Hawkwood

Duccio Balestracci, "Le armi, i cavalli, l'oro: Giovanni Acuto e i condottieri nell'Italia del Trecento"

Duccio Balestracci, "Le armi, i cavalli, l'oro: Giovanni Acuto e i condottieri nell'Italia del Trecento"
Publisher: Laterza | 2003 | ISBN: 8842068071 | Italian | EPUB/PDF | 320/201 pages | 0.3/0.9 Mb

Tra biografia e racconto d'armi, le vite di John Hawkwood, soldato inglese ribattezzato Giovanni Acuto, e dei condottieri al soldo. Attraverso la vita eccezionale di colui che è stato il più grande, stimato e temuto condottiero al soldo dei fiorentini, l'autore descrive le esistenze dei cavalieri e guerrieri mercenari, l'apprendistato delle armi, la struttura delle compagnie, il rapporto con la gente e i committenti, il denaro, gli strumenti del mestiere e la trasformazione delle compagnie di ventura in eserciti regolari. …

James McGee, "Rapscallion"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sa603sa87 at Oct. 15, 2010
James McGee, "Rapscallion"

James McGee, "Rapscallion"
Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN: 0007212720 | edition 2008 | PDF | 129 pages | 1,03 mb

What can i say, The 3rd Hawkwood book and they go from strength to strength, The attention to historical detail is amazing and it feels like you are there, The atmosphere of the prison hulks is captured briliantly. The day the book was delivered i began and 16hrs later sadly i had come to the end, When's the next due? Not much of Jago in this but Lasseur more than makes up for that, Will we see him again?. I know this is meant to be a review but i'm sure others will do that so i'll just enthuse. If your new to Hawkwood i recommend starting with Ratcatcher always start at the beginning, but you wont regret the money spent, Richard Sharpe watch out your history.

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 29, 2017
Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Strange Days Records (POCE-1065)

London's Stray followed up an eclectic eponymous debut with more of the same on their 1971 sophomore effort, "Suicide", which of course was just dandy since "more of the same" on this occasion essentially entailed another imaginative melding of different musical genres under the broad, forgiving definition afforded by the progressive rock tag. As to the album's rather negative title, it didn't foreshadow a radical shift toward the quartet's pre-existing heavy rock tendencies (actually, more keyboards were the hot novelty here) so much as a reflection of these songs' darker overall mood when it came to their lyrics…
Billie Holiday - The Real... Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs

Billie Holiday - The Real… Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection (2011) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 625 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 540 Mb | Scans included | 03:49:35
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88691900762

UK three CD collection from the influential Jazz vocalist. While her life may have been tragic, her music has remained an integral part of American Jazz history and is constantly discovered by a new generation or rediscovered year after a year. This three CD collection features 78 tracks including 'God Bless the Child', 'Pennies from Heaven', 'Gloomy Sunday' and many others.

T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 23, 2017
T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

T-Bone Burnett - Studio Albums 1980-2008 [8CD]
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.3 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 950 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans Included
Americana, Country Rock, Heartland Rock, Roots Rock, Rock & Roll | Time: 05:58:54

A collection of 8 CD, which includes 7 studio albums by T-Bone Burnett, is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and famous record producer.

Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014) [DSD][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 26, 2017
Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014) [DSD][OF]

Karl Amadeus Hartmann - Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014)
DSF (Tracks) 2.0 ch | DSD64 2.0 (2,8 MHz/1 bit) | Digital Booklet | 8,27 Gb | 5% Recovery
FLAC (Tracks) 2.0 ch, 24bit/88,2 kHz (converted with foobar2000) | Digital Booklet | 3,34 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2014 Challenge Classics

A native of Munich, Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) was without a shadow of a doubt the greatest symphonist in the Central European tradition since Bruckner and Mahler. The sketches and early versions of six of his eight symphonies had their origins in one of the darkest periods in world history – from 1933 to 1945 – when the Nazis were in power and Hartmann gradually withdrew completely from public life. This period, which culminated in Hartmann’s own ‘Innere Emigration’ (inner emigration), represented a decisive turning point in his creative development…
Rued Langgaard - Symphonies - Thomas Dausgaard & Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2009) [TR24][OF]

Rued Langgaard - Symphonies - Thomas Dausgaard & Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 06:59:44 | 8,68 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2009 Dacapo Records

With his symphonies the Danish composer Rued Langgaard offered 16 vastly different versions of what a symphony can be. His captivating, complex genius made room for all conceivable idioms and a wealth of styles ranging from the grandiosely Late Romantic to the purest Absurdism. This box is the first collected recording of Langgaard's 16 symphonies based on the critical edition of the scores; recordings which demonstrate, with spectacular sound quality, Langgaards masterly grasp of the orchestra and his ecstatic view of art: "Mr. Dausgaard's keen advocacy elicits polished, persuasive accounts that live up to Langgaard's motto: 'Long Live Beauty'", wrote The New York Times.

Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [TR24][SM][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 9, 2017
Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [TR24][SM][OF]

Carl Nielsen - Symphonies & Concertos (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/88.2kHz ~ 4,76 Gb | Digital Booklet | 04:50:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Symphony | © 2015 Dacapo Records

Raised in the Danish countryside as the son of a poor folk musician, Carl Nielsen possessed indomitable courage and infinite curiosity: qualities that helped him develop into one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century and eventually Denmark’s national composer. This box set collects the acclaimed live recording series of Nielsen’s complete symphonies and concertos by the New York Philhamonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert, and soloists Nikolaj Znaider, Robert Langevin, and Anthony McGill.
Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013) [DSD64] 1bit / 2.82 MHz

Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013)
FLAC (tracks) DSD64 (*.dsf) | 1bit | 2.82 MHz | Digital Booklet | 01:05:51 | 2,96 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72579

Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.
Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon (1976) 2CDs, Expanded Remastered, Collector's Edition 2008 [Re-Up]

Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon (1976)
2CDs Expanded Remastered Collector's Edition 2008

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 595 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Folk Rock, Americana | Label: Rhino | # R2 512737 | Time: 01:32:04

The late Warren Zevon's 1976 debut for Asylum Records showcases the artist's songwriting genius, sardonic wit and blazing intelligence. 'Warren Zevon' reels through unforgettable tracks about a rogue's gallery of reckless souls. The expanded 2-CD edition of Zevon's masterpiece presents the remastered original album on Disc one. Bonus Disc two features 15 previously unissued tracks including an alternate version of every song from the original release.