Orchestra Age Enlightenment

Mstislav Rostropovich, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (2017)

Mstislav Rostropovich, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Overtures & Rococo Variations
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 06:59:53 | 1.74 GB
Label: Warner Classics – 0190295869243 | Tracks: 41 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

“Love and charm are among the many qualities which distinguish this richly enjoyable set of the Tchaikovsky Symphonies,” wrote Gramophone of the cycle that forms the heart of this collection. Mstislav Rostropovich, like Tchaikovsky, represents the very soul of Russian music. Stepping down from the conductor’s podium, he returns to the cello for the Rococo Variations, the composer’s tribute to the spirit of the 18th century.
Arnold Bosman, Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli - Niccolo Piccinni: Didon (2003)

Arnold Bosman, Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli - Niccolò Piccinni: Didon (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 604 Mb | Total time: 70:49+55:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 406/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

This fine work, in the perfect Classical tradition, is from late in Piccinni’s French period. It was composed in 1783 and was performed in Paris regularly until 1836 and throughout the rest of Europe until about 1830. Piccinni keeps the plot moving at a fine clip, running one number into the next without a glitch and (especially in the third act) effectively using the chorus to add to the excitement. His writing for the solo voices is stirring in a Gluckian way, but elements of his Italian roots show up in the vocal line and melodic inspiration as well.

A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 22, 2017
A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier

A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier by Elizabeth A. Williams
English | August 28th, 2016 | ISBN: 0754608816, 113824855X | 382 Pages | PDF | 37.35 MB

One of the key themes of the Enlightenment was the search for universal laws and truths that would help illuminate the workings of the universe. It is in such attitudes that we trace the origins of modern science and medicine. However, not all eighteenth century scientists and physicians believed that such universal laws could be found, particularly in relation to the differences between living and inanimate matter.
Vasily Petrenko & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2017)

Vasily Petrenko & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:43 min | 262 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Three works inspired by Spring – Stravinsky’s iconic and revolutionary 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring depicts Russian pagan tribes celebrating the emergence of Spring with frenzied dances and ritual sacrifice. The music has a rhythmic complexity and violence that caused a riot to break out at its premier in Paris. Rachmaninov’s Spring Cantata tells the story of a husband who has struggled through the harsh Russian winter knowing his wife has been having an affair with a younger man. He swears he will kill them, but on seeing the wonder of spring all around him, relents and forgives them both.
Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Billy May & His Orchestra - Two of a Kind (1961/1990)

Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Billy May & His Orchestra - Two of a Kind (1961/1990)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.71 Mb | 35:28 | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Big Band | Label: Atco Records (7 90484-2)

Give a pair of medals and hefty raises to the two fellows at Atlantic who thought of pairing Bobby Darin – then 24 – and Johnny Mercer – then 51 – and backing them with the charts of Billy May. These two singer/songwriters, occupying opposite poles of a yawning generation gap, take some often hoary old Tin Pan Alley tunes and kid and swing the hell out of them, with May providing the same kind of hard-swinging, sly-witted big-band backings that he gave to Sinatra.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 712 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 382 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Chandos Records | CHAN 241-55
Classical / Orchestral

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to audiences right across Scotland and beyond. Marking its recording relationship with the Orchestra, Chandos has compiled a two-disc set (at the price of one CD) of the finest of thirty years of recordings that have shaped the reputation of the Orchestra as well as the label. The RSNO has amassed a tremendous discography on Chandos over the years, including great recording series devoted to works by Dvorak, Elgar, and Prokofiev. Now on SACD, its releases continue to receive high praise.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:08 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

This new release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches. George Chadwick and Edward Elgar lived almost parallel lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Born in rural Massachusetts in 1854, Chadwick was Elgar’s senior by three years. Elgar, born in Worcester in 1857, was to become everything Chadwick aspired to be yet wasn’t. Successful and respected as an academic, Chadwick was appointed director of Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1897. Whilst he helped establish the NEC as a major international conservatory, it was recognition as a great composer that he sought most. Elgar, on the other hand, maintained a lifelong suspicion of academics and yet rose to become one of the most venerated composers of his era.
Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan - Prokofiev, Brahms: Concertos for Cello and Orchestra (2015)

Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan - Prokofiev, Brahms: Concertos for Cello and Orchestra (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:56 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MELCD 1002380

Firma Melodiya presents recordings of Brahms and Prokofiev concertos performed by Natalia Gutman and Oleg Kagan. One of the worlds best cellists, a Peoples Artist of the USSR, and an owner of the State Prize of Russia, Natalia Gutman received four competition prizes when she was a student.
VA - Lives (1997) {The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, Pointless Orchestra, etc.} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Lives (1997) {Proving Ground Productions/Without Fear}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 357 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 159 mb
Genre: free jazz, improvisational jazz

A compilation taking a look at some of the best music and performances from the "Pointless Night Out" concert series in 1997. New jazz, free jazz, improvisation, you will find all of this here. This was released by Proving Ground Productions/Without Fear.
Enlightenment Interrupted: The Lost Moment of German Idealism and the Reactionary Present (repost)

Enlightenment Interrupted: The Lost Moment of German Idealism and the Reactionary Present by Michael Steinberg
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1782790144 | ISBN-13: 9781782790143 | 345 pages | EPUB | 2 MB