Eccentric Opera

Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}

Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}
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© 2016 Linn Records | CKD 522
Classical / Opera / Romantic / Musical Comedy

The Scottish Opera's live concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore was given at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, and the one-night-only show was well received by both the audience and critics. Featuring a charismatic cast including John Mark Ainsley as Sir Joseph Porter, Elizabeth Watts as Josephine, Andrew Foster-Williams as Captain Corcoran, Toby Spence as Ralph Rackstraw, Hilary Summers as Buttercup, and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor as the Narrator, the production was especially noteworthy for conductor Richard Egarr's historically informed approach to the music.
Gianluigi Trovesi - All' Opera: Profumo Di Violetta (2008) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Gianluigi Trovesi - All' Opera: Profumo Di Violetta (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:25 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Italy’s great musical archaeologist and one of the outstanding improvisers of his country, reed player Gianluigi Trovesi indulges in his love for the emotional drama and musical beauty of Italian opera on Profumo di Violetta. The title simultaneously alludes to the protagonist of Verdi’s famous opera La traviata and to the flower’s sweet perfume. Accompanied by the characteristic North Italian provincial banda, a large wind orchestra with percussion, Trovesi embarks on a humorous journey through the history of the genre, starting with Monteverdi’s Orfeo and including many highlights from La traviata before briefly visiting Mascagni and Puccini. The popular and the sublime, irony and unrestrained pathos meet with an improvisational spirit that conveys the pure joy of music making. Trovesi’s opera project will appeal to both opera lovers and open-minded jazz enthusiasts.

Soap Opera Digest - October 23, 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Oct. 14, 2017
Soap Opera Digest - October 23, 2017

Soap Opera Digest - October 23, 2017
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 18 MB

Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 5, 2017
Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]

Alex Band - The Eccentric (1981) [Reissue 2014]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 52:38 min | 127 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion | Label: GAD Records

Nobody expected that Alex Band after their funk, dancey debut would steer towards the thoroughbred, big-band jazz and record one of the most underrated album in this stylistics to appear in Poland. The spine-tingling, lyrical melodies combined with the dazzling Spanish mode of expression, and the echoes of funky rhythms from the debut “Zderzenie myśli” team up with the impassioned swing.
Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)

Choeurs et Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, John Nelson - Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:51:31 | 584 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 2292-45773-2

Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz's last completed work, is based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, but the libretto, by the composer, dispenses with most of the intrigue of the original and reduces the plot to a single premise: Béatrice et Bénédict mask their affection for each other by squabbling, and then finally come to their senses and get married. Although designated an opera, it is closer in effect to an opéra comique because of its very extensive use of spoken dialogue.
Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette Orchestra - Gretry: Le Magnifique [2012]

Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette Orchestra - Grétry: Le Magnifique [2012]
Classical | Naxos 8.660305 | TT: 80.00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 352 Mb

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry was the greatest French composer of opéra-comique in the eighteenth century. His librettist for Le Magnifique, Jean-Michel Sedaine, took a tale by La Fontaine and fashioned it into a compelling libretto. Grétry responded with an outstanding score, including one of the first programmatic overtures in musical history. His expressive love music, and extended preludes and postludes, add to the theatrical variety of this important and varied opera.

Utopia 1516-2016 : More's Eccentric Essay and Its Activist Aftermath  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at July 11, 2017
Utopia 1516-2016 : More's Eccentric Essay and Its Activist Aftermath

Utopia 1516-2016 :
More's Eccentric Essay and Its Activist Aftermath

by Han van Ruler and Giulia Sissa
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9462982953 | 244 Pages | PDF | 1.73 MB
Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day (Repost)

Stephan Talty, "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day"
2012 | ISBN: 0547614810 | English | 320 Pages | EPUB, MOBI | 7 MB
Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}

Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}
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© 2011, 2016 Decca Music | 478 2998
Classical / Opera

This SIX CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the world of opera, including the worlds most famous and popular tenor and soprano arias, duets and choruses. With a running time of over 7 hours of music this box set provides excellent value for money. This delightful collection includes everyones favorite opera highlights, from the lyricism of Puccinis Nessun dorma! and O mio babbino caro, to the power and might of Verdis Anvil Chorus and Wagners Ride of the Valkyries. Features some of the greatest opera singers of the last 50 years, including Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Jussi Bjorling, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo and Renata Tebaldi.

Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 24, 2017
Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr.

Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr. by Marc Epstein
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0190215259 | 360 pages | PDF | 18 MB