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The Tales of Hoffmann / Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1951)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at July 31, 2016
The Tales of Hoffmann / Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1951)

The Tales of Hoffmann / Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1951)
DVDrip | MKV H264-929 | AAC@160 | 720x524 | Audio: English | Sub: French (emb.) | DVD Cover | 2h07 | 1.0 Gb
Fantasy, Musical | UK 1951 | Director Michael POWELL, Emeric PRESSBURGER

This a film version of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance. 'Michael Powell' & Emeric Pressburger (and the rest of "The Archers") work their usual magic here. The opera dramatises the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks. Hoffmann's tales depict the struggle between human love and the artist's dedication to his work. Hoffmann loses each of the women he loves but gains instead poetic inspiration – the ability to transform painful experiences into art.
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Johannes Debus) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Johannes Debus) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 4089 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,42 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Bregenzs Tales of Hoffmann is different from everything you saw before. The New York Times praised the thoughtfulness and creativity of Stefan Herheims new production, devised by the director as a search for ones own self in a sparkling drag show. A shining-toned (NYT) Hoffmann is embodied by tenor Daniel Johansson in the title role. He is supported by a fantastic cast: Rachel Frenkel is positively ideal as Muse and Niklausse (Kurier), Kerstin Avemo as Olympia is endowed with brilliant, cheekily extemporized coloraturas (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Michael Volle sings the parts of Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle and Dappertutto, the works four villains, with warmth and intensity (NYT) and Mandy Fredrich is a finelyphrased Antonia (Kurier).

Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony (2016)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 16, 2016
Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony (2016)

Wolf Hoffmann - Headbangers Symphony (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nuclear Blast, 27361 36980 | ~ 351 or 136 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Instrumental Rock

Wolf Hoffmann is back with his second solo offering many years after his first solo record ‘Classical’. And much like the first, he tries to explore the idea of classical arrangements interpreted as metal…
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Georges Pretre) (2003/1980)

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Georges Prêtre) (2003/1980)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.52 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Japanese

By Jacques Offenbach. Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the story of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival. In this production by the distinguished film director, John Schlesinger, with spectacular designs by Maria Björnson and William Dudley, Offenbach's nightmare world is brought to life. The all-star cast is headed by Placido Domingo as Hoffmann: his three loves are Ileana Cotrubas, Agnes Baltsa and Luciana Serra and the manifestations of his rival are sung by Geraint Evans, Robert Lloyd, Siegmund Nimsgern and Nicola Ghiuselev. The score, which includes such favorites as the "Barcarolle" and the "Doll's Song", is conducted by Georges Prêtre.
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Jeffrey Tate, Francisco Araiza, Jessye Norman, Anne Sofie von Otter) [1992]

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Jeffrey Tate, Francisco Araiza, Jessye Norman, Anne Sofie von Otter) [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 717.48 MB
Classical | Label: DECCA | Catalog Number: 00289 478 2675

It would be hard to find an opera in any area of the repertory that presents so many textual problems as Les conies d'Holfmann, largely stemming from the fact that the composer died four months before the premiere early in 1881, leaving the score incomplete. The traditional text, bringing in extra material, much of it unauthentic, and leaving out a lot, was only established this century. Arthur Hammond with the Carl Rosa Company was a pioneer in attempting to sort out a more acceptable text, and his work formed the basis of the English National Opera production at the Coliseum and also the Richard Bonynge recording for Decca. Since then the discovery of no less than 1,250 autograph pages allowed Fritz Oeser to produce his monumental edition, as used extensively in the Cambreling recording for EMI (12/88 —nla)…

Offenbach - Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Patrick Davin) [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Aug. 29, 2015
Offenbach - Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Patrick Davin) [2009]

Offenbach - Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Patrick Davin) [2009] (Re-Up)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 6,0+6,15Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Bel Air | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol | 171 min (opera) + 26 min (bonus) | Filesonic, Wupload, Fileserve

Offenbach's masterpiece, based on three stories by the German author E.T.A. Hoffmann, is both a three-act opera and a trilogy of taut, individual dramas, all rolled into one.This Geneva production from 2002 features baritone Marc Laho in the tour-de-force triple villain roles, with three different standout sopranos as the tales' three heroines. French producer Olivier Py caused an uproar among Geneva operagoers with a staging of Tales of Hoffmann that features full-frontal male and female nudity and simulated on-stage lesbian and heterosexual sex.

Wolf Hoffmann - Classical (1997) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by hill0 at Feb. 22, 2015
Wolf Hoffmann - Classical (1997) [Japanese Ed.]

Wolf Hoffmann - Classical (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 113 MB | Scans | 48:46
Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal /Speed Metal | Country: Germany | Label: Victor | VICP 60133

Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, formerly of the underrated German heavy metal band Accept, focused his love of classical music into a fascinating instrumental solo album, Classical. Yngwie Malmsteen is probably the only other metal guitarist who has tackled classical music in a serious way. A marriage of metal and classical, Classical includes interpretations of famous compositions by Georges Bizet, Edvard Grieg, Peter Tchaikovsky, Bedrich Smetana, Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Edward Elgar. Hoffmann plays all the guitars and he's joined by a handful of guests like Damn Yankees and Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Michael Cartellone, Giant and country music session bass guitarist Mike Brignardello, keyboardist Al Kooper, and bass guitarist Peter Baltes, a former Accept bandmate. In the liner notes, Hoffmann explains that he gives his versions a twist on the originals. Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" is transformed into flowing hard rock. Bizet's "Habanera" (from "Carmen") effectively weaves classical guitar and meaty electric guitar lines.
Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 18.5 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch, French (English interviews), subs: Eng, Ger, Ita, Spa, Fre, Por, Rus, Swe | 3:14:29 | 26.9 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->TS

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

Holger Hoffmann – Lästerliches und Liederliches (1990)  Music

Posted by boogie-de at Feb. 19, 2014
Holger Hoffmann – Lästerliches und Liederliches (1990)

Holger Hoffmann – Lästerliches und Liederliches (1990)
XLD rip | Flac+Cue+Log = 268 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 77 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD | Verlag der Spielleute 9002 | Medieval Folk | Berlin · Germany

1958 geboren begann er, nach Abschluss seines Studiums 1985 als freier Musiker zu arbeiten. Er studierte Gesang in Berlin bei Elisabeth Umierski und Komposition bei Lieselotte Scharpf. Das Spiel der Sackpfeife erlernte er auf Lehrgängen im In- und Ausland. Später vervollständigte die Cister das Instrumentarium. … Seit Jahren ist er selbst ein gefragter Lehrer für diese Instrumente. Auftragsarbeiten und Engagements für ARD, SFB, WDR, Deutschlandradio, der Neuköllner Oper sowie für verschiedene Theaterproduktionen und eigene Konzertprogramme führten ihn durch die ganze Bundesrepublik und ins benachbarte Ausland. …

Holger Hoffmann – Laßt die Lästerzungen schmoren! (1993)  Music

Posted by boogie-de at Feb. 18, 2014
Holger Hoffmann – Laßt die Lästerzungen schmoren! (1993)

Holger Hoffmann – Laßt die Lästerzungen schmoren! (1993)
XLD rip | Flac+Cue+Log = 260 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 85 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD | Verlag der Spielleute 9305 | Medieval Folk | Berlin · Germany

1958 geboren begann er, nach Abschluss seines Studiums 1985 als freier Musiker zu arbeiten. Er studierte Gesang in Berlin bei Elisabeth Umierski und Komposition bei Lieselotte Scharpf. Das Spiel der Sackpfeife erlernte er auf Lehrgängen im In- und Ausland. Später vervollständigte die Cister das Instrumentarium. … Seit Jahren ist er selbst ein gefragter Lehrer für diese Instrumente. Auftragsarbeiten und Engagements für ARD, SFB, WDR, Deutschlandradio, der Neuköllner Oper sowie für verschiedene Theaterproduktionen und eigene Konzertprogramme führten ihn durch die ganze Bundesrepublik und ins benachbarte Ausland. …