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

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.

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.

Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York [24bit/96kHz] (2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 16, 2016
Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York  [24bit/96kHz] (2014)

Renee Fleming - Christmas In New York [24bit/96kHz] (2014)
Holiday, Classical Legends | FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.21GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Decca Records | Release Year: 2014

American soprano Renee Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silver Bells and other gems, including Central Park Serenade a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren.

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 15, 2016
Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 819 Mb
Label: Sony - Naxos | Release Year: 2016

Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument. Sony Classicals 6-CD reissue of some of her finest recordings include the Mendelssohn Concerto, which Gramophone praised for its sweetness and poetry, also lauding her rapt playing in Vaughan Williamss The Lark Ascending and her performance of Bruchs Scottish Fantasy, altogether a great success.
Jules Massenet - Stefan Irmer - Complete Solo Piano Works (2012, MDG "Scene"# 618 1729-2) [RE-UP]

Jules Massenet - Stefan Irmer - Complete Solo Piano Works
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 249 MB | Full Artwork: 87 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene"# 618 1729-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"…Stefan Irmer has clearly studied and truly learned this music. So often on a disc of rarely performed music one gets the feeling that the pianist is sight-reading the notes in order to make a recording of previously unrecorded music. Not so here. Irmer performs with wonderful clarity, variety of tone, panache, and commitment. He truly sells the music.
Natural recorded sound, capturing very well the 1901 Steinway used for the recording, rounds out a delightful disc." ~Fanfare

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 24, 2016
Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica [Audiobook]

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica [Audiobook] by Matthew Parker
English | March 11, 2015 | ASIN: B00TSLUJ0S, ISBN: 1481514180, 1481514199 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 20 mins | 256 MB
Narrator: Roy McMillan