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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

National Geographic - Time Scanners: St Paul's Cathedral (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 13, 2017
National Geographic - Time Scanners: St Paul's Cathedral (2014)

National Geographic - Time Scanners: St Paul's Cathedral (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3000 Kbps | 43mn 46s | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 991 MB
Genre: Documentary, History, Science

The Time Scanners use cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology to put history’s building wonders to the test, exploring the secrets of how the world’s most iconic engineering creations were constructed. The show, presented by Dallas Campbell (Supersize Earth, The Gadget Show) covers history, engineering, and science in a fascinating new way - using the latest research tools and visual mapping to uncover the mysteries behind the most globally recognized buildings. Heading the quest is leading structural engineer Steve Burrows, the brain behind some of the world’s most famous engineering marvels such as the Beijing “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: The Ring, Siegfried Idyll (2008) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Järvi - Wagner: The Ring, Siegfried Idyll (2008)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.62GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.2GB + 5% Recovery

This 67-minute, orchestra-only version of Wagner’s famous opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen is arranged by Henk de Vlieger, arranger, composer & percussionist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. The work was commissioned by the orchestra & the result is a 14-section fiery musical spectacle entitled The Ring, an orchestral adventure.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.29GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery

Most of the familiar orchestral versions of Richard Wagner’s operatic music were arranged either by him or his followers in the 19th century, so the Overture & Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser & the Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin have long been performed in these special concert formats. But the main work of this SACD is the 1993 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, which is a fresh adaptation of the key moments from Wagner’s final music drama. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, after de Vlieger, the ensemble’s percussionist, had successfully arranged music from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen into a similar orchestral vehicle for them. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was premiered on RCA in 1997 by Edo de Waart, & Neeme Järvi leads the 2nd recorded performance on this 2010 release on Chandos.
Rued Langgaard - Symphonies - Thomas Dausgaard & Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2009) [TR24][OF]

Rued Langgaard - Symphonies - Thomas Dausgaard & Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 06:59:44 | 8,68 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2009 Dacapo Records

With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard's 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art: "Mr. Dausgaard's keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard's motto: 'Long Live Beauty'", wrote The New York Times.

National Geographic - Deadly Journeys of the Apostles (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 14, 2017
National Geographic - Deadly Journeys of the Apostles (2015)

National Geographic - Deadly Journeys of the Apostles (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3049 Kbps | 4x~43mn | 3.93 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History

Explores beyond the Bible, building new biographies of the Apostles from 2,000 years of history strewn across the globe, including the latest discoveries, controversies and insights. Can the Bible’s puzzling, often baffling and contradictory stories of the Apostles, riddled with high stakes mysteries, magic and malevolence ultimately be understood through modern investigation? Deadly Journeys of the Apostles explores the ultimate hero’s journeys.