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Philippe Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haim, Le Concert d'Astree - Carestini: The story of a castrato (2007)

Philippe Jaroussky, Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée - Carestini: The story of a castrato (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 422 Mb | Total time: 72:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 3 95242 2 | Recorded: 2007

Following the trend of singers releasing recitals based on the repertoire of great performers of previous centuries – Cecilia Bartoli's tribute to Maria Malibran and Juan Diego Flórez's to Giovanni Battista Rubini, for instance – countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has devoted a CD to the repertoire of eighteenth century castrato Giovanni Carestini, who was a rival of Farinelli's. According to contemporary accounts, Farinelli was the more virtuosic of the two, with a hair-raisingly dazzling coloratura, and Carestini was noted for the beauty and purity of his tone, and his profound musical and dramatic characterizations. The demands of the arias collected here make it clear that Carestini must also have had a fully developed technique, because they require remarkable agility and an awe-inspiring range that essentially encompasses both soprano and contralto registers, as well as great interpretive sensitivity. Jaroussky's voice is not large, but he has plenty of power for even the most dramatically charged of these selections. It's notable for its absolutely accurate intonation, and its pure, creamy tone, with a gleam not often heard in countertenors. He also possesses a formidable technique and sings the most treacherous coloratura passages with effortless-sounding agility and freedom. He has a breathtaking pianissimo that can broaden from near inaudibility to full-throated warmth. Perhaps the most striking thing about his performances, though, is the depth of his musical characterizations, which comes from giving life to his characters' emotions through the deeply felt shaping of every phrase. There is not a moment of perfunctory Baroque note-spinning on the album – every run and ornament is packed with meaning and passion.

From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry: A Lifetime of Reactions  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at May 8, 2017
From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry: A Lifetime of Reactions

From Coello to Inorganic Chemistry: A Lifetime of Reactions By Fred Basolo
English | PDF | 262 Pages | 2002 | ISBN : 1461351693 | 31 MB

From boyhood in the coal-mining village of Coello, Illinois, to winning the Priestly Medal and becoming the president of the American Chemical Society, Professor Emeritus Fred Basolo of Northwestern University traces the intertwined development of his life, career, and the field of inorganic chemistry.
The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight (repost)

The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight by Mark Caro
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1451640862 , 1416556680 , 143915838X | ISBN-13: 9781451640861 , 9781416556688 | 368 pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Dalkomhan insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] 2005 Repost  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Nov. 1, 2016
Dalkomhan insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] 2005 Repost

Dalkomhan insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] 2005
DVDrip | XviD-1201 | mp3@192 | 704x296 | 2 Audio Tracks: Korean_1 French_2 | Sub: French (idx/sub) | DVD Cover | 1h54 | 1.30 Gb
Drama, Action | Korea April 1, 2005 | Director Jee-woon Kim

Kim Sun-woo (Lee Byung-hun) is a high ranking mobster and enforcer for Kang (Kim Yeong-cheol), a cold and calculating crime boss to whom he is unquestionably loyal. The two share concerns over business tensions with Baek Jr. (Hwang Jung-min), a son from a rival family, which is when Kang assigns Sun-Woo what is perceived to be a simple errand while he is away on a business trip — to shadow his young mistress,..

A Four-Patch of Trouble (A Danger Cove Mystery #4)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bisneswoman at June 6, 2016
A Four-Patch of Trouble (A Danger Cove Mystery #4)

A Four-Patch of Trouble (A Danger Cove Mystery #4) by Gin Jones and Elizabeth Ashby
English | June 14, 2015 | ASIN: B00ZPV4EU6 | 219 pages | EPUB/MOBI | 0.4 MB/1 MB

Keely Fairchild left her previous profession as a high-powered attorney to lead a quieter life as a certified quilt appraiser. But when she's asked by the Danger Cove quilt guild's president to prove that a local dealer is selling cheap reproduction quilts as expensive antiques, Keely's "quiet" new job turns dangerous.

A Prayer For The Dying (1987)  Video

Posted by Helladot at May 3, 2016
A Prayer For The Dying (1987)

A Prayer For The Dying (1987)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 694 | x264 @ 1984 Kbps | 107 min | 1,70 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave the U.K. and start a new life. The IRA wants him back (he knows too much) and the local crime boss, Meehan, will only help him if he performs one last hit, on a rival crime boss. When Fallon does perform the hit, he is seen by a catholic priest. He refuses to kill an innocent again and must find a way to escape the police without killing the priest who can identify him.

The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 9, 2016
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

Thomas J. Christensen, "The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power"
ISBN: 0393081133 | 2015 | EPUB | 400 pages | 1 MB

A Clockwork Orange (1971)  Video

Posted by galmuchet at March 3, 2016
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
DVDrip | MKV H264-1275 | AAC@160 | 720x428 | 2 Audio Tracks: English_1 French_2 | Subs: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Bulgarian, Romanian (emb.) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 2h11 | 1.5 Gb
Drama | UK 19 Dec 1974 (Restored & Remastorized Version)| Director Stanley KUBRICK

In the near-future of London, Alex and his friends, called "droogs", Pete (Michael Tarn), Georgie (James Marcus), and Dim (Warren Clarke), are partaking of "milk plus", a milk with various drugs mixed in, at the Korova Milk Bar prior to an evening of "the old ultra-violence". They proceed to beat up an elderly vagrant under a motorway and interrupt an attempted gang rape of a woman in an abandoned casino by a rival gang of camouflage wearing Walts led by Billyboy (Richard Connaught)…

Un revenant / A Lover's Return (1946)  Video

Posted by Notsaint at Jan. 29, 2016
Un revenant / A Lover's Return (1946)

A Lover's Return / Un revenant (1946)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 4:3 | 720x576 | 5300 kbps | 4.5Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
01:40:00 | France | Drama

Monsieur Sauvage returns to his home town, having left 20 years earlier following an incident in which he was shot by a friend, a rival for the woman he loved. Now director of a ballet company, Sauvage confronts his former friend to seek an explanation for what happened. He meets his former girlfriend, Genevieve, and finds that there is still a mutual attraction. Meanwhile, Sauvage’s old friend is having financial problems with his firm, and the only way out is for his son to marry a wealthy heiress. However, the son, Francois has joined Sauvage’s company as a set designer and he soon becomes infatuated with a ballet dancer. Sauvage is far from reluctant to intervene to help out his former "friend"…

Bly vs. Bisland: Beating Phileas Fogg in a Race Around the World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at June 20, 2015
Bly vs. Bisland: Beating Phileas Fogg in a Race Around the World

Bly vs. Bisland: Beating Phileas Fogg in a Race Around the World
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 11:34:48 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00SVT7ZYQ | 2015 | 326 MB
Genre: History, Travel

Following the publication of Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873, Americans had an increasing interest in travel. World travel was becoming even easier with the faster steamships of the day. In 1888, Nellie Bly, a feisty, investigative reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World newspaper, pitched a story idea of traveling around the world in 75 days to beat the record achieved by Phileas Fogg, the character in Verne's book. While the editor thought it a great idea, he naturally thought the trip should be made by a man. The idea was shelved for over a year.