Jonathan Weinberg

Jacek Kaspszyk & Warsaw Philharmonic - Polish Music: Emil Mlynarski, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Krzysztof Penderecki (2018)

Jacek Kaspszyk & Warsaw Philharmonic - Polish Music: Emil Mlynarski, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Krzysztof Penderecki (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:20 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Music Poland

When conceiving his Polonaise for orchestra, Penderecki used the fantasia form, not unfamiliar to Chopin, which is based on a primary theme, which, as the piece progresses, is being developed, transformed and subjected to several different variations. Richly orchestrated, it allows performers to create colours that overlap each other while influencing the overall musical expression. Spatiality is a very important aspect of this work as during its world premiere the wind instruments were placed on the balcony of the Warsaw Philharmonic's Concert Hall. The composition could be called "the apotheosis of a polonaise" or, as the composer prefers, "a small symphonic poem on the theme of a polonaise".
St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Vladimir Lande - Weinberg: Symphony No. 12 - The Golden Key Suite No. 4 (2014)

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Vladimir Lande - Weinberg: Symphony No. 12 - The Golden Key Suite No. 4 (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 240 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Time: 75:21 min

Weinberg’s symphonies are recognized today as a substantial continuation of the Russian tradition. His Twelfth Symphony, written in the style and spirit of Shostakovich, is a response to the death in August 1975 of his great friend and supporter of 32 years. With its subtle stylistic allusions to Shostakovich, this is the longest and most wide-ranging of Weinberg’s purely orchestral symphonies.

Silesian Quartet - Weinberg: String Quartets Nos. 8-10 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 14, 2018
Silesian Quartet - Weinberg: String Quartets Nos. 8-10 (2018)

Silesian Quartet - Weinberg: String Quartets Nos. 8-10 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 307 MB
Label: CD Accord | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:55 min

Not merely the atmosphere, but also the various references suggest that Weinbergs music including his String Quartets Nos. 8, 9 and 10 comes from the mind of someone who suffered because of the tragic fate of his family and missed the lost homeland where he had spent 'the best and happiest years' of his life, as he confessed many years later to an interlocutor from Poland. These three works Opp. 66, 80 and 85 were composed in a period when he lived off memories, which is also evident in his choice of texts for his vocal works.
Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies, Piano Quintet (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies, Piano Quintet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz & 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 159:12 minutes | 1.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This double album, recorded in Vienna and in Riga in June 2015, includes all four of the chamber symphonies written in the last decade of Polish-born Soviet composer Mieczysław Weinberg’s life, plus a beautiful new arrangement – by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata percussionist Andrey Pushkarev – of the early Piano Quintet of 1944, heard here in a premiere recording. It is a recording which underlines the importance and originality of Weinberg’s music.
Felicity Jones by Elizabeth Weinberg for The New York Times

Felicity Jones - Elizabeth Weinberg Portraits 2016
9 jpg | up to 2400*1600 | 7.28 MB
British actress
Jonathan Rees, Scottish Ensemble - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (1998)

Jonathan Rees, Scottish Ensemble - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Violin Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 749 Mb | Total time: 76:54+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 61403 2 | Recorded: 1990-1992

This is a perfectly reasonable recording of Bach's works for violin and orchestra and anyone who has not heard the works before will no doubt find them more than adequate. Violinist and leader Jonathan Rees is a fine player with a sweet tone and a warm style and he takes the strings of the Scottish Ensemble through thoroughly professional performances of the works. When joined by spry violinist Jane Murdoch in the Concerto for two violins and plangent oboist Nicholas Daniel in the Concerto for violin and oboe, Rees proves himself a graceful and considerate partner. Virgin's early-'90s sound is a bit thin on top but still clean and clear.
(James Leonard)

The Writings of Jonathan Swift  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at April 14, 2018
The Writings of Jonathan Swift

The Writings of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift, Robert Greenberg, William Piper
English | 1973 | ISBN: 0393094154 | 752 Pages | PDF | 176.0 MB

This volume contains the complete and definitive texts of virtually all of Swift's major works, as well as a generous selection of his poetry and other writings.

Jonathan Lethem - Anatomia di un giocatore d'azzardo  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 12, 2018
Jonathan Lethem - Anatomia di un giocatore d'azzardo

Jonathan Lethem - Anatomia di un giocatore d'azzardo
Italian | 2017 | 436 pages | ISBN: 8893441632 | EPUB | 1,5 MB

Affascinante, sempre elegantissimo, Bruno Alexander viaggia per il mondo arricchendosi a spese degli sventurati dilettanti che pensano di poter sfidare il suo ineguagliabile talento di giocatore di backgammon. Spinto dal suo manager, pallido e vampiresco, Bruno arriva a Berlino dopo una serie di partite a Singapore, dove è accaduto qualcosa che lo ha sorpreso. Forse a causa dell'incontro con un suo volgare amico d'infanzia e la sua bollente fidanzata, o forse per una misteriosa macchia comparsa improvvisamente che gli impedisce di vedere con precisione il gioco, il suo infallibile intuito, capace di leggere nella mente del suo sfidante, sembra essersi inceppato. A Berlino la situazione non migliora affatto. Bruno continua a perdere al gioco; il flirt con una donna bionda, troppo bionda, non va a finire bene, la macchia cresce e la diagnosi medica è impietosa..

Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)  Music

Posted by El Misha at April 10, 2018
Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)

Jonathan Butler – Sarah, Sarah: The Anthology (2018)
R&B | WEB FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 02:3:10 | 941 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Soul Music Records | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2018

The anthology (compiled by David Nathan with assistance from Amar Naik) also includes a number of key album cuts from Jonathan’s five Jive albums, notably ‘Love Hurts So Bad’, making its CD debut worldwide, quiet storm favourite ‘Love Songs, Candelight And You’, a stunning duet with gospel star Vanessa Bell Armstrong on ‘True Love Never Fails’ and as a bonus, a 1999 cover of Jr. Walker’s classic ‘What Does It Take (To Win Your Love For Me)’ with acclaimed Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer.

Jonathan Silk - Fragment (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 9, 2018
Jonathan Silk - Fragment (2016)

Jonathan Silk - Fragment (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 00:59:45 | 378 Mb
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Big Band | Label: Stoney Lane Records

Award-winning drummer and composer Jonathan Silk released his adventurous new album Fragment on November 2016 on Stoney Lane Records – a set of striking, dynamic originals for big band and strings.