Alexander Grashow

Darius in the Shadow of Alexander  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 29, 2017
Darius in the Shadow of Alexander

Darius in the Shadow of Alexander by Pierre Briant and Jane Marie Todd
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0674493095 | 608 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 29, 2017
Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}

Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 183 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 1999 Columbia / Sony Music / Sundazed Music | SC 11075
Rock / Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock

No one except psychedelic Renaissance man Alexander "Skip" Spence could have created an album such as Oar. Alternately heralded as a "soundtrack to schizophrenia" and a "visionary solo effort," Oar became delegated to cut out and bargain bins shortly after its release in the spring of 1969. However those who did hear it were instantly drawn into Spence's inimitable sonic surrealism. As his illustrious past in the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Moby Grape would suggest, this album is a pastiche of folk and rock. In reality, however, while these original compositions may draw from those genres, each song has the individuality of a fingerprint. As a solo recording, Oar is paramount as Spence performed and produced every sound on the album himself at Columbia Records studios in Nashville in the space of less than two weeks.

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)
RnB, Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:29 | 97 MB
Label: Underground Sun | Release Year: 2017

Dammien Alexander says it was a near-death experience in Costa Rica that changed everything. What started off as a great day bodyboarding some 2-plus meter sets ended with being swept out at high tide, exhausted and 500 meters out on a boogie board. “It ended with me taking desperate air on shore after coming face to face with the power of the raging ocean and my ability to push back,” he said. “I had to want to live. Not just prevent me from dying. I had to save myself.” After that, the multi-instrumentalist and singer said, “Music just sounded different than before. It opened up doors in my heart and mind.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Cold War Icon, Gulag Author, Russian Nationalist? A Study of His Western Reception

Elisa Kriza, Andreii Rogachevskii, "Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Cold War Icon, Gulag Author, Russian Nationalist? A Study of His Western Reception"
ISBN: 3838206908, 3838206894 | 2014 | EPUB | 310 pages | 2 MB

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:35 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 20, 2017
Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Rick Beyer
English | February 21, 2017 | ISBN: 0316504971 | EPUB + AZW3 | 224 pages | 3/0.6 MB
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:35 min | 315 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.
Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 628 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Shostakovich’s music is often 'two-faced', sometimes sublimated in ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in the Concertos Opp.35 and 102, and perhaps still more poignantly – “with disarming sincerity and fearless directness”, to quote his booklet note – alongside Isabelle Faust in the Sonata Op.134.