Maria Callas – O Mio Babbino Caro

Nicholas McCarthy - Solo (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Nicholas McCarthy - Solo (2016)

Nicholas McCarthy - Solo (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 240 MB | 01:14:05
Classical, Piano | Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

Recorded at Boston radio station WGBH's Fraser Studio, Solo features 17 pieces ranging from Wittgenstein's arrangement for the left hand of Bach/Gounod's Ave Maria to popular early 20th century works such as 'O mio babbino caro' from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi (arranged by Frederic Meinders and Summertime fromGeorge Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (arranged by McCarthy himself. The final track is a new commission by the British Composer Nigel Hess - a Nocturne for the left hand, written specially for Nicholas.

VA - Puccini: The Essentials (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 31, 2016
VA - Puccini: The Essentials (2016)

VA - Puccini: The Essentials (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:45:40 | 251 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Puccini wrote arias like no other composer, from O Soave Fanciulla to O Mio Babbino Caro and of course Nessun Dorma. His operas are among the most performed worldwide - La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Manon Lescaut and Tosca are all featured here. Singers include Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, José Carreras and Monsterrat Caballé among others.

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 30, 2016
Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)

Maria Callas - The New Sound of Maria Callas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:33:48 | 492 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics

The New Sound of Maria Callas Opera singers come and go, but just a few – the legends – live on. And Maria Callas was the great­est legend of them all, though not just for the wonder of her voice. She changed the way people thought about opera, but she also became famous as the glamorous celebrity who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis, leaving her elderly husband to live with him on his yacht Christina and enjoy the high life with the international jet set.

Maria Callas – The Live Recitals: Box Set 10CDs (2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 27, 2016
Maria Callas – The Live Recitals: Box Set 10CDs (2012)

Maria Callas – The Live Recitals: Box Set 10CDs (2012)
Classical, Opera, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,60 Gb | Artwork 263 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2012

MARIA CALLAS is regarded as one of the greatest divas of all time, whose recordings are standards by which all subsequent performances are judged. The 10-CDs of Live Recordings capture her on some of the greatest nights of her career and contain an interview by American Opera commentator Edward Downes. This recital performance are an invaluable addition to Callas s recorded legacy and show yet another side of this unique diva, whose vocal achievements stand unrivalled today and probably for all time. The eye-catching clamshell box are a collectors delight.
Maria Callas - The Callas Rarities (1997/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - The Callas Rarities (1997) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:49 minutes | 2,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

The tracks on this album were recorded over a period of no less than 16 years. The earliest, the two versions of Donna Anna's 'Non mi dir', date from 1953, and were intended to test microphone placings before Callas made her first commercial recording for EMI: Lucia di Lammermoor. The latest, the Verdi arias recorded with Nicola Rescigno in 1964-1965 and 1969, were never approved for release by the soprano. When Callas Rarities was first released in 1993, Gramophone wrote: 'Each item, each phrase almost, has something to be said about it: the whole collection makes essential listening'.
Maria Callas - Arias from Verdi Operas (1972/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Arias from Verdi Operas (1972) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:13 minutes | 1023 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This third Verdi collection was the last recital that Callas recorded, over an extended period between 1964 and 1969. Arias from operas in her stage repertoire – Aida, Un ballo in maschera, I vespri siciliani and Il trovatore – were complemented by numbers from more rarely heard works from Verdi’s ‘galley years’: When five of the tracks from this recital were originally released as Callas by Request, Gramophone admired the way: ‘Callas revealed her matchless command of line, verbal declamation and musical insight’.
Maria Callas - Sings Operatic Arias (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Lyric and Coloratura Arias (1955) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:51 minutes | 515 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As this recital amply demonstrates, Maria Callas encompassed an extraordinary range of roles. She is as convincing in the pinpoint coloratura of Lakmé's 'Bell Song' ('Her chromatic scale is beautifully done and she sails up to the region known as in alt with the greatest ease,' said Gramophone) as in the sweeping, richly coloured lines of Maddalena's 'La mamma morta' from Andrea Chénier, famously and movingly featured on the soundtrack of the 1993 Hollywood film Philadelphia.'There is great tenderness and simplicity, deep emotion,and the most lovely moulding of the vocal phrases,' wrote Gramophone, 'Madame Callas's characterizations… are nothing less than superb, and altogether there is some of her finest singing yet recorded'.
Maria Callas - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (1959) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 120:45 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Each act of Puccini's episodic opera shows Manon Lescaut in a different light - from the ingénue of the first to the desperate, dying woman of the last. Though Callas never performed the role on stage, she captures every aspect of this passionate, but selfish and enigmatic character. In this particular Puccini opera, the tenor is by no means overshadowed by the soprano, and Giuseppe di Stefano duly dominates the gripping scene at Le Havre.The young Fiorenza Cossotto - a powerhouse in roles such as Amneris and Eboli - makes a cameo appearance as the Madrigal Singer.
Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:18 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

In the six years that had passed since 1953, and her first recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, Callas's voice had maybe become less robust, but her singing had become still more perceptive. As Gramophone said: 'Mme Callas has refined her interpretation of the role, and made it more exquisite, more fascinating, musically and dramatically more subtle - in a word, more beautiful'.
Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 161:32 minutes | 3,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas first sang Bellini's Norma in 1948, when she was just 25. She went on to perform the role of the heroic, but vulnerable Druid priestess -the ultimate embodiment of bel canto - more frequently than any other. In this second studio recording her conductor was again Tullio Serafin (he originally tutored her in the role in 1948), and the venue was again La Scala - where the opera was premiered in 1831. By 1960, Callas brought a wealth of new nuance to her interpretation, and she is aptly partnered by the creamy-voiced Christa Ludwig (in a rare recording of an Italian role) and the towering Franco Corelli.