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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.
Some 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.

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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