John Sellars

Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra & John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)

Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra & John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 690 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 362Mb | 02:37:14
Classical, Opera | Label: Nonesuch Records, WEA International

John Adams’ 2005 opera explores the personal and moral issues surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb. Captured live in concert, it has colossal power and conviction. At its center is Gerald Finley’s commanding performance as Robert Oppenheimer, a scientist wracked by doubts. Having sung it at the premiere and many times since, he produces a magnificently characterized creation. Julia Bullock, Brindley Sherratt, Samuel Sakker, and Andrew Staples are all superb in supporting roles and Adams himself draws virtuoso playing from a truly galvanized BBC Symphony Orchestra. A major recording of a modern operatic classic.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018) [Official Digital Download]

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, John Adams - John Adams: Doctor Atomic (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 156:45 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

His most visionary and ambitious stage work to date … Adams’s conducting, second to none in his own music, had tremendous conviction and unique authority, with every facet of the score’s terrible beauty laid bare … thrilling playing and choral singing … Gerald Finley conveyed Oppenheimer’s moral agony with singing of great refinement and subtlety.’ — Guardian

Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 28, 2015
Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)

Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: German | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean | Run time: 135 mins | 5.08 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x544 (2.35:1) 29.97fps, 3756kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

It is no surprise that Sir Simon would one day tackle this most comprehensive of Bach’s compositions in view of his much applauded interpretation of the St. John Passion in 2006. The Berliner Morgenpost wrote at the time: “A performance of this musical calibre renders superfluous all questions about authenticity and historical performance practice. At the Philharmonie Sir Simon Rattle and his orchestra performed the St. John Passion […] with highly concentrated and flawless beauty devoid of any distorting indulgence.”

Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 21, 2015
Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)

Kozena, Padmore, Rattle - Bach: St. John Passion (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 24774 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:15:07 | 41.55 GB
Audio1: German DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3794 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: German LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

It is no surprise that Sir Simon would one day tackle this most comprehensive of Bach’s compositions in view of his much applauded interpretation of the St. John Passion in 2006. The Berliner Morgenpost wrote at the time: “A performance of this musical calibre renders superfluous all questions about authenticity and historical performance practice. At the Philharmonie Sir Simon Rattle and his orchestra performed the St. John Passion […] with highly concentrated and flawless beauty devoid of any distorting indulgence.”
Bach - St John Passion BWV 245 (Simon Rattle, Peter Sellars) 2014 [HDTV 720p]

Bach - St John Passion BWV 245 (Simon Rattle, Peter Sellars) 2014 [HDTV 720p]
H264 High@4.0, 1280x720 (16:9), 14.6 Mbps, 50 fps | AC3 2ch, 448 Kbps / MP2 2ch, 192 Kbps, German | 02:05:52 | 14.6 Gb
Oratorio | SWR HD | HDTV->TS

A scenic presentation of St. John Passion (Johannes-Passion) by Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Radio Choir, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and a director/choreographer Peter Sellars.

John Adams - Nixon in China [2012]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at April 22, 2013
John Adams - Nixon in China [2012]

John Adams - Nixon in China [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch), (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.43 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Portugues | +3% Recovery | 177 min

The world premiere of Nixon in China in October 1987 inaugurated a fresh era in American opera. The piece boldly carved out new territory by treating recent American history as suitably mythic operatic material. Skeptics thought this could result only in a trendily pop art-style ridicule of well-known political icons, but it turned out to be as valid a choice as Wagner’s dysfunctional gods or the tormented passions of verismo lovers. Years after the opera’s initial run at the Houston Grand Opera, Nixon is now recognized as a 20th-century masterpiece… —Thomas May
Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Wiener Symphoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)

Peter Sellars, Craig Smith, Wiener Symphoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 190 min | 5,57+6,32 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English | Recorded: 1990
This version was long overdue for a DVD issue. I've owned the previous VHS and Laser-Disc editions and I've snapped up this DVD edition as part of a slip-cased Da Ponte Box Set released in the UK.
The quality of singing and acting talent alone would merit an immediate purchase but the production by Peter Sellars makes it an essential recommendation to any opera lover. It grabs you by your throat and never lets up until the tragic finale. And the finale will take your breath away.

Les cloches de l'enfer - John Connolly  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at July 23, 2018
Les cloches de l'enfer - John Connolly

Les cloches de l'enfer - John Connolly
French | 2012 | 316 Pages | ISBN: 2809808740 | EPUB | 338 KB

Avec l'aide de son ami le démon Nouillh, Samuel Johnson, 11 ans, avait déjoué dans Les Portes les plans machiavéliques de l'horrible démon Ba'al. Ce dernier, qui avait pris les traits Mme Abernathy, la voisine de Samuel, souhaitait en effet livrer la Terre aux forces des ténèbres et préparer ainsi la venue du Mal Suprême…
John Williams - The Guitarist: Complete Columbia Album Collection (59CD Box Set, 2016)

John Williams - The Guitarist: Complete Columbia Album Collection (59CD Box Set, 2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image + .cue, log) | Run Time: 63:53:45 | 12,12 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music Classical

The new box contains no fewer than three different Williams recordings of that most popular of all guitar works, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez – from 1964 with the Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, from 1974 with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra, and from 1983 with Frémaux and the Philharmonia Orchestra – plus a performance of its much-loved Adagio in Williams’s celebrated 1993 “Seville Concert”. That entire concert is presented here too, on both CD and DVD – the latter also including a bonus documentary portrait of the artist.
Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics: Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel

Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics: Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel by Jürgen Renn
English | PDF | 2003 | 653 Pages | ISBN : 1402012853 | 72.01 MB

the globalization of capital has far outstripped the ability of current labor movements, organized at best on a national level, to conduct an effective defense of the interests of labor within capitalism, let alone to seriously challenge the cap­ italist system. To develop some form-or forms–of international organization of labor, long an ideological challenge ("Workers of the World Unite") has now become an urgent matter of survival for the labor movements of the world.