Below is a list of all Classical Blu-Ray Disc titles released in the last 180 days.
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Korngold: Die tote Stadt (Blu-ray)
Jonas Kaufmann (Paul), Marlis Petersen (Marietta), Bayerische Staatsoper, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Stone (director)
[ BSO Recordings / Blu-ray - released 30/Jul/2021 ]
The premiere of Korngold's Die tote Stadt at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2019 was praised both by press and audiences. Marlis Petersen (Marie/Marietta) and Jonas Kaufmann (Paul) sang the main roles, with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester under Kirill...
VERDI / RACHMANINOV / BERNSTEIN / ELGAR / SIBELIUS / etc
Schoenbrunn 2021 - Summer Night Concert 2021 BLU-RAY
Igor Levit (piano) / Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is the world's biggest annual classical open-air concert and took place in the magical setting of the Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna on 18 June 2021.
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Rinaldo (complete opera recorded in 2020) BLU-RAY
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Raffaele Pe, Carmela Remigio, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Francesca Aspromonte / Federico Maria Sardelli (cond)
[ Dynamic Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 28/May/2021 ]
Handel's masterpiece Rinaldo is based on Torquato Tasso's epic La Gerusalemme liberata, which tells the tale of the attempted seduction of the hero by the enchantress Armida against the backdrop of the First Crusade. Musicologists agree that Handel...
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (complete ballet recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Royal Ballet / Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball, Valentino Zucchetti / Pavel Sorokin (cond)
[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 28/May/2021 ]
Kenneth MacMillan's passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev's famously evocative score is the driver for some of the most ardent pas de deux and powerful set pieces in ballet...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Nikolay Petrov (Wotan), Krastan Krastanov (Donner), Miroslav Andreev (Froh), Daniel Ostretsov (Loge)
[ Dynamic / Blu-ray - released 16/Apr/2021 ]
In Bulgaria, both folk and art music reveal an ancient tradition that strikes awe even in some of today's great musical nations. The way Pancho Vladigerov incorporated these folk music themes into his concert pieces shows not only his affinity for...
John Williams In Vienna [Blu-ray Video Edition Dolby Atmos]
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Wiener Philharmoniker, John Williams
[ Deutsche Grammophon Blu-ray Video / Blu-ray Disc - released 24/Feb/2021 ]
John Williams in Vienna, the legendary composer's chart-topping new album with the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has become the best-selling orchestral album of 2020. Now on Blu-ray with bonus tracks.
BRAHMS / SCHULHOFF / TCHAIKOVSKY / LISZT
Brahms: Double Concerto / Liszt: Liszt: Les Préludes BLU-RAY
Lisa Batiashvili (violin) Gautier Capuçon (cello), Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann
[ C Major Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 12/Feb/2021 ]
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, cellist Gautier Capuçon, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden present a sophisticated concert programme of three great composers: Johannes Brahms, Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky and Franz Liszt.
Cavalli: Ercole Amante (complete opera recorded in 2019) BLU-RAY
Opera Comique / Nahuel di Pierro, Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo-soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli, Francesca Aspromonte / Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
[ Naxos Unitel Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 12/Feb/2021 ]
A sumptuous Baroque spectacle, conceived on a vast scale in this lavish production by directors Valerie Lesort and Christian Hecq.
STRAUSS FAMILY / etc
New Year's Concert in Vienna 2021 BLU-RAY
Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti
[ Sony Classical Blu-ray / Blu-ray - released 12/Feb/2021 ]
"This is a concert that grows to greatness…Never has a programme built to its own private apotheosis as surely as this, with lofty yet almost unbearably moving accounts of the Emperor Waltz and the Blue Danube itself." Gramophone
ROBERT SCHUMANN / SERGEI PROKOFIEV / CESAR FRANCK
A Romantic Take: Live From The Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin 2020 BLU-RAY
Martha Argerich (piano) Guy Braunstein (violin)
[ EuroArts Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 5/Feb/2021 ]
Martha Argerich & Guy Braunstein's first duo evening. Both complement each other in the most dreamlike way. Music in perfection. Lucky are those who have experienced this. (RBB Kultur)