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)  Music

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.
Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).

American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Oct. 27, 2017
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald C. White Jr, "American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant"
ASIN: B01A4B1T18, ISBN: 1400069025 | 2016 | AZW3 | 864 pages | 18 MB

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 27, 2017
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe
English | October 17th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N2JPREN, ISBN: 1443444812 | 432 Pages | EPUB | 15.42 MB

Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country.

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Oct. 24, 2017
An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Khizr Khan, "An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice"
ISBN: 0399592490 | 2017 | EPUB | 288 pages | 10 MB

A Portrait of Linear Algebra (3rd edition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 23, 2017
A Portrait of Linear Algebra (3rd edition)

Jude Thaddeus Socrates, "A Portrait of Linear Algebra (3rd edition)"
2016 | ISBN-10: 1465290532 | 872 pages | PDF | 7 MB

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 5, 2017
The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd by Joanna Kafarowski
English | November 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N5HAWMZ, ISBN: 1459739701 | 368 Pages | EPUB | 17.21 MB

The first comprehensive biography of Louise Arner Boyd — the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the twentieth century.