Baroque Glass

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Serge Zimmermann & Berlin Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 316 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 12 | Time: 60:38 min

Frank Peter Zimmermann is widely regarded as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He has performed with all the major orchestras in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, with whom he made his debut in 1985 with Daniel Barenboim; the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he played for the first time in 1983 with Lorin Maazel in Salzburg; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of the London orchestras, as well as all the renowned American orchestras.
Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007) [Repost]

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6798 | 01:02:44

The piano may not be the ideal medium for capturing the expressive possibilities of Glass' style of minimalism, but pianist Bruce Brubaker selects pieces that work well on the instrument. Part of the problem with hearing Glass on the piano is forgetting the sound of his ensemble, and the variety of colors (and volume) they have imparted to similar music. Brubaker begins his recital of works by Glass and Alvin Curran with his transcription of "Knee Play 4" from Einstein on the Beach. It is in fact a lovely piece on the piano if one can put the spectacular power and tonal range of the instrumental version out of one's mind. "Opening" from Glassworks, originally scored for piano, works beautifully on the instrument, and flows as naturally as the C major Prelude from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. The two pieces by Curran, Hope Street Tunnel Blues III and Inner Cities II, use a syntax similar to Glass, with a more dissonant tonal vocabulary. Hope Street Tunnel Blues III has ample kinetic energy that gives it an exhilarating momentum.

Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Jan. 17, 2018
Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703

Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668–1703 By Carl A. Hanson
English | PDF | 1981 | 372 Pages | ISBN : 1349058807 | 33.85 MB

"Economy and Society in Baroque Portugal, 1668 1703 " was first published in 1981. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The late seventeenth century in Portugal was a period of apparent calm, and few historians have given it much attention. Portugal's Golden Age of worldwide expansion had made sixteenth-century Lisbon a great commercial center, but other European nations with more advanced economies surpassed Portugal's achievement, and during the seventeenth century agricultural, economic, and political problems all contributed to Portugal's decline.

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 15, 2018
Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 220 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 59:34 | 138 mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Olivia Belli

A tribute to Philip Glass for his 80° birthday: a collection of 11 piano works recorded using an avant-garde contemporary instrument thus creating a completely new sounds. The full album released on December 15th 2017.

Christopher Lightfoot, "The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 12, 2018
Christopher Lightfoot, "The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass"

Christopher Lightfoot, "The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass"
MetMuseum of Art | 2018 | ISBN: 1588396819 | English | True PDF | 352 pages | 22.2 MB

The Cesnola Collection of antiquities from Cyprus preserves the island’s artistic traditions from prehistoric through Roman times and represents the first large group of ancient Mediterranean works to enter the museum’s collection. …

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Jan. 8, 2018
Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

Craig F. Bohren, "Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics"
2001 | pages: 224 | ISBN: 0486417387 | EPUB | 5,9 mb
Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)

Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Time: 54:43 min

Pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell and cellist Henri Demarquette find common ground between Philip Glass and Rachmoninov in this release that revels in both composers passion for sonic storytelling. Presenting a program of personal, dramatic and spiritual music, Mosell and Demarquette perform these selections with intimate ardor.
Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 59:54 minutes | 966 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell and cellist Henri Demarquette find common ground between Philip Glass and Rachmoninov in this release that revels in both composers passion for sonic storytelling. Presenting a program of personal, dramatic and spiritual music, Mosell and Demarquette perform these selections with intimate ardor.
The Duke Quartet - Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, Philip Glass: String Quartets (1993) [Repost]

The Duke Quartet - Samuel Barber, Antonín Dvořák, Philip Glass: String Quartets (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Collins | # 13862 DDD | Time: 01:01:01

An imaginative mixture of the popular and the unusual. Barber’s only quartet has at its heart the famous Adagio for Strings: the latter is an arrangement of the second of the quartet’s two movements. That Adagio – which here benefits not only from the unfamiliarity of the chamber original but also from the Duke’s sensitively understated approach on their first recording for Collins Classics – is here surrounded by some captivating faster music (including a brief return to the opening Molto allegro’s ideas). And Robert Maycock’s excellent booklet notes hint at what those famous seven minutes of slow, sad passion in particular could really be said to be about: young homosexual love in the Austrian woods. Thirty years later, in 1966, another American in Europe, and still in his twenties, wrote his first string quartet, though it’s unlikely to be a direct reflection of love, this time in Paris.