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The Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at March 21, 2018
The Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot (Repost)

John Rignall, "The Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot"
2001 | pages: 508 | ISBN: 0198600992 | PDF | 15,9 mb
John Eliot Gardiner - Francois Couperin: L'Apotheose de Lully, L'Apotheose de Corelli, Concert "Dans le Gout Theatral" (1990)

John Eliot Gardiner - Francois Couperin: L'Apotheose de Lully, L'Apotheose de Corelli, Concert "Dans le Gout Theatral" (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:07 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 2292-45011-2

John Eliot Gardiner has proved himself a doughty champion of the later French Baroque, cultivating credible performing methods and unearthing undeservedly neglected repertoire. These nine CDs offer both rich musical rewards and an insight into developing approaches to interpretation. The earliest repertoire in the set is the volume of Francois Couperin's 'apotheoses' of Lully and Corelli, a sensual and programmatic feast in which this charmingly didactic composer attempts to reconcile the best of French and Italian taste.

George Eliot's Religious Imagination: A Theopoetics of Evolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 18, 2018
George Eliot's Religious Imagination: A Theopoetics of Evolution

George Eliot's Religious Imagination: A Theopoetics of Evolution by Marilyn Orr
English | February 15, 2018 | ISBN: 0810135892, 0810135884 | PDF | 192 pages | 1.4 MB
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner - Rameau: Dardanus Orchestral Suite (1983)

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner - Rameau: Dardanus Orchestral Suite (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:51 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: ECD 88013

John Eliot Gardiner is one of the leading conductors in the active authentic performances movement in England, performing Baroque music but also extending his range into later repertoire. He first conducted at the age of 15, and after finishing school he studied at King's College, Cambridge. While still an undergraduate, he conducted the combined Oxford and Cambridge Singers on a 1964 tour of the Middle East and founded the Monteverdi Choir, which has consistently performed on his recordings since.
John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker - Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, Wiener Philharmoniker - Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:46 | 367 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 0289 439 9112 4

This is a truly great operetta interpretation. Gardiner's approach is on an altogether more inspired plane than his rivals. In the Viennese rhythms, he shows himself utterly at home – as in the Act 2 Dance scene, where he eases the orchestra irresistibly into the famous waltz. But there are also countless instances where Gardiner provides a deliciously fresh inflexion to the score.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Jephtha (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 732 Mb | Total time: 158:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 0398 | Recorded: 1988

John Eliot Gardiner’s recording was made live at the Göttingen Festival in 1988 … the exhilaration and intensity of the performance come over vividly, with superb singing from both chorus and an almost ideal line-up of soloists … as for the Monteverdi Choir, their clarity, incisiveness and beauty are a constant delight.
(Penguin Guide)
John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (2007/1991)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (2007/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | DECCA

John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique through two concerts of Berlioz compositions. The 'Symphonie Fantastique' is an orchestral tour de force which is central to the repertoire of every major orchestra. It is performed here on original instruments in its original 1830s orchestration in the atmospheric old hall of the Paris Conservatoire where it was first heard. Also included is the first performance of the newly discovered 'Messe Solennelle' with the Monteverdi choir. Written when Berlioz was just 20 years old, it was thought lost until its rediscovery in 1992. The first performance of this large-scale Mass for 150 years was filmed in London's Westminster Cathedral. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works (which are also linked thematically, through Berlioz's extensive re-use of material from the Messe).
John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2002/1992)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.06 Gb+7.77 Gb (2xDVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

When this staging was presented in 1992, in various theatres, Gardiner decided to be his own director because he didn't trust any available alternative to be faithful to Da Ponte's and Mozart's original. In the circumstances his was a sensible decision because his deeply discerning stage interpretation perfectly seconds his own musically perceptive reading. His keen understanding of what this endlessly fascinating work is about is made plain in his absorbing essay in the booklet.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 608 Mb | Total time: 65:13+69:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 470 293-2 | Recorded: 1999

Gardiner illuminates Alceste's subtle colors and inflections, assisted by von Otter, whose perceptive performance as Alceste is one of emotional sincerity and spot-on vocal accuracy.