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Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (Christian Thielemann) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Strauss Richard - Ariadne auf Naxos (Christian Thielemann) (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

Strauss Richard - Daphne (Stefan Anton Reck) (2005)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 11, 2016
Strauss Richard - Daphne (Stefan Anton Reck) (2005)

Strauss Richard - Daphne (Stefan Anton Reck) (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.85 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Deutsch, Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol

The creation of Daphne was not a simple affair, especially for what concerned the poetic text (due to the modest talent of the librettist Joseph Gregor), but on 15th October 1938 the opera was finally premièred at Dresden’s Staatstheater. On the podium was the young conductor Karl Böhm. Daphne is a masterpiece of early 20th-century vocal music. Structured in a single act, this opera is a solid work with a rich musical vein. Strauss’s orchestration appears, as always, remarkably refined. The vocal writing is demanding for all the main characters, but especially so for the protagonist, here interpreted by a magnificent June Anderson. Filmed in high definition at Venice’s La Fenice, the present production is directed by Paul Curran.

Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Andrew Davis) (2011)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 18, 2016
Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Andrew Davis) (2011)

Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Andrew Davis) (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 25,7Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 4080 kbps / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 149 min | 8,06Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

The leading Strauss soprano of our time, Renée Fleming stars in one of her most acclaimed stage roles, the countess in Richard Strauss's Capriccio. This sumptuous production was specially mounted for Ms. Fleming by the Met, and Decca is proud to present it on DVD.
Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Ulf Schirmer, Renee Fleming) (2004)

Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Ulf Schirmer, Renée Fleming) (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 6.31 Gb+4.29Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 148 min
Classical | TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

When the curtain fell at the Paris Opera premiere of Capriccio, the audiences rose to long and frenetic ovations. They unanimously applauded each singer in a cast of stars, but Renée Fleming was undoubtedly the leading light of this remarkable production. Every one of the performers in this production is outstanding and can be regarded as the best possible singer for the role - Opera fans from all over the world came to Paris to see this production. This Capriccio also served as a role debut for American star soprano Renée Fleming who took on the role of the Gräfin. The critics celebrated her performance as “ideal” in all aspects: musically, dramatically and above all vocally and she was cheered frenetically by the audience at the Palais Garnier of the Opéra National de Paris.
Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)

Strauss Richard - Elektra (Claudio Abbado, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender) (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.
Strauss Richard - Arabella (Franz Welser-Most, Renee Fleming) (2008)

Strauss R. - Arabella (Franz Welser-Möst, Renée Fleming) (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.76 Gb (DVD9) | 147 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“…Fleming looks fabulous, knows and can deliver good German, and can sing this role at least as well as anyone on the planet at the moment. But it's a shame that all concerned did not wait for a genuinely new production to preserve. This run-through of an old staging… is fluent and energetic… but it is not an evening pregnant with dramatic insight. In the pit Welser-Möst is an efficient, unemotional guide to the score…” (Gramophone Magazine)
Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.
Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Donald Runnicles, Kiri Te Kanawa) (2003/1993)

Strauss Richard - Capriccio (Donald Runnicles, Kiri Te Kanawa) (2003/1993)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol

Capriccio is somewhat unique in the opera repertoire. this "conversation piece for music in one act" was written in 1942 during Strauss' later years and concerns an intellectual discussion at a soiree about whether words or music are the most important in opera, thus an opera itself. Strauss himself feared that the public at large would not know how to take this "treat for cultural connoisseurs" - but he was wrong. His theatrical "thatrical fugue" was to become one of the most frequently performed of his late works. This production provides a wonderful showcase for the inimitable Kiri Te Kanawa, a Strauss specialist, who sparkles her way through the role of the humoured and charming contess torn between two suitors.

Strauss Richard - Salome (Christoph von Dohnányi) [1997]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Oct. 19, 2013
Strauss Richard - Salome (Christoph von Dohnányi) [1997]

Strauss Richard - Salome (Christoph von Dohnanyi) [1997]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan, Auto Letterboxed | Deutsch (DTS, 6 ch) (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.40 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 109 min

Others have praised this Covent Garden Salome for its dramatic impact, and with good cause. The direcotr, Luc Bondy, has translated the opera into tortured terms that the painter Egon Schiele would recognize; the sexuality is masochistic, frenzied, and self-destructive. John the Baptist is no solemn stick of wood – Bryn Terfel makes him as agonized and writhing as Salome herself. But the brunt of the Expressionist labor falls on the cat-like Malfitano, whose descent into madness is neither campy nor stagey. She's a great actress, and she adapts to the stylized movements straight out of Nosferatu with total conviction. (Only the opening scene is weak, since her girlish figure can't completely disguise that she is considerably too old to be the Judean princess.)… By Santa Fe Listener
Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017) [24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:49 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Commanding the podium with his slender figure, theatrical shock of hair and penetrating blue eyes, Herbert von Karajan projected the hieratic image of the conductor as officiant of some quasi-mystic rite. And anyone who ever saw him conduct live or on his many audiovisual recordings will agree that in his performances, music did indeed become a religion and Karajan its high-priest. Karajan (1908-1989) embodied classical music in the general consciousness as an epoch-making conductor, media star, opera producer, festival director and festival founder.