African String Figures

String Figures as Mathematics?: An Anthropological Approach to String Figure-making in Oral Tradition Societies

Eric Vandendriessche, "String Figures as Mathematics?: An Anthropological Approach to String Figure-making in Oral Tradition Societies"
English | ISBN: 3319119931 | 2015 | 414 pages | PDF | 21 MB

The Real Cat's Cradle and Four Other String Figures  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Saunt at April 28, 2009
The Real Cat's Cradle and Four Other String Figures

The Real Cat's Cradle and Four Other String Figures
Publisher: Matthew Bean | ISBN: N\A | edition 2007 | PDF | 10 pages | 1,31 mb

Relive your childhood, learn 5 different string figures including the Real Cat's Cradle, Jacob's Ladder, a Rabbit, The Sun, and a Sea Snake.

South African Home Owner - February 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 23, 2017
South African Home Owner - February 2017

South African Home Owner - February 2017
English | 220 pages | True PDF | 56 MB

South African Garden and Home - February 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Jan. 23, 2017
South African Garden and Home - February 2017

South African Garden and Home - February 2017
English | 136 pages | True PDF | 48 MB
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 75 & 124 (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1388-2 | Time: 01:08:38

Grechaninov was born in Moscow a year before Sibelius and also died in New York a year before Sibelius. He was taught by Rimsky-Korsakov. His music did not migrate far from his roots and continued to write in that style well after the 1917 revolution had led to exile first in France and then in the USA. A prolific composer in all the usual genres, his reputation seems to rest mainly on choral music and to be rather tainted by suggestions of lack of originality. Certainly, by comparison with his near contemporary Sibelius, his style did not develop much, meaning it is rather hard to believe the fourth quartet was written as late as 1929. But, listening to this disc, I sometimes found the music hard to place and was not continually reminded of other composers, surely one sign of an original voice. There are four Grechaninov string quartets and this offering completes the Utrecht Quartet’s cycle. The previous disc was well-received by Michael Cookson three years ago (see review). Both works are in four movements with the slow movement placed second. They are fairly conventional but well-crafted and pleasant listening.
Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)

Roman Simovic, LSO String Ensemble, Edward Elgar - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:53:54 | 128 MB
Label: LSO Live | Release Year: 2016

The LSO counts the finest orchestral players among its members and its principal players, originating from over 20 countries, are renowned soloists in their own right. Many of these players have developed new ensembles within the Orchestra to hone their incredible musicianship in different ways- from recent recordings of Reich by the LSO Percussion Ensemble to unique chamber performances of Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale, and Mozart Gran Partita. The LSO String Ensemble, directed by Orchestra Leader Roman Simovic and featuring virtuoso principals from each section, are a key example of this practice, showcasing the wealth of talent that the London Symphony Orchestra has to offer. Following two well-received releases, the LSO String Ensemble continues on LSO Live with three English masterpieces, two of which given their first performances by the Orchestra.
Cuarteto Casals - Mozart: String Quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn (2014) [TR24][OF]

Cuarteto Casals - Mozart: String Quartets dedicated to Joseph Haydn
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 93:39 min | 1.74 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2014

When he dedicated a set of six quartets to Haydn in 1785, Mozart was acknowledging the latter's supremacy in this genre. However, Mozart did more than just imitate him; he integrated Haydn's innovations into his own style, thereby producing a new milestone of Viennese Classicism. The three quartets played here by Cuarteto Casals are among Mozart's finest and are truly masterpieces of the genre.
Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)

Utrecht String Quartet - Alexander Grechaninov: String Quartets Op. 2 & 70 (2003)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | # MDG 603 1157-2 | Time: 00:58:34

Grechaninov tends to be remembered rather tepidly as a conservative relic from Imperial Russia. Yet his progress as a child of the 1860s went as far as one might reasonably expect, from the healthy absorption of 19th-century Russian masters in the Op. 2 Quartet, his self-styled ‘first large independent work’, to the chromatic experimentation of the D minor Quartet, composed in 1913. They make a pretty pair. The warm, slightly laid-back approach of the likeable Utrecht Quartet fits the simple folksiness of the earlier piece like a delicately fashioned glove, making modest claims for a humble offshoot of Borodin’s glorious Second Quartet, with a discreet dash of Tchaikovskian melancholy. A more urgent, forward-moving approach would surely make a better case for the seemingly fragmented gestures of Op. 70’s opening movement; but first violinist Eeva Koskinen’s unaffected way with the Largo melody before fugal earnestness takes over is ideal, and an equally natural robustness highlights Grechaninov’s instinctive if hard-fought goodbye to chromaticism in much the more successful and meaningful of the two finales. Worth investigating, but there’s no doubt that Taneyev is a long way in front of Grechaninov as master of turn-of-the-century Russian chamber music.

Fuel Cells: Data, Facts, and Figures  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Jan. 21, 2017
Fuel Cells: Data, Facts, and Figures

Detlef Stolten, Remzi C. Samsun, Nancy Garland - Fuel Cells: Data, Facts, and Figures
Published: 2016-05-31 | ISBN: 3527332405 | PDF | 408 pages | 37.56 MB
Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15 (2017)

Doric String Quartet - Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:52 min | 142 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Alongside its highly praised Haydn series, the Doric String Quartet continues its Schubert journey with this second volume of quartets, which precipitates us into the fraught world of late Schubert. Both composers will be central in the Quartet's recitals next year, to take place in the highest-profile international venues, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Berlin's Konzerthaus, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, and London's Wigmore Hall.