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Opera - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Decca's 1972 recording of Turandot features an all-star cast led by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Turandot doesn't seem like the most natural role for Sutherland and she never sang it on-stage, but she adapts to its requirements with panache, delivering a performance with an impressive dramatic range and dazzling vocal mastery. Pavarotti was close to the height of his powers when he made the recording and he sings with his characteristic passion and warmth. Montserrat Caballé, who had also sung the title role, is fabulous as Liù, creating a vivid characterization and singing with exceptional purity. It's real luxury casting to have singers of the reputation of Nicolai Ghiaurov, Peter Pears, and Tom Krause in the roles of Timur, the Emperor, and Ping, and they each bring great artistry to these small roles. The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays the score with sparkle and spirit, and the John Alldis Choir is terrific in the crucial choral parts. Zubin Mehta captures the Romantic sweep and the colorful strangeness of the opera and gives it a convincing, dramatic shape. The sound is mostly good, but doesn't quite have the depth or presence typical of Decca's best opera recordings. © TiVo
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Classical - Released October 14, 2016 | Sony Classical

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Unquestionably a jewel in the crown of the discography: incandescent and inspired conducting from start to finish (under the baton of Zubin Mehta, not the only example), and great voices of the time, sumptuous and committed — Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, Sherrill Milnes and Placido Domingo. A fascinating and burning work is answered by an interpretation of flesh, fire and ashes to be counted in the leading pack of Trovatori in the catalog. (Qobuz/GG) 
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Classical - Released October 14, 2016 | Sony Classical

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In unison with Zubin Mehta's inspired direction, where dramatic intensity and tenderness contrast, the cast is excellent, especially the three leading roles : Leontyne Price for her vocal quality and commitment to the limits, Domingo at the top of his voice, true and nuanced, and magnificent baritone Sherrill Milnes. A very lively and vibrant performance of the highest standard, probably the best in the entire discography. (Qobuz)
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Film Soundtracks - Released January 1, 1978 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released September 1, 1973 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
Decca's 1972 recording of Turandot features an all-star cast led by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Turandot doesn't seem like the most natural role for Sutherland and she never sang it on-stage, but she adapts to its requirements with panache, delivering a performance with an impressive dramatic range and dazzling vocal mastery. Pavarotti was close to the height of his powers when he made the recording and he sings with his characteristic passion and warmth. Montserrat Caballé, who had also sung the title role, is fabulous as Liù, creating a vivid characterization and singing with exceptional purity. It's real luxury casting to have singers of the reputation of Nicolai Ghiaurov, Peter Pears, and Tom Krause in the roles of Timur, the Emperor, and Ping, and they each bring great artistry to these small roles. The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays the score with sparkle and spirit, and the John Alldis Choir is terrific in the crucial choral parts. Zubin Mehta captures the Romantic sweep and the colorful strangeness of the opera and gives it a convincing, dramatic shape. The sound is mostly good, but doesn't quite have the depth or presence typical of Decca's best opera recordings. © TiVo
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Symphonic Music - Released April 21, 1997 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released January 9, 2015 | Sony Classical

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The institutions of classical music change and evolve, but the Vienna New Year's Concert presented by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, now in its 76th year, remains a pure tradition. That's not to say that there's no new music on the program. The 2015 concert includes five works never played at the concert before, but all are by members of the Strauss family, who as usual dominate the program, and they go to show the size of the unexplored waltz and polka repertory. The famed Zoroastrian conductor Zubin Mehta, approaching 80, was not heard so frequently anymore when this album appeared, less than a month after it was performed. He has conducted the program before, and he remains one of its most successful exponents, pushing the tempos in a way that fits with the festivity of the occasion in such pieces as Accelerationen, Op. 234 (track 8) and the following Electro-magnetische Polka, Op. 80, whose title shows how up-to-the-minute the music of Johann Strauss II was when it first appeared. The live recording, complete with German-language New Year's toast answered by the players, is one of the highlights of this series. Pick up a copy to have on hand for next New Year's Eve! © TiVo
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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1997 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Symphonic Music - Released November 8, 2019 | Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Opera - Released January 21, 1997 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Classical - Released October 2, 2020 | UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Classical - Released March 30, 1990 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released January 3, 2014 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released January 1, 1996 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released November 28, 2005 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released November 28, 2005 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released November 15, 2000 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released February 13, 2007 | Sony Classical

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The annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert, a big splash by Austrian standards, makes for entertaining listening either for its intended purpose or just for any listener looking for a collection of Viennese waltzes and polkas, with the various generations of the Strauss family heavily represented. In fact, it may even be preferable to studio waltz recordings; Viennese dance music was meant to be heard in a room of breathing and reacting people, and a well-made live recording like this one, with applause and noise that give a sense of audience presence but do not interfere unduly with the sound of the orchestra, offers an optimal experience. The program has a preponderance of old favorites, but also includes less familiar items such as Eduard Strauss' Ohne Bremse (Without Brakes) and the Delirien (Delirium) waltz of Josef Strauss. The spoken New Year's address (CD 2, track 11) is given in German and English, and its message of welcome to Romania and Bulgaria into the European Union (given also in the respective languages of those countries) may make the album an attractive historical souvenir for some listeners. The orchestra's style in this music tends to remain constant no matter who is at the helm, but conductor Zubin Mehta imbues all the music with a lively zip. The booklet notes, translated from German into English, give a useful overview of how this central European phenomenon came into being and developed. Recommended to all waltz lovers. © TiVo
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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1996 | Warner Classics