Giovanni Levine

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 30, 2017
Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 258 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 439 949-2 | TT: 59’04

This disc of Mozart's opera arias manages to capture the perfection of Kathleen Battle's first disc of Mozart concert arias conducted under Previn. We are accorded the opportunity and privilege to hear Ms. Battle essay characters that she never did in the opera house, Constanze, Cherubino, and the Countess among them. In "Porgi amor," the CD's opening track, she negotiates the long passages of the Countess' aria with seeming ease. Hers is a smaller voice than we are used to hearing in the role but this is unimportant as her vocal acting is superb, bringing the heartache housed in the libretto fully to life…
By M. Bish
Kathleen Battle, Placido Domingo Live in Tokyo 1988 (James Levine)

Kathleen Battle, Placido Domingo Live in Tokyo 1988 (James Levine) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | CD 60:05 | Scans | 250.4 MB
Classical/Chorus/Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, DE | C/N: 427 686-2

Kathleen Battle and Placido Domingo delight the listener from start to finish in this complilation. Most notable are the duets from La Traviata and The Merry Widow. In my experience of soprano/tenor performances, one voice usually is stronger or more powerful than the other, thus disappointing to that listener who is seeking a perfect blending of voices. Ms. Battle and Mr. Domingo achieve that perfect blend on each duet on this CD. Their solo performances are equally outstanding. It is no wonder they are in such demand with audiences in Japan where this CD was recorded live, as well as throughout the world.
Mozart - Don Giovanni (James Levine, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming) [2005]

Mozart - Don Giovanni (James Levine, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming) [2005]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.91 Gb + 5.31 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | 180 min | +3% Recovery

This fabulous 2000 production of Don Giovanni is the best - bar none. I have seen many, many productions of this greatest of all operas and none come even close to this brilliantly cast production. Outstanding are Solvieg Kringelborn, who nearly (but not quite) steals the show as a very funny! Donna Elvira and Paul Groves, much more sympathetic than usual in the role of Don Ottavio. Fleming, Hong, Relyea and Koptchak are terrific. But, Don Giovanni lovers literally haven't lived until they see and hear the matchless pair of Bryn Terfel as the Don and Ferruccio Furlanetto as Leporello. They both possess wonderful voices and first-class acting chops. In fact, IMO, Furlanetto is a comic genius and the best actor in opera. The fact that both Terfel and especially Furlanetto are very attractive men doesn't hurt either,I could watch them forever..
Bononcini Giovanni - La Nemica D'Amore Fatta Amante (Chiara Banchini)

Bononcini Giovanni - La Nemica D'Amore Fatta Amante (Chiara Banchini)
Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Scans | 336 MB | TT 68:30
Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini
Released: 2003 | Label: Zig Zag Territories
Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Telemann (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Telemann (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:09 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The year 2017 will mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers of the Baroque era. Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico have taken this opportunity to pay tribute to his eclecticism in a programme juxtaposing works that move constantly between French and Italian stylistic traditions. On this disc, Giovanni Antonini not only directs the ensemble, but also returns to the recorder, his own instrument of choice (as it was the composer’s), and performs the Suite in A minor, the Concerto in C major and the Concerto da camera in G minor. We will also discover a curiosity, a sonata for chalumeaux.
Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme De Génie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-96]

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme De Génie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.39 Gb
Classical | Label: Alpha

Haydn 2032, the ambitious project of recording the complete symphonies of Haydn, has been placed from the start under the artistic direction of Giovanni Antonini, with two ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, which made the first four volumes, and the Kammerochester Basel, to which this fifth volume and the next two are assigned.
L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)

L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 64:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM 1006 | Recorded: 2009

Amongst several contemporaries of Scarlatti who devoted themselves to the solo cantata, one of the most prolific was influential globetrotter Giovanni Bononcini, who wrote up to 283. During the first quarter of the 18th century, Bononcini's cantatas represented the principal trend of this genre. In these works, a fluent and effective technique is combined with a real gift for the composition of melodies. These lamenti are the central element of Bononcini's dramatic works; his genius is perfectly adapted to tender and pathetic emotions. Another important aspect of his music is the magnificent use of the text. In 1789, Charles Burney called Bononcini "the most prolific cantatas composer" and claimed that Bononcini's recitatives were universally perceived as the best of their time. Now, Cyril Auvity and his ensemble L'Yriade offer an enthusiastic and totally committed interpretation of some of Bononcini's cantatas, revealing the extreme force of those magical works.

Glass Souls - Maurizio de Giovanni  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Nov. 15, 2017
Glass Souls - Maurizio de Giovanni

Glass Souls - Maurizio de Giovanni
English | 2017 | 424 Pages | ISBN: 160945409X | EPUB | 1.24 MB

The eighth entry in Maurizio de Giovanni's internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.
In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate…
Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme de génie (2017)

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme de génie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:42 min | 401 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Haydn 2032, the ambitious project of recording the complete symphonies of Haydn, has been placed from the start under the artistic direction of Giovanni Antonini, with two ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, which made the first four volumes, and the Kammerochester Basel, to which this fifth volume and the next two are assigned.

"Perception of Beauty" ed. by Martha Peaslee Levine  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by exLib at Nov. 3, 2017
"Perception of Beauty" ed. by Martha Peaslee Levine

"Perception of Beauty" ed. by Martha Peaslee Levine
ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 9535135821 535135813 9789535135814 9789535135821 | 216 pages | PDF | 31 MB

This book will lead to a deeper understanding and contemplation of nature, art, and the world around u