Charles Waxer

Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999) [Re-Up]

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring. While their reading is suffused with a feeling for the work's myriad orchestral colours, they recognise that Suk's music is much more than atmosphere. In particular they excel in their handling of the drama and overwhelming emotional urgency of this remarkable, big-boned symphonic poem.

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 19, 2018
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, edited by Jenny Hartley
English | March 2, 2012 | ISBN: 0199591415, 0199686831 | EPUB | 496 pages | 2.5 MB

Ray Charles - Ultimate Hits Collection (1999)  Music

Posted by El Misha at June 18, 2018
Ray Charles - Ultimate Hits Collection (1999)

Ray Charles - Ultimate Hits Collection (1999)
Vocal Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 01:56:15 | 684 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Rhino Entertainment Company ‎– R2 75644 | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 1999

James Brown may be "the hardest working man in show business," Aretha Franklin may be the Queen of Soul, but as Ultimate Hits Collection proves, the most apt nickname in all of music may belong to Ray Charles: the Genius. Forget for a moment that fitting all of Charles' hits on a mere two CDs is not remotely possible. Almost any Ray Charles greatest-hits compilation is going to be excellent, and this one is better than most, if only because it's two-discs long. Ultimate Hits Collection follows the path of Charles' work as it cruises through the genres he so richly influenced: R&B, pop, jazz, blues, and country. The standard favorites are here from Charles' repertoire, but what sets this compilation apart are the lesser-known tracks. "Mess Around" and "Hide 'Nor Hair" are certainly not as popular as "Hit the Road Jack," but they are no less enjoyable. The most welcome inclusion is Charles' version of the country classic "You Don't Know Me," which is often left off of other Charles retrospectives.
Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2008)

Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 770 Mb | Total time: 183:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telars | # 3CD-80726 | Recorded: 1995

This is the second fine Don Giovanni we have had within the past year. Like Gardiner (Archiv), Mackerras includes every note Mozart wrote for both the original Prague version and the Viennese revival. Moreover, it is easier than ever for listeners to ‘programme in’ their preferred version: all Prague die-hards have to do is to bypass Don Ottavio’s ‘Dalla sua pace’ in Act I – a beautiful aria, in all conscience, though it holds up the dramatic action at a crucial stage. By coaxing a modern orchestra into a real awareness of period style, Mackerras seems to have the best of both worlds: the playing has admirable liveliness and intensity, and there are none of the intonation problems that so often plague actual period instruments. Mackerras does use natural trumpets, and their rasping sound lends real bite, not least to the overture’s chilling opening chords. In his introductory essay Mackerras argues that Mozart’s Andantes in ‘cut-time’ (ie two beats to the bar) are often taken too slowly.

Charles Mingus - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at June 12, 2018
Charles Mingus - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Charles Mingus - Supreme Jazz (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:07 mins | Scans included | 2,95 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 976 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Membran Music # 223277

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. As a bassist, he knew few peers, blessed with a powerful tone and pulsating sense of rhythm, capable of elevating the instrument into the front line of a band. But had he been just a string player, few would know his name today. Rather, he was the greatest bass-playing leader/composer jazz has ever known, one who always kept his ears and fingers on the pulse, spirit, spontaneity, and ferocious expressive power of jazz.
Grant's Atlas of Anatomy (Grant, John Charles Boileau//Grant's Atlas of Anatomy) [Repost]

Grant's Atlas of Anatomy (Grant, John Charles Boileau//Grant's Atlas of Anatomy) by Anne M. R. Agur
English | 1 Feb. 2016 | ISBN: 1469890682 | 896 Pages | PDF | 215.59 MB
Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter [Audiobook]

Lis Wiehl (Author, Narrator), Michelle Lasley (Narrator), "Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter"
ASIN: B07BKQM1G2, ISBN: 197860694X | 2018 | MP3@64 kbps | ~08:55:00 | 255 MB

Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at June 5, 2018
Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter

Lis Wiehl, Caitlin Rother, "Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter"
ISBN: 0718092082 | 2018 | EPUB | 336 pages | 1 MB
Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [10th Anniversary Edition '2014] (Official Digital Download 24/192)

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [10th Anniversary Edition '2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:01 minutes | 2,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Upon its release in 2004, few could have predicted the extraordinary, game-changing effect that Ray Charles’ final recording would have on both his career and the industry as a whole. One of Charles’ most inspirational and historically significant albums, "Genius Loves Company" captures the genius of the music icon in his last studio recording pairing him with legendary guest artists including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, James Taylor, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt to name a few. The album went on to receive an astounding 8 GRAMMY Awards, including 'Album of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. Since its release on August 31st, 2004, Genius Loves Company has been certified multi-platinum with worldwide sales in excess of 5 million copies.
Charles Dutoit, Marius Constant - Arthur Honegger: Le Roi David (2005) (Repost)

Charles Dutoit, Marius Constant - Arthur Honegger: Le Roi David (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 145:02 | 611 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Erato | Catalog: 2564 62033-2

Honegger was an eclectic composer whose achievement is well reflected in this stimulating compilation. Dutoit’s recording of the oratorio King David is particularly compelling: on hearing it one understands why the composer frequently returned to the formula of narrator, soloists, chorus and orchestra.