Ballet 2005

Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at July 30, 2009
Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)

Serge Prokofiev – Ivan the Terrible; the Ballet (2005)
XviD 1400kbps | AR 4:3 | 720x480 | 29970fps | MP3 256kbps | covers+booklet | 1h52 | 1.33GB
2005 | label: Arthaus | cat. no 101107 | classical/contemporary/ballet

Jewelry (Paris Opera Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Jan. 1, 2009
«Jewelry (Paris Opera Ballet 2005)»
AVI | Audio: 48000 Hz, AC3, 2 ch, 256,00 kbit/s | Video: 720x544, 25,0000 fps, XviD build 46, 2026 kbit/s | 1,5 GB |Length: 1h 33m 31s

Balanchine's three-part, evening-long ballet, Jewels, is one of the jewels of his output. Created in 1967, Jewels revisits the central pillars of his glorious career. Thus, the first of the trio, Emeralds, to music by Fauré, is an homage to the French school of ballet; a Romantic episode in which soft-core lyricism comes to the fore. The second ballet, set to Stravinsky, Rubies, celebrates American dance virtues, filled with sexy Broadway and jazz references. Finally, Diamonds, with music from Tchaikovsky, takes us to Mr. B's roots in St. Petersburg with a dazzling tribute to Russian ballet tradition. Each of the works is pure Balanchine, full of the abstract stage patterns, novel arm and feet movements, and virtuoso fireworks typical of his style. Jewels is superb in this video taken from live 2005 performances of the National Opera Ballet in its home playing field, the jewel box of Paris' Palais Garnier. The French company excels in meeting Balanchine's demands. All the featured principals turn in breathtaking performances and the highlight may be the way they turn Diamonds, which often goes flat in performance, into a thrilling experience.
«The Bright Stream (Maria Alexandrova-Sergei Filin, Bolshoi Ballet 2005)»
AVI | 692.62 MB + 766.49 MB | Audio: 48 kHz, MP3, 2 ch, 255.94 kbps avg | Video: 768x576, 25.0000 fps, XVID MPEG-4, 2043.44 kbps avg, 2184.70 kbps avg | Length: 41m 52s + 43m 40s

The story of the ballet is a tad convoluted. We begin with a group of dancers, venturing into the countryside to celebrate the end of the harvest. It transpires that one of the land girls has previously studied ballet in the City but gave it up to marry the man of her dreams. Irritatingly, this same man repays her by attempting to seduce a beautiful ballerina of the company. And coincidentally, the land girl and the ballerina are best friends! Thereafter, the plot becomes complex and involves much cross-dressing, seduction of elderly neighbours and men in dog costumes.
«Ivan the terrible (Nicolas Le Riche-Karl Paquette-Eleonora Abbagnato, Paris Opera Ballet 2005)»
AVI | Audio: 48 kHz, AC-3, 2 ch, 384.00 kbps avg | Video: 688x512 (4/3), 25.000 fps, 1887 kbps avg | 1,72 GB
Length: 114 minutes

Nicolas Le Riche, Karl Paquette, and Eleonora Abbagnato star in this Paris Opera Ballet production of the Prokofiev ballet choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. Oone of the most fascinating choreographies to have emerged from Russia during the last decades: Yuri Grigorovich's original ballet dramatizing Ivan the Terrible's reign as Czar of Russia. Choreographed to Sergei Prokofiev's score to Eisenstein's famous film on the same topic, this ballet in two acts, was premiered in Moscow in 1975 at the Bolshoi Theatre. Greeted with enthusiasm in the same year in New York, it continued its success with Western audiences, when Grigorovich was invited to stage IVAN THE TERRIBLE at the Paris Opéra in 1976, making it an essential part of the company's repertoire.

Sylvia (Darcey Bussell-Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Nov. 1, 2008
Sylvia (Darcey Bussell-Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet 2005)
AVI | 710 MB | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.x or 6.x, 780 kbps avg
Length: 117 minutes

This is Ashton's Sylvia as a Second-Empire entertainement, magnificently danced and sumptuously staged. Darcey Bussell and Roberto Bolle are flawless in roles that are quite difficult yet ironically not showy. They make excellent partners.
La Fille du Pharaon (The Pharoah's Daughter) (Svetlana Zakharova-Sergei Filin-Maria Alexandrova, Bolshoi Ballet 2005)
AVI | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.2.1 build 1328, 793 kbps avg | 720.07 MB
Length: 1h 41min

"The Pharaoh's Daughter" was the creation of the great choreographer Marius Petipa and the Italian composer Cesare Pugni. This DVD has a performance of the great ballerina from Svetlana Zakharova as Aspicia, along with Sergei Filin as Taor, and Maria Alexandrova as the slave Ramze.

La Fille Mal Gardee (Marianela Nunez-Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet 2005)  Video

Posted by mindoverload at Oct. 20, 2008
La Fille Mal Gardee (Marianela Nunez-Carlos Acosta, Royal Ballet 2005)
AVI| Video: 720x576 (1.25:1), 25 fps, 780 kbps avg | Audio: 44.100 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, 192.00 kbps avg | 805.67 Mb
Release Date: July 29, 2008 | Running Time:112 mins

This is the happiest of ballets, ideal for audiences from absolute beginners to passionate dance-lovers.

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 9, 2017
The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)

The Nash Ensemble - Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Works (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:44 | 512 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67431-32

This generous double disc survey of Saint-Saens' chamber music offers the listener over two hours of unalloyed pleasure and contains a judicious selection of works for various ensembles that range across his career - indeed the three sonatas for bassoon, clarinet and oboe respectively are very late pieces and were part of an intended series of such works for each member of the standard woodwind family, a project only curtailed by the composer's death in 1921.

Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 17, 2017
Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005) [Re-Up]

Modey Lemon - The Curious City (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Alternative Rock | Label: Mute | # CDSTUMM238 | 00:54:24

The Modey Lemon's Phil Boyd (guitars, Moogs, vocals) and Paul Quattrone (drums) invited Jason Kirker to join the band on bass and keys after he produced Thunder + Lightning. But that's not the only change on 2005's Curious City. In the band's earlier work, Boyd sang in a slithering rasp that matched Modey's blues-punk skuzz ably, if only satisfactorily. But on City his suddenly clearer vocals are the key hinge to mounting blasts of hellacious Moog noise and weird melodies that slink from under the belly of classic rock & roll. (On Curious they're weird even when quiet, as the downcast Animals redux "Countries" proves.) The background of "Fingers, Drains" warbles in heat and melting instrument noises, and Boyd's vocal on it is downright sultry. Meanwhile "Sleep Walkers" is some of the most efficient music Modey Lemon's ever made; it sounds like a lost Golden Earring B-side with its throbbing bass and insistent drum clap.
New York Trio - Stairway To The Stars (2005) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio - Stairway To The Stars (2005) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:48 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,76 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,16 GB

Consisting of Bill Charlap, Jay Leonhart and Bill Stewart, the New York Trio is a studio-only group that specializes in classic standards performed in a straightforward post-bop style. On this release, the trio focuses on selections from the Great American Songbook.