Alan Posener

Der Zorn: Eine Hommage  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at April 1, 2015
Der Zorn: Eine Hommage

Helmut Ortner, Michael de Montaigne, Jürgen Busche, Wolfram Eilenberger, Ute Frevert, Peter Glaser, Jens Jessen, Claus Leggewie, Jutta Limbach, Wolf Lotter, Bascha Mika, Bodo Morshäuser, Christian Nürnberger, Alan Posener, Jürgen Werner, Uwe Wittstock,"Der Zorn: Eine Hommage"
2012 | ISBN: 3866741766 | German | 174 pages | EPUB | 0.4 MB

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 17, 2017
Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]
Classical | Virgin 7243 5 45673 2 | TT: 61.01+65.25+50.36 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 760 Mb

Joyce Di Donato and Maite Beaumont are outstanding as the devoted couple tormented by Tiridate’s abuse of power. Their flexible and agile voices are ideally displayed in the opening scenes of Act 2 – Beaumont’s sublime ‘Quando mai’ followed by Di Donato’s powerful ‘Ombra cara’. Patrizia Ciofi is suited to the moods of the Tiridate’s long-suffering wife. Dominique Labelle is the most rounded and ideally equipped Handel soprano in the cast: the music effortlessly trips off her tongue in ‘Mirerò quel vago volto’… Alan Curtis directs with superb pace and judgement. He is a successful advocate for Handel’s first version of Radamisto, although in Act 3 he uses two pieces from the second version for dramatic reasons. I wonder how Polissena’s original climactic aria ‘Sposo ingrato’ might sound instead of the exclamatory ‘Barbiro, partirò’, but I cannot fault Curtis’s decision to opt for the more dynamic later aria. Il Complesso Barocco play neatly and sympathetically support the singers. The orchestra avoids forcing rhetorical effects too much but I wish it had mined the textural richness in Handel’s score a little deeper. However, this enjoyable performance lacks nothing essential in theatrical impact and musical drive. (David Vickers, Gramophone)
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009) (Repost)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 03:23:15 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 4777374

Alan Curtis, lauded by Opera as one of our finest conductors of Baroque opera, illumines Handel s masterpiece, Alcina, by casting, as heroine, the brilliant Joyce DiDonato. Since Alcina is historically dared by virtuosic sopranos like Sutherland and Battle, this innovative recording with a mezzo is a must-have not just for Alcina freaks but all who adore sensational vocalism. As Handel did in his time, Curtis arrays our era s finest Baroque singers such as Maite Beaumont and Karina Gauvin in supporting roles around his star. With this electrifying Alcina, first ever studio recording of the rarely heard Ezio and Rolando Villazón s new album, Handel Year 2009 is being exceptionally well feted by Deutsche Grammophon.

Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 14, 2017
Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley (Repost)

Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley
Italian | 2013 | 440 Pages | ISBN: 8838930163 | EPUB | 327.87 KB

Per Flavia de Luce, undicenne avventurosa, due fronti sono sempre aperti. L'uno: la resistenza attiva contro gli scherzi feroci delle sorelle maggiori, la colta Daphne e la frivola Ophelia, così diverse ma così solidali nel tormento alla sorellina. L'altro: l'investigazione degli strani casi del villaggio inglese di Bishop's Lacey, dove sorge tra i cottage aggraziati la sua antica magione. Flavia è infatti di famiglia nobile, eccentrica come si deve e naturalmente squattrinata. La cosa più preziosa che ha ereditato da un avo è la passione fruttuosa per la chimica, che fa il paio, per affinità di metodo, con la vocazione investigativa…
"From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore" by Alan Dundes (Repost)

"From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore" by Alan Dundes
Kent. Univ. Press | 1997 | ISBN: 0813160189 9780813160184 | 140 pages | PDF | 13 MB

In this volume, Alan Dundes, a renowned folklorist who has successfully devoted the better part of his career to applying psychoanalytic theory to the materials of folklore, offers five of his most recent and best essays on this topic.

Rudolf Vrba, Alan Bestic, "Je me suis évadé d'Auschwitz"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 10, 2017
Rudolf Vrba, Alan Bestic, "Je me suis évadé d'Auschwitz"

Rudolf Vrba, Alan Bestic, "Je me suis évadé d'Auschwitz"
Editions 84 | 2004 | ISBN: 2290324213 | French | EPUB | 409 pages | 0.6 MB

" Un million de Hongrois vont mourir, Auschwitz est prêt à les recevoir. Mais si vous les prévenez maintenant ils se révolteront. Ils n'iront pas dans les fours. Votre tour viendra aussi. Aujourd'hui c'est celui des Hongrois. Il faut les avertir le plus vite possible. " Voici le récit effrayant d'un homme qui a passé près de deux ans dans le camp d'extermination d'Auschwitz. Le 14 avril 1944, Rudolf Vrba et son ami Fred Wetzler parviennent à s'enfuir, et le 25 avril ils remettent leur " Rapport sur les camps de concentration d'Auschwitz, Birkenau et Maïdanek "…

Alan Bennett: Stories [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 5, 2017
Alan Bennett: Stories [Audiobook]

Alan Bennett: Stories [Audiobook] by Alan Bennett
English | September 1, 2016 | ASIN: B01K7TM3LC, ISBN: 1785293931 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 3 mins | 304 MB
Narrator: Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett: Plays: BBC Radio Dramatisations [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 5, 2017
Alan Bennett: Plays: BBC Radio Dramatisations [Audiobook]

Alan Bennett: Plays: BBC Radio Dramatisations [Audiobook] by Alan Bennett
English | July 7, 2016 | ASIN: B01G5Y67JC, ISBN: 178529346X | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 43 mins | 349 MB
Narrators: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge et al.

Handel - Rodelinda (Alan Curtis) [2005]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 2, 2017
Handel - Rodelinda (Alan Curtis) [2005]

Handel - Rodelinda (Alan Curtis) [2005]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 00289 477 5391 | TT: 66.10+59.01+67.15 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 902 Mb

Alan Curtis has done more than most to prove that many of Handel's 42 operas are first-rate music dramas – his Admeto, from 1979 (see page 465), was one of the first complete recordings of a Handel opera to feature period instruments and all voices at correct pitch without transpositions – but it is surprising to note that this is his first recording of an undisputed popular masterpiece. Rodelinda, first performed in February 1725, is a stunning work dominated by a title-heroine who remains devoted to her supposedly dead husband Bertarido and scorns the advances of his usurper Grimoaldo. The potency of Handel's score was enhanced by the complexity of the villain, whose lust-driven cruelty gradually crumbles into a desire to abdicate in order to find spiritual peace. The scene in which the penitent tyrant's life is saved from assassination by the fugitive Bertarido is among Handel's greatest dramatic moments. (Gramophone Classical Music Guide)

Handel - Arminio (Alan Curtis) [2016/2001]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 31, 2017
Handel - Arminio (Alan Curtis) [2016/2001]

Handel - Arminio (Alan Curtis) [2016/2001]
Classical | Erato 825646854905 | TT: 75.23+71.03 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 665 Mb

One of Handel’s rarer operas, Arminio, set at the time of the Roman Empire, was first performed in 1737. “On the evidence of this very fine recording,” said Gramophone when this performance first appeared, “it can stand among the best of the Handel operas, full of beautiful and imaginative things.” Conducting a cast led by the virtuosic Vivica Genaux in the title role – composed for the castrato Domenico Annibali – is the renowned Handel specialist Alan Curtis.