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Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 77:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6767 | Recorded: 2014

For the later part of her career, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has apparently settled on a campaign of major conceptual releases covering all-but-unknown repertory, and St. Petersburg fits right in. It's a collection of arias from operas written in the second half of the 18th century for the Russian imperial court, which had imported the best Italian and German composers money could buy. The names of all but Mozart's contemporary Domenico Cimarosa are unknown today. Most of the arias are in Italian, but a couple are in Russian, and to untutored ears Bartoli brings her trademark passion to them. This is the kind of release where one can quibble with any number of details. Bartoli sounds thick in some places, strained in others. The material is a bit uneven, with especially the last two pieces creating a bit of a letdown, although much of it does indeed live up to major-forgotten-works billing. The booklet brings up the Catherine the Great horse legend for no very good reason. Yet, as so often with Bartoli, the whole adds up to so much more than the sum of the objections. She is fearless in many ways here, not just in convincingly bringing home repertory her listeners will never have heard, but in blowing past classifications of vocal range: Bartoli may conventionally be seen as a mezzo, but the material here ranges from full-blown opera seria soprano almost down to contralto in a few cases, where Bartoli's voice takes on a lovely burnished tone. Whatever faults you might find, this is tremendously exciting stuff, not boring for a second. (James Manheim)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 12, 2018
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Travel
English | July 7th, 2015 | ISBN: 1465427376, 1409371913, 9781465427373 | 266 pages | True PDF | 44.01 MB

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg is your in-depth guide to the very best of the city of St. Petersburg.
Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)

Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)
DVDRip | Mkv | 2hr 59mn | AVC, ~1,9 Mbps | 696x576 | 3.04 Gb
English \ French \ German \ Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 128 kbps
Subtitles: English, French, German, Russian
Genre: Documentary, Excursion

From this film you can get the fullest information about Saint-Petersburg and its environs. You will see Saint-Petersburg from a bird`s eye view, sail along its rivers and channels, enjoy the raising of bridges in the time of white nights. The film presents an exclusive scene of the Peterhof fountains festival with splendid night fireworks.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | # DE 3311 | Time: 01:03:04

Though begun in 1975, Georgy Sviridov's vocal "poem," Petersburg, was completed specifically for Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Mikhail Arkadiev in 1995, and this recording makes it is easy to understand why. Performances of such alchemic beauty and expressive weight only come from the perfect union of music and musicians. Sviridov is the big winner in this situation. Admired and highly decorated during the Soviet era, and creator of a large and impressive body of vocal music, he is still relatively unknown to western audiences. Here, in both Petersburg and the Romances (6) of Pushkin that round out the disc, they can discover a masterful composer who infused his songs with all the lyricism and emotional immediacy of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky while maintaining a distinctly modern voice. No two songs on the album are alike, and yet all speak with one voice. Most importantly, each one grows organically from its poem, turning the cadence of the Russian language into the seeds of melody. Hvorostovsky is at his best, both vocally and interpretively. His distinctively dark, yet brilliant, timbre, his seamless approach to line and legato, and the intensity and range of his expression bring out the best in every song.
Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)

Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)
DVD Video | 2hr 59mn | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 7.69 Gb
English \ French \ German \ Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English, French, German, Russian
Genre: Documentary, Excursion

From this film you can get the fullest information about Saint-Petersburg and its environs. You will see Saint-Petersburg from a bird`s eye view, sail along its rivers and channels, enjoy the raising of bridges in the time of white nights. The film presents an exclusive scene of the Peterhof fountains festival with splendid night fireworks.

Petersburg  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 16, 2017
Petersburg

Petersburg by Andrei Bely
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1906548439 | 576 Pages | EPUB | 913.27 KB

Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction (Russian Research Center Studies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 11, 2017
Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction (Russian Research Center Studies)

Andrei Bely: The Major Symbolist Fiction (Russian Research Center Studies) by Vladimir E. Alexandrov
English | 1985 | ISBN: 0674036468 | 256 Pages | PDF | 7.18 MB
Eliane Rodrigues, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Walter Proost - Beethoven: 8 Concerti (2017)

Eliane Rodrigues, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Walter Proost - Beethoven: 8 Concerti (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 241 MB
Label: Navona | Tracks: 24 | Time: 281:28 min

In this stunning tour through the concerti of Beethoven’s early and middle periods, pianist Eliane Rodrigues captivates her listeners with graceful keyboard virtuosity, accompanied by the renowned St. Petersburg State Orchestra, Maestro Walter Proost at the podium. The technicality is so precise, the performance so true to period, that one might think the composer himself was at the piano. The album includes Beethoven’s five finished piano concertos, including the popular No. 5, “Emperor,” and No. 2, for which Rodrigues prepared her own masterful cadenza.

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 31, 2017
Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg by Joshua Lawrence Kinser
English | October 31st, 2017 | ASIN: B0713W6YBN, ISBN: 1631217100 | 226 Pages | EPUB | 5.64 MB

Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City! Make your way through Tampa's lively downtown and historic harbor, explore St. Petersburg's myriad museums and galleries, or unwind on more than 35 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg is the ultimate guide to this unique Sunshine State destination.

St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 30, 2017
St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire

Jonathan Miles, "St Petersburg: Three Centuries of Murderous Desire"
ISBN: 0091959462, 0091959470 | 2017 | EPUB | 520 pages | 47 MB