Sebastian Smee

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art [Audiobook]

The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art [Audiobook] by Sebastian Smee
English | September 27, 2016 | ASIN: B01LY7U74D, ISBN: 151596213X, 1515912132 | M4B@64 kbps | 10 hrs 22 mins | 283 MB
Narrator: Bob Souer

The Best Australian Essays 2015  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 19, 2015
The Best Australian Essays 2015

The Best Australian Essays 2015 by Geordie Williamson
2015 | ISBN: 1863957774 | English | 370 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Sebastian Fitzek, "Le somnambule"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 26, 2017
Sebastian Fitzek, "Le somnambule"

Sebastian Fitzek, "Le somnambule"
Audible | 2017 | ISBN: N/A | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 07:16:00 | 438.5 MB

Enfant, Leo Nader était victime de crises de somnambulisme. Si intenses qu'on l'avait contraint à consulter un psychiatre, le docteur Volwarth. Bien des années plus tard, Leo se croit guéri. Mais, un matin, il découvre que son épouse a été agressée pendant la nuit et qu'elle s'apprête à le quitter. Il tente de la retenir, mais elle s'enfuit. Leo, qui se croit coupable, décide de retourner voir son psy. Ce qu'il va découvrir ira bien au-delà de tout ce qu'il pouvait imaginer…
Sebastian Bohren - Op. 2: Hartmann, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Schubert (2017)

Sebastian Bohren - Op. 2: Hartmann, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Schubert
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:52 min | 325 MB
Label: RCA Red Seal | Tracks: 12 | 2017

Le principe fondateur de l’ensemble suisse CHAARTS est de rassembler une phalange de musiciens individuels venus d’horizons différents – mais des horizons de grand luxe, issus d’orchestres et d’ensembles de haut vol : Philharmoniques de Vienne et Berlin, Tonhalle de Zurich, Radio Bavaroise, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Quator Galatea, Quatuor Julia Fisch, Quatuor Stradivari etc. – et de faire de la musique sans chef d’orchestre. Le violoniste suisse Sebastian Bohren a rassemblé CHAARTS pour ce deuxième opus discographique les rassemblant, pour un programme des plus éclectiques.
Sebastian Bohren & CHAARTS Chamber Aartists - Op. 2 - Hartmann, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Schubert (2017)

Sebastian Bohren & CHAARTS Chamber Aartists - Op. 2 - Hartmann, Mendelssohn, Respighi, Schubert (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:54 | 176 MB
Label: RCA Red Seal | Release Year: 2017

The founding principle of the Swiss ensemble CHAARTS is to bring together a group of individual musicians from a variety of backgrounds - but from high-class orchestras and ensembles: Philharmonic from Vienna and Berlin, Tonhalle from Zurich, Bavarian Radio, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Quator Galatea, Julia Fisch Quartet, Stradivari Quartet etc. - and to make music without a conductor. Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren brought together CHAARTS for this second album, bringing them together for a very eclectic program. To begin: Mendelssohn's violin concerto … but not the one we believe! It is the First Concerto - the famous, in E minor, is actually the second - written by the very young composer, then fourteen years old, at the time of his symphonies for strings. In particular one will notice the delicious last movement, rather gypsy in spirit.
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs
Julian Prégardien (Evangelist), Tareq Nazmi (Jesus), Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Ulrike Malotta (alto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900909 | Time: 02:57:16

The music of Bach's 'St. John Passion', which the composer wrote for Holy Week in 1724 immediately after his appointment as cantor of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig, still retains all its freshness and vitality nearly 300 years later, and is a true Baroque delight. The two main choruses Herr, unser Herrscher and Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine form the beginning and culmination of a large-scale orchestral and vocal structure in which Bach reveals his absolute mastery of polyphony. Inwardly reflective chorales are as much interwoven into the events of the Passion as the haunting arias which comment on the biblical texts of the Gospel of St John. Throughout this solemn Passion oratorio, there is a constant emphasis on Baroque musical magnificence. What makes this live recording of the concert version of March 7, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz so special? The fresh voices of the young and excellent vocal soloists, the regularly praised "astonishing three-dimensionality" and "crystalline clarity" of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra and, of course, the renowned period instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.

Henkerstropfen - Carsten Sebastian Henn  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at March 15, 2017
Henkerstropfen - Carsten Sebastian Henn

Henkerstropfen - Carsten Sebastian Henn
German | 2017 | 208 Pages | ASIN: B01MS49LG6 | EPUB | 3.72 MB

Zu einem guten Essen gehören der richtige Wein, stimmungsvolle Musik – und Mord: Denn Verbrechen und Genuss gehen bestens zusammen und treffen in dieser Kurzkrimi-Sammlung in den kuriosesten Momenten aufeinander. Ein Giftmordanschlag in Heinos Café per schwarzbrauner Haselnusstorte, ein dramatisches Wettduell um eine Flasche Wein des amerikanischen Präsidenten Thomas Jefferson, eine Tote im Champagnerbad - in Carsten Sebastian Henns Kurzkrimis fließen Blut und Wein gleichermaßen, werden Leichen wie feinste Speisen kredenzt. Mörderische Häppchen – für den kleinen Krimihunger zwischendurch! Mit Weintipps zu jedem Krimi.
Rafal Blechacz - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rafal Blechacz - Johann Sebastian Bach (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:40 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated by his Chopin awarded recordings and cited by critics as one of those talents that only come along every few decades - has now turned to Bach. The now 31-year-old winner of the 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition, has been immersed in Bach since his childhood and has cultivated a strikingly natural eloquence in his mature interpretations of the composer’s keyboard works.
Piotr Anderszewski - Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 5 (2014)

Piotr Anderszewski - Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites Nos. 1, 3 & 5 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0825646219391 | Time: 01:06:46

This is a glorious disc. Simply glorious. Anderszewski and Bach have long been congenial bedfellows and the Pole’s playing here is compelling on many different levels. To start with, there’s the sense of sharing the sheer physical thrill of Bach’s keyboard-writing. This is particularly evident in faster movements such as the fierce and brilliant fugal Gigue that concludes the Third Suite, or, in the E minor Fifth Suite, the extended fugal Prelude and the outer sections of its Passepied I. Common to all is a sense of being fleet but never breathless, with time enough for textures to tell.
Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1989)

Amsterdam Bach Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ottavo | # OTR C48503 | Time: 01:12:09

The Amsterdam Bach Soloists comprise an ensemble of ten or so musicians. They play modern instruments but base their musical approach on ''an undogmatic use of authentic interpreting practice, so that the rich potentialities of the modern instruments can be combined with the baroque way of performing, which is in keeping with the accomplishments of Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Concertgebouw Orchestra''. Most of the players are, in fact, drawn from the Concertgebouw, though there are some from Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Nowadays Bach's didactic but very beautiful The Art of Fugue, is widely regarded as a work for solo harpsichord. Bach himself left no precise indication concerning instrumentation but the music was engraved in open score which places each individual voice or strand of the texture on a separate stave. This practice was not uncommon in contrapuntal keyboard works and is one of several features pointing towards the solo harpsichord as being Bach's most likely intention. Nevertheless, since 1924, when the Swiss musician Wolfgang Graeser set the canons and fugues for various combinations of instruments, the practice of performing The Art of Fugue with a mixed ensemble has remained popular.