Alta Report

Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)

Bernward Lohr, Musica Alta Ripa - Agostino Steffani: Orlando generoso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 694 Mb | Total time: 65:31+55:42+41:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 309 1566-2 | Recorded: 2008

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was the most important composer ever to be appointed by the Duchy of Hannover. At the end of the 17th century this noble family embarked on a cultural offensive with the objective of having Duke Ernst August become a prince elector. To this end, the Welph dynasty obtained the services of Steffani, a master choice in itself as his works are still performed to this day in the majestic gardens of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her husband, the current Ernst August of Hannover.

Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 12, 2018
Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993) (Repost)

Musica Alta Ripa - Leclair: Trio Sonatas Op.4 (1993)
EAC | WavPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:20 | 418 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 309 0428-2

Remastered from the original LP recording, this performance is now available on CD.
Leclair was one of the best violinists of his times. The story is told that he had to compete in a musical duel with Locatelli in Kassel - then a most highly popular form of musical entertainment. The chronicler describes his "devilish" playing, contrasting it with the "angelic" style of his Italian rival. His trio sonatas suggest familiarity with the Italian school but also draw on entirely independent French traditions and shine with ingenious inventions and harmonic refinements.

Robb Report España - febrero 2018  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at Feb. 13, 2018
Robb Report España - febrero 2018

Robb Report España - febrero 2018
Spanish | 184 pages | True PDF | 33.0 MB
Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta (2012) (Repost)

Martin Roscoe, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda - Casella: Concerto for Orchestra, A notte alta, Symphonic Fragments from 'La donna serpente' (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:26 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10712

This is Volume 2 in the series of orchestral works by Alfredo Casella, performed by the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, with the pianist Martin Roscoe. The disc also forms part of the ‘Italian Series’ on Chandos, in association with Ricordi Music and the BBC Philharmonic. International Record Review said of the previous volume: ‘Anyone with more than a passing interest in this fascinating composer needs to have this remarkable disc.’
Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)

Musica Alta Ripa, Kai Wessel - La Famiglia Scarlatti: Cantatas and Sonatas (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 76:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # MDG 309 0632-2 | Recorded: 1995

Alessandro Scarlatti’s 600-plus cantatas make him one of the more prolific exponents of a form that flourished in Italy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Though he’s generally credited with standardising cantata form, his early essays in the genre were often imaginatively varied, as is shown by the delectable Arcadian Academy disc. Rather than the usual two or three da capo arias alternating with recitatives, the four secular cantatas here boast opening sinfonias, closing ariosos, large numbers of movements and a range of aria-types. Bella madre dei fiori, for example, experiments with a mix of poetic strophes and instrumental ritornelli. Even so, this formal ingenuity would be of limited interest were it not for Scarlatti’s gifts for attractive melody and sensitive illustration of his texts. Christine Brandes sings these pieces beautifully in a bright, clear-toned voice, and is given adroit, vivacious support by her five colleagues. La Famiglia Scarlatti offers two cantatas and two sonatas by Alessandro, together with a cantata apiece by brother Francesco and son Domenico. These are delightful performances, with Kai Wessel’s mellifluous alto a winning advocate, especially on the captivating Doppo lungo servire, Domenico’s earliest surviving work. Extensive and informative notes are a further bonus.
–Graham Lock

Robb Report México - noviembre 2017  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at Nov. 6, 2017
Robb Report México - noviembre 2017

Robb Report México - noviembre 2017
Spanish | 156 pages | True PDF | 43.5 MB

The 7.56 Report  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 23, 2018
The 7.56 Report

The 7.56 Report by John Clarke
English | August 11th, 2011 | ASIN: B005EPJNMW, ISBN: 1921145692 | 192 Pages | EPUB | 0.35 MB

The inimitable John Clarke is back with another hilarious collection of the highs and lows in the political career of the now ex-government. Here are the interviews with Australia's leading citizens, drawn from John Clarke and Bryan Dawe's weekly broadcasts on ABC TV's 7.30 Report, from 2003 to 2006.

Alta Donna - Tome 1 - Changement de lune  Comics

Posted by iBooker at May 22, 2018
Alta Donna - Tome 1 - Changement de lune

Alta Donna - Tome 1 - Changement de lune
French | CBZ | 136 pages | 88 MB

Climate Data Records from Environmental Satellites: Interim Report  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at May 22, 2018
Climate Data Records from Environmental Satellites: Interim Report

National Research Council, "Climate Data Records from Environmental Satellites: Interim Report"
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0309091683 | PDF | pages: 150 | 12.4 mb

The Seybert Report: Rhetoric, Rationale, and the Problem of Psi Research  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at May 21, 2018
The Seybert Report: Rhetoric, Rationale, and the Problem of Psi Research

The Seybert Report: Rhetoric, Rationale, and the Problem of Psi Research by Elizabeth Schleber Lowry
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319615114 | 112 Pages | PDF | 2.2 MB

This book is a rhetorical analysis of the "Seybert Report," based on the findings of the Seybert Commission formed in the nineteenth century at the University of Pennsylvania and tasked with investigating the paranormal phenomena alleged to arise in Spiritualist séances.