Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.

Shura - Nothings Real (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at July 7, 2016
Shura - Nothings Real (2016)

Shura - Nothings Real (2016)
Label: Polydor | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:33 min | 136 mb
Electronic, Indie Pop, Female Vocal

Shura has announced details of her much-anticipated debut album, ‘Nothing’s Real’, which will be released on Polydor Records on July 8th. The album is available to pre-order, with ‘The Space Tapes’ (a psychedelic rework of some of the record’s highlights, laid down straight to tape) among the tracks available instantly. In many ways ‘Nothing's Real’ is the perfect title for Shura's debut album, which mixes the personal and the fantastical to beguiling, immersive effect. It features songs written and painstakingly recorded across two years in her Shepherds Bush bedroom the site of which is blown up on the album’s striking artwork but also reaches back further than that: into parents, childhood, past relationships and the possibilities of the future.

The West and Islam: Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Sept. 17, 2015
The West and Islam: Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura

The West and Islam: Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura (Islamic Studies Series) by Mishal Fahm al-Sulami
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0415316340, 0415444381 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

Shura / Demons (1971)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Nov. 5, 2014
Shura / Demons (1971)

Shura / Demons (1971)
Japanese | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1899 Kbps | 706x480 | 23.976 fps | 1.96 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:13:53 minutes | Subtitle: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama

The story concerns a disenfranchised samurai, Gengobe (Katsuo Nakamura, veteran of dozens of Japanese movies including the spooky Kwaidan), one of a band of samurai aspiring to take vengeance for the death of their master. Gengobe seems to have lost interest in vengeance, however, and prefers instead to shack up with Koman (Yasuko Sanjo), a geisha he’s been hoarding money to buy out of bondage. That money was supposed to be earmarked for funding the vendetta. He is confident that Koman loves him; after all, didn’t she get a tattoo that declares her undying love for him?

Shura (1971)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Nov. 1, 2011
Shura (1971)

Shura / Demons (1971)
A Film by Toshio Matsumoto
DVD9 Custom | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 02:13:44 | 7,94 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English, Russian (custom added)
Genre: Drama, Art-house | Japan

Appearing at first like a standard samurai movie, this Japanese film is a tragic drama with overtones from Japan's classic theaters: Kabuki and Noh. Indeed, the protagonist's unwitting self-destruction resembles that of Oedipus in Greek drama. Gengo (Katsuo Nakamura) is a ronin, a samurai-for-hire, which, according to the samurai ethic, is no kind of human being at all. He spends some time with a courtesan (a kind of countrified geisha, not a prostitute) and the courtesan and her husband rob him. In seeking retaliation, he wreaks havoc in their community, kills the courtesan, and drives her husband to suicide. But all is not as it appears to be. Gengo is a deposed nobleman, and the courtesan, unaware of his identity, was a supporter of his cause. In robbing the anonymous ronin, she was continuing her campaign to raise money to make possible the nobleman's reinstatement. In killing his supporters in this way, Gengo has violated the deepest ethics of feudal lordship.

Shura Cherkassky – Live: Schubert – Chopin vol. 1 (1991)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Oct. 8, 2011
Shura Cherkassky – Live: Schubert – Chopin vol. 1 (1991)

Shura Cherkassky – Live: Schubert – Chopin vol. 1 (1991)
Classical/Romantic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h11m | 249mb
Label: DECCA | cat. no. 4336 532

Shura Cherkassky Plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2  Music

Posted by happy_lappy at May 13, 2009
Shura Cherkassky Plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2

Shura Cherkassky Plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2
Classical | MONO | ADD | JetAudio CD Rip | FLAC Individual Tracks | No CUEs, No LOGs | No Covers | WinRar 160mb

A classic mono recording from this wildly romantic individual pianist of both Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos.

Shura (1971)  Video

Posted by tribu at Oct. 3, 2007
Shura (1971)

Shura (1971)
DVDRip | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: Spanish & English (.srt)
XviD 720x544 (4:3) | 133 min | 23.976 fps | 384 Kbps | 1.37 Gb
Genre: Drama |

Shura (Demons) is the second film by Toshio Matsumoto. Here, he plunges into Japan’s feudal past and comes up with a story almost too cruel to watch. What saves the film from being more than just a sick curio is its technical expertise, its sometimes radical filmmaking, and outstanding (and occasionally quite courageous) performances by the whole cast.
Una vuelta de tuerca claustrofóbica y maligna sobre el género de samurais, y uno de los mejores (y también más estremecedores) films sobre las destructivas reacciones en cadena de la mentira.

Ballada o soldate / Ballad of a Soldier (1959) [The Criterion Collection #148]

Ballada o soldate / Ballad of a Soldier (1959) [The Criterion Collection #148]
BDRip | MKV | 988 x 720 | AVC @ 8361 Kbps | 88 min | 5.64 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 5.1 @ 640 Kbps | Subs: English, (.srt)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War | USSR

During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he meets Shura who is on her way to her aunt. In those few days traveling together they fall in love.
Various Artists - 101 Romantic Classics (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 4006 rel 2012}

Various Artists - 101 Romantic Classics (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 4006 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.04 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 79 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012, 2016 Decca Music | 478 4006

Classical music captures the spirit of romance like no other music and this charming collection of perennial favorites includes music from the most romantic of composers - Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Puccini and many more. The set is themed for every romantic mood, with the first two discs devoted to the stirring passion of orchestral music, the second two to the intimacy of solo piano music, and the last two to the wide-ranging emotions of opera. Includes music from three works written for the greatest love story ever told, Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, with music from Tchaikovskys overture, Prokofievs ballet and the main theme from the soundtrack to Franco Zeffirellis film, by Nino Rota. Recordings from some of the world s greatest artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Radu Lupu, Nigel Kennedy and Bryn Terfel.