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Lully - Armide (William Christie) (2011) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 2, 2016
Lully - Armide (William Christie) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Lully - Armide (William Christie) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 168 min | 42,3 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2504 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 168 min | 9,11 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Fra Musica | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

For any enthusiast of Baroque music, the production of Lully's Armide at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, directed by William Christie and staged by Robert Carsen, was an exceptional event. The last and most successful collaboration between Lully and his librettist Quinault, Armide is the ideal of the genre as desired by Louis XIV: a tragic opera that achieves the perfect fusion of music, song and dance. William Christie leads the orchestra and chorus of Les Arts Florissants and a dazzling cast. Stephanie D’Oustrac is the imperious sorceress Armida, overcome by the violence of a forbidden passion.
Monteverdi - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (William Christie, Marijana Mijanovic, Kresimir Spicer) (2002)

Monteverdi - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (William Christie, Marijana Mijanović, Krešimir Špicer) (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Ulisse was one of the first operas to be written for the public stage, not for royalty. Monteverdi was in his seventies when he wrote it, yet it is a work of intense and youthful passion, as well as wisdom. At nearly three hours (in this version, anyway), it demands a lot from its audience, and seeing it at home via DVD is a great way to make its acquaintance.
This production dates from 2000; this particular live performance was recorded in the fairly intimate Théâtre de Jeu de Palme in 2002. The production is simple but eloquent.

Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at April 21, 2016
Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie

Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie by Hampton Smith
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0873517814 | 336 pages | EPUB | 2,2 MB
Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (William Christie) [2010]

Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (William Christie) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,40Gb+6,37Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 182 min

"Last year we gave a performance here in the Teatro Real of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, this year we have Ulisse and next year Poppea. We’re no longer in Mantova and we’re no longer in the Court of the Prince. We’re in Venezia and essentially [at] the beginning of the public opera house. We’re also at the beginning of what will become opera seria, that’s to say beyond the instrumental colors, the great dances and the great pageants, [are] the beautiful effects of the singing, it’s bel-canto and so the orchestral accompaniment becomes simpler…"
- from William Christie’s interview 2008 included on in the DVD

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (William Christie) [2005]  

Posted by Sowulo at Dec. 10, 2015
Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (William Christie) [2005]

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (William Christie) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.66 Gb + 7.27 Gb 2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 244 min

For musicians of today, Rameau is often associated with the study of music theory.а His Traitщ de l'harmonie (1722) was incredibly influential Ч and controversial Ч in its new conception of the triad as an invertible entity.а While his critics often cited his theoretical background as making him unfit for composition, his considerable success as a composer of keyboard music and, later, opera called this accusation into question.
Jonathan Rohr
Handel - Concerti Grossi op.6 - No.1,2,6,7,10 (William Christie) [1995]

Handel - Concerti Grossi op.6 - No.1,2,6,7,10 (William Christie) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 322.34 MB
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 901507

This was William Christie's last recording for Harmonia Mundi, and it really is a pity that he only recorded five out of a total of twelve concertos, for these are superb performances in every respect. If you're looking for an excellent selection on one disc from Handel's Op. 6, then you really can't do better. On the other hand, I can't imagine anyone not wanting the whole set, and Andrew Manze and the Academy of Ancient Music, also on Harmonia Mundi, squeeze them all onto just two discs in performances every bit as fine as these. It's your call. –David Hurwitz
Lully, Charpentier, Desmarest, Lalande, Couperin - La nuit Louis XIV de William Christie 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Lully, Charpentier, Desmarest, Lalande, Couperin - La nuit Louis XIV de William Christie 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 7.9 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 01:22:27 | 4.6 GB
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | arte HD | HDTV->TS

Louis XIV night of William Christie, a historical and entertaining performance marking the 300th anniversary of the death of the Sun King.
Rameau, Mondoville - Soirée baroque à la Philharmonie de Paris (Les Arts Florissants; William Christie) [HDTV 720p]

Rameau, Mondoville - Soirée baroque à la Philharmonie de Paris (Les Arts Florissants; William Christie) [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 7.7 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch (mulitple languages) | 00:43:03 | 2.2 GB
Classical, Baroque, Vocal, Choir | arte HD | HDTV->TS

Les Arts Florissants, directed by William Christie, performs works Rameau and Mondoville at a wonderful baroque evening at the Philharmonie de Paris, January 16, 2015.

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]  

Posted by Sowulo at Aug. 14, 2015
Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,79Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 113 min | Filesonic, Wupload

Familiar to UK audiences as a recitalist, Dietrich Henschel has been inexplicably neglected by this country's opera companies. You get a strong sense of what a theatrical animal he is, however, from his performance of the title role in this flawed but compelling production of L'Orfeo, filmed in Madrid last year. The subtlety of Henschel's acting matches the complexity of his vocal characterisation so that, by the end, you not only feel you've been taken on a vast journey from joy to grief and back again, but also believe that Orfeo's own music really has the power to affect both gods and nature…
Tim Ashley
Handel - Theodora (William Christie, David Daniels) (1996) [BluRay-rip]

Handel - Theodora (William Christie, David Daniels) (1996) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (4:3) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 207 min | 11,3GB
Audio: English / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: German, French, English

For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars takes George Frideric Handel’s penultimate English oratorio – a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch – and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution.