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Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003) (Repost)

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:43:33 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCA SA 19503

A long time ago, back in the 1970s, period instrument performances mostly sounded sweet and low down. Part of the reason for this was the catgut strings and the lower tuning, and part of the reason was that players seemed to prefer a mellower and rounder tone. But time passed and period instrument performances became more and more strident until they became nearly painful to listen to by the late '80s. Violinist Rachel Podger has recaptured the mellow sounds of yesterday by producing a warm and almost human sound with her 1739 Persarinius instrument.

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 14, 2016
Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Orchestral, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Scans 43.2 Mb | 5.91 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Channel Classics Records | Release Year: 2003

This is a welcome addition to my collection. These little gems sparkle and make me want to look at other Vivaldi pieces. It's time to go beyond the Four Seasons. These pieces show compositional variety, the playing is nuanced and exciting, and the SACD recording is superb.
(Arte) 150e anniversaire de Jean Sibelius : Symphonie n°1 en mi mineur opus 39 (2015)

(Arte) 150e anniversaire de Jean Sibelius : Symphonie n°1 en mi mineur opus 39 (2015)
Webrip | 42min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2412 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 763 MB
Genre : Musique classique

Parmi les nombreuses manifestations organisées dans le monde entier pour fêter le 150e anniversaire du compositeur finlandais Jean Sibelius, né le 8 décembre 1865, l'une des plus mémorables restera sans doute la représentation, sur trois jours, de l’ensemble de ses sept symphonies au Barbican Hall de Londres. C’est l’Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin, dirigé par sir Simon Rattle, qui s’est lancé dans ce défi ambitieux. ARTE retransmet ici la Symphonie n° 1 en mi mineur opus 39.
Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003) [24-96] RE-UP

Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori - Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza - 12 Violin Concertos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 103:53 minutes | 1,75 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Covers & Digital booklet

These performances of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza - a collection of 12 violin concertos - are truly extravagant. They're not designed to be listened to in one sitting and shouldn't be: it's not the sameness of the orchestration which might get in the way, it's the intensity with which Vivaldi composed them and the manner in which the remarkable Rachel Podger plays them. Fans of Andrew Manze will love Podger for similar reasons.
Vivaldi - La Stravaganza Opus 4 (Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori) (2003)

Vivaldi - La Stravaganza Opus 4 (Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori) (2003)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 299.51 MB, 512.06 MB
Label: Channel Classics | Catalog N.: CCA SA 19503 | TT: 54:21, 48:38

In the disc's liner notes we're urged to judge Vivaldi's place "in the pantheon of great baroque composers" on the "stand-alone quality of his music" and not on errant or offhand claims of this or that musicologist. Well, owing to violinist Rachel Podger's stunning, fiercely energetic, ardently expressive, and technically assured performances and the ravishing orchestral support from the Polish period-instrument ensemble Arte Dei Suonatori, our task as listeners certainly is an easy and prodigiously enjoyable one. And that's not all the good news: this is truly one of those sonic "events" where the performers have an almost palpable presence, their sound is absolutely faithful and natural, and the balances are right on. Go ahead and turn this one up–you'll be immediately bathed in glorious, vibrant string sound, and be pleasantly surprised by the potential of Vivaldi's music to actually hold your undivided attention for an hour–maybe more.
Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler) (2017)

Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler)
Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 94:49 min | 516 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Hans-Eberhard Dentler, a graduate medical physician but also an outstanding cellist and pupil of the renowned Pierre Fournier and founder of a Bach Society in Italy, has occupied himself with this opus over the course of many years. Because he finally wanted to realize Bach's score in a manner true to its spirit and sound, he found a concept for his ensemble „L’Arte della Fuga“ that unifies its more profound scholarly background with practical musical and artistic aspects.

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 11, 2017
Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Antonio Pappano) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 254 min | 33,0 Gb+31,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Les Troyens is a tour de force that ranges from fiery military marches to intense choruses, passionate soliloquies and the lyrical love duets of Dido and Aeneas. For Hector Berlioz, librettist and composer, the opera became the work of decades and the passion of a lifetime, the culmination of his literary love affair with Virgil's Aeneid and with two tragic heroines, Cassandra and Dido. David McVicar's staging is on an enormous scale, assembling one of the largest casts ever seen at Covent Garden. The sweeping theme of the rise and fall of empires runs throughout Les Troyens, along with moving meditations on love and honour.

(Arte) Yves Montand, l'ombre au tableau (2017)  Video

Posted by Morocco at Jan. 15, 2017
(Arte) Yves Montand, l'ombre au tableau (2017)

(Arte) Yves Montand, l'ombre au tableau (2017)
Webrip | French | 59min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2255 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1 GB
Genre : Documentaire

Le timbre profond des "Feuilles mortes", l'air d'enfant vieilli de César et Rosalie, le cabotin sublime du Milliardaire… : dans la chanson comme au cinéma, Yves Montand a été immensément populaire, dépassant son statut de saltimbanque pour devenir, au côté de sa femme Simone Signoret, l'icône de toute une génération. Pourtant, rien n'aura été facile pour l'acteur, né Ivo Livi, disparu il y a un peu moins de 25 ans, le 9 novembre 1991, à l'âge de 70 ans. Celui qui a débuté au cabaret, repéré puis épaulé par Édith Piaf, aura passé sa vie à frôler le scandale amoureux tout en fonçant tête baissée dans tous les combats de son temps, quitte à se fourvoyer, du communisme encore stalinien au libéralisme bon teint.

(Arte) David Bowie - Les cinq dernières années (2017)  Video

Posted by Morocco at Jan. 15, 2017
(Arte) David Bowie - Les cinq dernières années (2017)

(Arte) David Bowie - Les cinq dernières années (2017)
Webrip | French | 1h29min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2248 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,49 GB
Genre : Documentaire

Un an après sa disparition, cet émouvant documentaire revient sur les dernières années de la vie de David Bowie, particulièrement riches. Le réalisateur Francis Whately rassemble des archives rares ou inédites, des interviews audio encore jamais diffusées, et donne la parole à celles et ceux qui ont côtoyé le chanteur dans ces années ultimes.

Arte e Alchimia (Art dossier Giunti) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at March 9, 2016
Arte e Alchimia (Art dossier Giunti) [Repost]

Arte e Alchimia (Art dossier Giunti)
Giunti | 1997 | ISBN: 8809762640 | Italian | 65 pages | PDF | 83.5 MB