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Gluck - Orphee et Eurydice (Giampaolo Bisanti) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Gluck - Orphée et Eurydice (Giampaolo Bisanti) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21994 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 21,5 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4384 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian

Opting for the French-language version of Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding and Orpheus's quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation: Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus' guide. Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back. World famous tenor Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality, flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck's poetry, romantic melancholy and depth.
Gluck: Orphee et Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalena Kozena, Patricia Petibon) [2009]

Gluck - Orphee et Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalena Kozena, Patricia Petibon) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.94Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | 100 min | Filesonic, Wupload, Fileserve

Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) represents the first of a series of operatic successes by the German composer Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714-1787). It is his best-known opera and his greatest reform work (first performed in Vienna on 5 October 1762). Gluck broke every courtly convention governing the operatic art form of the time. He strove for naturalness and simplicity in both subject and music. Gluck liberated opera from its rigid confines, refrained from the pointless embellishment of arias, and replaced the recitativo secco with orchestral recitatives or recitativo accompagnato, creating through-composed forms of unprecedented drama. He also gave lyricism a greater significance in relation to the music. Gluck's importance in opera's overall history is matched only by Claudio Monteverdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Wagner…
Roberto Alagna - My Life Is An Opera (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Roberto Alagna - My Life Is An Opera (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:20 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Roberto Alagna is THE most well known French tenor worldwide, with 30 years of career on stage, and 60 opera roles in his repertoire.

Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 3, 2017
Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)

Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,37 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The thirty-five CDs that make up the present boxed set are designed to acquaint listeners with one of the most important pianists of the 20th century or, if they are already familiar with his work, to allow them to rediscover it anew. Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) was the final representative of the great tradition of German pianists that also included Artur Schnabel (1882-1951) and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969). Of the three, Kempff had by far the longest career - he gave his last public concert in 1982.

Gluck - Armide (Richard Hickox) [2010/1982]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 7, 2017
Gluck - Armide (Richard Hickox) [2010/1982]

Gluck - Armide (Richard Hickox) [2010/1982]
Classical | EMI 50999 6 40728 2 1 | TT: 65.45+56.10+45.31 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 728 Mb

The playing and singing of Hickox’s own orchestra and chorus are always mindful of stylistic matters, crisp and airy in the sensuous dance music, urgent and theatrical (in the best sense) in passionate sections of the score, which Hickox holds together in exemplary manner (Gramophone Magazine). Hickox conducts with a fine sense of theatre, as well as an aptly Gluckian restraint…Palmer is remarkable at her best, and her duet with Rolfe Johnson ('Armide, vous m'allez quitter') is memorably done (International Record Review).

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 13, 2017
Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]
Classical | DECCA 478 3425 | TT: 88.53 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 393 Mb

…Gardiner's account of the Vienna Orfeo ed Euridice is peerless. One soon loses all sense of its being a period-instrument performance at all, so profound, at times overwhelming is its impact - so utterly right. In detail after detail - hauntingly poetic offstage instrumental complement, perfectly positioned in the drama (and perfectly captured by the excellent Philips recording); superbly stirring brass playing, which makes every entry a dramatic event; choral singing extraordinarily light in weight yet rich in emotional substance; exquisitely refined dance movements - and in sustainment of a delicately tenebrous, uniquely Gluckian atmosphere throughout, Gardiner's command of an opera championed since his first London concert performance, 21 years ago, is revealed as simply larger and fuller than almost anyone else's. The set was studio-made after many concerthall performances by exactly the same forces, and in recording terms it achieves the best of all worlds -the vitality of a live event married to the precision of a recording. – Gramophone [1997]
Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Opera Arias: Gluck, Haydn, Mozart (2012)

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Opera Arias: Gluck, Haydn, Mozart
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:41 min | 160 MB
Label: Naïve | Tracks: 11 | 2012

Marie Nicole Lemieux performs beloved arias by Gluck, Haydn and Mozart. Lemieux brings her velvety tone and considerable talents to bear in performances of arias ranging from well-known pieces such as Voi, che sapete to lesser known gems. She is accompanied by the acclaimed Canadian ensemble Les Violons du Roy.
Roger Cicero - Gluck ist leicht: Das Beste von 2006-2016 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Roger Cicero - Glück ist leicht: Das Beste von 2006-2016 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 110:04 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu (6 July 1970 – 24 March 2016) was a German jazz and pop musician. He is interpreted the sound and spirit of the swing era for contemporary audiences, upholding the family traditions established by his father, renowned jazz pianist Eugene Cicero. In 2003 he founded the Roger Cicero Quartet as well as an 11-member big band, both of them adherents to traditional jazz idioms but with lyrics in their leader's native German tongue. After releasing the 2006 album Good Morning Midnight in collaboration with pianist Julia Hülsmann, Cicero issued his solo debut, Männersachen, later that same year… This "Best Of" compilation includes the studio and live tracks recorded beetween 2006-2016.

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 7, 2017
Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88843031432 | TT: 52.18+41.15+78.16+41.17 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)