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The trained pianist and occasional organist, Sarah Vaughan ranks among the Big Four of female jazz singers, alongside Bessie Smith , Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald . Her early formal education on the piano has influenced her vocal technique…
Total running time
86 mins
There was probably no other artist, who was involved creatively in so many stages of the development of Jazz music as Duke Ellington . His sonic individuality originated in his peculiar style of composing and arranging, in which he was interweaving…
Total running time
53 mins
Previously unreleased material with Maurice Béjart and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (the former Ballet of the 20th Century)– newly digitised and restored. Apart from "Rite of Spring" , this edition features Béjart's masterpiece "Boléro" , set to…
Total running time
110 mins
Claus Guth’s celebrated Mozart-Da Ponte opera trilogy at the Salzburg Festival for the first time in one DVD box set! These new, excitingly original productions feature superb orchestral playing and world-class conductors as well as outstanding casts…
Total running time
596 mins
Antonio Pappano together with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden are presenting a symphonic work with particular relevance for Dresden: Rachmaninoff‘s Symphony No. 2, which was written during the composer‘s years at the Saxon residency.
Total running time
105 mins
This film is based on Jan Schmidt-Garre's acclaimed stage production of Beethoven's "Fidelio". The producers carefully filmed and edited several performances. By using additional footage of Jacquelyn Wagner as Leonore the stage production is…
Total running time
155 mins
Rossini was 24 years old when he wrote his seventeenth opera and most renowned "buffa", The Barber of Seville, in barely three weeks. This recording is from the 1988 Schwetzinger Festspiele. The production by Michael Hampe is distinguished by a…
Total running time
158 mins
These early operas already contain all the elements with which Rossini later took the music world by storm. The witty and ironical realization of these musical comedies was met with enthusiastic approval and makes the recordings milestones in the…
Total running time
532 mins
Iolanta and Perséphone - A double bill consisting of two stage works that “represent an ideal of beauty, poetry and hope” forms this production in Madrid from the Teatro Real. In both works the progression from darkness to light acts as an initiation…
Total running time
200 mins
From the opening notes of the overture to the final curtain, Emilio Sagi’s classic, triumphant production brings to life all the elegant wit and theatricality of Mozart’s comic masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro. Leading baritone Ludovic Tézier shines as…
Total running time
205 mins