Escher Ravel

Rudolf Escher – Le Tombeau de Ravel (1993)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at April 3, 2012
Rudolf Escher – Le Tombeau de Ravel (1993)

Rudolf Escher – Le Tombeau de Ravel (1993)
Classical/contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h05m | 333mb
Label: Donemus | cat. no. CV22
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.

Leonard Slatkin - Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 18, 2017
Leonard Slatkin - Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)

Leonard Slatkin - Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5
Classical, Art Song, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:09 min | 275 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

The impact of Russian and Oriental culture on Ravel’s formative years retained a hold on him throughout his life. His colourfully re-orchestrated selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite ‘Antar’ and opera Mlada, with interpolations of his own music, as the incidental score for a theatre production are heard here in their première recording, revived and reconstructed alongside a new text that symbolizes the romance and chivalric spirit of Antar the warrior-poet and his beloved Abla. Ravel’s fascination with the exotic is brought together with Debussy’s influence in the ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade

M.C. Escher's Legacy(Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 17, 2017
M.C. Escher's Legacy(Repost)

M.C. Escher's Legacy by Michele Emmer
English | 2003 | ISBN: 3540201009, 354042458X, 9783540201007, 9783540424581 | 458 Pages | PDF | 30.97 MB
Boston SO, Charles Munch - Claude Debussy & Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1962/2006) Japanese Blu-Spec CD, 2009

Claude Debussy: Prélude À L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune; Nocturnes; Printemps
Maurice Ravel: La Valse; Boléro
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG Japan | # BVCC 20008 | Time: 01:05:26

There could be no better introduction to the sound of the Boston Symphony, in the repertoire in which it became most famous, than this French collection with Charles Munch. Sometimes wild and unpredictable in concert performances, Munch's conducting here is both visceral yet elegant, full of mystery when called for and unbridled in its passion at other times. 1962 Recordings.

Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 22, 2017
Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante"

Douglas R. Hofstadter, "Gödel, Escher, Bach. Un'eterna ghirlanda brillante. Una fuga metaforica su menti e macchine nello spirito di Lewis Carrol"
Adelphi | 2007 | ISBN: 8845907554 | Italian | PDF | 879 pages | 75.1 MB

Gödel, Escher, Bach: un'eterna ghirlanda brillante, talvolta abbreviato in GEB, è un celebre saggio di Douglas Hofstadter, pubblicato la prima volta nel 1979 per Basic Books e vincitore di un Premio Pulitzer. Una nuova prefazione scritta da Hofstadter ha caratterizzato una ristampa altrimenti invariata nel ventesimo anniversario pubblicata nel 1999. Il libro ha come sottotitolo Una fuga metaforica su menti e macchine nello spirito di Lewis Carroll. …
Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000) (Repost)

Quartetto Italiano - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets (2000)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:43 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464 360-2

This venerable recording by the Italian Quartet from 1965 was, for many years, the standard reference copy of both works either individually or as a coupling. One of the considerable virtues of this group of players was that they could always be relied upon to play in tune and to play with musicianship. The competition was not so strong as it is today as many of the alternative groups simply could not deliver accuracy in tuning (or even worse, the notes). This was rarely commented upon in review magazines at the time, a source of complete bemusement for me, but as one who was expected to play in tune I found listening to string chamber music almost beyond bearing for much of the time - except for this group.
Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)

Escher String Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:51 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1990

In 1827, when writing his Quartet in A minor, Op.13, the 18-year-old Felix Mendelssohn was especially interested in Beethovens late quartets at a time when these works were generally written off as confused fantasies of a deaf musician. Mendelssohn's debt to Beethoven is evident in the important role of polyphonic techniques, particularly in the focus on cyclical connections between movements. Ten years on, Mendelssohn composed the three quartets, Op. 44, the D major quartet that closes the present disc the last of these to be completed; on publication, however, Mendelssohn placed it first in the set. Besides the seven complete quartets, Mendelssohn also wrote four individual string quartet movements. These were gathered together and published posthumously as op. 81, and on this second volume of their complete Mendelssohn cycle the Escher Quartet perform two of these pieces, both conceived in August 1847, shortly before the composers death.

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Jan. 16, 2017
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid  [Repost]

Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
English | 15 Jan. 1999 | ISBN: 0465026567 | 824 Pages | PDF | 31 MB

Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of "maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it.

M.C. Escher's Legacy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Nov. 4, 2016
M.C. Escher's Legacy

M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration by Michele Emmer
English | 4 Aug. 2005 | ISBN: 3540201009 | 496 Pages | PDF | 30 MB

"Contains articles from 41 people, which cover a wide range of artistic and analytical endeavour….Embedded in the various articles are even snippets which illuminate Escher's intentions, and his relationships with his mathematician friends."