Maria Callas: The Live Recordings 42CD/3BD

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Warner Classics/Parlophone #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Containing 20 complete operas – including 12 works she never recorded in the studio – and five complete filmed recitals with two different stagings of Act 2 ofTosca on Blu-ray, Maria Callas Live is the indispensable complement toCallas Remastered, Warner Classics’ landmark collection of her studio recordings.

This luxury boxset comprises42 CDs20 complete operas and3 Blu-ray discs5 recitals. Twelve of the operas were never recorded by callas in the studio: verdi:nabucco, verdi:I vespri siciliani, Verdi:Macbeth, Donizetti:Poliuto, Donizetti:Anna Bolena, Gluck:Ifigenia in Tauride, Gluck:Alceste, Bellini:Il pirata, Rossini:Armida, Wagner:Parsifal, Spontini:La vestaleand Giordano:Andrea Chénier.

Maria Callas: The Live Recordings 42CD/3BD #ad - Apart from that, exciting the audience to ecstatic applause;la traviatalisbon 1958, and the heartbreaking puccinitoscafrom covent garden, conducted by franco ghione with Alfredo Kraus; her only incarnation on stage of Gilda inRigoletto; Bellini’sNorma, we are also able to witness the historic performance of Verdi’sAidain Mexico City, where she interpolated a high E flat at the end of the Triumphal Scene, at the height of her vocal powers in London; Donizetti’sLucia di Lammermoorin the legendary perfomance with Karajan at the Städtische Oper Berlin; Cherubini’sMedeaand Bellini’sLa sonnambulaunder Leonard Bernstein at La Scala, 1964.

Thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources, this 45-disc set reveals Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy. Marking the 40th anniversary of maria callas’ death 16th September 1977, Maria Callas Livecaptures the legendary soprano in action on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls.

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Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings The Original Jacket Collection

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Warner Classics #ad - Librettos and texts are included on a CD-ROM, and individual albums carry new notes on the specific recording. This is a deluxe box set including: each individual item complete opera or recital CD presented in its original artwork, 136 pages hard-back book containing essays, rarely-seen photos and also reproductions of revealing correspondence between Maria Callas, a biography and chronology, Walter Legge and other EMI executives.

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George Szell - The Complete Columbia Album Collection

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Sony Classical #ad - There are also substantial interviews with the maestro. Coinciding with the orchestra s centenary in 2018, Sony Classical is excited to announce one of the most ambitious reissue projects of recent times, a comprehensive collection of the Clevelanders recordings made under the baton of their iconic fourth music director.

. The szell/cleveland recordings complete! in the heyday of George Szell s tenure as its chief conductor, declared Gramophone, The Cleveland Orchestra had few if any peers among the world s great orchestras. There are the pianist george Szell s outstanding chamber music recordings, including Mozart with the Budapest Quartet.

George Szell - The Complete Columbia Album Collection #ad - But the main attraction of this stupendous new set is the prospect of having all the Szell-Cleveland repertoire under a single roof for the first time and in optimal sound. Szell's dream was to create an ensemble that combined the Americans purity and beauty of sound and their virtuosity of execution with the European sense of tradition, warmth of expression and sense of style, in the words of his biographer Michael Charry.

Shrink-wrapped. This is, in fact, an object lesson not in correct period style, but in the correct Haydn style . Contained in this vast box are rare mono recordings, some of which have never before appeared on CD, including a Dvo ák New World from 1952, a Beethoven Fifth from 1955 and orchestral extracts from Wagner s Ring from 1956.

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Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings

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Sony #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Fortunately, there are many live recordings which show the real thing a phenomenal, larger-than-life voice. After listening to her live recordings, youll know exactly why. Not even the loudest orchestra could drown her powerful voice. Shrink-wrapped. As the celebrated german music critic Jürgen Kesting put it: Birgit Nilsson in the recording studio is like driving a Porsche in the back yard.

This centenary edition showcases nilsson in roles where she set a new vocal standard turandot, astrid varnay, régine crespin, leonie rysanek, Regina Resnik, Isolde, Jess Thomas, and alongside other great singers like Anna Moffo, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Eugen Jochum, Franco Corelli, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, Brünnhilde, Salome and Elektra in exciting performances, Leonard Bernstein, Leopold Stokowski, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ramón Vinay, Jon Vickers, Karl Böhm, Theo Adam and Martti Talvela.

Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings #ad - Unfortunately, there were seldom recording engineers around who had the expertise to do her voice justice, so it was mostly reduced to a normal size in the studio. Theres nobody like her, no other singer I heard in my life, said Plácido Domingo who partnered her in several performances of Turandot. Taken in chronological order, two performances of elektra and the exciting turandot with franco corelli and Anna Moffo, including the Mets broadcast of Die Walküre conducted by Karajan, these live recordings show the development of the voice of the century: from concert recordings in Stockholm to great performances at the Met, two versions of Tristan und Isolde, the Bayreuth Festival and the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Leopold Stokowski.

Despite her legendary battles with star tenor Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson was one of a very few singers to be respected by all her colleagues, by conductors and directors and managers.

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L'Opéra

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The Vocal Works - Leonard Bernstein Edition

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Sony Music Entertainment #ad - Shrink-wrapped. All the recordings come from the best available audio sources. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Leonard bernstein the vocal edition completes the series of repertoire collection which had its sensational start in 2010 with The Symphony Edition, which sold more than 18, 000 copies, and continued with the Concertos and Orchestral Works set released in 2014.

This release marks the end of the leonard Bernstein centennial celebrations on Sony Classical, which has also seen the release of Leonard Bernstein Remastered and Leonard Bernstein The Composer. Several albums additionally present a selection of historic Bernstein recordings made for RCA Victor in the 1940s.

The Vocal Works - Leonard Bernstein Edition #ad - The 56 albums of the vocal edition contain operatic and choral works and songs, so that the Symphony, as well as numerous alternate symphonic recordings not included in The Symphony Edition, Concerto and Vocal editions form a complete set of Bernsteins recordings in the Sony Classical catalogue. Shrink-wrapped.

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Berlioz: Les Troyens 4CD

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Rhino Warner Classics #ad - A magnificent cast of singers, assembled under the baton of john nelson, predominantly francophone, an acknowledged master of Berlioz’s music who has conducted Les Troyens more frequently than anyone else over a period of more than 40 years; he made his name with the piece when he led performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1974 and enjoyed great acclaim for a production at the Frankfurt Opera shortly before the Strasbourg concerts.

John nelson, conducts a cast led by marie-nicole Lemieux as Cassandre, unrivalled in his authority in this mighty work, Joyce DiDonato as Didon and Michael Spyres as Énée. This new erato recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France.

Berlioz: Les Troyens 4CD #ad - Taken from concert performances in strasbourg that were described as “the musical event of the year”, this recording of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens presents the score absolutely complete. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.

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Birgit Nilsson: 100: An Homage

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Verlag für moderne Kunst #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Though arguably the last of the “true” wagnerians, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson 1918–2005 was by no means limited to Wagner in her repertoire. Shrink-wrapped. Her roles as isolde, brünnhilde, salome, Elektra, Dyer’s Wife and Turandot were often collectively referred to as the “Nilsson repertoire.

Nilsson’s voice was capable of flooding an opera house with oceans of sound, which no commercial recording has ever been able to capture; recordings of live opera broadcasts however come much closer to the real Nilsson voice. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. This book celebrates the centennial of Nilsson’s birth, with texts from prominent members of the music world and photographs of the singer’s greatest roles.

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Complete Chicago Recordings 108 CD Box Set - Sir Georg Solti

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Decca #ad - Shrink-wrapped. 3. Solti often tackled works new to him, among others, and with the CSO championed contemporary composers and premiered, Martinů’s Concerto for Violin No. Solti and the cso built up a vast corpus of recorded repertory which stands as an extraordinary testament to their perfect musical marriage together.

Shrink-wrapped. Chicago was the happiest time of my professional life. Sir georg solti • 108 cds chronologically presenting solti’s and the cso’s complete recorded legacy together • luxury 180-page hardback book in english and german, whether handel's messiah and haydn's creation, berlioz's damnation of faust and liszt's faust symphony, with silver-foiled design and newly commissioned artwork on outer packaging reflected on the book cover and inner trays • Foreword by Lady Solti • Retrospectives by Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano, Humphrey Burton broadcaster and author, with dipped edges • An original-jacket collection, orchestra archives plus facsimiles of Solti’s original scores • Includes every one of their 24 Grammy Award-winning recordings • Works indexed by composers for ease of reference Solti covered a repertoire of a breadth that few rivals can begin to match and none outshine, Frank Villella CSO Archivist and Martha Gilmer VP of Artistic Planning for CSO during Solti’s tenure • Excerpt from “Chicago” from Solti’s Memoirs “Solti on Solti” • Many previously unpublished photographs from the recording sessions, or masterpieces of the twentieth century like Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.

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Leonard Bernstein Remastered

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Sony Classical #ad - Shrink-wrapped. And while we re talking about fifth Symphonies, Bernstein s Beethoven Fifth from 1961 is still as electrifying now as it was then. The sibelius fifth recording from 1961 is another celebrated Bernstein reading. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In every case, the masterings in this new collection represent the best ever issued of these matchless recordings by one of the greatest musicians of the last century.

Shrink-wrapped. And his incandescent complete 1966 Haydn Creation from New York. Space permits only the mention of highlights, but they will give you a sense of the breadth and depth of this astonishing new set. There are his two classic complete opera recordings with the vienna Philharmonic: Verdi s Falstaff 1966 starring Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Strauss s Rosenkavalier 1971 with Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp and Walter Berry.

Bernstein s new york philharmonic recordings that launched the Mahler Renaissance in the 1960s are here, of course, including the 1961 Third Symphony which has arguably never been surpassed. This is unquestionably the most comprehensive display of the legendary American conductor s unparalleled dynamism and versatility ever offered in a single package.

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