Artaxerxes

Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 5, 2017
Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]

Ian Page, Classical Opera Company - Arne: Artaxerxes [2010]
Classical | Linn CKD 358 | TT: 137.27 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 594 Mb

'Artaxerxes is a rare beast, perhaps a unique one: an 'opera seria' composed to English words. Almost all of the numbers are solo arias; there are two duets, and an ensemble Finale newly composed by Duncan Druce to replace the missing ending. Arne owes much to Handel, but he tends to write more concisely. This studio recording is based on a staged production, and it shows in the natural way in which the characters interact. The recitatives—also new, composed by Ian Page—are delivered with conviction, flowing seamlessly into the arias. Christopher Ainslie as Artaxerxes woos with honeyed tone, while Caitlin Hulcup as his friend Arbaces impresses with her coloratura. 'The soldier, tir'd of war's alarms', recorded years ago by Joan Sutherland, goes to the excellent Elizabeth Watts as Arbaces' lover. There's much delectable writing for the woodwind and horns, all beautifully played. This lively account of a charming work will give much pleasure' (Classic FM)
Soloists, The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman - Thomas Arne: Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs

Thomas Arne - Artaxerxes (2009) 2CDs
Christopher Robson, countertenor; Ian Partridge, tenor; Patricia Spence, mezzo-soprano
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor; Catherine Bott, soprano; Philippa Hyde, soprano;
The Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22073 | Time: 02:20:20

Artaxerxes, premiered in London in 1762, was the first full-length opera seria sung in English. It proved a great success and helped to revive the fortunes of Thomas Arne, whose career had been in the doldrums. The opera featured his new protégée and mistress Charlotte Brent in the role of Mandane and Arne lavished attention on her music. Mandane’s arias and those of the hero Arbaces provide many of the opera’s high points, with their rich orchestrations, virtuoso vocal parts and captivating tunes. Though based on the Handelian model, Artaxerxes shows both Arne’s talent at the later galant style and his penchant for folk-like, pastoral airs. The results are mostly a delight (if a tad lightweight for the libretto’s blood ’n’ thunder deeds), with a variety of attractive arias further enhanced by Arne’s deft use of woodwind. Christopher Robson in the title role and Catherine Bott, thrilling as Mandane, head a fine team of singers: my only complaint is that Patricia Spence’s forceful Arbaces too often slips into shrill and strident mode.
A Study Of Plutarch's Life Of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference To The Sources (1881) (Repost)

A Study Of Plutarch's Life Of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference To The Sources (1881) by Charles Forster Smith
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1437468918 | 61 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

A Study of Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference to the Sources  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FRESH55508 at June 10, 2009
A Study of Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference to the Sources

A Study of Plutarch's Life of Artaxerxes: With Especial Reference to the Sources
Publisher: Metzger & Wittig | 1881 | ISBN: 1437468918 | 61 pages | PDF | 1.1MB

Lives, XI: Aratus. Artaxerxes. Galba. Otho. General Index  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SKS1981 at May 26, 2009
Lives, XI: Aratus. Artaxerxes. Galba. Otho. General Index

Lives, XI: Aratus. Artaxerxes. Galba. Otho. General Index
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library | ISBN: 0674991141 | edition 1926 | PDF | 512 pages | 19,33 mb

Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. He was married and the father of one daughter and four sons. He appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought, studious and learned.
Ruby Hughes - Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London (2018)

Ruby Hughes - Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 258 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 20 | Time: 78:08 min

Excelling in Renaissance and baroque repertoire, the young British soprano Ruby Hughes pays tribute to Handels last prima donna, the Italian soprano Giulia Frasi. For her debut recording on Chandos she has chosen a selection of celebrated arias composed for Frasi by Handel, in his late oratorios Susanna, Solomon, Theodora, and Jephtha, and other composers of the era, whose works are now much less familiar, offering several modern premieres. Performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Laurence Cummings, and recorded in surroundsound, this programme is unique of its kind.

The Ramessides, Medes and Persians, Ages in Alignment Series v.4  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hue at Feb. 5, 2009
The Ramessides, Medes and Persians, Ages in Alignment Series v.4

The Ramessides, Medes and Persians, Ages in Alignment Series v.4
Algora Publishing | 2007 | ISBN: 0875865429 | Pages: 220 | PDF | 3.17 MB
La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

La Tempestad, Olalla Alemán, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 57:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Antigua Aranjuez | # MAA 006 | Recorded: 2007

La Tempestad se ha presentado al público en Festivales como los de Aranjuez, Cádiz, Sevilla, Marbella, Murcia, Santillana del Mar, Valladolid, Almería, Daroca, Zaragoza, etc. Sus miembros, formados en importantes conservatorios europeos (Toulouse, Viena, Amsterdam, La Haya), han formado parte de Al Ayre Español, La Real Cámara, El Concierto Español, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the XVIII Century, European Union Baroque Orchestra, La Stravaganza, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, etc., con quienes han actuado por España, Europa, Israel y China.
Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.97 Gb | Total time: 67:26+65:46+54:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5099960286925 | Recorded: 2011

No less than five brilliant countertenors – including Max Emanuel Cencic and Philippe Jaroussky – join conductor Diego Fasolis and Concerto Köln for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). In early 18th century Italy, the Neapolitan-born composer was one of the brightest stars in opera, and Artaserse is considered his masterpiece.

TTC Video - The Persian Empire [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at May 5, 2016
TTC Video - The Persian Empire [repost]

TTC Video - The Persian Empire
24xWEBRip | English | M4V + PDF Guidebook | 640 x 480 | AVC ~1500 kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 128 kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 11:59:12 | 8.21 GB
Genre: eLearning / History, War, Politics

What do we know about the Persian Empire? For most of the past 2,500 years, we've heard about it from the ancient Greek perspective: a decadent civilization run by despots, the villains who lost the Battle of Marathon and supplied the fodder for bad guys in literature and film. But is this image really accurate?