2014 Venti

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra, Bonynge - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 140:20 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera "The Elixir of Love" receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant. Donizetti wrote immediately attractive operatic works, this "Elixir of Love" being a perfect example.

Two Men in Town (2014)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at July 31, 2016
Two Men in Town (2014)

Two Men in Town (2014)
BDRip | MKV / AVC@1444 kb/s | 848x356 | 1h 56mn | 1.55 GB
Italian: AC3, 448 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: Italian (forced, full)
Genre: Drama

Dopo diciotto anni trascorsi in carcere in New Mexico, William Garnett (Forest Whitaker) ha una sola cosa in mente: inserirsi nuovamente nella società e riprendere una vita normale. Emily Smith (Brenda Blethyn), l'ufficiale predisposta alla sua supervisione, è al suo fianco per sostenerlo ma il passato di Garnett fatica ad abbandonarlo. Lo sceriffo Bill Agati (Harvey Keitel) ha infatti intenzione di fargli pagare a caro prezzo la morte del suo vice avvenuta venti anni prima.
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Sutherland, Pavarotti, Milnes, LSO, Richard Bonynge - Verdi: Rigoletto (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 117:53 minutes | 2,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For sheer vocal splendor you can't go wrong with the 1971 Decca recording featuring the virile baritone Sherrill Milnes as Rigoletto, Luciano Pavarotti in radiant voice as a stylish but slightly scene-stealing Duke, and Joan Sutherland as a Gilda who is a little too vocally resplendent to come across as innocent, but is certainly a treat to hear.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Rigoletto (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Rigoletto (1956) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:04 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas only sang Gilda in Rigoletto in one run of performances, in Mexico City in 1952, and she recorded the role three years later. She moves beyond the girlish tone and sparkling coloratura of the character's first scenes to create a figure of tragic stature as events unfold. 'Once heard, this rendering is never likely to be forgotten,' was Gramophone's judgement on her interpretation, and the same could apply to Tito Gobbi's, embodying every aspect of the accursed court jester.
Fred Vargas - La seconda trilogia Adamsberg: Sotto i venti di Nettuno-Nei boschi eterni-Un luogo incerto

Fred Vargas - La seconda trilogia Adamsberg: Sotto i venti di Nettuno-Nei boschi eterni-Un luogo incerto
Italian | Einaudi | 2014 | ISBN: 8806220276 | 1011 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Dopo "La trilogia Adamsberg", che raccoglieva le prime indagini del commissario antirazionale, flemmatico e un po' filosofo creato da Fred Vargas, questo volume raccoglie i tre romanzi successivi. In "Sotto i venti di Nettuno" Adamsberg, oltre a dover risolvere una catena di omicidi tutti uguali, deve fare i conti con un passato che sembra tornato per rovinargli la vita. Il fantasma di una monaca del Settecento, al centro di "Nei boschi eterni", catapulta, invece, il nostro "spalatore di nuvole" in una Francia esoterica, di scure e vivissime credenze, tra cadaveri profanati per estrarne misteriose pozioni magiche che assicurano la vita eterna, a costo di orrendi delitti. Infine, in "Un luogo incerto", il ritrovamento di diciassette piedi spinge Adamsberg a percorrere un'Europa dove, dopo quasi trecento anni, la stirpe di Dracula non ha smesso di infestare il mondo.

Non-Stop (2014)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at Sept. 8, 2015
Non-Stop (2014)

Non-Stop (2014)
BRRip | MKV / XviD@826 kb/s | 688x288 | 1h 46mn | 743 MB | Italian: AC3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtiltes: Italian (forced)
BRRip | MKV / XviD@1540 kb/s | 720x304 | 1h 46mn | 1.46 GB | Italian: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtiltes: Italian (forced)
BDRip 720p | MKV / AVC@4929 kb/s | 1280x534 | 1h 46mn | 3.96 GB | Italian: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtiltes: Italian (forced, full)
BDRip 1080p | MKV / AVC@11.1 Mb/s | 1920x800 | 1h 46mn | 8.54 GB | Italian: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtiltes: Italian (forced, full)
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller

Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) è un poliziotto addetto alla sicurezza dei voli che vede il suo lavoro come qualcosa di abitudinario e poco rischioso. Tuttavia, è costretto a ricredersi quando, mentre si trova a bordo di un volo internazionale da New York a Londra, è costretto a entrare in azione per salvare la vita dei 200 passeggeri. Un messaggio di testo anonimo lo informa infatti che un passeggero morirà ogni venti minuti nel caso in cui il governo non trasferisca su un conto segreto la somma di 150 milioni di dollari.
Le spie del papa. Dal Cinquecento a oggi, venti vite di assassini e sicofanti al servizio di Dio

Eric Frattini, "Le spie del papa. Dal Cinquecento a oggi, venti vite di assassini e sicofanti al servizio di Dio"
2009 | ISBN-10: 8862200471 | 245 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro - Currentzis, Musicaeterna (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/192kHz]

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro - Currentzis, Musicaeterna (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | 3 CDs | Front Cover | 5.30 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Sony Classical announces a major new Mozart opera project with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna. A ‘no-compromise’ studio recording cycle of Mozart’s three Da Ponte operas. Living in a unique artistic community established on the edge of Siberia, the musicians work and record under ideal conditions towards Currentzis’ stated goal “to show what can be achieved if you avoid the factory approach of the classical music mainstream”.

Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice / Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Jan. 21, 2017
Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice / Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)

Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice / Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1700 kbps avg | 1Hr 33Mins | 25 fps | 712x424 | 1.40 GB
Audio: French | AC3 6 Ch 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Lucie Borleteau

Thirty-year-old Alice's occupation is rather unusual for a woman : she works as an engineer on a freighter. She loves her job and does it competently but even in a greasy blue overall a woman will be a woman, with her heart, her desires and her seduction… In such conditions can an all-male crew really remain totally insensitive to her charms? A situation all the more complicated as not only does Alice leave her fiancé Felix behind but she also discovers on board the Fidélio that the captain is Gaël, her first love…
Sebastien Wonner - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ma Jeune Vie A Une Fin (2014)

Sébastien Wonner - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Ma Jeune Vie A Une Fin (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 538 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: K617 | # K617 247 | Time: 01:15:23

Though generally performed on the organ, the music of the great Dutch keyboard master Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck deserved to find another, no less intense means of expression on the harpsichord. These songs, dances and polyphonic pieces, played by Sébastien Wonner on a copy of a Ruckers, a Flemish instrument of 1612, allow us a glimpse into domestic life, as in a painting by Vermeer. This disc, Mr. Wonners first solo recital recording, was recorded in the auditorium of the convent of Saint-Ulrich, Sarrebourg, August 2013. A bilingual book French and English is included.