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Dwarves - Lick It, The Psychedelic Years 1983-1986 (1999) {Recess Records RECESS #52}

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Dwarves - Lick It, The Psychedelic Years 1983-1986 (1999) {Recess Records RECESS #52}

Dwarves - Lick It, The Psychedelic Years 1983-1986 (1999) {Recess Records RECESS #52}
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© 1983-86, 1999 Recess Records | RECESS #52
Rock / Punk Rock / Hardcore Punk / Garage Punk / Shock Rock / Noise Rock / Scum Punk

Dwarves are real! Back around 1983 or so, when hardcore had become a completely mindless "punk by numbers" style of music, (though nowhere near as stale as the nineties variety, new skool, cash crop variety) bands that were cool had to rediscover just what the hell made rock 'n' roll exciting in the first place. Most discovered the glory that is the Stooges, and then went back in time from there– MC5, Velvets, Elevators, Watchband, Sonics, Chuck Berry and earlier…

Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)

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Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)

Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66223 | Time: 01:02:51

This CD presents the brief but remarkable output of songs by Duparc during his artistic period that was cut short by a nervous affliction. These works are beautifully performed by mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker and baritone Thomas Allen, with sensitive piano accompaniment by Roger Vignoles. The collection opens with Duparc's best known melody, L'invitation au voyage, which is a setting of a text from Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal. The lovely rolling impressionist piano harmonies are played with exquisite fluidity, as they underscore Walker's velvety and intimate vocals. The Sérénade florentine is an impressionist lullaby to a loved one, delivered with touching emotion by Thomas Allen. Extase, Elégie and Testament show the influence of Wagner, and the Chanson triste is one of Duparc's early, Gounod-style songs. Au pays oú se fait la guerre (1869) is also an early work, but is particularly entrancing with simple modal harmonies and easily perceived song construction. By sensitive use of passing tones in the piano, the harmonies are subtly redefined and the music is extended dramatically toward the end by expressive on-rushes.

Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)

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Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)

Marc Minkowski, Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, Inva Mula, Charles Castronovo - Gounod: Mireille (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.73 Gb+5.22 Gb (2xDVD9) | 152 min
Classical | Fra musica | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch

This production resuscitates Gounod s original composition, largely forgotten. A triumph for Minkowski, conducting at the Opera national de Paris, it attracted more than 1 million viewers when broadcast on TV! No competition on DVD or Bluray At last, Mireille one of the most original works of the 19th century has found its rightful place at the Palais Garnier. In 1854, a young Provençal poet, Fredéric Mistral, founded a literary association with a few other people, the aim of which was to uphold and illustrate its language and culture. They called this school Félibrige, a word of mysterious origin - a blend of joy, books and freedom. In 1859, he took things one step further and gave Félibrige its battle flag and masterpiece, Miréio, a vast epic love poem. As it happened, Gounod, whose Faust was created that year, read Mireille shortly after publication and was full of enthusiasm and went to Saint-Rémy de Provence to seek out this passionate music. Due to its singularity and density, the work has had a difficult career and was revised and altered several times. In 1939, Guy Ferrant and Henri Busser, disciples of Gounod, restored the original and Mireille was finally restored from the fine midsummer's morning and its dancing to the gripping scene in the desert-like Crau region.

Chantal Chamberland - Soiree (2014) (Repost)

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Chantal Chamberland - Soiree (2014) (Repost)

Chantal Chamberland - Soiree (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 411 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 162 MB | 01:01:16
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Evosound

French Canadian singer Chantal Chamberland strikes a perfect balance between the soul of the classic singer/songwriter and the dynamic verve of a jazz chanteuse. She can swing with the best of them, then capture your heart with a soft torch song. Her sixth album, SOIREE, captures both of those components - lively and tender, with a beautiful collection of songs mostly sung in French.

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

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Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]

Mark Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 180 min | 8,66 Gb
Audio: Français / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Naxos | Sub: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese

With his affinity for the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini’s advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. Returning to it years after initial production debacles, Berlioz stated that he would ‘never again find such verve and Cellinian impetuosity, nor such a variety of ideas.’ The plot revolves around Cellini’s wooing of Teresa, a match frustrated at every opportunity by his rival, the cowardly Fieramosca. Benvenuto Cellini is a pithy work combining romance, excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle; the perfect stage for Terry Gilliam’s stylishly colorful and larger than life directing.

John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

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John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.

ZigZag - Pièces Manquantes 1976 (2014) {Limited Edition}

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ZigZag - Pièces Manquantes 1976 (2014) {Limited Edition}

ZigZag - Pièces Manquantes 1976 (2014) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 230 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Scans ~ 142 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Zeuhl | Vapeur Mauve Productions #VMP 003

Si le début des années 70 fut marqué par l’explosion d’une scène « Pop » à la française, de 1971 à 1977, ZigZag fut LE groupe nantais de référence. Tournant régulièrement dans tout l’Ouest de la France, Zigzag accumula les concerts, construisant peu à peu sa propre musique, sans parvenir à graver ce disque qui lui aurait permis d’être enfin reconnu nationalement. En effet, suite au décès accidentel du batteur Antoine Chagnon, le groupe se dissout début 77 sans que la bande enregistrée en studio l’année précédente n’ait pu être éditée.

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

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Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}
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© 2015 Bastille Musique / SWR2 | Bastille Musique 1
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Opera / Opéra rituel de mort

Bastille Musique presents its first release »Claude Vivier: Kopernikus« in a brilliant SWR studio recording by the Opera Factory Freiburg, the Holst-Sinfonietta and Klaus Simon (conductor). Besides the CD containing Vivier’s masterful chamber opera from 1980, which he called opéra-rituel de mort, the lavish package includes a 64-pages trilingual booklet (EN, FR, DE) and three photo leaflets with previously unpublished pictures of Claude Vivier as well as the artists during a staged performance.

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

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Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:27:04 | 875 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: AliaVox | Catalog: AVSA9930

Ibn Battuta, dubbed the traveler of Islam, was a Moroccan scholar who at the age of 21 began a series of travels that eventually covered all of the Muslim world and several lands beyond. He traversed the Middle East, making the pilgrimage to Mecca and seeing the other great capitals of the region; traveled to what was then El Andalus in Spain and along the Mediterranean coast; recorded the glories of the Byzantine empire in its later stages; traveled to India, where he was appointed the Sultan's ambassador to China and described that culture as well…

VA - Zouk players 2019 (2019)

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VA - Zouk players 2019 (2019)

VA - Zouk players 2019 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 51:18 | 115 Mb / 302 Mb
Genre: World, Pop / Label: Zouk Ô Pluriel

Zouk players 2019 contains the definitive Artists & World, Pop. The Best hits from Jeam Mourouvin, DJ Charly, Bruno Perasie and many more.

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

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Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:13 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI | Catalog: CDM 7 63182 2

The fame and legacy of Maria Callas are nearly unsurpassed in the modern history of opera. Her fame has transcended the usual boundaries of classical music, and she has been the inspiration for several movies, an opera, and a successful Broadway musical. Her extensive catalogue of recordings remains among the most coveted and controversial for both her fans and detractors.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 180 min | 9,80 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

In Glyndebourne’s first-ever staging of a opera by Rameau, director Jonathan Kent presents a production which, in his own words, ‘strives to appeal to every sense and show audiences how engrossing and musically ravishing French Baroque opera can be’. Rameau’s inventive take on Racine’s great tragedy Phèdre is brought to life by Paul Brown’s colourful and elegant designs and Ashley Page’s playful choreography. Ed Lyon and Christiane Karg give captivating performances as the titular young lovers, while Sarah Connolly, making a welcome return to Glyndebourne, ‘invests Phaedra with both grandeur and a desperately human vulnerability’ (The Independent). Leading exponent of early music William Christie ‘sets an exhilarating pace, galvanising the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to playing of tremendous panache’ (The DailyTelegraph).

Sebastien Dauce, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit (2018)

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Sebastien Dauce, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit (2018)

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Ballet Royal de la Nuit: Francesco Cavalli, Michel Lambert, Luigi Rossi, Louis Constantin, Antoine Boësset, Jean de Cambefort (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,98 Gb | Total time: 64:21+66:51+53:37 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM90260306 | Recorded: 2017

Following an initial reconstruction on disc in 2015, the Ballet Royal de la Nuit enjoyed a triumphal modern premiere at the Théâtre de Caen in November 2017. That staged version, presented in this outstanding box set, at last includes the entire musical score (twenty-seven additional dances). The meticulous reconstitution of Sébastien Daucé, the incomparable poetry of Francesca Lattuada, an oneiric universe featuring more than 120 costumes designed by Olivier Charpentier, all contribute to an incredible enchantment further enhanced by the exploits of virtuoso jugglers and circus artists. In this ballet, a masterly achievement from every point of view, the spell remains unbroken from first note to last.

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971) [2CD+DVD] {2011 Mercury Deluxe Edition}

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Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971) [2CD+DVD] {2011 Mercury Deluxe Edition}

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971) [2CD+DVD] {2011 Mercury Deluxe Edition}
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DVD5 -> 2.41 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch / 6 ch) | ~ 40m | ISO Image
© 1971, 2011 Mercury | 277 825 3
French pop / French rock / Chanson

There aren’t many artists whose personal life overshadows their musical output but Serge Gainsbourg wasn’t like most artists. His early career was spent smoking Gitanes, lurching between love affairs with various screen sirens and drinking his way through the nightclubs of Paris. Later he would become a dishevelled regular on French television, setting fire to a 500 franc note and drunkenly declaring his wish to bed Whitney Houston, before dying of a heart attack at 62. It’s little wonder that, apart from a bar of heavy breathing in ‘Je t’aime… moi non plus’, history can’t handle Gainsbourg’s musical accomplishments and some of the singer’s best work remains largely forgotten.

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

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Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 718 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 366 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.