Mozart Ntsc

Mitsuko Uchida, Christian Tetzlaff, Ensemble InterContemporain, Pierre Boulez - MOZART 13 BERG (2008)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade In B Flat, K.361 "Gran partita"
Alban Berg: Chamber Concerto For Piano And Violin With 13 Wind Instruments
Mitsuko Uchida (Piano), Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
Ensemble InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 0316 DH | Time: 01:20:15

The greatest of Mozart's wind serenades and the toughest of Alban Berg's major works might seem an unlikely pairing, but in an interview included with the sleeve notes for this release, Pierre Boulez points up their similarities. Both works are scored for an ensemble of 13 wind instruments (with solo violin and piano as well in the Berg) and both include large-scale variations as one of their movements - and Boulez makes the comparisons plausible enough in these lucid performances. It's rare to hear him conducting Mozart, too, and if the performance is a little brisker and more strait-laced than ideal, the EIC's phrasing is a model of clarity and good taste. It's the performance of the Berg, though, that makes this such an important issue; both soloists, Mitsuko Uchida and Christian Tetzlaff, are perfectly attuned to Boulez's approach - they have given a number of performances of the Chamber Concerto before - and the combination of accuracy and textural clarity with the highly wrought expressiveness that is the essence of Berg's music is perfectly caught.

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1981)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 4, 2017
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1981)

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1981)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover | 01:23:02 | 4,33 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1/2.0 @ 448/224 Kbps | Subs: English, Chinese
Genre: Documentary, Music

Isaac Stern's cultural tour of China is seen, with the master violinist performing and mentoring young Chinese musicians. He visits rehearsals of the Peking Opera, meeting with their musicians who use traditional Chinese instruments, and also visits a sports academy and other venues. The lingering effects of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), which opposed any western influences and oppressed those who introduced western approaches, are evident in the lack of skill development among many of the young musicians and the emphasis on technical skill rather than artistic interpretation.
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2009/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.77 Gb+3.75 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 198 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Critical acclaim for this superb co-production of Vienna's Staatsoper, the Wiener Festwochen and Brussels' Théâtre de la Monnaie (Das Opernglas): "Directors Ursel and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, working with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, demonstrate that the 'Entführung' is fully on the level of Mozart's Da Ponte operas and 'Zauberflöte'. In the harmony of staging and music, this is one of the most impressive Mozart performances Vienna has offered in a long time… Breaking with tradition, it seeks to fulfil his intentions as closely as possible."

In Search of Mozart (2006)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 6, 2017
In Search of Mozart (2006)

In Search of Mozart (2006)
DVDRip | 720 x 480 | .AVI/XviD @ 1195 Kbps | 2h 8mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.20 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts, Music

In Search of Mozart" is an utterly fascinating documentary which brings the brilliant, sometimes tragic, bawdy and all too human composer to life. Using a combination of his letters read evocatively by leading actors, hundreds of musical clips of orchestras and singers, interviews with scholars and musicians, as well as present day footage of the very long roads he traveled (he was on tour about 1/3 of the days of his short life), Mozart becomes as real as if he sat down to dinner with you. I had the privilege to see this film at Lincoln Center where people laughed and cried and crowded around after to buy the DVD. A film for those who know nothing about Mozart to those who have studied him all their lives."
Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1990)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Set in the exotic seraglio of the Pasha Selim, the story revolves around the rescue of the lovely Constanze by her lover Belmonte – a tale of love, bravery and forgiveness. In this work, Mozart breaks new ground in introducing dramatically rounded characters with recognisably human feelings and weaknesses. The work influenced and changed the nature of opera throughout Europe. This charming production from Drottningholm does full justice to Mozart’s score. Arnold Östman’s deliberate conducting combined with Carl Friedrich Oberle’s design demonstrates that this really is “an eternal masterpiece of music drama by a youthful, exuberant composer who suddenly found his individual voice and style in the field of opera with this particular work” (Opera now)

Mozart - Die Zauberflote (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1989)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 3, 2017
Mozart - Die Zauberflote (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1989)

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Arnold Östmann) (2007/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 161 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Die Zauberflöte is the artistic and philosophical testament of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who died a few weeks after the work’s première in Vienna. Intertwining music of awesome purity and beauty with the conventions of the singspiel - a popular form of musical comedy – Mozart’s final operatic legacy to the world explores Man’s search for the truth and his confusion between the forces of dark and light and the final utopian resolution of seemingly irreconcilable elements. Because of the opera’s relationship to freemasonry, commentators have identified Tamino with the Emperor Joseph II, Pamina with the Austrian people, Sarastro with Ignaz von Born, Monostatos with the clergy and the Queen of the Night with the Empress Maria Theresa. Whichever level one approaches Die Zauberflöte on, it remains a great work in the spirit of the Enlightenment as well as a delightful fairy-tale. Nothing is so simple as to be absolutely clear-cut. In life, the serious and the comic often intermingle in a way that is disconcerting. In Die Zauberflöte, Mozart succeeds in combining these two elements in a way which has never been surpassed. The light and vibrant presentation of the Scandinavian cast - internationally renowned bass Lászlo Polgár is the only non-Scandinavian soloists – the authentic staging and the lean orchestra sound conducted by the illustrious Arnold Östman makes this performance definitely one of the best Zauberflöte-performances of the 20th century.

Mozart - Idomeneo (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1991)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 28, 2017
Mozart - Idomeneo (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1991)

Mozart - Idomeneo (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.02 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Idomeneo, King of Crete, has been away from home during the long years of the Trojan War. Idamante, his son, now regent of the island, waits for his return, heralded by the arrival of Trojan prisoners in Crete. One of these prisoners is Ilia, daughter of the murdered King Priam of Troy. Idamante has fallen in love with Ilia, but is loved by Electra, daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon, who is taken refuge in Crete. The Drottningholm Court Theatre is a tiny and exquisite rococo theatre, the only surviving eighteenth-century theatre in Europe in perfectly-preserved working order. The Swedish conductor and musicologist Arnold Östman became the theatre’s director in 1981 and introduced an orchestra of original instruments playing an authentic style to complement the unique atmosphere of his surroundings and he has steadily built up a worldwide reputation for his authentic interpretation of Mozart. This revised revival of the acclaimed 1986 Drottningholm production by Michael Hampe conducted by Arnold Östman, was staged during the Mozart Bicentenary year. Combining both tragedy and comedy with drama, Idomeneo boasts a series of superbly expressive pieces which Einstein described as “one of those works that even a genius of the highest rank, like Mozart, could write only once in his life.”

Mozart - La Finta Giardiniera (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1988)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 26, 2017
Mozart - La Finta Giardiniera (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1988)

Mozart - La Finta Giardiniera (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.35 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Mozart’s charming opera tells the story of a Countess who disguises herself as a gardener in order to find and forgive her lover, who thinks he has killed her in a quarrel. The score is one of real musical delights with uncommonly rich and full orchestration and prominent parts for wind in particular. Arnold Östman conducts this Göran Järvefelt production in which the countes is played by Britt-Marie Aruhn.

Mozart - La clemenza di Tito (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1987)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 24, 2017
Mozart - La clemenza di Tito (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1987)

Mozart - La clemenza di Tito (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1987)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 128 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Premiered not very successfully, in Prague on September 6th 1791, La Clemenza di Tito had turned into a considerable triumph within a month and was the first Mozart opera to be heard in London in 1806. The opera celebrates one man’s wisdom and regal benevolence and his struggle to maintain clemency no matter what the provocation. Vitellia, daughter of the deposed Emperor, believes the title of Empress to be hers by right of birth. Despite her love for Tito she seeks revenge when he plans to marry another. A dreadful conspiracy begins to unfold where passion overrides loyalty, and integrity is tested to the extreme. For his last opera, written for the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791, Mozart used a formal opera seria libretto, but at its heart are intimate scenes of intense emotional conflicts.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1984)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 23, 2017
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Arnold Ostmann) (2006/1984)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Arnold Östmann) (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 139 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

The old philosopher Don Alfonso enrages his two friends, the officers Ferrando and Guglielmo, with his claim that their fiancées will sooner or later be unfaithful to them - like all women. He proposes a wager, which the two friends accept. They swear on their honour as soldiers that they will prove him wrong and that Dorabella and Fiordiligi are not like “all women”. The immaculately restored eighteenth-century Court Theatre at the country residence of the Swedish Royal Family is the ideal home for period opera. Ever since Drottningholm Court Theatre was rediscovered in the 1920s, it has served as a living memorial to the fabulous extravagance of courtly entertainment and provided the wherewithal for the recreation of the spectacular scenic transformations of the seventeenth and eighteenth century operatic repertoire. The conductor Arnold Östman was appointed Drottningholm’s Artistic Director in 1980 and immediately set about establishing a Drottningholm Mozart style, attempting to recapture an authentic flavour through detailed historical research and the use of period instruments. He collaborates with German producer Willy Decker on this ever-popular Mozart comedy with an extensively rehearsed cast of young Swedish singers who “…proved a triumph of stylish teamwork, with singers and orchestra listening to each other, almost as it were breathing together.” (Daily Telegraph)