Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition (60CD)

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Claudio Abbado

Limited Edition 60CD Set Presenting The Entirety Of Claudio Abbado's Opera Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon!

Claudio Abbado's career with Deutsche Grammophon stretches back over more than four decades. In that time he made innumerable recordings which still remain unsurpassed on record – classics right from the start. Abbado inspired levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time.

Abbado was as much a man of the theatre as he was one of the greatest of all late 20th century symphonic conductors. Opera was central to all his orchestral posts, with three great composers forming the major pillars of his recorded opera legacy: Mozart, Rossini and Verdi.

Throughout his recorded legacy, the listener feels a real sense that characters are thought through in great detail and Abbado conducts with an obvious love for the music but also with a flexibility informed from the drama of the moment. Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition is testimony to an extraordinary operatic legacy and a memorial to a truly great maestro.

"A recording producer defined his special gift as a sense of ‘absolute pulse' -- more precisely, an unerring sense of the right and natural tempo relations in a piece that could give shape and meaning even to the most seemingly amorphous of works, and within that a supple life to the individual musical phrases that no contemporary has equalled..."
- The Guardian

Features:

  • Limited Edition 60-CD set presenting the entirety of Claudio Abbado's opera recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

  • 20 complete operas + aria collections, overtures and two gala recitals

  • Featuring the orchestras with whom Abbado was most closely associated: Orchestra Mozart, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra

  • Booklet presents new notes by James Jolly (Editor-in-Chief of Gramophone magazine)

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Tracklisting:

CD1-2 MOZART: Die Zauberflöte, K.620

Mahler Chamber Orchestra & Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Claudio Abbado
René Pape (Sarastro), Erika Miklósa (Königin der Nacht), Dorothea Röschmann (Pamina), Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Julia Kleiter (Papagena), Georg Zeppenfeld (Sprecher), Kurt Azesberger (Monostatos), Caroline Stein, Heidi Zehnder, Anne-Carolyn Schlüter (Drei Damen), Alexander Lischke, Frederic Jost, Niklas Mallmann ( (Drei Knaben), Danilo Formaggia (Erster Geharnischter Mann), Sascha Borris (Zwei Geharnischten), Andreas Bauer, Danilo Formaggia, Tobias Beyer (Drei Priesten)

CD3-4 MOZART: Don Giovanni, K.527

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Coro di Ferrara Musica
Claudio Abbado
Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni), Bryn Terfel (Leporello), Carmela Remigio (Donna Anna), Soile Isokoski (Donna Elvira), Uwe Heilmann (Don Ottavio), Matti Salminen (Il Commendatore), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Masetto), Patrizia Pace (Zerlina)

CD5 MOZART: Don Giovanni, K.527 · Opera Arias

CD6-8 MOZART: Le nozze di Figaro, K492

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Claudio Abbado
Sylvia McNair (Susanna), Lucio Gallo (Figaro), Cheryl Studer (Countess), Boje Skovhus (Count), Cecilia Bartoli (Cherubino), Anna Caterina Antonacci (Marcellina), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Bartolo), Carlo Allemano (Basilio), Peter Jelosits (Curzio), István Gáti (Antonio), Andrea Rost (Barbarina)

CD9-10 BEETHOVEN: Fidelio Op.72

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Claudio Abbado
Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Nina Stemme (Leonore), Falk Struckmann (Pizarro), Christof Fischesser (Rocco), Rachel Harnisch (Marzelline), Christoph Strehl (Jaquino), Peter Mattei (Don Fernando), Juan Sebastian Acosta (Erste Gefangener), Levente Pall (Zweite Gefangener)

CD11 ROSSINI: Overtures

CD12-13 ROSSINI: L'italiana in Algeri

Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Claudio Abbado
Agnes Baltsa (Isabella), Ruggero Raimondi (Mustafà), Enzo Dara (Taddeo), Frank Lopardo (Lindoro), Patrizia Pace (Elvira), Anna Gonda (Zulma), Alessandro Corbelli (Haly)

CD14-17 ROSSINI: Il barbiere di Siviglia

London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
Claudio Abbado
Teresa Berganza (Rosina), Hermann Prey (Figaro), Luigi Alva (Almaviva), Enzo Dara (Bartolo), Paolo Montarsolo (Basilio), Stefania Malagu (Berta), Renato Cesari (Fiorillo)

CD18-19 ROSSINI: La Cenerentola

London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera Chorus
Claudio Abbado
Teresa Berganza (Cenerentola), Luigi Alva (Ramiro), Paolo Montarsolo (Don Magnifico), Renato Capecchi (Dandini), Margherita Guglielmi (Clorinda), Laura Zannini (Tisbe), Ugo Trama (Alidoro)

CD20-21 ROSSINI: Il viaggio a Reims

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Prague Philharmonic Choir
Claudio Abbado
Katia Ricciarelli (Madame Cortese), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Marchesa Melibea), Lella Cuberli (Contessa di Folleville), Cecilia Gasdia (Corinna), Eduardo Giménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Francisco Araiza (Conte di Libenskof), Samuel Ramey (Lord Sidney), Ruggero Raimondi (Don Profondo), Enzo Dara (Baron di Trombonok), Leo Nucci (Don Alvaro)

CD24 SCHUBERT: Fierrabras, D796

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Claudio Abbado
Josef Protschka (Fierrabras), Karita Mattila (Emma), Cheryl Studer (Florinda), Brigitte Balleys (Maragond), Robert Gambill (Eginhard), Thomas Hampson (Roland), Robert Holl (König Karl), Laszlo Polgár (Boland), Hartmut Welker (Brutamonte)

CD25 WAGNER: Orchestral Music

CD25-27 WAGNER: Lohengrin, WWV 75

Wiener Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado
Siegfried Jerusalem (Lohengrin), Cheryl Studer (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Hartmut Welker (Telramund), Kurt Moll (King Heinrich)

CD28 WAGNER: Opera Arias

CD29 WAGNER Gala

CD30 VERDI: Overtures & Preludes

CD31-32 VERDI: Macbeth

Teatro alla Scala
Claudio Abbado
Piero Cappuccilli (Macbeth), Shirley Verrett (Lady Macbeth), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Banco), Plácido Domingo (Macduff), Stefania Malagú (Lady in Waiting), Antonio Savastano (Malcolm), Carlo Zardo (Medico), Giovanni Foiani (Servo di Macbeth), Alfredo Mariotti (Sicario), Sergio Fontana (Araldo)

CD33-34 VERDI: Simon Boccanegra

Teatro alla Scala
Claudio Abbado
Piero Cappuccilli (Boccanegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia/Maria), José van Dam (Paolo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Jacopo Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele)

CD35-36 VERDI: Un ballo in maschera

Teatro alla Scala
Claudio Abbado
Plácido Domingo (Riccardo), Katia Ricciarelli (Amelia), Renato Bruson (Renato), Elena Obraztsova (Ulrica), Edita Gruberova (Oscar), Ruggero Raimondi (Samuele), Luigi De Corato (Silvano), Giovanni Foiani (Tom), Antonio Savastano (Un giudice)

CD37-40 VERDI: Don Carlos (Five-act French version)
Teatro alla Scala

Claudio Abbado
Katia Ricciarelli (Elisabeth), Lucia Valentini Terrani (Eboli), Plácido Domingo (Carlos), Leo Nucci (Rodrigue), Ruggero Raimondi (Philippe II), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Le Grand Inquisiteur), Nikita Storojew (Un Moine), Ann Murray (Thibault), Tibère Raffalli (Le Compte de Lerme), Antonio Savastano (Un Hérault Royal), Arleen Auger (Un Voix d'en haut)

CD41-42 VERDI: Aida

Teatro alla Scala
Claudio Abbado
Katia Ricciarelli (Aida), Plácido Domingo (Radames), Elena Obraztsova (Amneris), Leo Nucci (Amonasro), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Ramfis), Ruggero Raimondi (Il Re di Egitto), Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Una Sacerdotessa), Piero De Palma (Un Messaggero)

CD43-44 VERDI: Falstaff

Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin
Claudio Abbado
Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Thomas Hampson (Ford), Adrianne Pieczonka (Alice Ford), Danill Shtoda (Fenton), Dorothea Röschmann (Nannetta), Larissa Diadkova (Mistress Quickly), Stella Doufexis (Meg Page), Anthony Mee (Bardolfo), Enrico Facini (Dr Cajus), Anatoly Kotcherga (Pistola)

CD45 VERDI: Opera Choruses

CD46 VERDI: Opera Arias

CD47 VERDI: Great Scenes from Verdi Operas

CD51-52 BIZET: Carmen

London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, George Watson's College Boys' Chorus
Claudio Abbado
Teresa Berganza (Carmen), Plácido Domingo (Don Jose), Sherrill Milnes (Escamillo), Ileana Cotrubas (Micaela), Yvonne Kenny (Frasquita), Alicia Nafé (Mercédès), Gordon Sandison (Le Dancaïre), Geoffrey Pogson (Le Remendado), Robert Lloyd (Zuniga), Stuart Harling (Moralès)

CD52-52 DEBUSSY: Pelléas et Mélisande, L.88

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Claudio Abbado
Maria Ewing (Mélisande), François Le Roux (Pelléas), José van Dam (Golaud), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Arkel), Christa Ludwig (Genevieve), Patrizia Pace (Yniold), Rudolf Mazzola (Doctor)

CD53-54 MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina

Wiener Staatsoper
Claudio Abbado
Aage Haugland (Ivan Khovansky), Vladimir Atlantov (Andrey Khovansky), Vladimir Popov (Golitsin), Anatolij Kotscherga (Shaklovity), Marjana Lipovsek (Marfa), Wilfried Gahmlich (Kuzka), Paata Burchuladze (Dosifey), Joanna Borowska (Emma), Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (Susanna), Heinz Zednik (Scribe)

CD55 MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina · Joshua

CD56-57 BERG: Wozzeck

Wiener Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado
Franz Grundheber (Wozzeck), Hildegard Behrens (Marie), Walter Raffeiner (Tambourmajor), Philip Langridge (Andres), Heinz Zednik (Hauptmann), Aage Haugland (Doktor), Anna Gonda (Margret), Peter Jelosits (Narr), Alfred Sramek (1.Handwerkbursch), Alexander Maly (2.Handwerkbursch)

CD58 Anna Netrebko - Sempre Libera

1. Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - "E strano!" - "Ah, fors'è lui" 4:55
2. Verdi: La Traviata / Act 1 - Sempre libera 3:39
3. Bellini: La Sonnambula / Act 2 - Ah! Se una volta sola 5:38
4. Bellini: La Sonnambula / Act 2 - Ah, non credea mirarti 4:47
5. Bellini: La Sonnambula / Act 2 - Ah! non giunge uman pensiero 2:41
6. Bellini: I Puritani / Act 2 - O rendetemi le speme...Qui la voce 4:36
7. Bellini: I Puritani / Act 2 - Ah! tu sorridi 4:02
8. Bellini: I Puritani / Act 2 - Vien, diletto, è in ciel la luna 2:56
9. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 2 - "O giusto cielo!" 3:18
10. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 2 - Ohime' sorge il tremendo fantasma 3:15
11. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 2 - "Ardon gli incensi..." 5:00
12. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 2 - "Spargi d'amaro pianto" 3:37
13. Verdi: Otello / Act 4 - Era più calmo? 4:59
14. Verdi: Otello / Act 4 - "Piangea cantando nell'erma landa..." 7:03
15. Verdi: Otello / Act 4 - Ave Maria, piena di grazia 5:16
16. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro 2:51

CD59 Jonas Kaufmann - Sehnscht

1. In fernem Land ... bin Lohengrin genannt (Lohengrin)
2. Mein lieber Schwan ... Leb wohl! (Lohengrin)
3. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön ... Ware sie dann mein (Die Zauberflöte)
4. Die Weisheitslehre ... führt mich der Ton zu ihr (Die Zauberflöte)
5. Was quälst du mich ... In tiefbewegter Brust (Fierrabras)
6. Schon, wenn es beginnt zu tragen ...und mein Herze will ihm nach (Alfonso und Estrella)
7. Gott, Welch Dunkel ... In des lebens Frühlingstagen (Fidelio)
8. Wintererstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (Die Walküre)
9. Amfortas! Die Wunde! ... Ewig von mir (Parsifal)
10. Nur eine Waffe taugt ... (Parsifal)

CD60 BERLIN GALA, 1998

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