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Bertrand de Billy, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Bertrand de Billy, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 40,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3904 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 9,58 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

In the dense forest planted on the stage of the Haus für Mozart by director Claus Guth is the home of the rugged macho Don Giovanni. Assisted by his unsavory accomplice Leporello, he lures the ladies with the heady scent of danger. Christopher Maltman embodies Don Giovanni as an almost reluctant seducer - a man fated to bring misery to women and, ultimately, to himself. He heads an outstanding cast for a production that, by its very originality, demonstrates the strength of Mozart's original conception.
Bertrand de Billy, Choir and Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Don Carlos (2010)

Bertrand de Billy, Choir and Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper - Verdi: Don Carlos (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 247 min | 7,34 + 7,72 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2004

Arthaus presents the world première of the unabridged version of Don Carlos at the Vienna State Opera, in a staging by the worldrenowned German director Peter Konwitschny. This staging in its unabridged version remains true to Giuseppe Verdi’s originally vision of his grand opera, when it was premiered in Paris in 1867. However, during the rehearsals it soon became clear that Don Carlos would not fi t within the convention of duration, and Verdi was forced, against his will, to make cuts. Over the next 20 years, he would repeatedly turn out new versions of the opera, none of which ultimately left him satisfied. Therefore it was not until October 2004 that his original work – without cuts and sung in the original French - received its world première, now available for home viewing on DVD. Led by French conductor Bertrand de Billy the singers were hailed by audience and critics. The international cast were all renowned soloists on the world’s opera stages and also long-term stalwarts of the Vienna Opera.
Robert Dornhelm, Bertrand de Billy, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Puccini: La Boheme (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Robert Dornhelm, Bertrand de Billy, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Puccini: La Bohème (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29996 kbps / 1080i / 25 fps | 109 min | 27,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3827 kbps / 24-bit | Audio2: German / Dolby Digital Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5 184 kbps / 25 fps | 109 min | 5,05 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Warner Home Video | Sub: German

Oscar-nominated director Robert Dornhelm lends the story a darker glow, with Bertrand de Billy's soft-centred but warm conducting and two superb star performances. Villazón as Rodolfo, less… sings with a focused intensity which at time recalls Caruso, and makes a scruffily credible hero… Netrebko's creamy-voiced Mimì is no naïve little seamstress; her scarlet satin and glamour-girl make-up suggests she's been around… but her anguish in Act III is no less heartfelt. Dornhelm's sombrely sumptuous images capture a credibly chilly, squalid, yet defiantly romantic milieu.

Bertrand de La Peine - Bande-son  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Jan. 12, 2016
Bertrand de La Peine - Bande-son

Bertrand de La Peine - Bande-son
2011 | ISBN: 2707321419 | French | 122 pages | EPUB | 0.1 MB
Bertrand de Billy, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Joyce DiDonato - Massenet: Cendrillon (2012)

Bertrand de Billy, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Joyce DiDonato - Massenet: Cendrillon (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 148 min | 6,35 + 4,23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

With Joyce DiDonato as Cinderella capturing all hearts – not just Prince Charming’s – Massenet’s enchanting, sophisticated retelling of the classic fairytale makes its debut at Covent Garden in a charming and witty production by Laurent Pelly.
The Cinderella story seen through the eyes of the belle époque, Massenet’s Cendrillon was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in 1899 and its gorgeous score embraces pathos, pastiche, broad humour, subtle eroticism and sheer magic.In Summer 2011, its debut at London's Royal Opera House was built around mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who first took on the title role at the Santa Fe festival in 2006.

Bertrand de la Peine - Bande-son  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at July 8, 2018
Bertrand de la Peine - Bande-son

Bertrand de la Peine - Bande-son
French | Minuit | 2013 | EPUB | Pages 122 | ASIN: B01A6ZPN6Y | 5.86 Mb

The Case Against the Modern World: A Crash Course in Traditionalist Thought  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Jan. 21, 2017
The Case Against the Modern World: A Crash Course in Traditionalist Thought

The Case Against the Modern World: A Crash Course in Traditionalist Thought by Daniel Schwindt
English | 2016 | ISBN: 153282534X | 306 pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Paula McLain - Amore e rovina  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at March 11, 2019
Paula McLain - Amore e rovina

Paula McLain - Amore e rovina
Italian | 2018 | 414 pages | ISBN: 8854516872 | EPUB | 0,8 MB

Dicembre 1936, Key West, Stati Uniti. Il bar è una bettola dai soffitti bassi, imbiancata a calce e stucco. Fuori c'è un caldo inaudito, e Martha Gellhorn sorseggia un daiquiri con un mucchio di scaglie di ghiaccio, mentre all'altro capo del bancone un tizio trasandato squadra lei e la sua compagnia. Indossa una maglietta lacera e pantaloncini corti che paiono ripescati da un barile di pesce, ha i capelli scuri che gli ricadono da un lato degli occhiali rotondi. In America e, forse, in buona parte del mondo, molti sarebbero in grado di riconoscerlo a un'attenta osservazione. A Martha, però, basta un solo sguardo per capire che quell'uomo è lo stesso ritratto nella foto che lei porta nella borsetta, l'autore di «Non capita mai niente ai coraggiosi», la citazione di "Addio alle armi" che campeggia sulla sua scrivania, lo scrittore osannato e celebrato dalla stampa di numerosi paesi: Ernest Hemingway..
Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008) [Re-Up]

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.
Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) - Aranjuez: Concertos and Dances for Harp (2010)
Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Alberto Ginastera
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bertrand de Billy

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Harp | Label: RCA Red Seal/Sony | # 88697644362 | 01:08:22

If Spanish and Latin American music is not only associated with the guitar - but also with the harp, this is due above all to the internationally acclaimed Basque harpist Nicanor Zabaleta (1907-1993). Aranjuez is Xavier de Maistre's homage to his great colleague, whom he was privileged to hear perform and to whom he owes the decisive impulse to embrace a career in music. Here the brilliant young harpist plays leading works by Spanish and Latin American composers that Zabaleta helped to promote in the form of harp transcriptions.