Jean Christophe Cholet Whispers

Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel - Whispers (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88,2]

Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel - Whispers (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 52:01 minutes | 931 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

At the intersection of classical music and jazz, the French composer and pianist Jean-Christophe Cholet is a master in making small intense parts, without artifice. Whispers on it revives Matthieu Michel, his partner of 20 years, to put together the foundations of a hushed but profound dialogue as a long continuous breath.
Vivaldi - La verita in cimento (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2003]

Vivaldi - La verità in cimento (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2003]
Classical | Opus 111 OP30365 | TT: 155.37 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 752 Mb

Opus 111's Vivaldi: 'La verità in cimento' is the first complete recording of Antonio Vivaldi's 1720 opera, made in conjunction with a revival of this work at the Bologna Festival, albeit with a different group of singers. This recording has an excellent frontline cast, including veteran singers such as Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Gemma Bertagnolli, Guillemette Laurens, Nathalie Stutzmann, and Sara Mingardo and Philippe Jaroussky. The band is Ensemble Matheus under the direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi, and the instrumental complement is especially aggressive in executing extreme dynamics in Vivaldi. Some may find it a bit much; Spinosi's group almost makes Fabio Biondi sound romantic in approach, though conversely in Europe its work has been very well received overall. This is an extraordinary opera by anyone's standards, an outstanding selection being the ethereal trio, "Aure placide, e serene," featuring the combined talents of Bertagnolli, Mingardo and Jaroussky. Those looking for the aria "La pena amara" – stated in a popular published edition of Vivaldi's arias as belonging to La verità in cimento, but perhaps not so – will be disappointed. However, another aria from this work, "Amato ben tu sei la mia speranza," has developed a life of its own and is performed splendidly well here by Gemma Bertagnolli. Vivaldi's story is a comedy of errors set in the court of a Turkish sultan and is rife with numerous deceptions, foils, and intrigues.

Vivaldi - La fida ninfa (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2008]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 2, 2017
Vivaldi - La fida ninfa (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2008]

Vivaldi - La fida ninfa (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2008]
Classical | Naïve OP30410 | TT: 189.41 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 947 Mb

La Fida Ninfa premiered during the Verona carnival of 1732 at the Teatro Filarmonico. The work was composed to help celebrate the opening of the theatre, which had been postponed for two years, since at that time, the city had been surrounded by foreign military troops. The production was spectacular, and included elaborate ballets by Andrea Cattani, a famous ballet master from Poland, as well as sumptuous sets by Francesco Bibiena. “Vivaldi's score is a ravishing one, offering a rewarding sequence of beguiling arias, duets, a trio and a quartet. Sandrine Piau (Licori) and Verónica Cangemi (Morasto) take on the considerable vocal challenges of demanding roles with their usual tonal warmth and bravura, while Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Elpina) provides the necessary emotional contrasts. Topi Lehtipuu is a touchingly melancholic Narete, and Philippe Jaroussky an eloquently, sometimes passionately love-sick Osmino. Altogether a splendid achievement by Jean-Christophe Spinosi and his musicians.” (BBC Music Magazine)

Vivaldi - Orlando furioso (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2004]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 1, 2017
Vivaldi - Orlando furioso (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2004]

Vivaldi - Orlando furioso (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) [2004]
Classical | Naïve OP30393 | TT: 182:34 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 845 Mb

Diving into Vivaldi's Orlando furioso with Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Matheus Ensemble, and a shockingly good cast is enough to make even the most jaded listener smile. It is fresh, unrelentingly impressive, and entertaining to a fault. The opera is over-plotted: the first paragraph of the synopsis is enough to confuse anyone not taking notes. And listening to the entire thing would amount to more flowery, athletic vocalism than most can stand in one sitting. But those with the remotest interest in Vivaldi opera, or opera at all, will be hard pressed not to marvel at the quality of what's recorded here. Spinosi is a brilliant Vivaldian who pulls sweet-toned lyricism and down-and-dirty sawing from his Matheus Ensemble, making the most of the composer's rich orchestration. And the cast pulls one rabbit after another out of its collective hat, tackling Vivaldi's consummately difficult arias with élan.

Jean-Christophe Rufin, "Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Nov. 3, 2016
Jean-Christophe Rufin, "Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi"

Jean-Christophe Rufin, "Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi"
Audiolib | 2013 | ISBN: 2356416358 | French | MP3 192 Kbps | Lenght: 06:00:06 | 492.9 MB

Jean-Christophe Rufin a suivi à pied, sur plus de huit cents kilomètres, le « Chemin du Nord » jusqu'à Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Beaucoup moins fréquenté que la voie habituelle des pèlerins, cet itinéraire longe les côtes basque et cantabrique puis traverse les montagnes sauvages des Asturies et de Galice. …

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "La Forêt des Mânes"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 31, 2016
Jean-Christophe Grangé, "La Forêt des Mânes"

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "La Forêt des Mânes"
Audiolib | 2009 | ISBN: 2356412042 | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 17:04:56 | 1.1 GB

Des meurtres abominables, mêlant dans un symbolisme confus anthropophagie et inscriptions rupestres. Des traces sanglantes dont on ne sait si elles appartiennent à un homme ou un animal…. Jeanne Korowa, la jeune juge qui s’empare de l’enquête, devra aller très loin, dans le temps et l’espace, pour élucider un mystère dont on gardera longtemps en soi l’angoissant souvenir. Peut-être parce qu’il nomme une sauvagerie plus enfouie en chacun que définitivement écartée…

Jean-Christophe Grangé - Il rituale del male. Episodio 12  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Oct. 20, 2016
Jean-Christophe Grangé - Il rituale del male. Episodio 12

Jean-Christophe Grangé - Il rituale del male. Episodio 12
Italian | Garzanti | 2016 | ASIN: B01I5ITZ72 |81 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Dopo avere sparato al figlio per salvargli la vita ed eliminato tutti e tre gli assassini, Morvan ha finalmente chiuso i conti con il passato. Anche questo caso è stato dunque risolto grazie all’intervento del vecchio poliziotto. Ma per Erwan qualcosa non torna. Alcuni dettagli negli atti del processo dell’Uomo Chiodo lo convincono a partire per il Belgio…

Il rituale del male - Episodio 10 - Jean-Christophe Grangé  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Oct. 9, 2016
Il rituale del male - Episodio 10 - Jean-Christophe Grangé

Il rituale del male - Episodio 10 - Jean-Christophe Grangé
Italian | Garzanti | 2016 | ASIN: B01I5IU06M | 66 pages | EPUB | 0.3 MB

L’autopsia della terza vittima del nuovo Uomo Chiodo sembra indicare chiaramente che Gaëlle è in grave pericolo. Mentre la lista dei sospettati si allunga, nuovi elementi potrebbero determinare una svolta nelle indagini: sul cadavere di Anne Simoni è stato ritrovato un campione di sangue che con ogni probabilità appartiene al killer…

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Miserere" (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 7, 2016
Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Miserere" (repost)

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Miserere"
Audiolib | 2008 | ISBN: 2356410376 | French | MP3 192 Kbps | Lenght: 17:25:09 | 0.99 Gb

Paris, décembre 2006. Un chef de chorale est retrouvé assassiné dans une église arménienne de Paris. …

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Lontano" (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 7, 2016
Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Lontano" (repost)

Jean-Christophe Grangé, "Lontano"
Audiolib | 2015 | ISBN: 2367620318 | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 23:46:29 | 982.3 Mb

Éminence grise du pouvoir, Grégoire Morvan a connu ses heures de gloire en Afrique dans les années 80, en arrêtant au Zaïre « l’Homme clou », tueur en série au rituel atroce, inspiré des plus violents fétiches africains. …