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Sir Georg Solti - Mozart The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 25, 2016
Sir Georg Solti - Mozart The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)

Sir Georg Solti - Mozart The Operas: Box Set 15CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,05 Gb | Scans 45 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2012

October 21, 2012 marks Sir Georg Solti's centenary and Decca is celebrating this with several important reissues.
Sir Georg was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years.
In 1947 he signed his first contract with Decca - as a pianist and that same year he made his first record as a conductor (with the Zurich Tonhalle in Beethovens Egmont Overture). His last public concerts took place just a few weeks before his death in 1997 and were with the Zurich Tonhalle.

Mozart - Requiem (Georg Solti) (2004/1991)  

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 9, 2015
Mozart - Requiem (Georg Solti) (2004/1991)

Mozart - Requiem (Georg Solti) (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.40 Gb (DVD9) | 100 min
Classical | DECCA

This unique performance of Mozart's great Requiem took place on 5 December 1991, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the composer's death. Conducted by maestro Sir Georg Solti. Mozart's music was performed as an integral part of the liturgy for which it was originally intended, rhe special taking place in the magnificent setting of St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, where Mozart's funeral rites were said on 6 December 1791.

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Die Zauberflote (2012/1969)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 16, 2016
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Die Zauberflote (2012/1969)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Die Zauberflöte (2012/1969)
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 155.49 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 711 Mb

Mozart was always an important and regular feature of Solti's career as conductor in the opera house and concert hall as well as in the recording studio and also as a pianist, and at the start of his career he participated in performances of Die Zauberflöte at Salzburg under Toscanini in 1937. Solti conducted Die Zauberflöte himself at Salzburg in 1956 to mark the 200th anniversary of Mozart's birth and again in 1991 when he made his second recording of the opera. Solti's first recording of Die Zauberflöte was made in Vienna in 1969 and was his first complete Mozart opera recording.
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Georg Solti) (2005/1988)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Georg Solti) (2005/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.16 Gb (DVD5) | 140 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, Portugues, Japanese

Mozart's comic opera tells the story of Belmonte, a Spanish Nobleman, who arrives at a Turkish palace in search of his beloved Konstanze who has become part of Pasha Selim's harem. Together Belmonte and Konstanze plan her escape. Filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in 1988, Georg Solti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Deon van der Walt and Inga Nielsen star. “Solti's effervescence and warmth inspire a splendid cast, especially Nielsen's unusually desperate, passionate Constanze and antagonists Moll and Watson. Richly comic and brilliant sung.” - BBC Music Magazine
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro (2012/1981)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Le nozze di Figaro
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 168.06 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 658 Mb

Unlike the late arrival of Mozart's Turkish opera, "Figaro" was much more of a constant in Solti's long career. Apart from being his debut opera, and a work he conducted at Covent Garden in a new staging in 1963-64, he also led editions in Chicago (1957), and with the Paris Opera in the highly visible Giorgio Strehler production that opened Intendant Rolf Liebermann's bold-new-start regime in March 1973; it was initially presented at the Palace of Versailles and in 1976 toured to the US. Frederica von Stade, the most admired Cherubino of the day, who had sung the role for Solti at Versailles, also appears on his subsequent recording. Made in 1981 with an exceptional cast, it won a Grammy award, perhaps unsurprisingly given that its other major assets include Kiri Te Kanawa's creamy-voiced Countess, Lucia Popp's sprightly Susanna, Thomas Allen's authoritative Count and Samuel Ramey's weighty Figaro. Smaller roles - Jane Berbié's Marcellina, Robert Tear's Basilio and Philip Langridge's Curzio among them - are also handled with tremendous care.
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (2012/1985)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 124.15 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 508 Mb

Though back in his Budapest years he had coached "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" for performances conducted by no less a figure that Erich Kleiber, and the opera continued to form part of the everyday repertoire in Germany throughout Solti's career, Mozart's Singspiel nevertheless managed to elude him in theatre until he finally conducted it at Covent Garden in November 1987 - again in the company's first performance of the piece. (It is a rather surprising mark of Solti's Mozartian credentials that he gave the Royal Opera no fewer than three major company premieres of his operas.) Two years earlier he had completed his recording of the work in Vienna, with an outstanding cast at his disposal. Edita Gruberova's comprehensively excellent technique and musicality make her an eloquent Konstanze, Kathleen Battle is the vital, pristine Blonde, Gösta Winbergh a winning Belmonte, Heinz Zednik a charming Pedrillo, and Martti Talvela an Osmin of unusual power and menace.

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni (2012/1978)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 18, 2016
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni (2012/1978)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Don Giovanni
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 167.42 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 779 Mb

As in the case of "Cosi", Solti recorded "Don Giovanni" twice, the first time in 1978. It was a work he had loved since he heard Bruno Walter conduct it in Salzburg in 1936, with Ezio Pinza in the title role. His 1978 performance is distinguished by the presence of some of the leading Mozartian singers of the day, notably Margaret Price's Donna Anna, Stuart Burrows's Don Ottavio and Lucia Popp's Zerlina. Appreciable quantities, too, are Bernd Weikl's potent Giovanni, Gabriel Bacquier' demotic Leporello and Sylvia Sass's flamboyant Donna Elvira.

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 15, 2016
Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Cosi fan tutte (2012/1974)

Solti Conducts The Mozart Operas: Così fan tutte
Classical | DECCA 478 3703 | 2012 | TT: 183.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 824 Mb

"There's plenty of life and vigour in the performance…Lorengar's Fiordiligi is affectingly interpreted and confidently delivered… Berganza sings with supple phrasing and firm tone… Ryland Davies's Ferrando is keen and pleasing in tone, secure in line, a great improvement on Gedda (Davis), and particularly eloquent in eventually breaking down the vulnerable defences of Lorengar's Fiordiligi. "Un' aura amorosa" would yield to tenderer accents, but the two Second Act arias are faultless in delivery. Krause is a seductive and articulate Guglielmo, Bacquier among the most ebullient of Alfonsos, who makes the most of every opportunity—a performance that brings the singer's very individual presence into the home. Some decorations are offered. The recitative is taken in lively fashion with Jeffrey Tate providing nice touches at the harpsichord. I enjoyed hearing Solti's version again more than I expected, not least because it conveys a sense of joy on all sides in actually performing the piece—that counts for much." – Gramophone
Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

These performances come from the first ever complete set of the Mozart symphonies, dating from the 1960s, and they still represent 'big orchestra' Mozart at its most congenial. The contrast here between Bohm's sparkling Mozart, both elegant and vigorous, and the much smoother view taken by Karajan with the same orchestra, works almost entirely in Bohm's favour. Interpretatively, these are performances very much of their time, with exposition repeats the exception (as in the first movement of No. 40) and with Minuets taken at what now seem lumbering speeds. Yet slow movements flow easily, and finales bounce along infectiously. Consistently they convey the happy ease of Bohm in Mozart, even if the recording is beefy by today's standards, not as transparent as one now expects in this repertory, whether on modern or period instruments.
W.A. Mozart - Concerto for 2 Pianos KV 365, Concerto for 3 Pianos KV 242, Piano Concerto KV 466 (2006)

W.A. Mozart - Concerto for 2 Pianos KV 365, Concerto for 3 Pianos KV 242, Piano Concerto KV 466 (2006)
Daniel Barenboim, András Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English Chamber Orchestra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:18:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451

This might just be one of the most intriguing of all of the Mozart multi-pianos concertos on record. Here we have a rare collaboration not found on any other recording between George Solti and Daniel Barenboim, where the two conductors face each other playing the concerto for two pianos K.365; the conducting of the English Camber Orchestra from the piano on this Decca recording is at the hands of George Solti.