could almost persuade you that Strauss loved the tenor voice as he did the soprano. We hear Wunderlich in this collection additionally as Rossini’s Almaviva, scrupulous with his triplets and almost as careful with his scales. His “Il mio tesoro” drops not a semiquaver and takes the long phrases with confident ease.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 58:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 434 132-2 | Recorded: 1992

Gioachino Rossini's Messa di Gloria of 1821, right in the middle of the years when he ruled the operatic scene, has been less often recorded than the free-spirited and personal Stabat Mater of his old age. Various reasons could be advanced for this comparative neglect. Stacked up against Rossini's operas of the period it's something of a mixed bag. Some of it is intensely operatic, but it also looks back to the past with its giant contrapuntal "Cum sancto spiritu" (the mass consists of a Kyrie and Gloria). From the point of view of the cult of individual Romantic genius, a major problem is that Rossini may have had a collaborator on the work, one Pietro Raimondi, who honed some of the more polyphonic passages.

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)

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Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 107 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Gioacchino Rossini: Ermione (1988)

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Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Gioacchino Rossini: Ermione (1988)

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Gioacchino Rossini: Ermione (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 65:40+56:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # ECD 75336 | Recorded: 1986

Ermione is one of Rossini's greatest operas. The libretto by Andrea Tottola based on the tragedy by Racine, Andromaque, is one of the richest Rossini ever set, for Tottola in boiling down Racine retained the essence of the play without producing the silliness which so often characterizes bel canto librettos. Possibly, it was the atrength of the libretto that inspired Rossini to write his most profound and innovative opera. He is uncompromising on his demands on the singers. The opera also makes huge demands on the producer since there are major roles for at least three first-class tenors as well as extremely demanding music for a soprano, a contralto or mezzo soprano and a bass. The orchestral and chorus demands are also very high.

Luciano Acocella. Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioacchino Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2017)

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Luciano Acocella. Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioacchino Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2017)

Luciano Acocella. Virtuosi Brunensis - Gioacchino Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 515 Mb | Total time: 02:02:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660401-02 | Recorded: 2014

Set in medieval Italy, Rossini’s rarely performed Adelaide di Borgogna is based on dramatic historical events that led to Otto the Great (Ottone) of Germany conquering the Kingdom of Italy. Despite its political and warlike subject, Adelaide di Borgogna is full of beautiful music, Rossini using lyrical moments to emphasise emotions and express the triangle of passionate love and rivalry between Adelaide, Ottone and Adelberto. Adelaide is bel canto in its purest form and was held in high regard by its composer, who recycled much of it in his subsequent operas.