William Shakespeare

VA - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996) [Re-Up]

VA - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: Music From The Motion Picture (1996)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Capitol | # 7243 8 37715 0 9 | 00:51:23

Baz Luhrmann's garish, flamboyant adaptation of Romeo + Juliet was hyper-kinetic and colorful, boasting a heavy inspiration from the visual style of MTV, so it's only appropriate that the soundtrack was tailored for the alternative nation that MTV fostered. Combining modern rock acts like Garbage, Radiohead, the Cardigans, and the Butthole Surfers with contemporary soul like Des'ree and adult alternative like Gavin Friday, the album is slick, polished, catchy – and surprisingly strong. Though the soul and pop is good, the alternative rock acts on the soundtrack fare the best, with Garbage and Radiohead both contributing excellent B-sides ("Number One Crush" and "Talk Show Host," respectively), with the Cardigans' sleek, sexy lounge-disco number "Lovefool" stealing the show.

Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Sept. 21, 2016
Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 01:06:39 | 303 MB
Genre: Warner Classics | Label: Warner Classics

“Shakespeare has been a part of my life as a performer from the very start” says Ian Bostridge, “Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream and Ades's The Tempest have been milestones for me as a singer. It has been a great joy to rediscover the music in Shakespeare's incomparable texts and the music that has been written over the past four centuries toclothe them, from the simplest songs of his own contemporaries, through the melodic delights of the likes of Haydn, Britten and Finzi to the matchless complexity of the late Stravinsky. Working again with Tony Pappano has been a joy; and making my first recording with a long term musical partner, lutenist Liz Kenny, a particular pleasure.”
Rufus Wainwright - Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016)

Rufus Wainwright - Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016)
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 16 | 00:54:24 | 136 Mb
Genre: Classical Crossover, Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

It’s hard to imagine how someone whose last album was an opera could out-do themselves, but Rufus Wainwright has achieved just that with Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, to be released via Deutsche Gramophon on April 22, 400 years after William Shakespeare’s death.
William Walton : Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.C.Palmer) - Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

William Walton : Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario - As You Like It (arr.by Christopher Palmer) -
John Gielgud, narrator - Catherine Bott, soprano - The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 52 min. | 222 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Vocal Music | Language: English | Chandos CHAN 8842| 1990

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor. His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky and Prokofiev as well as jazz music, and is characterized by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores, like Henry V (1944). His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic works and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast that he gained international recognition.
William Walton : Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.C.Palmer) - Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

William Walton : Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.by Christopher Palmer) - Christopher Plummer, narrator -
The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 67 min. | 292 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Choral Music | Language: English | Chandos CHAN 8892| 1990

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor. His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky and Prokofiev as well as jazz music, and is characterized by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores, like Henry V (1944). His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic works and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast that he gained international recognition.
Michel Plasson - Michel Plasson et la Musique Française (2010) (37 CD Box Set)

Michel Plasson - Michel Plasson et la Musique Française (2010) (37 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 37 CDs, 06:47:05 min | Covers included | 10,1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

For 30 years Michel Plasson has recorded French music exclusively for EMI Classics. This exclusive box is truly unique as it covers all the masterpieces of French repertoire: concertos by Ravel, Fauré's Requiem, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Bizet's only symphony, L'Arlesienne; Lalo's Symphony; etc . . .
Various Artists - Keep On Rockin' - Australian Pop Of The 70's Vol. 5 [2CD] (2014)

Various Artists - Keep On Rockin' - Australian Pop Of The 70's Vol. 5 [2CD] (2014)
Pop, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE + LOG + Artwork-600dpi (JPEG) | 76:32 + 79:00 Min | 1,13 Gb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. (AU) | Released: 2014, July, 29

Australian-only two CD set. Carefully selected by compilation producer . Volume 5 brings together more all-time Aussie Classics and rare titles representing the '70s. Features original hit versions. Mastered from the best possible sources with many titles remastered from the original studio tapes for this release. Contains over 40 chart hits. Including , (with their other hit), , , and CD debuts for , , , through to progressive rock classics from and . Also featured is Number 96's with her smash 1973 hit and 's hit cover of a song.
Noseda, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Smetana: Orchestral Works Vol 1 (2007)

Noseda, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Smetana: Orchestral Works Vol 1 (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 310 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 180 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10413

This is a superb disc. There have been distinguished collections of Smetana’s symphonic poems (notably a vintage Kubelík disc) but none quite to compare with this in excitement, richness of detail and, in the case of Wallenstein’s Camp, sonic spectacle – how well Smetana writes for the brass! Indeed this, Richard III and especially Hakon Jarl emerge afresh as symphonic poems every bit the equal of those of Liszt. The early Jubel Overture (1848) with its thundering, frantic opening timpani and energetic folksy flavour is a real find. So, too, is the beautiful watery tableau The Fisherman, which has a Wagnerian evocation gently reminding one of the moonlight sequence in Vltava.

Berlioz: Of Madness and Love (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 7, 2015
Berlioz: Of Madness and Love (2015)

Berlioz: Of Madness and Love (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 241 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 134 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Solo Musica | Catalog Number: 8

"My life is a novel which interests me very much", Hector Berlioz allegedly once said to a friend. For this reason, in 1848 – at the age of 45 – he began writing his memoires. When the work was published posthumously in 1870 the public was astonished by the candour and literary prowess with which Berlioz described the course of his life.

Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Ete (Michel Swierczewski)  Music

Posted by Sowulo at June 30, 2014
Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Ete (Michel Swierczewski)

Thomas - Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (Michel Swierczewski) [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 6.76 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Kultur | Sub: English | 197 min | +3% Recovery

Thomas's Le songe d'une nuit d'ete is not, as one might expect, a setting of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. What it is, however, is a fantasie lyrique in which the characters of Shakespeare, Elizabeth I and Sir John Falstaff all play a part. Apart from the delightful overture and the exquisite tenor aria, "Ou suis-je," the music is perhaps not as memorable as that found in Thomas's other operas such as Hamlet or Mignon, but it is not without its gossamer charm. The production (taped on May 7, 1994) was mounted to celebrate the opening of Le tunnel sous la Manche (the Channel tunnel that now links England and France). In fact, the opera ends with Shakespeare and Elizabeth I walking slowly towards the entrance of the Chunnel–presumably on their way to France. Next to the modest set designs, the costumes (provided by the Royal Shakespeare Company) look more than opulent…