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Alan Mistero - Volume 16  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Feb. 24, 2017
Alan Mistero - Volume 16

Alan Mistero - Volume 16
Italian | CBR | 21 pages | 19.1 MB

Fort 2.0  Software

Posted by big1ne at July 28, 2016
Fort 2.0

Fort 2.0 | 2.6 MB

Fort is file encryption software for Windows. Fort offers an easy and reliable encryption of files and directories via the Explorer context menu and to protect them with a password. All file types are supported. Fort can be also used to encrypt files and directories in Onedrive, Dropbox and other similar services.

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 26, 2017
Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 6566 | TT: 58.28+50.21+54.53 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 763 Mb

Handel wrote Floridante in 1722 for a London audience infatuated with Italian opera. The plot, like that of so many Baroque operas, was taken from ancient history and concerns romantic liaisons thrown into turmoil by political rivalries, in this case between Persia and Tyre. Handel wrote over 50 Italian operas, and it's remarkable that he was consistently able to summon such a high level of inventiveness and inspiration when faced repeatedly with librettos that must have come to look depressingly alike in the conventions of their labyrinthine plots. Handel, however, had strong enough musical and dramatic convictions that he refused to make alterations to the score of Floridante that would have changed the opera's character, after London's Royal Academy of Music informed him that changes in the performing personnel would require him to rewrite the vocal parts. Handel eventually made some adjustments, but stood firm about others – a bold position, considering the relatively low status of composers in the world of opera at the time. After the premiere with a less-than-ideal cast, Handel restored the score to his original intentions and it's that version that's heard on this recording.

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 25, 2017
Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 8073 | TT: 67.56+61.08+57.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 907 Mb

Alan Curtis continues his exemplary series of Handel operas for Archiv with Ezio, a 1732 work that has received few modern productions. Its initial limited success and failure to generate much interest until the late twentieth century may have to do with its length (over three hours), its preponderance of recitatives, and the composer's reluctance to use the voices together in ensembles, so that the entire opera, until the final chorus, consists of solo singing. Handel's gift for astute psychological insight and distinctive musical characterization is evident throughout the score, and the recitatives, which are necessary for explicating Metastasio's convoluted plot, are not a problem when they are performed with as much vivid dramatic realism as they are here.

L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Feb. 23, 2017
L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore

L'Univers des super heros DC par Alan Moore
Français | CBR | 185 pages | 131.5 MB

Chiquito la Muerte - Tome 2 - Plus Fort Que Le Petit Jesus  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Feb. 21, 2017
Chiquito la Muerte - Tome 2 - Plus Fort Que Le Petit Jesus

Chiquito la Muerte - Tome 2 - Plus Fort Que Le Petit Jesus
French | CBR | 52 pages | 17.9 MB

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 17, 2017
Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]

Handel - Radamisto (Alan Curtis) [2005]
Classical | Virgin 7243 5 45673 2 | TT: 61.01+65.25+50.36 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 760 Mb

Joyce Di Donato and Maite Beaumont are outstanding as the devoted couple tormented by Tiridate’s abuse of power. Their flexible and agile voices are ideally displayed in the opening scenes of Act 2 – Beaumont’s sublime ‘Quando mai’ followed by Di Donato’s powerful ‘Ombra cara’. Patrizia Ciofi is suited to the moods of the Tiridate’s long-suffering wife. Dominique Labelle is the most rounded and ideally equipped Handel soprano in the cast: the music effortlessly trips off her tongue in ‘Mirerò quel vago volto’… Alan Curtis directs with superb pace and judgement. He is a successful advocate for Handel’s first version of Radamisto, although in Act 3 he uses two pieces from the second version for dramatic reasons. I wonder how Polissena’s original climactic aria ‘Sposo ingrato’ might sound instead of the exclamatory ‘Barbiro, partirò’, but I cannot fault Curtis’s decision to opt for the more dynamic later aria. Il Complesso Barocco play neatly and sympathetically support the singers. The orchestra avoids forcing rhetorical effects too much but I wish it had mined the textural richness in Handel’s score a little deeper. However, this enjoyable performance lacks nothing essential in theatrical impact and musical drive. (David Vickers, Gramophone)
Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009) (Repost)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Alcina (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 03:23:15 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 4777374

Alan Curtis, lauded by Opera as one of our finest conductors of Baroque opera, illumines Handel s masterpiece, Alcina, by casting, as heroine, the brilliant Joyce DiDonato. Since Alcina is historically dared by virtuosic sopranos like Sutherland and Battle, this innovative recording with a mezzo is a must-have not just for Alcina freaks but all who adore sensational vocalism. As Handel did in his time, Curtis arrays our era s finest Baroque singers such as Maite Beaumont and Karina Gauvin in supporting roles around his star. With this electrifying Alcina, first ever studio recording of the rarely heard Ezio and Rolando Villazón s new album, Handel Year 2009 is being exceptionally well feted by Deutsche Grammophon.

Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 14, 2017
Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley (Repost)

Aringhe rosse senza mostarda - Alan Bradley
Italian | 2013 | 440 Pages | ISBN: 8838930163 | EPUB | 327.87 KB

Per Flavia de Luce, undicenne avventurosa, due fronti sono sempre aperti. L'uno: la resistenza attiva contro gli scherzi feroci delle sorelle maggiori, la colta Daphne e la frivola Ophelia, così diverse ma così solidali nel tormento alla sorellina. L'altro: l'investigazione degli strani casi del villaggio inglese di Bishop's Lacey, dove sorge tra i cottage aggraziati la sua antica magione. Flavia è infatti di famiglia nobile, eccentrica come si deve e naturalmente squattrinata. La cosa più preziosa che ha ereditato da un avo è la passione fruttuosa per la chimica, che fa il paio, per affinità di metodo, con la vocazione investigativa…
"From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore" by Alan Dundes (Repost)

"From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore" by Alan Dundes
Kent. Univ. Press | 1997 | ISBN: 0813160189 9780813160184 | 140 pages | PDF | 13 MB

In this volume, Alan Dundes, a renowned folklorist who has successfully devoted the better part of his career to applying psychoanalytic theory to the materials of folklore, offers five of his most recent and best essays on this topic.