a Flock Descends Into The Pentagonal Garden

Toru Takemitsu - Quatrain - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden - Stanza I - Sacrifice - Ring - Valeria (1988)

Toru Takemitsu - Quatrain - A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden - Stanza I - Sacrifice - Ring - Valeria
XLD Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 59:07 | 253 MB
20th Century Classical | 1988 | Deutsche Grammophon
Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol. 6: Live, The Radio Recordings, 1990-2000 (2011)

Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol. 6: Live, The Radio Recordings, 1990-2000 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 17:09:14 min | 4,17 Gb | Scans -> 12,2 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Rco Live

The Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a recorded history of six decades of performances by the Concertgebouw Orchestra, taken from broadcasts contained in the archives of Dutch Radio and Radio Netherlands World Service. RCO Live has chosen not only legendary performances under chief conductors of the RCO but also concerts led by countless guest conductors of both greater and lesser renown. The sixth volume of the anthology features broadcasts from the 1990s, and presents a fascinating and colorful portrait of the orchestra s artistic development under various conductors during that period.
VA - RCO 125 The Radio Legacy: Anthology of the RCO, Volumes 1-7 (2013) (152 CDs Box Set)

VA - RCO 125 The Radio Legacy: Anthology of the RCO, Volumes 1-7 (2013) (152 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks, no cue, log) | 152 CDs | 46,6 Gb | Scans -> 475 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCO Live

The Radio Legacy is a compilation of the seven part Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the four box sets devoted to the orchestra s chief conductors Willem Mengelberg, Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly, and also featuring more recent recordings with Mariss Jansons.
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Yuzo Toyama, Rie Hamada - Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works IV: Coral Island, etc. (1998)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Yuzo Toyama, conductor; Rie Hamada, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Denon/Nippon Columbia | # CO-18073 | Time: 00:53:26

Performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Yuzo Toyama with soprano Rie Hamada. A beautiful digital recording of several rarely performed works by Takemitsu (the soprano part of the marvelous "Coral Island" is very difficult, for example, and the "Archipelago S" is for an unusual ensemble of instruments). Many of the subtleties of Takemitsu's writing are lost in recording (for example, subtle harmonics behind more foreground material), but the engineers made a good effort here.

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Oct. 5, 2010
Toru Takemitsu: November Steps /  Seiji Ozawa (2008)

Toru Takemitsu: November Steps / Seiji Ozawa (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 193 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.83) | Time: 54:58 | hotfile, filesonic

Toru loved his country; particularly it's most refined traditions. He always expressed delight with our world's diversity and sadness at the passing of unique cultural traditions from which he believed other people could learn important lessons. Toru was not interested in merging cultures. On the contrary, he wanted every culture to retain its unique characteristics as parables for the enlightenment of all. He wanted peace but valued individuality above uniformity, principle above compromise. He expressed ambivalence about his November Steps; a blend of western orchestra and traditional Japanese instruments that some people saw as a bridge between East and West and a template for a world music.
Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths

Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths by Mamoon Yusaf
English | November 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B073QXQMGL, ISBN: 1401953727 | 325 Pages | EPUB | 1.57 MB

Today, Islam is the most controversial religion in the world. The mere mention of it conjures up images of oppressed women, backward cultures and, of course, the tragedy of terrorism. And yet, Islam is the source of Sufism and the spiritual fountain of Love, from which Rumi and Hafiz drank.

The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Oct. 5, 2017
The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods

Robert Llewellyn, Joan Maloof, "The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods"
English | ISBN: 1604697121 | 2017 | EPUB | 266 pages | 72 MB

God Is Faithful: A Daily Invitation into the Father Heart of God  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 5, 2017
God Is Faithful: A Daily Invitation into the Father Heart of God

God Is Faithful: A Daily Invitation into the Father Heart of God by David Wilkerson
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0800795350 | 400 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness (Audiobook, repost)

Sy Montgomery (Author, Narrator), "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness"
ASIN: B00VVSAHQ2, ISBN: 1622316169 | 2015 | MP3@64 kbps | ~09:10:00 | 259 MB

BBC - Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 22, 2017
BBC - Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden (2014)

BBC - Everyday Eden: A Potted History of the Suburban Garden (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1985 Kbps | 58 min 51 s | 907 MiB
Audio: English AAC 164 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Because it's not grand, the story of the suburban garden has barely been told - and yet 8 out of 10 people in England live in the suburbs. In this documentary, writer and historian Michael Collins delivers a riposte to the urban intelligentsia which has spent a century sneering at the suburbs. His south London pilgrimage takes him to Bexley and Bromley, Surbiton and the new promised land of Bluewater in Kent to explore what the suburban garden has meant to us and to celebrate what one contributor calls 'their little piece of heaven'.