Gerald Finley, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski – Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg – Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2012) 2BD, Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Title: Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Release Date: 2012
Recorded Date: Glyndebourne, Lewes, July 2011.
Genre: Classical
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Artist: Marco Jentzsch (Walther von Stolzing), Anna Gabler (Eva), Michaela Selinger (Magdalene), Topi Lehtipuu (David), Alastair Miles (Veit Pogner), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Sixtus Beckmesser), Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Colin Judson (Kunz Vogelgesang), The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Production/Label: Opus Arte
Duration: 02:32:16+02:09:05
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: German / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3739 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles: English, French, German
Size: 41.5 GB + 40.5 GB

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar’s production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner’s childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a ‘gleamingly sung’, ’eminently believable’ Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar’s production, uses Glyndebourne’s special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner’s musical and dramatic counterpoint.

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Davide Livermore, Riccardo Chailly – Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme (2012) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD 5.1

Title: Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Classical
Director: Davide Livermore
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

Performers:

Mimi – Gal James
Rodolfo – Aquiles Machado
Musetta – Carmen Romeu
Marcello – Massimo Cavalletti
Colline – Gianluca Buratto
Schaunard – Mattia Olivieri
Benoit – Matteo Peirone

Production/Label: Naxos, Unitel Classica
Duration: 01:54:17
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 Video, 1920×1080, 14998 kbps, 29.970 fps
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA, 4155 kbps, 48 kHz, 6 ch
Audio#2: LPCM, 2304 kbps, 48 kHz, 2 ch
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese
Size: 22,66 GB

The musical notes of this Puccini masterpiece provide the starting point and foundation for a new, highly successful collaboration between Riccardo Chailly and Davide Livermore. In their interpretation, there is ‘no moment, no movement that goes against the musical meaning’ (Chailly). The result is an energetic, authentic and atmospherically strong Boheme, ‘in which every sacred phrase receives its own orchestral color, its own dynamic, and its own expression’ (Corriere della Sera).

Recorded live at the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia”, Valencia, 12 and 15 December 2012

Bonus:
– The making of La Bohème in Valencia

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Carole King – Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park 2016 (2017) BLU-RAY 1080p LPCM 2.0

Title: Carole King – Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park 2016
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Folk rock, Jazz

Production/Label: SMG
Duration: 01:31:29
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 16.77 GB

Carole King Tapestry: Live in Hyde Park celebrates the 45th anniversary of Carole King s masterpiece with a spectacular concert for more than 65,000 fans in Hyde Park on July 3, 2016 including the first-ever performance of the entire album in sequence.
The Hyde Park performance, recorded on July 3, 2016, is Carole’s first British concert since 1989 and features Carole leading a full band (including rhythm guitarist Danny Kortchmar, who played on the original Tapestry album) through each of the album’s 12 songs plus her favorite compositions from her impressive songbook. Guest performers include her daughter, Louise Goffin, who joins her mother on several tracks including “Where You Lead” (which the duo re-recorded as the theme song to the popular television series Gilmore Girls), plus the Laurence Olivier Award-winning West End cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

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Brian Setzer – Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Osaka Rocka! Live In Japan (2016) Blu-ray 1080p AVC Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Title: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Osaka Rocka! Live In Japan 2016
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll
Director: Françios Lamoureux, Pierre Lamoureux
Artist: Brian Setzer – Guirars; Noah Levy – Drums; Kevin McKendree – Piano and Guitar; Mark Winchester – Bass

Production/Label: Surfdog Records
Duration: 01:32:43
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 20000 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 / 96 kHz / 5453 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Embedded: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 21.77 GB

Three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER’s new concert Blu-ray/CD, ROCKABILLY RIOT: OSAKA ROCKA! – LIVE IN JAPAN–filmed on February 18 at Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan–is set for release November 4, 2016 via Surfdog Records. Live and loud, the concert encompasses songs from SETZER’s acclaimed 2014 studio album Rockabilly Riot! All Original—a sizzling rockabilly album from start to finish featuring SETZER’s trademark twang and fretboard fire. Also included are classic hits from his Stray Cats days, Brian Setzer Orchestra tunes and tracks from his solo albums. In front of the wildly enthusiastic audience, Brian Setzer and his band—Noah Levy (Drums), Kevin McKendree (Piano and Guitar) and Mark Winchester (Bass)—are firing on all cylinders.

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti – Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0

Сomposer: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Artist: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti
Title: Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (1830)
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCO Live
Release Date: 2016
Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 31 March, 1 and 3 April 2016.
Quality: Blu-ray
Duration: 01:35:06
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 21695 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6715 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016. His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness – founded on a thorough knowledge of the score – and the sheer joy of making music together that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.

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Christian Gerhaher, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi – Alban Berg: Wozzeck (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Alban Berg (1885—1935)
Title: Wozzeck, Op. 7 — Opera in three acts (15 scenes) after Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”
Release Date: 2016
Recording Date: 22, 25 September, 6 October 2015
Genre: Classical, Opera
Stage Director: Andreas Homoki
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Artist: Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck), Gun-Brit Barkmin (Marie), Philharmonia Zürich, Chor der Oper Zürich

Production/Label: Accentus Music | Philharmonia Records
Duration: 01:40:57
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 19942 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: German DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4185 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: German, French, English, Korean, Japanese
Size: 20.8 GB

The soldier Wozzeck (Christian Gerhaher) flits through a world that he is unable to decipher. The doctor torments him with absurd medical experiments; the captain humiliates and ridicules him. And Wozzeck’s lover, Marie (Gun-Brit Barkmin), with whom he has a child, cuckolds him with the drum major. Wozzeck becomes a murderer, stabbing Marie to death. Georg Büchner’s drama fragment, on which Alban Berg based his first opera, is an unflinching case study of social injustice and human suffering. But it is also a grotesque piece that thrives on exaggeration – and in which only a fine line separates the unfathomable from the ridiculous. Accordingly, director Andreas Homoki forgoes all realism.

His nightmarishly radical production is inspired by puppet theatre. Christian Gerhaher’s role début as Wozzeck can only be described as sensational: his capacity for vocal and dramatic subtlety is simply breath-taking. At the rostrum of the Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi explores both the expressionistic and the more intimate aspects, reminiscent of chamber music, in Berg’s seminal

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Philippe Jaroussky, Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Mullejans – Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann: Sacred Cantatas (2017) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Title: Bach, Telemann – Sacred Cantatas
Release Date: 2017
Recorded Date: Alte Oper Frankfurt, 10th November 2011
Genre: Classical
Director: Petra Müllejans
Artist: Philippe Jaroussky, contre-ténor; Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann, oboe; Juan de la Rubia, organ; Freiburger Barockorchester; Petra Müllejans, violin & direction

Production/Label: EuroArts Music International GmbH
Duration: 01:21:36
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 19961 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4065 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Subtitles: French, German, English
Size: 17.68 GB

Long-awaited DVD and Bluray release of the concert recorded live at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 10th November 2011. Three of the concert pieces can also be found on Philippe Jaroussky’s Oct 2016 Bach & Telemann ‘Sacred Cantatas’ album with the same orchestra in their studio version. Apart from the 2012 DVD/Bluray release “Greatest Moments in Concert”, this release is the only Philippe Jaroussky concert DVD and Bluray currently available. When Philippe Jaroussky – whose angelic voice seems almost timeless – sings works by Telemann and Bach, it becomes abundantly clear that the sheer emotional force and the purifying power of their music have not diminished one bit over the centuries. Including 3 bonus clips with Philippe Jaroussky talking about his work with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Bach & Telemann. Philippe Jaroussky has established himself as the most admired countertenor of his generation, as confirmed by the French ‘Victoires de la Musique’ awards (‘Revelation Artiste Lyrique’ in 2004, ‘Artiste lyrique de l’année’ in 2007 and in 2010, CD of the Year 2009) and multiple Echo Klassik Awards in Germany (2005, 2008, 2011-2012, 2015 and 2016).

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