Gerard David

Gerard David - Purity of Vision in an Age of Transition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Sept. 16, 2014
Gerard David -  Purity of Vision in an Age of Transition

Gerard David - Purity of Vision in an Age of Transition
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1998 | ISBN: 0870998773 | English | 362 pages | PDF | 57.3 MB
David Leisner, Lars Ranch, Gerard Schwarz - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 60, Guitar Concerto, Khrimian Hairig (2006)

David Leisner, Lars Ranch, Gerard Schwarz - Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 60, Guitar Concerto, Khrimian Hairig (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:24 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559294

Listening to a work of Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, you recognize his characteristic style in a few measures. His music is often broadly expansive, painting sonorous landscapes that often use brass instruments to blend with and accentuate the strings. Also, while his peers experimented with serialism or highly intellectually challenging styles, Hovhaness maintained his world music-infused neo-Romantic style throughout his life. The result is an enormous body of work that are all a joy to listen to.
Gerard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Hasse: I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore (1998)

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Hasse: I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 75:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45329 2 | Recorded: 1997

Gérard Lesne has already given us some glorious music by largely forgotten composers such as Galuppi and Jommelli. Now he’s turned to Hasse, little-known in this year of his tercentenary but renowned in the 1700s for his operas and oratorios. A German-born composer of Italianate music, Hasse’s work exemplifies the stylistic transition from late Baroque through galant to early Viennese classicism. His 1742 sacred oratorio I pellegrini al sepolcro di Nostro Signore (The Pilgrims at the Tomb of Our Lord) is operatic in style, its succession of busy, inventive da capo arias impressively sung here by Lesne and his team, though Il Seminario Musicale’s strings can sound dry.

Gerard - Empty Lie, Empty Dream (1985)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 24, 2018
Gerard - Empty Lie, Empty Dream (1985)

Gerard - Empty Lie, Empty Dream (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2017 | Nexus, King Records, KICS 3591 | ~ 278 or 92 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 55 Mb
Progressive Rock

Gerard were one of the leading progressive rock bands from the '80 in Japan together with Novela, Fromage, Pale Acute Moon, Outer Limits or Mugen. They offer a quite good symphonic prog very much in vein of UK or a harder version of Genesis (Trick of the tail era) but with their own twist and with that particular japanese flavour , musicaly speaking that many bands from '80 from this country had…
David Walsh - The Program. Lance Armstrong, la vera storia del più grande imbroglio di tutti i tempi (2015)

David Walsh - The Program. Lance Armstrong, la vera storia del più grande imbroglio di tutti i tempi (2015)
Italian | Sperling & Kupfer | 2015 | PDF | Pages 400 | ISBN: 8820059886 | 6 MB

Quando Lance Armstrong tornò a correre dopo un cancro potenzialmente mortale e vinse il Tour de France 1999 sembrava troppo bello per essere vero. E infatti non lo era. Il giornalista David Walsh del Sunday Times fu uno dei pochissimi a interrogarsi sulle sovrumane imprese sportive del campione. Cominciò così una battaglia durata tredici anni per scoprire la verità, che si è conclusa definitivamente nell'ottobre 2012, quando il ciclista è stato spogliato delle sue sette vittorie consecutive al Tour e bandito per sempre dallo sport per doping. Il racconto di Walsh è una vera e propria indagine, serrata e avvincente come un thriller, una lotta strenua contro la convinzione inattaccabile di tutti che Armstrong fosse un eroe, un esempio eccezionale – umano e sportivo – al di sopra di ogni critica o dubbio.
Pluralist Democracy in International Relations: L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany

Pluralist Democracy in International Relations: L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany By Leonie Holthaus
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 265 Pages | ISBN : 3319704214 | 2.35 MB

This book demonstrates the importance of democracy for understanding modern international relations and recovers the pluralist tradition of L.T. Hobhouse, G.D.H. Cole, and David Mitrany. It shows that pluralism’s typical interest in civil society, trade unionism, and transnationalism evolved as part of a wide-ranging democratic critique that representative democracies are hardly self-sustaining and are ill-equipped to represent all entitled social and political interests in international relations. Pluralist democratic peace theory advocates transnational loyalties to check nationalist sentiments and demands the functional representation of social and economic interests in international organizations. On the basis of the pluralist tradition, the book shows that theories about domestic democracy and international organizations co-evolved before scientific liberal democratic peace theory introduced new inside/outside distinctions.

"Chronic Pancreatitis" ed. by David Sutherland  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by exLib at Feb. 21, 2018
"Chronic Pancreatitis" ed. by David Sutherland

"Chronic Pancreatitis" ed. by David Sutherland
InTeO | 2012 | ISBN: 9535100114 | 151 pages | PDF | 11 MB

This book addresses many issues of chronic pancreatitis and it is divided into two sections: basic science investigations in animal models of chronic pancreatitis and a clinical section on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis. This book will be valued by basic scientists and clinicians striving to understand the mechanisms of pain in chronic pancreatitis and the treatment options in patients so afflicted.

David Abulafia - Federico II. Un imperatore medievale  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Feb. 21, 2018
David Abulafia - Federico II. Un imperatore medievale

David Abulafia - Federico II. Un imperatore medievale
Italian | 2017 | 511 pages | ASIN: B078GQMJ2R | EPUB | 1,6 MB

Federico II di Svevia, imperatore del Sacro Romano Impero, re di Sicilia, re di Gerusalemme, Stupor Mundi, è sempre stato considerato uno dei personaggi piú affascinanti della storia europea, celebre per la sua cultura, per la volontà di stabilire un governo illuminato e per la determinazione con cui contrastò il potere papale. Le cose però non stanno esattamente come vuole una certa tradizione storica: Abulafia tratteggia in questa biografia una figura molto diversa, meno tollerante e piú tradizionalista, meno coraggiosa e combattiva, timorosa di due papi aggressivi e sospettosi. Una ricostruzione decisamente contro corrente da leggere come un affascinante romanzo storico.
Completano il volume le carte storiche relative al periodo considerato, la bibliografia, le note e l'indice analitico.

David Wahler - Mosaic (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at Feb. 20, 2018
David Wahler - Mosaic (2018)

David Wahler - Mosaic (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 62:29 min | 147 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: David Wahler

In MOSAIC David Wahler has gone back to the style of his earlier works, ANTIQUUS and A STAR DANCED. Using rich orchestrations and evocative melody Wahler weaves intricate soundscapes in the telling of this "musical storybook". With the addition of atmospheric tenor and soprano vocals and a hauntingly beautiful boy's choir, the tracks of MOSAIC reach out to individually form a complete and varied music mosaic. Lush strings, harp, guitar, oboe, flute and other exotic sounds layer onto each other, forming a true musical statement. Destined to be on many of 2018's "best of" lists.
Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:37 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10935

Arthur Sullivan always wanted to be known more as a serious composer than one of comic opera, and his Symphony in E minor ("Irish") and his grand opera Ivanhoe, immensely popular in its own time, have been revived in recent decades. The same cannot be said of his songs, which are all but unknown except for The Lost Chord. That chestnut is not even included on this expansive two-disc survey, a highly worthwhile look into Sullivan the song composer.