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The Facts on File D-Day Atlas: The Definitive Account of the Allied Invasion of Normandy

The Facts on File D-Day Atlas: The Definitive Account of the Allied Invasion of Normandy
Facts on File | 1994 | ISBN: 0816031371 | English | 152 pages | PDF | 24 MB

The War File - D-Day Assault on Fortress Europe  Video

Posted by tutigermany at May 27, 2009
The War File - D-Day Assault on Fortress Europe

The War File - D-Day Assault on Fortress Europe
English | Subtitle: N/a | 00:55 | 640 x 464 | PAL (25fps) | XviD MPEG-4 | MP3 - 150kbps | 520 MB
Genre: Documentary | History

Early in the morning of 6th June 1944, a vast and bizarre armada ploughed steadily against stiff head-winds through the rough waters of the English Channel, heading for the Normandy coast. Amongst the 5,000 vessels were many of the best British and American warships of stupendous collective firepower, also ancient battleships and tankers on their last voyage, destined to be sunk to provide breakwaters. Thousands of the craft had been built to make one journey only and that a short one; to ferry the invading allied forces together with their immense diversity of equipment on the last difficult, dangerous stretch from the transports to the shore of enemy occupied France.

Salter James, "Et Rien d'Autre"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 22, 2016
Salter James, "Et Rien d'Autre"

Salter James, "Et Rien d'Autre"
Publisher: Sixtrid | 2015 | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 11:27:00 | 507.7 Mb

La Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin.
À bord d’un porte-avions au large du Japon, Philip Bowman rentre aux États-Unis. …
Simon Mayr Choir, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di gloria & Credo in D Major (2016)

Simon Mayr Choir, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Concerto de Bassus & Franz Hauk - Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di gloria & Credo in D Major
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 86:06 min | 359 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

While the German tradition observes a strict distinction between sacred and secular styles, the 19th-century Italian Mass can feel more akin to attending an operatic performance. Donizetti's church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion to form a complete Mass and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work, the Messa di Gloria and Credo in D. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Johann simon Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts.

Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017) [4 x Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 14, 2017
Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017) [4 x Blu-ray]

Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017)
4 x Blu-ray: ISO, MPEG-4 AVC, 20408 kbps, 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
TrueHD 7.1, 48 kHz, 5413 kbps, 24-bit / LPCM, 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 24-bit
Electronic, Synth Pop, Avant-Garde, Experimental | 07:16:46 | ~ 163.75 Gb

Parlophone are releasing Kraftwerk: 3-D The Catalogue, an audio/video document – available in a number of physical editions – that features all eight albums as performed live in the leading museums of the world in the last few years…
Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar (2017)

Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:41 min | 240 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

In recent years a number of composers have explored the tonal chemistry of timbre and texture offered by the ensemble of cello and guitar. The examples here, from South America and Eastern Europe, are among the most ambitious and technically demanding yet to have been written. Vivacious Latin-American rhythms, such as the Milonga and Chacarera, are explored by Edwin Guevara, while the Bulgarian Atanas Ourkouzounov creates an aura of indigenous folk culture in Tanzologia. Both lyricism and rhythmic dynamism suffuse Dušan Bogdanović’s Quatre pièces intimes.

Yaniv d'Or & Dan Deutsch - Thoughts Observed (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 10, 2017
Yaniv d'Or & Dan Deutsch - Thoughts Observed (2017)

Yaniv d'Or & Dan Deutsch - Thoughts Observed
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:42 min | 191 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

After exploring the music of his Sephardic ancestry on the acclaimed recording Latino Ladino (Naxos 8573566), Yaniv d’Or brings a refreshing perspective to the Dichterliebe from Schumann’s proverbial ‘year of song’. French songs of the 19th and 20th centuries offer d’Or’s exotic voice further dimensions in the floating harmonies of the young Duparc and Debussy, including Reynaldo Hahn’s beautiful Bach pastiche, and concluding with the classical simplicity of Poulenc’s first songs.
Ann Hallenberg, il pomo d'oro & Stefano Montanari - Carnevale 1729 (2017)

Ann Hallenberg, il pomo d'oro & Stefano Montanari - Carnevale 1729
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 98:30 min | 491 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

The Carnival of Venice in 1729 was quite unlike any other. Over a period of two months, opera houses went into a frenzy of competition to show off the most famous singers of the day, including the legendary castrato Farinelli who made his astonishing Venetian debut. Several of the most fashionable composers rose to the occasion, writing ravishing music for spectacular productions which often pitted the singers against each other in breathtaking displays of virtuosity. The results were sensational; one tour de force followed another in an atmosphere of fevered excitement and the adoring public lapped it up.
Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017)

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 102:26 min | 503 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017

Late sixteenth-century Florence was alive with theater. Seeking to achieve the perfect blend between music and poetry, intermedi (interludes) were inserted into plays. These interludes were presented with lavish visual and musical resources. After reaching an initial peak in 1589 with the intermedi composed for Bargagli's La pellegrina, the tradition survived the burgeoning genre of opera through the work of such composers as Peri, Caccini, Monteverdi and Gagliano. On this release, rather than aiming for the impossible ideal of a reconstruction, Raphaël Pichon has devised a sort of imaginary intermedi by selecting the finest gems from this repertory, featuring the figures of Apollo, Orpheus and Eurydice, and above all Cupid.
Anatol Ugorski - Olivier Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux; La Fauvette des jardins (2003)

Anatol Ugorski - Olivier Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux; La Fauvette des jardins (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:01:16 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 474 345-2

Messiaen's Catalog of Birds for piano is one of the wonders of modern music, a work apart from schools, movement, intellectual constructions, and programmatic declarations concerning the future of music. Perhaps the engaging, enigmatic, spellbinding nature of this music proceeds from Messiaen's unique source of inspiration: birdsong. Non-human, the source of Messiaen's music is nevertheless not alien since Messiaen celebrates the sounds of nature, which he, as a devout Catholic, experiences as a divine creation. It's difficult to imagine a better interpreter of Messiaen's powerful visions than pianist Anatol Ugorski, who plunges himself into Messiaen's spiritual universe with the passionate abandon of a devoted seeker.