Prague Sinfonia

Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)

Christian Benda & Prague Sinfonia - Georg Anton Benda: Sinfonias (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:36 | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Music in the family: Conductor Christian Benda interprets the music of his Bohemian ancestor Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795). This appealing cross section of the symphonies of Georg Anton Benda, who was highly respected by Mozart, which includes six rarely performed symphonies in three movements. All pieces performed by the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra and conducted by Christian Benda.

Sarah Quigley - Sinfonia Leningrado (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at March 9, 2016
Sarah Quigley - Sinfonia Leningrado (repost)

Sarah Quigley - Sinfonia Leningrado
Italian | Neri Pozza | 2012 | ISBN: 8854508624 | * pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Magnifico romanzo che narra di un piccolo eroico gesto – il gesto di un solitario, timido direttore d’orchestra che, con l’aiuto di un violinista e di un gruppo di musicisti straziati dalla fame e dal freddo, riesce a eseguire una Sinfonia che ha avuto un’importanza enorme nella vittoriosa resistenza contro la barbarie nazista – Sinfonia Leningrado mostra come l’arte «possa avere un impatto enorme sugli eventi» (Sunday Star Times).
Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)

Prague ~ 1770 - Bohemian Music of the 18th Century - Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague (1997)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 332 MB
Label: MDG | TT: 103:25

Prague-1770 celebrates the compositions of three such Bohemians, Franz Tuma (1704-1774), Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781), and Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818). While listening to my satellite TV's classical music station I was introduced to the Larghetto movement of Myslivecek's Sinfonia in Es. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately set out to track down a CD recording on the Internet. Subsequent research revealed that my growing admiration for Josef Myslivecek was shared by none less than Mozart himself who after meeting the Czech in Bologna in 1770 exclaimed, "He exudes fire, spirit and life." There is now little doubt that Myslivecek's style influenced Mozart a great deal in opera, symphonies, and violin concertos. Moreover, it is worthy of note that even before 1767 Myslivecek was already writing the earliest examples of the string quintet, a form that Wolfgang made his own only much later.
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.
Lanterns On The Lake - Live With Royal Northern Sinfonia (2016)

Lanterns On The Lake - Live With Royal Northern Sinfonia (2016)
dream pop, indie | 00:54:15 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 124 Mb
Label: Bella Union | Year Of Release: 2016

It’s a pointed fact that live albums are a tricky business, if not a flat-out risky one. Orchestral live albums? Urgh. Overblown and highfalutin, they’re too often the errant result of deliriously daft backstage ideas after a band enjoys their rider a little too much, too often. With thin ideas bloated by commercial success, they’re the foie gras of rock. Think Metallica, ELP, and Yes; indulgent doesn’t begin to cover it. In tight times, amidst a forensic focus on social media “reach”, streaming figures, and brand synergy, what sort of act would think that such a baroque and involved treatment of their songs would be a good idea? Step forward Lanterns On The Lake.
Sabine Meyer - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (1997)

Sabine Meyer - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:15 | 135 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

No timbral difference separates this midprice reissue of one of the best-loved concertos by Mozart from its previous, full-priced equivalent. There's a bit more ambience and warmth and less stridency on top. If you own the original CD, there's no need to replace it, but first-time buyers should snap up these sensitive, stylish performances in their Great Recordings of the Century guise. One of the main attractions is the extended compass and deliciously "woody" tone of Sabine Meyer's basset clarinet. The clarinetist's fleet, effortless dispatch of the Clarinet Concerto's outer movements is a delight to the ear, and her improvised (or so they seem!) flourishes fit into their environment as if Mozart had written them himself.

Rick Steves Pocket Prague  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Nov. 6, 2016
Rick Steves Pocket Prague

Rick Steves, Honza Vihan, "Rick Steves Pocket Prague"
ISBN: 1612384986 | 2016 | EPUB | 208 pages | 77 MB
Royal Northern Sinfonia, Jaime Martín & Juliette Bausor - Mozart & Nielsen: Flute Concertos (2016)

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Jaime Martín & Juliette Bausor - Mozart & Nielsen: Flute Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 55:40 | ~127 Mb
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 07 | 2016

For her debut concerto recording, 2014 ECHO Rising Star Juliette Bausor performs works for flute and orchestra by Mozart and Nielsen, with Royal Northern Sinfonia and conductor, Jaime Martin. Juliette Bausor joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2016 as Principal Flute, having previously held the same position with Royal Northern Sinfonia for 11 years. She also plays Principal Flute with the London Mozart Players and is a member of the celebrated chamber group Ensemble 360. Described by John Allison in The Times as a 'rising star in the arts firmament', Juliette Bausor enjoys a growing reputation as one of the foremost flautists of her generation.
Richard Tognetti, Christopher Moore - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2010)

Richard Tognetti, Christopher Moore - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 396 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 193 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 79:52
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1754

The Australian Chamber Orchestra and its enterprising leader, violinist Richard Tognetti, wade with these popular Mozart works into a field with plenty of competition, and the results, as usual with this popular group, range from good to superb. The performances are generally oriented toward historical practice; the string players use gut strings, tuned slightly below modern concert pitch, and the oboes and horns are historically appropriate instruments. In general matters of attack and phrasing, the players do not diverge too far from modern practice, and Tognetti, in his own notes (in English, German, and French), points out that even if treatises of the period laid down certain procedures in regard to these matters, the notoriously capricious Mozart might well have done something completely different.

The Rough Guide to Prague [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 20, 2016
The Rough Guide to Prague [Repost]

The Rough Guide to Prague by Rob Humphreys
English | 1 Mar. 2011 | ISBN: 1405382511, 1848366248 | 303 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

The Rough Guide to Prague is the definitive guide to this enchanting capital city. With clear maps of every neighbourhood and detailed coverage of all the city's attractions, this book will help you discover the best Prague has to offer.