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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schonberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schönberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 554 Mb | Total time: 145:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Apex | # 256462086-2 | Recorded: 1987

Of the two oratorios Haydn wrote in his old age The Creation is the more dramatic and immediate while The Seasons is more idyllic. It’s also a good deal longer, which to some extent explains why The Creation is regularly performed while its country cousin is a comparatively rare visitor to the concert hall. There is no denying that the later work contains a lot of good music and has a more folksy character; Austrian folk music is never far away. It is also has a more leisurely pace with long stretches of admittedly beautiful but slow and restrained music. There are moments of drama also, for example the end of part II, Summer (CD1 tracks 16 – 18), where in the recitative the soloists build up the tension. This describes how the air changes, the sky turns black, “the muted roar from the valley that announces the furious tempest”. We hear the timpani murmuring in the distance and suddenly lightning flashes, the thunder rolls and the people (the chorus) are dismayed and frightened. Harnoncourt makes the most of this, rhythmically alert and backed up by the excellent Arnold Schönberg-Choir. Suddenly the thunderstorm is over, the sun looks out again and the soloists and the choir rejoice.
Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet - Schonberg: Moses and Aaron/Moses und Aron (2017/1975) [Blu-Ray]

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Michael Gielen, Symphonieorchester des Oesterreichischen Rundfunks - Schönberg: Moses and Aaron/Moses und Aron (2017/1975) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29178 kbps / 1080i / 23,976 fps | 107 min | 40,1 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS-HD Master Audio / 1.0 / 48 kHz / 839 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7458 kbps / 23,976 fps | 107 min | 6,20 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 1ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | GrasshopperFilm | Sub.: English

‘Moses and Aaron' finds Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, through their exemplary craft, transforming a familiar Biblical tale into a borderline-surreal cinematic opera of seemingly endless possibility. In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God’s true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers — in extravagantly choreographed song and dance — towards chaos and sin. Set almost entirely within a Roman amphitheater whose history lends every precise line-reading and gesture, every startling camera move and cut, a totalizing force, Straub-Huillet’s adaptation of Schoenberg’s unfinished opera opens us to the stimulating worldview of a filmmaking duo whose masterful efforts are finally coming to light. A new 2K restoration.

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 9, 2017
Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies)

Schonberg and Kandinsky: An Historic Encounter (Contemporary Music Studies) by Konrad Boehmer
English | 1998 | ISBN: 9057020467, 9789057020469 | 242 Pages | PDF | 42.75 MB
Claude Michel Schonberg - Les Miserables: The Staged Concert The Sensational 2020 Live Recording (2020)

Claude Michel Schonberg - Les Miserables: The Staged Concert The Sensational 2020 Live Recording (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:21:49 | 714 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Arts Music - First Night

With a cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, Les Misérables temporarily transferred to the Gielgud Theatre for the awe-inspiring All-Star Staged Concert. Boublil & Schönberg’s musical crusade arrived at the Gielgud for a limited sixteen-week run while its London home, The Queen’s Theatre, underwent essential maintenance. The Gielgud Theatre production thus ran from 10 August – 30 November 2019, but lives on in this incredible live recording.This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More”, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)

Joan Sutherland, Nicola Rescigno, New York Opera Society Orchestra - Bellini: La Sonnambula (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 73:33+75:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | GL 100.545 | Recorded: 1961

There's little doubt that to have heard Sutherland in 1961 must have been really something. It was the year she found New York, and New York found her. This recording, along with the live recording of her early 1961 New York debut in Beatrice di Tenda are legendary moments. Both are concert performances, conducted by Nicola Rescigno.
This Sonnambula was in Carnegie Hall in December and just after her Met debut. The voice is astonishing. The 'Ah, non guinge' is sung with almost wild abandon, absolutely thrilling, and was described the next day by Harold Schonberg as "flawlessly performed pyrotechnics".

«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Gelsomino at Sept. 3, 2019
«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter

«The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers» by Harold Schechter
English | ISBN: 9781439138854 | EPUB | 2.3 MB

«Lear» by Harold Bloom  Audiobooks

Posted by Gelsomino at Sept. 4, 2019
«Lear» by Harold Bloom

«Lear» by Harold Bloom
English | ISBN: 9781684416837 | MP3@64 kbps | 3h 28m | 95.6 MB
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Be For Real: The P.I.R. Recordings 1972-1975 (2018)

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Be For Real: The P.I.R. Recordings 1972-1975 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 453 Mb | Scans - 22 Mb | 03:17:41
Soul, Funk | Label: SoulMusic Records, Cherry Red Records

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes were one of the very first groups to achieve global success for Philadelphia International Records within its first year as a CBS-distributed label. The 1972 release of two consecutive ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ ballads – ‘I Miss You’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ – marked the start of a four-year association that yielded some of the most enduring recordings in contemporary soul music, in the process creating – with label founders Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and a burgeoning coterie of talented songwriters, arrangers and musicians – a handful of timeless dance music classics including ‘The Love I Lost’, ‘Bad Luck’ and ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.
«Take Control Your Anxiety» by Christopher Cortman,Harold Shinitzky,Laurie-Ann O'Connor

«Take Control Your Anxiety» by Christopher Cortman,Harold Shinitzky,Laurie-Ann O'Connor
English | ISBN: 9781469031392 | MP3@64 kbps | 6h 00m | 165.2 MB
Piers Lane - Ignaz Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (2003) Reissue 2011

Piers Lane - Ignaz Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (2003) Reissue 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55387 | Time: 01:18:04

Given Moscheles contemporary fame it is surprising how much his reputation has faded. He bridged the gap between the Classical and Romantic movements and, though a fine pianist and a sincere and skilled craftsman as a composer, his downfall was surely that his transitional idiom was quickly overshadowed by the Titans of the new Romantic movement such as Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. None of this need concern us now—his music has its own worth, as our recordings of his concertos have shown. This CD brings together all his works that could be described as ‘concert studies’ (it excludes the Op 70 set as these are much more didactic in nature). The Op 95 set is probably his greatest solo piano work and the many foretastes of later composers such as Schumann and Brahms reveal the influence that Moscheles had on later generations. Piers Lane does his customary magnificent job in presenting these studies, most of which are premiere recordings.