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Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 111:26 min | 480 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

The genesis of Rossinis first full-scale opera Demetrio e Polibio is shrouded in speculation, but its initial intention as a family opera for the tenor Domenico Mombelli, with roles for his daughters and a libretto by his wife seems clear. Its narrative of political turmoil, romance, kidnap, and the ultimate blessings of true love and unity is a prelude to subjects to which Rossini would frequently turn in future triumphs. The composers facility for melody and his genius for combining voices into the loveliest of duets is already much in evidence in this confident but rarely heard debut.

Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 14, 2017
Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna (2017)

Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Adelaide di Borgogna
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 122:17 min | 515 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Set in medieval Italy, Rossini’s rarely performed Adelaide di Borgogna is based on dramatic historical events that led to Otto the Great (Ottone) of Germany conquering the Kingdom of Italy. Despite its political and warlike subject, Adelaide di Borgogna is full of beautiful music, Rossini using lyrical moments to emphasise emotions and express the triangle of passionate love and rivalry between Adelaide, Ottone and Adelberto. Adelaide is bel canto in its purest form and was held in high regard by its composer, who recycled much of it in his subsequent operas.
Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Luciano Acocella, Patrtzia Ciofi, Clara Polito) [2006]

Bellini - I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Luciano Acocella, Patrtzia Ciofi, Clara Polito) [2006]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch). (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.63 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 136 min | +3% Recovery

This is the version of I Capuleti e i Montecchi made for La Scala, where it was first staged on 26th December 1830, featuring two female voices in the roles of Romeo and Juliet. This opera is usually performed with a tenor as Romeo, but at La Scala Bellini found a different singing troupe which obliged him to cast not the en travesti warrior of Rossinian manner (like Tancredi, Arsace, Malcolm) but a wholly female Romeo, ardent and authoritative yet at the same time languid, sensual and soft. The choice of this Capuleti at the 2005 Martina Franca Festival was also dictated by the availability of Patrizia Ciofi. This great specialist of romantic belcanto had never been offered the role of Giulietta in Capuleti, a role which is absolutely ideal for her vocal talents.

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 17, 2016
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land [Audiobook]

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land [Audiobook] by Thomas Asbridge
English | August 16, 2016 | ASIN: B01H41C1TU, ISBN: 1504735714, 1504735722 | MP3@64 kbps | 25 hrs 32 mins | 703 MB
Narrator: Derek Perkins

Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Sept. 6, 2015
Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing

Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing by Joan Acocella
English | 1 May 2007 | ISBN: 0299221504 | 376 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Sally Banes has been a pre-eminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, and "Before, Between, Beyond" spans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms.

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers (Routledge Key Guides) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by manamba13 at Feb. 12, 2015
Fifty Contemporary Choreographers (Routledge Key Guides) (Repost)

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers (Routledge Key Guides) by Martha Bremser
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0415103630 | 313 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers provides a unique guide to some of today's most important dance-makers.

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Nov. 14, 2014
The Routledge Dance Studies Reader [Repost]

Alexandra Carter - The Routledge Dance Studies Reader
Published: 1998-10-31 | ISBN: 041516446X, 0415164478 | PDF | 336 pages | 3 MB

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 12, 2014
Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (repost)

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex by Erica Jong
English | 2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 0061875767 | 256 pages | 3,5 Mb

When it comes to sex, what do women want? In this eye-opening and courageous collection, Erica Jong reveals that every woman has her own answer. Susan Cheever talks about the “excruciating hazards of casual sex,” while Gail Collins recounts her Catholic upbringing in Cincinnati and the nuns who passionately forbade her from having “carnal relations.”

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by zxcvbn at Nov. 4, 2013
Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex

Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex
Erica Jong | 2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 0061875767 | 256 pages | 3 Mb

The New Yorker - April 15, 2013  Magazines

Posted by FAV2009 at April 9, 2013
The New Yorker - April 15, 2013

The New Yorker - April 15, 2013
English | PDF | 90 pages | 103.43 Mb

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry published by Conde Nast Publications. Starting as a weekly in the mid-1920s, the magazine is now published 47 times per year, with five of these issues covering two-week spans…