Francois Life

Philippe Allain-Dupre, Philippe Pierlot, Vincent Dumestre, Jean-Francois Bouges - Hotteterre: Music for Flute, Vol.1 (1997)

Philippe Allain-Dupre, Philippe Pierlot, Vincent Dumestre, Jean-Francois Bouges - Hotteterre: Music for Flute, Vol.1 (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:57 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553707

Here is a recording that at last does justice to the extraordinary music of Hotteterre. Hotteterre's music is surely some of the most lyrical and melodic music ever written for the transverse flute. It some of the first music ever written to feature the instrument. Dupré breathes new life into these three suites, which are both joyous and dark. The color produced by the skilled combination and variance of harpsichord, viola ga gamba, and theorbo playing the continuo part is fantastic. This is a superlative recording, worthy of a price many times what it is. I have heard several recordings of these suites, and this is certainly the best.

The Crusaders - Street Life (1979) Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 3, 2016
The Crusaders - Street Life (1979) Reissue 1996

The Crusaders - Street Life (1979) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Disco, Soul, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Thumb | # BTD-701 | Time: 00:39:22

Although the Crusaders could not have known it at the time, their recording of "Street Life" (which features a memorable vocal by Randy Crawford) was a last hurrah for the 20-year old group. Their recordings of the next few years would decline in interest until the band gradually faded away in the '80s. However this particular set is well worth picking up for the 11-minute title cut and there is good playing by the three original members (Wilton Felder on tenor, soprano and electric bass, keyboardist Joe Sample and drummer Stix Hooper) along with guitarist Barry Finnerty; horn and string sections, plus additional guitarists are utilized on Sample's commercial but listenable arrangements.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Francois-Frederic Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists: Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky (2015)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy - Transcriptions for Two Pianists (2015)
Béla Bartók, Achille-Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10863

Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two exceptional French pianists. The central interest is the ballet Jeux. One of the world’s outstanding Debussy interpreters, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has added to his complete Chandos recordings with his own transcription for two pianos. Written late in Debussy’s life for Nijinsky, Jeux involves an emotionally erotic and harmonically daring game of tennis. Bavouzet and his well-matched partner, François-Fréderic Guy, play with nimble grace, capturing the works wit and mystery. This gripping album is dedicated to Pierre Boulez, guru and enabler, for his 90th birthday.
Orchestre de Chambre, Jean Francois Paillard - Handel: Water Music, Music For The Royal Fireworks (199?)

Orchestre de Chambre, Jean Francois Paillard - Handel: Water Music/Music For The Royal Fireworks (199?)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 363 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: classical

Handel: Water Music/Music For The Royal Fireworks is a CD by the Orchestre de Chambre, conducted by Jean Francois Paillard. It is released by Erato as part of the label's Collection Bonsai series. It has no release date but Discogs says other associated titles in this series are of early 90's vintage and the credits state they are originally recordings released in 1962 and 1973. No other credits are on the disc.
Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}

Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 344 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA9893
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Bass Viola da gamba / Harpsichord

This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet.

Francois Truffaut - The Films In My Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Feb. 4, 2016
Francois Truffaut - The Films In My Life

Francois Truffaut - The Films In My Life
1994 | ISBN: 0306805995 | English | 366 pages | PDF | 54 MB
Jean-fery Rebel, Francois Rebel - Rebel De Pere En Fils (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Jean-fery Rebel, Francois Rebel - Rebel De Pere En Fils (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.26 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Marrying stage ‘drama’ and chamber ‘concert’, this début album from Les Surprises draws on 18th century French opera. Exploring a dynamic repertoire variously familiar and forgotten, bringing theatre into the salon, these enlightened, intimate arrangements will astonish, inspire and surprise.

Charlize Theron - Jean-Francois Robert Photoshoot 2001  Graphics

Posted by nrg at June 11, 2012
Charlize Theron - Jean-Francois Robert Photoshoot 2001

Charlize Theron - Jean-François Robert Photoshoot 2001
9 jpg | 3780*4724 | UHQ | 50.76 Mb
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Francois Couturier - Tarkovsky Quartet  

Posted by karfaks at Dec. 26, 2011
Francois Couturier - Tarkovsky Quartet

Francois Couturier - Tarkovsky Quartet
FLAC | tracks + cue | EAC log | scans | 304 Mb (5% recov.)
moderne creative, contemporary jazz | Filesonic, Filepost
ECM| 2011

The music on this album, with its suite-like sequence of compositions that flow like a cinematic reverie, comes across as a film-like invitation to a voyage. The spare, gently unfolding and intensely atmospheric melodies and moods deliver an invitation to listen with open ears…and to dream. Each composition is a mysterious, delicate gem, while the titles are full of references to Tarkovsky's life and work: "A celui qui a vu l'ange" is the epitaph found on his tombstone, while "Tiapa" and "Maroussia" are nicknames for his youngest child and his mother.
Francois Bayle - La forme de l'esprit est un papillon

François Bayle - La forme de l'esprit est un papillon (2004)
CD | MP3 CBR 320Kb | 56 mn | 129 MB | Cover
Genre : electro-acoustic, avant-garde | Label: Ina GRM

"Beauty is priceless and unattainable; just possible at the giving up of Will, and here it is, relentlessly and without effort, in François Bayle’s music…"
Volume 18 of Bayle's complete works (cycle Bayle vol. 18).