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Opera - Verschenen op 8 februari 2019 | Classical Tunes - Self - Alfa

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Opera - Verschenen op 30 januari 2019 | CDKlassisk

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Opera - Verschenen op 13 november 2018 | Naxos

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Opera - Verschenen op 9 november 2018 | Naxos

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The Tetralogy in China: even Wagner himself would never have dreamt it, even in his wildest dreams of world conquest armed with his "Gesamtkunstwerk". But Hong Kong Philharmonic finished recording the Götterdämmerung in January 2018, led by their musical director Jaap van Zweden. It is the product of four years of public performances and live recordings, a fine recipe for preserving the vivaciousness and continuity of the work. And if Wagner had had such a high-quality orchestra at his disposal, maybe he would have had the Bayreuth festival set up on the bank of the Pearl River in order to see real justice done for his masterpiece... The record itself brings in some of the most experienced voices of the time. The "touchstone versions" have some stiff competition in the form of this new complete edition. The Hong Kong Philharmonic may lack some of the sometimes-weighty "traditions" of some other outfits, but they play this music as if it had just been written… © SM/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 9 november 2018 | Naxos

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Opera - Verschenen op 2 oktober 2018 | All Time Best

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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 3 november 1971 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Opera - Verschenen op 3 augustus 2018 | PentaTone

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Yes, at the opera, when the tenor and the soprano stubbornly want to make eyes at each other, there is always a baritone or a bass to sow some discord, sometimes in vain—Osmin, Pizzarro, Caspar—, sometimes successfully—the various Mephisto, Nick Shadow Lindorf-Dapertutto-Miracle. The American bass-baritone Kevin Short offers here, accompanied by an Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille in great shape, a compendium of very, very bad characters, roles he has already sung more or less on the whole lyrical scene. Reckon that he has already performed at the MET in New York, at the operas in Chicago, Houston Los Angeles and Washington, at the Opéra Comique in Paris, in Cologne, Stuttgart, Bologna; in the festivals in Santa Fe, Bregenz, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence. Not forgetting, obviously, his intense participation in the concertante field with the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cleveland, the one from the RAI, from Radio France and so many others of that kind. Purists (who are absolutely right), fear not: Kevin Short perfectly masters the French pronunciation, as well as the German one and the Italian one. As a “bonus”, he offers a tune from his compatriot Gordon Getty, Mephistopheles to Faust. For your information, Getty indeed bears the name of the famous petroleum dynasty, but Gordon much prefers to compose music—some excellent pieces, incidentally. © SM/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 3 augustus 2018 | Orfeo

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Opera - Verschenen op 27 juli 2018 | Opus Arte

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Opera - Verschenen op 27 juli 2018 | Opus Arte

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Opera - Verschenen op 17 juli 2018 | Preiser Records

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Opera - Verschenen op 6 juli 2018 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Opera - Verschenen op 22 juni 2018 | Opus Arte

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Opera - Verschenen op 1 juni 2018 | Halle Concerts Society

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Opera - Verschenen op 25 mei 2018 | Opus Arte

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Directed live at the 2009 Bayreuth Festival, this version of the Meistersinger marked the arrival of the Katherina Wagner-Eva Wagner-Pasquier duet: half-sisters, taking over from their father Wolfgang at the head of this daunting institution. With deliberately modernised sets and by putting characters into perspective, moving away from the heavy-handed habits of the 1950s (Chéreau had already done much of the spadework, but there was still a lot left to do), we are seeing a genuine mini revolution. The work brings together Franz Hawlata as Hans Sachs, Michael Volle as Beckmesser, Michaela Kaune singing Eva, all conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Katharina Wagner herself is credited as the stage director, and she didn't hesitate to make some fairly major changes to the balances between the characters: Sachs and Walther, who start off as marginal figures, end as conformists – Sachs's closing words being rather similar to the speeches of a certain Adolf, with his tics and gestures – while on the other hand Beckmesser (normally the butt of the jokes) becomes, bit by bit, the creative, marginal person who finds their own artistic identity – even if he is not supposed to sing very well. Listening to this work without the visual assistance of the stage production leaves one in need of a few explanations as to the audience's reactions! © SM/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 22 mei 2018 | PUBLICATIÒN ESPECIAL

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Opera - Verschenen op 18 mei 2018 | Orfeo

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An enemy of fashion and glitz who shunned cocktails and society dinners, Wolfgang Sawallisch was a humble, retiring man whose life was wholly dedicated to music and music alone. Behind what might seem like a well-worn cliché of the "honest man", he was surely one of the greatest artists of his generation. An exceptional pianist, he would sometimes accompany his friend Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau through memorable nights dedicated to Schubert's great cycles. A conductor, he knew the whole repertoire by heart, not only working with an orchestra but also taking to the piano with all the singers. He was a Kapellmeister in the most elevated sense of the term. Between 1971 and 1992 he made his hometown’s Munich Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) one of the greatest stages in the world, offering performances of an utterly exceptional standard. The gradual seizure of power by producers would put an end to a collaboration which had produced so many unforgettable nights. Sawallisch went on to enjoy a kind of Indian summer as a conductor in his final years, at the head of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he encountered huge success. First and foremost a performer of Wagner, Wolfgang Sawallisch first made his mark on Bayreuth in his youth, when, in 1962, he conducted landmark performances. The archives of the festival are full of recordings which are slowly being released, whose almost-identical distributions on different dates have sown confusion. Sawallisch conducted Tristan and Isolde with the legendary couple Birgit Nilsson/Wolfgang Windgassen several times, for the festivals in 1957, 1958 and 1959, well before the sensational version conducted by Karl Böhm. This new release covers the night of 26 July 1958 (so it is not a cover of the version released by MYTO of the show on 21 August of the same year). The doomed lovers are given an exceptional treatment under the electrifying baton of a young Sawallisch. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Opera - Verschenen op 20 april 2018 | Urania Records

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