Efflorescence

Apollon Musagete Quartett - Russian Soul: Tchaikovsky Prokofiev Shostakovich (2014) {OehmsClassics}

Apollon Musagete Quartett - Russian Soul: Tchaikovsky Prokofiev Shostakovich (2014) {OehmsClassics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 274 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 62 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 OehmsClassics / BR Klassik | OC 874
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music / String Quartet

It's hard to know what to make of the Russian Soul title of this release by Poland's young Apollon Musagète Quartet. Is the program, with only Shostakovich from the truly nationalist side of the Russian compositional roster, supposed to represent "the Russian soul?" Or just a Russian brand of soul? In any event, only the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83, fits the general stereotype of the inward, melancholy, perhaps self-destructive Russian soul. Tchaikovsky's popular String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11, of 1871, is both the first true efflorescence of the composer's proto-neo-classic Mozartian side and nearly the first evidence of his ability to write a real heartbreaker of a good tune, in the slow movement (track 2).
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (Audiobook)

Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (Audiobook) by Robert Charles Wilson and Scott Brick
English | 2009 | ISBN: n/a | ASIN: B002CN8PFK | 20 hours and 48 minutes | MP3 48 kbps | 431 MB

In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the 60 stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City.

Giuliani: Harp Sonatas - Lisetta Rossi (2012)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 18, 2013
Giuliani: Harp Sonatas - Lisetta Rossi (2012)

Giuliani: Harp Sonatas - Lisetta Rossi (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94305

Unlike his better-known compatriot and partial contemporary, the guitarist Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer Giovanni Francesco Giuliani was fortunate enough to be able to earn a living from writing instrumental music without needing to go abroad. He passed most of his life in Florence, which was undergoing a Vienna-influenced creative efflorescence not typical of Italy at that time.