Gounod, Ravel, Bizet – New York City Ballet in Paris: Balanchine, New York – Paris (2017) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Сomposer: Charles Gounod (1818-1893), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Title: New York City Ballet in Paris: Balanchine, New York – Paris
Release Date: 2017
Recorded: Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, juillet 2016
Genre: Classical, Ballet
Choreography: George Balanchine
Ballet Master: Peter Martins
Director: Vincent Bataillon
Conductor: Daniel Capps
Artist: The New York City Ballet, Orchestre Prométhée

Production/Label: BelAir Classiques/Outhere Distribution France
Duration: 01:41:22
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 23989 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 /
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1916 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit 
Size: 21,2 GB

The New York City Ballet performs in Paris after an eight year absence. The production revolves around three great French composers who inspired NYCB founder George Balanchine: Charles Gounod, Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet. The four ballets performed encapsulate Balanchine’s genius and his very own neo-classical style, they also provide a particular insight on the bonds that tied Balanchine to France. What is known today as Walpurgisnacht Ballet was a ballet choreographed for the opera Faust at the Paris Opera in 1975, it premiered as an independent piece in New York in 1980. Sonatine set to a music by Maurice Ravel, was created by two New York City Ballet’s French principals, the recently departed Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. La Valse was originally composed by Ravel for the Ballets Russes and Serge Diaghilev, then exiled in France, shortly before Balanchine entered the company. Symphony in C better known as Le Palais de Cristal, premiered at the Paris Opera.


Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus – Weber, Koncz, Dvorak, Brahms – Andreas Ottensamer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons (2017) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0

Сomposer: Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), Stephan Koncz (b.1984), Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Title: Europakonzert 2017 from Cyprus
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Classical
Director: Henning Kasten
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Artist: Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet; Berliner Philharmoniker

Production/Label: EuroArts Music International
Duration: 01:28:53
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 19910 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 /
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6775 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 20,67 GB

• The 1,500 people who attended the sold-out concert at the square of the Paphos medieval castle gave standing ovations, seemingly not very bothered by the hot midday sun at the unsheltered venue.
• The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year.
• This year’s concert takes the orchestra to one of the most mythical places in its history: Paphos, birthplace of Aphrodite.
• Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker’s rostrum once again, while the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer is the solo clarinettist for the 2017 Europakonzert.
• In front of the city’s Byzantine castle, the Berliner Philharmoniker play works by Carl Maria von Weber and Antonín Dvorák , which impress with their lyrical zest and warm colours.
• Andreas Ottensamer performs his interpretation of von Weber‘s Clarinet Concerto, which is known as a much more elaborate composition than Mozart‘s clarinet concertos owing to the cooperation between the composer and clarinettist Joseph Heinrich Bärmann.
• The concert concludes with Dvorák‘s 8th Symphony, an unusually optimistic and light-hearted composition.
• The Blu-ray disc comes in high resolution audio: 96kHz/24 bit (more…)