Mee Yan

Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Soloists - Claude Debussy: Fantaisie; Rapsodies; Danses, Sarabande etc. (1995)

Claude Debussy: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Rapsodie for Alto Saxophone
Premiere Rapsodie, Danses, Sarabande, L'isle Joyeuse, La Plus que Lente, Clair de Lune
Anne Queffélec, piano; Christopher King, clarinet; Rachel Masters, harp
Gerard McChrystal, saxophone; Derek Bell, cimbalom solo
Ulster Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 7018 | Time: 01:13:28

Taken from the best Debussy cycle to appear in the CD era, these repackagings gather the items that one-disc-at-a-time buyers tend to miss. Playing combines flair, care, and great musical enjoyment. High points include the superb Anne Queffélec as solo pianist in the Fantaisie and some rare items: the Rapsodie for alto sax, the whimsical orchestration of La plus que lente featuring cimbalom, and piano pieces scored by other hands. The Ulster Hall acoustic is spacious but clear.

天上人間 Tin seung yan gaan [Love will tear us apart] 1999  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 8, 2017
天上人間 Tin seung yan gaan [Love will tear us apart] 1999

天上人間 Tin seung yan gaan [Love will tear us apart] 1999
DVDrip | MKV H264-1105 | AAC@160 | 720x388 | Audio: Cantonese | Subs: French (emb.) French, English (srt) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h50 | 1.0 Gb
Drama | Hong Kong 1999 | Director Nelson Yu LIK-WA

Ah Ying, a prostitute from China, has a hard time adjusting to life in Hong Kong – that is until she meets an eccentric group of recent Chinese immigrants who offer her support and much amusement.

Blue Skies / Yan yang tian (1967) [Re-Up]  Video

Posted by fekmax at Dec. 25, 2016
Blue Skies / Yan yang tian (1967) [Re-Up]

Blue Skies / Yan yang tian (1967)
Mandarin | DVDRip | MKV | 704x352 | AVC @ 984 kb/s | 704 MB
Audio: Vorbis @ 96.0 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:29:19 minutes | Subs: English, Chinese (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Musical

Hsiao Yun's rise to fame all results from a lucky break, as she's forced to substitute for another singer at the last second. The girl makes the most of her fortuitous opportunity, creating a huge splash in her debut as an entertainer, a fact which forever changes her life! However, this newfound meteoric rise to fame begins to take a toll on her personal life.
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fete; La tempete (1999)

Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fête; La tempête (1999)
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9650 | Time: 01:07:21

Ernest Chausson’s death in 1899 in a bicycle accident robbed French music of a major talent. Almost his entire orchestral output fits on this extremely fine CD. Yan Pascal Tortelier’s performance of the richly romantic Symphony is the best since Munch’s Boston Symphony recording. Like Munch, Tortelier knows how to keep the music moving along–he’s only an insignificant two minutes slower than Munch for the whole work–without overindulging the more luscious moments, which in Chausson’s opulent setting really do take care of themselves. Even better, rather than some overplayed encore piece by another composer, the symphony is coupled with two very attractive, rarely heard tone poems and two charming orchestral excerpts from the composer’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The orchestra plays with conviction, Chandos’ sonics are gorgeous, and if you don’t buy this disc, you’re missing out on some marvelous stuff.
Yates County Chronicles:: Stories from Penn Yan, Keuka Lake and the Heart of the Finger Lakes

Richard S. MacAlpine, "Yates County Chronicles:: Stories from Penn Yan, Keuka Lake and the Heart of the Finger Lakes"
English | ISBN: 1626193290 | 2014 | EPUB | 160 pages | 3,4 MB

喜宴 Xi yan [Garcon d'honneur/The Wedding Banquet] 1993  Video

Posted by galmuchet at June 8, 2016
喜宴 Xi yan [Garcon d'honneur/The Wedding Banquet] 1993

喜宴 Xi yan [Garcon d'honneur/The Wedding Banquet] 1993
DVDrip | MKV H264-1178 | mp3@160 | 720x424 | Audio: Mandarin (some English) | Subs: French (idx/sub) English, French (srt) | 1h44 | 1.0 Gb
Comedy, Drama | Taiwan, USA 1993 | Director Ang LEE

A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but the wedding becomes a major inconvenience when his parents fly in for the ceremony…

Hei yan quan / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at March 9, 2016
Hei yan quan / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

Hei yan quan / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2000 kbps avg | 1Hr 53Mins | 25 fps | 716x504 | 1.74 GB
Audio: Min Nan-Malay | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Ming-liang Tsai

Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a waitress. She sometimes provides care and attention. More violence seems a constant possibility. They find another man abandoned on the street, paralyzed. They carry him. While no one speaks to each other, sounds dominate: coughing, cooking, coupling, opening bags; music and news reports on a radio, the rattle and buzz of a restaurant. It's dark in the city at night. We see down hallways, through doors, down alleys. Who sleeps with whom?
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud: Orchestral Works (1992)

Francis Poulenc - Les biches, Suite; Jacques Ibert - Divertissement; Darius Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le Toit, La Creation du Monde (1992)
Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9023 | Time: 01:08:10

This programme of 1920s French music is in the hands of a conductor who gets right into the spirit of it, and plenty of spirit there is too. Apart from the Ibert, this is ballet music, and that work too originated as a theatre piece, having been incidental music for Eugene Labiche's farce The Italian Straw Hat. Poulenc's unfailingly fresh and bouncy suite from Les biches is very enjoyable although Chandos's warm and resonant recording takes some of the edge off the trumpet tone that is so central to the writing. The geniality of it all makes one forget that this is remarkable music in which (as Christopher Palmer's booklet essay points out) the twentieth-century French composer evokes eighteenth-century fetes galantes through the eyes of that greatest of nineteenth-century ballet composers, Tchaikovsky.
Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Lili Boulanger: Faust Et Helene, etc (1999)

Lili Boulanger - Faust Et Hélène; Psaume 24; Psaume 130; D'un soir triste; D'un matin de printemps (1999)
Lynne Dawson, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; Bonaventura Bottone, tenor; Neil MacKenzie, tenor; Jason Howard, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9745 | Time: 01:13:25

Lili Boulanger's setting of the 130th Psalm is a choral masterpiece. Tortelier and his forces deliver a vivid performance, recorded with tremendous presence. There is even more power in the old Markevich performance, done under Nadia Boulanger's supervision, but the superior Chandos recording makes a difference. Faust et Hélène is a somewhat immature student work (a strange qualification for music by a composer who died at 24), but it is also well performed. The remaining music represents Boulanger's visionary eloquence. This disc is highly recommended as an introduction to a great composer. After you hear it, try the Everest disc, despite the duplications. It contains Boulanger's deathbed Pie Jesu, a brief piece of such intense power that it will leave most listeners in tears.

Yan zhi kou / Rouge (1987)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 25, 2015
Yan zhi kou / Rouge (1987)

Yan zhi kou / Rouge (1987)
Cantonese | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1635 Kbps | 704x384 | 23.976 fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: AC-3, 384 Kbps | 6 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:36:27 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir to a chain of pharmacies. They agree to a suicide pact. Jump ahead 50 years to modern Hong Kong: Fleur's ghost appears in Yuen's newspaper office, wanting to place an ad to find Chan, who never arrived in the afterlife. Yuen, and his equally bewildered girl friend, An Chor, are captivated by Fleur and her story.