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Nicholas Farrel, Giancarlo Mazzuca - Il compagno Mussolini  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at March 24, 2017
Nicholas Farrel, Giancarlo Mazzuca - Il compagno Mussolini

Nicholas Farrel, Giancarlo Mazzuca - Il compagno Mussolini
Italian | 2013 | 336 pages | ISBN 8849839103 | EPUB | 4,9 MB

"Secondo gli autori, la scelta di Mussolini - a causa della Prima guerra mondiale - di abbandonare il socialismo internazionalista a favore del socialismo nazionalista (che poi diventò il fascismo), fu una tra le scelte più importanti del Novecento, non solo per l'Italia ma anche per l'Europa e per il mondo. La scelta che Mussolini fece nel 1914, però, non fu da cinico assetato di potere o da corrotto al soldo della borghesia, ma da devoto socialista rivoluzionario: la guerra gli aveva fatto capire che gli uomini sono più fedeli alla loro nazione piuttosto che alla loro classe. Per Mussolini dunque la Prima guerra mondiale fu una guerra rivoluzionaria e non reazionaria."
Il dottor Morte: Storia della caccia al medico boia di Mauthausen - Souad Mekhennet & Nicholas Kulish

Il dottor Morte: Storia della caccia al medico boia di Mauthausen - Souad Mekhennet & Nicholas Kulish
Italian | 2014 | 231 Pages | ASIN: B00OANAB9I | EPUB | 2.2 MB

Il dottor Aribert Heim prestò servizio nell'ambulatorio del campo di concentramento di Mauthausen soltanto per pochi mesi nel 1941, ma riuscì comunque a conquistarsi la fama di «volonteroso carnefice», tanto da meritare l'appellativo di «dottor Morte». Molti superstiti del lager hanno testimoniato che praticava l'eutanasia iniettando benzina nel cuore dei pazienti, operava persone assolutamente sane e, a detta di alcuni, amava tenere sulla scrivania il cranio di prigionieri con una bella dentatura…

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Ossane at March 6, 2017
The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution By Robert Service
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1447293096 | 400 pages | EPUB | 22.76 MB

In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas's reign in the year before his abdication and the months between that momentous date and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918.

Megan S photographed by A K Nicholas for NIF Magazine  Girls

Posted by nrg at Feb. 28, 2017
Megan S photographed by A K Nicholas for NIF Magazine

Megan S - A K Nicholas Photoshoot 2017
10 jpg | up to 2172*2730 | 3.48 MB
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Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 27, 2017
Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]

Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]
Classical | Hungaroton 12612-14 | TT: 45.15+48.08+46.33 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 595 Mb

Atalanta (HWV 35) is a pastoral opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel composed in 1736. It is based upon the mythological female athlete, Atalanta, the libretto (which is in Italian) being derived from the book La Caccia in Etolia by Belisario Valeriani. The identity of the librettist is not known. Handel composed it for the London celebrations of the marriage in 1736 of Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II, to Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. The first performance took place on 12 May 1736 in the Covent Garden Theatre. It closed with a spectacular display of fireworks, which was highly popular with the royal family and the London audience, and the opera and fireworks display were revived a number of times in the year of its first performance.

Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 24, 2017
Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]

Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]
Classical | Hungaroton 12912-13 | TT: 75.20+71.43 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 684 Mb

L'opera fu composta nel 1712 e andò in scena per la prima volta il 22 novembre dello stesso anno, sotto la direzione del compositore stesso, al Her Majesty's Theatre di Londra. L'accoglienza fu generalmente negativa, probabilmente a causa delle elevate aspettative che il pubblico nutriva in seguito al successo dell'opera Rinaldo. Un commentatore riporta che "la scenografia rappresentava unicamente l'Arcadia, i costumi erano vecchi e l'opera breve". I ruoli di Mirtillo e Silvio furono interpretati dai castrati Valeriano Pellegrini e Valentino Urbani. L'ouverture è in sei movimenti appare eccessivamente ampia per quei tempi: è verosimile pensare che fosse stata scritta come una suite orchestrale distinta dall'opera.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Messiah (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:30 + 71:05 + 44:37 | 885 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 907050/52

McGegan's recording is of considerable documentary interest in that a separate section at the conclusion of each of the three parts of Messiah - there are three discs accordingly - is reserved for the many alternative versions of arias, accompanied recitatives and choruses which Handel himself used or at least approved in performances during the 1740s and 1750s. In this way, the booklet explains, the listener can select which version of the work he/she wants to listen to at any given time. About six versions are possible from the 18 alternative tracks provided on the three CDs. By following a table printed in the back of the booklet (a few minutes' mental gymnastics are initially required) you can programme your CD player to replace particular arias with others.

Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees - Florence  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Feb. 23, 2017
Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees - Florence

Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees - Florence
Italian | Piemme | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 170 | ASIN: B01NA90TER | 1.30 Mb

Handel - Giustino (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 22, 2017
Handel - Giustino (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]

Handel - Giustino (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi 907130.32 | TT: 74.22+38.35+60.20 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 789 Mb

Giustino is the Baroque version of a ‘ripping yarn’. The eponymous hero rises from ploughboy to emperor via an action-packed curriculum vitae that has him seeing visions, routing traitors, fighting bears and even slaying a sea-monster! Written in the autumn of 1736, shortly after Handel had suffered a period of ill-health, Giustino is not among his greatest operas, but it is thoroughly entertaining and offers much fine music. Particularly felicitous are Giustino’s bucolic aria ‘Può ben nascere tra li boschi’ and Anastasio’s lovely ‘O fiero e rio sospetto’. The headlong pace leaves Handel little time to develop the more sensual, amorous side of his music. One exception – and the opera’s most entrancing interlude – is the ravishing love duet in Act II, superbly sung here by Dorothea Röschmann (Arianna) and Dawn Kotoski (Anastasio). Michael Chance too is outstanding in the title role, proving that even countertenors can exude machismo. Nicholas McGegan coaxes a stylish performance from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Giustino is the fourth Handel opera he has now recorded following a staging at the Göttingen Festival and this is his most assured reading to date. Mention in the credits of a Bear Growl Advisor suggests a commendable attention to grizzly detail. (Graham Lock)
English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)

English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 + 51:36 | 619 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 98532

It is only a short while since I reviewed a suite of dances from Rameau's opera, Nais. Now, hard on the heels of that disc (also conducted by McGegan, Harmonia Mundi, 7/95) comes a reissue of the entire work, albeit with judicious cuts. Nais was commissioned to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and first performed the following year. Thus it was a vocal counterpart to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, both pieces marking the conclusion of the War of the Austrian Succession. The present recording was made in 1980 following performances at London's Old Vic Theatre and at Versailles under the auspices of Lina Lalandi's enterprising English Bach Festival.