Riccardo Chailly

Claude D'Anna, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett - Verdi: Macbeth (2007)

Claude D'Anna, Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett - Verdi: Macbeth (2007)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 132 min+45 min (bonus) | 5.69+6.30 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1997

Claude D'Anna's film of Verdi's Macbeth is a gloomy affair, stressing the descent into madness of the principal villains. It's acted by the singers of the Decca recording of the opera (with two substitutions of actors standing in for singers) and the lip-synching is generally unobtrusive. The musical performance is superb, conducted by Riccardo Chailly with admirable fire, and sung by some of the leading lights of the opera stages of the 1980s.
Berlin RSO, Riccardo Chailly - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Psalm XIII, Op. 24 (1987)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Psalm XIII, Op. 24 (1987)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kammerchor Ernst Senff; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 450-2 | Time: 00:54:12

Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau ("The mermaid") is a three-movement symphonic fantasy based on the Hans Andersen story. It was first performed (under the composer's direction) in 1905, and is thus a good deal earlier than the works that have recently excited renewed interest in him—the oneact operas Eine florentinische TragOdie (1916) and Der Zwerg (1921), and the exquisite Lyric Symphony of 1922. In its masterly handling of a large orchestra, however, and of an episodic but firm structure, it is a far from immature piece. Zemlinsky was 34 when he wrote it, after all. If his list of works were not in such a terrible mess—many are unpublished; several, including the present work, were until recently thought to be lost—Die Seejungfrau would count as his Op. 30 or thereabouts.
Riccardo Chailly - Schumann: Piano Concerto & Symphony No. 4 (2006) [Blu-Ray & BDRip 720p]

Riccardo Chailly - Schumann: Piano Concerto & Symphony No. 4 (2006) [Blu-Ray & BDRip 720p]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video, 1920x1080, 19956 Kbps, 29,970 fps | 19,41 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio 5.1, 4608 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch / Audio2: LPCM Audio 2.0, 1536 kbps, 48 kHz, 2 ch

BDRip 720p | MKV | MPEG-4 AVC, 1280x720, 5932 Kbps, 29,970 fps | 4,3 Gb
Audio: AC3, 640 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch
Genre: Classical / Label: EuroArts / Time: 01:33:35 min

The exceptional and unaffected Martha Argerich gives here a spellbinding performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Riccardo Chailly, Berliner Philharmoniker - Fellini, Jazz & Co (2013) [BDRip 720p]

Riccardo Chailly, Berliner Philharmoniker - Fellini, Jazz & Co (2013) [BDRip 720p]
BDRip 720p | MKV | MPEG-4 AVC, 1280x720, 8999 Kbps, 29,970 fps
Audio: DTS 5.1, 1509 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 01:45:25 min / 7,74 Gb

The Waldebuhne in Berlin is one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheaters on the European continent, and is home to the Berlin Philharmonic's summer concerts. With audiences of more than 20,000 these are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world.
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)
Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: London/Decca | # 421 441-2 | Time: 00:55:37

Bernard Haitink’s 1980 Manfred was the prize of his Concertgebouw/Tchaikovsky symphony cycle. Riccardo Chailly’s 1987 effort with the same orchestra, while very good, doesn’t quite live up to that standard. In both recordings you get the sense that Tchaikovsky composed Manfred expressly for the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The very sound of the ensemble in its own hall conjures the dark, fantasy world described in the music. To this add lively and colorful playing, rich sonority, and utterly impeccable musicianship and you’ve got a uniquely compelling aural experience. Where the performances part company is in Haitink’s embrace of Tchaikovsky’s passionate dramatic ethos, a quality that Chailly, by contrast, tends to shy away from. (Of course, for a truly passionate reading you have to hear Muti’s rendition on EMI.) In his favor Chailly does have Decca’s vivid, high-impact digital recording, which, though having less warmth than the analog Philips production, better conveys the massiveness of the Concertgebouw Hall’s acoustics.
Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.
Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Violeta Urmana, Roberto Alagna - Verdi: Aida (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Violeta Urmana, Roberto Alagna - Verdi: Aida (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24974 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 38,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4141 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Early recordings of Franco Zeffirelli's 2006 production of Verdi's opera which saw Roberto Alagna's high-profile exit during the second performance. Egypt and Ethiopia are at war. Radames is appointed commander of the Egyptian forces by the King, whose daughter, Amneris, loves Radames. It is in fact Amneris' Ethiopian slave Aida whom Radames loves. Ramades wins the war against the Ethiopians, capturing Aida's father Amonasro in the process. On his return to Egypt he faces a choice between marrying Amneris or betraying his country through his love for Aida.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 90:07 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Mahler’s final completed symphony provides both a fitting conclusion to Chailly’s highly acclaimed cycle and a valediction after his decade and a half at the helm of the magnificent Concertgebouw Orchestra. It was the last work Chailly conducted as the orchestra’s music director, and he made this disc directly after that final concert. The work’s four movements are an epic 90 minutes of tumultuous emotions dominated by the motif of Death (by the time Mahler began composing the work in 1909 he knew that he had only a short time to live). The two outer movements, each lasting roughly half an hour, are concerned with calm resignation and the agony of farewell; the two central movements, a gruesome Scherzo and a dissonant ‘Rondo-Burleske’, are ruled by the demonic element of Death.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 316 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 20 | Time: 70:10 min

Decca has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to make the first recording of Chant Funèbre, the piece everyone believed lost forever.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018) [24/96]

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Chant funèbre (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:40 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Decca has been granted exclusive worldwide rights to make the first recording of Chant Funèbre, the piece everyone believed lost forever.