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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 9 november 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Lady Macbeth's introduction alone, "Vieni t'affretta", sung by the formidable Shirley Verrett is enough to make this an immortal record! But there's a lot more to come. Recorded in the middle of a 1975 anthology performance at La Scala in Milan and superbly produced by Giorgio Strehler, this album possesses a theatricality that is difficult to recreate in a studio. Claudio Abbado directs with great subtlety and eloquence. Domingo, Cappuccilli, and Ghiaurov are all on top form. It's rare that this blend of Shakespeare and Verdi is performed with such a perfect sense of the dramatic. This is a brilliantly unique record. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 1 januari 1960 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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A most relevant classic thanks to Markevitch’s fiery and electric direction and the sheer excellence of the Orchestre Lamoureux, which he directed at the time. The conductor of Russian descent is completely frantic, and perfectly conveys the visionary nature of this essential chapter of French romanticism. Listening to this version, one can fully grasp the modernity of Berlioz’s language, which lends itself to the most avant-garde staging, a paradox for a piece written for concerts rather than the stage. The sound recording, captured in the early days of triumphant stereophony, is simply extraordinary. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 8 maart 1959 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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An absolute classic of music history is making a comeback with a carefully restored sound. Performed in the favourable acoustics of the Jesus Christus Church in Berlin in 1958 by Deutsche Grammophon, this recording came right after Josef Krips’ (Decca), and before Giulini’s (EMI), both of which are considered the very best recordings of Don Giovanni. The main hero of this recording is undeniably Ferenc Fricsay. The Hungarian conductor, a great Mozartean, injects this version with tremendous theatrical vibrancy thanks to sharp and fast tempo. The stereophonic sound recording is particularly clear. The casting features some of the greatest voices of the time, such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Sena Jurinac, Irmgard Seefried, Maria Stader and Ernst Haefliger, while the style (and pronunciation) for this Italian version remains Germanic. Therefore, the re-release should be recognised above all else for its extraordinary musical direction, a rare testament of the art of a legendary conductor, who died much too young. © François Hudry/Qobuz


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