Verdi: Messa da Requiem — Spuck & Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem — A Ballet Production from the Zurich Opera, 2016-12, recorded live for & by the Swiss Television, SRF. Artists: Fabio Luisi, Philharmonia Zürich, Ballett Zürich; choreography: Christian Spuck; Choir of the Zurich Opera; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Veronica Simeoni, mezzo-soprano; Francesco Meli, tenor; Georg Zeppenfeld, bass. DVD, received for reviewing.


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Mahler: Symphony No.8 — Riccardo Chailly / LFO

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.8 in E♭ major (“Symphony of a Thousand”) — Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Lucerne Festival 2016, Opening Concert in the KKL); with Ricarda Merbeth, Juliane Banse, Anna Lucia Richter, Sara Mingardo, Mihoko Fujimura, Andreas Schager, Peter Mattei, Samuel Youn, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeón Donostiarra, Tölzer Knabenchor. Blu-ray disk, received for reviewing.


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Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38

Schumann, Symphony No.1 in B♭ major, op.38 — comparing 5 recordings: Bernstein / Vienna Philharmonics (1984); Harnoncourt / Chamber Orchestra of Europe (1996); Gardiner / Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (1997); Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (2004); Dausgaard / Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro (2007)


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Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, op.92

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (1964), Bernstein/Vienna Philharmonic (1978), Böhm (1972), Dausgaard (2001), Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic (1954), Hogwood (1989), Kleiber/Concertgebouw (1950), Klemperer (1955), Norrington/RSO Stuttgart (2002), Toscanini (1951), Walter/New York Philharmonic (1951), Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra (1958), Zinman (1997)


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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26, op.81a, “Les Adieux”

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E♭ major, op.81a, “Les Adieux” — comparing recordings with the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus (1961), Paul Badura-Skoda (1969), Daniel Barenboim (1984), Ronald Brautigam (2007), Emil Gilels (1984), Friedrich Gulda (1967), Arthur Rubinstein (1940 and 1962), Artur Schnabel (1935)


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Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.31, op.110

Comparing recordings with the following artists: Wilhelm Backhaus (1966), Paul Badura-Skoda (1969), Daniel Barenboim (1984), Ronald Brautigam (2008), Emil Gilels (1985), Friedrich Gulda (1967), Igor Levit (2013), Maurizio Pollini (1976), Svjatoslav Richter (1965), Artur Schnabel (1935)


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