Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.76 (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Artwork included | 02:26:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10886

This is the second volume in the Doric String Quartet’s series devoted to Haydn’s String Quartets. Op. 76 turned out to be the last full set of six string quartets that Haydn was to compose. While they were written over the period 1796-97, they were not published until 1799. They had been commissioned by Count Joseph Erdödy, and such arrangements often entailed, as in this case, a period of time during which the works were reserved for that person’s exclusive use and enjoyment. The composition of Op. 76 coincided with Haydn’s work on Die Schöpfung and the first few of the six masses which Haydn wrote for the name day of Princess Maria Hermenegild Esterházy, and one can readily imagine that such compositional preoccupations rubbed off onto the composition of the quartets. However, that cannot be equated with a particular predominant ‘opus character’, a feature of some of Haydn’s previous sets. Rather – like Op. 20, also recently recorded by the Doric String Quartet (CHAN10831(2)) – the quartets seem to be most remarkable for their sheer variety.
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 95 & 97 (1991) Reissue 2006

Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94 "Surprise", 95 & 97 (1991)
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Tate

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 55678 2 3 | Time: 01:10:54

This recording, made in 1991, dates from what was perhaps the heyday of the English Chamber Orchestra (although the group's vigorous activities remain undiminished). The ECO, with origins as a conductorless Baroque orchestra, functioned smoothly as an ensemble, with a restrained sound and a high level of mutual sensitivity among the players. In these late Haydn symphonies, that translated into readings that were exceptionally effective in bringing out the humorous details and asides, the extensions of phrases so that they end with a wink or a joke, that are the essence of late Haydn. The orchestra is probably about the size of the one Haydn had at his disposal in London.

Kéthévane Davrichewy, "L'Autre Joseph"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 4, 2017
Kéthévane Davrichewy, "L'Autre Joseph"

Kéthévane Davrichewy, "L'Autre Joseph"
Sixtrid | 2016 | ISBN: N/A | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 05:56:00 | 284.2 MB

"Joseph Djougachvili, dit Staline, surnommé Sosso dans les premières années de sa vie, est né en Géorgie, à Gori, en 1878. Quelques années plus tard, à quelques rues de là, naissait un autre Joseph, Davrichachvili, ou Davrichewy." …

Jade & Riley by Joseph Hasenauer for Apple Pie Magazine  Girls

Posted by nrg at Feb. 27, 2017
Jade & Riley by Joseph Hasenauer for Apple Pie Magazine

Jade & Riley - Joseph Hasenauer Photoshoot 2017
14 jpg | up to 1140*1710 | 2.6 MB
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Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs

Doric String Quartet - Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.20 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 655 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10831 | Time: 02:30:03

Haydn’s six Op. 20 string quartets are milestones in the history of the genre. He wrote them in 1772 for performance by his colleagues at the Esterházy court and, unusually, not specifically for publication. Each one is a unique masterpiece and the set introduces compositional techniques that radically transformed the genre and shaped it for centuries to come. Haydn overturns conventional instrumental roles, crafts remarkably original colours and textures, and unlocks new expressive possibilities in these works which were crucial in establishing the reputation of purely instrumental music. The range within the quartets is kaleidoscopic. From the introspective, chorale-like slow movement of No. 1 via the terse and radical quartet No. 3 in G minor to the comic spirit of the fourth in D major, each of the quartets inhabits a distinct musical world. For many, this is some of the greatest music Haydn ever wrote. Playing these seminal works is one of the world’s finest young ensembles, the Doric String Quartet.

Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 11, 2017
Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)

Joseph Keilberth - Wagner: Siegfried (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:49:01 | 1,39 Gb
Genre: Opera | Label: Testament | Catalog: 1392

The first release of the first stereo recording of the work, the historical importance of this set of Wagner's Siegfried is undeniable. Recorded by Decca at the 1955 Bayreuth Festival, this performance directed by Joseph Keilberth was to have been issued as part of the first complete Ring cycle. But persuaded that only a studio recording could do the work justice, Decca decided to shelve Keilberth's performance, a decision that led to Georg Solti recording Siegfried with the Vienna Philharmonic and ultimately to the release of a Ring cycle that many still regard as the finest ever recorded. But aside from its inherent historical value, what's its aesthetic value? While much better than average, Keilberth's Siegfried doesn't challenge the established order.

A&E Biography - Joseph Stalin: Red Terror (1996) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 24, 2017
A&E Biography - Joseph Stalin: Red Terror (1996) [Repost]

A&E Biography - Joseph Stalin: Red Terror (1996)
DVDRip | 720 x 544 | .AVI/DivX @ 2194 Kbps | 5x~42mn | English AC-3 224 Kbps, 2 channels | 779 MB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History

He held absolute power over the Soviet Union for 29 years. Stalin succeeded his hero Lenin in 1924. From then on, he induced widespread famines to enforce farm collectives and eliminated perceived enemies through massive purges. In 1953, as Joseph Stalin lay dying, doctors were afraid to even examine him. This harsh leader of the Soviet Union was known to turn on even his closest advisors, sending them to prison to be tried as enemies of the state. Stalin came to power by joining a group of revolutionaries that in 1917 overthrew the Russian Czar, or emperor.

Cambini Quartet - Joseph Teixidor: String Quartets (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 6, 2017
Cambini Quartet - Joseph Teixidor: String Quartets (2010)

Cambini Quartet - Joseph Teixidor: String Quartets (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:04 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: la mà de guido | Catalog: LMG2093

Few specifics are available regarding Spanish composer Josep Teixidor. Not even the date of his death nor the publication dates for many of his works are known for certain. It is not surprising that his music should be so little known. With so few examples of music from the Classical period outside of Germany and Italy, it is instructive to hear what was going on in nearby countries, and especially to notice just how far the long arms of masters such as Boccherini and Haydn reached. This album features three of his known string quartets, a genre certainly informed by Teixidor's knowledge of Haydn. The quartets are firmly rooted in Classical tradition, with no alarming or startling innovations to be found.
Joseph Haydn - Haydn Concertos - Maxim Emelyanychev / Riccardo Minasi / Il Pomo d'Oro (2016) {2CD Erato-Warner Classics}

Joseph Haydn - Haydn Concertos - Maxim Emelyanychev / Riccardo Minasi / Il Pomo d'Oro (2016) {2CD Erato-Warner Classics}
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Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Erato / Warner Classics | 0825646052042
Classical / Viennese School / Concerto

Co-chief conductors Riccardo Minasi and Maxim Emelyanychev take turns on the podium leading this period-instrument band in a rousing collection of concertos by Haydn. Il Pomo d'Oro has been hailed "a wonderful ensemble, and Minasi an outstanding musician" capable of "bringing the house down with his virtuosity" (The Guardian). Emelyaychev's award-winning harpsichord joins Minasi's violin in the soloists' spotlight, along with the distinguished natural horn of Johannes Hinterholzer. The concertos are complemented by Haydn's Symphony No 83 (known as The Hen, because of the ‘clucking’ figures on the strings in its second movement) and his Keyboard Fantasia Hob.XVII:4.
Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.