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Bush – Live In Tampa (2020) Blu-ray 1080i MPEG-2 AC3 5.1

Title: Bush – Live In Tampa
Released: 2020
Genre: Alternative Rock

Released: Cleopatra
Duration: 01:22:02+00:19:01
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-42
Audio Codec: AC3
Video: MPEG-2 Video / 26804 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps
Audio 1: Dolby Digital Audio / English / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Audio 2: Dolby Digital Audio / English / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps
Audio 2: Dolby Digital Audio / English / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 384 kbps (Bonus)
Size: 23.1 GB

Performing to a sold out crowd of 10,000 die hard fans at the MidFlorida Amphitheater in Tampa, during their critically acclaimed 2019 Altimate Tour, this 90 minute performance was filmed in 4K RESOLUTION with 15 cameras to capture the show from every angle. Produced by award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, the concert features the band’s biggest hits including “Machinehead”, “Glycerine”, “Comedown”, “Swallowed”, “Everything Zen” and their newest hit song, “Bullet Holes” from the new blockbuster John Wick 3 soundtrack.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Works of the early Classical period with Reinhard Goebel 2013 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven – the triumvirate of the First Viennese School! That’s what you learn in music class, and that’s what you read in repertoire guides and concert programmes. And yet, as every music lover suspects, music history cannot have proceeded in quite so straightforward a way. Reinhard Goebel, founder and director of the now legendary ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln for more than 30 years and one of the most renowned and greatest musicians in the field of historically informed performance practice, has put together a programme for his conducting debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker that highlights the music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart grew up with.

Christian Cannabich, one year older than Haydn and one of the important representatives of the Mannheim school, which also strongly influenced Mozart’s music, is represented in this programme with one of his circa 90 symphonies. Also part of the programme: Johann Sebastian Bach’s youngest son, born in 1735. After his father died, Johann Christian Bach was first taught by his older brother Carl Philipp Emanuel, who had a position at the court of Frederick the Great in Potsdam, and later worked in Milan and London. He was a true cosmopolitan – and a composer Mozart greatly admired.

This concert includes instrumental pieces from his opera Amadis de Gaule, premiered in Paris in 1779. One cannot fail to hear the marks the music of Cannabich and Johann Christian Bach left on Mozart’s oeuvre in his Notturno K. 286, written by the young Salzburg composer at the end of the 1770’s.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Weissenberg and Karajan play Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov 1967 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

In the mid-1960s Herbert von Karajan began seeking out directors interested in filming music in new ways. One such was the Swedish director Åke Falck (1925–1974) whose film of the Bulgarian-born virtuoso Alexis Weissenberg (1929–2012) playing the Three Movements from Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” had been brought to Karajan’s notice. After a private viewing, Karajan expressed an interest in meeting the pianist. “No problem,” he was told. “He’s sitting right behind you.”

A child prodigy, Weissenberg had studied in Sofia under Bulgaria’s leading pianist and composer Pancho Vladigerov (1899–1978) whose punishing First Piano Concerto the 18-year-old Karajan had played in Salzburg in 1926, damaging a tendon in the process. After Bulgaria’s annexation by the Axis Powers in 1941, Weissenberg and his mother fled to Palestine. Weissenberg quickly gained attention there and in the United States where in 1947 he won the Leventritt Prize. Important engagements followed but he quickly tired of touring. The performances of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto which he gave on film and in concert with Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1967 marked his return to the international scene.

Karajan generally reserved the Tchaikovsky concerto for special artists. He recorded it with Sviatoslav Richter and Lazar Berman and famously conducted it for the 17-year-old Evgeny Kissin in Berlin on New Year’s Eve 1988.

Where Falck’s filming of the Tchaikovsky is clearly experimental, the film of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto which Karajan himself directed in 1971 is more a musically informed concert hall report. Karajan loved Rachmaninov’s music and Weissenberg’s playing of it (Weissenberg’s RCA recording of the complete Préludes was one of Karajan’s favourite records). The Rachmaninov sound Karajan draws from the Berliner Philharmoniker recalls the sound on a famous series of recordings which Rachmaninov made with Leopold Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra in the 1930s, recordings which Karajan knew intimately.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Waldbühne 2007꞉ Rhapsodies 2007 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

The rhapsody is a very special musical genre: its main principle being its lack of principles – unbound by any formal requirements, a composer can indulge himself, dream away, and be as poetic as he pleases. In 2007, 20,000 Berliner Philharmoniker fans were there to see Sir Simon Rattle conduct some of the best examples of the genre at the Berlin Waldbühne.

With rhapsodies seeming particularly suited to portrayals of countries and landscapes, this concert resembled a musical journey through Europe: the Slav Antonín Dvořák, the Romanian George Enescu and the Englishman Frederick Delius all sang the praises of their home countries, and in Claude Debussy’s Première Rapsody, the solo clarinet gives the piece an unmistakably French flavour. Emmanuel Chabrier and Sergei Rachmaninov, on the other hand, looked to foreign climes for their inspiration: Chabrier to Spain, while Rachmaninov combined the Italian fire of Paganini with his own native Russian melancholy.

Other artists appeared along with chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle on the podium: pianist Stephen Hough made his Philharmoniker debut in the Rachmaninov, and Wenzel Fuchs, the orchestra’s principal clarinettist, played Debussy’s Rapsody “with a wonderfully soft tone and telling precision,” said Berlin’s Kulturradio. And then there was a surprising change of conductor at the very end, during the inescapable encore Berliner Luft, when Sir Simon swapped places with the flautist Michael Hasel, who then brought the evening to an end from the conductor’s stand.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Mahler and Stravinsky 2011 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Vladimir Jurowski has been an unmistakeable great on the international music scene since at least 2007. That was when the just 35-year-old was made principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra – a position whose predecessors include Kurt Masur and Georg Solti. What in particular is praised about Jurowski’s interpretations is that they combine what are actually contradictory qualitites; astute analysis and emotional fire. Moreover there is his engaging physical presence, leading one London critic to write that Jurowski is “the most sheerly elegant conductor I’ve ever seen”.

For this guest appearance with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Jurowski conducts Das klagende Lied by the young Gustav Mahler, a cantata which combines both horror and fantasy: a young man murders his own brother, but his crime is revealed by the song of a magical flute. The composer was happy with this work, even in his later years: “The first work where I found myself as ‘Mahler’ is a fairytale for choir, soloists and orchestra: Das klagende Lied!” And indeed there is a wealth of forest murmurs and leitmotifs in the best Wagner style, but there is also that difficult to describe but unmistakeable Mahler sound.

In this concert, Mahler’s early work is contrasted with two late compositions by Igor Stravinsky. Firstly, a new version of Bach’s organ variations on “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her”, which Stravinsky enriches with additional musical colour and an individual playful charm. The Requiem canticles are equally rich in variety, but are bound together by an elusive seriousness. These coolly detached yet moving songs, Stravinsky’s final large-scale work, became his own requiem; they were sung at the composer’s own funeral in Venice in 1971.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Violins of Hope 2015 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

A special concert for a special occasion: On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in January 2015, musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker played on violins which had once belonged to victims of the Holocaust. This project was made possible by the Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein who has collected and restored these instruments over many years. Each has its own moving story: the violin played by Guy Braunstein – former first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker who returned to the orchestra for this concert – belonged to a prisoner in Auschwitz, while other instruments had accompanied Jewish musicians on their flight to Palestine.

In this documentary, we visit Amnon Weinstein in his workshop in Tel Aviv and are shown several of his instruments. The film also takes us to London to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who once played cello in the orchestra of Auschwitz and talks here about her experiences. At the end of the film we return to Berlin. It was not easy for Amnon Weinstein to journey to the former “Reichshauptstadt” where once the extermination of the Jews was decided and planned. It was all the more moving for him to see the musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker explore his violins and ask in great detail about the historical background of the instruments.

In the concert in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie, the significance of the name Amnon Weinstein gave his collection – “Violins of Hope” – finally becomes apparent. Because this is exactly what his instruments represent: in addition to the grief of loss, they represent in particular hope and the power of music to trust in the future.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Mariss Jansons conducts Verdi’s Requiem 2010 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

At the beginning of the 1970s Herbert von Karajan invited the young Mariss Jansons to come to Berlin to be his assistant but the Soviet authorities would not permit it – a “terrible disappointment” for Jansons. In the meantime, the Cold War is over and the Latvian conductor is now a regular and much valued guest with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In this concert, he conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.

Probably nowhere else do the worlds of the opera house and the concert hall overlap more seamlessly than in this Requiem – the melos, fury and sentiment of Italian music theatre are refined with all the means of symphonic choral and orchestral sound. At the time of its premiere, this concept irritated some, yet even Brahms – not exactly a fan of Verdi – opined: “Only a genius could write such a work.”

For this performance the solo parts were taken by four outstanding young opera singers. They were joined by the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks – a “deluxe ensemble” (New York Times), of which Jansons has been the principal conductor since 2003.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Vadim Repin and Eivind Gullberg Jensen 2010 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

“He plays and plays and plays, always at the highest level. … The sparks fly, the world tremors, and lava flows voluptuously from the volcano,” as the Frankfurter Rundschau wrote in 2010 about the Russian violinist Vadim Repin, who made a guest appearance shortly afterwards with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium. At his side was the young Norwegian Eivind Gullberg Jensen, who also conducted Sibelius’s First Symphony.

Gullberg Jensen, chief conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, made his first appearance at the conductor’s stand with the Berliner Philharmoniker in this concert. A particular challenge of this concert was the wide-ranging expressive spectrum of the evening’s programme. Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium is – notwithstanding several electrifying passages for the soloist – a contemplative work which both conceptually and thematically looks back to Bach’s The Musical Offering. Sibelius’s First Symphony is, on the other hand, a work of unrestrained emotion, with Scandinavian colours merging with Tchaikovsky-inspired expressiveness.

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Def Leppard – Viva! Hysteria (2013) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Def Leppard – Viva! Hysteria
Released: 2013
Genre: Rock

Released: Frontiers Records
Duration: 01:25:21+00:38:48+00:38:44
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: DTS-HD, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 27573 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 /
Audio 1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2549 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1757 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 40.99 GB

“For the first time ever, Def Leppard played their album HYSTERIA in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band also opened for themselves under the fictitious name of DED FLATBIRD for two different sets on each of the nights. During those DED FLATBIRD sets, the band showcased some fan favorites and rare songs from the early years of the band in addition to playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The VIVA! HYSTERIA show featured an elaborate set design created specifically for Def Leppard ‘s Las Vegas residency.

Known for legendary big-scale arena shows, Def Leppard will bring their over-the-top production to your house as VIVA! HYSTERIA is their first full live show shot in HD to be released commercially. VIVA! HYSTERIA showcases for the first time the band’s career-defining album performed live in its entirety – from start to finish – for a commercial audio/video release.

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Def Leppard – Hits Vegas: Live at the Planet Hollywood 2019 (2020) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Def Leppard – Hits Vegas: Live at the Planet Hollywood 2019
Released: 2020
Genre: Rock

Released: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 02:29:54+00:11:28
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio Codec: DTS-HD, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29992 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5363 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 44.75 GB

A new Def Leppard box set that gathers together a pair of concert films and albums documenting two shows the band played on opposite sides of the Atlantic will be released on April 24.

Def Leppard: London to Vegas features the concert films Hysteria at The O2 and Hits Vegas: Live at Planet Hollywood, plus accompanying audio from the shows. It will be available as a limited-edition two-Blu-ray/four-CD or two-DVD/four-CD set, as well as digitally.

Hysteria at The O2 was recorded at a December 2018 concert in front of a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Arena, and features the rockers ripping through their 12-times-platinum 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety, as well as select other tunes. The video boasts a bonus documentary feature, Hysteria: Then and Now.

Hits Vegas documents a show that Def Leppard played during its summer 2019 residency at Zappos Theater in Las Vegas, just a few months after the band was inducted into the Rock Hall. The concert boasted 28 songs, among them many of the group’s hits, as well as a number of rarities. The show also included an acoustic set featuring four rarely performed tunes.

In addition, the Hits Vegas video offers a bonus behind-the-scenes feature.

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