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Women Musicians of Venice: Musical Foundations, 1525-1855
Author: MoneyRich

Women Musicians of Venice: Musical Foundations, 1525-1855 (Oxford Monographs on Music) by Jane J. Baldauf-Berdes
English | Aug 1, 1996 | ISBN: 0198166044 | 336 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book presents for the first time an introductory, contextual study of three centuries of musical activity at the four major charitable foundations of the former Republic of Venice: the ospedali grandi. Berdes provides a comprehensive account of the institutional, social, religious, and civic dimensions of these welfare complexes, with particular reference to their musical subsidiaries, the Cori. Involving over 800 professional women musicians, the Cori also represent a vast repertory of over 4,000 original works by composers of whom Vivaldi is only the best known-works that are little known today but recognized as key elements in the historical evolution of musical genres. Details
Aikman: Venice Of The North Concerti - Lande, Wetherbee, Sullivan (2011)
Author: peotuvave

Aikman: Venice Of The North Concerti - Lande, Wetherbee, Sullivan (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8559720

Award-winning composer James Aikman’s music is ‘accessible and inventive’ (Fanfare magazine), and these three works embrace a colorful tapestry of stylistic influences, including jazz and pop. The elegantly simple and subtle Ania’s Song is described by the composer as a ‘peaceful isle’ between the supple lines and intricate counterpoint of the Violin Concerto and the Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra with its translucent orchestration and echoes of Alban Berg. Leading American soloists join one of Russia’s finest orchestras for a recording with truly international appeal.
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CreativeMarket - Sale! Venice Pricing Guide Set
Author: angus77

CreativeMarket - Sale! Venice Pricing Guide Set
Photoshop PSD | CS4+ | 300 DPI | 8.5"x11" px | 4.53 MB
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Nicolas Roeg-Don't Look Now (1973)
Author: FNB47

Nicolas Roeg-Don't Look Now (1973)
1462 MB | 1:50:11 | English/French with Eng./Tur. s/t | XviD, 1425 Kb/s | 704x400

Working with elements of the traditional horror genre - second sight, ESP, warnings from the dead, a mad killer - and a cinematography of disquieting beauty and dreamlike sense of dislocation, director Nicolas Roeg weaves a fabric of anxiety that questions all reality. The evocative use of the back streets of Venice is a sinister participant in the action based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. This intensely erotic and macabre film boasts outstanding performances by Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. (-DVD Product descr.) Details
Stefano Landi - Il Sant'Alessio
Author: First Amendment

Stefano Landi - Il Sant'Alessio (William Christie)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Covers | RAR 316 MB
2 CD | Classical | 1996 | Erato | Playing Time: 129'13"

Stefano Landi, who was Monteverdi's junior by about 20 years, was active in Rome, whereas Monteverdi was based in Venice. Landi spent two formative years in Venice, though, and absorbed the progressive musical ideas of Monteverdi and other seconda prattica composers. That contact would explain why Il Sant'Alessio (1632) sounds like a Monteverdi opera. Its expressive recitatives, melodically gratifying set pieces, mixture of serious and comic elements, and the complex psychology of its characters make it a piece that should appeal to opera fans who love L'incoronazione di Poppea.
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Miss Oyu / Oyu-Sama (1951) + Ugetsu / Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) [Masters of Cinema #52, #53] [Re-UP]
Author: Someonelse

Miss Oyu (1951) + Ugetsu (1953)
A Films by Kenji Mizoguchi
2xDVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:48 + 01:36:51 | 6,23 Gb + 7,50 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Masters of Cinema #52, #53

Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu Monogatari [Tales of the Rain and Moon] is a highly acclaimed masterwork of Japanese cinema. Based on a pair of 18th century ghost stories by Ueda Akinari, the film’s release continued Mizoguchi’s introduction to the West, where it was nominated for an Oscar (for Best Costume Design) and won the the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion award (for Best Direction).
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Mizoguchi’s films for the first time on home video in the UK - Ugetsu Monogatari is only available as a twinpack with Oyu-sama. Details
Don't Look Now (1973) [Special Edition]
Author: Someonelse

Don't Look Now (1973) [Special Edition]
A Film by Nicolas Roeg
DVD9 (VIDEO_TS) | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | 01:45:43 | 7,22 Gb
Audio: English with some Italian dialogue AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Horror, Mystery | Won BAFTA Film Award | UK, Italy

Widely acclaimed as on of the greatest horror films ever made, Nicolas Roeg's masterful 'Don't Look Now' is based on Daphne Du Maurier's shattering short story.
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie give career-best performances as John and Laura Baxter, an art restorer and his wife struggling to recover from the trauma of their daughter's accidental drowning. To assuage their grief, the young British couple travel to wintry Venice, on a working holiday to restore a a church. Once there, they get involved with two otherworldly sisters, Heather and Wendy (Hilary Mason and Clelia Matania), one of whom is a blind medium who insists she can get them in touch with their late daughter and warns them of danger. Details
Mayr - Saffo (Franz Hauk) [2016]
Author: Vilboa

Mayr - Saffo (Franz Hauk) [2016]
Classical | Naxos 8.660367-68 | TT: 121.24 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 533 Mb

No one did more to combine in his operas the innovations of the Viennese classical composers, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, with the Italian ideal of bel canto than Johann Simon Mayr, the Bavarian composer who rose to fame in Italy. His opera Saffo, first performed in 1794, dates from his years in Venice. Not only was it his first opera but it was premièred at the Teatro La Fenice where it was enthusiastically received. It is full of surprising and striking elements, with a strong musical realisation of the text, supportive string and woodwind writing and vivid solo and choral effects. Set by the Rock of Leucas, from which unsuccessful lovers leap to their deaths, the opera deals with the poetess Sappho’s unhappy love for Phaon, finally resolved in a happy ending.
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Wagner - Parsifal (Gabor Otvos) (2006)
Author: Vilboa

Wagner - Parsifal (Gabor Ötvös) (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.35 Gb+3.82 Gb+4.35 Gb (3xDVD5) | 244 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Deutsch, Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol

Parsifal, Wagner’s last opera, was premièred in Bayreuth in 1882. In the fifty years of his artistic life Wagner did not only mature and outline more and more clearly the aesthetic ideals that formed the intellectual substratum of his composing activity but definitely upset the course of the history of music and of the music theatre. The wide range of his cultural interests, his operational daring, ability to blend elements of different origin, complete rejection of any form of operatic routine and grandiosity of conception make of each and every opera that he wrote a sort of artistic case in its own, where the experiences of previous works are salvaged or abandoned according to the expressive needs, which are never subordinate to contingent necessities. Performing this complex work is no simple task, but the cast on stage at Teatro La Fenice in Venice did so with flying colours.
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Farinelli - Porpora arias (Philippe Jaroussky, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Marcon) (2013)
Author: Ebisu

Farinelli - Porpora arias (Philippe Jaroussky, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Marcon) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Tracks+Cue, Log | Covers | 313.08 MB
Label: Erato | TT: 71:11

Does Jaroussky's sweet soprano capture the elemental intensity of a real castrato? We will never quite know, but seven world premiere aria recordings here expand our understanding of Porpora's skill.
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