James Alexander Thom

The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction

James Alexander Thom, "The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction"
ISBN: 1582975698 | 2010 | EPUB | 256 pages | 777 KB

Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)  

Posted by tukotikko at Jan. 16, 2015
Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom, read by David Drummond
Unabridged edition 2010 | 16 hours and 11 mins | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 32 kbps | 232 MB

Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)  

Posted by enmoys at Jan. 15, 2014
Follow the River (Audiobook) (Repost)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom, read by David Drummond
Unabridged edition 2010 | 16 hours and 11 mins | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 32 kbps | 232 MB

Follow the River (Audiobook)  

Posted by interes at Nov. 6, 2012
Follow the River (Audiobook)

Follow the River (Audiobook) By James Alexander Thom
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1400169976 | MP3 | 667 MB

Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit.With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on-extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for… (2015)
feat. Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Rudin, violoncello; Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Teunis van der Zwart, althorn; Gérard Costes, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC905271 | Time: 01:11:08

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?

Eric Alexander - Touching (2013) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 13, 2016
Eric Alexander - Touching (2013) {HighNote}

Eric Alexander - Touching (2013) {HighNote}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander delivers his first album of all ballads with 2013's Touching. Once again working with his longtime cohorts – pianist Harold Mabern, bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth – Alexander has crafted a bluesy, soulful, and romantic album that, while soft in conception, is in no way smooth. Alexander is a long avowed straight-ahead jazz stylist and Touching is no exception. Here, he plays in his own no-nonsense way, often with limited embellishment on the melody lines and always with a muscular sense of rhythm and swing when soloing. What is also pleasing is that Mabern and Alexander have chosen a handful of lesser-performed songs.
Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs
Ekaterina Sergeeva, mezzo soprano; Alexander Timchenko, tenor
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0770 | Time: 01:31:10

As a composer of orchestral music, Alexander Scriabin is best known for his last two idiosyncratic symphonies, the Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, which are essentially symphonic poems, not symphonies in the conventional sense. The Symphony No. 1 (1900) and the Symphony No. 2 (1901), however, are more recognizable as symphonies in their multiple-movement forms, and their durations are comparable to the expansive symphonies of Scriabin's contemporary, Gustav Mahler. They also share the post-Romantic tendency toward Wagnerian harmonies, rhapsodic melodies, and lush orchestration, which, in Scriabin's case, were developed to express heightened emotional states and mystical transcendence. This 2016 double SACD by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra presents each of the symphonies on its own disc, and the high-quality multichannel sound is ideal for bringing across the subtle nuances of tone color and the shifting of dynamics that are characteristic of his style.]
Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On: His Impressive 1962 Debut Album (Bonus Track Version 2016)

Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On: His Impressive 1962 Debut Album (Bonus Track Version 2016)
RnB, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:22 | 147 MB
Label: Yeah Mama Records | Release Year: 2016

Although his songs were covered by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley, country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander remains largely unknown to the general listening audience nevertheless, his music is the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of work on par with the best of his contemporaries. Born May 10, 1940, in Florence, AL, Alexander was the son of a bottleneck blues guitarist who performed each Saturday night in the blues joints scattered throughout the region. Rooted as much in white country music as black R&B, Alexander was still in the sixth grade when he joined a gospel group dubbed the Heartstrings. After high school, he worked as a hotel bellhop, befriending Tom Stafford, an R&B-obsessed white kid who fancied himself a lyricist Alexander began adding melodies to his words, and through Stafford was introduced to a likeminded crowd of fledgling musicians including future legends Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Billy Sherrill, and Rick Hall.
Wolfgang Burger - Schlaf, Engelchen, schlaf: Ein Fall für Alexander Gerlach (Alexander-Gerlach-Reihe, Band 13)

Wolfgang Burger - Schlaf, Engelchen, schlaf: Ein Fall für Alexander Gerlach (Alexander-Gerlach-Reihe, Band 13)
German | Piper | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 416 | ASIN: B01FDNJO2S | 2.10 Mb
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Brahms: Violin Sonatas, Opp. 100 & 108; Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94 (2015)

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas, Opp. 100 & 108; Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94 (2015)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:17:49
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902219

A 19th-century ‘trio sonata’. Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have already given us an acclaimed version Brahms’s First Violin Sonata, in 2007. They now complete the cycle with the other two sonatas of 1886 and 1888, and add a fascinating rarity dating from 35 years earlier: the ‘F-A-E’ Sonata, a collaborative effort by three composers in honour of the great violinist Joachim, who had to guess who had written which movement! He did so with ease, for the Scherzo is as eminently Brahmsian as the Intermezzo and Finale are Schumannesque. Alexander Melnikov will be contributing his take on a score his mother gave him that belonged to Sviatoslav Richter in September BBC Music Magazine.