Laurence Pernoud

Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul Wertico - State of the Union (1999)

Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul Wertico - State of the Union (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: NAIM | # naimcd038 | Time: 01:07:02

Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, and Paul Wertico's Union is a busman's holiday for the musicians. On their second album, they take tunes from everywhere – the folk song "Jacob's Ladder," Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Double Rainbow," Lionel Bart's "Where Is Love?" from the musical Oliver, and some originals – and have fun with them, sometimes playing slowly and thoughtfully, sometimes melodically and warmly, sometimes in cacophonous free improvisation. The spontaneity of the sessions is added to by the recording process, which is strictly direct to stereo, unmixed and unedited, and in that sense true jazz. The players are familiar enough with each other to play sympathetically, but since they only get together occasionally, there are plenty of surprises. It may not be their best, most considered work, but there's some fine playing. (William Ruhlmann, AMG)

Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul Wertico - Union (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 14, 2016
Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul Wertico - Union (1997)

Laurence Hobgood, Brian Torff, Paul Wertico - Union (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: NAIM | # naimcd015 | Time: 01:01:09

Laurence Hobgood is best known for being singer Kurt Elling's regular pianist. Hobgood's solos are thoughtful and inventive, so it is only right that he finally has a chance to fully shine on this CD. The date actually features a co-op group that also includes the virtuosic bassist Brian Torff (who has had a lower profile since he impressed many during his period with George Shearing) and drummer Paul Wertico. Most of their collaborations on this set are taken at slow to medium tempos, with the improvisations being melodic, lightly swinging, and full of subtle surprises. Torff has a few features (being particularly impressive on "Amazing Grace"), Wertico plays well in support, and Hobgood is in top form. The program concludes with a humorous version of "What Am I Here For." Recommended (Scott Yanow, AMG).

Régine Pernoud, "Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths" (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 15, 2016
Régine Pernoud, "Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths" (repost)

Régine Pernoud, "Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths"
Publisher: Ignatius Pr | 2000 | ISBN: 0898707811 | French | PDF | 179 pages | 5.9 Mb

As she examines the many misconceptions about the "Middle Ages", the renown French historian, Régine Pernoud, gives the reader a refreshingly original perspective on many subjects, both historical (from the Inquisition and witchcraft trials to a comparison of Gothic and Renaissance creative inspiration) as well as eminently modern (from law and the place of women in society to the importance of history and tradition). …

Régine Pernoud - Medioevo, un secolare pregiudizio  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Proghunter at Aug. 12, 2015
Régine Pernoud - Medioevo, un secolare pregiudizio

Régine Pernoud - Medioevo, un secolare pregiudizio
Italian | 2001 | ISBN: 8845250067 | PDF | 190 pages | 4.7 MB

Laurence Juber: The Guitarist Anthology  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at March 7, 2015
Laurence Juber: The Guitarist Anthology

Laurence Juber: The Guitarist Anthology
DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | MPEG2 ~10347 kbps | English: AC3, 448 kb/s (2 ch) | 01:47:49 | 7.86 GB
Genre: Guitar lessons

Laurence Juber, the former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney and Wings, is the premier solo acoustic guitarist of our generation. His arrangements are beautiful, fluid, and stunning, yet never does he sacrifice musicality for technical virtuosity. On this DVD, Laurence performs and explains six of his most popular solo guitar pieces in DADGAD and standart tuning. In the special lesson sections, Laurence walks you through the key aspects and techniques required for each arrangement, and you can select from multiple camera angles: watch the full performance or see a close-up right or left hand. In addition, several bonus song performances are included.

Pernoud Régine, "Les Templiers"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 27, 2014
Pernoud Régine, "Les Templiers"

Pernoud Régine, "Les Templiers"
Publisher: PUF | 2011 | ISBN: 2130590233 | French | PDF | 147 pages | 0.9 Mb

« À côté d'une abondante littérature hagiographique et d'hypothèses foisonnantes, totalement gratuites et uniformément sottes, les documents, eux, s'imposent avec la rigueur la plus totale. Pour les Templiers, il est, encore une fois, à peine croyable de comparer en esprit la littérature (non plus hagiographique mais carrément démentielle en quelques cas) qu'ils ont suscitée, et d'autre part ces documents si simples, si probants, si tranquillement irréfutables qui constituent leur histoire vraie. »
FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music (2017)

FestspielOrchester Göttingen & Laurence Cummings - Handel: Water Music
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:59 min | 315 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

Countless richly decorated boats following the freshly crowned King George I, and behind him, Georg Friedrich Händel with his 50 musicians and the royal household: on July 17, 1717, the first suite of Händel's famous ""Water Music"" was performed in the middle of the Thames. His majesty took such pleasure in the music of the famous Händel that he had it repeated three times, twice before and once after dinner, although every performance lasted an hour. The boats full of people who wanted to listen were not to be counted. Wassermusik is still one of Händel's most popular works. It is therefore not surprising that the Festival Orchestra Göttingen admitted it into its program for its 10th anniversary in 2016. Conductor Laurence Cummings followed this arrangement of the single movements, as can be gleaned from the recently discovered earliest sources.
The Very Thought of You (1998) Martha - Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence

The Very Thought of You (1998)
DVDRip | MKV | 708x394 | x264 @ 1021 Kbps | 84 min | 702 Mb
Audio: English AAC 2.0 @ 130 Kbps | Subs: English (idx/sub)
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Laurence recounts to his neighbour how his life long friendship with Frank and Daniel has been overturned in just three days by their each independently meeting, and falling for, Martha, who has no idea of their connection. Slowly the tale unfolds, the narrative moving backwards and forwards gradually filling in the gaps until we see the whole picture.
Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Laurence Equilbey - Felicien David: Le Desert (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Laurence Equilbey - Felicien David: Le Desert (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 94:02 minutes | 934 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Conducted by Laurence Equilbey and featuring the renowned Accentus choir and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, this new recording of one of the French masterpieces of the mid-19th century is a real discovery. French composer Félicien David spent 4 years in Egypt and Algeria before returning to Paris, where he composed this romantic 'ode symphonie' which pandered to the popular orientalist trend and was a huge success throughout Europe. Born in 1810, Félicien David's voyage took him to Egypt and Algeria between 1831 and 1835.

Laurence Equilbey - Mozart: "Coronation" Mass & Vespers (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 21, 2017
Laurence Equilbey - Mozart: "Coronation" Mass & Vespers (2017)

Laurence Equilbey - Mozart: "Coronation" Mass & Vespers
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:42 min | 211 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

“A born Mozartian,” wrote Early Music Review after French conductor Laurence Equilbey led a festival performance of Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore (Solemn Vespers). That work is paired with the composer’s Krönungsmesse (Coronation Mass) for Equilbey’s Erato debut as conductor of the Insula Orchestra and Accentus Choir. The founder of both ensembles, in April 2017 she launches the Insula Orchestra’s long-term residency at the Paris region’s exciting new performance venue, La Seine musicale.