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Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures (2016)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:13 min | 209 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | 2016

Beethoven's friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.
Robert Schumann - Symphonies - Simon Gaudenz & Odense Symphony Orchestra (2015) {2CD CPO 777 925-2}

Robert Schumann - Symphonies - Simon Gaudenz & Odense Symphony Orchestra (2015) {2CD CPO 777 925-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 598 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 292 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 CPO | CPO 777 925-2
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In this superb audiophile package of the four symphonies of Robert Schumann, Simon Gaudenz, and the Odense Symphony Orchestra give clear and focused performances that serve to clarify the often-criticized orchestration and to create a nearly chamber-like atmosphere in many passages. By avoiding the conventional homogenous orchestral blend, reducing vibrato in the strings, and emphasizing the distinctive timbres of the woodwinds and brass, Gaudenz brightens Schumann's timbral palette considerably and balances dynamics to make textures more transparent. Beyond this, Gaudenz keeps the tempos fleet and the rhythms spry, and opens up the music to let it breathe.
Eduardo Mata, Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Strauss: Death And Transfiguration/ Don Juan/ Salome: Dance Of The Seven Veils (1982)

Eduardo Mata, Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Strauss: Death And Transfiguration/ Don Juan/ Salome: Dance Of The Seven Veils (1982)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 209 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 65 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | RCA #RD84353

Eduardo Mata was an internationally known conductor. He conducted a wide repertoire and was particularly recognized for twentieth century music, particularly of Latin American composers. He began studying guitar when he was about eight years old. In 1953, he enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music, studying with Rodolfo Halffter and Jose Moncayo. From 1960 to 1963, he was in the composition workshop of Carlos Chavez and Julián Orbón. After winning a Koussevitzky Fellowship, he traveled to Tanglewood where he continued his studies in composition under Gunther Schuller and in conducting from Max Rudolf and Erich Leinsdorf…
Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)

Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Telarc #CD-80264

López-Cobos is an excellent conductor with a wide repertory, best known for late-Romantic and the more colorful early 20th century literature. López-Cobos first led the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1970, and would serve as general musical director for that company from 1981 to 1990. López-Cobos was named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic and served there from 1981 to 1986. In 1986, López-Cobos was named principal conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony. With Cincinnati he would embark on an extensive recording schedule with Telarc, resulting in recordings of works by Respighi, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, Falla, Bizet, Franck, and Dukas…
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.

Symphony Magazine - Winter 2015  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at Jan. 20, 2015
Symphony Magazine - Winter 2015

Symphony Magazine - Winter 2015
English | 84 pages | PDF | 24.90 Mb