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Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration

The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration concert in 2018 at Severance Hall. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra. Features pianist Lang Lang. The concert includes the following pieces:

  1. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24

  2. Richard Strauss “Symphonic Fantasy” from Die Frau ohne Schatten

  3. Johann Strauss, Jr. Wiener Blut

  4. Ravel La Valse

Directed for video by Michael Beyer. Released 2019, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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Orphée et Eurydice

Christoph Gluck Orphée et Eurydice opera to libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline. Directed 2018 by Hofesh Shechter & John Fulljames at the Teatro alla Scala. Stars Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée), Christiane Karg (Eurydice), and Fatma Said (L’Amour). Michelle Mariotti conducts the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (Chorus Master Bruno Casoni). Set and costume design by Conor Murphy; lighting by Lee Curran (revived by Andrea Giretti); choreography by Hofesh Shechter. Directed for TV by Tiziano Mancini. Sung in French. Released 2018, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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Beethoven Mass in C major

Beethoven Mass in C major concert performed 2018 at the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich. Also features Stravinksy Symphony in Three Movements and Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E major. Mariss Jansons conducts the Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Chorus Master Howard Arman). Features soloists Martin Angerer (trumpet), Genia Kühmeier (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor) and Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone). Directed for TV by Elisabeth Malzer. Released 2018, disc has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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Brahms Cycle

Brahms Cycle Box Set with most of Brahms' famous symphonic works performed in three recording venues. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra. Yefim Bronfman plays the piano and Julia Fischer is the violin soloist. All the music was recorded in 2014 and 2015. There is a bonus with Franz Welser-Möst and Julia Fischer discussing the Violin Concerto.  Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound.

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Brahms Violin Concerto

Brahms Violin Concertoand Symphony No. 4 concert. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in 2014 at Severance Hall, Cleveland. The disc also includes Brahms Academic Festival Overture. Julia Fischer is the violin soloist. This disc also is available as part of a box set with Brahms' most famous symphonic works. Audio Producer Elaine Mortone; TV Director William Cosel; Producer Herbert G. Kloiber. Released 2017, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: For the Violin Concerto: A For Symphony No. 4: D-

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Brahms Symphonies 1-3

Brahms Symphonies 1-3. In 2014, Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in Symphony No. 1 at the Royal Albert Hall, London and Symphonies 2 and 3 at the Musikverein Golden Hall, Vienna. This disc is also available as part of a box set with Brahms' most famous symphonic works. TV Director was Jonathan Haswell for Symphony 1 and Brian Large for Symphonies 2 and 3. Herbert G. Kloiber was Producer. Released 2018, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: For Symphony No. 1 B- For Symphonies 2 and 3: B

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Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 2

Brahms Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in 2015 at Severance Hall, Cleveland. Yefim Bronfman is the Piano soloist. The disc also includes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Tragic Overture. This disc is available as part of a box set with Brahms' most famous symphonic works. Audio Producer was Christoph Claßen; TV Director was William Cosel; Producer was Herbert G. Kloiber. Released 2017, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade for both piano concertos: B+ (The Variations and Tragic Overture are not graded.)

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