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The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.II: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part2  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Sept. 18, 2016
The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.II: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part2

The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.II: Box Set 50CDs (2016) Part2
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,63 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

In 2014 Deutsche Grammophon celebrated the 20th anniversary of its flagship series, The Originals, with a limited edition collection featuring some of the labels greatest albums.
This second volume concludes the labels survey of its iconic series by presenting more legendary analogue albums. Including key recordings such as Beethovens Late Sonatas with Pollini, Berliozs Symphonie Fantastique with Markevitch, Brahmss Hungarian Dances with Karajan, Dvoraks New World with Fricsay, Chopin Preludes with Argerich…

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 19, 2017
Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)

Richard Egarr - Handel: 8 'Great' Suites (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:12 | 779 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907581

“[These suites] have rarely been recorded or promoted by harpsichordists during the most recent revival of interest in ‘early music.’” I realize that Richard Egarr is entitled to his own opinions—his liner notes on an earlier release, for example, likened the humor in Purcell’s harpsichord music to that of the wonderful old 1950s BBC comedy The Goon Show —but he’s not entitled to his own facts. Christopher Brodersen pointed out in a 2011 review of these works featuring Laurence Cummings ( Fanfare 34:5) that ArkivMusic listed nine complete sets played on the harpsichord, with several others on the piano. I find some of the suites have considerably more recordings than that, in 2014: 26 for the Suite in A Major, 28 for the Suite in D Minor, 25 for the Suite in E Minor, 47 for the Suite in E Major. If such numbers reflect rare recordings, I have to wonder what Egarr would consider a moderate number, let alone a frequent one.

Abraham Barrera - Cancion maldita II (2017)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 15, 2017
Abraham Barrera - Cancion maldita II (2017)

Abraham Barrera - Cancion maldita II (2017)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:34 min | 120 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin | Label: Urtext

In the last weeks prior to April 9th of 1866, Baudelaire left instructions for the care of the uncensored edition of his book The Flowers of Evil. Aware of his impending death, he knew that his work was destined for posterity, in spite of censorship and adverse criticism. But Baudelaire could not imagine that his work would transcend not only in universal poetry, but that the new themes, accents, environments, melodic figures and dissonances would shape the artery from which the new urban song would be nourished. What was an ironic moniker, a mockery to describe his poetry as Damned Poetry, would reach the twentieth century as a great poetic and cultural tradition. In Mexico it could not be different.

Roch Voisine - Americana II (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 14, 2017
Roch Voisine - Americana II (2009)

Roch Voisine - Americana II (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:16 | 427 MB
Genre: Pop-Rock, Country | Label: RV International | Catalog: RVCD-2316

Americana II, otherwise billed as AmerIIcana, is a sequel to Roch Voisine's album from the previous year, Americana (2008), a full-length collection of American country standards that was recorded in Nashville. Sung mostly in English with a few French-language versions appended as bonus tracks, Americana was a big hit in France, where it reached number three on the albums chart. Despite its success, it wasn't a great album. It features standards like "Ring of Fire" and "Crazy" that have been covered a million times over, and worse, the album was produced in a very plain country-pop style without any edge whatsoever. Tellingly, the album wasn't as well received in Voisine's native Canada, where listeners are more accustomed to country music.

Grandia Ii Anniversary Edition (2015)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Jan. 13, 2017
Grandia Ii Anniversary Edition (2015)

Grandia Ii Anniversary Edition (2015)
PC Game | Developer: Game Arts, SkyBox Labs / GungHo Online Entertainment | 2.5 GB
Languages: Audio and text: English. Audio only: Japanese
Version GOG: 2.1.1.7
Genre: Role-playing - Adventure - Fantasy

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 10, 2017
V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)

V.A. - Verdi: The Great Operas (25CDs, 1995)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,67 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 1995

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - such as "La donna mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida. His work has sometimes been criticized for using a generally diatonic rather than a chromatic musical idiom and for being essentially melodrama during his early years. He was an atheist. Verdi's masterworks dominate the standard repertoire a century and a half after their composition.

Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Jan. 9, 2017
Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy (repost)

Elizabeth Rynecki, "Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy"
ISBN: 1101987669 | 2016 | EPUB | pag pages | 71 MB

Great Voices of the Early Years [Box set] [1998]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Dec. 20, 2016
Great Voices of the Early Years [Box set] [1998]

Great Voices of the Early Years [Box set] [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 5cd, 1.1 GB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 459 066-2 | TT: 6:19;01

Deutsche Grammophon is lucky in that World War II didn't slow classical recordings in Germany as it did in the United States but stimulated them: It was essential for wartime morale. Thus, if you can get past any repugnance related to these recordings' genesis, there's a huge amount to enjoy. There's a disc of lieder by all the prewar greats (Franz Volker, Tiana Lemnitz, Erna Berger, and Heinrich Schlusnus), a disc of Wagner featuring young Hans Hotter, opera and operetta performances by Berger and Helge Roswaenge, and a disc showing how the German singers gave Italian opera a distinctively Nordic but highly communicative edge. The set is crowned by a complete Winterreise that was recorded by Peter Anders in 1945 (and sounds it): the cultivated tenor's anguished performance embodies a Germany facing the abyss. –David Patrick Stearns

BBC - Planet Earth II: 6of6 Cities (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 12, 2016
BBC - Planet Earth II: 6of6 Cities (2016)

BBC - Planet Earth II: 6of6 Cities (2016)
PDTV | 832 x 468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1205 Kbps | 58mn 33s | English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 559 MB
Genre: Documentary, Nature / Subtitles: English

Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers, and a million starlings perform spectacular aerial dances over Rome. In Jodhpur, langurs are revered as religious deities and in Harar, locals live in harmony with wild hyenas. Many animals, however, struggle to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment, can humans choose to build cities that are homes for both them and wildlife?

All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Dec. 11, 2016
All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II

Derek Wilson, "All the King's Women: Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II"
English | ISBN: 0712668020 | 2004 | EPUB | 448 pages | 5.30 MB