Christopher Wagstaff

Italian Neorealist Cinema: An Aesthetic Approach (Toronto Italian Studies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Italian Neorealist Cinema: An Aesthetic Approach (Toronto Italian Studies)

Italian Neorealist Cinema: An Aesthetic Approach (Toronto Italian Studies) by Christopher Wagstaff
English | Jan. 10, 2008 | ISBN: 0802097618 | 514 Pages | PDF | 4.65 MB

The end of the Second World War saw the emergence of neorealist film in Italy.
Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999) (Repost)

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:32 | 630 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 458 129-2

For consistently amiable, if undemanding entertainment, Albinoni’s concertos, with or without oboe, or oboes, are hard to beat. Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music here perform the 12 concertos contained in the collection published in 1722 as the composer’s Op. 9.
Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)

Roderick Williams, Christopher Yates, Martyn Brabbins - Howard Skempton: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:25 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: NMC Recordings | Catalog: NMC D234

Just ten or fifteen years ago, the idea that two pieces might be enough to fill an album of Howard Skemptons music would have seemed astonishing, but here are two works, each over 30 minutes long. Skempton takes on Coleridge's epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and presents it sparsely for solo baritone (Roderick Williams) and small chamber ensemble (BCMG).

Christopher Golden - Missione Ararat  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Oct. 2, 2017
Christopher Golden - Missione Ararat

Christopher Golden - Missione Ararat
Italian | 2017 | 347 pages | ASIN: B074F9X4LG | EPUB | 0,4 MB
VA - House Of Pride: Official Christopher Street Day Compilation (2017)

VA - House Of Pride: Official Christopher Street Day Compilation (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:25:29 | 350 Mb
Genre: Pop, Euro Dance / Label: Sony Music

The queer community in Germany allies itself and gets their own sampler: House of Pride is the official album for Christopher Street Day and Beautiful Ones by Hurts is the first common anthem. For the first time PRIDE organizers are getting together and publishing the album for the Christopher Street Day (CSD) including the first common anthem! Beautiful Ones by Hurts was selected and convinced both musically and with its clear message. Ditto! In addition, the DJs like Robin Schulz, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, All Colors, Wankelmut, and Bakermat are just as unimpressive as international pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Gossip and of course Hurts with the official anthem. They all together are in the House of Pride.
Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 060-2 | 01:11:50

Nine cello sonatas by Vivaldi have survived. Six of them were published as a set in Paris in about 1740; that set, mistakenly known as the composer's Op. 14, contains the sonatas recorded in this release. The three remaining sonatas come from manuscript collections. All but one of the six works are cast in the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern of movements of the sonata da chiesa. The odd one out, RV46, in fact, retains the four movement sequence but inclines towards the sonata da camera in the use of dance titles. The music of these sonatas is almost consistently interesting, often reaching high points of expressive eloquence, as we find, for example, in the justifiably popular Sonata in E minor, RV40. Christophe Coin brings to life these details in the music with technical assurance and a spirit evidently responsive to its poetic content. Particularly affecting instances of this occur in the third movements of the A minor and the E minor Sonatas where Coin shapes each phrase, lovingly achieving at the same time a beautifully sustained cantabile.
Christophe Coin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Concertos (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; The Academy of Ancient Music; Christopher Hogwood, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 732-2 | 00:57:32

Following his attractive performance of six of Vivaldi's cello sonatas, Christophe Coin has recorded six of the composer's 24 or so concertos for the instrument. Five of these, Michael Talbot tells us in an interesting accompanying note, probably belong to the 1720s while the sixth, the Concerto in G minor (RV416), is evidently a much earlier work. Coin has chosen, if I may use the expression somewhat out of its usual context, six of the best and plays them with virtuosity and an affecting awareness of their lyrical content. That quality, furthermore, is not confined to slow movements but occurs frequently in solo passages of faster ones, too. It would be difficult to single out any one work among the six for particular praise. My own favourite has long been the happily spirited Concerto in G major (RV413) with which Coin ends his programme. Strongly recommended. (Gramophone Magazine)
Christopher Hogwood - William Byrd: My Ladye Nevells Booke (2004)

Christopher Hogwood - William Byrd: My Ladye Nevells Booke (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:12:23 | 1,15 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4761530

This is a wonderful collection of Byrd's keyboard music. Although he is better known for his polyphony, Byrd wrote a great deal of very fine music for harpsichord, virginal and other keyboard instruments of the time; this is some of the best of it, played on the harpsichord by a real master of the instrument.
Christopher (Krzysztof) Komeda - Rosemary's Baby: Music From the Motion Picture (1968) Expanded Limited Edition 2012

Christopher (Krzysztof) Komeda - Rosemary's Baby: Music From the Motion Picture (1968/2012)
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 341 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 163 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1210 | Time: 01:11:21

La-La Land Records, Universal Music and Paramount Pictures presents Komeda's (KNIFE IN THE WATER, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS) original score to the 1968 Paramount Pictures classic chiller ROSEMARY'S BABY, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ralph Bellamy and directed by Roman Polanski. Clocking in at over 70 minutes, this special release is the definitive presentation of Komeda's chilling score, featuring the remastered original soundtrack album, the original film score (mono), source music and bonus tracks. Executive Produced by Lukas Kendall, MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys, Associate Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this release is limited to 3000 units. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Scott Bettencourt and John Takis thoughtfully examine Komeda's profound score-an important work by an underrated composer.
Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young ‎- A Nightmare On Elm Street I & II: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1989)

Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young ‎- A Nightmare On Elm Street I & II (1989)
Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 320 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-47255 | 01:04:30

This two-fer release from Varèse Sarabande pairs two of the more influential and interesting horror soundtracks of the slasher-film era. Charles Bernstein's score to Wes Craven's 1985 slasher cult classic A Nightmare on Elm Street is very much a product of its time, eschewing traditional orchestral approaches while employing state-of-the-art synthesizers and sound effects to convey the horror of Craven's suburban dreamscapes. Bernstein's unsettling cues utilize technology to strong effect, creating sinister atmospheres that effortlessly communicate the threat posed by the film's ghoulish antagonist, Freddy Krueger. The inorganic, dehumanized tones produced by the composer's synthesizers underscore the narrative's detachment from waking reality. That said, taken on its own terms the music is more than a little dated. While the best Hollywood scores boast a timelessness that transcends their origins, A Nightmare on Elm Street is immediately recognizable as a product of the mid-'80s, and whether that's a positive or a negative is left to the listener to determine.