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The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, Complete  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at July 24, 2017
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, Complete

The Well-Tempered Clavier: Books I and II, Complete by Johann Sebastian Bach
English | January 1, 1984 | ISBN: 0486245322 | EPUB | 208 pages | 195 MB

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at July 18, 2017
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques (3rd Edition) by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1604697075 | 416 pages | EPUB | 72 MB

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques, 2nd edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at July 16, 2017
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques, 2nd edition

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, "The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques, 2nd edition"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 0881928038 | 384 pages | PDF | 51.6 MB
Ann-Helena Schlüter - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2017)

Ann-Helena Schlüter - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:56:05 | 267 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

For this new release, pianist Annhelena Schluter invites the listener into her world of admiration for J. S. Bach as she performs Das wohltemperierte Klavier I. Annhelena says of this project: “The pedal point of holiness that underlies Bach’s music is mixed with our world like a recurring ostinato in normal everyday life. His musical message is one of comfort. My work as a musician is based on experiences, memories and a sense of purpose; not on mere knowledge. Johann Sebastian is my role model; his works are based on goodness energy, joy and patience… Bach’s Wohltemperiertes Klavier extends to the heavens, always upward-looking, beckoning us at every cadence, at every fresh start, in every pause, constantly reiterating the invitation.” Annhelena Schluter has studied in Cologne, Wurzburg, and the United States. She continually performs in masterclasses, festivals and concerts across Europe and the USA. Not only is she an accomplished pianist, she has also won several writing competitions for her lyrics, poems, and songs, and she has founded several music ensembles.
Harry Nilsson - The Real... Harry Nilsson, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs

Harry Nilsson - The Real… Harry Nilsson, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 940 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 400 Mb | Scans included | 02:47:42
Pop/Rock, Baroque Pop, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: RCA/Sony | # 88843036892

A trawl through the wonderful career of the hugely underrated Harry Nilsson takes a chronological look at his back catalogue. Pretty much every classic you would ever need is here - Everybody's Talkin', Me and My Arrow, Without Her, Without You, One… the list goes on. Naturally there is a concentration on Harry's most successful work Nilsson Schmilsson with all but one track of the entire album included. There are some delightful hidden classics too with hard to find tracks included, but perhaps too little concentration on his later career. Nevertheless, this is a superb retrospective.
Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.
Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 288 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01848 | Time: 02:01:44

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing.

Maudlin Of The Well - 3 Studio Albums (1999-2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 12, 2017
Maudlin Of The Well - 3 Studio Albums (1999-2001)

Maudlin Of The Well - 3 Studio Albums (1999-2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,17 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 469 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Avant-garde Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dark Symphonies

Maudlin Of The Well is an avant-garde progressive metal band from Boston, who formed in 1996 and released 3 studio albums before disbanding in 2003. MOTW's music combines jazz, metal, avant-garde, post-rock and eastern influences into a unique and other worldly combination. After a five year break, the band reformed to record several unreleased musical ideas and compositions, which materialized into 2009's 'Part The Second'. These recordings were made possible by donations from fans of the band's earlier work. The band can be considered a musicians collective, all albums rotating around the 3 constant members, Toby Driver, Jason Byron and Greg Massi…
Ramin Bahrami - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ramin Bahrami - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 148:43 min | 4.44 GB | Front Cover
Label: Decca | Tracks: 48 | Rls.date: 2016

Qualche settimana fa recensivamo il primo libro del Wohltemperierte Klavier eseguito all’organo da Daniele Boccaccio. In quell’occasione si ricordava come il termine “klavier”, utilizzato da Bach per indicare lo strumento da usare per l’esecuzione, sia in realtà molto generico, indicando qualunque strumento a tastiera: clavicembalo, clavicordo, fortepiano, organo, e quindi anche ciò che nel 700 ancora non esisteva, il pianoforte.
Colin Tilney - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 & 2 (1990) 4CDs

Colin Tilney - Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperirte Clavier (1990) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 05:04:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66351/4

In his recording of Bach's 48 Colin Tilney, unlike his fellow competitors in the same repertory, plays both a clavichord (Book 1) and a harpsichord (Book 2). Why not? Bach's title for the first book of 24 preludes and fugues, The Well-tempered Clavier leaves both this issue and that of tuning wide open. The clavichord was a favourite instrument of Bach's, so was the harpsichord and the organ; indeed, I am sorry that Tilney does not include a chamber organ since some of the pieces, the E major Prelude and Fugue (Book 2), for instance, seem well-suited to it. Tilney's performance of the 48 differs again from almost if not all others in the sequence which he adopts in playing the preludes and fugues. But an apparently random approach is in fact nothing of the kind, but one that is directly linked with tuning. We know that Bach himself was a master in matters of tuning as he was in all other aspects of his craft. What we do not know is the exact nature of his tuning.