Berliner Philharmoniker – Anniversary concert “50 years of the Berlin Philharmonie” 2013 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

The Berlin Philharmonie is an icon of classical music – a wonderful auditorium with outstanding acoustics, whose visionary architect inspired many subsequent concert halls all over the world. In October 2013, the Philharmonie celebrated the 50th anniversary of its opening. The Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and a host of celebrity guests celebrated this anniversary with a spectacular gala concert on the theme of “spatial music”.

As early as the 16th century, composers of the Venetian School created highly diverse spatial music based on the principle of polychoral writing, exploiting the two opposing organ galleries of San Marco, as is impressively documented by the works of Giovanni Gabrieli. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis also creates the impression for the listener of near and distant music, with the music that seems to come from afar representing a long past chapter in music history.

Similarly shrouded sounds are provided by the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata quasi una fantasia op. 27 No. 2, known as the Moonlight Sonata, performed by Mitsuko Uchida, while György Kurtág’s spatial composition …quasi una fantasia…played by the students of the Orchestra Academy together with the pianist, also requires spatially distributed instrument groups in addition to the piano. Hector Berlioz was yet another composer who knew how to use remote instruments skilfully and create imaginary spatial scenes. His monumental Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale op. 15 concludes this concert to celebrate the architect Hans Scharoun’s most significant creation.

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show New York 2018 1080p [WEB-DL + HDTV]

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an annual fashion show sponsored by Victoria’s Secret, a brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Victoria’s Secret uses the show to promote and market its goods in high-profile settings. The show features some of the world’s leading fashion models, such as current Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Sara Sampaio, Martha Hunt, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Romee Strijd, and Josephine Skriver. Lily Aldridge missed this year’s show due to her pregnancy. The show also featured PINK spokesmodels Grace Elizabeth, Zuri Tibby, and Maggie Laine and Victoria’s Secret China spokesmodels Sui He and Ming Xi.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 was taped in New York City at the Pier 94. The show featured musical performances by Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Leela James, Kelsea Ballerini, and The Struts.

For the first time, the show will have 7 segments. Adriana Lima will be retiring from Victoria’s Secret after 20 years of being an Angel. Angel Elsa Hosk was wearing The Dream Angels Fantasy Bra worth $1,000,000 designed by Swarovski.

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Gustav Mahler – Complete Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier, Das Lied von der Erde (Concertgebouw, Harding, Jansons, Fischer, Gatti, Maazel, Boulez, Haitink, Inbal, Luisi, Fink, Merbeth, Persson, Larsson, Dean Smith, Nylund, Brewer) [11-Disc Set] (2012) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0 + BDRip 720p DTS,FLAC 24bit/96kHz

Title: Gustav Mahler – Complete Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier, Das Lied von der Erde
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Classical

Production/Label: RCO Live
Duration: 15h (01:00:06 + 01:29:38 + 01:43:06 + 01:00:46 + 01:16:05 + 01:37:01 + 01:19:49 + 01:26:33 + 01:32:00 + 01:17:01 + 24:17 + 01:07:44)
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: LPCM, DTS-HD
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / ~20000 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / ~6000 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 216,52 GB

BDRip 720p

Video Quality: BDRip
Format / Container: MKV
Video Codec: H.264 – MPEG-4 AVC
Audio codec: DTS, FLAC
Video Stream: 1280×720, ~ 6800 kbps avg, 59.940 fps, progressive
Audio Stream 1: DTS, 1536 kbps, 48 kHz, 24 bits, lossy, 5.0 ch
Audio Stream 2: FLAC, variable bit rate, 96 kHz, 24 bits, lossless, 2.0 ch

The videos in this boxed set of live HD recordings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra were filmed during the 2009-2011 Mahler celebration at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. The set’s eleven discs include performances led by renowned conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez and Ivan Fischer. In addition to all ten of Mahler’s ground-breaking Symphonies, the collection also includes Totenfeier and Das Lied von der Erde and features world class soloists including soprano Miah Persson, mezzo Bernarda Fink and tenor Robert Dean Smith. All of this amazing music is vividly brought to life in surround sound and lifelike high resolution video. (more…)