Wagner

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem - Wagner: Gotterdammerung (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem - Wagner: Götterdämmerung (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.50 Gb+7.68 Gb (2xDVD9) | 281 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

Under the baton of James Levine, Gotterdammerung ("The Twilight of the Gods") has a narrative drive that reminds us that, of all the individual operas in Wagner's Ring cycle, this is the one most about human emotions and the one in which its heroes are pulled into a world where they are most vulnerable to them. Siegfried Jerusalem as Siegfried and Hildegard Behrens as Brunnhilde never, in a sense, stand a chance: they are innocents who allow themselves to be manipulated not merely by the villainous Hagen, but by the ordinary venality of Gunther and his sister Gutrune, who goes along with a dirty little scheme to get what she wants, and is destroyed by it.
James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris - Wagner: Siegfried (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris - Wagner: Siegfried (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb+4.32 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 253 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

James Levine makes Siegfried, sometimes the problem child among the four operas of Wagner's Ring cycle, attractive and interesting. He is aware of the darker side of some of the comic scenes–the seemingly benevolent dwarf Mime carries the weight of Wagner's many prejudices–but manages to keep them uneasy rather than positively sinister thanks to the finally judged performance of Heinz Zednik. Siegfried Jerusalem is admirable as Siegfried, full of boyish enthusiasm during the reforging of the sword, and of authority in his confrontations with the dragon and with Wotan. (The dragon itself is, as so often, an unfortunate compromise between realism and stylisation.) James Morris is extraordinary in Wotan's scenes here, his combination of injured pride and relieved joy when Siegfried demonstrates, by shattering his spear, that Wotan has entirely lost control of events is exemplary.
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, James Levine - Wagner: Lohengrin (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:33:20 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Met Opera | Catalog: 811357013403

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.

Richard Wagner incontra i Pink Floyd  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at May 20, 2018
Richard Wagner incontra i Pink Floyd

Richard Wagner incontra i Pink Floyd by Claudio Santelli
Italian | 2017 | ISBN: n/a | 355 pages | PDF | 22.6 MB
VA - Ultimate Wagner: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Wagner: The Essential Masterpieces (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 06:18:58 min | Covers included | 1,81 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Decca

Five CDs of otherworldly beauty and power that revolutionized opera. These 19th-century masterworks include selections and scenes from Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Parsifal. Performances by Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, Waltraud Meier, Wolfgang Windgassen, Peter Hofmann, Theo Adam, Matti Salminen with Georg Solti, James Levine and others.
Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Wagner: Die Walkure (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Wagner: Die Walküre (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 240 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4227 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 240 min | 13,00 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Sir Simon Rattle has distinguished himself through his long-term relationships with a number of orchestras, wide-ranging repertoire and innovative educational and audiencebuilding activities. He is currently Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Principal Artist with the OAE. Sir Simon first conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in 1987 and appeared regularly with the orchestra in subsequent years.The summer of 2006 saw the first instalment of their Wagner Ring Cycle at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Sir Simon's most recent appearance at the Proms in Wagner brought forth ecstatic reviews, which bodes well for possible future installments of the Aix /Salzburg Ring on Bel Air Classiques.
Marek Janowski / Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (2003) (14 CDs Box Set)

Marek Janowski / Staatskapelle Dresden - Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (2003) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 14:07:01 min | 3,54 Gb | Covers, booklet (jpeg) ->6 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: BMG Classic

On the surface, this Ring cycle recording might seem like a poor relation to those by Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, and others, or to the live recordings from the 1950s by the likes of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Clemens Kraus, and Hans Knappertsbusch. The very names constitute big guns in opera, and their respective casts are not exactly weak either. Complicating matters further is the fact that Marek Janowski's Ring was originally released by Eurodisc/Ariola, a European-based label that, while huge over there, never had the profile or prestige of Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, orEMI; the fact that it's now on RCA/BMG doesn't exactly help, either, as the latter has lost a good deal of its luster as a major label since the 1980s. But the Janowski Ring also occupies its own place in history…
Christian Thielemann - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (2009) (14 CDs Box Set)

Christian Thielemann - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (2009) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 14:54:51 min | 3,8 Gb | Scans ->24 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Opus Arte

Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008, this production stars a host of international stars including Michelle Breedt, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Hans-Peter Konig, Linda Watson & Eva-Maria Westbroek. Christian Thielemann, one of the most sought-after conductors in the world, takes the baton with the Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Daniel Barenboim - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (2011) (14 CDs Box Set)

Daniel Barenboim - Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (2011) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 4 Gb | Scans->111 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 14 CDs, 14:47:38 min | 2,09 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Warner Classics

The production of a new Ring at the Bayreuth Festival is an event that takes place every six years. Bayreuth recordings of the complete cycle are rare; this is only the third official audio recording and the second filmed version. The Kupfer/Barenboim Ring was performed over a five-year period and recorded at the conclusion when the "Bayreuth Workshop" had raised "the quality of the performance to an almost unsurpassable level".
Vanessa Wagner - Ravel: Piano Works (2014) [5.1 Edition] [Official Digital Download MCH 24-bit/96kHz]

Vanessa Wagner - Ravel: Piano Works (2014) [5.1 Edition]
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:15 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Pavane pour une infante défunte“, an early work, takes us into the world of dance that perfumes the musical world of Ravel. „Gaspard de la nuit“ in the French Romantic tradition, is a triptych inspired by three of Aloysius Bertrand's prose-ballads: Ondine, the water nymph; Le Gibet (Gallows), paints a gruesome picture of „a bell tolling from the walls of a city, beneath the skyline, and the body of a hanged man, reddened by the setting sun“; Scarbo, depicts the night-time mischief of a mocking dwarf. We return to the dance with the bold‚ “Valses nobles et sentimentales“, a series of waltzes written in 1911. Finally, „Ma Mère l'Oye“ (Mother Goose), shows Ravel's affection for his childhood days. Vanessa Wagner brings out the modernity of these scores, their sudden movements of violence, their moments of ineffable sweetness. She plays with rigour, intensity and a velvet touch.