Rob Cosman visits with master craftsman Alan Peters in his shop in Somerset, England. Alan is respected as one of the greatest craftsman alive and a master of hand tools and methods. Having spent five years apprenticing in the famous Barnsley workshops, Alan is a living link to the original Arts and Crafts movement. During those apprentice years the Barnsley shops produced furniture on a commercial level by hand and without electricity.
Rob Cosman has been woodworking for most of his life. While earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Technology/Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was Dr. Dale L. Nishs teaching assistant. Rob has also worked with many of the worlds best craftsmen - including Alan Peters, Sam Maloof, Tage Frid, Monroe Robinson and Peter Korn. In the first of Rob Cosmans Master Craftsman Series, he teams up with renowned woodcarver, author and teacher Chris Pye to present a comprehensive DVD. Topics covered include selecting gouges, features of a correctly sharpened edge, adding an inside bevel, power sharpening, hand honing and keeping the tools sharp. Run time is 1 hour, 55 minutes.
Perché l’Italia è precipitata nella crisi peggiore degli ultimi trent’anni? La colpa è della Germania, dell’austerity imposta dall’Europa, della moneta unica? O della mediocrità della classe dirigente? Esiste una via d’uscita, una ricetta per rifare il Paese? Per rispondere a queste domande, Alan Friedman, forse il giornalista straniero che conosce meglio la realtà italiana, parte da quegli anni Ottanta in cui l’Italia era la “quinta potenza economica del mondo” e pareva avviata verso una vera modernizzazione per arrivare fino alle drammatiche vicende degli ultimi anni. …
A warm welcome back for this 1977 recording of Handel’s most successful opera, which ran, in 1727, for an unprecedented 19 performances. Curtis and his team were visionary 20 years ago. Recitative is lively, declaimed rather than fully sung; vocal decorations sound spontaneous, period instruments are played with zest and polish – barely a sour note from the handful of strings; colours include a trio of oboes and bassoon and, accompanying Bowman in fine voice, a pair of horns for what Dr Burney described as ‘one of the best and most agreeable hunting songs that was ever composed’. Jacobs reflects the volatile title role, impassioned in his death-bed scene which opens the opera, virtuosic elsewhere, though his affected swoops become rather predictably mannered. Yakar and Gomez sing Alceste and Antigone, roles which Handel wrote for Faustina and Cuzzoni, whose jealous rivalry led them, on stage, to ‘call Bitch and Whore’ and ‘pull each other’s coiffs’! Here, Faustina could not more beautifully have ‘sung adagios with great passion and expression’ than Yakar, while Gomez surely matches Cuzzoni’s ability to ‘conceal every appearance of difficulty’ – contemporary descriptions of their outstanding powers. You may want to tweak tone controls to moderate the bright, remastered sound. (George Pratt BBC Music Magazine)
In questa nuova edizione il testo è stato estesamente revisionato allo scopo di far fronte alle esigenze didattiche attuali. In particolare, la sequenza degli argomenti comincia dalle proprietà fisiche e dalla struttura degli atomi, prosegue con la struttura, i legami e le proprietà delle molecole, la descrizione macroscopica degli aggregati di atomi e molecole, una discussione sulle proprietà e le reazioni chimiche in condizioni di equilibrio, e termina con la trattazione della dinamica e della cinetica.