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Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 23, 2017
Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)

Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 543 Mb | Total time: 51:58+70:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 915-2 | Recorded: 2002

This opera, Handel's penultimate, is relatively direct, both in its scoring–just strings and oboes–and its plot: Rosmene (soprano) must choose between Tirinto (mezzo-soprano), whom she loves and who loves her, and Imeneo (bass-baritone), who rescued her from pirates. Rosmene's confidante Clomiri (soprano) loves Imeneo, but it is unrequited; he loves Rosmene. Argenio (bass) is Rosmene's father; he wants her to marry Imeneo. This simplicity might lead you to believe that the opera is lightweight or emotionally void (it was referred to as an "operetta" at its premiere), but it's remarkable how involved the listener gets in the plot. Until the very last moment we don't know who Rosmene will select, and furthermore, when she feigns madness because she must choose between duty and love, she either feigns it so well that we believe her too, or like Hamlet, she actually is mad–at least for a little while. She opts for duty and picks Imeneo, explaining in a brief final aria that she's like a boat at the mercy of the wind that has gone from one shore to another: "Dear deserted shore," she sings to Tirinto, "if fate took it elsewhere, how did the unfortunate boat commit a sin?"

Keyra Augustina  Graphics

Posted by Sanday at Feb. 17, 2009
Keyra Augustina

Keyra Augustina
JPG | 15 Pages | 950x1254 | 1,01 MB

Franz Joseph Haydn - Die Feuersbrunst  Music

Posted by Kushami at Nov. 26, 2010
Franz Joseph Haydn - Die Feuersbrunst

Franz Joseph Haydn - Die Feuersbrunst (NEW RIP with logs)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans | 550mb
CPO | Recorded: 2006 | Released: 2009
Capella Augustina - Andreas Spering

In honour of Haydn's bicentenary CPO are delighted to present a rarely recorded work; Haydn's two act singspiel Die Feuersbrunst oder das abgebrannte Haus (The Conflagration or The Burned House).

Franz Joseph Haydn - The Creation (Die Schopfung)  Music

Posted by Kushami at March 11, 2010
Franz Joseph Haydn - The Creation (Die Schopfung)

Franz Joseph Haydn - The Creation (Die Schopfung)
NAXOS | Recorded: 2003 | Released: 2005
VokalEnsemble Koln - Capella Augustina - Andreas Spering
Franz Joseph Haydn - The Creation (Die Schopfung)

Although The Creation is no stranger to period-instrument performance, two in particular spring to mind as particularly outstanding. The first of these is Christopher Hogwood's on L'Oiseau-Lyre, which is in English and remains the only version to assemble the huge forces for which Haydn actually wrote, with singularly thrilling results. Second, there is Hengelbrock on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, who demonstrated that at least on recordings the music can sound just as big and colorful, but without extensive doubling of instrumental parts. In his version of The Seasons, René Jacobs accomplished a similar feat, and so does this newcomer, even outdoing Hengelbrock in wringing every last drop of color from Haydn's perennially fresh orchestration. All of the other period performances, including Brüggen, Weil, Harnoncourt (twice), Kuijken, and Gardener, stand at some remove from these three.

The Gauntlet (1977)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Feb. 27, 2018
The Gauntlet (1977)

The Gauntlet (1977)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 532 | x264 @ 1975 Kbps | 1h 49mn | 1,85 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Thriller | Director: Clint Eastwood

A cop who has seen better days, hard-living Ben Shockley (Clint Eastwood) is recruited to escort Augustina "Gus" Mally (Sondra Locke), a key witness in a mob trial, from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Gus is a beautiful but coarse call girl who claims to have information that makes the two highly expendable targets. Ben starts to believe her after numerous attempts are made to kill them as they travel across the unforgiving desert, pursued by angry bikers and corrupt police officers.
VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Sacred Masterpieces (2012) (10 CD Box Set)

VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Sacred Masterpieces (2012) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 3,01 Gb | Scans -> 149 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 11:39:26 min | 1,91 Gb
Genre: Classical, Choral - Sacred; Instrumental; Vocal / Label: Naxos

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers. All boxes come with a fascinating booklet with detailed information on the genre itself, chronological placement of each work, and a comprehensive study of the music. A fitting celebration of 25 years of superb music from Naxos, the worlds favourite classical label.

Magic Mirror / Espelho Magico (2005) [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Sept. 18, 2013
Magic Mirror / Espelho Magico (2005) [Re-UP]

Magic Mirror (2005)
A Film by Manoel de Oliveira
DVD9 Custom | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | Cover | 02:11:32 | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English (added)
Genre: Art-house, Drama

Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime pretensions. Isn't it enough for her to have an Aston Martin and a Jaguar in the garage and ten different dresses per season? It was all professor Heschel's fault. Or someone else's. Anyway, to go beyond the promise is heresy. Alfreda said that she wouldn't rest until she saw the Virgin and made her some questions. Filipe Quinta, the Forger, says he has a solution. Meanwhile, Bahia, her husband, listens do music.

Franz Joseph Haydn - Applausus, Cantata HobXXIVa:6  Music

Posted by Kushami at Sept. 20, 2010
Franz Joseph Haydn - Applausus, Cantata HobXXIVa:6

Franz Joseph Haydn - Applausus, Cantata HobXXIVa:6
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | HQ Scans | 552mb
Capriccio | Recorded: 2008 | Released: 2010
Capella Augustina - Andreas Spering

The celebratory cantata Applausus (1768) was commissioned in honour of the abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl; because Haydn was unable to be present, he accompanied the work with a long and informative letter on performing practice.

Wow Girls-July 2005  Magazines

Posted by FrankHB at June 20, 2008
Wow Girls-July 2005

Wow Girls-July 2005
English | PDF | 123 pages | 12MB