Di Rome

Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli di Roma - Benevoli: Missa "In angusita pestilentiae", 1656 (2018)

Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli di Roma - Benevoli: Missa "In angusita pestilentiae", 1656 (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 240 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 16 | Time: 56:08 min

Orazio Benevoli was one of the most important Roman Baroque composers. Born in Rome in 1605, as a twelve-year-old he joined the pueri cantores (choirboys) of the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, where he remained until 1623. The following year he assumed the post of maestro di cappella at Santa Maria in Trastevere; then at Santo Spirito in Saxia and later on at San Luigi dei Francesi. In 1644 he moved to Vienna to serve at the court of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Hapsburg.
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Martirio di Sant’Orsola (2006)

Franck-Emmanuel Comte, Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Martirio di Sant’Orsola (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 59:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | # Lidi 0202176-07 | Recorded: 2006

Il Martirio di Sant'Orsola was probably written and sung in Rome between 1695 and 1700. The identification of the author of the libretto and the circumstances of composition remain unknown. The handwritten score and its separate parts, preserved in the Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon and returned here, is indeed the only European version of the work. It was copied for the Academy of Fine Arts of Lyon to which it belonged, probably by amateurs bringing back from their travels many works, as evidenced by the importance of the Italian music in the funds Lyons. The orators of Scarlatti were played from 1718 to 1731 at the Academy.

The Bicycle Thief (1948) Ladri di biciclette  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at April 1, 2018
The Bicycle Thief (1948) Ladri di biciclette

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
DVDRip | MKV | 640x480 | x264 @ 3775 Kbps | 90 min | 2,73 Gb
Audio: Italian AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, Vittorio De Sica's Academy Award-winning Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) defined an era in cinema. In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle, his main means of transportation for work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and dazzlingly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodied all the greatest strengths of the neorealist film movement in Italy: emotional clarity, social righteousness, and brutal honesty.

Lonely Planet Rome  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 30, 2018
Lonely Planet Rome

Lonely Planet, Duncan Garwood, "Lonely Planet Rome, 10th Edition (Travel Guide)"
eISBN: 1787012344, ISBN: 1786572591 | 2018 | EPUB | 320 pages | 92 MB
Bruno Canino - Petrassi: Piano Concerto - Flute Concerto - La follia di Orlando Suite (2014)

Bruno Canino - Petrassi: Piano Concerto - Flute Concerto - La follia di Orlando Suite (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 285 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Time: 71:25 min

Petrassi's long creative life was marked by ceaseless absorption of ideas and by constant invention. His Flute Concerto is notable for its boldness of design and the surprise of its unorthodox sound world, where instruments rotate in block form. The Piano Concerto is more overtly virtuosic, even showing some influence from Prokofiev. The orchestral suite drawn from the ballet La follia di Orlando (The Madness of Orlando) is often clothed in Petrassi's experimental orchestral sonorities.

Death Carries a Cane (1973) Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 28, 2018
Death Carries a Cane (1973) Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio

Death Carries a Cane (1973)
DVDRip | MKV | 698x386 | x264 @ 2442 Kbps | 86 min | 1,77 Gb
Triple Audio: English, German, Italian - each track AAC 2.0 @ ~160 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A photographer named Kitty (Susan Scott) watched through a tourist telescope the killing of a woman through the window of a nearby house. She is unable to get a clear view of the killer's face, she reported the incident to the police and soon other witnesses who saw the killer fled are brutally murder, will Kitty be the next victim?
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonio Pedrotti - Respighi: Les pins de Rome & Fêtes romaines (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 245 MB
Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason | Tracks: 09 | Time: 48:24 min

Difficile d’imaginer entrée en matière plus éblouissante que celle des Pins de Rome, poème symphonique composé par Respighi en 1924, deuxième volet d’une trilogie célébrant la capitale italienne, entamée huit ans plus tôt par un hommage à quatre de ses fontaines. Un pied de nez de la trompette (un si bémol aussi sonore que dissonant) clôt la lumineuse évocation des jeux d’enfants sous les résineux de la Villa Borghese. Le Lento qui s’enchaîne nous emmène à l’entrée d’une catacombe.

Ornella Vanoni - Un pugno di stelle (2018)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 25, 2018
Ornella Vanoni - Un pugno di stelle (2018)

Ornella Vanoni - Un pugno di stelle (2018)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:36:01 | 1,51 Gb
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: RCA | Catalog: 19075823052

Born September 22, 1934, to a Milanese family, Italian singer Ornella Vanoni spent most of her twenties alternating between theater (her debut was in 1957 with Federico Zardi's I Giacobini) and music. She started by singing "le canzoni della mala," or songs about the underworld, but after meeting Gino Paoli in 1960 (with whom she wrote "Senza Fine," one of her biggest hits) she began exploring the more sentimental sounds of pop.
Alfredo Simonetto, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI - Cimarosa: Il Credulo; Sesto Bruscantini: Sings opera arias (2006)

Alfredo Simonetto, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI - Cimarosa: Il Credulo; Sesto Bruscantini: Sings opera arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 79:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archipel Records | # ARPCD 0362 | Recorded: 1956

Cimarosa’s opera, which reuses some items from the composer’s Il matrimonio in ballo of 1776, exists in two versions. The first – the holograph manuscript of which is preserved in the Conservatorio di Musica SW. Pietro a Majella, in Naples – was entitled Il credulo and consists of two acts – although the second contains only one scene and a chorus. The second version is in one act and is entitled Il credulo deluso. The manuscript of this version is in London, British Library Add MS. 16001. The one-act version omits a few items, particularly some in Neapolitan dialect.

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 14, 2018
BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3200 Kbps | 2x~59min | 2.76 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

To really understand Rome, you must understand its people - or the mob, as they were known in ancient times. As Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon explore Italy's iconic capital, they are in search of the generations of ordinary Romans who have left their mark on the city's culture and gastronomy.