Elektra, Strauss

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001)

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.
Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Renee Fleming - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden, Renée Fleming - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 28,7 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3542 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 135 min | 7,35 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Filmed live in Baden-Baden by the veteran director Brian Large, Renée Fleming makes her debut in the role of Ariadne together with fellow key Strauss interpreters Sophie Koch and Christian Thielemann, following on from their Rosenkavalier triumph. Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden, the orchestra to whom Strauss dedicated his Alpine Symphony and which premiered Feuersnot, Salome, Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier and Daphne. Fleming's voice might have been made for Ariadne and she achieved a great personal triumph in this production: “The chief glory of the evening was hearing Renée Fleming, the Straussian soprano par excellence, making her role debut as Ariadne… As the possessor of what is, possibly, the most beautiful soprano voice in the world, she put her vocal treasures in the service of an empathic, nuanced interpretation of the role. From the creamy top, through a rich, warm middle, to the bewitching, darker colours of her lower register, Fleming poured her magnificent sound into Strauss’s enchanting melodic arcs, animating the sadness, vulnerability, and desire of the bereft princess…” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)

Claudio Abbado, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Eva Marton, Brigitte Fassbaender - Richard Strauss: Elektra (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.14 Gb (DVD9) | 109 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Recorded at the Vienna State Opera house in 1989, this staging of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra is one of the glories of live opera on film, deserving of eternal availability. The DVD picture has great clarity, despite the darkness of Hans Schavernoch’s set design. Other than the cliché of a huge statue head, toppled on its side, the set manages to be suitably representative of a decaying palace as well as an imposing, theatrical space, dominated by the mammoth body of the statue from which the head apparently dropped, draped with the ropes that seem to have enabled the decapitation. Sooner or later most of the characters cling to and twist around those ropes, an apt stage metaphor for the remorseless repercussions from the murder of Agammenon by his unfaithful wife Klytämnestra and her paramour, Aegisthus. Reinhard Heinrich’s costumes capture a distant era while sustaining a creepily modern look — part Goth, part homeless, part Spa-wear.
The Cars - The Complete Elektra Albums Box (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars - The Elektra Years: 1978-1987 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 237:30 minutes | 9,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

The Cars are an American new wave band that first formed in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. This box set includes a whopping 60 tracks of early Cars material featuring digital remastering supervised by frontman Ric Ocasek. Albums in this box set include The Elektra Years includes The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City, (1984) and Door to Door (1987).
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony / Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (2018)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony / Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:07 | 151 Mb
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis continue their acclaimed survey of the orchestral music of Richard Strauss with two contrasting, characterful and ambitious works.
Terry Ellis - Where Ever You Are (US CD single) (1995) {eastwest/Elektra}

Terry Ellis - Where Ever You Are (US CD single) (1995) {eastwest/Elektra}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 54 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 21 mb
Genre: soul, R&B

Where Ever You Are is the 1995 CD single by En Vogue member Terry Ellis. This is taken from her first and only solo album, and is the first single in support of it.
Kurt Eichhorn, Munchner Rundfunkorchester - Johann Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig (2008/1973)

Kurt Eichhorn, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Johann Strauss II: Eine Nacht in Venedig (2008/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.70 Gb (DVD9) | 96 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English

This beloved operetta, which takes place during Carnival celebrations in 18th-century in Venice, shows Strauss’s descriptive writing at its best, helped by his love of Italy. Eine Nacht in Venedig inspired Strauss to compose some of his most successful operetta-music. The Italian atmosphere, the sun, the sea and the Venetian way of life appealed to his creative imagination.
Kiri Te Kanawa, Hagegard, Wiener Philharmoniker, Ulf Schirmer - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

Richard Strauss - Capriccio (1996) 2CD, Reissue 2009
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Håkan Hagegård, baritone
Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Ulf Schirmer

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 596 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 328 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: DECCA | # 478 0333 | Time: 02:19:18

The discography of Strauss’s last opera is not exactly crowded, but the two existing accounts provide formidable competition for any newcomer. First there was Sawallisch, conducting the Philharmonia for EMI in 1957 (unfortunately in mono) and a cast led by Schwarzkopf, Ludwig and Fischer-Dieskau. Then, in 1971, came that other supreme Straussian, Karl Böhm, with Janowitz, Troyanos and (again) Fischer-Dieskau, recorded in Munich for DG. The new Decca set brings together many of today’s leading exponents of Strauss’s roles, dominated, for me, by the unsurpassed Clairon of Brigitte Fassbaender, now alas, never to be heard on stage again following her retirement. Heilmann and Bär make an ardent pair of rival suitors, Hagegård an admirable Count and Halem a sonorous, characterful La Roche. (There is a delightful link with the past history of the opera in the person of Hans Hotter: he sang Olivier in the 1942 premiere, La Roche in the 1957 Sawallisch set, and here, at 84 when recorded in December 1993, a one-line cameo as a servant.) For many, though, the set’s desirability will rest on Te Kanawa’s Countess.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Gustavo Dudamel - R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2013/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Gustavo Dudamel - R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2013/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:32 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A truly breathtaking new recording from, quite simply, the most exciting and gifted young conductor of our times.

André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 13, 2018
André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)

André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 437 MB
Label: Universal Music – 5790026 | Tracks: 19 | Time: 79:48 min
Classical Crossover

Fresh from breaking his own UK Box-Office record for his Maastricht 2016 concert (grossed more than £1.44 million in the UK alone in ONE WEEKEND!), André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra return this autumn with a brand new album, and an accompanying DVD.