a Midsummer's Fantasia

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 26, 2017
Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White

Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White by Michael Tisserand
English | December 6, 2016 | ISBN: 0061732990 | EPUB | 560 pages | 8.4 MB

Wetton, Dawson - Holst: Choral Symphony, Choral Fantasia (1993)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 4, 2015
Wetton, Dawson - Holst: Choral Symphony, Choral Fantasia (1993)

Wetton, Dawson - Holst: Choral Symphony, Choral Fantasia (1993)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 55104

Ever been curious to hear a musical setting of Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn"? Well here's your chance. It's the second movement of Holst's First Choral Symphony (although he called it "First," there was never a second). You know the poem: "Beauty is truth and truth, beauty…." This is a highly enjoyable piece, and in sections of the first and third movement, the composer of The Planets makes some sounds that recall his most popular work. But there's much more to Holst than space music. He was a master at writing for chorus, his word setting always highly colorful and never stiff or "Victorian" sounding. This performance is the best available, so if you're intrigued, go for it.

Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major  Music

Posted by rotro at Jan. 3, 2009
Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major

Bach & Weiss Suite for Lute and Violin in A Major
Genre: Classical | APE, CUE | 1 CD | Covers | 269 Mb | RS
Date: 19-21 march 2000 | Label: Vivarte
Geoffrey Tozer, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes - Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)

Ottorino Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; BBC Philharmonic; Sir Edward Downes, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9311 | Time: 00:59:49

Respighi’s colourful music could have been written with the clear, full-bodied Chandos sound in mind. Following on from where Geoffrey Simon began for the label in the Eighties, Edward Downes is now exploring the more symphonic side of Respighi’s output, showing there is more to him than the Roman trilogy (if not that much, qualitatively). The present disc includes two of his four concertante works for piano and orchestra, the extended Toccata (according to Tozer’s booklet note, the longest such work in existence) and the quirky Slavonic Rhapsody, with its humorous sideswipe at Dvorák. More characteristic of Respighi is the concert overture derived from his opera Belfagor, about the exploits of a Till Eulenspiegel/Don Juan figure, portrayed with suitably colourful sound-painting. All these, together with the Bachian Three Chorales, are played with marvellous verve and commitment – the BBC PO under Downes has a way with this out-of-the-way repertoire that few can equal. The sound quality on this disc is nothing short of stunning.
Alessandro Piperno - Il manifesto del libero lettore. Otto scrittori di cui non so fare a meno

Alessandro Piperno - Il manifesto del libero lettore. Otto scrittori di cui non so fare a meno
Italian | 2017 | 156 pages | ISBN: 8804674016 | EPUB | 0,6 MB

V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 13, 2017
V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)

V.A. - Metal Masters (4CD Box Set, 1993)
Rock, Heavy Metal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 612 Mb | Scans 3,80 Mb
Label: Castle Communications

Four discs of key recordings by the most revered Heavy metal of our time. Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic/acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 11, 2017
V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)

V.A. - Liszt: The Piano Collection (10CD Box Set, 2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,78 Gb | Scans 4,65 Mb
Label: EMI Classics

Liszt poured a wealth of ingenuity and an astonishing degree of diversity into works for piano. EMI Classics' exclusive 10-CD set of Liszt's greatest piano works features keyboard virtuosi from generations past and present including Leif Ove Andsnes, Aldo Ciccolini, Georges Cziffra and Lionel Rogg.

Fantasia - février 2017  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Nov. 6, 2017
Fantasia - février 2017

Fantasia - février 2017
French | 104 pages | True PDF | 20.1 MB
Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:21 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this album. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests.

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 24, 2017
Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:21 min | 396 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this CD. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests. Even though Bach probably played the harpsichord on this occasion, Johannes Pramsohler and Jadran Duncumb attempt a reconstruction of the encounter; besides the magnificent Suite in A Major, BWV 1025 – a joint work of both composers – the programme includes solo works for lute and the famous Partita in D Minor. Bach's private secretary wrote at the time: “Something extra special is happening here.”