Kenneth Gilbert

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Two-Part And Three-Part Inventions (Inventionen & Sinfonien) (1985)

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Two-Part And Three-Part Inventions (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion (DG) | # 415 112-2 | Time: 00:50:54

This is a superb recording of the Two-Part and Sinfonias (Three-Part Inventions) of Johann Sebastian Bach. Kenneth Gilbert is a wonderful interpreter of Bach's keyboard music and in this recording plays an instrument made in 1671 by Jan Couchet that was subsequently enlarged in 1778. The Two-Part Inventions and Sinfonias consist of 15 parts; they were written as technical exercises and as composition demonstration pieces originally for his son Wilhelm Friedemann. The various pieces were probably written separately and were gathered together by Bach in major/minor key sequence and published in 1723. The recording is clear and well balanced. Kenneth Gilbert plays beautifully; the music is lively without being ostentatious.
Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 790 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 474 221-2 | Time: 01:51:00

Although not quite at the level of profundity of his teacher Gustav Leonhardt's recording, Kenneth Gilbert's 1983 recording of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier does have a style and polish that Leonhardt's too often lacked. Thus, while Leonhardt goes further into some of the minor-key fugues to find intellectual and spiritual depths that Gilbert does not plumb, Gilbert's playing is so much more elegant and graceful than Leonhardt's that it is difficult to choose between them. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of virtuoso works whose success depends on the effortless refinement of the player, the Gilbert, with its superbly remastered sound, will be the one to get. For listeners who approach The Well-Tempered Clavier as a volume of prayers written as preludes and fugues, the Leonhardt will be preferable. Both are superb and both belong in any Bach collection.
Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Kenneth Gilbert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Art of the Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 427 673-2 | Time: 00:58:41

The Art of Fugue or 'complete practical fugal work', as C. P. E. Bach described his father's giant contrapuntal achievement, is well represented in the current recording catalogue. The approaches to it vary considerably with performances on solo keyboard—harpsichord and organ—and mixed ensembles with markedly different shades of instrument colour. Varied too, is the sequence in which the performers play the fugal parts which comprise the whole. Some complete the final fugue, some do not; some find a place for all the pieces included in the posthumous original edition of 1751, others have given reasons for omitting those which seem not to play a directly relevant part in Bach's scheme. Kenneth Gilbert leads us down another fascinating path his performance on a solo harpsichord follows not the 1751 printed edition but Bach's own autograph material differing from the other both in content and layout.
Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2003) 2CD

Kenneth Gilbert - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (2003) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.01 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 474 546-2 | Time: 02:24:50

In a way, this is the best possible version of the WTC to someone who is looking for a balanced, deep and totally honest version. The harpsichord is a beautiful Flemish-French (recent research shows it is rather more French than Flemish) harpsichord (Gilbert's own) that has a marvelous sound: rich and deep, and yet bright and clear. Professor Gilbert's version is as new now as it was when it was released. It is totally respectful of the music (you won't find eccentricities, here, just the music but superlatively played). He has a very cantabile sense of the music - every voice is respected - and his Bach is phrased almost as a dance, rather than as gesturing. He seems to belie Leonhardt, when the Dutch says that the piano was meant to sing and the harpsichord to speak; in Gilbert's hands, it really sings). Do not expect strong chords, abrupt contrasts or anything like that. Gilbert's version is for the connoisseur rather than the Fireworks enthusiast. If you examine, in detail, the way he plays, you will find that every voice is subtly sung, that the amount of work and serious thought he lavished into Bach's music is prodigious.

Producer Loops Kenneth Thomas Detroit Trance MULTiFORMAT  Software

Posted by orientazure at July 16, 2016
Producer Loops Kenneth Thomas Detroit Trance MULTiFORMAT

Producer Loops Kenneth Thomas Detroit Trance MULTiFORMAT | 4.83 Gb

'Kenneth Thomas: Detroit Trance' is a versatile Trance Sample Pack from Detroit-based Perfecto producer, Kenneth Thomas. This product contains everything you need to create incredible Trance tracks. It's packed full of royalty-free drum samples, drum loops, melodic loops, pads, percussion samples, sound fx, and a whole lot more. This must-have product features over 3GB of content from one of the industry's most versatile producers.
Kenneth MacMillan - Mayerling (Irek Mukhamedov, Viviana Durante) (2008/1994)

Kenneth MacMillan - Mayerling (Irek Mukhamedov, Viviana Durante) (2008/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.84 Gb (DVD9) | 127 min
Classical | Opus Arte

The Royal Ballet presents a stellar cast in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, filmed in 1994, with John Lanchbery's sumptuous scoring of music by Franz Liszt. The dramatic soundscape is matched by MacMillan’s penetrating interpretation of the events surrounding the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress, Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889.

L'uomo che sapeva troppo - Gilbert Keith Chesterton  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Nov. 22, 2016
L'uomo che sapeva troppo - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

L'uomo che sapeva troppo - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Italian | 2015 | 185 Pages | ASIN: B018IZ7A2O | EPUB | 690.34 KB

Alto, capelli (che furono) fini e chiari, un pallore quasi cadaverico, palpebre e baffi cascanti, naso aquilino. Aspetto apatico, andamento pigro e indolente, aria annoiata, tempra aristocratica, «in gran parte simile a quella dell'anarchico».
Horne Fisher, rispettabile membro della buona società inglese, cresciuto in mezzo a primi ministri e politici illustri, inizia la propria carriera come segretario personale di Sir Walter Carey, ufficiale del Governo irlandese e suo parente. Proprio al servizio di Sir Carey si ritroverà accidentalmente coinvolto nella sua prima avventura da «investigatore non ufficiale»…

John Kenneth Galbraith - Storia dell'economia [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Nov. 17, 2016
John Kenneth Galbraith - Storia dell'economia [Repost]

John Kenneth Galbraith - Storia dell'economia
2015 | ASIN: B00ZUU43NU | Italiano | 353 pages | EPUB | 0.8 MB
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
New York Philharmonic & Alan Gilbert - Christopher Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Prospero's Rooms (2016)

New York Philharmonic & Alan Gilbert - Christopher Rouse: Odna Zhizn; Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Prospero's Rooms
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:12 min | 1.39 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Dacapo (8226110) | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

This album presents four world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Rouse (b. 1949), the New York Philharmonic’s second Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence, three of them composed for the orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert. Taken together, the Fourth Symphony, Prospero’s Rooms and Odna Zhizn bear witness to a remarkable period of artistic collaboration between the legendary orchestra, its celebrated Music Director, and one of America’s most evocative composers.