Berlin Lute

John Johnson, Anthony Holborne & Yavor Genov - Orpheus Anglorum: Lute Music by John Johnson and Anthony Holborne (2018)

John Johnson, Anthony Holborne & Yavor Genov - Orpheus Anglorum: Lute Music by John Johnson and Anthony Holborne (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 329 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 27 | Time: 72:22 min

John Johnson and Antony Holborne share much in common, in their music and probably career, but this disc, in setting their work side by side, reveals their individual style and approach to the instrument. It is assumed that they both were born in the 1540s, without authoritative record, but their work in the royal court of the 1560s is attested. Johnson made his career as an accomplished performer, while Holborne’s energies were focused on writing for the instrument.

Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 20, 2017
Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)

Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:17:20 | 1,23 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.504016

Naxos has collected its four volume traversal of the lute music into a handy slipcase. All the volumes are available singly, but you can also buy the four together as a quartet of excellence, presided over by Nigel North, the acknowledged hero of the hour. What follows is a reprise of two volumes already reviewed - volumes 1 and 3 - and a look at volumes 2 and 4.
Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)

Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 332.02 Mb | 81:50 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: BIS - BIS-SACD-2265

The lute by Sixtus Rauwolf heard on this recording was probably built in the last decade of the sixteenth century. Some hundred years later, in 1715, it was converted to suit the musical tastes and demands of the baroque period. For this disc, Jakob Lindberg has chosen works that could have formed part of the repertory of the presumably German owner of the instrument at around the time of its final conversion.
Rene Jacobs, Akademie fr Alte Musik, Berlin - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo (2013)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Septem Verba a Christo (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 80:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902155 | Recorded: 2013

This Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente proloata (The Seven Words of the Dying Christ on the Cross) was rediscovered nearly a century ago, and scholars down through the years have reached differing conclusions as to whether or not the work was really by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, as one manuscript claimed. More and more copies surfaced, and finally the discovery by musicologist Reinhard Fehling of a new set of parts at an Austrian monastery in 2009 showed that the work was at the very least popular over a good part of Europe, and the forces represented here gave the work its modern-day premiere performance and first recording. You can see why some were skeptical of Pergolesi's authorship, for it doesn't sound much like his more famous Stabat Mater or like anything by anybody else, either. The closest parallel would be Bach's so-called dialogue cantatas, with soloists representing Christ and the soul. The work is Bachian in another way, too, with a set of hidden symmetries and apparent meanings outlined in the album notes. It consists of seven aria pairs, with a few of the arias prefaced by accompanied recitatives. Each of the pairs represents one of the seven last words of Christ on the cross, with Christ (a bass in all cases except for the second "word," where he is a tenor) setting out the basic meaning and the Soul (a soprano, alto, or tenor) providing a kind of emotional reaction that is closely related, both musically and conceptually, to Christ's aria. It's thus a tightly constructed, rather intellectual piece, atypical of Pergolesi. The orchestral writing, featuring horns, trumpet, harp, and lute, is also unlike anything else in Pergolesi's oeuvre. But the work is successful on its own terms, and it receives a fine performance here from conductor René Jacobs, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and an impressive quartet of soloists. This odd piece isn't going to displace the Stabat Mater from the top rank of Pergolesi's work, but it adds substantially to the picture of his genius.
(James Manheim )
RSO Berlin, David Zinman - Charles Koechlin: The Jungle Book (Le livre de la jungle) (1994) 2CDs

Charles Koechlin: The Jungle Book (Le livre de la jungle) (1994) 2CD
Iris Vermillion, mezzo soprano; Ralf Lukas, baritone; Johan Botha, tenor
Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by David Zinman

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Classical | Label: BMG Classics | # 09026-61955-2 | Time: 01:29:54

This recording is the World Premiere of Charles Koechlin's Jungle Book and received the Orchestral Gramophone Award and was, memorably, accepted by the son of the composer. Charles Koechlin loved Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book and set different parts of the book to music at various points in his career. The first of these - The Three Poems - bear the titles: Seal Lullaby, Night Song in the Jungle and Song of Kala Nag, with texts from The Jungle Book. The music, scored during 1904 - 04, is exotic and evocative. The lullaby mimics the gently lapping of waves as the soprano and chorus spin a soothing tapestry of sound. The Night-Song in the Jungle had a cadence that suggests movement (sung by the soprano, tenor, baritone and chorus) and is a song of well-wishing to the animals of the night. The Song of Kala Nag is a lament of an elephant that has been tamed for his old life in the jungle, sung by the tenor. The poem describes a night in the year when all of the elephants gather to dance together and, rather than being somber, the music is triumphant as the elephant recounts his past freedom and vows to have it again.

Berlin - Minimal Sans-Serif Typeface + Web Font  Graphics

Posted by Sigha at March 19, 2018
Berlin - Minimal Sans-Serif Typeface + Web Font

Berlin - Minimal Sans-Serif Typeface + Web Font
TTF WOF | 376 KB

BERLIN is a modern Sans Serif headline typeface inspired by some classic geometric typefaces that keep the minimalism at it’s level best. The concept of BERLIN is based on our SIGNIA PRO typeface which was released earlier, but we have added more perfection and attention to the details. BERLIN will be best suited for creating nicely looking headlines (add some letter spacing and it will amaze you) that you always find in fashion web stores and minimal portfolio websites. The font comes with 3 weights with all formats including Web Fonts.
Helmut Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin - Telemann: Pimpinone oder Die ungleiche Heirat (1998)

Helmut Koch, Staatskapelle Berlin - Telemann: Pimpinone oder Die ungleiche Heirat (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 56:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0020712BC | Recorded: 1964

Pimpinone, TWV 21:15, is a comic opera by the German composer Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Johann Philipp Praetorius. Its full title is Die Ungleiche Heirat zwischen Vespetta und Pimpinone oder Das herrsch-süchtige Camer Mägden (The Unequal Marriage Between Vespetta and Pimpinone or The Domineering Chambermaid). The work is described as a Lustiges Zwischenspiel ("comic intermezzo") in three parts. It was first performed at the Theater am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg on 27 September 1725 as light relief between the acts of Telemann's adaptation of Handel's opera seria Tamerlano. Pimpinone was highly successful and pointed the way forward to later intermezzi, particularly Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's La serva padrona.
Eric Dolphy - Berlin Concerts (1961) {Enja, Japan K32Y-6124, Early Press rel 1987}

Eric Dolphy - Berlin Concerts (1961) {Enja, Japan K32Y-6124, Early Press rel 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 433 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1987 Enja Records / King Record Japan | K32Y-6124
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz

This two-LP set features the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy mostly stretching out on standards, coming up with very original statements on such songs as "Hot House," "When Lights Are Low," "Hi Fly," "I'll Remember April" and "God Bless the Child" (the latter taken as an unaccompanied bass clarinet solo), in addition to two brief originals. With trumpeter Benny Bailey helping out on half of the selections along with a strong rhythm section, the two-fer would be a perfect introduction for listeners not familiar with Eric Dolphy's innovative style, but this set is very difficult to find.

Berlin Programm - April 2018  Magazines

Posted by Keves at March 15, 2018
Berlin Programm - April 2018

Berlin Programm - April 2018
German | 96 pages | True PDF | 85.1 MB

Berlin Falling (2017)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at March 14, 2018
Berlin Falling (2017)

Berlin Falling (2017)
BDRip | MKV | 720x302 | German | H264 @ 704 kbps | AC-3 @ 384 kbps | 1 h 31 min | 727 MiB
Genre: Thriller

Frank hat in Berlin Falling sein Leben als Elitesoldat hinter sich gelassen. In Brandenburg will er seine Existenz neu ordnen. Ein erster Schritt in die richtige Richtung ist dabei der Kontakt, den er zu seiner Tochter Lilly neu aufbaut, die …