American Master: A Portrait of John Adams

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 17, 2016
BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2922 Kbps | 59mn 46s | 1.30 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)  Video

Posted by Polik88 at Oct. 10, 2013
BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)

BBC - American Master: A Portrait of John Adams (2013)
HDTV | English | MKV (H264) 25.000 fps 3053 Kbps | 1280x720 | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0 khz | 59mn 46s | 1.27 GB
Genre: Documentary

John Adams is the living composer who is most widely performed today. This visually rich portrait of the composer by award-winning film maker Mark Kidel explores the influences that have shaped Adams's unique music, from minimalism to jazz and from the Indian raga to the European classical tradition.

BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)  Video

Posted by vivid23 at June 7, 2014
BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)

BBC - Me and Me Dad: A Portrait of John Boorman (2014)
PDTV | 832x468 | MKV/x264 @ 1500 Kbps | 51mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 541 MB
Genre: Documentary

An intimate family portrait of the film director John Boorman by one who should know him best - his daughter Katrine. Now over 80 years old, the director of Hell in the Pacific, Excalibur, Deliverance and The Emerald Forest is one of the last great mavericks. His daughter, who previously had never held a camera, spent four years filming her father who, during the process, found it impossible to resist taking control and offering her a crash course in filmmaking.

John Adams - Road Movies (2004)  

Posted by peachfuzz at April 24, 2008
John Adams - Road Movies (2004)

John Adams: Road Movies (2004)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 209 MB

Nominated for the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Chamber Music Performance", Road Movies offers a portrait of John Adams at different stages of his career. His best-known compositions are musical statements made on a grand scale. The pieces selected for this disc, however, were written for one or two instruments, but by no means are they "small" works―there's plenty of the Adams style and substance. "China Gates" and "Phrygian Gates", both for solo piano, date back to the very beginning of his professional life in 1977. They bear the mark of youthful exuberance and are excellent examples of his compositional language in the early stages of development. The later works have the type of harmonic and melodic movement that Adams is known for, which Adams describes as traveling music, and indeed they are the sonic equivalent of watching landscapes through a car's windshield. Leila Josefowicz handles the violin part of the title track with characteristic aplomb, providing particularly expressive playing in the "Meditative" section. "American Berserk", another latter-day composition on the album, is a frenetic romp that edges perilously close to spinning out of control at several points but pulls itself together in the nick of time.

Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 10, 2017
Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)

Duke Ellington - A Portrait Of Duke Ellington (1997)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 355 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 88 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Early Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Gallerie #Gale 405

Greatest all-round musical figure of the 20th century, who achieved monumental status as a composer, bandleader, arranger, and instrumentalist. Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards…

Highlights in the History of the American Press: A Book of Readings  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Sangviniy at March 24, 2017
Highlights in the History of the American Press: A Book of Readings

Highlights in the History of the American Press: A Book of Readings by Edwin H. Ford
English | Jan. 1, 1954 | ISBN: 0816657696 | 414 Pages | PDF | 19.97 MB

Highlights in the History of the American Press was first published in 1954. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life

Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life by Eric Burns
English | March 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1681773287 | EPUB | 304 pages | 3.9 MB
A Portrait of America: The  Demographic Perspective (Sociology in the Twenty-First Century)

A Portrait of America: The Demographic Perspective (Sociology in the Twenty-First Century) by John Iceland
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0520278186 | 296 Pages | EPUB | 4.23 MB
In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension  by Jay P. Dolan  (Author)

In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension by Jay P. Dolan
English | Sep. 5, 2002 | ISBN: 0195069269 | 256 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

For more than two hundred years, writes eminent Catholic historian Jay P. Dolan, Catholics have struggled to reconcile two sets of values, as Americans and as Catholics. In this incisive, elegantly written account, Dolan explores how Catholics have met the challenges they have faced as New World followers of an Old World faith.

Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Dec. 7, 2016
Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat (repost)

Life on the Rocks: A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat by Bruce L. Smith
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1607322919 | 192 pages | EPUB | 80,2 MB