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Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 792 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.
The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.

The Iron Lady [La Dame de Fer] 2011  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Sept. 13, 2014
The Iron Lady [La Dame de Fer] 2011

The Iron Lady [La Dame de Fer] 2011
DVDrip | XviD-1884 | mp3@192 | 696x288 | 2 Audio Tracks: English_1 French_2 | Sub: French idx/sub | DVD Cover & Sticker | 1h41 | 1.5 Gb
Drama, Bio | UK, France 15 Dec 2011 | Director Phyllida LLOYD

The film begins circa 2008 (opening against the backdrop of news of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing) with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone. Over the course of three days we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age, while looking back on defining moments of her personal and professional life, on which she reminisces with her (now-dead) husband, Denis Thatcher, whose death she is unable to fully accept
Voices - Benedictine Nuns Of Abbaye Notre Dame De L'annonciation (2010)

Voices - Benedictine Nuns Of Abbaye Notre Dame De L'annonciation (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001500002

The Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation, from a remote region of France near Avignon, won a worldwide search to find the world's finest female singers of Gregorian Chant. The search took in over 70 convents, including communities as far afield as North America and Africa. The Nuns' album will feature the most ancient form of Gregorian Chant, which the sisters sing eight times a day, and was the first music ever to be written down. The nuns’ album, Voices – Chant from Avignon, was intended for release before the Pope’s visit to Britain in September, but will now be released in November.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)  Video

Posted by NaVi7 at Aug. 25, 2014
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
CAM | MP4 / AVC, 2000 Kbps | 720x384 | 1h 36mn | 1.43 GB
English: AAC, 128 Kbps (2 ch) | Subtitles: None
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.
Dame Janet Baker Philips and Decca Recordings, 1961-1979 (Limited Edition) (2003) [Re-Post]

Dame Janet Baker Philips and Decca Recordings, 1961-1979 (Limited Edition) (2003)
[Classical | EAC: FLAC+CUE+LOG, Scans | Decca | 5 CD, 1.56 GB [/center]
For those of us who grew up on Janet Baker's recordings (and were lucky enough to hear her "live" as well), the sound of her voice and her singular artstic personality - British restraint coupled with fierce emotional and spiritual commitment - are indelibly imprinted in our minds and hearts. The closest current equivalent is Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, another superb artist who has charted her own course, and not surprisingly there is some overlap of repertoire, in the music of J.S. Bach, of course, but also Berlioz's Didon and Beatrice, Handel's Ariodante and Britten's Phaedra (composed for Baker).

Udemy - The Complete MacOS Developer Course - Apps for the Desktop! (Updated)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by house23 at April 28, 2017
Udemy - The Complete MacOS Developer Course - Apps for the Desktop! (Updated)

Udemy - The Complete MacOS Developer Course - Apps for the Desktop! (Updated)
MP4 | AVC 560kbps | English | 1280x720 | 30fps | 21 hours | AAC stereo 192kbps | 6.41 GB
Genre: Video Training

Using your iPhone development background, create Mac apps with Cocoa. Using the latest Swift 3 and Xcode 8 OS X. Thank you for checking out my course "The Complete MacOS Developer Course" will help you conquer the programming world of the Mac. This course for both those with an iOS background and those who are complete beginners. This course dives right into the specific tools you need to make MacOS apps.

Course Bundle | Exploring Art : Silhouette & Linear Line Art  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at April 26, 2017
Course Bundle | Exploring Art : Silhouette & Linear Line Art

Course Bundle | Exploring Art : Silhouette & Linear Line Art
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 1 Hours | Lec: 15 | 318 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Create Patterns From Silhouette Art To Prints & Create Digital Illustration With Linear Line Art

CSTE Prep Course  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at April 25, 2017
CSTE Prep Course

CSTE Prep Course
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 5 Hours | 1.05 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Get Your CSTE Certification

Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 24, 2017
Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development by Machiko Nissanke and Muna Ndulo
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0198797699 | 416 pages | PDF | 2 MB