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Maurizio Arena, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Placido Domingo - Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)

Maurizio Arena, Orchestra and Chorus of the San Francisco Opera, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo - Meyerbeer: L'Africaine (2011)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 194 min | 5,45+6,94 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1988

Plácido Domingo as Vasco da Gama and Shirley Verrett as the African queen, whom he has enslaved, star in Giacomo Meyerbeer‘s spectacular grand opera L’Africaine, in a colourfully exotic production by Lotfi Mansouri, under the sensitive musical direction of Maurizio Arena. The visual splendour of Wolfram Skalicki’s designs matches the vocal distinction of the cast in this seldom performed masterpiece. Director Brian Large captured this magical performance from the San Francisco Opera House for video in 1988.
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco, February 4th 1967 (2008) {2CD Set BEARVP107CD}

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco, February 4th 1967 (2008) {2CD Set BEARVP107CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 442 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 212 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2008 Bear Records | BEARVP107CD
Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Part of a series of live recordings unearthed after 40 years, this album presents one night of a three-night stand Quicksilver Messenger Service played as opening act for Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on February 4, 1967. The recordings are especially valuable since Quicksilver played for years, usually in and around San Francisco, before releasing its first album, Quicksilver Messenger Service, in May 1968. As this performance shows, the band was ready to record more than a year earlier.

The Art of Francisco de Zurbaran  Graphics

Posted by nrg at June 20, 2018
The Art of Francisco de Zurbaran

The Art of Francisco de Zurbarán
59 jpg | up to 5969*4226 | 202 MB
Spanish painter
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 41:02 minutes | 1,79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Friday Night In San Francisco" is widely considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums. This primarily live and unprecedented set captured at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre features the meeting of three legendary guitarists: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco De Lucia. Its highlights include McLaughlin’s duet with De Lucia on the Gismonti tune, “Frevo Rasgado,” the breathtaking duet version of Chick Corea’s “Short Tales Of The Black Forest” and the studio version of McLaughlin’s “Guardian Angel.” Experience one of music’s most historic events in pristine hi-res. Absolutely essential.

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors), 6th Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at June 5, 2018
Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors), 6th Edition

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors), 6th Edition by Ann Marie Brown
English | June 5th, 2018 | ISBN: 1640490035 | 425 Pages | EPUB | 13.48 MB

Your Adventure Starts Here with Moon Travel Guides!

Francisco Saavedra - Alma Pad (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 22, 2018
Francisco Saavedra - Alma Pad (2017)

Francisco Saavedra - Alma Pad (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 306.78 Mb | 50:39 | Cover
Fusion, Jazz | Country: Chile | Label: Decibelio Records

Desde el grupo de jazz y fusión Ainasetra (que es la palabra “artesanía” invertida), que condujo como solista desde 2006 junto al bajista eléctrico Maximiliano Flynn y el baterista Daniel Molina, el sonido de guitarra de Francisco Saavedra tomó una novedosa textura timbrística aproximada al órgano. Ese grupo y ese sonido fue un punto de apoyo para su llegada a una generación de guitarristas donde también figuran los nombres de Diego Riedemann, Sebastián Prado, Gonzalo Farías o Álvaro Severino en cuatro posiciones distintas.
Martin West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan - Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)

Martin West, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Maria Kochetkova, Davit Karapetyan - Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.18 Gb (DVD9) | 116 min
Classical | C Major

Maria Kochetkova is exceptional as Juliet, her movements always graceful, supple and beautiful. Her facial expressions early in the ballet radiate an ingratiating childlike innocence and joy, but in the darker and more tragic moments later on transform subtly to frustration, fear and sadness. She is a fine actress and a great dancer. Davit Karapetyan makes a splendid Romeo: his dance scenes with Juliet exude passion and deep love, and his sword fight with Tybalt divulges both exceptional athleticism and gracefulness. Luke Ingham in the role of Tybalt is also very convincing, both in his dancing and acting skills. (Robert Cummings, Classical Net)

The Other Francisco (1974) El otro Francisco  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at May 18, 2018
The Other Francisco (1974) El otro Francisco

The Other Francisco (1974)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x464 | x264 @ 1800 Kbps | 96 min | 1,35 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Based on the novel Francisco by Anselmo Suárez y Romero, "The Other Francisco" is a socio-economic analysis of slavery and class struggle through the retelling of the original novel. The film contrasts the romantic conceptions of plantation life found in Suárez Romero's novel with a realistic expose of the actual historical conditions of slavery throughout the Americas. It offers a critical analysis of the novel, showing how the author's social background led to his use of particular dramatic structures to convey his liberal, humanitarian viewpoint.
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - San Francisco Jazz Center 2017 (2018) [HDTV, 1080i]

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - San Francisco Jazz Center 2017 (2018)
MKV: MPEG2 Video 1920x1080 29.97fps | AC3 48000Hz, 6ch, 384kbps
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Jazz | 01:32:20 | ~ 9.11 Gb

~ Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco Live at Miner Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA. October 2017 ~
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 RCA / BMG Music | 82876-65840-2
Claccical / Contemporary Classical

I'm a big fan of Copland. His music can be dramatic, sad, joyful, and just plain fun. I also think his music is a good vehicle for personal expression of the performer/conductor. I don't think this is true for all composers–-I cringe at some interpretations of Bach–-but I usually enjoy it when a performance of Appalachian Spring or Bill the Kid contains some individual stamp that indicates the performer is really feeling and enjoying what they are doing. The combination of Copland's timeless compositions and subtle playing effects can be very sophisticated indeed.