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
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Massenet: Don Quichotte (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Massenet: Don Quichotte (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:27 minutes | 1.90 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is one of the most sought-after interpreters of French, Italian and Russian repertoire. Here he joins Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky orchestra for a sumptuous recording of Massenet’s final great opera. Gergiev is no stranger to conducting Massenet, having recorded an outstanding performance of 'Hérodiade' in 1995 with Renée Fleming and Placido Domingo.
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.

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.

VA - Colour Me Classical (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at July 31, 2016
VA - Colour Me Classical (2016)

VA - Colour Me Classical (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:35:20 | 377 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental, Relax / Label: Decca (UMO)

Decca Presents Colour Me Classical, includes another 32 amazing Classical, Instrumental, Relax. Must have for all Classical, Instrumental, Relax lovers, when Support artists Massenet: Thais - Meditation, Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Adagio, Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Pachelbel: Canon in D, American Beauty: Any Other Name, Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 filled with the contrast of this selection. Our website offers publication are available for acquaintance of listening and acquisition. The material is designed and signed as a reference on your choice of several exchangers file. Convenience, reliability and availability, is the property of our portal, efficiency and commitment to new heights, as well as the immensity of the creative transformation.
Dutch Masters Vol. 55 – Het Puik Van Zoete Kelen: 100 jaar Nederlandse Zangkunst (1999)

Dutch Masters Vol. 55 – Het Puik Van Zoete Kelen: 100 jaar Nederlandse Zangkunst (1999)
Classical/Various Style Periods | FLAC lossless/10cd | cuesheets+logs | booklet | 12h05m29s | 2.6gb
Label: Philips | cat.no. 464 385-2
Massenet: Ballet Suites - Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields (2012)

Massenet: Ballet Suites - Marriner, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94355

Most French operas from the middle of the 19-th century included ballets, as a lightweight intermezzo amidst the highly dramatic action of the opera. Jules Massenet was especially successful in the genre, and his ballet suites from his operas have surpassed the operas themselves in popularity. This CD contains the delightful and colourful suites from Le Cid,Thais and Cendrillon, evoking the atmosphere of the respective stories and fairytales of the operas.

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.