Charpentier Christie

Alexis Kossenko & Arte dei Suonatori - Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Stephan MacLeod, Alexis Kossenko & Arte dei Suonatori - Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:29 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In France, during the reign of Louis XIV, the religious service known as Tenebrae was one of the most distinctive ceremonies in the liturgical year. Gradually, in the course of the office, the candles were extinguished, recalling the darkness that covered the earth when Jesus died on the cross.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 162 min | 7.00+4.17 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

The libretto, written by Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi (the future Pope Clement IX), tells the story of saintly sacrifice: on his wedding night Alessio departs alone for the Holy Land in search of sanctity. Years later he returns unrecognised as a beggar to his family home, where his father, mother and wife still mourn him. A demon tempts Alessio to reveal his true identity and so end his family’s grief, but an angel keeps him on the sacred path. The dying Alessio leaves a letter explaining the truth and an angelic chorus bids his family to rejoice rather than mourn, since he has been received into heaven. This strange, solemn and elevated story is leavened with comic scenes in the commedia dell’arte vein, adding to the rich musico-dramatic variety of the entire opera.

Christie - No Turn Unstoned (2012) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2018
Christie - No Turn Unstoned (2012) 2CDs

Christie - No Turn Unstoned (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 981 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Angel Air | # SJPCD380 | Time: 02:25:52

CHRISTIE shot to fame in the early 70′s with a number 1 Hit single in no less than 26 countries (it also made Billboard Top 30 in USA) “Yellow River”. Written by band leader JEFF CHRISTIE who was awarded the prestigious IVOR NOVELLO and CARL ALLAN awards for this classic song. Jeff has had his songs recorded by REM to LEAPY LEE to QUICKSILVER. Further Hit singles followed around the world “San Bernadino” and “Iron Horse”. The bands debut album spent 10 weeks in the US charts. The band became known as England’s answer to Creedence Clearwater Revival. Jeff has been back in the studio reviewing his masters and all the tracks on this 2CD set were recorded in the 1970′s by Christie during a particularly prolific period in their career. Christie continues today to perform all over the world and has a particular strong fan base in Europe and South America where the band performs sold out concerts each year. THIS much-anticipated set was released in 2012 and contains 40 of Jeff's unreleased songs from the 70s. While most of them feature Jeff alone in the studio, there are several which were recorded by the band as demos and possible single or album releases.
Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: David + Jonathan (2009)

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: David + Jonathan (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 120:16 | 672 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: ABC | Catalog: ABC 476 36 61

Pinchgut Opera, based in Sydney and founded in 2002, specializes in Baroque and Classical opera, featuring works such as Semele, The Fairy Queen, Idomeneo, and Orfeo. One of its more obscure repertoire choices is Marc-Antoine Charpentier's 1688 David & Jonathan. It's a work that's rarely performed or recorded, so this fine performance is revelatory.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 180 min | 4,83+6,12 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2010

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Réal, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus.
William Christie, who most recently started 2012 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, conducting The Enchanted Island, is joined by the Les Arts Florissants as he evokes a veritable orgy of nuances, subtly creates atmosphere and shows a perfect sense for the accents of the piece. It took Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi three years to mount Monteverdi's three operas together. The result was a production full of elegance and beauty.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 104:46 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 6, 2018
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life

Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life by Laura Thompson
English | March 6th, 2018 | ISBN: 1681776537 | 544 pages | EPUB | 19.36 MB

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie.

Lou Christie - Lou Christie & Lou Christie Strikes Again (1998)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 5, 2018
Lou Christie - Lou Christie & Lou Christie Strikes Again (1998)

Lou Christie - Lou Christie & Lou Christie Strikes Again (1998)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
AM Pop, Pop Rock | Rhino / Collectables Records #COL-CD-6229

This two-fer compiles Lou Christie's LPs for the Roulette label. His self-titled debut introduces a singer and songwriter of uncommon substance. Where other teen idols swooned over puppy love, Christie explored the ugly twists and turns of the male psyche with depth and honesty, unleashing the operatic intensity of his potent falsetto to articulate emotions long verboten in popular music. Compare the facile drama of covers like Maurice Williams' "Stay" and Little Anthony's "Tears on My Pillow" to Christie-penned hits like "The Gypsy Cried" and "Two Faces Have I." The latter songs travel into dark, disturbing terrain where no one else dared go, exploring romantic turmoil in explicitly adult terms.
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)

William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 180 min | 6,24+6,09 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

"A Showcase for and a love letter to a century of amazing music" is how the creator of The Enchanted Island, Jeremy Sams, described this spectacular operatic pasticcio of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell and others. Premiered at the Metropolitan in New York on New Year's Eve 2011, it stars Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, and is conducted by William Christie.
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Pastorale de Noël (2016)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Pastorale de Noël (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:19 | 472 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902247

French Baroque music has never achieved the general familiarity of its German and Italian cousins, but that's not for any lack of trying on the part of conductor Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondances. What you get here is a Pastorale de Noël a fairly short but grand Christmas narrative plus one set of "Antiennes de O," or O Anthems, so called because each one begins with the word "O."