Anna 1998

The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)

The Lark Quartet, Gary Graffman - Alfred Schnittke: String Quartets 2 & 3, Piano Quintet (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:00 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arabesque Recordings | Catalog: Z6707

The young, American, all-female Lark Quartet have been gathering prizes and critical encomia over the past ten years or so, and these sensitively prepared performances of three of Schnittke’s most memorable chamber pieces show just why. I’m pretty sure I’ve not heard a better focused or more full-blooded account of the Second Quartet, nor one which held my attention more consistently.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Richard Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (1998/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 14:57:27 | 17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklets

Wagner interpretations with Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker have a quality all of their own. Critics always admired the ability of the musicians to bring out not only Wagner’s luscious sound, but also all the subtleties of the score. Moreover, Karajan was able to rally the singers to successfully convey the lyrical tenderness of Wagner’s heroes despite their vocal powers.

The Tribe (1998)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 24, 2017
The Tribe (1998)

The Tribe (1998)
DVDRip | AVI | 608x320 | XviD @ 793 Kbps | English MP3 @ 111 Kbps | 106 min | 700 Mb
Genre: Drama

A ruthless property developer dispatches Jamie to evict Emily and her followers from a housing estate by whatever means necessary. However, Jamie discovers more than he bargained for when he tries to execute his orders.
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 145 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3849 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 145 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Lovers of Il trovatore a work famous for its perennially popular cavatinas and cabalettas rightly expect the singers to be at the very top of their vocal game and particularly look forward to the top C at the end of Manrico s stretta, a true do di petto produced not from the head but from the chest. Yet the production of the work that was staged at the end of 2013 by the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin jointly run by Daniel Barenboim and Jürgen Flimm deliberately flouted these expectations and traded familiarity for astonishment. Such a reaction was due not only to the two most famous singers of our age, both of whom were appearing onstage for the first time in their respective roles, but also to the company s music director, who made it abundantly clear that he was concerned with more than just a feast for the ears and rousing rum-ti-tum rhythms.

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998) (Repost)

Dave Douglas - Convergence (1998)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue, log) ~ 380.06 Mb + 27.92 Mb (Scans) | 71:51
Modern Creative, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Soul Note - 121316-2

To hear many hard bop hard-liners tell it, all avant-garde jazz is nothing more than atonal screaming. The problem with such sweeping generalizations is that some avant-garde jazz is, in fact, quite musical. A perfect example is Dave Douglas' Convergence, an experimental, adventurous outing that incorporates everything from classical and chamber music to Jewish, Middle Eastern, and East European music.

Anna Atkins Biography and Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Dec. 10, 2017
Anna Atkins Biography and Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions

Anna Atkins Biography and Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions by Lisa Shea
English | 24 Dec. 2015 | ASIN: B019TFHHMA | 110 Pages | MOBI | 4.1 MB

V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 9, 2017
V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)

V.A. - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (OST) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 421 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (PHCW-1704), 1999

Writer-director Guy Ritchie's street-tough look at London's decrepit underworld and the unsavory dealings of four best friends whose cockiness is undercut by some serious trouble features a soundtrack of quick dialogue sound clips, a smattering of classic rock, pop, and reggae, and a few current submissions as well. Junior Murvin's "Police and Thieves," known most to rock audiences by the Clash cover, is a great piece of political resistance and laidback dub groove. James Brown's "The Payback" and "The Boss" and Iggy and the Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" stake out the sharp end, while the late Dusty Springfield paints the softer corner with "Spooky." Ocean Colour Scene delivers the backwards guitar driven "100 Mile High City," and Stretch's "Why Did You Do It?" is a great recreation of early '70s soul.
Big Country - Were Not in Kansas the Live Bootleg 1993-1998 (2017)

Big Country - Were Not in Kansas the Live Bootleg 1993-1998 (2017)
Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, New Wave | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 06:00:45 | 827 MB
Label: Cherry Red Records

Obviously, there’s loads of familiar hits here, such as In A Big Country, Look Away and Wonderland, but amongst the self-penned material is a smattering of covers, including Blue Oyster Cult‘s Don’t Fear The Reaper; My, My, Hey Hey and Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young) and Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles). The Live Bootleg Set 1993-1998. Formed out of the ashes of Scottish punk band Skids by their guitarist Stuart Adamson, Big Country became one of the biggest British alternative rock bands of the 1980s, with a huge reputation as a live band to rival the likes of U2 and Simple Minds. After their initial success with a string of albums on Mercury Records, Big Country continued throughout the 1990s with new albums on a variety of labels, playing as ever around the world to their devoted fanbase. Sadly, Stuart’s untimely death in 2001 closed a chapter on Big Country’s story forever.

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 171 Mb
Classical, Choral, Christmas | Label: Gimell | # 454 934-2 | Time: 00:56:22

Few ensembles are as difficult to write about as the incomparable Tallis Scholars. Inevitably, you just string together an array of superlatives and hope that other reviewers haven't gushed about the same attributes using the same words in precisely the same order. The ensemble's recording of the Christmas Mass and the antiphon Ave Dei patris filia marks both its fourth recording of works by Renaissance master Thomas Tallis and one of Gimell's last albums to be made during an unhappy affiliation with Universal Classics. (The label has since reverted to independent status, distributed in the United States by Harmonia Mundi.) As has been the case with other Tallis Scholars projects, the singers have rediscovered missing manuscripts and have put together the first modern performance editions of both of these works. Their complete mastery of their chosen subject, combining keen scholarship and transcendent beauty, makes this a radiant recording. The clarity and luminescent tone that conductor Peter Phillips achieves with his singers are simply superb. The recording, made at their frequent locale of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Norfolk, is a faithful one–but don't miss any opportunity to hear them live.

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:48
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Concord | # CCD-4844-2

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass add plenty of spice to this Christmas jazz CD, not only with superb, fresh charts but a few surprising selections. The rich brass and reeds carry the deliberate rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which segues into a perky Latin-flavored chart of "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Away in a Manger" is not the commonly heard melody but one first written in 1887, though the music will likely be familiar, even if one doesn't associate it with the well-known lyrics. The lush setting of "The Christmas Song," which likely set Mel Tormé and Bob Wells for life with royalty checks due to its many recordings, showcases the leader's valve trombone and pianist David Restivo. "My Favorite Things," originally written for The Sound of Music, has gradually been transformed into double duty as a Christmas carol; this swinging interpretation works very well. Johnny Mandel, the composer of many memorable melodies, deserves greater recognition for his gorgeous piece "A Christmas Love Song"; this arrangement deserved to help put it on the jazz map. Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass consistently delivered first-rate music throughout their existence, this holiday CD no exception.