Baroque Bbc

The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.

BBC - Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 12, 2017
BBC - Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist (2017)

BBC - Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist (2017)
HDTV | 1920x768 | .MKV/AVC @ 2673 Kbps | 57 min 46 s | 1.13 GiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Leonora Carrington was a key part of the surrealist movement during its heyday in Paris and yet, until recently, remained a virtual unknown in the country of her birth. This film explores her dramatic evolution from British debutante to artist in exile, living out her days in Mexico City, and takes us on a journey into her darkly strange and cinematic world.

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4  Graphics

Posted by posterb at Dec. 11, 2017
Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4

Vectors - Baroque Floral Elements 4
4 AI | +TIFF Preview | 45 Mb

BBC - John Noakes: TV Hero (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC - John Noakes: TV Hero (2017)

BBC - John Noakes: TV Hero (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2788 Kbps | 39 min 31 s | 825 MiB
Audio: English AAC 127 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

An appreciation of John Noakes, Blue Peter's extraordinary master of derring-do from the people who knew him best.
Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)
Lowell Greer, horn; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907012 | Time: 01:02:13

"Greer is a highly accomplished player of the natural horn… I find Greer's playing very musicianly: unusually graceful in the phrasing of the quick movements, with gentle, thoughtful playing in K417 and some lovely smooth and clear lines in K495, while the slow movements are all beautifully done—the Romance of K447 refined and graceful, that of K495 often truly poetic with happy details of timing. And there is no shortage of wit in the finales, or of high spirits. Greer improvises his cadenzas: in the first movement of K495 he does, rightly I think, simply a longish flourish, with no reference to the themes of the movement." (Stanley Sadie, Gramophone Magazine)

BBC - Attenborough and the Giant Elephant (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC - Attenborough and the Giant Elephant (2017)

BBC - Attenborough and the Giant Elephant (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2675 Kbps | 58 min 0 s | 1.17 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

David Attenborough investigates the remarkable life and death of Jumbo the elephant - a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the movie Dumbo. Attenborough joins a team of scientists and conservationists to unravel the complex and mysterious story of this large African elephant - an elephant many believed to be the biggest in the world. With unique access to Jumbo's skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History, the team work together to separate myth from reality.

BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)

BBC The Sky at Night - Wonders of the Night Sky (2017)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3921 Kbps | 28 min 54 s | 837 MiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Sky at Night celebrates one of the most profound, moving and enjoyable activities there is - the ancient art of looking up, studying and marvelling at the night sky. The programme is based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich - the spiritual home of British astronomy - and sets out to discover the many and varied ways we can all enjoy the majesty of the skies. Maggie Aderin-Pocock travels to Norway to see the northern lights, and discovers that we are in a golden age of aurora research as she learns what they tell us about the solar system.

BBC Wildlife - January 2018  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC Wildlife - January 2018

BBC Wildlife - January 2018
English | 152 pages | True PDF | 52 MB

BBC - Blue Planet II Part 7: Our Blue Planet (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC - Blue Planet II Part 7: Our Blue Planet (2017)

BBC - Blue Planet II Part 7: Our Blue Planet (2017)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1301 Kbps | 57 min 45 s | 605 MiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Blue Planet II explores parts of the ocean that nobody has ever visited, encountered extraordinary animals, and discovered new insights into life beneath the waves. In Our Blue Planet, Sir David Attenborough examines the impact of human life on life in the ocean. In this final episode, we uncover the impact that our modern lives are having on our best-loved characters from across the series, including devoted albatross parents unwittingly feeding their chicks discarded plastic and mother dolphins potentially exposing their newborn calves to pollutants through their contaminated milk.

BBC Our World - The Return (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 11, 2017
BBC Our World - The Return (2017)

BBC Our World - The Return (2017)
HDTV | 1280x656 | .MKV/AVC @ 2215 Kbps | 22 min 44 s | 371 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

At just three days old, Kati Pohler was left on a street in the Chinese city of Suzhou. At the time, China's 'one-child policy' banned parents from having a second baby and many were abandoned. Kati's parents left a note with their daughter asking whoever raised her to bring her back to meet them at the 'Broken Bridge in Hangzhou' at a set date in the future. Kati was adopted by an American family and moved to the USA. Over twenty years later, she returns to China to meet her birth parents.