Faust Kalam

Placido Domingo, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Mirella Freni, Georges Pretre - Gounod: Faust (1986)

Placido Domingo, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Mirella Freni, Georges Pretre - Gounod: Faust (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:08:55 | 874 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 47493

The CD format for opera on records coincides with (and perhaps encourages) the modern habit in the opera house of running two or more acts together without an interval. Some operas benefit from this, but I don't think Faust is one of them. It strikes a genial bargain. ''I won't waste your time,'' it promises, ''but don't bother to come along if you haven't got a full evening-out to spare.''
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman - Delibes: Coppelia, Chopin: Les Sylphides, Gounod: Faust (1994)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman - Delibes: Coppelia, Chopin: Les Sylphides, Gounod: Faust (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:21:39 | 649 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 438763

David Zinman's performance of Coppelia is beautifully played and most naturally recorded. The warm acoustic of the Rotterdam concert hall certainly suites Delibes colourful scoring, and the gracefully delicate string-playing is nicely flattered. 'Les Sylphides' is a compilation of works by Frédéric Chopin. It was conceived as a ballet by Mikhail Fokin in 1909, and orchestrated by Roy Douglas in 1936. 3. Faust: Ballet Music by Charles Gounod.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)

Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 00:57:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC90 1870

In nearly every respect this is outstanding. The Rondo brillant and the Fantasie, both written for the virtuoso duo of Karl von Bocklet and Josef Slawik, can sound as if Schubert were striving for a brilliant, flashy style, foreign to his nature. Both are in places uncomfortable to play (when first published, the Fantasie’s violin part was simplified), but you would never guess this from Faust’s and Melnikov’s performance; they both nonchalantly toss off any problem passages as though child’s play. The Fantasie’s finale and the Rondo brillant are irresistibly lively and spirited, and this duo’s technical finesse extends to more poetic episodes – Melnikov’s tremolo at the start of the Fantasie shimmers delicately, while the filigree passagework in the last of the variations that form the Fantasie’s centrepiece have a delightful poise and sense of ease.
Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Isabelle Faust - Brahms: Violin Concerto, String Sextet No. 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:44 minutes | 720 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Isabelle Faust goes back to the roots of one of the most famous Romantic concertos, which is also one of the most difficult from a technical point of view: did Hans von Bülow not call it a ‘concerto against the violin’? Born of close collaboration between Brahms and the violinist Joseph Joachim, the work is a fine testimony to friendship – whereas the Sextet op.36 is directly linked to the love affair between the composer and the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1996/2016) [TR24][OF]

Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:58 min | 1.31 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1996/2016

Giuseppe Sinopoli projects Liszt’s “Mephistopheles” with such unrelenting urgency that he could as well be fighting the devil in person. True, the recorded balance keeps the strings fairly close at hand (the actual sound image is not dissimilar to EMI’s on their Masur/Leipzig Liszt series), but the playing itself has real drive and panache, frequently throwing caution to the winds in pursuit of maximum spontaneity (as regards tempo, Sinopoli beats Bernstein to the finishing post by no less than ten minutes).

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 24, 2016
Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)

Isabelle Faust - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:09:06 | 297 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

The five most brilliant concertos for violin, all penned before the age of 19! Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.

Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016  Music

Posted by stfine at Oct. 9, 2016
Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016

Gounod - Faust (Beczala, Abdrazakov, Agresta; Pérez) 2016
AVC, 898x504 (16:9), 2.2 mbps, 30 fps | AAC 256 Kbps, 2 ch | 01:48:22 + 01:13:09 | 3.1 GB
Classical, Opera | Salzburg Festival | HDTV->MP4

The Salzburg Festival presents one of Charles Gounod's most well-loved opera: Faust, in a new production staged by Reinhard von der Thannen, conducted by Alejo Pérez and starring Piotr Beczala.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Brahms: Violin Sonatas, Opp. 100 & 108; Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94 (2015)

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas, Opp. 100 & 108; Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94 (2015)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:17:49
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902219

A 19th-century ‘trio sonata’. Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have already given us an acclaimed version Brahms’s First Violin Sonata, in 2007. They now complete the cycle with the other two sonatas of 1886 and 1888, and add a fascinating rarity dating from 35 years earlier: the ‘F-A-E’ Sonata, a collaborative effort by three composers in honour of the great violinist Joachim, who had to guess who had written which movement! He did so with ease, for the Scherzo is as eminently Brahmsian as the Intermezzo and Finale are Schumannesque. Alexander Melnikov will be contributing his take on a score his mother gave him that belonged to Sviatoslav Richter in September BBC Music Magazine.

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 24, 2016
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust (Sylvain Cambreling) (2000)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.60 Gb (DVD9) | 146 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Nederlands

This imaginative staging of Berlioz's dramatic symphony for chorus, soloists and orchestra relies heavily on the moving of massed choirs across a large stage. It has vivid lighting effects–rather too many of them using strobes–and monolithic multi-purpose sets, in particular a revolving glass drum which functions both as cinema screen and rostrum for singers, so that the final ride to Hell, for example, is sung by Mephistopheles and Faust above a cavalcade of projected horses, like the inside of a zoetrope. The three main soloists have voices on a scale that can compete with these flashy production values–White and Kasarova, in particular, sing at a level of intensity that would swamp anything less; the climactic seduction trio has rarely been sung so well or with such an overpoweringly polymorphous eroticism. Cambreling marshals his forces effectively, giving full rein to the work's showstoppers like the "Hungarian March" but not neglecting the subtler less kinetic Gluckian side of Berlioz's vocal writing. (Roz Kaveney)
Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage / Faust: A German Folk Legend (1926)

Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage / Faust: A German Folk Legend (1926)
German intertitles | BRRip | MKV | 768x576 | AVC @ 2117 kb/s | 2.16 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:47:20 minutes | Extra: commentary | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth.