Decca, the opera company, presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful Opera tracks on 6 CDs. Enjoy classic arias and overtures, performed by the greatest opera stars of all time. Artists include Pavarotti, Bartoli, Fischer-Dieskau, Tebaldi, Calleja, Sutherland, Bergonzi, Ghiaurov, Freni, Nilsson, del Monaco, Domingo, Horne, Te Kanawa, Solti, von Karajan, Terfel, Price, Caballe, Kaufmann, Gheorghiu and more.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. His work has sometimes been criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and for being essentially melodrama during his early years. He was an atheist. Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.
Released in 1981 on a small Hungarian label, this 1978 session recorded in Hollywood is the guitarist's final record. "Out of the Night" interestingly pairs him with pianist Chick Corea. But the remainder of the record is a standard late-'70s fusion date without Corea, highlighted by the Return to Forever intrigue of "A Thousand Times."
1960's Brit Pop hits the Mods and Rockers with a splash of Surf. The Retroliners are a surf-style instrumental combo whose eclectic blend of vintage guitars, classic hammond B-3, and modern sonics produces a unique interpretation of dark, angular spy music spiked with pop, punk, twist and twang.
Samedi 26 juillet 2003. Alors que Marie Trintignant séjourne en Lituanie pour le tournage du téléfilm Colette, une femme libre, une dispute éclate avec l'homme qui partage sa vie depuis 18 mois, le chanteur Bertrand Cantat. Le ton monte, les coups pleuvent. À la quatrième gifle, Marie s'effondre. Le 1er août, transportée à Paris, elle meurt. Le leader du groupe Noir Désir est incarcéré, en Lituanie puis en France. Il est libéré pour bonne conduite en 2007…