Claudio Abbado New Years Eve Concerts Box [3 Blu-rays]

Release Date: 1/27/2015
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 2013504
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Number of Discs: 1

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CLAUDIO ABBADO – New Year’s Eve Concerts 1996, 1997, 1998
(3-Blu-ray Disc Box Set)

DISC 1

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT 1996 – Dances and Gypsy Tunes

Johannes Brahms:
Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5, 7, 10, 17, 21
11 Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy-Songs), Op. 103 (excerpts)
4 Gesange, Op. 17: No. 1. Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang
18 Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 (excerpts)

Maurice Ravel:
Tzigane
La Valse

Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Hungarian March, “Rakoczy March”

Maxim Vengerov, violin
Swedish Radio Choir
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

DISC 2

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT 1997 – A Tribute to Carmen

Georges Bizet: Selections from Carmen

Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Maurice Ravel: Rhapsody Espagnole

Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Roberto Alagna, tenor
Gil Shaham, violin
Mikjail Pletnev, piano

Orfeon Donostiarra de San Sebastian
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

DISC 3

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492: Overture Don Giovanni, K. 527: Deh, vieni alla finestra / Fin ch’han dal vino / La ci darem la mano
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act I: Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen

Georges Bizet: L’arlesienne: Carillon / Farandole

Gioachino Rossini: La Gazza ladra: Overture

Giuseppe Verdi:
Rigoletto: E il sol dell’anima / Addio speranza ed anima / Caro nome che il mio cor / La donna è mobile
La traviata, Act I: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici

Hector Berlioz: Le carnaval romain, Op. 9

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise / Letter Scene

Mirella Freni, soprano
Christine Schäfer, soprano
Marcelo Alvarez, tenor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin, 1996 (Dances and Gypsy Tunes), 1997 (A Tribute to Carmen) and 1998 (Songs of Love and Desire)

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Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 255 mins
No. of Discs: 3 (Blu-ray)
Works on This Recording
1. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
2. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
5. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
7. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
8. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 ;
9. Carmen: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
10. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
11. Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer: Gil Shaham (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1883 ;
12. Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907-1908 ; France
13. El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1915 ; Spain
14. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ;
15. German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
16. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 4th movement, Carillon by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
17. L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 4th movement, Farandole by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
18. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
19. Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
20. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
21. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
22. Un ballo in maschera: Eri tu che m'acchiave quell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
23. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
24. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Polonaise by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Russia
25. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Mirella Freni (Soprano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
26. Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1880 ; Austria
27. Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Austria
28. Songs (4) for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp, Op. 17 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; Germany
29. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; France
30. Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; France
31. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
32. Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
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