Maria Gorban

Maria Gorban (Мария Горбань) - Maxim Photoshoot November 2013

Maria Gorban - Maxim Photoshoot November 2013
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Russian actress

Carlo Maria Giulini - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1985)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 16, 2018
Carlo Maria Giulini - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1985)

Carlo Maria Giulini - Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:59:34 | 498 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 288-2

An acclaimed and versatile conductor, Carlo Maria Giulini started his musical studies as a violinist, attending the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He studied conducting with Bernardino Molinari at Santa Cecilia and Alfredo Casella at Accademia Chigiana in Siena. After graduation, he joined the Augusteo Orchestra in Rome as a violist. As an orchestral musician, he came in contact with the great conductors of the time, including Strauss, Mengelberg, Walter, Klemperer, and Furtwängler.

Rainer Maria Rike, 1893-1908: Poetry as Process - A Poetics of Becoming  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 15, 2018
Rainer Maria Rike, 1893-1908: Poetry as Process - A Poetics of Becoming

Rainer Maria Rike, 1893-1908: Poetry as Process - A Poetics of Becoming (Legenda Main Series) by Ben Hutchinson
2006 | ISBN: 1904350534 | English | 184 pages | PDF | 20 MB
Maria Luisa Macellaro la Franca - 4 Pièces pour piano: Nocturnes (2018)

Maria Luisa Macellaro la Franca - 4 Pièces pour piano: Nocturnes (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:41:03 | 95 MB
Label: Da Vinci Classics

Baroness Charlotte de Rothschild under the name Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild published four piano pieces for the Parisian publisher Maho: a Nocturne and a Polka, both in C minor and two Waltzes, in A minor and F minor. The publication goes unnoticed until 2014. Pianist Philip Sears, in search of rare pieces on the site of the Bibliothèque National de France Gallica, found that two of these pieces are identical to Frédéric Chopin’s posthumous works: the Nocturne in C Minor B. 108, unpublished until 1937, and the Waltz in A minor B. 150, unpublished until 1955. Only dynamic indications are different, especially in the Nocturne. The homogeneous dynamics of the Maho edition in the version published by the Chopin Institute in Warsaw are more pronounced. In addition, Nocturne is indicated with Andante sostenuto instead of Andante.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster) [24-96]

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: front cover | RAR | 1.23 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either.

Maria Demina - Alisa Verner Photoshoot  Girls

Posted by nrg at Jan. 11, 2018
Maria Demina - Alisa Verner Photoshoot

Maria Demina - Alisa Verner Photoshoot
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Russian model

Maria Kotrotsou - Silence (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2018
Maria Kotrotsou - Silence (2018)

Maria Kotrotsou - Silence (2018)
Classical, New Age, Ambient | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 223 MB
Label: Maria Kotrotsou | Tracks: 10 | Time: 41:27 min

Her compositions, an ideal combination of electronic and classical music, follow on the steps of European romantic minimalism with a strong cinematic character.
Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Carl Maria von Weber (1976/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Carl Maria von Weber (1976/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:45 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

On the eve of his centenary in 2018, Sony Classical releases the most important collection, Leonard Bernstein’s classic American Columbia recordings, remastered from their original 2- and multi-track analogue tapes. This has allowed for the creation of a natural balance (for example, between the orchestra and solo instruments) that brings the quality of these half-century-old recordings, excellent for their time, up to the standards of today’s audiophiles. In addition, there has been a meticulous restoration of some earlier masterings in which LP surface noise was too rigorously eliminated at the expense of the original brilliance.
Maria Joao Pires, Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado - W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 (2012) [Repost]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 (2012)
Maria João Pires, piano; Orchestra Mozart; Claudio Abbado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0075 GH | Time: 01:00:14

It's a recording that just a few years ago would have been mainstream: a "name" pianist (albeit one much less well known in the U.S. than elsehwere), who has been playing Mozart's piano concertos since childhood, joins forces with a name conductor with whom she has frequently collaborated, leading a modern-instrument orchestra of some 70 players, with the results released on a major international-conglomerate label. Now it's distinctly unusual. But lo, there's value in the old ways. Portuguese-Brazilian pianist Maria-João Pires is a lifelong Mozart specialist, but she still has new things to say in two of Mozart's most popular piano concertos. You can chalk it up to her Buddhist outlook if you like: her readings of the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, and Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, might be described as detached without being lifeless. Her approach is most startling in the Piano Concerto No. 20, where her no-drama shaping of the material runs sharply counter to type. Sample the piano's entrance in the first movement, where it offers a twisting, tense elaboration of the main theme that is far removed from its source material. Generally pianists use this to raise the tension level, but Pires lets the unusually shaped, chromatic line speak for itself with fine effect.
Antonio Meneses & Maria Joao Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013) [Repost]

Antonio Meneses & Maria João Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013)
works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # UCCG-1614 | Time: 01:16:34

This album was recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall in January 2012, and it would be interesting to know whether its release was planned ahead of time or motivated by ongoing affection for the performances. Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses and Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires have often played as a duo, and the easy conversational quality they have achieved is fully evident here. But the beauty goes beyond the usual chamber music competences. Meneses is rightly renowned for his rich tone, which remains undamaged even in the upper reaches of the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, a work written for a defunct six-stringed instrument somewhere between cello and guitar; it lies a bit high for the cello, but Meneses is untroubled by that. The real star of the show, though, may be Pires, who contributes some deeply mysterious Brahms Intermezzi and calibrates her role with astonishing precision in the duo works, emerging into full duet partnership in the final Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38. Beautiful and more, with a dark, melancholy strain unifying the whole, this is chamber music reminiscent of the golden age. Deutsche Grammophon's engineering team also deserves notice for the startling live presence, undiminished by intrusions of noise.