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Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939  Music

Posted by Garina at Feb. 10, 2009
Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939

Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 244.6 MB & 161.2 MB | Covers – 13 MB | Label: EMI / Jazztime
Total time: 75:15

PBS - Secrets of the Tower of London (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 19, 2017
PBS - Secrets of the Tower of London (2013)

PBS - Secrets of the Tower of London (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2578 Kbps | 54 min 55 s | 1.05 GiB
Audio: English AAC 148 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Unlock doors to secret rooms and learn surprising facts about the famous Tower of London. Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England's most famous icons.
Marie-Sophie Pollak, Katharina Ruckgaber, Joachim Tschiedel & Accademia di Monaco - Arias for Nancy Storace (2017) [24/96]

Marie-Sophie Pollak, Katharina Ruckgaber, Joachim Tschiedel & Accademia di Monaco - Arias for Nancy Storace (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:17 minutes | 881 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

London born soprano Nancy Storace was a good friend of both W.A. Mozart and J. Haydn. During her stay in Vienna she performed in about 20 operas, including the world premiere of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (with Benucci in the title role), among other things.
London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)

London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:26 | 612 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7 63226 2

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne.
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir - Sacred Treasures of England (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir - Sacred Treasures of England (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:03 minutes | 973 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The debut release from The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, one of three choirs of the world-renowned London Oratory choral program. Featuring Motets from William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and the 'Missa Euge bone' by Christopher Tye feature and the album comprises of 14 glorious tracks.
James & Jeanne Galway, London Mozart Players - Hommage a Rampal - Devienne, Cimarosa: Flute Concertos (2001) (Repost)

James & Jeanne Galway, London Mozart Players - Hommage a Rampal - Devienne, Cimarosa: Flute Concertos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:30 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG | Catalog: 63701

It comes as no surprise that, a year after Rampal's death, James Galway should dedicate a disc to him. After all, Galway has always cited the Frenchman as his true mentor - and it was with Rampal that Galway first spied a golden flute. The recording actually happened over a year before Rampal died but appropriately enough contains concertos by the French Classical composer François Devienne, of whose music Rampal was a noted interpreter.
VA - Gainsbourg: London Paris 1963-1971 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

VA - Gainsbourg: London Paris 1963-1971 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:43 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This compilation, released in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of Serge Gainsbourg's death, covers his most prolific and influential period, starting with his first recording session in London in 1963 and progressing up to 1971, the year he released his epochal Histoire de Melody Nelson. The album traces Gainsbourg’s artistic progression throughout the 60s as he worked in two cities: in Paris he was at the centre of the burgeoning yé-yé scene, recording a number of iconic duets with Brigitte Bardot. Tapping into the wealth of talent in the UK at the time, Gainsbourg often travelled to London to work with some of the finest session musicians of the day, epitomizing the swinging '60s scene.

BBC Natural World - The Unnatural History of London (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 11, 2017
BBC Natural World - The Unnatural History of London (2012)

BBC Natural World - The Unnatural History of London (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3619 Kbps | 58 min 37 s | 1.55 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Seals, parakeets and even pelicans that eat pigeons have all made London their home. That's as well as badgers, foxes, scorpions, and pigeons that ride the tube. But even more wonderful are the people who love the exotic wildlife of our capital, from Billingsgate fish porters to Indian Chefs to ‘Crayfish Bob’, who scour London's canals for Turkish invaders. This is a warm-hearted portrait of the world's greenest capital city and the Londoners who love its secret wildlife.
Westminster Cathedral Choir, London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell - Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)
Westminster Cathedral Choir; City of London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66437 | Time: 01:07:58

Here's a Symphony of Psalms that successfully captures the spirit and letter of the work–reverence, jubilation, and celebration, as well as specifics of orchestral color and texture. Boys' voices–supposedly Stravinsky's original choice–contribute their share to the bright choral timbre, an effect that works very well. We also get first-rate performances of the Mass and the rarely recorded Canticum sacrum.
Gene Harris Quartet - Live In London (2008/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Gene Harris Quartet - Live In London (2008/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 62:27 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The sounds of legendary pianist Gene Harris and his British quartet are released for the very first time with Live in London. Drawn from recordings in the Harris archive that were made in 1966, these are true blues-soul-jazz gems which reveal Harris at his best in standards such as My Funny Valentine and Blue Monk.