James Lucas

Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at March 27, 2018
Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation

Darwinism and Pragmatism: William James on Evolution and Self-Transformation (History and Philosophy of Biology) by Lucas McGranahan
2017 | ISBN: 184893596X | English | 200 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis - Brian Ferneyhough: Funerailles (2006) [Re-Up]

Brian Ferneyhough - Funérailles (2006)
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33739 | Time: 00:49:28

Noted as a "maximalist" for his densely textured, intricately constructed serial works, Brian Ferneyhough is a challenging composer by any standard, and his uncompromising and intensely demanding scores are some of the most original of the late avant-garde. In such complicated chamber works as Funérailles I (1969-1977) and Funérailles II (1969-1980), both versions for seven strings and harp, Ferneyhough presents thickets of notes and short gestures that are tightly organized, but so abrupt and pointillistic that the lay listener may mistake them as random fragments, not at all as recurring ideas. Similarly, in the rhythmically layered Bone Alphabet for percussion (1991) and the angular Unsichtbare Farben (Invisible Colors) for solo violin (1999), the ear can only take in the surfaces of the music, having no way to grasp the underlying patterns that are employed. Yet it would be a mistake to think these pieces are just cerebral exercises, since Ferneyhough is too good a composer to pass off intellectual doodles as serious work. While there are designs in these pieces only a theoretician may comprehend and abrasive sonorities only a die-hard modernist may love, there are points of tension and release that are easily perceived, and textures and timbres that a prepared listener may appreciate without too much strain.

Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 16, 2018
Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)

Lucas Niggli - Alchemia Garden (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 Mb | 00:47:25
Modern Classical, Jazz, Drums | Label: Intakt Records

Alchemia Garden: the album’s wonderful title, creates an enchanting, ambiguous effect. Lucas Niggli relates the organic, biological and growing, which develops on its own and is cultivated and maintained in the form of the garden, to the metamorphosis of material, the scientific search for something unknown which historically has been seen to generate something new.
LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell, Robert Quinney - A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)

A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by James O'Donnell; Robert Quinney, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred, Christmas | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67716 | 01:03:34

This seasonal offering from The Choir of Westminster Abbey presents a delightful and unusual selection of music for Christmas. It encompasses many of the diverse themes of Christmas which have inspired composers across the ages: light shining in darkness; the tenderness of mother and child; the fulfilment of promise; and the warm merriment of corporate celebration. An excellent selection of contemporary carols features the composers Jonathan Dove and Bob Chilcott among others. The richness of twentieth-century church music is illustrated in works by Poulenc, Walton, Mathias and Leighton, and by the heartbreakingly lovely piece The little road to Bethlehem by Michael Head. Skilful arrangements of the traditional carols Silent night, In dulci jubilo and I saw three ships, complete this attractive seasonal release.

James Emery - Transformations (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
James Emery - Transformations (2003)

James Emery - Transformations (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 296.91 Mb | 1:05:14 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Between The Lines ‎– BTL 027

This is no doubt a remarkable album, and if not, then at least a wondrous or perhaps curious one. It showcases the rapidly developing skills of guitarist and composer James Emery, whose career has traversed a not altogether straight line from the pure avant-garde of his early years to this highly detailed third stream symphonic work that incorporates a light (though not unserious) touch that defies categorization.
Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1 (2016)

Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:48 min | 274 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

This month's new release from SOMM brings exciting news for all lovers of English Song! At long last, Hubert Parry's complete Twelve Sets of English Lyrics are now available, beginning with Volume I. The twelve sets, which also include other songs by Parry, are spread over three volumes which will be released at six-monthly intervals. This has been a close and enjoyable collaboration between SOMM, the excellent pianist Andrew West and Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams, three charismatic singers at the top of their profession, all sharing the same fondness for the expressive lyricism and eloquence inherent in Parry's songs.
Revolution by Degrees: James Tyrrell and Whig Political Thought in the Late Seventeenth Century

Julia Rudolph, "Revolution by Degrees: James Tyrrell and Whig Political Thought in the Late Seventeenth Century"
2002 | pages: 241 | ISBN: 1349408778 | PDF | 1,9 mb

Don Burrows & James Morrison - In Good Company (2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 18, 2018
Don Burrows & James Morrison - In Good Company (2015)

Don Burrows & James Morrison - In Good Company (2015)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 02:01:12 | 281.02 Mb | Cover
Mainstream Jazz | Country: Australia | Label: James Morrison

ABC Jazz is proud to present the final album from one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Don Burrows, playing with his finest pupil, the legendary James Morrison. In Good Company – released here for the first time – documents an afternoon in the studio with Don and James, and represents a golden opportunity to witness these two brilliant musicians ‘jamming together’. In typically virtuosic style, they each play three instruments (Don on alto flute, clarinet and alto saxophone, James on trombone, bass trumpet and trumpet), accompanied by Phil Stack on acoustic bass. The recording showcases the intimacy of their duet, and the musical wit and invention that has seen them become two of the world’s most celebrated musicians over the past decades.
Don Burrows and James Morrison - In Good Company (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Don Burrows & James Morrison - In Good Company (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96(48) kHz | Time - 121:12 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

ABC Jazz is proud to present the final album from one of Australia’s greatest musicians, Don Burrows, playing with his finest pupil, the legendary James Morrison. "In Good Company" released for the first time – documents an afternoon in the studio with Don and James, and represents a golden opportunity to witness these two brilliant musicians ‘jamming together’. In this deluxe edition, In Good Company is accompanied by a bonus disc of recordings from their early years together – including a live recording from the Sydney Opera House, and the first-ever release on CD of ‘Essa Cara’, a Brazilian tune written by Don and recorded live in 1982.