Baroque Bbc

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 24, 2017
BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3210 Kbps | 3x~59min | 4.44 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This spectacular three-part series explores the baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the finest examples of baroque art to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works. In Baroque! From St. Peter's to St. Paul's, Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement.

BBC - Earth: One Amazing Day (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 21, 2018
BBC - Earth: One Amazing Day (2018)

BBC - Earth: One Amazing Day (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 2620 Kbps | 1 h 33 min | 1.82 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Tells the story of life on earth in the course of one single day, narrated by Robert Redford and made by BBC Earth Films. This film features stunning visuals and scored a 100 per cent positive rating on the critical aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. The family feature took three years to make, was filmed over 142 filming days in 22 countries and features 38 different species. It takes viewers up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters - a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically, and a sloth on the hunt for love.

BBC - Scotland 78: A Love Story (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 21, 2018
BBC - Scotland 78: A Love Story (2018)

BBC - Scotland 78: A Love Story (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3426 Kbps | 59 min 0 s | 1.47 GiB
Audio: English AAC 129 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In 1978, Scotland had a team of brilliant footballers and mercurial manager in Ally MacLeod. Featuring rare archive footage, this is the story of when a nation dared to dream.

BBC Natural World - The Super Squirrels (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 20, 2018
BBC Natural World - The Super Squirrels (2018)

BBC Natural World - The Super Squirrels (2018)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3913 Kbps | 59 min 21 s | 1.68 GiB
Audio: English AAC 140 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The squirrel family is one of the most widespread on earth, so what is the secret to their success? There are squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. We uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky characters, putting their problem solving to the test on a specially designed assault course. We team up with some of the world's top squirrel scientists who are making groundbreaking discoveries - from the fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts to the grey squirrel whose tree-top leaps are the basis of new designs in robotics.
Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 63:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697190442 | Recorded: 2007

Great energy derived from crisp articulation…Tafelmusik’s 13 strings, impeccably in tune, create a taut ensemble while slow movements are treated to beautifully expressive playing…an irresistible buy.
– BBC Music Magazine
Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (1998)

Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flûte à bec et basse continue (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 490 Mb | Total time: 106:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901253.54 | Recorded: 1986

"…[The] 'Serenata a tre'…is brimming with energy and melodic invention, every aria a delight. The three singers give sparkling performances and London Baroque dispatches the brightly variegated score with much aplomb…"
–BBC Music
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2,  Scarlattiana (2010) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Symphony No. 2, Scarlattiana (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 76:58 | 324 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10605

Of all the Italian composers born toward the end of the 19th century, Alfredo Casella (1883–1947) was the most cosmopolitan in his dogged efforts to drag his country’s music into the 20th century. But before this could start happening sometime around the First World War, he first had to drag himself out of the 19th century, as these two early symphonies (and, to a lesser extent, the much more consistently magisterial Third Symphony, available now on a cpo CD) vividly illustrate.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2018
Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included | 00:52:28
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 14, 2018
BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)

BBC - Rome Unpacked: Series 1 (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3200 Kbps | 2x~59min | 2.76 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

To really understand Rome, you must understand its people - or the mob, as they were known in ancient times. As Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon explore Italy's iconic capital, they are in search of the generations of ordinary Romans who have left their mark on the city's culture and gastronomy.
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.