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Voices and Orchestra, page 19

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TOSHIO HOSOKAWA - Koto-uta

TOSHIO HOSOKAWA - Koto-uta
ID: KAI0012172
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

The Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa, born 1955, about his work: "European art says: Time should not pass. As in the cathedrals, which stand for eternity. Japanese art stays abreast of the times and says: transience is beautiful. A sound emerges from silence, it lives to return to silence." (T.H.)

Includes booklet with texts by Toshio Hosokawa and Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer
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José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works

José M. Sánchez-Verdu - Orchestral Works
ID: KAI0012782
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

1 - Junge Deutsche Philharmonie - Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
2 - Claudia Barainsky, soprano / Gabriel Suovanen, baritone / Banchetto musicale, viola da gamba / Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Marek Janowski, conductor
3 - Joan-Enric Lluna, clarinet / Orquesta Nacional de España - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
4 - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Pascal Rophé, conductor
5 - 7 hr-Sinfonieorchester - Peter Rundel, conductor

The five orchestral works on this CD communicate phenomenal colors and the intense sensuousness of mysterious formal progressions. Silence, shadows, absence: it is above all the darker neighborhoods of the human soul that captivate Sánchez-Verdú’s interest. Exploring marginal realms which, in their beauty and refinement of tone, contain both the brilliant light of Spain’s south and utter darkness: this is the art of composer José M. Sánchez-Verdú.
(Rainer Pöllmann)

Includes booklet with text by Rainer Pöllmann and Thorsten Palzhoff
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A Passion for Verdi von José Cura, Daniela Dessi und The London Symphony Orchestra

A Passion for Verdi von José Cura, Daniela Dessi und The London Symphony Orchestra
ID: DV-LSOJC
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Opera Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Region Code: PAL . Region 2 (Japan, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East)
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9 LB
DVD Format: DVD 9
Duration: 172 min. Concert, 49 min. Special Feature
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo / AC 3 Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1

A tribute to Verdi with the artist now known as 'the fourth tenor' recorded at The Barbican in London.

Il Travator: "Deserto sulla terra", "Tacea la notte"
Nabucco: "Overture"
Aida: "Pur ti riveggo!"
Il Corsaro: "Ah! Si, ben dite... Tutto parea sorridere" u.a.
Ernani: "Prelude - Mercé, diletti amici... Come rugiada al cespite"
Don Carlos: "Io vengo a domandar", "Prelude", "Tu che le vanità"
La Forza Del Destino: "La vita è inferno all'infelice..." u.a.
Otello: "Già nella notte densa"
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Tony Palmer's Masterpiece -H. Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Tony Palmer's Masterpiece -H. Gorecki: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
ID: TPDVD102
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Region Code: NTSC color broadcast system : Plays in all territories
Presentation: Wide Screen
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9, Aspect Ratio
Duration: 53 mins
Language Note: Performance and commentary in Polish with optional subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Sound Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
DVD Format: DVD VIDEO
Notes: Booklet with program notes and English translation of texts inserted in container.

The Symphony actually dates from 1976 when Górecki was (as he tells us in the film) a 'non-person' in the political sense, when his music was banned in his native Katowice in Poland. He told me that its inspiration had come from a book he had found about the Nazi occupation of Poland. In the footnotes there was an example of the different messages scratched on the walls of a Gestapo prison. One, written by a young girl, said only: "Mama, don't cry". Very simple. Nothing melodramatic or even tragic, but a heartfelt cry that scorched the soul. At an early performance in Paris, a music critic whispered in Górecki's ear "Merde!" At the first screening of the film in 1993, the then commissioning editor of music programmes on Channel FOUR said: "what rubbish is this?" Now, only a few years later, no-one can remember either of their names. Melvyn Bragg showed the film on The South Bank Show, and even managed to persuade the hierarchy of ITV that it would be an abomination to disrupt the film with any commercial breaks for, say, Durex. The 53 minute film was shown uninterrupted, an acceptance perhaps of the urgency of its content. "I wanted to express a great sorrow", Górecki says. "The war...the rotten times under Communism...our life today...the starving. What madness! This sorrow, it burns inside me. I cannot shake it off".
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Tony Palmer's Film About Callas - M. Callas: La Divina - A Portrait: 30th Anniversary:

Tony Palmer's Film About Callas - M. Callas: La Divina - A Portrait: 30th Anniversary:
ID: TPDVD103
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Documentary

Region Code: NTSC Plays in all territories
Medium:DVD Video
Presentation: Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Italian, German, Spanish
Color mode: Colour
Screen (Picture) Format: 16:9, Aspect Ratio
Duration: 92 mins



There are so many astonishing facts about Maria Callas...

First, she was born not in Greece but in Manhattan and went to school there. Second, considering her colossal influence and in contrast to the pumped-up, preposterous, overpaid pipsqueak divas of today, her actual international career was tiny - 18 years at most. Third, and in spite of her reputation, her cancellation record was the lowest of any great singer of her day. Fourth, she rarely looked at the conductor during an opera, simply because she could not see him - she was very short-sighted, and often appeared (partly as a result) to be in a trance while on stage. Fifth, she was betrayed by most of those intimate with her throughout her life, and eventually abandoned by many of those who should have known better and who claimed to have loved her. Sixth, she died almost penniless - even her grotesquely rich long-time lover, Onassis, whose marriage to Jackie Kennedy she only discovered by watching the 6 o'clock news, had invested her money in half a cargo boat, which sank. Paradoxically, although she died 30 years ago, her records today outsell every other recorded classical artist, and single handedly keep EMI Classics afloat. Last, hers was not the most beautiful voice of her time, as she frequently admitted. Some days it worked; other days it just didn't.

In the end, those who met her in Paris in the seventies agree that she was one of the loneliest, most desperate of women they had ever encountered, slowly drugging herself to death. "Every day, thank God, is one day less", she told Di Stefano. A summons to tea (for half an hour at most) often lasted until the early hours, with the guest or guests pleaded with not to leave.

It was pathetic and horrible, but it was Callas. It was always Callas, and that was the secret and the magic. We witness on stage a broken woman who sings nakedly from her heart, about herself and her life, who acts with such incredible power and unashamed truth that we stagger back before what we know, in our hearts, is all of her. No artifice here; no vulgar posturings to which her absurd imitators - and there are many - aspire. Gheorghiu, Battle, Garrett - they cannot touch her hem.

Maria - just a woman, who often spoke of Callas in the third person, in trouble, asking, begging sometimes, for our understanding and our love. She deserves it, because there was no greater singing actress in our time. And she was only 53 when she died.Tony Palmer
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Tony Palmer’s Film of Parsifal - The Search for the Grail

Tony Palmer’s Film of  Parsifal - The Search for the Grail
ID: TPDVD167
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Subcollection: Opera

Region Code: NTSC. Plays in all territories
Classification: Exempt
Presentation: Wide Screen
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Duration: 116 mins

Recorded: Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Ravello, Siena, Bayreuth

Placido Domingo (Parsifal)
Violeta Urmana (Kundry)
Matti Salminen (Gurnemanz)
Nikolai Putilin (Klingsor) & Anna Netrebko

Tony Palmer’s documentary about Richard Wagner’s opera ‘Parsifal’, with extracts from Tony Palmer’s stage production of Parsifal starring Placido Domingo, Violeta Urmana, Matti Salminen and Anna Netrebko.
The Grail - the cup which Jesus Christ is said to have used at The Last Supper - is one of the most powerful symbols in Western culture. Wagner’s three-act opera, Parsifal, is the most famous work which celebrates the search for the Grail. Parsifal is an opera about ideas, about philosophical questions rather than answers, where the questions themselves are what is important, and the power and eloquence with which they are expressed. With the help of a rare interview with Wolfgang Wagner, Richard Wagner’s grandson, who explains what his grandfather intended and why, plus an all-star cast including the first performance on film of Anna Netrebko, this documentary explores the explosive nature of Wagner’s dangerous ideas. Wagner was virulently anti-Semitic - to this day, it is not possible to perform Parsifal in Israel - and thus provided the Nazis with some powerful cultural propaganda, because for Hitler, Parsifal, the hero of the opera, was pure Aryan blood. When the film was originally released on DVD, the Germans censored 30 minutes of the film which they considered ‘political’, ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘irrelevant’. This is the original version, uncensored, as approved by Domingo.
“It succeeds in exploring the legend of Parsifal quite brilliantly, while making it brutally relevant to us today.” John Ardoin, Great Performances (PBS)
Interviews: With Placido Domingo, Wolfgang Wagner, Robery Gutman & Karen Armstrong
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Mozart Arias - Exsultate Jubilate : Lenneke Ruiten, soprano

Mozart Arias - Exsultate Jubilate : Lenneke Ruiten, soprano
ID: PTC5186376
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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Christiane Iven sings Berg and Strauss

Christiane Iven sings Berg and Strauss
ID: PTC5186363
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD

Berg’s chamber music version of the Strauss waltz ‘Wine Women and Song’, Op.333 is considered one of the curiosa of his oeuvre, and even today is seldom performed. Coupled here with Berg’s more substantial orchestral works, Christaner Iven is a great singer and is equally talented as an actress.
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G. Rossini, W.A. Mozart - Arias: F. von Stade - mezzo-soprano / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - E. de Waart

G. Rossini, W.A. Mozart - Arias: F. von Stade - mezzo-soprano /  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - E. de Waart
ID: PTC5186158
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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Getty - Joan and the Bells -Promotion CD

Getty - Joan and the Bells -Promotion CD
ID: PTC5186033
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Multichannel Hybrid SACD - DSD
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