Bloch Essays

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:25 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, land of freedom, open to the world, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. Rightly or wrongly, the young nation, in full economic expansion, embodied a land of redemption for the composers brought together by Ophélie Gaillard. After Alvorada, her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile, whether suffered or deliberately chosen.
Zara Nelsova, Utah SO, Maurice Abravanel - Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; "Israel" Symphony (1991)

Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; "Israel" Symphony (1991)
Zara Nelsova, cello; Utah Symphony Orchestra; Maurice Abravanel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Vanguard Classics | # 08 4047 71 | Time: 00:48:35

Schelomo receives its mead of barbarous splendour at the hands of Nelsova and Abravanel. The recording is a shade too warm but Nelsova (who recorded far too little) who studied the piece with the composer demonstrates her familiarity and sympathy with the piece. This is essential as Schelomo is one of those works that can easily seem nondescript if the artists involved are unengaged. In that sense it is rather like the Bax cello concerto (still awaiting its ideal exponent on disc). This is Nelsova's second, recording of the work. The feverish grip of the music is strongly asserted.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 102+29 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Mstislav Rostropovich did more for the advancement of the cello than probably any other artist since Pablo Casals. Even after his sad passing in 2007 at the age of 80, is musical influence is felt not only in the cello community, but among orchestral musicians as well. This Deutsche Grammophon DVD is among the many tributes to Rostropovich that have surfaced over the short time since his passing. It features the Schumann Concerto and Bloch's Schelomo with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France and Strauss' Don Quixote with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. All of these performances are given their first DVD release here. Schumann and Bloch are given intense, riveting performances by Rostropovich and orchestra alike. Any other cellist who played with as much force and aggression would be accused of overplaying, but with Rostropovich the intensity and conviction of his playing are what make the entire performance.

The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at May 20, 2014
The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch [Repost]

Benjamin Szumskyj - The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch
Published: 2009-08-04 | ISBN: 0786442085 | PDF | 262 pages | 3 MB

The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at March 7, 2010
The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch

The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch By Benjamin Szumskyj
Publisher: McFarland 2009 | 262 Pages | ISBN: 0786442085 | PDF | 1 MB

On Tennis: Five Essays [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 23, 2017
On Tennis: Five Essays [Audiobook]

On Tennis: Five Essays [Audiobook] by David Foster Wallace
English | June 24th, 2014 | ASIN: B00K7KNCOY | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 3 mins | 164.74 MB
Narrator: Robert Petkoff

David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive audio-original edition.
The Philosophical Library Existentialism Collection: Essays in Metaphysics, The Ethics of Ambiguity, and The Emotions

The Philosophical Library Existentialism Collection: Essays in Metaphysics, The Ethics of Ambiguity, and The Emotions by Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir
English | August 22nd, 2017 | ASIN: B0753MDV1N | 250 Pages | AZW3 | 0.99 MB

Understand the concepts that shaped twentieth-century philosophy, theology, psychology, and art, with works by Martin Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

The Monkey in the Mirror: Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 19, 2017
The Monkey in the Mirror: Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human

The Monkey in the Mirror: Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human by Ian Tattersall
English | August 16th, 2016 | ASIN: B01JKNJZFS, ISBN: 0151005206, 0156027062 | 153 Pages | AZW3 | 0.58 MB

Nothing fascinates us more than explorations of human origins, and nobody tells the story better than Ian Tattersall.

Food and Philosophy: Selected Essays  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 19, 2017
Food and Philosophy: Selected Essays

Food and Philosophy: Selected Essays by Spencer Wertz
English | March 3, 2017 | ISBN: 0875656382 | PDF | 192 pages | 1.6 MB

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 18, 2017
Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition by Umberto Eco
English | November 9th, 2000 | ASIN: B003WUYPYM, ISBN: 015601159X, 0151004471 | 482 Pages | AZW3 | 2.25 MB

How do we know a cat is a cat . . . and why do we call it a cat? An “intriguing and often fascinating” look at words, perceptions, and the relationship between them (Newark Star-Ledger).