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Artaxerxes

Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 5, 2017
Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]

Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]
Classical | Linn CKD 358 | TT: 137.27 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 594 Mb

'Artaxerxes is a rare beast, perhaps a unique one: an 'opera seria' composed to English words. Almost all of the numbers are solo arias; there are two duets, and an ensemble Finale newly composed by Duncan Druce to replace the missing ending. Arne owes much to Handel, but he tends to write more concisely. This studio recording is based on a staged production, and it shows in the natural way in which the characters interact. The recitatives—also new, composed by Ian Page—are delivered with conviction, flowing seamlessly into the arias. Christopher Ainslie as Artaxerxes woos with honeyed tone, while Caitlin Hulcup as his friend Arbaces impresses with her coloratura. 'The soldier, tir'd of war's alarms', recorded years ago by Joan Sutherland, goes to the excellent Elizabeth Watts as Arbaces' lover. There's much delectable writing for the woodwind and horns, all beautifully played. This lively account of a charming work will give much pleasure' (Classic FM)
Soloists, The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman - Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs

Thomas Arne - Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs
Christopher Robson, countertenor; Ian Partridge, tenor; Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor; Catherine Bott, soprano; Philippa Hyde, soprano;
The Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22073 | Time: 02:20:20

Artaxerxes, premiered in London in 1762, was the first full-length opera seria sung in English. It proved a great success and helped to revive the fortunes of Thomas Arne, whose career had been in the doldrums. The opera featured his new protégée and mistress Charlotte Brent in the role of Mandane and Arne lavished attention on her music. Mandane’s arias and those of the hero Arbaces provide many of the opera’s high points, with their rich orchestrations, virtuoso vocal parts and captivating tunes. Though based on the Handelian model, Artaxerxes shows both Arne’s talent at the later galant style and his penchant for folk-like, pastoral airs. The results are mostly a delight (if a tad lightweight for the libretto’s blood ’n’ thunder deeds), with a variety of attractive arias further enhanced by Arne’s deft use of woodwind. Christopher Robson in the title role and Catherine Bott, thrilling as Mandane, head a fine team of singers: my only complaint is that Patricia Spence’s forceful Arbaces too often slips into shrill and strident mode.

Joan Sutherland - Complete Decca Studio Recitals (23CD Box Set, 2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 12, 2018
Joan Sutherland - Complete Decca Studio Recitals (23CD Box Set, 2011)

Joan Sutherland - Complete Decca Studio Recitals (23CD Box Set, 2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*image+.cue+.log,scans) | Run Time: 20:08:41 | 5,31 Gb | Covers - 11,62 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca

Decca pays tribute to Joan Sutherland - "La Stupenda" to her numerous fans - with a limited-edition 23-CD set of her complete studio recitals. Joan Sutherland shot to international fame in February1959 when she sang the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a month later she recorded her first solo album in Paris for Decca - the start of an exclusive association that would last until her retirement from the operatic stage on 31 December 1990. This is the first time all of Joan Sutherland's studio recitals have been made available in a single collection and the set is released in time for what would have been the diva's 85th birthday on 7 November; October 10 marks the first anniversary of her death. The CDs are presented in sleeves with original cover art a 48-page booklet contains an appreciation of Joan Sutherland by opera wrter and critic George Hall.
Ian Page & Classical Opera / The Mozartists - Mozart in London (2018)

Ian Page & Classical Opera / The Mozartists - Mozart in London (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:49 | 348 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Records

This 2-CD set presents an unprecedented survey of Mozart’s childhood visit to London in 1764-65. Ian Page conducts his outstanding period-instrument orchestra in a fascinating and wide-ranging programme which includes Mozart’s remarkable first symphony (composed when he was eight years old), along with his two other London symphonies and his first concert aria. The repertoire also explores the music that was being performed in London during Mozart’s stay, including works by J. C. Bach, Thomas Arne, Abel, Pescetti, Perez, George Rush and William Bates, many of which have not previously been recorded, and the large cast of soloists includes eight singers and harpsichordist Steven Devine.
Ruby Hughes - Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London (2018)

Ruby Hughes - Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 258 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 20 | Time: 78:08 min

Excelling in Renaissance and baroque repertoire, the young British soprano Ruby Hughes pays tribute to Handels last prima donna, the Italian soprano Giulia Frasi. For her debut recording on Chandos she has chosen a selection of celebrated arias composed for Frasi by Handel, in his late oratorios Susanna, Solomon, Theodora, and Jephtha, and other composers of the era, whose works are now much less familiar, offering several modern premieres. Performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Laurence Cummings, and recorded in surroundsound, this programme is unique of its kind.

TTC Video - The Persian Empire [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at May 5, 2016
TTC Video - The Persian Empire [repost]

TTC Video - The Persian Empire
24xWEBRip | English | M4V + PDF Guidebook | 640 x 480 | AVC ~1500 kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 128 kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 11:59:12 | 8.21 GB
Genre: eLearning / History, War, Politics

What do we know about the Persian Empire? For most of the past 2,500 years, we've heard about it from the ancient Greek perspective: a decadent civilization run by despots, the villains who lost the Battle of Marathon and supplied the fodder for bad guys in literature and film. But is this image really accurate?
The Origins of the 'Second' Temple: Persian Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem (Bibleworld) (repost)

Diana Edelman, "The Origins of the 'Second' Temple: Persian Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem (Bibleworld)"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1845530179 | PDF | 440 pages | 4.5 MB

TTC Video - The Persian Empire [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 7, 2015
TTC Video - The Persian Empire [Repost]

TTC Video - The Persian Empire
Course No. 3117 | .M4V, AVC, 1500 kbps, 640x480 | English, AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.21 GB
Lecturer: Professor John W. Lee Ph.D.
Various Artists - The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 (2011) [Linn 24-96]

Various Artists - The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:56 minutes | 1,23 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

Linn Records' fifth volume in its popular sampler series features an opulent selection of tracks from its catalogue of award-winning artists. ‘The Super Audio Collection Volume 5' is a stunning new collection of Hi-Fi demonstration quality tracks chosen from the bestselling albums of 2010-11.

TTC Video - The Persian Empire  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by groovebeat at June 10, 2013
TTC Video - The Persian Empire

TTC Video - The Persian Empire
DVD-Rip | MP4 | H.264 @ 1.3 Mbit/s | 640x480 | AAC Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 44 KHz | 12 Hours | 8.2 GB
Genre: History | Language: English

The Persian Empire is your opportunity to see one of the greatest empires in the ancient world from a fresh new perspective: its own. Over the span of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor John W. I. Lee of the University of California, Santa Barbara—a distinguished teacher and an expert on the long-buried secrets of the ancient world—takes the role of a history detective and examines Persian sources to reveal what we now know about this grand civilization.