Americana Symphony

Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Raskatov & Stravinsky (2014)

Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Raskatov & Stravinsky
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 63:05 min | 259 MB
Label: Seattle Symphony Media - SSM1005 | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2014
Classical

The Seattle Symphony has received rave reviews for the first four releases on its in-house record label from critics around the world. The label’s fifth release will be the premiere recording of Alexander Raskatov’s powerful and captivating Piano Concerto, “Night Butterflies,” performed by Tomoko Mukaiyama.
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 331:03 min | 760 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:24 minutes | 752 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although his catalog lists just four symphonies, Brahms wrote several other works that come close to that genre: his First Piano Concerto was indeed planned as a symphony, and the Second (which is in four movements) has been called a symphony with piano obbligato. Although the Second and Third Symphonies were introduced in Vienna, Brahms decided to give his Fourth Symphony an outof- town tryout.
Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, Vsevolod Grivnov - Serge Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0088 | Time: 00:59:20

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. When Rachmaninoff finally settled in Switzerland in the early 1930s, it was here, in the tranquil surroundings he needed for inspiration, that he wrote the Third Symphony. Sir Henry Wood, writing in his autobiography My Life of Music (1938), predicted that Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony would ‘prove as popular as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth’. These arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s 10 Songs were made by Vladimir Jurowski’s grandfather, also called Vladimir (1915–72), whose first experience of Rachmaninoff’s music was in Russia after the Second World War. He orchestrated 10 songs specifically for the celebrated Russian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky, who recorded them with the conductor Kiril Kondrashin.
Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra - Americana Cavalcade (1996)

Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra - Americana Cavalcade (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 373 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 108 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | BMG Music / Time Life Music #TCD-751 R832-02

Arthur Fiedler was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States of America. Fiedler was sometimes criticized for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.

The Great Courses - The Symphony [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at April 11, 2016
The Great Courses - The Symphony [repost]

The Great Courses - The Symphony
24xWEBRip | English | AVI + PDF Guide | 640 x 480 | XviD ~759 kbps | 29.970 fps
MP3 | 192 kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 18:15:25 | 7.04 GB
Genre: eLearning / Education lectures: Classical Music, History of the Symphony

The great Bohemian-born composer Gustav Mahler once said, "A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything." Over the course of its nearly 300-year life, the symphony has indeed embraced almost every trend to be found in Western concert music.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026-63511-2 | Time: 01:16:30

The three Copland classics on this disc–Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo–are all ballet scores, and from the very first bars of Billy, with its evocative depiction of the wide-open prairies, you are firmly in the territory of music that tells a story. But you don't need to follow all the ins and outs of each story to enjoy music which paints as vivid a picture of rural America as you could hope for. If the sprightly "Hoe Down" from Rodeo brings a splash of colour to concert programmes, the remarkable thing about so much of the music in these three pieces is how quietly sensitive it is. And while Michael Tilson Thomas does not hold back in wringing every last ounce of splashy razzmatazz, he is equally the master of introspective music which clearly demonstrates that you don't need to be loud to be a populist. The recordings were made in the San Francisco Symphony's home, Davies Symphony Hall. You couldn't hope for more authentic performances than this–more than 76 minutes of dyed-in-the-wool Americana.

Foxcatcher - Una Storia Americana (2014)  Video

Posted by edi1967 at June 26, 2015
Foxcatcher - Una Storia Americana (2014)

Foxcatcher - Una Storia Americana (2014)
A Film by Bennett Miller
BRrip | MPEG-4 Visual | AVI | 720x384 | Xvid @ 1333 Kbps | 02:14:26 | 5% Recovery | 2.5 GB
Languages Available: English, Italian AC3 @ 640 Kbps CBR | Subtitles: English, French, Italian (.srt)
Genre: Drama, Biography, Sport

Ispirato a fatti realmente accaduti, FOXCATCHER - Una storia americana racconta la fosca e affascinante storia dell'improbabile e sostanzialmente tragico rapporto tra un eccentrico miliardario e due campioni di lotta libera. Quando il lottatore medaglia d'oro alle Olimpiadi Mark Schultz viene invitato dal facoltoso erede John du Pont a trasferirsi nella residenza di famiglia per aiutarlo a formare una squadra da allenare in vista dei giochi olimpici di Seul - Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Symphony of the Soil  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at April 26, 2015
Symphony of the Soil

Symphony of the Soil
DVDRip | MP4/AVC, ~1040 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 01:44:32 | English: MP3, 102 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtitles: French | 832 MB
Genre: Growing, Gardening, Ecology

Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental problems of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.