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Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 13, 2018
Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel

Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel (Dover Music for Piano) by Maurice Ravel
1986 | ISBN: 0486251373 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 20 MB
Alban Berg Quartett - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets, Stravinsky: 3 Pieces, Concertino, Double Canon (2001)

Alban Berg Quartett - Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets, Stravinsky: 3 Pieces, Concertino, Double Canon (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:14 | 272 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 67551

First released in 1984 and reissued in 2001, this disc featuring the Alban Berg Quartet's recordings of the string quartets of Debussy and Ravel, as well as Stravinsky's Three Pieces, Concertino, and Double Canon for string quartet should never be out of the catalog. The Alban Berg Quartet is not necessarily the first group one would think of for this repertoire, but the performances here are consistently impressive, if somewhat uncharacteristic.
Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018)

Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 252 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 18 | Time: 58:30 min

Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d’Aix en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, to Andalusia with Falla’s Psyché on a poem of Georges-Jean Aubry, and to the world of Jules Renard with Ravel’s Histoires naturelles.
Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:30 minutes | 955 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d’Aix en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, to Andalusia with Falla’s Psyché on a poem of Georges-Jean Aubry, and to the world of Jules Renard with Ravel’s Histoires naturelles.
Against a Tide of Evil: How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century

Against a Tide of Evil: How One Man Became the Whistleblower to the First Mass Murder of the Twenty-First Century by Damien Lewis, Mukesh Kapila
English | March 14th, 2013 | ASIN: B00BFTSZI4, ISBN: 1780576323 | 277 pages | EPUB | 6.54 MB

In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals for the first time the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated 'the final solution' in Darfur.
A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement [Audiobook]

A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement [Audiobook] by Philip Ackerman-Leist
English | November 16th, 2017 | ASIN: B077H3XYDN | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 32 mins | 235.00 MB
Narrator: Will Damron

Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote, making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for other towns and regions to follow.

How to Steal a City: The Battle for Nelson Mandela Bay, an Inside Account  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 6, 2018
How to Steal a City: The Battle for Nelson Mandela Bay, an Inside Account

How to Steal a City: The Battle for Nelson Mandela Bay, an Inside Account by Crispian Olver
English | October 23rd, 2017 | ASIN: B076QD7176, ISBN: 1868428206 | 272 pages | EPUB | 0.73 MB

'In March 2015, I was tasked by Pravin Gordhan, the minister responsible for local government, to root out corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in the Eastern Cape. Over the following eighteen months, I led the investigations and orchestrated the crackdown as the "hatchet man" for the metro’s new Mayor, Danny Jordaan. This is my account of kickbacks, rigged contracts and a political party at war with itself.'
Benjamin Grosvenor - Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-POST

Benjamin Grosvenor - Benjamin Grosvenor: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:19 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Benjamin Grosvenor's debut album. A young (18), highly talented pianist, and the first exclusive British Decca pianist since the 1950s. He's talented, he's young, and known in the UK since being a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition aged 11(2004). He was the youngest musician ever to open the BBC Proms (2011).
Benjamin Grosvenor - Rhapsody in Blue: Saint-Säens, Ravel, Gershwin (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Benjamin Grosvenor - Rhapsody in Blue: Saint-Säens, Ravel, Gershwin (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:37 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The three principal works that Benjamin Grosvenor has chosen for his first concerto album complement each other perfectly. The urbane charm and dazzling virtuosity of Saint-Saëns lead naturally on to the brittle brilliance and dry wit of his fellow Frenchman Ravel. Ravel’s distinctly jazzy G major Concerto was written soon after he’d met Gershwin, and just a few years after the great Broadway songsmith had so spectacularly gatecrashed his way into the classical world with his syncopated, note-bending Rhapsody in Blue.
Montreal SO & Chorus, Pascal Roge, Charles Dutoit -  Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos, etc (2005) 4CD Box Set

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos;
L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade (2005) 4CD Box Set
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Chœurs; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano; John Zirbel, horn; Theodor Baskin, oboe;
Catherine Dubosc, soprano; Timothy Hutchins, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 701 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6891 DC4 | Time: 05:03:53

For listeners who prefer their Ravel lushly textured, luminously colored, and luxuriantly impressionistic, this four-disc set of his orchestral music performed by Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will be just the thing. Recorded between 1981 and 1995 in warmly opulent Decca sound and including all the canonical works plus the two piano concerts and the opera L'Enfant et les sortiléges, Dutoit's approach to Ravel is decidedly sensual, even tactile. One can feel the excitement in the closing "Dance générale" of Daphnis et Chloé, sense the energy in La Valse, smell the sea in Une barque sur l'océan, and touch the dancer's flushed skin in Boléro. This is not to say that details are lost in Dutoit's performances – with the superlative playing of the Montreal orchestra, one can assuredly hear everything in the scores. Nor is this to say that Dutoit neglects the music's clear shapes and lucid forms – with a decisive beat and a clean technique, Dutoit's interpretations are models of clarity. But it is assuredly to assert that, for sheer aural beauty, these recordings cannot be beat. With the very virtuosic and very French playing of Pascal Rogé in the two piano concertos plus very characterful singing in L'Enfant, this set will be mandatory listening for all those who love Ravel.