Otello Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2016)

Arturo Toscanini - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.33 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 751 MB | 05:27:03
Classical, Opera | Label: Immortal Performances | Release Year: 2016

This five-CD set from andante presents the highly sought-after version of Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" recorded live at the 1937 Salzburg Festival, with Arturo Toscanini conducting and a cast including Hans Hermann Nissen as Hans Sachs and Maria Reining as Eva. With the Nazi annexation of Austria to follow the next year, Toscanini - a dedicated anti-fascist - would never return to Salzburg. This recording captures both the Maestro and the Salzburg Festival at a fraught moment in history, and the electricity in the air and in the music-making was captured by Austrian Radio's experimental Selenophone audio film system.

Rossini - Otello (Jesus Lopez Cobos) [1992/1978]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 30, 2016
Rossini - Otello (Jesus Lopez Cobos) [1992/1978]

Rossini - Otello (Jesús López Cobos) [1992/1978]
Classical | Philips 432 456-2 | TT: 2.33'11'' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 626 Mb

Otello (Naples 1816)…has a strong cast, headed by Carreras's searingly noble Moor. The Desdemona is Frederica von Stade: chaste and as luminous as a sculpture in Carrara marble. The set also displays casting in depth. In Rossini's day Naples was awash with great tenors, a situation that nowadays creates prodigious difficulties. Yet both the Iago, Gianfranco Pastine, and the Rodrigo, Salvatore Fisichella, emerge with honour, barely bloodied and never for a moment bowed by Rossini's terrible arsenal of vocal effects. ''They have been crucifying Otello into an opera,'' wrote Byron in 1818. Well, yes and no. By all means treat Acts 1 and 2 as flashy rodomontade, but Act 3 is glorious, inspired enough and sufficiently close to Shakespeare to have been a near fatal deterrant to what Verdi called his own ''chocolate project''. I thrilled to it afresh—off-stage Gondolier and all—in these brilliant new CD transfers. (Richard Osborne, Gramophone)

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 15, 2016
VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 758 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 337 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Era is a 3CD box set released in 1995 by Otello Records. It features songs by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Mel Tormé and many more, going back to the days of big band jazz. 16 tracks on each of the three discs.
Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.5: Franck, Sibelius, Debussy, Rossini, Beethoven, Respighi (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 107 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.
Arturo Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.4: Weber, Brahms, Wagner (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.4: Weber, Brahms, Wagner (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.32 Gb (DVD9) | 108 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.
Arturo Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.3: Verdi - Aida (2005/1949)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.3: Verdi - Aida (2005/1949)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.65 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.
Arturo Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.2: Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Wagner (2005)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.2: Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Wagner (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.
Arturo Toscanini  - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.1: Wagner, Beethoven (2005/1948)

Arturo Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol.1: Wagner, Beethoven (2005/1948)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 121 min
Classical | Testament

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.
Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.

Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 30, 2016
Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)

Verdi - Otello (Nino Sanzogno, Tito Gobbi) (2013/1966)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.29 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 139 (opera)+59 (bonus) min
Classical | Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Deutsch

In honor of the Tito Gobbi centenary (in 2013), the Associazione Musicale Tito Gobbi has unearthed and released this Otello, performed in the courtyard of the Doge's Palace in Venice, in August 1966. While technical challenges involved in broadcasting a production back in the '60s, from a venue not designed for theater, caused occasional problems involving camera work and sound, the resulting black-and-white video is well worth having, particularly for Gobbi's brilliant Iago. Although an earlier Gobbi Iago is available from VAI, filmed in Japan in 1959 opposite Mario Del Monaco's titanic Moor, this later document finds the extraordinary baritone no less nimble physically and vocally. In fact, the vastness of the performing area and the evocative atmosphere of the Palazzo Ducale seem to draw from Gobbi a sort of ownership of the environment that is perfect for Iago, as he darts about controlling events like a sardonic puppeteer. And, as one recalls from performances at the Met six months after this one, Gobbi was able to imbue the character with a youthful, amicable persona that made Iago's vile deeds all the more chilling. This video also confirms the recollection that this role, even in late career, was one the great singing actor found vocally congenial. There is a lightness of delivery that makes Iago's Act I drinking song and Act III duet with Cassio particularly stunning. Textual and tonal colors are employed in a manner that feels inevitable rather than applied, and Iago's "Credo" might as well have been written for Gobbi, so perfectly does it suit his gifts. All in all, this is a dazzling performance.

Yesica Toscanini - Martina Di Trento campaign 2015  Girls

Posted by guasman at Oct. 6, 2015
Yesica Toscanini - Martina Di Trento campaign 2015

Yesica Toscanini - Martina Di Trento campaign 2015
20 JPG | up to 1900x2300 | 10,2 mb
Argentine model