Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney, Bartoli, Berganza, Bergonzi, Birgit Nilsson, Burchuladze, Carissimi, Cesare Siepi, Del Monaco, di Stefano, Diego Flórez, Fassbaender, Fernando Corena, Flagstad, Fleming, Gerard Souzay, Gheorghiu, Ghiaurov, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Hotter, Hermann Prey, Hilde Gueden, James McCracken, Jennifer Vyvyan, Jonas Kaufmann, Joseph Calleja, Josephine Barstow, Kathleen Ferrier, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Lisa della Casa, Lorengar, Maria Chiara, Marilyn Horne, Matthias Goerne, Mirella Freni, Paul Schoeffler, Pavarotti, Peter Pears, Régine Crespin, Regina Resnik, Robert Merrill, Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Simionato, Soderstrom, Souliotis, Sumi Jo, Susan Dunn, Sutherland, Suzanne Danco, Sylvia Sass, Talvela, Tebaldi, Tom Krause, Tourangeau, Virginia Zeani
Label : Decca
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Authoritative and comprehensive, this 55CD set presents a unique period in human history: a period when brilliant recorded sound on LP & CD, plus radio, TV, film and live all combined to offer huge new opportunities for singers, record labels and producers to expand the audience for classical music.
This box set puts the spotlight on fifty-five unique voices whose music and art shaped the century. Included are also the debut recitals of some of today’s biggest names, underlining Decca’s unparalleled ability at spotting vocal talent. The artists in this encyclopaedic set are a who’s who of the greatest singers from 1950 to the present day.
Presented in chronological order with their original cover artwork, this set proudly takes its place as the fifth in the hugely successful Decca Sound series which documents the label’s story from the early years of mono to the present day.
55 acclaimed recitals from Decca – many original LP recitals are complemented with bonus material.
Original cover art used for each sleeve and presented in chronological order of recording date.
Alceo Galliera, Ambroise Thomas, Anna Moffo, Antonino Votto, Arturo Basile, Beethoven, Bellini, Bergonzi, Berlioz, Bizet, Callas, Cappuccilli, Cherubini, Christa Ludwig, de Sabata, di Stefano, Donizetti, Franco Corelli, Gavazzeni, Gluck, Gobbi, Gounod, Karajan, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Massenet, Mozart, Nicola Rescigno, Nicola Zaccaria, Nicolai Gedda, Ponchielli, Pretre, Puccini, Rolando Panerai, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Schwarzkopf, Scotto, Serafin, Tagliavini, Verdi, Wagner, Weber
Due for release on September 22 is ‘Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings’, a 69-disc Warner Classics box-set produced as the result of a major remastering project to transfer the original tapes to 24-bit/96kHz digital sound.
Containing 26 operas and 13 recital albums, and the subject of a major feature in Gramophone’s 2014 Awards issue, on sale now, the Callas project will also be available as 24-bit/96kHz downloads from the Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound, exclusively from Monday (September 22) until October 5.
The new set encompasses all the studio recordings Callas made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969, and while these recordings have previously been remastered at CD quality, remastering engineer Allan Ramsay explains that this is the first time the tapes have been remastered at 24-bit/96kHz ‘beyond CD’ quality: ‘What this means is we’ve now got more high-frequency content and better definition to the sound.