A Persian Requiem

A Persian Requiem by Simin Daneshvar  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Feb. 18, 2014
A Persian Requiem by Simin Daneshvar

A Persian Requiem by Simin Daneshvar
Halban | 2002 | ISBN: 1870015789 | 288 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Set in the southern Persian town of Shiraz in the last years of World War II with the British army in occupation, the novel chronicles the life of Zari, a traditional, anxious, and superstitious woman whose husband, Yusef is an idealistic feudal landlord. A web of political intrigue and hostility is created. In the background, tribal leaders are in open rebellion against the government and British occupation. In the midst of this turbulence Zari carries on normal life within the beautiful courtyard of her house, attempting to keep the family safe from external events.

In a Persian Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from the Near East (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 3, 2016
In a Persian Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from the Near East (repost)

In a Persian Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from the Near East by Maideh Mazda
English | ISBN: 0804816190 | 1989 | EPUB/MOBI | 176 pages | 5 MB/5 MB
The Virgin and Her Lover: Fragments of an Ancient Greek Novel and a Persian Epic Poem (Repost)

Tomas Hagg, Bo Utas, "The Virgin and Her Lover: Fragments of an Ancient Greek Novel and a Persian Epic Poem"
2003 | pages: 302 | ISBN: 9004132600 | PDF | 3,3 mb
Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]

Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 280.98 MB
Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog Number: AV 9825

The Battalia à 10 is played with great style and charm here. I like the use of two theorbos and a harpsichord and organ on the continuo lines. I have several recordings of this work. Savall's approach is a little more polite than Goebel's and a little more atmospheric than Philip Pickett's quite raw sound. I like all of them. Savall's is, perhaps, the most beautiful recording, even though it doesn't take advantage of the musical effects Biber suggests with as much relish as Goebel or Pickett…

Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Oct. 31, 2015
Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (repost)

Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire by Andrew J. Newman
English | 2008-12-15 | ISBN: 1845118308 | PDF | 288 pages | 4,3 MB

Xerxes: A Persian Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 30, 2015
Xerxes: A Persian Life

Richard Stoneman, "Xerxes: A Persian Life"
ISBN: 0300180071 | 2015 | EPUB | 288 pages | 6 MB

Xerxes: A Persian Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Aug. 6, 2015
Xerxes: A Persian Life

Xerxes: A Persian Life by Richard Stoneman
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0300180071 | 288 pages | PDF | 25,7 MB
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Songs From A Persian Garden (2008)

Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Songs From A Persian Garden (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Ethnic, World Fusion, Persian | Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15217 | Time: 00:59:04

This (mostly) live album from a pair of Iranian sisters is an absolute melodic feast. Sampling the range of music – from the classical modes of "Saghi Nameh" to the opening lush Kurdish theme of "Mina" – is a joy, and nowhere more than on "Dorna," where their voices shine, largely unaccompanied, on a more contemporary piece that manages to sound timeless. There are some fascinating little diversions, as when the lullaby "Gole Laleh" morphs into the spiritual "She's Got the Whole World in Her Hands" (note the gender change!) sung softly by guitarist Knut Reiersrud, who also brings a lot to this CD instrumentally. Apart from the lovingly sinuous voices, what impresses most is the rich, loving variety of sensual and exotic melodies filling the disc. It's close to a sensory overload – but stops short, just at the perfect point.

Requiem for a Killer / Requiem pour une tueuse (2011)  Video

Posted by king-ston at May 21, 2014
Requiem for a Killer / Requiem pour une tueuse (2011)

Requiem for a Killer / Requiem pour une tueuse (2011)
BDRip | MKV | AVC, 5235 Kbps | 1280x544 | 23.976 fps | 4.36 GB | Runtime: 92 Min
Audio: French DTS 1509 Kbps | 6 channels | 48 KHz | Subtitle : None
Genre: Thriller

Lucrèce is a contract killer in search of a new life. Specialized in the use of poisons and enamored with opera, she accepts a difficult, final hit in a castle in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Posing as a soprano, Lucrèce must perform on stage during the very prestigious Festival of Ermeux and slaughter one of her co-performers, British baritone Alexander Child, who recently bought a distillery in Scotland, and thus became the only obstacle to a strategic pipeline project with considerable financial ramifications.

Foulds: A World Requiem - Botstein, Charbonnet, Et Al (2008)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 11, 2014
Foulds: A World Requiem - Botstein, Charbonnet, Et Al (2008)

Foulds: A World Requiem - Botstein, Charbonnet, Et Al (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 326 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5058

‘It went deeper down and reached higher up, it was bigger, broader, nobler and reached out more into the eternal than music as it is commonly understood and interpreted, or as any music than that heard by the great masters, has ever done. It is indeed a world heritage.’ Thus wrote the Labour MP Frederick Pethick-Lawrence after attending the premiere of A World Requiem on Armistice Night 1923, and his statement was typical of the audience reaction on that night.