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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.   
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.   
They  should play in most modern DVD players.
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
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.
These are all  AUDIO  recordings, not videos.

DONIZETTI
ROBERTO  DEVEREUX

Edita  Gruberova
Zoran  Todorovich
Paolo  Gavanelli
Jeanne  Piland

Friedrich  Haider
2003

CV020 PAL/NTSC

 

Mahler  Symphony  No 2
London  1969

Grieg  Songs:  Kirsten Flagstad
London
Sir Malcolm Sargent  1957

Mahler  Symphony  No 5
London
Leonard Bernstein   1987

CV004 PAL/NTSC

PUCCINI
T U R A N D O T

Birgit  Nilsson
Franco  Corelli
Anna  Moffo
Bonaldo  Giaiotti


1961

CV010 PAL/NTSC

PURCELL
THE  FAIRY  QUEEN

Jennifer  Vyvyan         Mary  Wells
Peter  Pears      Owen  Brannigan

Benjamin  Britten
Aldeburgh
1967

CV019 PAL/NTSC

Handel

GIULIO  CESARE

Royal Albert Hall,   London

William  Christie
2005

CV026  PAL/NTSC

"the musical values as imparted by William Christie were a triumph of style and substance."
                                                      ..... OPERA  9/05

Verdi

I  LOMBARDI

Sylvia  Sass      Josť  Carreras

Lamberto  Gardelli
London
   1976

CV036  PAL/NTSC

" a work of melodic beauty and creative energy"

Wagner

The Flying  Dutchman

Simon  Estes     Lisbeth  Balslev

Peter Schneider
1981

CV035 PAL/NTSC

" excellent vocal performances by all concerned and exciting orchestral playing under Peter Schneider who sustained the tension throughout the three acts played without an interval "  ...  OPERA  Autumn  1981

Verdi
LA TRAVIATA

Lisbon   1958
Franco  Ghione

CV042  PAL/NTSC
The common source recording wins no prize for sonic excellence but this mastering does not set the teeth on edge nor threaten to shatter glass!
Neither is it dull and muddy.

 plus:      CALLAS  IN  CONCERT
RAI    1952 - 1954
Macbeth - Nabucco - Lucia - Lakme
Seraglio - Dinorah - Louise - Armida

Verdi

O T E L L O

Richard  Cassilly
Sherrill  Milnes
Maralin  Niska

A particularly lovely Desdemona with powerful male principals

Erich  Leinsdorf
Boston
   1969

CV027 PAL/NTSC

Meyerbeer

IL CROCIATO IN EGITTO

Yvonne  Kenny      Rockwell  Blake
Justino  Diaz          Felicity  Palmer

Gianfranco Masini
New  York
   1979

slightly abridged concert performance

Yvonne Kenny in quite lovely voice

CV037 PAL/NTSC

Bellini

LA  SONNAMBULA

Joan  Sutherland        Nicolai  Gedda

Silvio  Varviso
   1963

Nicolai Gedda in amazing voice

Sutherland in her usual stunning form

CV021 PAL/NTSC

Franz  Lehar

THE MERRY WIDOW

Susan  Graham
Bo  Skovhus

   2004

CV031  PAL/NTSC

Puccini

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

Josť  Curra       Andrea  Gruber

Antonio Pappano
London
   2005

plus:    LE  VILLI
Melanie Diener              Aquiles Machado
Ludovic Tezier      Narrator: Sylvie David
Marco Guidarini
CV029  PAL/NTSC

Saint-Saens

SAMSON  ET  DALILA

Jon  Vickers
Marilyn  Horne

  1987

Three high-powered principals in a fine recording

CV039  PAL/NTSC

Schubert

DIE  WINTERREISE

Christa  Ludwig
Salzburg
   1980

CV040  PAL/NTSC

plus:

Schubert  Recital
Rainer  Trost 
(tenor)

 

BERLIOZ

BENVENUTO  CELLINI

Marcello  Giordani
Isobel  Bayrakdarian

2004

CV041  PAL/NTSC

 
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