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Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Wagner: Siegfried (2013) [Blu-ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Wagner: Siegfried (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 14925 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 253 min | 41,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4103 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 253 min | 13,7 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

In Siegfried, the “Second Day” or third evening of the Ring Cycle, we meet the pivotal hero of the epic tale. The energetic drive from Die Walküre is pursued here while Siegfried finally recaptures the mighty ring from Fafner the Dragon and awakens Brünnhilde from her penal sleep on the great rock.
Lance Ryan, having interpreted this role on the greatest stages of the world including the Bayreuth Festival, portrays the naïve hero. His antagonists are Peter Bronder, great and agile as Mime, Terje Stensvold, an experienced Wanderer and Johannes Martin Kränzle, who continues his mean and deceitful depiction of Alberich. The leading ladies are Nina Stemme, once again unrivalled as Brünnhilde and Anna Larsson, moving as the God-mother Erda.

Steven Wilson - Drive Home (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080p]  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 15, 2018
Steven Wilson - Drive Home (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

Steven Wilson - Drive Home (2013)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 4608 kbps, 24-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 96 kHz, 6628 kbps, 24-bit
Progressive Rock | 01:02:22 | ~ 16.72 Gb

Blu-ray + CD set from Steven Wilson featuring unreleased tracks, videos, live recordings and high-definition audio. In February 2013 Steven Wilson released The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), his third solo album. The album was a huge critical and commercial success, earning numerous 5 star reviews and charting well across the world, debuting at #3 in the German national chart, #28 in the UK top 40, #57 in the US Billboard top 200, #16 in Holland and #17 in Finland. Steven assembled a virtuoso band to record the album and subsequently embarked on an extensive world tour…
Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Renee Fleming - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Renée Fleming - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 28,7 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3542 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 135 min | 7,35 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Filmed live in Baden-Baden by the veteran director Brian Large, Renée Fleming makes her debut in the role of Ariadne together with fellow key Strauss interpreters Sophie Koch and Christian Thielemann, following on from their Rosenkavalier triumph. Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden, the orchestra to whom Strauss dedicated his Alpine Symphony and which premiered Feuersnot, Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier and Daphne. Fleming's voice might have been made for Ariadne and she achieved a great personal triumph in this production: “The chief glory of the evening was hearing Renée Fleming, the Straussian soprano par excellence, making her role debut as Ariadne… As the possessor of what is, possibly, the most beautiful soprano voice in the world, she put her vocal treasures in the service of an empathic, nuanced interpretation of the role. From the creamy top, through a rich, warm middle, to the bewitching, darker colours of her lower register, Fleming poured her magnificent sound into Strauss’s enchanting melodic arcs, animating the sadness, vulnerability, and desire of the bereft princess…” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala -  Wagner: Die Walkure (2013) [Blu-ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Wagner: Die Walküre (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16474 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 238 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3899 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 238 min | 12,9 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

Richard Wagner called Die Walküre the “first evening” of the Ring of the Nibelung; he called Das Rheingold the prologue or Vorabend. Musically and dramatically, we are introduced to a radically new and different world when the opening bars of Die Walküre resound. A fully developed orchestral palette of Leitmotivs paints a wild storm scene, and the curtain rises on a modest dwelling: a fully human scene that has nothing to do with the gods, dwarves and nymphs of Das Rheingold. At the same time, however, the way Die Walküre portrays radical beginnings reveals some telling reminiscences of the unfolding of Das Rheingold. Die Walküre is exciting and deeply feeling drama.
Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013) [Blu-ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 9986 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 21,4 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3911 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 163 min | 8,84 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

The La Scala Rheingold in May 2010 inaugurated Guy Cassiers Ring-Cycle and introduces a completely new paradigm to this work. While before him Patrice Chéreau had laid his focus on a historical analysis from 1870 to 1930 Germany, Guy Cassiers’ Ring unfolds “from our own present-day moment; it [takes] place in ‘the now’, the Jetztzeit (Walter Benjamin), placing our present and our future into the context of the promises and curses that we have inherited from history … The Cassiers Ring shows how the globalized moment of 2010 continues to build on the Wagnerian vocabularies of 1870.” (Michael Steinberg)
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20949 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 5,10 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is exceptional. There are certainly many different valid ways to perform the Missa solemnis, but it's hard to imagine they will surpass this outstanding version…The Royal Concertgebouw is on absolutely top form…As for the soloists, it is hard to recall a Solemnis quartet who blend so well while retaining their mesmeric individuality. (BBC Music Magazine)
Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble - Ástor Piazzolla 'Tango!' (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20893 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 17,5 Gb
Audio1: DTS-HD MA / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6492 kbps / 24-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23,976 fps | 84 min | 3,86 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Challenge Classics | Sub: English, German, French, Dutch

The Blu-ray version of the release 'Tango!' by the Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble features a video of the studio performance of several of the Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's most popular pieces, including Verano Porteno, Oblivion, and Libertango. Accompanied by a special documentary, 'Music from the Heart', which presents interviews with ensemble members and behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording process. The Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble was formed in January 2011 by the critically acclaimed Dutch violinist and violist Isabelle van Keulen especially for a series of concerts in Haarlem's Concertgebouw which showcased the music of Ástor Piazzolla.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4146 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 86 min | 4,65 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

"The audience knows that the performance of a Mahler symphony is not only a musical experience, but is also emotionally effective" (R. Chailly). This counts especially for Mahler's enigmatic sixth symphony, an emotionally stirring challenge for both performers and listeners, whilst also being one of the most impressive works in musical history. Chailly's interpretation with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is "intensely great" (Die Presse). "Chailly uncompromisingly considers this sixth symphony through the lens of modernity; looking forward, not retrospectively staying in 'late romantic'. In this celebrated orchestra, all sections splendidly come together and fulfil an 'open' sound, conserving whilst respecting its original beauty." (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Christopher Purves, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - George Benjamin: Written on Skin (2013) [Blu-ray]

Christopher Purves, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta - George Benjamin: Written on Skin (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25012 kbps / 1080i / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3473 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4 972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 4,02 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese

When Written on Skin had its premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, conducted by George Benjamin himself, it received a standing ovation. The opera's arrival at Covent Garden in 2013 was eagerly anticipated, and provided audiences with the opportunity to experience the work of two of Britain's greatest living artists. Benjamin previously collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp on Into the Little Hill, a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work they joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House. The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.
Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2013) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 254 min | 33,0 Gb+31,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour.