Bbc Baroque

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Feb. 24, 2017
BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)

BBC - Baroque! from St. Peters to St. Pauls (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3210 Kbps | 3x~59min | 4.44 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

This spectacular three-part series explores the baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the finest examples of baroque art to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works. In Baroque! From St. Peter's to St. Paul's, Januszczak follows the trajectory of baroque from its beginnings as a Vatican-sanctioned religious art style to its ascendance as the first global art movement.
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.

BBC Storyville - My Mother's Lost Children (2017)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Nov. 21, 2017
BBC Storyville - My Mother's Lost Children (2017)

BBC Storyville - My Mother's Lost Children (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2296 Kbps | 1 h 29 min | 1.51 GB
Audio: English AAC 127 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

An eccentric Jewish family is thrown into turmoil when two stolen children reappear after 40 years.

BBC - Labour: The Summer that Changed Everything (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 21, 2017
BBC - Labour: The Summer that Changed Everything (2017)

BBC - Labour: The Summer that Changed Everything (2017)
WEBRip | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2309 Kbps | 58 min 9 s | 1.07 GiB
Audio: English AAC 317 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Film-maker David Modell follows Labour MPs through an extraordinary six months in the life of their party, through the election and its aftermath, as the shocking result changes British politics in ways few of them predicted.

BBC - Elizabeth And Philip: Love and Duty (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 21, 2017
BBC - Elizabeth And Philip: Love and Duty (2017)

BBC - Elizabeth And Philip: Love and Duty (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2331 Kbps | 58 min 7 s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AAC 317 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

As the Queen and Prince Philip approach their seventieth wedding anniversary, Kirsty Young offers a unique view of their life together. It is a love affair that is said to have started with the briefest of encounters on a rainy day in July 1939, and one that was sealed with a fairy-tale wedding on 20 November 1947. In the decades that followed, the couple have experienced the same milestones as many others - with the birth of children, grandchildren and many more moments of pride, but they have also had to survive challenges few others have had to face.

BBC - Natural World: Tiger Dynasty (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 21, 2017
BBC - Natural World: Tiger Dynasty (2012)

BBC - Natural World: Tiger Dynasty (2012)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 6343 Kbps | 58 min 8 s | 2.64 GiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

A young tigress is chosen to found a new dynasty. Airlifted from her home in an Indian park to life in a new reserve, Baghani the tigress must fight with leopards for territory and learn to hunt dangerous wild boar. Also released is Rajore, a hot-blooded young male. For two years, every aspect of their lives is followed by the camera. Will they mate and start a family, or will they be killed by poachers?
Chandos Baroque Players - Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (2002)

Chandos Baroque Players - Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 73:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDH55106 | Recorded: 1990

These lamentations are beautifully conceived by Zelenka who has a knack for providing wonderful melodies imbued with mysticism and dignity both for chorus and orchestra. Each lamentation is about twenty four minutes long and is split into two parts that contain some crafty, intelligent writing. The three soloists are quite magnificent in their portrayals of Christ's passion with Michael George particularly impressive in all pieces.
The Chandos Baroque Players are always up to the forefront of proceedings and provide admirably succinct accompaniments. Hyperion has also retained the excellent notes that accompanied the original issue and as I already mentioned, this is now one of the most satisfying releases in the sterling Helios series.
(Gerald Fenech)

BBC This World - The Coffee Trail (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2017
BBC This World - The Coffee Trail (2014)

BBC This World - The Coffee Trail (2014)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 7007 Kbps | 58 min 41 s | 2.95 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Vietnam to uncover the stories behind the nation's morning pick-me-up. While we drink millions of cups of the stuff each week, how many of us know where our coffee actually comes from? The surprising answer is that it is not Brazil, Columbia or Jamaica, but Vietnam. Eighty per cent of the coffee we drink in Britain isn't posh cappuccinos or lattes but instant coffee and Vietnam is the biggest supplier. From Hanoi in the north, Simon follows the coffee trail into the remote central highlands where he meets the people who grow, pick and pack our coffee.

BBC Top Gear Netherlands - december 2017  Magazines

Posted by Shor at Nov. 20, 2017
BBC Top Gear Netherlands - december 2017

BBC Top Gear Netherlands - december 2017
Dutch | 188 pages | True PDF | 54.1 MB

BBC - Blue Planet II Part 4: Big Blue (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 20, 2017
BBC - Blue Planet II Part 4: Big Blue (2017)

BBC - Blue Planet II Part 4: Big Blue (2017)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1322 Kbps | 58 min 17 s | 619 MiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometres deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to some of the biggest and most spectacular creatures on earth. This episode reveals what it takes to survive in this savage and forbidding world. We witness feats of incredible endurance, moments of high drama and extraordinary acts of heart-wrenching self-sacrifice. Every animal in the big blue must find their own unique way to survive.