Louvre Epub

Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Oct. 14, 2017
Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB

Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB
MP4 | Video: 540p | Duration: 3:17:59 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1568.4 MB
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Lully: Acis & Galatée (1998)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Lully: Acis & Galatée (1998)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:21 | 550 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 453497-2

The pastoral tragedy Acis et Galatée was Lully's last finished work, a three-act extravaganza complete with an opening Prologue, a closing Passacaglia, and assorted dances interspersed throughout. In the right performance, it is at once an inspiring work, a relaxing work, and even an entertaining work and this performance by the Choeurs des Musiciens du Louvre led by Marc Minkowski is surely the right performance.
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (1992)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 75:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2292 45739-2 | Recorded: 1992

Corelli's older Roman contemporary, Alessandro Stradella, was held in high esteem both by his contemporaries and by later generations of composers. Among his patrons in Rome were the exiled Queen Christina of Sweden and the Colonna and Pamphili families. Stradella's amorous adventures, which eventually led to his murder in Genoa at the age of 37 subsequently gave rise to a novel, an opera by Flotow, a poem, a play and a song text. Though an outstanding oratorio composer he was considered in his own lifetime foremost as a composer for the theatre and his great gifts in this direction enabled him to treat the New Testament story of the imprisonment and murder of John the Baptist with considerable dramatic force.

BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 22, 2017
BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)

BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4330 Kbps | 1 h 28 min | 2.79 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Paris-based writer Andrew Hussey travels through the glorious art and surprising history of an extraordinary French institution to show that the story of the Louvre is the story of France. As well as exploring the masterpieces of painters such as Veronese, Rubens, David, Chardin, Gericault and Delacroix, he examines the changing face of the Louvre itself through its architecture and design. Medieval fortress, Renaissance palace, luxurious home to kings, emperors and more recently civil servants, today it attracts eight million visitors a year. The documentary also reflects the very latest transformation of the Louvre - the museum's recently-opened Islamic Gallery.
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Gluck: Armide [1999]

Gluck - Armide (Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre) [1999]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 459 616 2 | TT: 79.19+60.09 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 593 Mb

‘Perhaps the best of all my works’, said Gluck of his Armide. But this, the fifth of his seven ‘reform operas’, has never quite captured the public interest as have Orfeo, Alceste, the two Iphigenies and even Paride ed Elena. Unlike those works it is based not on classical mythology but on Tasso’s crusade epic, Gerusalemme liberata. No doubt Gluck turned to this libretto, originally written by Quinault, to challenge Parisian taste by inviting comparison with the much-loved Lully setting. Its plot is thinnish, concerned only with the love of the pagan sorceress Armide, princess of Damascus, for the Christian knight and hero Renaud, and his enchantment and finally his disenchantment and his abandonment of her; the secondary characters have no real life. Its style, largely determined by the structure of the libretto, is closer to the French tragedie-lyrique traditions than are Gluck’s more familiar operas, with its short airs gliding into arioso and recitative.
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (2001)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:45:32 | 549 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: DG 471-133-2

Following the success of 1999's thrilling Armide, Marc Minkowski and his excellent cast fully convey the power and drama of Gluck's masterpiece. They pull you into the story (based on a play by Euripides) through the emotional truth of their interpretation. The opening quiet strings create an air of mystery dispelled by a ferocious storm magnificently conveyed by these early-music specialists. Within a few phrases of Iphigénie's opening lament, Delunsch creates a believable, sympathetic character.

Los guardianes del Louvre, de Jiro Taniguch  Comics

Posted by Coda at June 27, 2017
Los guardianes del Louvre, de Jiro Taniguch

Los guardianes del Louvre, de Jiro Taniguch
Ponent mon, 2015 | Spanish | CBR | 136 págs. | 54.7 MB

Al término de un viaje colectivo a Europa, un dibujante japonés hace una etapa en solitario en París, con intención de visitar los museos de la capital. Pero, postrado en la cama de la habitación de su hotel por una insidiosa fiebre, se encuentra confrontado ante todo a una forma de soledad absoluta, la de los que sufren en tierra extraña, privados de cualquier recurso inmediato en el corazón de lo desconocido.
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski - Schubert: Complete Symphonies (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski - Schubert: Complete Symphonies (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 247:04 minutes | 2.46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Initially a bassoonist, Marc Minkowski began conducting at an early age, notably under the guidance of Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial School in the United States. At the age of nineteen he founded Les Musiciens du Louvre, an ensemble that was to play an active role in the Baroque revival. After their success at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2009 with a complete cycle of Haydn's 'London' Symphonies recorded live by Na+¯ve (their exclusive record label since 2007), Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble now release the complete Schubert symphonies.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Lully: Phaeton [1994]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 21, 2017
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Lully: Phaeton [1994]

Lully - Phaëton (Marc Minkowski) [1994]
Classical | Erato 4509-91737-2 | TT: 144' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 607 Mb

Phaeton was first produced not at the Palais-Royal Theatre in Paris but modestly at Versailles in January 1683. In the spring of that year it transferred to the Palais-Royal and was well enough thought of to enjoy revivals at regular intervals into the early 1740s. Indeed, rather as Atys became known as the ''King's opera'' and Isis as the musicians', Phaeton acquired its sobriquet, ''the opera of the people''. Among the many attractive airs ''Helas! Une chaine si belle'' (Act 5) was apparently a favourite duet of Parisian audiences, while ''Que mon sort serait doux'' (Act 2), another duet, was highly rated by Lully himself. In 1688 Phaeton was chosen to inaugurate the new Royal Academy of Music at Lyon where, as Jerome de la Gorce remarks in his excellent introduction, it was so successful ''that people came to see it from forty leagues around''. The present recording is a co-production between Erato and Radio France, set up to mark the occasion of the opening of the new Opera House at Lyon.
Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Dardanus [2000]

Rameau - Dardanus (Marc Minkowski) [2000]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 463 476-2 | TT: 78.49+76.54 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 677 Mb

The story of rival factions, divine interventions, and love triumphing over obstacles political and personal clearly inspired some of Rameau's most adventurous musical evocations (just one example might be the fascinating harmonic language he uses to depict a magician commanding an eclipse). It's this spirit of daring experiment that Rameau expert Marc Minkowski relishes throughout this magnificent, high-octane, deftly tailored account. He fires the authentic-instrument group Les Musiciens du Louvre into his customary whiplash speeds, which are just perfect for the air of martial excitement that prevails, while the many dance-centered numbers have a muscular grace. The result in general is some of his best work to date on disc, with a special emphasis on the through line of the score. The cast is spectacular–young in demeanor, passionate, and superbly fluent in the idiom. Consider the vocal acting of Véronique Gens as the conflicted heroine Iphise (in love with her father's enemy), with its rich emotional involvement; there's an exciting chemistry between her and the title hero John Mark Ainsley, who gently tapers his vibrato into a beautifully nuanced tenor–now forlorn and outcast, now assertively heroic. Less satisfying is Laurent Naouri's inconsistently projected lower range as the antihero Anténor. The chorus has been beautifully prepared. For this recording, Minkowski uses Rameau's original 1739 version, with some interpolations of especially compelling material from the slimmed-down 1744 revision. (Thomas May)