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John Williams - Jaws: Anniversary Collector's Edition
Posted By : sexything | Date : 10 Jan 2022 08:15:17 | Comments : 0
John Williams - Jaws: Anniversary Collector's Edition

John Williams - Jaws: Anniversary Collector's Edition
Decca Records | 2000 | MP3 320 kbps | 49'56" | 117 MB

Jaws was the film that introduced the name of John Williams to the wider movie-going public. He had been working in television and film for 15 years or so and had already received the admiration of colleagues within the industry with two Academy Award nominations and one Oscar. It also wasn't the first time he had worked with director Steven Spielberg. However, that now familiar, two-note "Shark Theme" is permanently embedded in the public consciousness as an authentic piece of American pop culture. The two notes increase in speed and intensity, until the theme bursts into full, menacing power in the strings, similar to Mussorgsky's darker music, and using the French horn in the opposite of its typical nineteenth century idiom, the hunting call. Instead of inviting you to chase after the beast, it's encouraging you to run away. In a way, Williams' music makes up for the fact that, due to technical difficulties, there is not much of the shark to see in the film. The remainder of his music for the film is typical of his film scores, rooted in the Romantic tradition with themes that are developed to match the emotion and action on the screen. Although it is not as notable as his music for later films, the score for Jaws is what earned Williams his second Oscar.

― from All Music Guide
George Russell – Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization
Posted By : sexything | Date : 06 Jan 2022 09:14:11 | Comments : 4
George Russell – Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization

George Russell – Lydian Chromatic Concept Of Tonal Organization
Publisher: Concept Pub. Co | ISBN: 0970373902 | 4th edition (2001) | PDF | 257 pp | 8 mb

The Lydian Chromatic Concept is one of the two most splendid books about music; the other is My Musical Language by Messiaen. Though I’m considered a contemporary music composer, if I dare categorize myself as an artist, I've been strongly influenced by the Lydian Concept, which is not simply a musical method – we might call it a philosophy of music, or we might call it poetry.

– Toru Takemitsu, Swing Journal interview, Tokyo


The simple melody was an experiment inspired by an evening Miles had spent with George Russell who at the time was working on his Lydian Chromatic Concept, Miles was fascinated by Russell’s approach. Here was a means for breaking free from tonal clichés while maintaining some amount of restraint. Shortly after his evening with Russell, Miles recorded his new composition demonstrating Russell’s basic principles.

– Round About Midnight: A Portrait of Miles Davis by Eric Nisenson, Dial Press, New York
Herbert Weir Smyth – Greek Grammar for Colleges
Posted By : sexything | Date : 06 Jan 2022 09:06:06 | Comments : 1
Herbert Weir Smyth – Greek Grammar for Colleges

Herbert Weir Smyth – Greek Grammar for Colleges
American Book Company | ISBN: unknown | 1920 | PDF | 799 pp | 16 mb

Herbert Weir Smyth (born Wilmington, Delaware, August 8, 2021 – died 1937) was an American classical scholar. His comprehensive grammar of ancient Greek has become a standard reference on the subject in English, comparable to William Watson Goodwin's, whom he succeeded as Eliott Professor of Greek Literature at Harvard University.

– From Wikipedia
Mário Ferreira dos Santos - Collection of 39 of his books on Philosophy
Posted By : sexything | Date : 26 Dec 2021 22:09:17 | Comments : 4
Mário Ferreira dos Santos

Mário Ferreira dos Santos - Collection of 39 of his books on Philosophy
Various Publishers | Language: Portuguese | ISBNs: unknown | Most of them published in the '50s and '60s | separate PDFs | 221 mb

Mário Ferreira occupies in Brazil a position similar to that of Giambattista Vico in the culture of 18th century Naples or Gottfried von Leibniz in Germany in the same century: a universal genius lost in a provincial environment that was not only unable to understand him, but could not even see him. Leibniz, however, could write in French and Latin, and thus could have some dialogue with foreign intellectuals. Mário is closer to Vico in his absolute isolation, making him a sort of monster. In an intellectual environment prisoner to the meaner imediatism and to the most depressing materialism – a materialism understood not as a philosophical stance, but as the vice of thought, believing only in what has corporeal expression –, who could suspect that in a modest office in Vila Olympia, actually a simple hall, full of books, between the kitchen and the living room, a stranger discussed on equal footing with the great philosophers of all times, and demolished with cruel thoroughness the fashionable schools of thought, and on their ruins erected a new standard of universal intelligibility?

– Olavo de Carvalho, Mário Ferreira dos Santos and Our Future (my translation)
Love Songs: The Most Nauseatingly Sweet Songs Ever... (2009)
Posted By : sexything | Date : 24 Dec 2021 01:39:22 | Comments : 0
Love Songs: The Most Nauseatingly Sweet Songs Ever... (2009)

VA - Love Songs: The Most Nauseatingly Sweet Songs Ever... (2009)
Pop, R&B, Latin, New Wave &c | MP3 320Kbps | covers | 148 mb

A tour de force in mellowness and oversentimental elevator music, ranging from the '60s with Unchained Melody to the late '90s with My Heart Will Go On, including plenty of reverb-driven lush ballads from the '80s, these songs will give you not only heartache, but also headache with their fatuous romantic moods and doubtful taste.
Daniel Bell - The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism
Posted By : sexything | Date : 18 Dec 2021 06:55:14 | Comments : 3
Daniel Bell - The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Daniel Bell - The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism
Publisher: Basic Books | ISBN: 0465097278 | 1978 | 301 pages | PDF | 15 mb

This classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalism — and the culture it creates — harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for personal gratification — a need that corrodes the work ethic that led to their success in the first place. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a new world order, this provocative manifesto is more relevant than ever.

It was included among Times Literary Supplement's list of most influential books since the World War II.
Dorival Caymmi - Canções Praieiras (1954) (REPOST)
Posted By : sexything | Date : 15 Dec 2021 03:49:29 | Comments : 1
Dorival Caymmi - Canções Praieiras (1954)

Dorival Caymmi - Canções Praieiras (1954)
Brazilian music, MPB | Cover | MP3 320 kbps | 23'46" | 49 mb

This disc has some of the most lyrical songs ‒ some of them hauntingly dark ‒ of Dorival Caymmi (1914-2008), regarded as one of the greatest masters of the Brazilian popular music (MPB) ‒ even called the Schubert of Bahia ‒, the songs here are about the Sea, the life and death of fishermen, the beaches of Bahia and the Orishas of Afro-Brazilian traditions.
Cole Porter - The Very Best Of - 38 Songs for Voice and Piano with Chords
Posted By : sexything | Date : 05 Dec 2021 22:45:00 | Comments : 2
Cole Porter - The Very Best Of - 38 Songs for Voice and Piano with Chords

Cole Porter - The Very Best Of - 38 Songs for Voice and Piano with Chords
Jazz Standards, American Songbook | Voice, Piano & Guitar | 161 pages | 19.5 MB

A collection of scores for voice and piano (with chord names included, which makes it useful for guitar players) of 38 of Cole Porter's songs. The songs are: All of You; Allez-vous-en, go away; Another Op’nin’, Another Show; Anything goes; At long last love; Be a clown; Begin the Beguine; Blow, Gabriel, blow; Brush up your Shakespeare; C’est magnifique; Don’t fence me in; Easy to Love; Friendship; From this moment on; Get out of town; I concentrate on you; I get a kick out of you; I love Paris; I love you; I’ve got you under my skin; In the Still of the night; It’s all right with me; It’s De-Lovely; Just one of those things; Let’s do it (Let’s fall in love); Love for Sale; My heart belongs to daddy; Night and Day; Rosalie; So in Love; Too Darn Hot; True Love; Well, did you evah?; What is this thing called love?; Wunderbar; You do something to me; You’d be so nice to come home to; You’re the top.
Jelly Roll Morton - The Piano Rolls trascribed by Artis Wodehouse
Posted By : sexything | Date : 04 Dec 2021 05:35:12 | Comments : 2
Jelly Roll Morton, Artis Wodehouse's Transcriptions

Jelly Roll Morton - The Piano Rolls trascribed by Artis Wodehouse
Early Jazz | Piano | Catalog#: HL672433 | Publisher: Hal Leonard | ISBN 0793598877 | 70 pages | 2.3 MB

This unique collection features transcriptions of legendary jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton's playing on piano rolls recorded in 1924. Includes his classics: Grandpa's Spells, King Porter Stomp, London Blues, Original Jelly Roll Blues, Shreveport Stomps, Stratford Hunch.
Jelly Roll Morton - The Piano Rolls realized by Artis Wodehouse
Posted By : sexything | Date : 04 Dec 2021 04:16:59 | Comments : 1
Jelly Roll Morton - The Piano Rolls realized by Artis Wodehouse

Jelly Roll Morton - The Piano Rolls realized by Artis Wodehouse
Jazz | EAC, separate FLAC, no cue | log, booklet | 1 CD | 43'23" | 207 mb
1997 | Nonesuch Records | RapidShare

Born in 1890, Jelly Roll Morton fused a myriad of musical styles abundant in the Crescent City — ragtime, European parlor music, blues and worksongs from the countryside—and then hit the road, spreading the message of early jazz to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and elsewhere, all before he reached the age of 30. During this period, the “piano king” created performances on piano rolls, regarded as superior to sound recordings of the day because they could accommodate compositions of longer duration.

Piano-roll scholar Artis Wodehouse, producer of the highly acclaimed Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls series, has converted 12 of Jelly Roll Morton’s original piano rolls to computer data and recorded them on a modern-day player piano, the Yamaha Disklavier. The result is an unprecedented opportunity to hear Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions as he might have played them — in state-of-the-art digital sound.

(...)

— from Nonesuch website
Franz Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, hapsichord reduction - Rosana Lanzelotte
Posted By : sexything | Date : 01 Dec 2021 06:17:24 | Comments : 2
Franz Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross

Franz Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, hapsichord reduction - Rosana Lanzelotte
Classical | EAC, single APE, cue | logs, cover | 1 CD | 63'30" | 403 mb
2003 | Publisher: Editora Paulus | RapidShare

Haydn himself tought that the work, consisting of seven slow sonatas, was a tour de force. But, as observes Luiz Paulo Horta in the booklet, the melodic richness is so vast, and so greatly diverse it is, that the ubiquity of the slow tempo doesn't become monotonous. Haydn was already a mature and famous composer when he wrote this work - originally for orchestra - in 1785, under a comission by the bishop of Cádiz, Spain. The bishop wanted to illustrate the seven last words of Jesus Christ in the Cross, for the services of the Holy Friday. (...) One day Rosana Lanzelotte had a very special comission, a harpsichord recital for the Holy Week. When she was thinking about what could be the repertoire, she remembered a gift she had received from Vienna: a copy of The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, by Joseph Haydn, in a harpsichord reduction. "Of course my friends that went to that concert, in Rio, had they part on the decision to record this work", says Rosana. This CD was recorded by Rosana Lanzelotte in the Paulus Studio, in São Paulo, in a harpsichord by Joop Klinkhamer.

- from the Paulus website, translated by me
Anton Bruckner - Symphonies nos. 3-9, Mass in F minor, Te Deum (Münchner PO, Celibidache)
Posted By : sexything | Date : 18 Nov 2021 05:46:21 | Comments : 3
Anton Bruckner - Symphonies nos. 3-9, Mass in F minor, Te Deum (MPO, Celibidache)

Anton Bruckner - Symphonies nos. 3-9, Mass in F minor, Te Deum (Münchner PO, Celibidache)
Romantic | EAC, single APE | CUE, no logs, covers, booklets | Rapidshare | 12 CDs | 3.18 GB

(...)
Celi led the Munich Philharmonic for 13 years, from 1982 to 1995, and the live Bruckner performances collected here span that entire range, selected as some of the best of a large number of recordings. After reading Celi's 8th called "the single best recording of anything ever made," I decided to see what could possibly attract that level of praise. What I found was practically unbelievable in its sound quality, power, and spiritual effect. (I find it fascinating that Celibidache and his Zen connected so strongly with the devout Catholic Bruckner ― there is a basic spirituality that transcends the particulars of doctrine.) The next of these recordings I heard was the 4th, and it too captured something out of the ordinary. So I took the leap and bought this entire set, thinking I might kick myself if it went out-of-print before I could decide.
(...)

― R. Hutchinson's review at Amazon.com
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 1-9
Posted By : sexything | Date : 15 Nov 2021 18:58:55 | Comments : 5
Bachianas Brasileiras

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras no. 1-9 ● Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Nelson Freire et al.
20th Century Classical | EAC, single FLAC | CUEs + LOGs + Booklet + Covers | Rapidshare | 3 CDs | 848 mb

The Bachianas brasileiras constitute a series of nine suites by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, written for various combinations of instruments and voices between 1930 and 1945. Each represents a fusion between Brazilian folk and popular music and the style of Johann Sebastian Bach. Most of the movements in each suite have two titles: one "Bachian" (Prelúdio, Fuga, etc.), the other Brazilian (Embolada, O Canto da Nossa Terra, etc.).

― From Wikipedia
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Peter Brötzmann - Nipples
Posted By : sexything | Date : 01 Nov 2021 07:32:18 | Comments : 3
Peter Brötzmann - Nipples

Peter Brötzmann - Nipples
Free Jazz | 1 CD | EAC | RAR 5% recovery | MP3 320 kbps + booklet - no cue | 106 MB
Label: Calig | Catalog#: CAL 30604 | Released: 1969 | RapidShare

Nipples is a 1969 album by free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, originally released on the Calig record label. The title track is performed by a sextet comprising Brötzmann (tenor saxophone), Evan Parker (also on tenor saxophone), Derek Bailey (guitar), Fred Van Hove (piano), Han Bennink (drums), and Buschi Niebergall (bass). The other track featured, "Tell a Green Man", is performed by a quartet made up of Brötzmann, Van Hove, Niebergall, and Bennink.
Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun Complete Sessions
Posted By : sexything | Date : 01 Nov 2021 07:32:15 | Comments : 6
Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun Complete Sessions

Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun Complete Sessions
Free Jazz | 1 CD | EAC | RAR 5% recovery | FLAC + log + cue + booklet | 578 MB
Label: Atavistic Records | Catalog#: ATV 262CD | Released: 2007 | RapidShare

Arguably the single most important landmark in European free music: The original BRO Records LP restored to its 1968 format, with two alternate takes, new liner notes by Brötzmann and John Corbett, plus the only live version of MACHINE GUN ever recorded- in a deluxe UMS O-card package!
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