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Philips Classics Productions

Works: 2,443 works in 3,303 publications in 8 languages and 6,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Filmed ballets  Juvenile works  Music videos  Film adaptations  Children's films  Requiems 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Production personnel
Classifications: M2010, 782.3238
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Philips Classics Productions
Most widely held works by Philips Classics Productions
The classic selection( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four operas of The Ring Cycle
The golden age of the piano : a documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century by Peter Rosen( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 203 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
Prince Igor opera in four acts with prologue by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of the Polovtsian Camp scene from Borodin's Prince Igor as choreographed by Mikhail Berkut
Messiah a sacred oratorio by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous 1992 performance was filmed at the Point Theatre, Dublin on the 250th anniversary
War and peace [videorecording]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Russian and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in thirteen scenes after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Pagliacci a film by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveling troupe of entertainers, Canio, his wife Nedda, Peppe and Tonio, arrive in the village for an evening performance. Nedda and her lover, Silvio a young lad from the village, plan to leave together that night. Tonio overhears the plot and tells Canio
Sadko by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Russian and held by 178 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
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 134 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 )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Russian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera opgenomen in het Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg in 1996
Der Fliegende Holländer The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in German and held by 98 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening, produced at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
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 65 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
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Latin and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of Orff's secular work, Carmina Burana
War and Peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in Russian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the outbreak of the Second World War, Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev crafted his 1942 opera War and Peace - an opus based on Tolstoy's timeless novel. Divided into two halves, comprising an epigraph and thirteen scenes, the work follows the basic narrative thrust of Tolstoy's roman, with its tale of aristocratic evolution over the course of the Napoleonic Wars. This release, War and Peace, features a film of a live onstage performance of Prokoviev's titular opera, mounted in Mariinsky Theatre, St Pertersburg, 1991 by The Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera. Nicolai Othotnikov portrays Field Marshal Prince Mikhail Kutuzov, Alexander Gergalov plays Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Yelena Prochina performs as Natalya Rostova and Vasilli Gerrelo appears as Napoleon Bonaparte
The fiery angel by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Russian and held by 55 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in Latin and Miscellaneous languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
Pique Dame by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Russian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman wants to win the love of Lisa but when he finally does he has become so addicted to gambling that his obsession leads to tragedy
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