Hymen

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 5, 2018
Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse) by Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
English | October 28th, 2016 | ISBN: 0889774234 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 1.00 MB

Contributors to Virgin Envy examine everything from the medieval romance to Bollywood films to True Blood and Twilight, to destabilize the many "certainties" about sexual purity. In particular, the hymen is called into question. How is virginity determined for those without a hymen? How do we account for the way in which the "geography of the hymen" has changed over the course of history? And what about male and queer virginity? Issues of commodification, postcoloniality, and religious diversity are also addressed.
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Rameau: Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (2014)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Rameau: Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 621 Mb | Total time: 53:53+60:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 921629 | Recorded: 2014

The latest in Hervé Niquet's 'reinvigorations' of French operatic music from the Baroque and beyond for Glossa is Rameau’s 1747 'Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour'. A ballet heroïque in a prologue and three entrées, the whole work was designed to comprise a complete theatrical spectacle. Music for dancing – as befits a ballet – is given a prominent role and Rameau is able to create especially expressive symphonies and to give the choruses – even a double-chorus – an integral role in the action. Added to this are supernatural effects, and plots for the entrées which explored the then uncommon world of Egyptian mythology (including a musical depiction of the flooding of the River Nile).

Virgin Envy: The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at April 26, 2022
Virgin Envy: The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen

Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr, "Virgin Envy: The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1786990350, 1786990369 | EPUB | pages: 256 | 2.7 mb
Katherine Watson, Mathias Vidal, Thomas Dolié, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Purcall Choir - Gervias: Hypermnestre (2019)

Katherine Watson, Mathias Vidal, Thomas Dolié, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Purcall Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & György Vashegyi - Gervias: Hypermnestre (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 869 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 337 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:25:56
Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles- Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi.
György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 868 Mb | Total time: 74:32+71:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 924007 | Recorded: 2018

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles-Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi.
Patricia Petibon - Airs baroques français: Rameau, Lully, Charpentier, Grandval (2001)

Patricia Petibon - Airs baroques français: Rameau, Lully, Charpentier, Grandval (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:35 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 45481 2 3

Like olives, artichokes, and more essentially and problematically, anchovies, Patricia Petibon's voice is an acquired taste. She is a high coloratura (up to E-flat), her technique is formidable, capable of great floridity and very fine breath control, she sings mostly without vibrato, and the tone can be so diamond-brilliant that it can grate, although for darker dramatic moments she can moderate the shine.
Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2016)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 926 Mb | Total time: 55:46+55:24+54:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985338292 | Recorded: 1974

I know of no Rameau work more colourful, more melodious, more replete with inventive vitality, wrote Gramophone in reviewing this 1973 premiere recording of the French Baroque masters 1735 heroic ballet Les Indes galantes. There is immense enthusiasm and spirit in this performance [and] some excellent singing Among the array of sopranos I was specially impressed by the full, bright ring of Rachel Yakar Anne-Marie Rodde: a good stylist and a clean, accurate voice, coping well with Rameaus florid detail The tenor Bruce Brewer is a real find for the lyrical French roles: his voice is very smooth and graceful In all, a set which no Rameau admirer should miss. Conducted by Rameau specialist Jean-Claude Malgoire, it is now being issued for the first time on CD.
Deller Consort - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Deller Consort - Purcell: The Fairy Queen (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 129:58 minutes | 2.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

A masterpiece of the ‘semi-opera’. In 1692, on the strength of the immense success of Dido & Aeneas and King Arthur, Purcell went on to produce The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.

Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 12, 2020
Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)

Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:18:37 | 564 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Records

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play not frequently performed in the late 17th century, nor very well regarded (“the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life” – Samuel Pepys’ diary, 1662). Despite this, the play would go on to work well within an opera, as the characters of Pyramus and Thisbe could conjure up singing and dancing accomplices. Purcell’s masterful composition, Gabrieli’s first-class performance, and McCreesh’s superb interpretation demonstrate why their recordings are seen as some of the best in classical music today.
György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra - Boismortier: Les voyages de l'Amour, Op. 60 (2020) [Official Digital Download]

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra - Boismortier: Les voyages de l'Amour, Op. 60 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 02:37:34 | 1.64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover+digital booklet

György Vashegyi and his Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir offer up a recording of Boismortier’s Les Voyages de l’Amour of which this 1736 opéra-ballet has been in sore need, a score long and unjustly neglected. For this latest dramatic extravaganza on Glossa, Chantal Santon-Jeffery takes on the title role of lovesick Cupid, and the soprano is joined by two further widely experienced stars of the French Baroque opera revival in Katherine Watson (as the god of love’s sidekick and factotum Zéphire) and Judith van Wanroij as the shepherdess Daphné, smartly resistant to the god’s charms (until the end of the fourth act).