Berlioz Works

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set) {Philips Classics}

Hector Berlioz - Complete Orchestral Works (1997) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1877 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1096 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Philips Classics - 456 143-2

Berlioz was the first Romantic master of the orchestra. His music hasn't been surpassed in terms of sheer brilliance and accuracy of effect. This set includes all of the overtures, the Symphonie fantastique, Harold in Italy, the Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, orchestral music from The Damnation of Faust and Romeo and Juliet, and the completely insane Grande Symphonie funebre et triumphale. Davis achieved his reputation as a conductor as a Berlioz specialist, and he proves an expert advocate on behalf of this stimulating, bizarre, and totally original genius.
Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre (1994) [Colin Davis]

Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, Méditation religieuse, La Mort d'Ophélie, Sara la baigneuse, La Mort de Cléopâtre (1994)
English Chamber Orchestra; Goldsborough Orchestra; conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Joseph Rouleau, Peter Pears, Anne Pashley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 651 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 443 461-2 | Time: 02:20:15

This is a delightful recording from a conductor more closely allied than any other to Berlioz's music. With Berlioz the devil is always in the detail; he was an extraordinary orchestrator and capable of writing unidiomatically for instruments–especially the woodwinds–in order to get exactly the sound he wanted. Or rather, sounds, for the whole texture is made up of many layers. Davis understands this as if by instinct, and draws some beautiful playing from the instrumentalists without ever losing sight of the whole picture. It has been said that the French style of phrasing is all foreplay and no climax: the singers bring this teasing quality to their long, flowing lines but with a charmingly English home-counties blush too. Elsie Moris's light tone is a perfect match for Peter Pears' cool, silvery voice in this respect - and the choir too makes a good full sound without ever getting too heavy. The two discs also include some other gems from the pen of this most idiosyncratic of composers.
Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:00 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sergei Rachmaninoff is most known for his piano works. A virtuoso pianist himself, pianists for generations have perceived his music as some of the most important contributions to the repertoire. Sandro Russo is in demand as a soloist all over the world. Everywhere he performs he is unanimously receives accolades for his impressive virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a throwback to the grand tradition of twentieth century piano music with its elegant pianism and beautiful sound. an excellent pianist with good sound, technique and range of styles, (Garrick Ohlsson) an artist to his finger tips musical, intuitive, and a master of the instrument. (Abbey Simon)
Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Alexander Sevastian - J.S. Bach: Famous Works (Arranged for Accordion) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 52:12 minutes | 638 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alexander Sevastian is one of the world’s greatest accordionists. At his visit to La Fête de la musique de Tremblant last month he was cheered repeatedly by an audience won over by his virtuosity, his exhilarating playing and his contagious enthusiasm. Today Analekta is proud to announce the appearance of his new album, J.S. Bach: Famous Works.
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.

Collected Works, Volume 1  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Oct. 20, 2017
Collected Works, Volume 1

Vladimir Lenin, "Collected Works, Volume 1"
ISBN: 1786634856 | 2017 | EPUB | 544 pages | 2 MB

Capcom Design Works Artbook (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by igor_lv at Oct. 19, 2017
Capcom Design Works Artbook (Repost)

Capcom Design Works Artbook
2001 | ISBN: 4757704127 | JPG | 242 pages | 102 Mb

An extensive artbook consisting of official art and designs from Capcom games. Consists of both full color and black and white sketches of characters. Quite possibly the greatest collection of art from the great Capcom Artists.

Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works, 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 19, 2017
Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works, 2nd Edition

Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works, 2nd Edition by Andrew W. Saul
English | August 13, 2012 | ISBN: 1681626721, 1591203104 | EPUB | 432 pages | 1.2 MB
The Real Chopin: The complete works on period instruments (2010) (21 CD Box Set)

The Real Chopin: The complete works on period instruments (2010) (21 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 21CDs | Covers & booklets included | 4,58 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: NIFC (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina)

The new recordings of Chopin's works on period instruments allow contemporary listeners to discover the historical models, bringing us closer to the original and to the long-forgotten sound of the Romantic era.

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 18, 2017
Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 56:10 min | 120 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Piano | Label: Brilliant Classics

Louis Aubert was one of a host of the French composers whose music fell into the blind oblivion created by the dazzling talents of Debussy and Ravel. It wasn’t anyone's fault but the effect was the same as if it had been. Imaginative music of some depth and reach has failed to register with more than a few people ‘in the know’. We knew something was up when Marco Polo issued a truly outstanding CD of his orchestral music. This included Le Tombeau de Chateaubriand (1948) - a tremendously imaginative, salt-spray and sun-dazzle Breton marine picture. Aubert was born in Brittany and as Sillages proves the sea flowed through his creative veins. The Chateaubriand picture picks up on the artist's seascapes rather than being the sort of neo-classical anonymity you might have feared from the title.