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Marcin Markowicz, Grzegorz Skrobinski - Different Things: Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)

Different Things: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)
Marcin Markowicz (violin), Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CD Accord / NFM | # ACD 235 / NFM 38 | 01:10:38

Korngold, Rota, Schnittke, Glass – four different artistic personalities. Each of these composers was active in totally different conditions; and therefore their life circumstances and consequently their artistic choices are incomparable. What may connect Korngold and Nino Rota are their early debuts as composers – both were prodigies. Seeking analogies in the lives of Alfred Schnittke and Philip Glass would come to naught. There is, however, another common denominator for their work – all of them were hugely successful in writing film music. Korngold codified its modern canons ruling to this day. Without Nino Rota it would be difficult to imagine Federico Fellini’s masterpieces. Alfred Schnittke found in the realm of cinema a domain of relative artistic freedom; Philip Glass a platform for his ambitiously non-clichéd art, opposing the musical mainstream of the last decades of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century.
John Coltrane - Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things (1969/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Coltrane - Selflessness Featuring My Favorite Things (1969/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:39 minutes | 942 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In the context of the decades since his passing and the legacy that's continued to grow, John Coltrane's Selflessness album bears an odd similarity to Bob Dylan's autobiographical book Chronicles. In Chronicles, Dylan tells the tale of his beginnings, jumping abruptly and confoundingly from his early years to life and work after his 1966 motorcycle accident, omitting any mention of his most popular and curious electric era. The contrast between these two eras becomes more vivid with the deletion of the years and events that bridged them. Released in 1969, Selflessness presents long-form pieces, likewise from two very distinct and separate eras of Coltrane's development.
New York Trio - The Things We Did Last Summer (2002/2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

New York Trio - The Things We Did Last Summer (2002/2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:56 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Also known as the New York Jazz Trio, this combo is a studio-only group who specialize in recording classic standards in a straightforward, post-bop style. The New York Trio features three gifted musicians who are firmly established on the East Coast jazz scene. Pianist Bill Charlap is a member of the Phil Woods Quintet, has accompanied the likes of Tony Bennett, Benny Carter, and Gerry Mulligan, and has recorded a handful of well-received albums for Blue Note as a bandleader. Bassist Jay Leonhart has recorded as a headliner since 1983, while also making a name for himself as a vocalist and songwriter as well as backing up Marian McPartland, Louie Bellson, Lee Konitz, and many others. And drummer Bill Stewart had handled demanding gigs with a variety of musicians, including jazz guitarist John Scofield, funky sax man Maceo Parker and R&B legend James Brown. They make this record for the Japanese market.

How to be Human: Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Oct. 24, 2017
How to be Human: Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You

New Scientist, Jeremy Webb, "How to be Human: Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You"
ISBN: 1473658705 | 2017 | EPUB | 272 pages | 44 MB

Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 23, 2017
Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities (repost)

Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities (Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation) by Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
English | 2014 | ISBN: 331904222X | 261 pages | PDF | 10,1 MB
Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:55 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Christian McBride's second big-band album, 2017's Bringin' It, is a robust, swaggeringly performed set of originals and standards showcasing his deft arranging skills and his ensemble's exuberant virtuosity. The album comes six years after his previous big-band outing, The Good Feeling, and once again finds the bassist conscripting a slew of his talented cohorts (some new, others returning), including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Ron Blake, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Brandon Lee, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Xavier Davis, drummer Quincy Phillips, and others.
Sinfonia Lahti, Okko Kamu - Harri Ahmas: Symphony No. 1 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sinfonia Lahti, Okko Kamu - Harri Ahmas: Symphony No. 1 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:43 minutes | 632 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Harri Ahmas is a bassoon (Fagott) player in the Lahti SO, and, as such, he has participated in countless recordings for us. He has also aranged a lot of music included in that orchestra's records of Finnish Psalms without singing - an as surprising as overwhelming sales success story). Not content with that, he is also a composer in his own right, and we are proud to be able to present to you his First Symphony, lovingly played by his orchestra under no less than Okko Kamu. This is, for the time being, a digital-only release, so this is the only chance you have to buy it until further notice.
Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:39 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Grammy Award-winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.
Craig Ogden - Love's Philosophy (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Craig Ogden - Love's Philosophy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:28 minutes | 1.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Craig Ogden is one of the great guitarists of our time, and has been a regular fixture in the UK Classical Charts with his albums being among the best- selling classical releases of the year. He is a firm favourite with Classic FM listeners, and this new album will be eagerly awaited by them. Belfast-born composer Brian Knowles concerto written for his guitarist son is infused with Spanish traditional music and atmosphere, and is beautifully written for guitar.

Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 23, 2017
Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things [Audiobook]

Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things [Audiobook] by Guy Adams
English | August 29, 2017 | ASIN: B073XTB96N | M4B@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 3 hrs 11 mins | 88 MB
Narrator: Corey Brill