De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre
Dutch | CBR | 844.7 MB

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre
Dutch | CBR | 844.7 MB

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre

De Wachters Van Het Louvre - 01 - De Wachters Van Het Louvre
Dutch | CBR | 844.7 MB

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis by Gerri Chanel
English | September 13th, 2018 | ISBN: 1785784161 | 384 Pages | EPUB | 14.63 MB

In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France.

Louvre la visite (2005)

Louvre la visite (2005)

Louvre la visite (2005)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 720x480, ~ 1.8 Mbps | 1hr 01mn | 1.53 GB
English \ French \ German \ Spanish \ Italian \ Japanese \ Russian \ Chinese: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 224 kbps
Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary, Excursion

The original DVD tour on the Louvre.

Les chats du Louvre - L'intégrale (2018)

Les chats du Louvre - L'intégrale  (2018)

Les chats du Louvre - L'intégrale (2018)
French | CBR | 417 pages | 351 MB

Enki Bilal - Les fantomes du Louvre

Enki Bilal - Les fantomes du Louvre

Enki Bilal - Les fantomes du Louvre
French | CBR | 152 pages | 120 MB

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Ariodante (1997)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Ariodante (1997)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Ariodante (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 787 Mb | Total time: 61:15+63:22+53:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 457 271-2 | Recorded: 1997

Lynne Dawson is the star of this show. In Act 2, where Ginevra finds herself inexplicably rejected and condemned by everyone, Dawson brings real depth of tone and feeling to her E minor lament, 'Il mio crudel martoro'; in the final act she shines in the desolate miniature 'Io ti bacio' and brings much fire to the outburst 'Sì, morro'. But she never transgresses the canons of Baroque style. Von Otter, too, has much marvellous music – the aria 'Scherza infida' is one of Handel's greatest expressions of grief – and she sings it beautifully, but she isn't really at one with his idiom and seems to lack a natural feeling for the amplitude of Handel's lines. Yet there's much to enjoy here too, the beauty of the actual sound, the immaculate control, the many telling and musicianly touches of phrasing.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)

Marc Minkowski & Les Musiciens du Louvre - Handel: Water Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 67:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5234 | Recorded: 2010

It’s an achievement when an artist can take a well-known work and interpret it freshly as if heard for the first time. This Marc Minkowski does with Handel’s Water Music by daring to challenge convention and expectation. Firstly Minkowski chooses to ignore modern musicology, which considers the work a continuous piece or a sequence of movements first in F major or D minor, then a mix of movements in D major and G major. Minkowski follows the earlier performance practice of presenting the Water Music as three suites, respectively grounded in F, G and D major which used to be called the Horn, Flute and Trumpet suites, designating the notable solo instruments. Minkowski also includes the two variant movements in F, HWV331, which are now thought to be a revision by Handel to create a freestanding concerto.

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski - Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer, Dietsch: Le Vaisseau Fantôme (2013)

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski - Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer, Dietsch: Le Vaisseau Fantôme (2013)

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Marc Minkowski - Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer, Dietsch: Le Vaisseau Fantôme (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:54:57 | 1,12 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naïve | Catalog: V 5349

When Richard Wagner failed to have his one-act version of Der fliegende Holländer staged at the Paris Opera, the cash-strapped composer sold a synopsis of the plot, written in broken French. This was fashioned into a proper libretto, which was then set to music by Pierre-Louis Dietsch, who enjoyed 11 performances of Le Vasseau fantôme before it was pulled from the repertoire in 1843. Ironically, Wagner's success with Der fliegende Holländer in Dresden happened shortly after that, and the expanded three-act version has remained an essential part of Wagner's canon.

Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frederic Desenclos - Du Mont: Grands motets pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV au Louvre (2005)

Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frederic Desenclos - Du Mont: Grands motets pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV au Louvre (2005)

Ensemble Pierre Robert, Frederic Desenclos - Du Mont: Grands motets pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV au Louvre (2005)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:20 | 420 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Alpha | Catalog: ALPHA 069

Henri Dumont is an important figure in the French Baroque scene in that he was one of the pioneers in the development of the "grands motets" that saw such fruit in the works of Lully, Delaland, Campra, Charpentier, Rameau and others. From what I've heard of his music, it tends to be a bit more subdued and sombre that a lot of the festive and almost manic works from some of the others mentioned. This disc has four motets, one of which; Dialogus de anima, has been recorded before. I have the versions by Herreweghe and Rousset.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble - Rameau: Platee (2014/2002) [Blu-Ray]

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble - Rameau: Platee (2014/2002) [Blu-Ray]

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble - Rameau: Platée (2014/2002) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 150 min | 15.9 Gb
Audio: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit

Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 150 min | 8,16 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

The opera Platée by Jean Philippe Rameau is not just a comic opera but an opera in which the Gods of Olympus play a part. With his tragedies lyriques Jean Baptiste Lully had banned all comical characters from the opera, and musical comedies had become unfashionable. Thanks to works by André Campra and Jean-Joseph Mouret, however, the genre had not disappeared completely, and Rameau made his own contribution with Platée.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Les Surprises de l’Amour (1992)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Les Surprises de l’Amour (1992)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Les Surprises de l’Amour (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 51:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2292 45004 2 | Recorded: 1990

The ensemble playing on historical instruments realizes the exciting music with fixed access. .. an excavation, where you have his pleasure.
– FonoForum

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble - Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (2005)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble - Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein (2005)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble - Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 154 min | 3,46+6,17 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2004

Dame Felicity Lott stars in a rollicking performance of Offenbach's operetta "La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein." The stage production was filmed in December 2004 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The result is a kaleidoscope of artistry and comedy that should not be missed! This production goes back to the original version which had been adjusted and censored after it's premiere at the Theatre des Varietes in 1867.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Helene (2000)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Helene (2000)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble - Offenbach: La Belle Hélène (2000)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 127 min | 7,65 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2000

Staged and costumed by Laurent Pelly, with sets by Chantal Thomas and choreography by Laura Scozzi, this production of La Belle Hélène never forgets for one moment that Offenbach’s parody of the origins of the Trojan war -clearly recognisable in his day as a satire on the moral laxity of Second Empire high society- is, above all, a supreme manifestion of his comic genius. From start to finish it combines a musically superb performance with a stream of visual humour that flows from Pelly’s core idea that the action all takes place in the imagination of a sleeping, sex-starved, suburban housewife. Dame Felicity Lott is magnificent as the woman who gets into bed beside her somnolent old husband and dreams of being the most beautiful woman in the world, entangled in amorous adventures with the virile young Paris, tastily portrayed by Yann Beuron. And just as dreams do not respect the normal limitations of logic, time and place, so her nighttime fantasies combine the everyday with the mythical, and muddle up Greece, ancient and modern.

Les Souris du Louvre - Tome 1 - Milo et le monde caché (2018)

Les Souris du Louvre - Tome 1 - Milo et le monde caché (2018)

Les Souris du Louvre - Tome 1 - Milo et le monde caché (2018)
French | CBR | 33 pages | 108 MB

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Bach: Mass in B minor (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 470 Mb | Total time: 53:25+53:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V 5317 | Recorded: 2008

Like many renditions of Bach's monumental B Minor Mass, this one puts forward a musical argument: in this case, for the use of a vocal ensemble made up of ten soloists rather than a choir. Minkowski's approach may be historically aggressive, but the sound is unstintingly lovely and the pared-down arrangements shed an interesting and unusual light on this most familiar of the baroque masterworks. Highly recommended to most classical collections and all period-instrument collections.
–Rick Anderson

The Louvre Collection - Phantoms of the Louvre (2014)

The Louvre Collection - Phantoms of the Louvre (2014)

The Louvre Collection - Phantoms of the Louvre (2014)
English | CBR | 100 pages | 163.29 MB

Superstar European SF and Fantasy comics artist Enki Bilal revisits the Louvre in twenty-two portraits… He imagines 22 fates of men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a work of art. 22 portraits for 5000 years of creation.
They haunt the halls of the Louvre … they are long dead, often violently … they are a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, a German officer … Each, one day, met a painter or a sculptor and was their model …
Bilal felt them, wandering the corridors of the Louvre, close to the work that tipped their life: Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, Christ reclining, an Egyptian mask …Bilal startlingly brings them back to life.
Both a work of Fantasy and a masterful homage, this was presented in a special exhibition in the Louvre in early 2013.

BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)

BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)

BBC - Treasures of the Louvre (2013)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4330 Kbps | 1 h 28 min | 2.79 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Paris-based writer Andrew Hussey travels through the glorious art and surprising history of an extraordinary French institution to show that the story of the Louvre is the story of France. As well as exploring the masterpieces of painters such as Veronese, Rubens, David, Chardin, Gericault and Delacroix, he examines the changing face of the Louvre itself through its architecture and design. Medieval fortress, Renaissance palace, luxurious home to kings, emperors and more recently civil servants, today it attracts eight million visitors a year. The documentary also reflects the very latest transformation of the Louvre - the museum's recently-opened Islamic Gallery.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Platee [1990]

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Rameau: Platee [1990]

Rameau - Platée (Marc Minkowski) [1990]
Classical | Erato 2292-45028-2 | 1990 | TT: 135 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 752 Mb

Platée was one of the most highly regarded of Rameau's operas during his lifetime. It even pleased critics who had expressed hostility to his musical style during the Querelle des Bouffons (an argument over the relative merits of French and Italian opera). Melchior Grimm called it a "sublime work" and even Rameau's bitter enemy Jean-Jacques Rousseau referred to it as "divine". The reason for this praise may be because these critics saw Platée, a comic opera, paving the way for the lighter form of opera buffa they favoured.