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Kenneth MacMillan - Mayerling (Irek Mukhamedov, Viviana Durante) (2008/1994)

Kenneth MacMillan - Mayerling (Irek Mukhamedov, Viviana Durante) (2008/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.84 Gb (DVD9) | 127 min
Classical | Opus Arte

The Royal Ballet presents a stellar cast in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, filmed in 1994, with John Lanchbery's sumptuous scoring of music by Franz Liszt. The dramatic soundscape is matched by MacMillan’s penetrating interpretation of the events surrounding the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress, Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889.

(Arte) Maurizio Pollini joue Brahms (2016)  Music

Posted by Morocco at March 6, 2016
(Arte) Maurizio Pollini joue Brahms (2016)

(Arte) Maurizio Pollini joue Brahms (2016)
Webrip | 49min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC [email protected] @ 2412 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 883 MB
Genre : Classical music

Avec ce concert, Maurizio Pollini ne s'était pas produit au Semperoper de Dresde depuis vingt-cinq ans. Son interprétation du Concerto pour piano n° 1 en ré mineur opus 15 a valu au légendaire pianiste italien les ovations du public, et l'enregistrement du concert a été récompensé par l'Académie allemande du disque.
(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 [email protected] @ 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.
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Jesus Lopez Cobos) (2009) [Blu-ray]

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana; Leoncavallo - Pagliacci (Jesús López Cobos) (2009) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25001 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 199 min | 43,2 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Stage Director Giancarlo del Monaco (the son of the famed dramatic tenor, Mario) flat-out rejects the notion that Cavalleria rusticana or Pagliacci should be performed with anything except each other. In an interview included on this Opus Arte Blu-ray release, del Monaco emphatically notes that these operas represent “the fundamental diptych of realist theater;” that they are “two sides of the same coin.” As with many other productions, del Monaco presents Pagliacci ’s Prologue before the Mascagni work, Tonio appearing in the midst of the audience to underscore that the verismo evening ahead is meant to connect to everyone’s real-world experience. A seamless integration of the two dramas is further highlighted when Turridu’s lifeless body is driven off the stage just as the first chords of Pagliacci are sounding.
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.

Il Giornale Dell’Arte - Dicembre 2016  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 1, 2016
Il Giornale Dell’Arte - Dicembre 2016

Il Giornale Dell’Arte - Dicembre 2016
Italian | 112 pages | True PDF | 23 MB

Opus Nr.71 - Oktober-November 2016  Magazines

Posted by Torries at Dec. 1, 2016
Opus Nr.71 - Oktober-November 2016

Opus Nr.71 - Oktober-November 2016
Swedish | 68 pages | True PDF | 31 MB

Spiro Zavos - L'arte del rugby  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Nov. 28, 2016
Spiro Zavos - L'arte del rugby

Spiro Zavos - L'arte del rugby
Italian | Einaudi | 2014 | ASIN: B00M0D1IWE | 130 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Un giornalista neozelandese e quattro scrittori italiani ci portano il rugby in casa. E ce lo fanno amare. Carlo Bonini spiega le leggi del rugby e insegna come capire lo svolgimento di una partita: dai rudimenti, allo stile di gioco. Alessandro Baricco, cronista a bordo campo, racconta tre partite e la geometria sbilenca di un gioco «fondato su un principio assurdo, e meravigliosamente perverso: la palla la puoi passare solo all'indietro». Vincenzo Cerami svela i colori di un rugby ruvido e aristocratico, «sport da muratori con tre lauree, da poeti incantati di fronte all'anello di Möbius». Marco Paolini si affaccia da «abusivo» in un allenamento. E Spiro Zavos ci guida infine alla scoperta dell'intero mondo della palla ovale: filosofia portatile, etica, aneddoti, istruzioni per l'uso, il mito e l'esperienza sul campo.
Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 4,19 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Korean

Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts.
The Post-Critical Kant: Understanding the Critical Philosophy through the Opus Postumum (Repost)

The Post-Critical Kant: Understanding the Critical Philosophy through the Opus Postumum by Bryan Hall
Publisher: Routledge | 2014 | ISBN: 113880214X | 230 pages | PDF | 1 MB

In this book, Bryan Wesley Hall breaks new ground in Kant scholarship, exploring the gap in Kant’s Critical philosophy in relation to his post-Critical work by turning to Kant’s final, unpublished work, the so-called Opus Postumum.