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Kronos Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4 (2003)  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 9, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4 (2003)

Kronos Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No. 4 (2003)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 32:10 min | 76 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch Records

The contemporary Latvian composer Peteris Vasks has said "There has been so much bloodshed and destruction, and yet love's power and idealism have helped to keep the world in balance. I wanted to speak of these things in my new quartet; not from the sidelines, but with direct emotion and sensitivity," and, indeed, from the folksy melodies through to chaos and back again which he creates in this, his fourth quartet, we are taken through a myriad of feelings. His music is always…
Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)
Arvo Pärt - Andrei Volkonsky - Vitaly Godziatsky - Kuldar Sink
Valentin Silvestrov - Tigran Mansurian - Edison Denisov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Solyd | # SLR 0333 | Time: 01:08:51

"This compact disc presents all the studio recordings that remain from a time when, as a twenty-five year old champion of the avant-garde, I had to seek for every possible occasion of playing the new works of our composers. In those days, they were hounded and ripped apart by ideological critics; now they are recognized as the masters of new music. Audiences today need to realize with how much excitement and trust people discovered and took over the new currents seeping in from Europe through the Iron Curtain. These works represent and symbolize a marvelous epoch of friendship, a time when we came to know new horizons and discovered ourselves in the Soviet Union's huge, heterogeneous spaces." (Alexei Lubimov. May 2003)

Ferenc Fricsay - A Life In Music: Box Set 9CDs (2003)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 25, 2016
Ferenc Fricsay - A Life In Music: Box Set 9CDs (2003)

Ferenc Fricsay - A Life In Music: Box Set 9CDs (2003)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,49 Gb | Scans 37 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2003

"Ferenc Fricsay: A Life in Music" consists mostly of top notch 1950s mono recordings in excellent sound, from DG's back catalog. I knew of Ferenc Fricsay (1914-1963) mostly from his recording of Bartok's Piano Concertos 1,2,and 3 with pianist Geza Anda. Fricsay also recorded Mozart's operas "Don Giovanni" and "Die Zauberflote", both with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the cast for DG; also Beethoven's 9th Symphony; Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra", and "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta", all for DG.

RT - The Secret World of the US Election (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 7, 2016
RT - The Secret World of the US Election (2016)

RT - The Secret World of the US Election (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 640 | .MKV/AVC @ 1137 Kbps | 24mn 48s | English AAC 114 Kbps, 2 channels | 222 MB
Genre: Documentary

Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year.
Helene Grimaud - Credo (2003/2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Hélène Grimaud - Credo (2003/2014)
BDAudio Rip > FLAC: 2.0 Stereo, Tracks 24bit/96kHz | 66:30 minutes | Sourced Track - LPCM 2.0 Stereo | 1,45 GB

This surprising program is a joy through and through. It begins with a 1985 work by John Corigliano (Fantasia on an Ostinato) that uses the slow-movement theme from Beethovens Seventh Symphony and then later flies off into wonderfully emotion-filled directions. Next come Beethovens Tempest sonata, played with just the right drama, and his fabulous Choral Fantasy, op. 80, which is part sonata, part study for the 9th symphony. Pianist Grimaud plays the Fantasy with alternating delicacy and power, and the disc ends with Arvo Parts Credo, scored for piano solo, mixed chorus, and orchestra. This last piece is rich and complex, and in some ways encompasses the previous works emotions and textures; those who think of Part as the quiet, holy minimalist, are in for a treat, and perhaps shock. Grimaud is simply magnificent regardless of the century or style; the beauty of her tone is surpassed only by its expressiveness. Esa Pekka Salonen leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir handsomely. This is a very special disc, a must for your collection.

Extrabreit - Unerhört (2003)  

Posted by John Wang at May 5, 2013
Extrabreit - Unerhört (2003)

Extrabreit - Unerhört (2003)
limited fan edition | 500 self-published copies | artwork | flac tracks | 60:03 | 426mb
18 Rär Träcks, Demos und andere exotische Spezialitäten (1979 - 1995)
Ex-NDW / Garage Rock

This self-published release did start with 500 copies and was exclusively offered by band's fanshop and during Extrabreit concerts. I bought it at Batschkapp, Frankfurt.
"The band was founded around the end of 1978, when they began their career as part of the Neue Deutsche Welle. Their music is not typical of the NDW genre. It was influenced heavily by western rock music, and their lyrics were often critical of politics and society. The members viewed themselves as punks, whose only association with the NDW was the fact that they appeared at the same time. As testament to that they wrote on their Homepage: "Ja wir haben den Scheiß eben mitgemacht!" (Yeah, we went along with that shit)." en.wickipedia.org

Bad Santa (2003)  Video

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 2, 2013
Bad Santa (2003)

Bad Santa (2003)
DVDRip | AVI / XviD, 894 kb/s | 576x320 | Duration: 01:34:32 | German: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | 700 mb
Genre: Comedy / Crime | Country: USA / Germany

Fröhliche Menschen pilgern kurz vor Weihnachten in die lokalen Einkaufszentren, um Geschenke für ihre Lieben zu finden. Zwei Betrüger, getarnt als Nikolaus und Elfe, wollen die Gelegenheit nutzen, um die Kundschaft auszurauben. Doch der perfekt ausgeklügelte Plan gerät ins Stottern, als ihnen ein gewitzter Achtjähriger die wahre Bedeutung des Weihnachtsfest erklärt.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Scherzo A La Russe/The Firebird Suite (2003)

Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Scherzo A La Russe/The Firebird Suite (2003)
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG | 238 MB.
150dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2003) | Label: TELARC | Catalog# CD-80587 | 59:42 min.

Paavo Järvi’s outstanding reputation makes him one of the most sought-after conductors on the international stage. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he studied percussion and conducting at the Tallinn School of Music before moving to the USA in 1980, where he continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute with Leonard Bernstein.
Beauty and the Beast (1946) - (The Criterion Collection - #6) [DVD9] [2003]

Beauty and the Beast (1946) - (The Criterion Collection - #6) [DVD9] [2003]
A Film by Jean Cocteau
1 Original Dual-Layer DVD Image (.ISO) = 7.15 Gb | 400 Mb RARs | FileSonic/Netload/FileServe/Hotfile
Classic/Fantasy/Drama | 1.33:1 | Black and White | French Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 93 min

Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.
Hélène Grimaud - Credo: Corigliano, Beethoven, Pärt (2004)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hélène Grimaud & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Credo: Corigliano, Beethoven, Pärt (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC +CUE+LOG | 258 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 158 MB
Classic Piano/Orchestra | Decca | 56:19

There are all sorts of correspondences, musical and otherwise, that confer unity on this eclectic mix of works. John Corigliano's Fantasia, given a smashing performance by Grimaud that milks every ounce of poetry and mystery from its quieter moments, is based on the Allegretto of Beethoven's Seventh (just as Pärt's Credo quotes Bach). Both Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Pärt's Credo are written for the unusual combination of piano, chorus, and orchestra, and both in their different ways seek to bring order from chaos (or in musical terms contrast "improvisation" with "composed" music). The odd man out here (conceptually at least) is Beethoven's Tempest Sonata, in which Grimaud finds similar qualities via its supposed inspiration in Shakespeare's eponymous play. In any case, it takes no special pleading to include two works by the same composer, and its inclusion makes for a thoughtful and attractive concept album that not incidentally keeps the focus squarely on Grimaud.