Arming of Europe

The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War - Herrmann (1996)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by mcrimea at Aug. 18, 2010
The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War - Herrmann (1996)

David Gaius Herrmann, "The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War"
Princeton University Press | 1996 | ISBN 0691033749 | 307 pgs. | PDF | 87MB
Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)

Claudio Abbado, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 572 Mb | Total time: 67:07+68:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 7435 | Recorded: 1984

This is one of those great Rossinian singing competitions in which everyone–and, in particular, the listeners–wins. Composed as a piece of occasional entertainment for the coronation of Charles X in Paris, Rossini borrowed liberally from his recent comic success Le Comte Ory and fashioned a musical necklace chock filled with one shiny bauble after another. Each character has a showpiece aria, from the highs of soprano Cecilia Gasdia as a melodramatic poetess all the way down to the basso realms of Samuel Ramey and Ruggero Raimondi. The ensembles are as delicious as the solos, and Claudio Abbado, in a very theatrical mood (this was recorded live) keeps everything going wittily and with great elan. The plot is practically nonexistent, but with singing like this, it's hard to complain. A real dazzler–and great fun.
–Robert Levine

The Shortest History of Europe  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at May 20, 2018
The Shortest History of Europe

John Hirst, "The Shortest History of Europe, 3rd Edition"
ASIN: B0085IMZ3Y, ISBN: 1863955658, 190869906X | 2012 | AZW3 | 203 pages | 5 MB
Ensemble Meridiana - Tastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & Quartets (2011)

Ensemble Meridiana - Tastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & Quartets (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:04 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 368

The debut recording by the award-winning Ensemble Meridiana. A scintillating programme of Telemann leading the listener on a musical jouney through Europe in the Baroque period. On this beautiful recording, Ensemble Meridiana explores a variety of Georg Philipp Telemann's chamber music. The pieces chosen highlight the mastery of Telemann's 'mixed taste' writing style and are a perfect display of Baroque influences from France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
Lisa Batiashvili, Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Visions of Prokofiev (2018)

Lisa Batiashvili, Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Visions of Prokofiev (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 00:59:48 | 274 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Lisa Batiashvili is a wonderful violinist, and this fine album of Prokofiev’s two concertos marks another milestone in a career that leaps from mountain peak to mountain peak. She characterizes each work with great insight and style, clearly attuned to the biographical background of this most complex of 20th-century composers. What’s also striking is the range of color and volume with which Batiashvili and Nézet-Séguin invest the music, unusually faithful to the score—the opening of the Second Concerto is done with great imagination and some stunning solo and orchestral playing. Three short Prokofiev pops are delightful extras.

African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 14, 2018
African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe

African Exodus: Mass Migration and the Future of Europe by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, translated by Peter Lewis
English | May 15, 2018 | ISBN: 1910376906 | EPUB | 224 pages | 2.6 MB
The Sick Man of Europe: The History of the Ottoman Empire’s Decline in the 19th Century [Audiobook]

Charles River Editors, Mark Norman (Narrator), "The Sick Man of Europe: The History of the Ottoman Empire’s Decline in the 19th Century"
ASIN: B07CZNC6RM | 2018 | MP3@64 kbps | ~01:58:00 | 57 MB
Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)

Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 09:29:45 min | Covers included | 2,32 Gb
Genre: Classical, Choral, Chamber Music / Label: Brilliant Classics

Of all the nearly forgotten music by Mendelssohn, the most nearly completely forgotten is his music for chorus. Only his songs come close to being as almost entirely ignored, but because a few of them have earned a place in the recital hall, even they have a more prominent place in the repertoire. This 10-disc Brilliant set of Mendelssohn's complete choral works featuring the Chamber Choir of Europe under Nicol Matt addresses this problem even though it may not solve it. The performances are uniformly excellent. The Choir has a smooth tone and superb diction and Matt elicits from them polished balanced and ardent interpretations.

Young People's Perceptions of Europe in a Time of Change  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at May 2, 2018
Young People's Perceptions of Europe in a Time of Change

Young People's Perceptions of Europe in a Time of Change: IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 European Report By Bruno Losito
English | PDF | 2018 | 81 Pages | ISBN : 331973959X | 1.35 MB

This book presents findings from 15 European countries participating in the second cycle of the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2016). The study investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the second decade of the 21st century. It responds to new and persisting challenges in the area of civic and citizenship education.

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 25, 2018
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray
English | May 4, 2017 | ISBN: 1472942248, 1472954858, ASIN: B06XDV5R78 | AZW3 | 352 pages | 0.8 MB