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Image Britten: Peter Grimes On Aldeburgh Beach

Benjamin Britten
PETER GRIMES on Aldeburgh beach

Filmed at the Aldeburgh Festival, June 2013
Peter Grimes Alan Oke
Ellen Orford Giselle Allen
Captain Balstrode David Kempster
Britten-Pears Orchestra
Conductor Steuart Bedford
Directed for the screen by Margaret Williams
Live production directed by Tim Albery

Filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival, Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach takes place in the heart of the town that inspired it and is the ?lm interpretation of Britten's Peter Grimes, the most successful opera of post-war Britain.

Based on George Crabbe's 1810 poem 'The Borough', Britten's powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods has become inextricably linked with the Aldeburgh that was home to Crabbe in the late eighteenth century and Britten in the twentieth, and where both poem and opera were written. Conceived and hosted by the Aldeburgh Festival, the performances of Peter Grimes were directed by Tim Albery who placed the audience on the beach watching the story of Peter Grimes unfold as dusk fades over the sea.

The cast and chorus, with Alan Oke in the eponymous role of Peter Grimes, Giselle Allen as Ellen Orford, and David Kempster as Captain Balstrode, sing live with ampli?cation, while the Britten-Pears Orchestra under the baton of Britten expert Steuart Bedford is pre-recorded.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Resolution: 1080i High De?nition
Running Time: 145 mins & 20 mins (Bonus)
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)
FSK: 0
Region Code: worldwide

£29.99
Image GLYNDEBOURNE DIAMONDS
Glyndebourne Diamonds' is a choice of five highly acclaimed opera productions from the famous Glyndebourne Festival. Everything about these specially selected productions is unique, with a particularly exclusive touch: the casts, the stage directors, the conductors and the atmosphere of Glyndebourne itself. All of these productions are jewels of the classical opera tradition. Now all of these true gems of opera history are collected and available in this box set. With star-studded cast lists, revered conductors and appearances from the Glyndebourne Ballet, this exciting new box set is a must for all Glyndebourne and opera fans.

£45.99
Image Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
LIVE RECORDING FROM TEATRO COMUNALE, FLORENCE, 2009

Gamekeeper QUINN KELSEY
Gamekeeper´s wife, Owl JUDITH CHRISTIN
Bystrouška, the vixen ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN
Fox LAUREN CURNOW
MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO
Conductor SEIJI OZAWA
Stage Director LAURENT PELLY

Based on an illustrated tale published as a newspaper serial, this fanciful opera is one of Janácek´s true masterworks - at once charming, frightening, tragic and, in the end, life-affirming. The Cunning Little Vixen has been seldom staged in Italy, and this Florence production stars Seiji Ozawa as conductor and Laurent Pelly as stage director and costume designer. The cast of unbelievable 13 soloists is lead on by the Armenian/Canadian soprano star Isabel Bayrakdarian as a sensual Bystrouška (vixen) and American Quinn Kelsey as the brash yet reflective Gamekeeper.

This production received rave reviews for beautifully bringing to life on stage the opera´s fantasy world of animal protagonists. This is a work that can be enjoyed by not only classical music fans but by anyone, from child to adult.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, PCM Stereo, dts-HD, Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i High Definition
DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC
Subtitle Languages: IT, GB, DE, FR, ES, Korean
Running Time: 103 mins
FSK: 0
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)

£29.99
Image Jeffes:Penguin Café
£19.99
Image James Brown: A Portrait
£19.99
Image Jiri Kylian:Choreographer
The acclaimed Czech choreographer Ji?í Kylián had worked with the Nederlands Dans Theater as artistic director and house choreographer continuously since 1975. From "a bunch of rebels, afraid of drowning in a lake of swans", the company and Kylián have gained an international reputation which places them in the heart of the established art world.

This intimate portrait follows Kylián as he travels to Prague for the first time since the change of government and to rehearsals in Stuttgart, where he began his career as a dancer with John Cranko and choreographed his first ballet. There is also film of the Nederlands Dans Theater performing at a Gala Evening in Paris in the presence of Queen Beatrix and François Mitterrand, and an official visit to the company by former Czech premier, Václav Havel.

Many extracts from Kylián's ballets are included, illustrating the breadth and diversity of his work to date as well as fascinating archive film and interviews with colleagues.

£29.99
Image Jiri Kylian:Choreographer
The acclaimed Czech choreographer Ji?í Kylián had worked with the Nederlands Dans Theater as artistic director and house choreographer continuously since 1975. From "a bunch of rebels, afraid of drowning in a lake of swans", the company and Kylián have gained an international reputation which places them in the heart of the established art world.

This intimate portrait follows Kylián as he travels to Prague for the first time since the change of government and to rehearsals in Stuttgart, where he began his career as a dancer with John Cranko and choreographed his first ballet. There is also film of the Nederlands Dans Theater performing at a Gala Evening in Paris in the presence of Queen Beatrix and François Mitterrand, and an official visit to the company by former Czech premier, Václav Havel.

Many extracts from Kylián's ballets are included, illustrating the breadth and diversity of his work to date as well as fascinating archive film and interviews with colleagues.

£24.99
Image Schroeder: Country Roads
A film by Marieke Schroeder

In her documentary Country Roads Marieke Schroeder embarks on a search for the authentic America - a country at a turning-point. It is a search for the substantial: the morale, the pioneering spirit that holds the nation and its population together in crisis. We meet the young generation of American singer-songwriters who consider themselves as successors of Country-rebels such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Steve Earle. They despair of themselves and their homeland and at the same time are full of hope, full of faith. Country Music opens up our view of the soul of the American nation and lets us rediscover the land and the music.

Featuring: Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose, John Carter Cash Jr., Kevin Costner

Bonus: Live Concert with Justin Townes Earle

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 16:9
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Audio Languages: GB, DE
Subtitles: FR, KOR
Running Time: 90 mins (Film), 60 mins (Bonus)
FSK: 0
Region Code: worldwide

£29.99
Image Nyman: Make It Louder Please
Michael Nyman, who is famous for his Oscar nominated film score for Jane Campion's film 'The Piano' is without doubt one of the great contemporary composers. This Blu-Ray Disc combines a Live Concert of the Michael Nyman Band at Studio Halle in Germany with the interesting Portrait by Silvia Beck, which allows unprecedented access to the composer and his working life.

Fitting the theme of the Handel-Year 2009, Michael Nyman celebrated the German premiere of his newest composition 'The Musicologist Scores' in Handel's hometown Halle on October, 22nd.

In that piece the composer looks deeply into the subject of Handel's work. Furthermore, many other of Nyman's works are played. This unique Michael Nyman Band concert is recorded with a modern audio system and six HD-Cameras to guarantee an unforgettable viewing and listening pleasure.

The Portrait by Silvia Beck shows Michael Nyman in all his diversity and endless energy. The portrait gives a unique insight into Michael Nyman's very personal views, his thoughts and emotions his world.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 (Concert), DTS 5.1 (Concert)
Picture Format: 16:9
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Subtitle Languages: GB (Original Language), FR, DE, ES, IT
Running Time: 86 mins (Concert), 52 mins (Portrait)
Blu-ray Disc: 50 GB (Dual Layer)

£29.99
Image Richard Strauss Collection
- Limited DVD Box Set with the 7 greatest operas by Richard Strauss.
- Legendary recordings conducted by Karl Böhm, Carlos Kleiber, Claudio Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and others.
- Book including texts by the Strauss Family and Brigitte Fassbaender.
- Rare photo materials from the family archive.
- Serialised Facsimile reproduction.


June 11, 2014 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of my grandfather, Richard Strauss. Like the rest of our family, I have always had a deep affinity from my grandfather's music. Arthaus Musik is releasing this special anniversary edition of outstanding opera recordings on DVD. To complete the portrait of the man behind the music, we have made available photographs and documents from our family archive to Arthaus Musik. I believe there is something here for everyone - for both seasoned Strauss connoisseurs, and for the music-lovers discovering this great composer for the first time.

Salome (Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2007)
Iris Vermillion, Nadja Michael, Falk Struckmann, Peter Bronder / Daniel Harding / Luc Bondy.
Elektra (Wiener Staatsoper, 1989)
Cheryl Studer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Eva Marton, Franz Grundheber, James King / Claudio Abbado / Harry Kupfer.
Der Rosenkavalier (Bayerische Staatsoper, 1979)
Gwyneth Jones, Brigitte Fassbaender, Lucia Popp, Francisco Araiza / Carlos Kleiber / Otto Schenk.
Ariadne auf Naxos (Salzburger Festspiele, 1965)
Sena Jurinac, Hildegard Hillebrecht, Reri Grist, Jess Thomas / Karl Böhm / Günther Rennert.
Die Frau ohne Schatten (Aichi Art Theatre, Nagoya, Japan, 1992)
Peter Seiffert, Luana DeVol, Alan Titus, Janis Martin, Marjana Lipovšek / Wolfgang Sawallisch / Ennosuke Ichikawa.
Die Liebe der Danae (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2011)
Manuela Uhl, Mark Delavan, Matthias Klink / Andrew Litton / Kirsten Harms.
Capriccio (Opéra national de Paris, 2004)
Renée Fleming, Rainer Trost, Gerald Finley, Franz Hawlata, Anne Sofie von Otter / Ulf Schirmer / Robert Carsen.

Sound Format: PCM Mono (Ariadne auf Naxos) / PCM Stereo (Elektra), + DD 5.0 (Salome, Die Liebe der Danae, Capriccio) / + DTS 5.0 (Capriccio) / + DD 5.1 (Die Frau ohne Schatten) / + DTS 5.1 (Der Rosenkavalier, Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Picture Format: 4:3 (Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten) / 16:9
DVD Format: 9 x DVD 9 / NTSC + 2 x DVD 5
Subtitles: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, ES (Der Rosenkavalier) / + IT (Salome, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die Liebe der Danae, Capriccio) / + Korean (Salome, Die Liebe der Danae) / + Chinese (Der Rosenkavalier)
Running Time: more than 1.000 mins
FSK: 12

£139.99
Image Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani is a vibrant adaptation for the lyric stage of one of the most ? amboyant dramas by the French poet. Both the composer and his librettist have combined Hugo’s verbal eloquence with the right musical temperament. Perfect example of Grand opera with chorus, the magni? cent Act III is above all the ? rst time Verdi draws the very precise contours of what is about to become a type of voice in itself: the Verdi-baritone. In Ernani he starts to focus as never before on the psychological side of his characters. All his operas after Ernani will follow the same path in his perpetual quest of the truth.

£29.99
Image Tchaikovsky: A Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker from a different point of view - very refreshing, very unusual, very hip hop. This is what the French choreographer Bouba Landrille Tchouda makes out of ETA Hoffmann's story 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's romantic and moving composition. Together with his Compagnie Malka he interprets the classical ballet in a surprisingly modern way, adding music by Yvan Talbot and a lot of Hip Hop.Hip Hop is where Bouba Landrille Tchouda originally comes from and what enables him to create new perspectives on classical works we have never seen like that before.

'Proposing a Nutcracker that reinvents a phantasmagorical world infused with the energy of the present day by invoking hip-hop dance, so as to convey this story to our children and all those who cultivate the strength of desire, the search for the unreachable star, hope, love with its terrors, its share of shadows , uncertainties.. via the dance! '

Picture Format: 1080i High Definition 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0
Duration: 70 minutes

£29.99