Mee Yan

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 | [email protected] | 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…
Chun-Chieh Yen & Jie-Min Yan - Qigang Chen: Enchantements oubliés (2016)

Chun-Chieh Yen & Jie-Min Yan - Qigang Chen: Enchantements oubliés (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 01:09:34 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

Qigang Chen is one of the most prominent Chinese composers working today, whose music has been commissioned and performed by leading orchestras and musicians around the world. Er Huang, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, is based on a number of melodies from Peking operas, nostalgically recollected, while the unusual structure of Enchantements oublies explores a journey into the essence of beauty. Un temps disparu features the erhu, a two-stringed Chinese fiddle, and makes use of an ancient Chinese melody called Three Variations on the Plum Blossom.

Guosen Yan: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by happy4all at March 21, 2016
Guosen Yan: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts

Guosen Yan: A Festschrift from Theoretical Chemistry Accounts By Hua Guo, Daiqian Xie, Weitao Yang
2015 | 209 Pages | ISBN: 3662478447 | PDF | 13 MB

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.

Mo Yan - Il paese dell'alcol  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Feb. 10, 2016
Mo Yan - Il paese dell'alcol

Yan Mo - Il paese dell'alcol
Italian | Einaudi | 2016 | ISBN: 8806155156 | 363 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

L'ispettore Ding Gou'er è sulle tracce di un orrendo traffico che consente ad alcuni selezionati ristoranti di offrire ai propri clienti un cibo prelibatissimo: la carne di neonato. Inviato a Jiuguo per verificare la fondatezza delle anonime accuse ricevute in Procura, Ding è costretto a continue libagioni nei banchetti ufficiali a cui è invitato dalle autorità locali, e, obnubilato dai fumi dell'alcol, non riesce mai a capire se quanto gli viene imbandito è veramente carne umana o una presentazione ad effetto frutto della manipolazione di altri ingredienti: le braccine che gli vengono offerte come leccornia si rivelano gambi di fiori di loto abilmente modellati dal coltello del cuoco…

Mo Yan - Le canzoni dell'aglio (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Jan. 21, 2016
Mo Yan - Le canzoni dell'aglio (repost)

Mo Yan - Le canzoni dell'aglio
Italian | Einaudi | 2014 | Pages 361 | ISBN: 8806218549 | EPUB | 3 MB

Ambientato nel 1987 nel periodo della demaoizzazione, il romanzo descrive il momento in cui la politica delle riforme di Deng Xiaoping subisce una battuta d'arresto: la disciplina del Partito si è allentata, la corruzione dilaga, il sogno di una vita migliore che sembrava dietro l'angolo si rivela un incubo. La glasnost politica, iniziata dal segretario del Partito Hu Yaobang, contro la corruzione e per la democrazia, si concluderà tragicamente con la repressione del 4 giugno 1989. Anche la rivolta descritta nel romanzo sarà brutalmente repressa, e alla fine resterà soltanto la lingua protocollare della ritualistica di Partito a decretare la verità dei fatti avvenuti.