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Philips Classics Productions

Overview
Works: 2,442 works in 3,334 publications in 7 languages and 6,653 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Filmed ballets  Epic films  Christmas films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Production personnel
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Philips Classics Productions
 
Most widely held works by Philips Classics Productions
War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in Russian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in thirteen scenes after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
The classic selection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Igor : opera in four acts with prologue by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of the Polovtsian Camp scene from Borodin's Prince Igor as choreographed by Mikhail Berkut
Ruslan and Lyudmila : magical opera in 5 acts by M. I Glinka( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Russian and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Production by the Kirov Opera of the five-act romantic opera based on the poem by Pushkin
The golden age of the piano : a documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century by Peter Rosen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes piano's invention, how it differs from a harpsichord, names important composers and pianists, shows how the industrial revolution affected the origin of the piano, and points out how the work of certain pianists influenced the following generations of pianists
Messiah : a sacred oratorio by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous 1992 performance was filmed at the Point Theatre, Dublin on the 250th anniversary
Sadko by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Russian and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rimsky-Korsakov's first setting of the Russian epic saga Sadko was in the form of an orchestral poem. In reworking the subject into a lyric drama for which he also supplied the libretto, Rimsky-Korsakov brought his full arsenal of orchestral coloration to a tale brimming with fantastical elements. From the aural and visual depictions of the rolling seas, so much a part of Sadko's imagery, to the folk songs of the townspeople, Sadko is an opera filled with music of unsurpassed vitality and richness."--Container
Pagliacci : a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of the opera by Leoncavallo
George Balanchine's The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a Christmas party, Masha is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather Drosselmeyer. Her brother breaks it, and Masha is devastated. That night, Masha dreams about the Nutcracker -- he is really a prince, and he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Masha longs to remain in the dream world but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world. In this Russian version, the Sugar Plum Fairy is omitted, and Drosselmeyer is present in the Prince's kingdom
Mazeppa : opera in three acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Russian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera opgenomen in het Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg in 1996
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold, recorded at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, West Germany in 1980
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four operas of The Ring Cycle
Der Fliegende Holländer = The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of eternal damnation set in a fishing village in Norway in 1650. The Dutchman is condemned by blasphemy to sail his ship forever until redeemed by the love of a faithful woman; Senta is ready to die for him
Il re pastore : serenata in two acts, K. 208 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Italian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in classical antiquity, Mozart's Il re pastore tells of the thwarted love of Aminta (the innocent "shepherd king" of the title) for the well-born Elisa, and that of the nobleman Agenore for the deposed tyrant's daughter Tamiri. No less a figure than Alexander the Great resolves these conflicts of private passion and public status"--Container
The fiery angel by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Russian and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prokofiev's disturbingly enigmatic opera, The Fiery Angel, was never performed in his lifetime - considered too decadent by Stalin and his successors - but David Freeman's imaginative production asserts it as one of the composer's greatest masterpieces. Ostensibly, it is a tale of religious hysteria and demonic possession, but the novel, by the Russian decadent Valery Bryusov, from which the opera is derived, also explores symbolically the love triangle endured by the writer himself, inspired by the self-destructive figure of his lover, the poet Nina Petrovskaya. David Freeman has completely entered into this opera's strangely unnerving world. Evil is all around us and in his sensational production the image is taken quite literally"--Publisher's website
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Latin and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of Orff's secular work, Carmina Burana
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The free man must be his own maker" Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung reflects the composer's autobiography as much as the political turmoil of his times. As work progressed, another figure grew to be as important as the hero Siegfried, the god Wotan, the mouthpiece for Wagner's ideas. "He's exactly like us: he is the sum of today's intellectual consciousness, whereas Siegfried is what we hope the human being of the future will be, but who cannot be fashioned by us, and who must make himself by means of our destruction!" Our own doom as the basis of a happier future? Wagner dressed this Herculean task musically in the spreading, shimmering web of his leitmotivic working (there are approximately 20 distinct motives in Die Walküre). Dramaturgically, the conversational style of Das Rheingold gives way to the tone of bourgeois tragedy: incestuous passion, more than one form of deep-seated marital antagonism, and a lot of talk, a lot of self-justification in the form of recapitulation. This, the First Day of the tetralogy (Das Rheingold being a "preliminary evening"), was without doubt the "most moving, the most tragic" of all Wagner's works in the view of his wife Cosima, expressed in her diary on 31 August 1873. The text of Die Walküre was finished on 1 July 1852, and the score was completed in late March 1856. With the financial help of his ever-generous friend (and future father-in-law) Franz Liszt, Wagner went to rest from his labours on the shores of Lake Geneva
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's ballet about a prince, a swan queen, a sorcerer and his wicked daughter, and the age old battle between good and evil
Key to Great pianists of the 20th century : the complete repertoire listed alphabetically by composer, cross referenced by pianist and volume number( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen of spades by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This live performance of Tchaikovsky's opera conducted by Woldemar Nelsoon and starring Stefka Eustatieva, Regine Crespin, Vladimir Popov, and Lajos Miller, was recorded in October 14, 1983 at the Philadelphia's Academy of music. The stage director, Gian Carlo Menotti introduces Tchaikovsky's opera
 
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