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"In pursuit of audio excellence"
These recordings are presented in  48kHz/24-bit audio  
mastered from first or second generation sources.

They are not copies of CDs which provide audio at 44.1kHz/16-bits
The recordings are encoded in two channel linear PCM sound.
Presentation is similar to  Celestial Audio  CD releases.
There is an on-screen Menu and track access points.
These discs are available in both  PAL (PA)  and  NTSC (NT)  formats.

Please note that this is  NOT  the DVD-AUDIO format
which is incompatible with many DVD players.

For maximum compatibility, these  DVD-R (or +R)  should be played on a machine that specifically supports this format.
It may not play on a  Blu-Ray player,  as that is a different format.

If your player can play recordable DVD discs it should be capable of playing  these discs.

Single disc recordings are priced at  $25
Double disc sets are $30
Be aware that these recordings are not videos  .... they are  AUDIO  only.

When ordering, please note  PA  or  NT  with the catalogue number.
If you are aware that your player has a preference for DVD+R  or  DVD-R
please indicate.

AUDIO NOTE: 
If your DVD player is connected to an AV amplifier via the optical/coaxial line then the higher sampling rate is often down-converted to the 16 bitrate.
Many players only output a 24 bitrate from the analogue connections.
Therefore, if using a digital connection, it may be useful to also make an analogue connection to a spare input of your amplifier to achieve the full resolution of  AUDIO-DVD.
Ensure that you have selected the
PCM audio stream from your DVD player.

ADVANTAGES OF AUDIO-DVD
Higher sampling and bit rate - more truthful sound
No awkward side breaks - acts run continuously
Economy - operas fit on one disc - less shelf space

VERDI
MESSA  DA  REQUIEM

Katia  Ricciarelli       Brigitte  Fassbaender
Veriano  Luchetti        Ferrucio  Furlanetto

Berlin
1984

plus:  Katia  Ricciarelli
in  Recital  (Vienna  1983)

CV001 PAL/NTSC

VERDI
UN  BALLO  IN  MASCHERA

Luciano  Pavarotti     Piero  Cappuccilli
Anna  Tomowa-Sintow
Danielle  Borst                 Mignon  Dunn

Geneva
1984

Bonus: I VESPRI SICILIANI  Act 1 - 2
Nelly Miricioiu  .. Amsterdam


CV002 PAL/NTSC

GOUNOD
FAUST

Roberto  Alagna         Soile  Isokoski
Rene  Pape      Dimitri  Hvorostovsky


2005


CV003 PAL/NTSC

MOZART
COSI  FAN  TUTTE

Carol  Vaness                   Nathan  Gunn
Susan  Graham                Richard  Croft
Marie  McLaughlin      William  Shimell


1997


CV005 PAL/NTSC

WAGNER
DAS  RHEINGOLD

Sir Georg Solti
1983

plus:
   DIE WALKURE   Act 1
Jessye Norman   Jon Vickers   Gwynne Howell
Seij  Ozawa
 1982

CV006 PAL/NTSC

ROSSINI
LA  CENERENTOLA

Lucia Valentin-Terrani         Luigi  Alva
Paolo  Montarsolo               Enzo  Dara


Claudio  Abbado
London
1976

plus:   L'Ajo nell'imbarazzo
Rome,  1963

CV011 PAL/NTSC

MOZART
LE  NOZZE  DI  FIGARO

Dale  Duesing                Joan  Rodgers
William  Shimell       Gunnel  Bohman

Sir Simon Rattle
London
1989

CV012 PAL/NTSC

BELLINI
I  PURITANI

Ruth Ann Swenson         Stuart  Neill
Thomas  Hampson      Alastair  Miles


1997

 

CV013 PAL/NTSC

G. F. HANDEL
S E M E L E

Rosemary  Joshua
Timothy  Robinson      Kathleen  Kuhlmann
Michael  Chance                   Willard  White

William  Christie
London
1996

CV014 PAL/NTSC

ROSSINI
IL  BARBIERE  DI  SIVIGLIA

Dwayne  Croft
Vivica  Genaux
Bruce  Ford


1997

CV015 PAL/NTSC

WAGNER
TRISTAN  UND  ISOLDE

Peter  Hofmann
Jeanine  Altmeyer
Matti  Salminen

Daniel  Barenboim
1986

CV016 PAL/NTSC

TANNHAUSER: Overture  &  Venusberg
London  1954:  Sir Thomas Beecham

LOHENGRIN:    Act 2  - 
Siegfried Jerusalem,
Rosalind Plowright,  Eva Randova,  Harmut Welaker,  Robert Lloyd
Edinburgh  1984:  Claudio Abbado

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:  Act 3
Birgit Nilsson,  Wolfgang Windgassen,  Thomas Stewart,
Gottlob Frick,  Marie Collier
London  1963:  Georg Solti

TRISTAN:  Prelude  &  Liebestod
Birgit Nilsson

CV017 PAL/NTSC

DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND
&
MARILYN  HORNE

First  JOINT  RECITAL

NEW  YORK

1979

CV028 PAL/NTSC

VERDI
LA  TRAVIATA

Renée  Fleming
Ramón  Vargas
Dimitri  Hvorostovsky


2004


CV023 PAL/NTSC

MOZART
IDOMENEO

Kurt  Streit                    Rebecca  Evans
Monica  Bacelli        Hillevi  Martinpelto

Jane  Glover
Lausanne
1998

 

CV022 PAL/NTSC

WAGNER
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Anne  Evans
Siegfried  Jerusalem

Daniel  Barenboim
1990

CV018 PAL/NTSC
(double-disc set)

   
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