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Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at Nov. 16, 2017
Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest

Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 41M | Lec: 18 | 112 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

General travel information about Budapest that you might not even think of looking for!
Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics/Edel | # 0115292 | Time: 00:56:58

Neither too nationalist nor too internationalist, this 1995 recording of Béla Bartók's two violin concertos featuring Thomas Zehetmair with Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is just right. Austrian-born Zehetmair has a fabulous technique, a warm but focused tone, and lively sense of rhythm, all of which make him an ideal Bartók player. His interpretations are less about showing off then about digging in, and his performances are more about the music than they are about the musician. Hungarian conductor Fischer and his Hungarian orchestra are not only up for the music in a technical sense, they are also down with the music in an emotional sense, and their accompaniments ground Zehetmair's coolly flamboyant performances. Captured in white-hot sound that is almost too vivid for its own good, these performances deserve to stand among the finest ever recorded.
Andras Schiff, Budapest FO, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Hommage a Paul Klee; Concerto; 6 Csardas (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Sándor Veress: Hommage à Paul Klee;
Concerto for Piano, Strings & Percussion; 6 Csárdás (1998)
András Schiff, piano; Dénas Várjon, piano; Gábor Takács-Nagy, violin
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Heinz Holliger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 132 Mb
Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | # 0630-19992-2 | Time: 01:03:22

A countryman of Bela Bartók and a sometime teacher to both György Ligeti and György Kurtág, Sándor Veress emigrated to Switzerland from what was then part of Hungary in 1949. Settling in Bern, he collected various prizes and teaching posts while working in relative obscurity on who knows how many pieces–most of which have been unavailable. This collection is made up of a pithy trio of compositions dated 1938 (Six Csárdás), 1951 (Hommage à Paul Klee), and 1952 (Concerto for Piano, Strings, and Percussion), and they show what a deftly melodic force Veress was. He's thrilled by blustery string wafts, especially in the concerto, where the percussion adds drama and immediacy. But he also favors sweetly chipper string formations, which surprise the ear during the homage to Klee, especially given the dissonances fostered early on by the twin pianos. The closing piano miniatures of Six Csárdás are counterpoint-rich gems, played with sharp precision by András Schiff.
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)

Halloween Blues 1-7  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Nov. 23, 2017
Halloween Blues 1-7

Halloween Blues 1-7
Français | CBR/CBZ | 7+7 Volumes | 491.2 Mb

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 895 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 137 Mb
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8215 | 02:28:32

This is the third in a series of posthumous albums of previously unreleased recordings by Randy California and Spirit, drawn from California's archives and assembled by Mick Skidmore. As Skidmore explains in his detailed liner notes, California put together an album called Blues From the Soul around 1995, and even copyrighted its contents; but later opted to use some of the material on the final album he released with Spirit, California Blues, prior to his accidental death by drowning in January 1997. Other tracks from the proposed album were culled for the first posthumous release, Cosmic Smile. Skidmore has included all 13 of the songs California had intended to use on his version of Blues From the Soul, though he has substituted alternate takes or live recordings of tracks already issued. Of course, the album also has been vastly expanded to include 35 selections for a running time of two-and-a-half hours. But the basic concept remains the same, and that is to present a collection of folk and blues recordings.

Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)

Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4870 | 00:49:12

With Bitter Sweet Blues, Gaye Adegbalola has produced an album that starts off where her work with Saffire the Uppity Blues Women left off, and jumps into a new, adventurous space. An expanded cast of musicians and more personal lyrics are some of the benefits to going solo, and Adegbalola makes use of both well. Each song has either humor or power, sometimes both. The only thing that seems incongruous is the mixture of songs with wildly varying moods and topics. While satirical woman-power songs like "Big Ovaries" are empowering and funny, when paired with "Nightmare" – a powerful, personal song about child molestation – the effect is somewhat gross. The feminist politics of both songs mesh rather well, but it is difficult for the listener to shift from laughing at bawdy sexuality to somber empathy in just a few tracks. Overall, though, this is a fine first solo effort that resonates with spirit and emotion.

The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 23, 2017
The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)

The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)
2xDVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Classic / Blues Rock, Documentary | ~ 7.94 Gb

To be indelicate about the matter: what exactly makes Big Cocksucker Blues different than plain old Cocksucker Blues, the legendary rarely-seen film of the Rolling Stones' 1972 tour? Well, while the original Cocksucker Blues has frequently been bootlegged since the pre-DVD era, this Big Cocksucker Blues has that 95-minute film and well over an hour of extras. The extra footage, you should know, does not contain Cocksucker Blues outtakes, but does offer a good amount of rare clips from 1967-1974 that should interest any hardcore fan of the Stones during this era…

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 23, 2017
Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:20:37 | 598 Mb
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

A Gary Moore box set titled Blues and Beyond has been set for release on Nov. 24. A press release for the album describes it as a “remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings” and a fitting tribute to the Irish guitarist, who died in 2011.

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Hightone | # HCD 8155 | Time: 00:45:32

Pianist Otis Spann played in Muddy Waters' band from 1953 to 1970, and was instrumental in creating the electric Chicago blues sound. These 11 tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s by Down Beat magazine editor Pete Welding, and were previously released as Otis Spann's Chicago Blues on Testament Records. This reissue omits the solo Spann material from the original disc and highlights the group recordings featuring S.P. Leary, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters. While not as revolutionary as the records Spann played on with Muddy in the late '50s, you can't deny this lineup of seminal Chicago bluesmen doing what they did best.