Alan Wu

Tu po wu jiang / Break Through the Wu River (1961)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 22, 2017
Tu po wu jiang / Break Through the Wu River (1961)

Tu po wu jiang / Break Through the Wu River (1961)
Mandarin | DVDRip | MKV | 700x470 | AVC @ 1899 kb/s | 1.31 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:29:27 minutes | Subs: English, Chinese (embedded)
Genre: War

By the end of 1934, the Red Army in the vanguard of the first Army and Qin Zhang, head of political commissar, led to lightning speed by Huang Ping, Weng'an, Guizhou Wujiang River to the south bank of the yellow Village, ready to break through Wujiang River.

WU Magazine July 2011 (Nr.21 Luglio 2011)  Magazines

Posted by MGripi at June 30, 2011
WU Magazine July 2011 (Nr.21 Luglio 2011)

WU Magazine Nr.21 Luglio 2011
Fashion & Lifestyle

Italian | 66 pages | PDF | 9,0 MB

WU Magazine June 2011 (Nr.20 Giugno 2011)  Magazines

Posted by MGripi at June 10, 2011
WU Magazine June 2011 (Nr.20 Giugno 2011)

WU Magazine Nr.20 Giugno 2011
Fashion & Lifestyle

Italian | 84 pages | TRUE PDF | 12,2 MB
Chang Cheh, Wu Ma, Lau Wai Ban, Pao Hsueh-Li: The naval commandos (1977)

The naval commandos – Chang Cheh, Wu Ma, Lau Wai Ban, Pao Hsueh-Li (1977)
Mandarin | Subtitle: English | 1:46:04 | 7044 x 304 NTSC | DivX | MP3 – 96 kbps | 1400 MB
Genre: Action

The "Godfather Of The Kung-Fu Film" created this rousing epic of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy the Japanese Navy's flagship in 1937, featuring many great actors he had worked with over the years. Their courageous and desperate attempts to do just that comprise the remarkable action in this rousing epic, featuring some of the greatest actors Chang had ever made, was making, and would ever make famous.

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 26, 2017
Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 6566 | TT: 58.28+50.21+54.53 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 763 Mb

Handel wrote Floridante in 1722 for a London audience infatuated with Italian opera. The plot, like that of so many Baroque operas, was taken from ancient history and concerns romantic liaisons thrown into turmoil by political rivalries, in this case between Persia and Tyre. Handel wrote over 50 Italian operas, and it's remarkable that he was consistently able to summon such a high level of inventiveness and inspiration when faced repeatedly with librettos that must have come to look depressingly alike in the conventions of their labyrinthine plots. Handel, however, had strong enough musical and dramatic convictions that he refused to make alterations to the score of Floridante that would have changed the opera's character, after London's Royal Academy of Music informed him that changes in the performing personnel would require him to rewrite the vocal parts. Handel eventually made some adjustments, but stood firm about others – a bold position, considering the relatively low status of composers in the world of opera at the time. After the premiere with a less-than-ideal cast, Handel restored the score to his original intentions and it's that version that's heard on this recording.

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 25, 2017
Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 8073 | TT: 67.56+61.08+57.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 907 Mb

Alan Curtis continues his exemplary series of Handel operas for Archiv with Ezio, a 1732 work that has received few modern productions. Its initial limited success and failure to generate much interest until the late twentieth century may have to do with its length (over three hours), its preponderance of recitatives, and the composer's reluctance to use the voices together in ensembles, so that the entire opera, until the final chorus, consists of solo singing. Handel's gift for astute psychological insight and distinctive musical characterization is evident throughout the score, and the recitatives, which are necessary for explicating Metastasio's convoluted plot, are not a problem when they are performed with as much vivid dramatic realism as they are here.

Alan Mistero - Volume 16  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Feb. 24, 2017
Alan Mistero - Volume 16

Alan Mistero - Volume 16
Italian | CBR | 21 pages | 19.1 MB

L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Feb. 23, 2017
L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore

L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore
Français | CBR | 185 pages | 131.5 MB

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 17, 2017
Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]
Classical | Virgin 7243 5 45673 2 | TT: 61.01+65.25+50.36 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 760 Mb

Joyce Di Donato and Maite Beaumont are outstanding as the devoted couple tormented by Tiridate’s abuse of power. Their flexible and agile voices are ideally displayed in the opening scenes of Act 2 – Beaumont’s sublime ‘Quando mai’ followed by Di Donato’s powerful ‘Ombra cara’. Patrizia Ciofi is suited to the moods of the Tiridate’s long-suffering wife. Dominique Labelle is the most rounded and ideally equipped Handel soprano in the cast: the music effortlessly trips off her tongue in ‘Mirerò quel vago volto’… Alan Curtis directs with superb pace and judgement. He is a successful advocate for Handel’s first version of Radamisto, although in Act 3 he uses two pieces from the second version for dramatic reasons. I wonder how Polissena’s original climactic aria ‘Sposo ingrato’ might sound instead of the exclamatory ‘Barbiro, partirò’, but I cannot fault Curtis’s decision to opt for the more dynamic later aria. Il Complesso Barocco play neatly and sympathetically support the singers. The orchestra avoids forcing rhetorical effects too much but I wish it had mined the textural richness in Handel’s score a little deeper. However, this enjoyable performance lacks nothing essential in theatrical impact and musical drive. (David Vickers, Gramophone)
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009) (Repost)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 03:23:15 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 4777374

Alan Curtis, lauded by Opera as one of our finest conductors of Baroque opera, illumines Handel s masterpiece, Alcina, by casting, as heroine, the brilliant Joyce DiDonato. Since Alcina is historically dared by virtuosic sopranos like Sutherland and Battle, this innovative recording with a mezzo is a must-have not just for Alcina freaks but all who adore sensational vocalism. As Handel did in his time, Curtis arrays our era s finest Baroque singers such as Maite Beaumont and Karina Gauvin in supporting roles around his star. With this electrifying Alcina, first ever studio recording of the rarely heard Ezio and Rolando Villazón s new album, Handel Year 2009 is being exceptionally well feted by Deutsche Grammophon.