Frances Barber

Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 17, 2017
Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology (repost)

Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology by Brian McCrea
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1611494818 | 234 pages | PDF | 2,5 MB
Chris Barber's Jazz Band - The Original Copenhagen Concert, Odd Fellow Palaeet, 1954 (1995)

Chris Barber's Jazz Band - The Original Copenhagen Concert, Odd Fellow Palaeet, 1954 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 311.14 Mb + 34.16 Mb (Scans) | 69:07
Dixieland | Label: Storyville Records (STCD 5527)

In 1954, trombonist Chris Barber became a full-time bandleader, and he has had his own group ever since. The original unit, one of the first English trad bands, is well featured on a wide-ranging show at this concert, which has been reissued along with three previously unreleased tracks on a 1995 Storyville CD. The Barber band (with trumpeter Pat Halcox, clarinetist Monty Sunshine, who is showcased on "St. Philip Street Breakdown," and Lonnie Donegan on banjo, guitar and vocals) was more primitive than it would become, often looking at the time toward George Lewis' group for inspiration. A change of pace is heard on two selections that have Donegan singing folk songs ("Over In the New Burying Ground" and "Leavin' Blues") with Barber forming a duet by switching to bass. A historic release, although there are better Chris Barber CDs currently available.

Frances Hardinge - Una ragazza senza ricordi  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Oct. 2, 2017
Frances Hardinge - Una ragazza senza ricordi

Frances Hardinge - Una ragazza senza ricordi
Italian | 2017 | 444 pages | ASIN: B075XF5JMS | EPUB | 0,6 MB
Frances-Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths - There Is Still Time (2004) {ECM New Series 1882}

Frances-Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths - There Is Still Time (2004) {ECM New Series 1882}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 222 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 ECM Records | ECM New Serie 1882
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Sound Art / Spoken Words / Cello

The combination of spoken words and musical improvisations may bring up associations with the Beat poets and some of their free jazz experiments, but that is far from the effect Paul Griffiths and Frances-Marie Uitti achieve in There Is Still Time, their 2004 release in ECM's New Series. These scenes for speaking voice and cello have a bleak existential quality that moves them into a different direction and are perhaps more like the spare monologs of Samuel Beckett than anything else. Griffiths' haltingly paced recitations of his austere, introspective texts is by turns fragile, morose, excited, and agonized – not exactly a theatrical performance, but certainly dramatic in its intensity and haunting in its suggestiveness.

Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 23, 2017
Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)

Jill Barber - Fool's Gold (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 177.13 Mb | 31:54 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Country: Canada | Label: Outside Music (23339-9092-2)

There has been something of a renaissance of what I like to call chanteuse style vocalists, women who borrow from jazz and romantic torch singers of the past in their style. That got a boost back in 2002 with Norah Jones' first album, and there have also been notable recordings by kd lang, Madeleine Peyroux, Judith Owen, and numerous others. They vary in their approach. Some apply their creative energy to adapting the songs of others, while some are singer-songwriters in their own right. Some take a more contemporary direction while others are decidedly retro their sound.
Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)

Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:32 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559133

This disc is another installment in the Naxos Barber series, conducted by Marin Alsop. It has some interesting, little-heard music: Die Natalie, variations on Christmas carols, and the Commando March. Both show Barber's versatility and Die Natalie contains some deft counterpoint as Barber creates some remarkable music on those themes. The Piano concerto is well played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the soloist, Stephan Prutsman.
James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559044

While Gil Shaham's interpretation of Barber's violin concerto may have been more soulful, or David Zinman's interpretation of his Music for a Scene From Shelley more dramatic, no one would say that James Buswell's interpretation of the concerto is anything less than heartfelt or that Marin Alsop's interpretation of the Shelley music is anything less than affecting.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio (2017)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:13 min | 238 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

In his fascinating and scholarly music notes, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history of both pieces, and describes how he conducts and interprets each. He reminds us that Joseph Stalin's Soviet government was offended by Shostakovich's previous works.

Barber Evo - Issue 5 - September-October 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Sept. 8, 2017
Barber Evo - Issue 5 - September-October 2017

Barber Evo - September-October 2017
English | 104 pages | True PDF | 43 MB
The Wealthy Barber Returns : Dramatically Older and Marginally Wiser, David Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World

The Wealthy Barber Returns : Dramatically Older and Marginally Wiser, David Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World by David Barr Chilton
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0968394744 | 240 pages | EPUB | 2.43 MB

Until recently, I believed I would never write another personal-finance book. Luck played such a huge role in The Wealthy Barber’s success that I didn’t want to tempt fate.