Fleming Massenet Thais

Massenet - Thais (Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson) (2010)

Massenet - Thaïs (Jesús López-Cobos, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson) (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.78 Gb (DVD9) | 148 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Set in Egypt, Massenet's drama 'Thais' (1894) traces the ill-fated attempt of the monk, Athanaël, to rescue the soul of the celebrated Alexandrian courtesan, Thaïs. Though she is presently living with his wealthy friend Nicias, Athanaël persuades her to renounce her way of life and riches, but as she dies in the desert in a state of grace, he realises he has succumbed to her worldly charms and begs God for mercy. Renée Fleming triumphs as the glamorous courtesan Thaïs in Massenet’s romantic tragedy set in fourth century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. The timeless struggle between earthly desire and spiritual redemption finally destroys the resolve of the monk Athanaël (Thomas Hampson), just as the newly penitent Thaïs ascends heavenward. Jesús López-Cobos gives a masterly performance of Massenet’s sensuous score, with concert master David Chan contributing a ravishing ‘Méditation’.
Massenet - Thais (Marcello Viotti, Eva Mei, Michele Pertusi) (2004)

Massenet - Thaïs (Marcello Viotti, Eva Mei, Michele Pertusi) (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Francais, English, Italian, Deutsch, Espanol

The title role, in this excellent production, is sung by an Eva Mei in great vocal form, who gives an interpretation of extraordinary depth. Beside her, the famous bass-baritone Michele Pertusi, as Athanaël, shows once again his unquestionable style. On the podium is Marcello Viotti, music director of the Venetian theatre. The story of the conversion of the beautiful courtesan, and the clash between spirituality and sensuality have been portrayed brilliantly by Pier Luigi Pizzi, one of today’s most talented opera directors. The visual quality of this production is indeed one of its strong points, and the DVD recording will not fail to fascinate the viewer.
Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music (2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 79:39 min | 1.23 GB | Front Cover
Label: AEVEA Classics | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2016

Amongst the operas, the orchestral works and the songs, for which he is very well known, Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (1842-1912) also wrote a piano concerto and various piano pieces. These include a cycle of Improvisations, Ten pieces "de genre" (Op. 10), 2 Valses, 2 Impressions, and some other separated pieces. It can be identified with relative ease the Melodie, alas 'Elégie', the famous song. The CD also include the recording of two transcriptions derived from famous Massenet's melodies: the Meditation from 'Thais', and the 'Aragonaise' from 'Le Cid'. The character of Massenet's music here is mostly cantabile with some virtuoso and fast pieces which give a great variety to the series.
Inva Mula - Il Bel Sogno - Opera Arias (Ivo Lipanovic, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra) [2009]

Inva Mula - Il Bel Sogno - Opera Arias (Ivo Lipanovic, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 363 MB
Classical | Erato / 50999 6 94538 09

Mula is blessed with superb poise and wonderful assurance together with a tremendous ability to emotionally affect the listener.
Lyric-coloratura soprano Inva Mula has released an alluring recital of French and Italian arias for the Virgin Classics label. ‘Courtesan’ might be a more appropriate title for the disc as by my reckoning four of the heroine roles operate in that profession.
– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International

Meditation - The Beautiful Music Of Massenet (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 15, 2012
Meditation - The Beautiful Music Of Massenet (2012)

Meditation - The Beautiful Music Of Massenet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 348 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001693302

Jules Massenet, who died 100 years ago in 1912, was a French composer best known for his operas, and was widely considered in his day to be one of the greatest melodists of his time, alongside Puccini.

Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 20, 2017
Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time (repost)

Clark Blaise, "Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time"
2002 | ISBN-10: 0375727523, 0756760569 | 272 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
Renée Fleming, Sakari Oramo - Distant Light (Barber - Hillborg - Björk) (2017) [TR24][OF]

Renée Fleming, Sakari Oramo - Distant Light (Barber - Hillborg - Björk)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 53:42 min | 946 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

‘Distant Light’ is Renée Fleming’s first foray into the hypnotic world of Scandinavian music. For her first new studio album in three years she has chosen to inspire and provoke with a daring mix of music.
In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming (Repost)

John D. Bengtson, "In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 9027232520 | PDF | pages: 500 | 15.7 mb

Renée Fleming - Distant Light (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Renée Fleming - Distant Light (2017)

Renée Fleming - Distant Light
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 53:42 min | 124 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

‘Distant Light’ is Renée Fleming’s first foray into the hypnotic world of Scandinavian music. For her first new studio album in three years she has chosen to inspire and provoke with a daring mix of music.
Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) [1997]

Mendelssohn - Elijah, Op.70 (Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Ainsley, Fulgoni, Paul Daniel) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 567 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 455 6882 9 | TT: CD1`65:13, CD2`65:57

Mendelssohn (1809-1847) is a perennially underrated composer who finally may be coming to greater appreciation. Certainly this fine recording (in English) of a masterpiece that he believed joined the Jewish faith of his fathers with his own Protestant Christianity should not hurt his reputation. The superb Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel gives a dramatically charged performance in the title role, while soprano Renee Fleming sings with beauty and limpid understanding; the cast is almost uniformly strong. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus, directed by David Jones, sings with care and conviction, and Paul Daniel conducts his forces firmly. –Sarah Bryan Miller.