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Marek Janowski, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Offenbach: Orpheus in der Unterwelt (2008)

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Marek Janowski, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Offenbach: Orpheus in der Unterwelt (2008)

Marek Janowski, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Offenbach: Orpheus in der Unterwelt (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 101 min | 6,87 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1971

Orpheus in the Underworld represents a quantum leap in Offenbach’s operetta output, for it would have been unthinkable to have created a stage work of such opulence and extravagance in Paris prior to that time. Strict regulations dating from the era of Napoleon I assigned to each of the city’s theatres a specific dramatic genre and a proportionate number of employees and performers. For Offenbach this meant writing for no more than three actors on stage at any one time. He openly flouted the regulations, however, ingeniously increasing his dramatic possibilities by adding puppets to his cast list and conveying what he had to say by means of banners held up by mute actors.

Hubert Kah - Seelentaucher (2005)

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Hubert Kah - Seelentaucher (2005)

Hubert Kah - Seelentaucher (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 403 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DA Music (CD 871709-2)

Hubert Kah is a German synthpop band, led by Hubert Kemmler. Kemmler is a German musician, composer, songwriter and producer.
Seelentaucher is their seventh studio album.
In 2005, Kemmler began his second comeback with the album Seelentaucher ("Soul Diver"). The album featured a mixture of English and German language tracks.

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008)

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Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2008)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Die Hochzeit des Figaro] (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 170 min | 7,40 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1967

This German version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, with set and costumes by Ita Maximowna, dates from the year 1967. The Hamburg State Opera Choir and the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Hamburg are conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, who worked as the opera company’s first conductor between 1935 and 1942 as well as from 1945 to 1971 and was chief conductor of the North German Radio Orchestra, which he had personally been responsible for reorganizing in the post-war years. It may come as a surprise to learn that the singers, all of whom are now international stars, were drawn exclusively from the Hamburg State Opera ensemble - further proof of Rolf Liebermann’s skill in identifying up-and-coming musicians!

Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)

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Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)

Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 564 Mb | Total time: 59:35+42:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Classics | # 74321-25281-2 | Recorded: 1971

The casting of the radiant Helen Donath as Gretel, the theatrical Christa Ludwig as the witch, the vibrant Anna Moffo as Hansel, and the noble but lovable Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau as the father would have been sufficient to secure this recording's fame as the best version of "Hansel and Gretel" ever committed to disc. However, to cast Lucia Popp as the Dew Fairy and Arleen Auger as the Sandman was a master stroke. And, the excellent Charlotte Berthold is an added bonus as the mother. Leading this array of vocal riches, Kurt Eichhorn produces a reading that accentuates the detail and color of the score more than any other, drawing out the richness of the orchestration with astonishing success.

Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2014)

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Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2014)

Daniele Gatti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.73 + 7.71 Gb (2xDVD9) | 270 min
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Stefan Herheim's idea of staging a midsummer night's dream as a fairytale narrative is enchanting and with this admirably matched ensemble of excellent singer-players, all of whom bring sharp contours to their roles, and the brilliant details of characterization make each scene an experience to cherish. This unbelievably lavish and absolutely splendid stage set radiates youthful charm and conjures up a flood of incomparable images.

Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)

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Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)

Joseph Keilberth, Berliner Philharmoniker - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 564 Mb | Total time: 65:27+68:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CMS 7 69342 2 | Recorded: 1958

The stars of this recording of Der Freischütz are conductor Joseph Keilberth, the Chorus of Deutschen Oper Berlin, and the Berlin Philharmonic. The chorus sings with wonderfully full, warm tone and high spirits, creating vivid characterizations of the hunters, peasants, bridesmaids, and spirits that populate the opera. The Berlin Philharmonic performs with complete assurance and stylishness, beautifully capturing the atmosphere of the opera's widely diverse scenes, and Keilberth keeps the dramatic tension high. The leads are more than adequate, but not stellar. Rudolf Schock is a bland Max, and his voice lacks the sheen and resonance to give him a real heroic presence.

Leopold Ludwig, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz (2008)

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Leopold Ludwig, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz (2008)

Leopold Ludwig, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 123 min | 7,26 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 1968

In June and July 1967 the opera ensemble toured North America, with visits to the World Exposition in Montreal (Canada) and New York. In addition to six modern works (including Jenufa and Mathis der Maler) the programme also featured Der Freischütz, which according to Liebermann “was virtually unknown in the United States.” In order to avoid any “stylistic hiatus” with the modern operas, the company decided to perform a concert version of Weber’s work. The tour concept was an enormous success, with tickets being traded at black market prices. In August 1967 the company made the first of 13 recordings for television.

James Last - 80 Jahre: Jubiläumsedition (2009) {5CD Box Set}

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James Last - 80 Jahre: Jubiläumsedition (2009) {5CD Box Set}

James Last - 80 Jahre: Jubiläumsedition (2009) {5CD Box Set}
5CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,33 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 954 Gb
Full Scans ~ 19 Mb | 06:35:55 | RAR 5% Recovery
Reader's Digest / Universal Music GmbH #JLA 21 072302 72 / 06007-5316381-8
Easy Listening / Pop

5CD Box Set The Anniversary Edition by James Last was released in 2009 by Universal Music GmbH. James Last was a German composer and big band leader of the James Last Orchestra. Initially a jazz bassist, his trademark "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with 65 of his albums reaching the charts in the UK alone. Last is reported to have sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide in his lifetime, of which 80 million were sold by 1973 - and won numerous awards including 200 gold and 14 platinum discs in Germany, the International MIDEM Prize at MIDEM in 1969, and West Germany's highest civilian award, the Bundesverdienstkreuz in 1978. Last's trademark sound employed big band arrangements of well-known tunes with a jaunty dance beat, often heavy on bass and brass.

Albrecht Mayer, The King’s Singers - Let It Snow! (2013)

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Albrecht Mayer, The King’s Singers - Let It Snow! (2013)

Albrecht Mayer, The King’s Singers - Let It Snow! (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 313 Mb | Total time: 68:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 1907 | Recorded: 2013

One of Germany’s best-loved classical performers joins forces with a legendary close- harmony group for a winter-themed album to bring warmth to the dark months of the year: Albrecht Mayer & The King’s Singers. The pairing of probably the world’s most famous and accomplished oboist, Albrecht Mayer with the UK’s celebrated vocal ensemble is a heavenly musical partnership, and the interplay of colours, melodies and harmonies between these performers enchant and delight with Baroque, classical and seasonal favourites. The album has a Yuletide theme with tracks such as ‘Let It Snow’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’.

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)

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Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár, Korngold (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 63:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos Records | # CHSA 5243 | Recorded: 2020

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed recording of Britten’s Peter Grimes, Stuart Skelton and Edward Gardner join forces with Christine Rice and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for this fascinating programme of early twentieth-century works. Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht needs no introduction, but far rarer is Oscar Fried’s contemporaneous setting of the same poem. Composed in 1901 for soloists and orchestra, Fried’s version is a true setting of (as opposed to Schoenberg’s reflection on) the text by Richard Dehmel. Lehár wrote Fieber in 1915 as the closing part of his song cycle Aus eiserner Zeit – he then made the orchestral setting a year later. Korngold’s Lieder des Abschieds (Songs of Farewell) date from the early 1920s, whilst he was still in Vienna, and shortly after he had completed the opera Die tote Stadt. Setting poetry by Christina Rossetti, Edith Ronsperger, and Ernst Lothar, the cycle is a poignant reflection on the Great War.

Iestyn Davies & Joseph Middleton - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (2022)

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Iestyn Davies & Joseph Middleton - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (2022)

Iestyn Davies & Joseph Middleton - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:20
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics

Renowned performers Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton perform Schubert’s tragic song-cycle Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Maid of the Mill).

Helmut Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin - Georg Philipp Telemann: Pimpinone oder Die ungleiche Heirat (1998)

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Helmut Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin - Georg Philipp Telemann: Pimpinone oder Die ungleiche Heirat (1998)

Helmut Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin - Georg Philipp Telemann: Pimpinone oder Die ungleiche Heirat (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 56:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0020712BC | Recorded: 1964

Pimpinone, TWV 21:15, is a comic opera by the German composer Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Johann Philipp Praetorius. Its full title is Die Ungleiche Heirat zwischen Vespetta und Pimpinone oder Das herrsch-süchtige Camer Mägden (The Unequal Marriage Between Vespetta and Pimpinone or The Domineering Chambermaid). The work is described as a Lustiges Zwischenspiel ("comic intermezzo") in three parts. It was first performed at the Theater am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg on 27 September 1725 as light relief between the acts of Telemann's adaptation of Handel's opera seria Tamerlano. Pimpinone was highly successful and pointed the way forward to later intermezzi, particularly Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona.

Hubert Kah - Goldene Zeiten (1984) [Reissue 1996]

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Hubert Kah - Goldene Zeiten (1984) [Reissue 1996]

Hubert Kah - Goldene Zeiten (1984) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 225 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (533 762-2)

Goldene Zeiten is the third studio album by Hubert Kah.
Hubert Kah is a German synthpop band, led by Hubert Kemmler. Kemmler is a German musician, composer, songwriter and producer.

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)

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Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)

Horst Stein, Philharmoniker der Staatsoper Hamburg - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 156 min | 7,52 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1971

This 1971 film version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magic Flute is based on a production at Hamburg State Opera staged by the multi-talented stage, television and film author, director and actor Sir Peter Ustinov, with decor and costumes by Jens-Denis Malclès. The cast brought together by Rolf Liebermann for this film version of the Magic Flute consists of stars with established international careers but also of singers who were just on the point of breaking through to international fame at the time.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - PraeBACHtorius: Chorale settings by Johann Sebastian Bach and Michael Praetorius (2010)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - PraeBACHtorius: Chorale settings by Johann Sebastian Bach and Michael Praetorius (2010)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - PraeBACHtorius: Chorale settings by Johann Sebastian Bach and Michael Praetorius (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 61:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697579872 | Recorded: 2009

On "PraeBachtorius", works by Praetorius and Bach based on the same Lutheran chorales are ingeniously combined, so that the respective verses of Bach and Praetorius are heard immediately after each other. It is impressive how well Praetorius' music of the late Renaissance combines with Bach's baroque music to form a harmonious whole on this CD.