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Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2017
Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata | # TOCC0285 | Time: 01:05:46

At the beginning of the twentieth century the American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) was the leading professor of piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was an important figure: he studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major pedagogue, holding teaching posts in Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Cologne before he came to Manchester in 1895. Although Dayas left only a handful of compositions, two of them are major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the Thème varié for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire. Dr Jan Lehtola is one the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St Michael Strings.

William Shakespeare: Romances, 2 New edition (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 26, 2017
William Shakespeare: Romances, 2 New edition (repost)

William Shakespeare: Romances, 2 New edition by Harold Bloom
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1604138696 | 166 pages | PDF | 6,5 MB

William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 26, 2017
William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

Stanley Wells, "William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction"
ISBN: 0198718624 | 2015 | EPUB | 152 pages | 759 KB
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.

William Morris, Serge Latouche, "Come potremmo vivere"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 26, 2017
William Morris, Serge Latouche, "Come potremmo vivere"

William Morris, Serge Latouche, "Come potremmo vivere"
Endemunde | 2016 | ISBN: 8897950124 | Italian | EPUB | 97 pages | 0.5 MB

La crescita a ogni costo. L’impero delle macchine. Il cinismo delle grandi compagnie, indifferenti al flagello della disoccupazione. Anche ai tempi di William Morris (1834-1896), libertario agguerrito, poeta, architetto e cultore del bello, le cose andavano come da noi. …
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"

Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at March 25, 2017
Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood

Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood by Andrew A. Erish
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0292728700 | 315 Pages | PDF | 75.32 MB
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bouzignac: Te Deum, Motets (1993)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bouzignac: Te Deum, Motets (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 63:27 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901471

Guillaume Bouzignac (1690?-1743?) was not attached to the French Royal Court. His music was not published by Ballard, who held a royal monopoly on musical publication. He MAY have been a choirboy in Narbonne, a master of the choirboys in Grenoble, a musical servant of Henri Montmorency, governor of Languedoc at the time of the wars against the Huguenots, and a person of musical importance in the city of Tours, where the manuscript of these motets was discovered in 1905. That covers almost everything that's known about the composer outside of the very specific information about his musical thought contained in his works.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:10 | 433 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 0927-44655-2

This superb recording of the compositions of Lully for the court of Louis XIV is almost perfect in delivery; evoking the sophistication, wit, grandeur, humor that would be required to entertain the most demanding of monarchs amidst the most sophisticated court in Europe. The character of Lully is fascinating. Lully was an Italian actor, dancer and musician who becomes the central creative force in music theatre in the court of the Sun King. However it is the flawless music that is contained in this recording that should be heard. With use of period instruments William Christie and Les Arts Florissants paint a range of compositions from various operas and periods in Lully's career in the court of the Sun King.

Molto rumore per nulla - William Shakespeare  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at March 23, 2017
Molto rumore per nulla - William Shakespeare

Molto rumore per nulla - William Shakespeare
Italian | 2011 | 192 Pages | ASIN: B0062ZD9NW | EPUB | 2.19 MB

Scritta sullo scorcio del sedicesimo secolo, alla fine della fase giovanile della produzione shakespeariana e congenere alle altre tre “commedie romantiche” o tragicommedie coeve (Il mercante di Venezia, Come vi piace, La dodicesima notte), Molto rumore per nulla è improntata a un fresco gioco scenico che decanta in accenti lirici e meditativi la consumata eleganza della scenografia verbale. Prendendo spunto dalla commedia cortese e dalla novellistica italiana, fonde i succhi compositi dell’arguzia concettista con quelli sapidi della farsa popolare. Ne risulta una polifonia lirica brillante e persuasiva, che ritrae con mano inimitabile il gioco dei sentimenti e dei destini.