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Maria Schneider & Dawn Upshaw - Winter Morning Walks (2013) {ArtistShare AS0121}

Maria Schneider & Dawn Upshaw - Winter Morning Walks (2013) {ArtistShare AS0121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.24 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 ArtistShare / MSF Music | AS0121
Classical / Jazz / Vocal / Experimental Big Band

Winter Morning Walks is the first partnership between Schneider and Upshaw, bringing together two preeminent figures in jazz and classical music. Schneider has been commissioned to compose for jazz orchestras and artists all over the world, has won two GRAMMY Awards and has been nominated for several more. Writing for TIME Magazine, Terry Teachout said, "To call Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point two ways. She's a major composer-period." Upshaw was also deemed "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the LA TIMES, is a multiple GRAMMY winner and MacArthur Fellow, and has performed at the Metropolitan Opera over 300 times. In 2004 Schneider pioneered the fan-funding model by becoming the first artist to sign with ArtistShare® to release 'Concert In The Garden,' the first web-exclusive recording to win a GRAMMY.
Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them. Once a much-worshipped figure in the Far North she was, as Sinikka puts it, "reformed" away in 1537, so this album brings Maria back into the music. It was recorded in the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, famous for its Baroque organ heard here.

Politics and Big Data: Nowcasting and Forecasting Elections with Social Media  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Jan. 22, 2017
Politics and Big Data: Nowcasting and Forecasting Elections with Social Media

Politics and Big Data: Nowcasting and Forecasting Elections with Social Media
Routledge | English | January 2017 | ISBN-10: 1472466667 | 188 pages | PDF | 2.51 mb

by Andrea Ceron (Author), Luigi Curini (Author), Stefano Maria Iacus (Author)

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 15, 2016
VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}

VA - The Big Band Era (3CD) (1995) {Otello}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 758 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 337 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

The Big Band Era is a 3CD box set released in 1995 by Otello Records. It features songs by Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Mel Tormé and many more, going back to the days of big band jazz. 16 tracks on each of the three discs.

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 17, 2016
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra- Evanescence (1994)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:50 min | 169 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Enja

Schneider's debut album from 1994 received worldwide critical acclaim and received two Grammy nominations. It's gone on to be voted by JAZZTIMES in the top 25 big band albums of all time. Along with Schneider's "Concert in the Garden", it was voted in the top 25 big band albums of all time by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.
Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)

Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 241 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4375292

Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 249 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 150 MB | Covers Included | 01:02:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463179

Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her interpretation than Pollini and most others I've heard.
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; Messe en ut majeur (Carlo Maria Giulini) (1990)

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; Messe en ut majeur (Carlo Maria Giulini) (1990) (1990)
2 CDs | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 02:16 | 625 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics
Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1960) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:18 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

In the six years that had passed since 1953, and her first recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, Callas's voice had maybe become less robust, but her singing had become still more perceptive. As Gramophone said: 'Mme Callas has refined her interpretation of the role, and made it more exquisite, more fascinating, musically and dramatically more subtle - in a word, more beautiful'.
Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Bellini: Norma (1961) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 161:32 minutes | 3,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas first sang Bellini's Norma in 1948, when she was just 25. She went on to perform the role of the heroic, but vulnerable Druid priestess -the ultimate embodiment of bel canto - more frequently than any other. In this second studio recording her conductor was again Tullio Serafin (he originally tutored her in the role in 1948), and the venue was again La Scala - where the opera was premiered in 1831. By 1960, Callas brought a wealth of new nuance to her interpretation, and she is aptly partnered by the creamy-voiced Christa Ludwig (in a rare recording of an Italian role) and the towering Franco Corelli.