Felicity Lott Poulenc

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/

Carlos Kleiber, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Felicity Lott, Ann Sofie von Otter - Strauss Richard: Der Rosenkavalier (2001/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.06 Gb+6.87 Gb (DVD5+DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

The epic grandeur of Der Rosenkavalier stems not just from its immense length (over three hours) but from the all-too-human complexity of its characters–each of whom is smitten with someone else–and the endless stream of graceful melodies the composer conjures. After the tonality-stretching dissonance of Salome and especially Elektra, Strauss moved onto a different musical path here: the music's sheer gorgeousness has given this most heartbreaking of 20th-century operas its pride of place in the repertory.
Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]

Offenbach - La Belle Hélène (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott) [2008]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 5 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 7,66 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | 127 min | +3% Recovery

This live performance of Offenbach’s witty, tuneful, swift-moving operetta smacks of the theater: in addition to some audible movement (not bothersome), the singers play off one-another in a marvelous manner, making the whole work gleam. Marc Minkowski’s field of expertise apparently is not only French Baroque–he leads with energy, charm, and an ear for Offenbach’s pointed orchestration (the brass is heard at its shiniest here) and reinstates some music dropped after the premiere (for whatever reason), including another little aria for Paris. The dialogue has been coyly updated and it works…
Offenbach - La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott, Sandrine Piau) [2005]

Offenbach - La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Marc Minkowski, Felicity Lott, Sandrine Piau) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch); (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 3.46 Gb + 6.18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 154 min | +3% Recovery

The subject matter could not be different, but these two releases are extraordinarily special in their respective fields. And since both are vocal works, ergo their pairing in the interest of conserving space. But which to consider first? No disrespect is meant much less implied if we throw a chapeau in the air first for a painstaking critical edition by Jean-Christophe Keck of the libretto by Meilhac and Halévy for Jacques Offenbach’s political satire disguised as a jeu de’esprit, created for Napoleon III’s Grand Exhibition of 1867. R.D. (December 2005)

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT (ape)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at April 18, 2007
Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT (ape)

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT
Classical | RIP+UP | Format ape | All CD Covers & Sticker | CD audio 1985 | HARMONIA MUNDI | 195 Mb

Georges Bizet (Compositeur), Leo Delibes (Compositeur), Gabriel Faure (Compositeur), Cesar Franck (Compositeur), Charles Gounod (Compositeur), Reynaldo Hahn (Compositeur), Edouard Lalo (Compositeur), Franz Liszt (Compositeur), Camille Saint-Saens (Compositeur)
Felicity LOTT Soprano
Graham JOHNSON Piano

Melodies sur des poemes de Victor HUGO - Felicity LOTT  Music

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 11, 2006

CD audio 1985 HARMONIA MUNDI RIP+UP (mp3@192) + Covers


...surprenant notre cher Victor a inspiré les belles voix
Voyage A Paris - The Melodies Of Francis Poulenc - Lott, Johnson (2011)

Voyage A Paris - The Melodies Of Francis Poulenc - Lott, Johnson (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 227 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55366

This is a pick 'n' mix but nevertheless interesting assembly of Francis Poulenc's highly imaginative settings of French poetry. It ranges from the sublime to the inscrutable, with plenty of doggerel along the way. Like many other discs before and since, this is, in essence, a Felicity Lott with Graham Johnson showcase, and Poulenc, opuses plundered, takes a bit of a back seat. But even so, the brilliance of his writing is irrepressible as he turns numerous sows' ears into little silk purses. Anyone more interested in discovering Poulenc than Lott will not be disappointed at this taster.
VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition (2016) [200 CD Box Set] RE-POST

VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, artwork, books, bonus materials | 240:57:55 | 62 GB
Label: Decca / DG | Tracks: 3335 | Rls.date: 2016

To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are releasing the most authoritative, complete and scholarly box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. The 200CD Complete Edition was created in partnership with the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and Mozart expert Professor Cliff Eisen of King’s College London, and will be released worldwide on 28 October 2016.
John Axelrod - Brahms Beloved: Symphonies 1 & 3 / Clara Schumann Lieder (2014)

John Axelrod - Brahms Beloved: Symphonies 1 & 3 / Clara Schumann Lieder
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 118:31 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Telarc | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Once in his later years, Johannes Brahms wrote to the love of his life that all his works should be signed, “really by Clara Schumann.” It was a moving testament from an emotionally guarded old bachelor to the woman who had long been his muse. It was also a recognition that the composer whose work, then as now, has been regarded as the epitome of musical abstraction acknowledged that his music was grounded in his life and feelings. And Clara Schumann was always connected to Brahms’s deepest feelings. This recording is a testament to their lifelong connection.

Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at July 20, 2015
Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]

Handel - The Masterworks 30 CDs [2009]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | DECCA | 478 1190 | 30cd, 9.81 GB

I do think that this Decca set is arguably the best compilation reissue of such a bulk of Handel work which has been released in a long time, just in time to commemorate the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the passing of il caro Sassone. There is a lot in this box, absence of libretti notwithstanding. The enclosed booklet is essential to navigate you through the track listings and timings and little else but a small general essay on GFH.
By John Van Note

Franz Schubert - The Complete Songs  Music

Posted by Bibixy at March 14, 2012
Franz Schubert - The Complete Songs

Franz Schubert - The Complete Songs (40CD)
Hyperion | 1987-1999 | 40 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 40 RAR 4.35Gb
Lame encoded | Covers | Booklets | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HF

'From Janet Baker and Margaret Price to Lucia Popp and Elly Ameling, Felicity Lott and Christine Brewer to Ian Bostridge and Matthias Goerne - all the great modern lieder singers are here. The result is a blissful no-brainer for all Schubertians' (The Observer)