Elizabethan Poetry

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Bellini: Norma (2001/1978)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Bellini: Norma (2001/1978)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.73 Gb (DVD9) | 151 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Italiano, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Bellini’s Norma contains one of the most impressive and also most difficult soprano roles in the whole repertoire of opera. Few sopranos can do justice to it. The first of those who have must surely be Maria Callas, considered the outstanding interpreter of the title part. The role, along with Bellini"s opera, was interpreted in a revolutionary fashion by Joan Sutherland (born in Sydney 1926). She is the protagonist in the present recording made at the Sydney Opera House in August 1978. "La Stupenda", as Joan Sutherland was known in musical circles, ended her international career in 1990. The celebrated production by Sandro Sequi, with Fiorella Mariani"s lavish décor and costumes, concentrates entirely on the human destiny of a woman on the edge of her existence. He intelligently brings forth the priestess’ emotional world, hence showing the many facets of Norma"s character. The whole drama of events on the stage is reflected in the orchestra pit, and musical director Richard Bonynge demonstrates once again his competence for great musical theatre.
Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2002/1983)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.27 Gb (DVD9) | 142 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Joan Sutherland was at the height of her career when she took on the role of Leonora – arguably the most dramatic of all Verdi heroines – in 1983. Elijah Moshinsky’s production, in which he was ably supported by the Australian artist Sidney Nolans (set design), Luciana Arrighi (costumes) and Nick Chelton (lighting), was tailor-made for Sutherland, allowing Leonora to develop into a truly tragic heroine occupying the opera’s central ground. This performance at the Australian Opera, Sydney – and featuring a high quality cast under the baton of Richard Bonynge – was recorded by Australian Television on 2nd July 1983. Verdi’s powerful and passionate opera tells a tale of civil war and treachery.

The Well-Tun'd Word: Musical Interpretations of English Poetry, 1597-1651  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at March 1, 2015
The Well-Tun'd Word: Musical Interpretations of English Poetry, 1597-1651

The Well-Tun'd Word: Musical Interpretations of English Poetry, 1597-1651 by Elise Bickford Jorgens
English | June 1981 | ISBN: 0816610290 | 320 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

The Well-Tun'd Word was first published in 1982. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

A Thousand Yearnings: A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 16, 2017
A Thousand Yearnings: A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose

A Thousand Yearnings: A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose by Ralph Russell
2017 | ISBN: 9386702169, 9386582791 | English | 392 pages | EPUB/AZW | 0.6 MB/0.6 MB

Elizabethan Comedies: A Basic Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 15, 2017
Elizabethan Comedies: A Basic Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

Elizabethan Comedies: A Basic Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions) edited by Janet B. Kopito
English | December 13, 2017 | ISBN: 0486816060 | EPUB | 448 pages | 0.8 MB

Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Dec. 14, 2017
Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice (Repost)

Peter Mack, "Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice"
2005 | pages: 342 | ISBN: 0521020999 | PDF | 3,5 mb

Poetry [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Dec. 14, 2017
Poetry [Repost]

Poetry: The Basics by Jeffrey Wainwright
English | 15 Apr. 2004 | ISBN: 0415287634 | 238 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

How do I read a poem? Do I really understand poetry?
Tennyson and Geology: Poetry and Poetics (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

Tennyson and Geology: Poetry and Poetics (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Michelle Geric
English | 18 Jan. 2018 | ISBN: 3319661094 | 232 Pages | PDF | 1.97 MB

This book offers new interpretations of Tennyson’s major poems along-side contemporary geology, and specifically Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology (1830-3). Employing various approaches – from close readings of both the poetic and geological texts,

Poetry and Dementia: A Practical Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 13, 2017
Poetry and Dementia: A Practical Guide

Poetry and Dementia: A Practical Guide by John Killick
2017 | ISBN: 1785921762 | English | 144 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 5, 2017
In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca

In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca by RobertaAnn Quance
English | April 4th, 2010 | ISBN: 1906540446, 9781906540449 | 196 Pages | True PDF | 11.64 MB

In 1926, as a young man of 28 with a growing reputation as an oral poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) toyed with the idea of proving his worth in writing by bringing out a boxed set of three volumes of his verse. Because the Suites , Canciones , and the Poema del cante jondo eventually came out singly (in the case of the Suites , posthumously), readers have not always realised that they formed a single body of work – one which, Lorca himself was surprised to note, has 'una rarisima unidad', an odd unity of aims and accomplishment.