Bernard Faure

Chinese Magical Medicine by Michel Strickmann, Bernard Faure  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Jan. 16, 2015
Chinese Magical Medicine by Michel Strickmann, Bernard Faure

Chinese Magical Medicine by Michel Strickmann, Bernard Faure
English | March 25, 2002 | ISBN: 0804739404 | 432 pages | PDF | 66,1 MB
Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartets (1992) (Repost)

Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartets (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:54 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 48 066

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) inhabits a "sound world" uniquely his own: moody, harmonically complex, sometimes neurotically so, melodically elusive. Less readily accessible than either of his French contemporaries, Debussy and Ravel, Faure's chamber music, nonetheless, is infinitely rewarding and certainly should be more widely recorded and available.
This remarkably rich offering of Faure's only two piano quartets (in C Minor, Op. 15 and G Minor, Op. 45) will, no doubt, go a long way in re-energizing interest in this coupling of the composer's most "popular" ensemble works.
DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.
Gabriel Faure - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)

Gabriel Fauré - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (*.png, 300dpi) | 1.41 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 774 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Virgin Classics / 5099907087523

Virgin Classics assembled an all-star team of chamber musicians to put together this five-disc set of Gabriel Fauré's complete music for strings and piano. Only the String Quartet, Op. 121, by the Quatuor Ebène, was previously released. Fauré's chamber music - with the exception of a couple of short works for cello and piano - isn't as well known outside of France as that of Debussy and Ravel, although the two piano quartets are widely admired.
Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Faure: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2220 | Time: 01:10:13

The young cellist Andreas Brantelid, often accompanied and perhaps guided by the much older Bengt Forsberg, has gained notice for sheer virtuoso chops. But in this recital covering all of Gabriel Fauré's music for cello and piano, it's his way with a sheer melody that impresses the most: the two Berceuses (cradle song), the flawless unfolding of the two sonata slow movements from simple opening material (sample that of the elegiac Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117), the remarkable, 54-second Morceau de Lecture (originally for two cellos, and the only arranged work here). Brantelid certainly delivers a smooth performance of the popular Papillon, Op. 77, and all the music here – some of it well known, but most of it not so much – is a pleasure. Fauré was one of the few composers who had a real knack for writing for the cello and did so without complaining about it. The best is saved for last: the Andante for cello and harmonium is the original version of the opening Romance, Op. 69, and it's really an entirely different work, spooky and inward, with the harmonium contributing a unique wash of sound. The harmonium was an extremely common instrument in the second half of the 19th century, and it's good to hear a work played on the instrument for which it was intended. BIS contributes fine Swedish radio sound to this recommended cello recital.
Trésors des Requiem (Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle) Re-Up

Tresors Des Requiem (Mozart; Brahms; Schumann; Lotti; Cherubini; Berlioz; Bruneau; Verdi; Faure; Saint-Saens; Durufle)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Logs, Scans | 1.19 GB
4CD | 27 february 2001 | Gold Seal

Tout le monde devrait connaitre certaines oeuvres classiques. Les requiems de Mozart ou de de Saint Sens en font parti, à mes yeux.
David Bernard & Park Avenue Chamber Symphony - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique" (2018)

David Bernard & Park Avenue Chamber Symphony - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, TH 30 "Pathétique" (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 199 MB
Label: Recursive Classics | Tracks: 04 | Time: 45:13 min

Tchaikovsky toyed with the public on the meaning of his final symphony, proclaiming an underlying program existed, but refusing to disclose it. His death shortly after its premiere brought a perfect storm of mystery and intrigue, leaving an imaginative public to proclaim this work was his suicide note.

Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances (Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Jan. 19, 2018
Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances (Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries)

Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances (Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries) by Robert A. Gaines
English | 11 Nov. 2017 | ISBN: 1349951692 | 268 Pages | PDF (True) | 3.29 MB

This book combines the insights of thirteen Shavian scholars as they examine the themes of marriage, relationships and partnerships throughout all of Bernard Shaw’s major works.

BBC - My Astonishing Self: George Bernard Shaw (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 10, 2018
BBC - My Astonishing Self: George Bernard Shaw (2018)

BBC - My Astonishing Self: George Bernard Shaw (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1866 Kbps | 58 min 37 s | 836 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Gabriel Byrne explores the life, works and passions of George Bernard Shaw, a giant of world literature, and - like Byrne - an emigrant Irishman with the outsider's ability to observe, needle and puncture. With Ireland in his heart, he made England his home and London his stage. His insight was ageless - his ideas still resonate almost 70 years after his death. He is one of only two people to have ever been awarded both the Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar. Gabriel Byrne sees Shaw as a revolutionary - a literary anarchist.