Monteverdi Christie

Monteverdi: Madrigali & Selva Morale (2017) (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie) (4CD Box Set)

Monteverdi: Madrigali & Selva Morale (2017) (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 972 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 515 mb
Classical, Choral, Vocal Music | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908772.75

This box set assembles the complete Monteverdi recordings that William Christie and Les Arts Florissants made for harmonia mundi over some fifteen years. Together, they constantly refreshed their inspiration at the wellspring of his finest and most famous madrigals, with a memorable incursion into the sacred repertory of the Selva morale.
Ensemble de violes Orlando Gibbons, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Sigismondo D'India: Madrigals (1998)

Ensemble de violes Orlando Gibbons, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Sigismondo D'India: Madrigals (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:48 | 250 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato | Catalog: 3984-23418-2

The Sicilian nobleman Sigismondo d'India was roughly contemporary with Monteverdi (both began their careers around 1600); the musical ferment of that period led, in d'India's case, to a very heady brew. His madrigals–duets, solos and five-voice works–are like inebriated Monteverdi: d'India set the Italian poetic texts (usually dealing with a lover's pain) with even less regard for academic counterpoint and even more surprising twists of harmony than did his more-famous colleague, yet the music never veers into the disorienting, seemingly willful weirdness of Gesualdo.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Marijana Mijanovic, Kresimir Spicer - Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2002)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Marijana Mijanović, Krešimir Špicer - Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.61 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Ulisse was one of the first operas to be written for the public stage, not for royalty. Monteverdi was in his seventies when he wrote it, yet it is a work of intense and youthful passion, as well as wisdom. At nearly three hours (in this version, anyway), it demands a lot from its audience, and seeing it at home via DVD is a great way to make its acquaintance.
This production dates from 2000; this particular live performance was recorded in the fairly intimate Théâtre de Jeu de Palme in 2002. The production is simple but eloquent.
Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (William Christie) [2010]

Monteverdi - Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (William Christie) [2010]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,40Gb+6,37Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 182 min

"Last year we gave a performance here in the Teatro Real of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, this year we have Ulisse and next year Poppea. We’re no longer in Mantova and we’re no longer in the Court of the Prince. We’re in Venezia and essentially [at] the beginning of the public opera house. We’re also at the beginning of what will become opera seria, that’s to say beyond the instrumental colors, the great dances and the great pageants, [are] the beautiful effects of the singing, it’s bel-canto and so the orchestral accompaniment becomes simpler…"
- from William Christie’s interview 2008 included on in the DVD

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Aug. 14, 2015
Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (William Christie) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7,79Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 113 min | Filesonic, Wupload

Familiar to UK audiences as a recitalist, Dietrich Henschel has been inexplicably neglected by this country's opera companies. You get a strong sense of what a theatrical animal he is, however, from his performance of the title role in this flawed but compelling production of L'Orfeo, filmed in Madrid last year. The subtlety of Henschel's acting matches the complexity of his vocal characterisation so that, by the end, you not only feel you've been taken on a vast journey from joy to grief and back again, but also believe that Orfeo's own music really has the power to affect both gods and nature…
Tim Ashley
Monteverdi - L'incoronazione di Poppea (William Christie, Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2012]

Monteverdi - L'incoronazione di Poppea (William Christie, Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.84 Gb+6.12 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | 180 min | +3% Recovery

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Réal, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus…

Monteverdi - Lamento della Ninfa - 9 Versions (RePost)  Music

Posted by casaz at Sept. 4, 2010
Monteverdi - Lamento della Ninfa - 9 Versions (RePost)

Monteverdi - Lamento della Ninfa - 9 Versions
Classical | EAC, APE, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | TT: 67:15 min | 322 MB
Date: 2001
Claudio Monteverdi - Vespro Della Beata Vergine (Les Arts Florissants/William Christie)

Claudio Monteverdi - Vespro Della Beata Vergine
Genre: Renaissance | 2CD | FLAC (CUE+LOG) | 80'05 | Covers & Booklet (.pdf) | 250 Mb
July 1997 (1998 release) | Publisher: Erato 3984-23139-2
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Agatha Christie: An English Mystery  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 15, 2017
Agatha Christie: An English Mystery

Laura Thompson, "Agatha Christie: An English Mystery"
ISBN: 0755314883, 0755314875 | 2007 | EPUB | 544 pages | 813 KB
Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Monteverdi: Madrigali Vol. 3, Venezia (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Monteverdi: Madrigali Vol. 3, Venezia (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:38 minutes | 700 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded at the Cité de la Musique during the complete cycle of Monteverdi madrigals mounted in partnership with the Philharmonie de Paris and the Théâtre de Caen, the last volume in our trilogy probably contains the best-loved gems of a composer who had become maestro di cappella at St Mark’s in Venice, and finally entered the priesthood. Alongside the great operas that have survived from this period, the final madrigals methodically explore the multiple possibilities offered by the rapidly developing practice of basso continuo and by an unprecedented exploitation of solo voices.