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National Geographic France - Mai 2017  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at April 28, 2017
National Geographic France - Mai 2017

National Geographic France - Mai 2017
French | 148 pages | PDF | 40 MB
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Two Symphonies (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Two Symphonies (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:05 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Our series of works by Richard Wagner, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Neeme Järvi, continues with a disc of early symphonies, later marches, an overture, and a prelude. Early on in his career, Wagner composed two symphonies, both of which are included on this disc. The Symphony in C, which he wrote when he was just nineteen years old, is heavily influenced by Beethoven in its character, mood, and instrumentation. Written two years later, in 1834, the Symphony in E was left unfinished, Wagner completing only the first movement and thirty bars of the second.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:23 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When George Butterworth joined the army in 1914, his most recent works included the song cycle Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' as well as the Rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad', which he called 'an orchestral epilogue' to his settings of A. E. Housman's poems. The Rhapsody has since been described as 'one of the greatest of all English orchestral works' and when Butterworth left England to fight in the First World War, he was seen as one of the bright hopes of British music a hope that in August 1916 was extinguished in the trenches at the Somme.

National Geographic - Relentless Enemies (2006)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at March 27, 2017
National Geographic - Relentless Enemies (2006)

National Geographic - Relentless Enemies (2006)
BRRip | 720 x 400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1587 Kbps | 1h 32mn | 1.16 GB
Audio: English MP3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Nature

A documentary on a pride of lions and their buffalo prey trapped on an island in the Okavango delta.

The National - March 27, 2017  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at March 27, 2017
The National - March 27, 2017

The National - March 27, 2017
English | 12 pages | True PDF | 4 MB

National Geographic - Water And Power: A California Heist (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 16, 2017
National Geographic - Water And Power: A California Heist (2017)

National Geographic - Water And Power: A California Heist (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2877 Kbps | 1h 18mn | 1.82 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The story of how a handful of water barons gained control of the state's most precious resource while drought left local homeowners with dry wells.
Leonard Slatkin, Orchestre National de Lyon - Ravel: L'Heure espagnole, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (2016)

Leonard Slatkin, Orchestre National de Lyon - Ravel: L'Heure espagnole, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:42 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660337

Leonard Slatkin is an exceptionally versatile conductor, but it is perhaps in French repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries that he feels most comfortable. The singers in Ravel's exquisitely formed little comic opera L'Heure espagnole, complete with cheating lovers hidden inside grandfather's clocks carried up and down stairs, are all entirely appropriate and admirably clear, but it is really Slatkin who's the star here, right from the "Introduction" that's so artfully linked to what follows. Ravel here cultivates a kind of updated accompanied recitative, well matched to his stated goal of reviving the old tradition of Italian opera buffa.
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 (2012) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.58GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 839MB + 5% Recovery

Nowadays, Tchaikovsky’s 1st 3 symphonies seldom appear on the concert programmes, whereas his symphonies 4 to 6 – in other words, the symphonies generally recognized as masterpieces – are regularly included. Thus the 3 early symphonies share a fate that none of them have necessarily earned. After all, each in its own individual way is a worthwhile symphony: the composer certainly did not consider them to be preliminary works, a type of precursor to the later symphonies. From 1866 to 1878, Tchaikovsky taught harmony at the Moscow Conservatoire & during this period, he composed – among other works – his 1st 3 symphonies, namely in 1866, 1872, & 1875. For Tchaikovsky, the journey leading to the symphony was not easy: on the contrary, he trod a painful path before tapping into this high-end genre.
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.76GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 941MB + 5% Recovery

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Manfred is a hermaphrodite – at least, as far as the music is concerned. For although the work (dating from 1885) was indeed dubbed by its creator as a symphony, it still did not receive a number alongside Tchaikovsky’s further six contributions to the category. And thus it was – and has still to some extent remained – “draped” over a stool, as it were: isolated in Tchaikovsky’s oeuvre somewhere between the categories of the symphony and the symphonic poem. Nevertheless, Manfred is definitely based on a literary programme. And what a programme – the eponymous dramatic poem written by the “dark romantic” poet, Lord Byron. Tchaikovsky devoted himself to this and to its eponymous hero with zeal, and seemed to even somewhat transform himself into Manfred during the intensive period of work. After all, he was also suffering from inner torment.

National Geographic France - Mars 2017  Magazines

Posted by Torries at Feb. 23, 2017
National Geographic France - Mars 2017

National Geographic France - Mars 2017
French | 144 pages | True PDF | 35 MB