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.
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
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.

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.

V.A. - Itzhak Perlman: The Perlman Edition (15CDs, 2004)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 14, 2017
V.A. - Itzhak Perlman: The Perlman Edition (15CDs, 2004)

V.A. - Itzhak Perlman: The Perlman Edition (15CDs, 2004)
Classical, Violin | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,21 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

In 2004, EMI released The Perlman Edition, a limited-edition 15-CD box set featuring many of his finest EMI recordings as well as newly compiled material and RCA Red Seal released a CD titled Perlman reDISCOVERED which includes material recorded in 1965 by a young Itzhak Perlman.

Thais Oliveira - Ryan Michael Kelly Photoshoot  Girls

Posted by nrg at March 21, 2017
Thais Oliveira - Ryan Michael Kelly Photoshoot

Thais Oliveira - Ryan Michael Kelly Photoshoot
9 jpg | 792*1008 | 945 KB
Brazilian model
Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming - Berg: Lyric Suite, Wellesz: Sonnets (2015)

Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming - Berg: Lyric Suite, Wellesz: Sonnets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:28 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 002370702

Here's a recording that doesn't introduce its star name until it's more than half over, and works quite well on that account. The understanding of the opening work, Alban Berg's six-movement Lyric Suite (1926), has evolved since scholars discovered a secret copy of the work that, despite its use of the abstract 12-tone system, outlines a quite specific program depicting the course of the composer's extramarital affair with Dorothea Robetin the previous year. The finale was even shown to contain an unsung melody, a setting of a very relevant Baudelaire poem, and to be performable with the melody sung.

Complete Works of Ian Fleming  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 10, 2017
Complete Works of Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming, "Complete Works of Ian Fleming"
eISBN: 1786560445 | 2016 | EPUB | 2966 pages | 10 MB

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