Below is a list of all classical DVD titles released in the last 90 days.
Yates: Elizabeth (complete ballet recorded in 2016)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Zenaida Yanowsky, Carlos Acosta, with Raphael Wallfisch (cello), David Kempster (baritone)
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
Opulent and intimate, this enchanting chamber piece combines dance, text and music in a fascinating exploration of the life and loves of Queen Elizabeth I. Choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright and librettist Alasdair Middleton co-direct this...
BEETHOVEN / MENDELSSOHN / BRUSTAD / GRIEG
Europakonzert 2016 from Røros, Norway - Beethoven: Symphony No 3 / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / etc
Vilde Frang (violin) / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ EuroArts DVD / DVD - released 1/Dec/2016 ]
The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrate their founding day (May 1st, 1892) in a European city of cultural significance every year. In 2016, they travelled to Røros in Norway, to play in the town's beautiful baroque church. Norwegian violinist Vilde...
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (complete opera recorded March 2016)
Teatro Carlo Felice / Mariella Devia, Sonia Ganassi, Stefan Pop, Mansoo Kim / Francesco Lanzillotta (conductor)
[ Dynamic DVD / DVD - released 18/Nov/2016 ]
Recorded from the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, 20 and 24 March 2016
PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY / DELIBES / ADAM / TALBOT / etc
The Royal Ballet - The Collection
Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Alina Cojocaru, Marianela Nunez, Darcey Bussell, Wayne McGregor
[ Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection DVD / 15 DVD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
Celebrating 60 years since the Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, this magnificent 15-disc collection brings together 22 ballets spanning a decade of dance.
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (complete ballet recorded December 14, 2011)
New York City Ballet / Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Teresa Reichlen, Daniel Ulbricht
[ C Major DVD / DVD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
Choreography - George Balanchine Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. In George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical...
Glass: Einstein on the Beach (recorded in 2012-13)
Theâtre du Châtelet / Helga Davis, Kate Moran, Antoine Silverman / The Philip Glass Ensemble, Michael Riesman
[ Opus Arte DVD / 2 DVD - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"The static tableaux are as much art installation as music theatre, and need to be seen rather than just heard" Financial Times
Bellini: Norma (Complete opera recorded in 2015)
Gran Teatre del Liceu / Sondra Radvanovsky, Gregory Kunde, Ekaterina Gubanova, Raymond Aceto / Renato Palumbo (cond)
[ C Major DVD / 2 DVD - released 10/Oct/2016 ]
starring Sondra Radvanovsky as a "powerful, elegant" Norma (New York Times) and Gregory Kunde as Pollione, is "something very special. The word 'historic' is used perhaps a little too often but tonight there really is no other adjective to describe t
MUSTO / BEETHOVEN / LISZT / MUSSORGSKY / CHOPIN / etc
Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall [recorded 2011]
Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)
[ EuroArts / DVD - released 10/Oct/2016 ]
"he is simply a stunningly gifted pianist. Still, one cannot withhold a sense of wonder while watching him play. How on earth, you ask, does he do it?" (Gramophone DVD of the Month Nov 2012)
W. A. MOZART / SCHUBERT / STRAVINSKY / BEETHOVEN / RAVEL / etc
Martha Argerich & Daniel Barenboim: Piano Duos & Concerti (from the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor), Martha Argerich (piano) / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
[ EuroArts DVD / 2 DVD - released 7/Oct/2016 ]
G. For the first time the two musicians performed together in the city of their birth. The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra enthralled their audience at the Teatro Colón. With works by Beethoven, Bizet, Mores, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert,...
TCHAIKOVSKY / SCHUMANN / STRAVINSKY
Denis Matsuev piano recital at the Royal Concertgebouw
Denis Matsuev (piano)
[ EuroArts Music DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
Denis Matsuev, a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition, gave this remarkable recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Russian star pianist performs the complete Seasons by Tchaikovsky, one of the most popular classical works...
LISZT / MUSSORGSKY / ELGAR / etc
Liszt: Piano Concerto No 2 / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Elgar: Enigma Variations
Denis Matsuev (piano) / St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Zoltán Kocsis
[ EuroArts Music DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
"What wonderful and subtle effects Yuri Temirkanov can achieve with the absolute minimum - less is more - and the sound he produces seems to reflect his podium personality." (Gramophone)
The Merchant of Venice (recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe, May 2015)
Globe / Jonathan Pryce, Rachel Pickup, Daniel Lapaine, Dominic Mafham, Phoebe Pryce
[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' - Ode to Freedom
June Anderson, Sarah Walker, Klaus König & Jan-Hendrik Rootering / Various orchestras, Leonard Bernstein
[ EuroArts / Medici Arts DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
The historic concert in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989: re-issued with new packaging, now available at midprice! Leonard Bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance to celebrate freedom.Adding to the...
W. A. MOZART
Lang Lang (piano) / Wiener Philharmoniker [Vienna Philharmonic], Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
As a tribute to Nikolaus Harnoncourt Sony Classical release on DVD & Blu-Ray the TV film "Mission Mozart". This film documented the one and only recording project between these two great musicians, recorded at Vienna's Musikverein in 2014. The...
MOZART / FOSS / PERGOLESI / MARCELLO / VIVALDI / TORELLI
Three Ballets: Bella Figura / Sleepless / Birth-day (complete dance works rec 1998 - 2005)
Netherlands Dance Theatre / Jiří Kylián, choreographer
[ Arthaus Elegance DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
"This was my first exposure to Kylián, and now I am a fan. Anyone interested in serious modern dance should check him out. This is beautiful, exciting stuff." (ClassicalNet)
DONIZETTI / BELLINI
Bel Canto Opera: Lucrezia Borgia / I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Complete operas recorded 2011/12)
San Francisco Opera / Renée Fleming, Michael Fabiano, Elizabeth DeShong, Joyce DiDonato, Nicole Cabell / Riccardo Frizza (conductor)
[ EuroArts San Francisco Opera DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
"Fleming seems fired by the theatricality of a reviled female character who commands every dramatic situation she encounters...DeShong is a powerful vocal and dramatic presence as Orsini" (Gramophone)
W. A. MOZART / CHOPIN / DEBUSSY / SCHUBERT / DVORAK / etc
Menahem Pressler: The Pianist (recorded live 2011-2014)
Menahem Pressler (piano) / Orchestre de Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, Quatuor Ebene
[ Euroarts DVD / 4 DVD Box Set - released 24/Sep/2016 ]
"the playing is eloquent in its simplicity, and the final reprise of the melody, with the piano doubled by the first violins on their own, is infinitely touching. Pressler is sympathetically accompanied throughout by Paavo Järvi"
Verdi: Otello (complete opera recorded in 2015)
Metropolitan Opera / Aleksandrs Antonenko, Sonya Yoncheva, Željko Lučić, Chad Shelton, Dimitri Pittas, Jennifer Johnson / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (cond)
[ Sony Classical DVD / DVD - released 24/Sep/2016 ]
Directed by the Tony Award winning and six time MET director, Bartlett Sher, this lavish production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Otello features one of the most exciting young opera singers of her generation, Sonya Yoncheva, and the Metropolitan...
W. A. MOZART / JOSEF HAYDN
Mozart: Ouverture Spirituelle / Haydn: The Seasons
Dorothea Röschmann, Michael Schade Sylvia Schwartz, Elisabeth von Magnus / Vienna Philharmonic, Concentus Musicus, Nicolaus Harnoncourt
[ EuroArts / Unitel DVD / 2 DVD Box Set - released 22/Sep/2016 ]
"this is a splendid, inspiriting performance of a life-giving work. It's superbly executed by a 60-strong VPO...Boesch is a robust, genial Simon in the earlier parts of the oratorio." (Gramophone on the Haydn)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto & Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
Isabelle Faust (violin) / Berliner Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink
[ EuroArts Music DVD / DVD - released 22/Sep/2016 ]
"Faust makes light of the technical difficulties of Beethoven's sometimes awkwardly-written Violin Concerto." BBC Music Five Stars