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Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:35 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 20, 2017
Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Rivals Unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Rick Beyer
English | February 21, 2017 | ISBN: 0316504971 | EPUB + AZW3 | 224 pages | 3/0.6 MB
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:35 min | 315 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.
Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 628 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Shostakovich’s music is often 'two-faced', sometimes sublimated in ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in the Concertos Opp.35 and 102, and perhaps still more poignantly – “with disarming sincerity and fearless directness”, to quote his booklet note – alongside Isabelle Faust in the Sonata Op.134.
The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton: 7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers

Gordon Leidner, "The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton: 7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers"
ISBN: 149264952X | 2017 | PDF | 160 pages | 85.69 MB
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Duos pour piano et violon (2006)

Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Duos pour piano et violon (2006)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 137 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | 2006 | 0:57:28

Schubert wrote relatively little for the combination of piano and violin, but his output displays an astonishing variety of form and even ambition. The Sonata in A major op. posth. 162 of 1817 was the last of his contributions to what one might call ‘domestic music-making’. Ten years later, coming after the ‘Rosamunde’ and ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartets, the Rondo op.70 is an amazingly vital ‘rondo brillant’, while the Fantasy in in C major emerges as a model of lightweight cheerfulness. Disconcerting simplicity on the very edge of the abyss…
A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West [Audiobook]

Luke Harding, Nicholas Guy Smith (Narrator), "A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West"
ASIN: B01MQWF399 | 2017 | MP3@64 kbps | ~13:13:00 | 363 MB
Roberta Alexander, Netherlands PO, Edo De Waart - Samuel Barber: Andromache; Cleopatra; Vanessa; Knoxville; Songs (1993)

Samuel Barber: Andromache; Cleopatra; Vanessa; Knoxville; Songs (1993)
Roberta Alexander, soprano; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Edo De Waart, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Etcetera | # KTC1145 | Time: 01:00:40

Roberta Alexander’s outstanding CD of vocal music by Samuel Barber demonstrates the soprano’s understanding of the composer’s musical language and emotional content … The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic plays very well under the tasteful leadership of Edo de Waart.