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Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 257 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 1:11;06

Barbara Bonney's recital of the Schumanns' songs is prefaced, in the booklet-note, with a little feminist homily from the singer defending the reputation of Clara as woman and artist. Clara hardly needs that kind of defence nowadays, witness recent CDs by Skovhus and Stutzmann, plus several others not reviewed in these pages; her songs are far from patronized, let alone neglected. Yet, for all the advocacy of these singers, her inspiration remains for me intermittent, though thoroughly conventional songs are occasionally leavened by notably individual ones, such as, here, her very last and unpublished song, Loreley, which vividly conjures up that dangerous creature, particu lady in the hectic piano part, evocatively played by Ashkenazy. Indeed it seems that Heine most inspired her, as "Sic liebten sich beide" from her Op. 13 provoked a setting of economically intense meaning, to which Bonney finely responds.
– Gramophone [9/1997].
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (Suny Series in New Political Science) by Alethia Jones, Virginia Eubanks, Barbara Smith
2014 | ISBN: 1438451156, 1438451148 | English | 354 pages | PDF | 6 MB
Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Pavarotti, Battle, Nucci, Dara - Levine) [1990]

Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore (Pavarotti, Battle, Nucci, Dara - Levine) [2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 516 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: CD1:60’56; CD2:41’40

This studio recording was made in 1989 coinciding with a memorable production from the Metropolitan Opera, later captured on DVD. It's a delightful performance, and a wonderful highlight of Pavarotti's later career. Kathleen Battle's sparkling soprano is a brilliant accompaniment to Pavarotti's still-ringing tone.
"Pavarotti's voice was still beautiful and pliable, his phrasing exquisite. And he loved the role of Nemorino and always seemed happy with both its comedy and pathos–he steals every scene he's in, and no one minds…Kathleen Battle sings Adina with perfect, pearl-like tone, absolute fluency and commitment, and a trill to die for…Enzo Dara is an ideal Dulcamara, just the right combination of huckster and sentimentalist, with ease in every register and with fast music."
– Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Arnold Ostman, Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Barbara Bonney)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Arnold Östman, Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Barbara Bonney) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 688 MB
Classical | Label: Oiseau Lyre London / Decca | Catalog Number: 421 333-2 | TT: 186’28

In 1988 when this period-instrument Figaro was released, the style was still a novelty, and Ostman gained some notoreity for his rushed tempos as well as the scrawniness of his chamber orchestra, by far the smallest to play this great opera on CD. Yet when I read a glowing review by Andrew Porter in the New Yorker, I immediately bought the performance, shortly discovering that it was a true gem in the extensive Figaro catalog.
By Santa Fe Listener
Barbara Massey & Ernie Calabria - Prelude To... (1971) Reissue 2007

Barbara & Ernie - Prelude To… (1971) Reissue 2007
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Baroque Pop | Label: Fallout | # FOCD2046 | Time: 00:35:24

Soul singer Barbara Massey and jazz guitarist Ernie Calabria paired up for this rare 1971 album. With Calabria having worked with Nina Simone and Harry Belafonte, among others, and Massey having sung backup for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Herbie Hancock, the pairing was an inspired one and resulted in this superb soul-jazz outing. Massey has a dry yet passionate and evocative vocal quality that often brings to mind Grace Slick. Fittingly, the duo takes on Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love," turning the Summer of Love anthem into a steamy and hypnotic soul-funk jam. Elsewhere, the duo touches upon such varying styles as folk, Latin, and psychedelic rock with cuts like "For You" and "Do You Know?," bringing to mind such similarly inclined acts as the Free Design and Bill Withers. Anyone who has even a passing interest in this kind of '70s cross-genre aesthetic will certainly want to seek out Prelude To…

Patrick Bruel - Bruel Barbara: Le Châtelet (2016) [Live]  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 1, 2016
Patrick Bruel - Bruel Barbara: Le Châtelet (2016) [Live]

Patrick Bruel - Bruel Barbara: Le Châtelet (2016) [Live]
Chanson | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:32:41 | 214 MB
Label: Columbia

Un voyage émouvant et intense à travers le répertoire de Barbara. Après un album consacré double platine et une tournée triomphale de plus de 40 dates, retrouvez Patrick Bruel comme vous ne l’avez jamais vu ni entendu ! Revivez toute l’émotion de ce concert enregistré le 6 juin 2016 au Théâtre du Châtelet

Barbara Mandrell - Acoustic Attitude (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 22, 2016
Barbara Mandrell - Acoustic Attitude (2016)

Barbara Mandrell - Acoustic Attitude
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 38:07 min | 101 MB
Label: Direct | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Acoustic versions of Barbara Mandrell's biggest hits
Barbara Dennerlein - My Moments: Live On Hammond & Pipe Organ (2016)

Barbara Dennerlein - My Moments: Live On Hammond & Pipe Organ (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 71:41 | ~168 Mb
Label: Bebab Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Pure magic! Flying hands and feet! An amazing Jazz concert like you never experienced before at both, the Hammond and the pipe organ in a unique concert hall, the Studio Acusticum in Piteå/Sweden. Explore all the wonderful sound details of the Hammond organ with footpedal bass providing acoustic bass samples and the mighty and colorful pipe organ in this unique solo performance. Perhaps only once in a generation or two, a musician emerges whose talent, skill and innovation takes virtuosity on their chosen instrument to a level never seen or heard before. Barbara Dennerlein is such a musician, and the organ, both the Hammond B3 and the Pipe Organ, are her instruments.

Barbara di Creddo - Mark Squires Photoshoot  Girls

Posted by nrg at Sept. 15, 2016
Barbara di Creddo - Mark Squires Photoshoot

Barbara di Creddo - Mark Squires Photoshoot
23 jpg | up to 1228*1840 | 6.0 MB
Brazilian model

Barbara Palvin - Damon Heath Photoshoot 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Aug. 5, 2016
Barbara Palvin - Damon Heath Photoshoot 2016

Barbara Palvin - Damon Heath Photoshoot 2016
6 jpg | 1270*1713 | 4.55 MB
Hungarian model