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9781474619288

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake

Translator: Alex Valente
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Current Affairs / Aktuele Sake
R 80
'Lucid, calm, informed, directly helpful in trying to think about where we are now. The literature of the time after begins here' Evening Standard 'Taking a breather from bewildering statistics and terrible tales of contagion to read Giordano's book was a jolt of brevity and simplicity. It takes concepts that have been dancing away in our minds, just out of reach, and lines them up neatly' The Times 'Potent and original' Sunday Times 'In one short hour, in the midst of this difficult moment, Giordano reinforced my sense of hope in humanity, in the one and the many' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Rat Line The Covid-19 pandemic is the most significant health emergency of our time. Writing from Italy in lockdown, physicist and novelist Paolo Giordano explains how disease spreads in our interconnected world: why it matters how it impacts us how we must react Expanding his focus to include other forms of contagion - from the environmental crisis to fake news and xenophobia - Giordano shows us not just how the coronavirus crisis got so bad so quickly, but also how we can work together to create change. Paolo Giordano is a physicist and the author of four bestselling novels. His article 'The Mathematics of Contagion' - published in Italy at the beginning of the coronavirus emergency - was shared more than 4 million times and helped shift public opinion in the early stages of the epidemic.
Publication date: 2020-07-15
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's

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R 250
Musica Antiqua Latina, Coro da Camera Italiano
Giordano Antonelli

Composers

Bononcini, Antonio Maria (1677-1726)
Colonna, Giovanni Paolo (1637-95)
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713)
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Kerll, Johann Kaspar (1627-93)
Pasquini, Bernardo (1637-1710)
Scarlatti, Alessandro (1660-1725)

Works

anon.: Alma Redemptoris Mater
anon.: Ave Maris Stella
Handel: Haec est Regina virginum, HWV 235
Handel: Te Decus Virgineum, HWV 243
Publication date: 2020-02-14
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9780552175005

Fiction: Novels

Fiction  -  Novels
R 215
____________________ THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: 2 million copies sold worldwide! A charming, feel-good and universal story of one woman's journey from boredom and dissatisfaction to happiness and fulfilment . . . ______________________ At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy. When Claude, a French Sean Connery lookalike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising adventures, creative capers and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time . . . __________________ If you liked The Happiness Project, The Little Paris Bookshop or Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this.
Publication date: 2019-06-28
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's

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R 295
The soprano Daniela Dessì died suddenly on 20th August 2016, aged 59. She was hailed by critics and colleagues as one of the finest voices the world of opera has ever known. Dynamic pays tribute to the great soprano with this recording, filmed just one year before her untimely death. Her performance of Giordano's Fedora was one of the pinnacles of her stunning artistic career. In the famous aria O grandi occhi lucenti from Act One, she delivers a technically perfect and emotionally passionate performance worthy of a great star. The story takes place at the end of the 19th century, in St. Petersburg (Act One), Paris (Act Two) and Switzerland (Act Three). It's an operatic crime story, a drama of passion, revenge and guilt that unravels against a historical backdrop of Czarist Russia's political and ideological conflicts in the late 19th century. Daniela Dessì is a complete prima donna of outstanding finesse, her rich voice both powerfully intense and deeply expressive. Tenor Fabio Armiliato shines particularly in the famous aria Amor ti vieta from Act Two, with a commanding and highly expressive stage presence in support of a powerful and wonderfully nuanced voice. The finale of the opera is reserved for the two protagonists, companions both on stage and in life. The singers surpass themselves, and it is impossible not to be moved when Fedora dies, believing that fate would shortly turn theatrical makebelieve into reality.

Daniela Dessì (Fedora), Fabio Armiliato (Loris), Alfonso Antoniozzi (De Siriex), Daria Kovalenko (Olga)
Carlo Felice Theatre, Valerio Galli

Composers

Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)

Works

Giordano, U: Fedora
Publication date: 2018-02-16
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  CD's / CD's
R 250
Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Italian verismo tradition to sing arias that define opera's most passionate and vulnerable leading men.

Kaufmann's international reputation is soaring as, going from strength to strength, he delivers consistently thrilling performances.

The onyx-dark beauty of his tone and the refinement and unexpected insights of his delivery mark Jonas Kaufmann a poet of tenors.

Timed for release when he makes his anticipated role debut as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur at Covent Garden opposite Angela Gheorghiu, this disc includes excerpts from the Cilea work that helped put Caruso on the map.

This album also entices with rarities from Zandonai's dramatic Giulietta e Romeo and Puccini's Le Villi.

Supporting Jonas Kaufmann is Italy's leading symphonic orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under its dynamic music director Antonio Pappano. Both maestro and orchestra are utterly at home in this repertoire.

Awards
Presto Recording of the Week 27th September 2010
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 Vocal Finalist
BBC Music Magazine December 2010 Opera Choice
Gramophone Awards 2011 Winner - Recital
Opera December 2010 Recording of the Month

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Composers

Boito, Arrigo (1842-1918)
Cilea, Francesco (1866-1950)
Giordano, Umberto (1867-1948)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (1857-1919)
Mascagni, Pietro (1863-1945)
Ponchielli, Amilcare (1834-86)
Refice, Licinio (1883-1954)
Zandonai, Riccardo (1883-1944)

Works

Boito: Dai campi, dai prati (Mefistofele)
Boito: Giunto sul passo estremo (from Mefistofele)
Cilea: È la solita storia 'Lamento di Federico' (from L'Arlesiana)
Cilea: L'anima ho stanca (from Adriana Lecouvreur)
Cilea: La dolcissima effigie (from Adriana Lecouvreur)
Giordano, U: Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)
Giordano, U: Come un bel dì di maggio (from Andrea Chénier)
Giordano, U: Ecco l'altare ... la mamma morte ... Vicino a te ... La nostra morte (from (from Andrea Chénier)
Giordano, U: Un dì, all' azzurro spazio (from Andrea Chénier)
Leoncavallo: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)
Leoncavallo: Testa adorata (from La bohème)
Mascagni: Apri la tua finestra (from Iris)
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Mascagni: Mamma, quel vino (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
Mascagni: Viva il vino spumeggiante (from Cavalleria Rusticana)
Ponchielli: Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)
Ponchielli: Si… questa estrema grazia (from I Lituani)
Refice: Ombra di Nube
Zandonai: Giulietta, son io (from Giulietta e Romeo)
Publication date: 2010-09-27

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