Michael Krumm

Michael Hofstetter, Neumeyer Consort, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Terry Wey - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate pueri (2012)

Michael Hofstetter, Neumeyer Consort, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Terry Wey - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate pueri (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 56:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 831 | Recorded: 2011

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, his achingly lovely swan song, was most likely written with two male singers in mind. Yet it's not often recorded that way, and the present release, with a genuine male soprano and alto, represents something rarer still, perhaps because not a lot of male singers can pull off the higher ranges convincingly without belting. Both the singers are billed as countertenors on the album, but Romanian-born Valer Barna-Sabadus, who looks like he just stepped out of a rock & roll dive, is a true soprano. Check out his soaring lines in the "Cujus animan," track 2, for the real news on this album. It's not that he delivers operatic power; plenty of countertenors can do that. It's the lightness and balance – even a certain soberness – that fit the work to its intended church ambiance.

Michael Frank - I formidabili Frank  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at May 23, 2018
Michael Frank - I formidabili Frank

Michael Frank - I formidabili Frank
Italian | 2018 | 330 pages | ISBN: 8806232843 | EPUB | 0,6 MB

Ogni infanzia racchiude in sé emozioni, esperienze e impressioni uniche destinate a plasmare irrimediabilmente gli adulti che saremo. Michael lo sa bene, e sa anche che la sua infanzia è stata eccezionale. È cresciuto a Laurel Canyon, sulle verdeggianti colline della Los Angeles degli anni Settanta, circondato dall'affetto delle famiglie dei genitori, legate a doppio filo essendo nate dai matrimoni di due coppie di fratelli. Ma c'è una persona in particolare che ha fatto di un'infanzia fuori dal comune il perfetto materiale per un romanzo di Henry James se avesse vissuto a Hollywood o per un film di Wes Anderson: zia Hank. Harriet Frank Ravetch, detta Hank, è una sceneggiatrice di Hollywood dalla personalità stravagante e magnetica: insieme a suo marito, lo zio Irving, anch'egli sceneggiatore, la donna, che non ha figli, si propone di far conoscere il mondo al nipote prediletto, trasmettendogli il suo punto di vista, il suo gusto, il suo «occhio» - insindacabile, ça va sans dire - per l'arte, la letteratura, gli oggetti e le persone..

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 19, 2018
Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

On Awakening, Narada Michael Walden placed aside the jazz fusion leanings of his early albums in favor of a more radio-friendly sound. The strategy worked, with Walden having his first Top Ten R&B single, "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)," which also charted number 47 on the pop charts in early 1979 and Awakening breaking into the R&B Top 15. The follow-up single, the mid-tempo groover "Give Your Love a Chance" featured grand arrangements by Patrick Adams. Walden displays his hyperkinetic drumming skills on "They Want the Feeling." Other standouts are "Love Me Only," the beautiful radio-aired album track "Listen to Me," and the tender "Will You Ever Know."

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 19, 2018
Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 314.24 Mb | 49:48 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Country: USA | Label: Bonsaï Music

In the song “The Cool School,” Michael Franks asks, “Am I dinosaur? Yeah you bet. I grew up listening to Mose and Chet […] me I attended the Cool School.” In a few short lines he describes what many jazz fans today are feeling: he’s an insider, his influences are hip and classic, a member of a small club, the kind of club that is both impossible to join and to which everyone can belong.
Michael Rault - Its a New Day Tonight (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Rault - Its a New Day Tonight (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:26 minutes | 763 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The album kicks off with "I'll Be There", a full-on guitar assault accented by a rhythm section that does not quit. The title track, "New Day Tonight", is a mid-tempo reverie that's elevated by tremolo guitar and delicate strings. The title came to Michael one night when he was watching an interview of a hockey player after a loss. The player said, "It's a new day tonight, we've got to put the past behind us." Intrigued by the awkwardness of the statement Michael thought it would make a great album title, and shortly after wrote the eponymous tune, which describes a very positive nightlife experience that brings much needed relief from a day of depression. Michael's ability to extract inspiration from a mundane, albeit awkward statement is a testament to his craft. It's a New Day Tonight is a modern classic begging to be played loud with the windows rolled down.
Raffaele Morelli, Michael Morelli - Il potere curativo del digiuno. La pratica che rigenera corpo e mente

Raffaele Morelli, Michael Morelli - Il potere curativo del digiuno. La pratica che rigenera corpo e mente
Italian | 2018 | 150 pages | ISBN: 8804685042 | EPUB | 0,4 MB

"Non possiamo pensare di stare bene se ci dimentichiamo delle nostre radici, immerse nel buio della materia, nell'invisibile. Eppure trascorriamo la maggior parte della nostra esistenza prigionieri dell'esterno, identificati con i nostri problemi, i nostri pensieri, i nostri progetti, i nostri ricordi, il nostro modo di guardare il mondo e le nostre teorie sulla vita e su noi stessi. Ma allora, come possiamo fare per incontrare la nostra essenza originaria? La risposta a questa domanda è stata la stessa per tutte le tradizioni antiche: attraverso il digiuno." Con il consueto linguaggio suggestivo e illuminante, che libro dopo libro ci guida a liberare il nostro nucleo più profondo per attivare le nostre capacità innate e guarire la nostra vita, Raffaele Morelli ci inizia alla pratica di salute più antica che ci sia: il digiuno..

Michael Morpurgo - Lo sbarco di Tips  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at May 16, 2018
Michael Morpurgo - Lo sbarco di Tips

Michael Morpurgo - Lo sbarco di Tips
Italian | 2018 | 162 pages | ISBN: 8856663864 | EPUB | 9,6 MB

Lily Tregenza è una ragazzina di quasi dodici anni la cui principale occupazione è recuperare quella vagabonda della sua gatta, Tips. Finché la sua fattoria, come quella di molti altri abitanti delle coste del Devon, viene requisita per consentire le prove generali dello sbarco in Normandia. Da quel giorno, Lily annota nel suo diario tutto quello che vede: gli sfollati da Londra, gli orfani, i profughi, i soldati alleati e la simulazione della più celebrata operazione militare della storia contemporanea: il D-Day.

Michael Hoppe - Amistad (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 16, 2018
Michael Hoppe - Amistad (2018)

Michael Hoppe - Amistad (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 19 | 75:05 min | 172 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Spring Hill Music

Grammy-nominated composer Michael Hoppé returns with a collection of meditative and invigorating compositions inspired by the wonderful friendships that he has formed in his new home of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This friendship, (or Amistad) can be found throughout the album featuring superbly talented musicians such as violinist Pedro Cartas, guitarist Dan Nicholas and harmonicist Joe Powers. Immerse yourself in a feeling of connectedness and love with "Amistad" and enjoy the exceptional artistry of all the friendships involved with creating this recording.

Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at May 15, 2018
Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"

Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"
Cherche Midi | 2006 | ISBN: 2749108020 | French | EPUB | 372 pages | 0.4 MB

Après le succès international de "L'Énigme sacrée", dans lequel il évoquait le premier la descendance possible de Jésus et de Marie-Madeleine, Michael Baigent soulève une fois encore la controverse avec "L'Énigme Jésus", récit détaillé de vingt-cinq années de recherche passionnée et d'enquête autour de la figure de Jésus-Christ. …
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo - San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (2005) {RCA-BMG}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 59 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 RCA / BMG Music | 82876-65840-2
Claccical / Contemporary Classical

I'm a big fan of Copland. His music can be dramatic, sad, joyful, and just plain fun. I also think his music is a good vehicle for personal expression of the performer/conductor. I don't think this is true for all composers–-I cringe at some interpretations of Bach–-but I usually enjoy it when a performance of Appalachian Spring or Bill the Kid contains some individual stamp that indicates the performer is really feeling and enjoying what they are doing. The combination of Copland's timeless compositions and subtle playing effects can be very sophisticated indeed.