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Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:16:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.

The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 19, 2017
The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities (repost)

Abbie F. Salny, "The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities"
1988 | ISBN: 0060962089 | 160 pages | Djvu | 1 MB
MENSA Think-Smart Book: Games & Puzzles to Develop a Sharper, Quicker Mind (repost)

Abbie F. Salny, Lewis Burke Frumkes, "MENSA Think-Smart Book: Games & Puzzles to Develop a Sharper, Quicker Mind"
English | 1986 | ISBN: 0060912553 | 128 pages | Djvu | 1 MB

Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Veslefrikk at Nov. 8, 2014
Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book) (repost)

Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book) By Hy Conrad, Bob Peterson, Bill Wise
Publisher: Main Street Press 2004 | 286 Pages | ISBN: 1402716435 | DJVU | 5 MB

MENSA Think-Smart Book: Games & Puzzles to Develop a Sharper, Quicker Mind (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 16, 2013
MENSA Think-Smart Book: Games & Puzzles to Develop a Sharper, Quicker Mind (repost)

Abbie F. Salny, Lewis Burke Frumkes, "MENSA Think-Smart Book: Games & Puzzles to Develop a Sharper, Quicker Mind"
1986 | ISBN: 0060912553 | 128 pages | Djvu | 1 MB

The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 13, 2012
The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities (repost)

Abbie F. Salny, "The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities"
1988 | ISBN: 0060962089 | 160 pages | Djvu | 1 MB

From Mensa quiz-master Abbie Salny, here are tough questions about tricky words people think they know, as well as games and puzzles using word derivations, meanings, and little-known facts.

The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tot167 at March 10, 2011
The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities

Abbie F. Salny, "The Mensa Book of Words, Word Games, Puzzles, & Oddities"
H.rper P.rennial | 1988 | ISBN: 0060962089 | 160 pages | Djvu | 1 MB

Mensa Guide to Chess: 30 Days to Great Chess  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MrLAG at Feb. 12, 2011
Mensa Guide to Chess: 30 Days to Great Chess

Burt Hochberg, "Mensa Guide to Chess: 30 Days to Great Chess"
Sterling; illustrated edition | October 28, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0806912413 | 192 pages | DJVU | 5 Mb

You don't have to be a genius to enjoy chess. The practical instruction provided here can help anyone progress from first timer or novice to capable intermediate in 30 days, while instilling an understanding of the game's fundamentals, and providing a strong foundation for future advancement. The game's history, the basic moves for each piece, and strategies for openings, middle game and endgame positions are all covered, and you can measure your progress with the exercises that follow each section. Checkmating tips for the Queen and minor pieces are included, as is advice for salvaging a draw when you have a weakened position. Unlike many other chess books, the lessons included here are designed for"real-world"play, using positions that are most likely to occur for newer players.

Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at June 29, 2010
Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book)

Mensa Whodunits (Official Mensa Puzzle Book) By Hy Conrad, Bob Peterson, Bill Wise
Publisher: Main Street Press 2004 | 286 Pages | ISBN: 1402716435 | DJVU | 5 MB
Heinrich Biber - Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis (1680), Sonata in A major - The Purcell Quartet

Heinrich Biber - Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis (1680), Sonata in A major
Classical, Baroque | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 306 MB | Rapidshare
Recorded: 1-3 Oct. 2006, St Bartholomew's Church, Oxford, Suffolk | Released: 2008 | Label: Chandos CHAN 0748 | TT: 59:13
The Purcell Quartet (Catherine Mackintosh, Catherine Weiss - violin | Richard Boothby - violone | Robert Woolley - harpsichord) with Jane Rogers - viola

Mensa Sonora means ‘Harmonious Table’ and was music composed for aristocratic dining. The diners present during this Tafelmusik would have missed much had they allowed knives and forks to drown the melodies, rhythms and harmonies which Biber produced. These are by and large upbeat pieces, but not in any way superficial or slight. One is struck particularly by the high degree of virtuosity – but to a purpose. The violins in particular carry forward the momentum, linger on the tender and underpin the subtle and perhaps less obvious. […]
The Purcell Quartet has the gift of producing a particularly unified sound. The beauty of each member’s tone is not lost and is there to be enjoyed, as in the first movement of the Sonata in A major. Yet the unison effect achieved by musicians so well in tune with one another adds to the pleasing and compelling texture of these unpretentious yet delightful pieces. (Mark Sealey, musicweb-international.com, 2008)