Ballad Operas

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 10, 2017
V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,67 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 1995

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. His work has sometimes been criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and for being essentially melodrama during his early years. He was an atheist. Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.
Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)

Christoph-Mathias Mueller, Goettinger Symphonie Orchester - Claude Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe Operas (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:28:49 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pan Classics | Catalog: PC10342

The listener may be forgiven for not knowing that any Debussy "Edgar Allan Poe Operas" existed, for neither of the works recorded here was ever completed. Moreover, and you don't learn this unless you read the notes or have investigated for yourself, one of them was hardly begun. After the success of Pelléas et Mélisande in New York, Debussy was encouraged to adapt a pair of Poe's short stories for a new American production. Debussy needed little encouragement and quickly produced a pair of scenarios, but other projects intervened, and the operas were never finished. The more complete one is La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher), for which there are substantial sketches and several full realizations including the one here by "creative musicologist" Robert Orledge.

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 6, 2015
George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,23 Gb
Label: Sony / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 29, 2015
Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)

Maria Callas - Her Greatest Operas: Box Set 10 CD (2010)
Classical/Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,30 Gb | Covers 5,5 Mb
Label: Membrane | Release Year: 2010

Although Maria Callas died over three decades ago, she remains an icon: as a supreme singing-actress; as a celebrity, and as a woman of great style and elegance. The epitome of the operatic diva, the American-born Greek soprano is recognised as a singer who defined, and even redefined opera in the 20th century and she has never lost her place among the world’s top-selling classical artists.
George Frideric Handel - Six Operas (Alan Curtis & Il Complesso Barocco, 2009) [Re-Post]

George Frideric Handel - Six Operas (Alan Curtis & Il Complesso Barocco, 2009) (15 CD)
Classical | EAC & FLAC (TRACKS+CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 4,8 GB
Released: 2009 | Label: Virgin Classics

V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 30, 2017
V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)

V.A. - Richard Wagner - The Complete Operas (43CD Box Set, 2005)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6,03 Gb | Scans 17,11 Mb
Label: Membran International Documents

Richard Wagner is best known for creating several complex operas, including Tristan and Isolde and Ring Cycle, as well as for his anti-semitic writings. 43 CD set on Membran International Documents: Der Fliegende Hollander (Krauss–1944); Tannhauser (Heger–1951); Lohengrin (Keilberth–1953); Das Rheingold (Neuhold–1993); Die Walküre (Neuhold–1994); Siegfried (Neuhold–1994); Götterdämmerung (Neuhold –1995); Rienzi (Zillig–1950); Parsifal (Knappertsbusch–1951); Die Feen (Ötvös–1998); Meistersinger (Karajan–1951); Das Liebesverbot (Heger–1963); Tristan & Isolde (Furtwängler–1952). Included is a 24 page booklet with cast lists, plot summaries, and background notes.

Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 19, 2017
Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007) (Repost)

Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 13:52:21 | 3,86 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Bravissimo | Catalog: BRV 9806

Five complete operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1949–1974. A stunning array of great artists in Mozart’s most beloved operatic works!

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 17, 2017
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 1mn | 2,50 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Western, Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Sam Peckinpah

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a way station for stagecoach passengers and prospers – until the modern age appears on the horizon.
Eddie Higgins Trio – Ballad Higgins (2005) [Venus TKCV-35356, Japan]

Eddie Higgins Trio – Ballad Higgins (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus TKCV-35356 | ~ 303 or 136 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 29 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop

A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades…

Rock On: An Office Power Ballad (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at June 22, 2017
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad (Repost)

Dan Kennedy, "Rock On: An Office Power Ballad"
2008 | ISBN: 1565125096 | English | 224 Pages | EPUB | 2.10 MB