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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. I (2016) [24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650, Vol. I (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:27 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Monteverdi’s sacred vocal compositions introduced the expression of powerful and personal emotions to the world of church music. Whilst it took him a number of years to find fulfilment in his work, Monteverdi was a revered composer within his lifetime and his music is regarded as revolutionary, marking the change from the Renaissance style to that of the Baroque. This album comprises some of the finest works from Monteverdi’s years as director of music at St Mark’s in Venice, published posthumously in 1650 as the Messa a quattro voci et salmi.
Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617159 | Recorded: 2003

The world has not yet fully discovered the riches of the impressive music libraries and archives of Portugal. They testify to the often complex trajectories followed all over Europe by a repertoire of splendid pieces, many of them showing the extent to which the Italian style had taken root in eighteenth-century Portugal. The superb mass by Pergolesi recorded here is a highly characteristic example. But the ensemble Turicum wanted to go even further in their exploration of this repertoire, accompanying the mass with performances of works by composers now totally (and unjustly) unknown, such as Antonio Gallassi and David Perez, not to mention Leonardo leo, acknowledged in his own time as a supreme master of sacred music.
Provenzale – Passione; Vespro (Antonio Florio, Capella de 'Turchini)

Provenzale – Passione; Vespro (Antonio Florio)
Baroque | 2 CD | EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG+SCANS | 652.65 MB
Recording: 1996 -1998 | Released: 2002 | Label: Opus 111

Much as I revere the composer Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), whom I regard as the epitome of musical genius, his preeminence is at least partly an artifact of modern musicology. Monteverdi's music - his madrigals, villanellaas and ritornellos, his masses, and especially his glorious Marina Vespers of 1610 - were all composed in a shared idiom of Italian musicians of his era; Monteverdi's greatness is not his innovation but his felicity. Even his operas were not as sui generis as the modern stagings might suggest, and his greatest opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea, was almost certainly partly the work of Francisco Cavalli… (amazon.com)
Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Antonio Vivaldi & Francesco Corselli: Farnace (2002)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Antonio Vivaldi & Francesco Corselli: Farnace (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 999 Mb | Total time: 70:04+66:00+39:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AV 9822 A/C | Recorded: 2001

Farnace was apparently one of Vivaldi's favorite operas, because he mounted numerous productions in various cities, and wrote six versions of the score, more than of any of his other operas. The conventions of operatic vocal characterizations that came to be standard – higher voices in the sympathetic roles, and lower voices in villainous roles – had not yet been established, and Farnace features a baritone and contralto in the heroic roles, with a soprano as the villain. Soprano Adriana Fernández shines as the wicked Berenice, who is redeemed at the very last minute. She has a full, creamy voice that she deploys appealing agility and warmth. As Tamira, contralto Sara Mingardo sings with power, authority, and deep feeling. In the title role, baritone Furio Zanasi is appropriately heroic, with a rich, refined timbre and the expressive depth to create sympathy for the conflicted protagonist, but he doesn't always have the necessary strength at the bottom of his range. One of his arias, the lyrical and poignant "Gelido in ogni vena," is among the composer's loveliest creations.

Antonio Pagliaro - Il bacio della bielorussa (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 10, 2018
Antonio Pagliaro - Il bacio della bielorussa (Repost)

Antonio Pagliaro - Il bacio della bielorussa
Italian | 2015 | 304 pages | ISBN: 886088747X | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Due cadaveri ripescati da un canale non parlano. È questo il problema dell'ispettore van den Bovenkamp della polizia di Utrecht. Troppo tempo passato nell'acqua ha reso irriconoscibili i volti delle vittime, cancellato le impronte digitali. Restano solo il frammento di un tatuaggio e una misteriosa medaglietta, oltre a una testimone ben poco affidabile. Che i morti non parlano lo sa bene anche Franz La Fata, uomo d'onore e killer palermitano, irresistibile per le donne ma ben deciso a starne lontano perché "un soldato non s'innamora". Finché, nel luogo più impensato, incontra Gaia, fragile, complicata e bellissima. Un ispettore stanco che presto si troverà di fronte un terzo cadavere e un assassino alle prese con un cuore che non sapeva di avere: vicende lontane, in due Paesi diversi, destinate però a intrecciarsi inestricabilmente..

Antonio Tabucchi - L'automobile, la nostalgia e l'infinito (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 10, 2018
Antonio Tabucchi - L'automobile, la nostalgia e l'infinito (Repost)

Antonio Tabucchi - L'automobile, la nostalgia e l'infinito
Italian | 2015 | 107 pages | ISBN: 8838933219 | EPUB | 0,8 MB

Così raccontava Fernando Pessoa parlando dei suoi eteronimi, le sue voci di dentro, i suoi "altri da sé" a cui aveva attribuito una biografia e un'opera letteraria: "Ricordo quello che mi sembra sia stato il mio primo eteronimo o, meglio, il mio primo conoscente inesistente: un certo Chevalier de Pas di quando avevo sei anni, attraverso il quale scrivevo lettere a me stesso. […] Un giorno mi venne in mente di fare uno scherzo a Sa-Carneiro: di inventare un poeta bucolico e di presentarglielo come se fosse reale. Passai qualche giorno a elaborare il poeta ma non ne venne niente. Alla fine, un giorno in cui avevo desistito mi avvicinai a un alto comò e cominciai a scrivere, in piedi. E scrissi oltre trenta poesie, in una specie di estasi. […] E quanto seguì fu la comparsa in me di qualcuno a cui subito diedi il nome di Alberto Caeiro..

Antonio Pandiscia - Padre Pio. Un contadino cerca Dio  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 6, 2018
Antonio Pandiscia - Padre Pio. Un contadino cerca Dio

Antonio Pandiscia - Padre Pio. Un contadino cerca Dio
Italian | 2013 | 336 pages | ISBN: 8821590003 | EPUB | 0,3 MB

Padre Pio da Pietrelcina divenne novizio cappuccino nel 1903, all'età di 15 anni. Ordinato sacerdote nel 1910, poco dopo ricevette il dono delle stimmate. Ai dolori fisici e ai tormenti spirituali si alternarono i conforti di Gesù: dapprima solo voci, poi vere e proprie apparizioni. Presto la notizia si diffuse e il convento di San Giovanni Rotondo divenne meta costante di pellegrinaggio da parte dei fedeli, che gli attribuirono grazie, conversioni e guarigioni inattese. Nel 1956 diede vita alla Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, importante struttura sanitaria di elevata specializzazione. Autore di un cospicuo epistolario, Padre Pio si spense il 23 settembre 1968 all'età di 81 anni. Giovanni Paolo II lo proclamò beato il 2 maggio 1999 e santo il 16 giugno 2002. La biografia di Antonio Pandiscia, considerato "il" biografo di Padre Pio. Prefazione di Alberto Bevilacqua.

Voci dall’infinito  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at April 4, 2018
Voci dall’infinito

Voci dall’infinito by Antonio Lentini
Italian | 2016 | ISBN: n/a | 59 pages | PDF | 0.2 MB
VA - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650 Volume II (2018)

VA - Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci et salmi of 1650 Volume II (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 293 MB
Label: Coro | Tracks: 14 | Time: 67:14 min

Click here to listen to a sample track Monteverdis sacred vocal compositions introduced the expression of powerful and personal emotions to the world of church music. Whilst it took him a number of years to find fulfilment in his work, Monteverdi was a revered composer within his lifetime and his music is regarded as revolutionary, marking the change from the Renaissance style to that of the Baroque. This album comprises some of the finest works from Monteverdis years as director of music at St Marks in Venice, published posthumously in 1650 as the Messa a quattro voci et salmi.
Antonio Florio, La Cappella de’ Turchini - Giuseppe Cavallo: Il Guidizio Universale (2000)

Antonio Florio, La Cappella de’ Turchini - Giuseppe Cavallo: Il Guidizio Universale (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 55:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-262 | Recorded: 1999

The priest Giuseppe Cavallo was Maestro di Canto of the Conservatorio de Santa Maria de Loreto from 1672 until his death in 1684. Otherwise, virtually nothing is known about the composer, and it is only due to the musical archive of the Oratorio di Napoli, a treasure trove of rare scores, that a handful of Cavallo's works survive, including Il Giudizio Universale. This sacred oratorio presents Christ and Saint Michael, a pair of angels, two mortals, and four souls–two damned, two blessed–and begins with Christ commanding the angels to bring on the Last Judgment. What follows is a finely crafted musical drama, except for the confusion caused when the otherwise immaculately presented album fails to reveal which of the seven singers (two sopranos, three tenors, and one bass) is singing which parts. All you can be sure of is that Christ is the excellent bass, Giuseppe Naviglio.