37 Original Piano PiecesInstrument : pianoNombre de Pages : 84The present collection of piano pieces invites the musician on a journey - of the mind. Images described by the music emerge like musical picture postcards: Songs, dances, atmospheres, portraits stir up longings and memories. In ´Reisebilder´ there are many composers who sing of their beloved home country in the language of folk music: the Norwegian Grieg, the Polish Chopin or BÃ©la BartÃ³k who saved the folk music of his Hungarian home country from oblivion with his recordings.But there are also a large number who yearn to see distant places and describe the longed-for country of their dreams. Often, it is just the outward appearance which makes the peculiar characteristics of the strange and unknown stand out, the distance that makes it look mysterious, exotic and enticing: The Russian Tchaikovsky composed a ´German song´, the German Schumann a Sicilian song. The Hungarian TakÃ¡cs portrayed ´Spanish Street Musicians´, Felix Mendelssohn created several ´Venetian Gondola Songs´. 37 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries - a journey into the large variety of piano music!Content : R. Schumann: A Tale of Distant Lands (from Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15) - Germany: P. Tchaikovsky: German Song (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) - F. Schubert: German Dance, called LÃ¤ndler in A minor (D 366/3) - German Dance, called LÃ¤ndler in A minor (D 366/4) - Austria: F. Schubert: Wiener Damen-LÃ¤ndler in G major, Op. 67/1 - Wiener Damen-LÃ¤ndler in G major, Op. 67/15 - F. BurgmÃ¼ller: Styrian Dance (from Studies, Op. 100) - Italy: R. Schumann: Siciliano (from Album for the Young, Op. 68) P. Tchaikovsky: Neapolitan Song (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) - F. BurgmÃ¼ller: Tarantella (from Studies, Op. 100) - F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Venetian Gondola Song in G minor, Op. 19b No. 6 (from Songs without Words) - A. Casella: Siciliana (from 11 Pezzi infantili) - Spain: J. TakÃ¡cs: Spanish Street Musicians (from From Far and Wide, Op. 37) - I. AlbÃ©niz: MalagueÃ±a (from EspaÃ±a, Op. 165) - J. Turina: Madrid (from Postcards) - Fiesta (from Miniatures, Op. 52 No. 7) - J. Rodrigo: RÃºstica (from Tres Danzas de EspaÃ±a) - France: J.P. Rameau: Tambourin (from Suite en mi) - Norway: E. Grieg: Norwegian Melody (from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12) - Poland: F. Chopin: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67/2 - Polonaise in G minor - Mazurka in G major, Op. 7/5 â€´´ Czech Republic: Z. Fibich: Furiant â€´´ Bohemian Dance (from Sonatina in D minor) - C. Debussy: Danse bohÃ©mienne - Hungary: B. BartÃ³k: Evening in the Countfy (from 10 Easy Piano Pieces) â€´´ Hungarian Folk Tune No. 34 - Hungarian Folk Tune No. 35 - S. Heller: Gypsies (BohÃ©miens, Op.138/19) - Romania: B. BartÃ³k: Romanian Folk Dance No. 1 - Romanian Folk Dance No. 4 - Russia: P. Tchaikovsky: In an Old Russian Church (from Album for Young People, Op. 39) â€´´ White Nights (May) (from The Seasons, Op. 37a) - Mongolia: Tong Shang: Friendship â€´´ Love Song on the Meadow (from Seven Little Pieces after Folk Songs from Inner Mongolia) - America: E. Nazareth: Tango GarÃ´to (from 25 Tangos brasileiros) - G. Gershwin: Prelude No. 2 - S. Joplin: The Easy Winners (Ragtime)
The Host in the Attic by Rohan Quine is a hologram of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, digitised and reframed in cinematic style, set in London’s Docklands in a few years’ time. Brilliant software engineer Rik and executive Jaymi work at digital agencies in London (surely unaware that their fates are destined to echo those of Basil and Dorian, respectively the painter and the subject of Wilde´s novel). Rik uses Jaymi’s appearance as the model or ´´skin” for a cutting-edge interactive hologram that navigates the Web in enhanced ways, tailored to every user. The dissolute bigwig ´´Champagne” Marc makes this into a business reality, and through his cynical eloquence electrifies Jaymi with the knowledge that Jaymi will hereby become the face of the Web. Throughout the film-shoot of Jaymi for the making of the skin, these honeyed words of Marc (like those of Wilde’s Lord Henry to Dorian during the portrait’s creation) light powerful fires of vanity and hubris behind Jaymi’s eyes. As this holographic Web-guide’s hold over global information grows to a near monopoly, Jaymi is lionised, finding no door closed. But he yearns for still more: to see what the hologram itself can see online. So by trickery he succeeds in getting hold of a unique copy of the prototype hologram, with all regular filters removed. In private files online he thereby discovers a not-yet-published novel that will come to be called The Imagination Thief, by Alaia Danielle, with whom he has an intense romance (echoing Wilde’s actress Sibyl Vane with Dorian). But when Jaymi brutally dumps her, triggering her suicide, he is shocked to observe, on the same evening, that the face on his private prototype hologram has become crueller. Fascinated, he realises its appearance is changing in accordance with his own behaviour - and he hides it in his attic. For years he uses his unique online access 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rohan Quine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156648/bk_acx0_156648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles´ breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles´ fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the ´´Beatles are more popular than Jesus´´ scandal. Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock ´n´ roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater. During his post-Beatles years, Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, including Jeff Beck, America, Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, his creative breakthroughs followed by unprecedented commercial success. Eventually, though, all roads bring Martin back to the Beatles, as the group seeks out new ways to memorialize their achievement under the supervision of the man who has come to be known as Sir George. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013216/bk_tant_013216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Georgia-born singer songwriter´s third studio album follows 2005´s quadruple platinum ´Piece By Piece.´ Produced by Mike Batt (Vanessa Mae, The Wombles), the record has been described as the third part of a trilogy of Melua albums, and remains faithful to the qualities that made her first two albums so successful. ´Pictures´ is a collection of timeless jazz tinged pop ballads which further cement Melua´s position as one of the world´s most gifted artists, arranged here for piano, voice and guitar.
This is a story from the Bliss & Other Stories collection. One of Katherine Mansfield´s finest short stories, Bliss introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and ´´Bliss´´ displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield: ´´Mr Reginald Peacock´s Day´´, ´´Pictures´´, ´´The Little Governess´´, ´´Feuille D´Album´´, and ´´A Dill Pickle´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001163/bk_naxo_001163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Features the original piano suite, along with virtually all of Moussorgsky´s other piano compositions, including the well-known piano arrangement of the Hopak of the Merry Young Ukrainians from the opera The Fair at Sorochintsy, and the Allegro and Scherzo from the incomplete Sonata in C Major for piano four hands.Content :Souvenir d´enfance [Childhood Memory/Vospominanie detstva] (1857; dedicated to Nikolai Aleksandrovic Obolenski)Scherzo in C-sharp Minor: 1st version (1858; dedicated to Liubov Mikhailovna Bube)Scherzo in C-sharp Minor: 2nd version (dedicated to Aleksandra Fëdorovna Izvolskaia)Ein Kinder-Scherzo (A Child´s Scherzo): 1st version [Jeux d´enfants-les quatre coins. Scherzo/Detskie igrï-ugolki (LITERALLY Children´s games-Puss in the corner). Skertso] (1859; dedicated to Nikolai Aleksandrovic Levašev)Ein Kinder-Scherzo: 2nd version (1860)Impromptu passionné (Souvenir de Beltov et Liouba): 1st version [Passionate Impromptu (Recollection of Beltov and Lyuba/Vospominanie o Bel´tov I Liube] (1859; dedicated to Nadežda Petrovna Opocinina)Impromptu passionné: 2nd version (1859)Sonata in C Major for piano four hands [Sonate pour piano à quatre mains/Sonata dlia fortepiano v 4 ruki] (1860), incompleteI: Allegro assaiII: ScherzoFrom Memories of Childhood [Souvenirs d´enfance/Izvospominanii detstva] (1865; dedicated to the memory of his mother), incomplete1. Nurse and I [Niania et moi/Niania i ia]2. First Punishment (Nurse Shuts Me in a Dark Room) [Première punition (Niania m´enferme dans le cabinet noir)/Pervoe nakazanie: Niania zapiraet menia v tëmnuiu komnatu], incompleteReverie (on a theme by Vyaceslav Alekseevic Loginov) [Rêverie/Duma] (1865; dedicated to Vyaceslav Alekseevic Loginov)La capricieuse (on a theme by Count Login Geiden) [The Capricious One/Šalun´ia] (1865; dedicated to Nadežda Petrovna Opocinina)Intermezzo symphonique in modo classico: 1st version [Symphonic Intermezzo in the Classic Manner] (1860-61)Intermezzo symphonique in modo classico: transcription of orchestral version (1867; dedicated to Aleksandr Porfir´evich Borodin)Pictures at an Exhibition [Tableaux d´une exposition/Kartinki s vïstavki] (1874; dedicated to Vladimir Vasil´evich Stasov)Promenade [Promenade/Progulka]1. Gnomus [Gnome/Gnom]2. Il vecchio castello [The Old Castle/Starii zamok]3. Tuileries (Dispute d´enfants après jeux) [Tuileries (Children´s Quarrel after Playing)/Tiul´eriiskii sad (Ssora detei posle igrï)]4. Oxen (The Oxcart) [Bydlo/Bïdlo]5. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks [Ballet des poussins dans leurs coques/Balet ne vïlupivišikhsia ptentsov]6. Two Jews, One Rich and the Other Poor (Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle) [Deux juifs l´un riche et l´autre pauvre/Dva evreia, bogatïi I bednïi]7. Limoges. Le marché (La grande nouvelle) [Limoges. The Market (The Big News)/Limož. Rïnok (Bol´shaia novost´)]8. Catacombae. Sepulcrum romanum [Catacombs. Roman Sepulchre/Katakombï. Rimskaia grobnitsa]9. The Hut on Chicken Legs (Baba Yaga) [La cabane sur des pattes de poule (Baba-Jaga)/Izbuška na kur´ikh nožkakh (Baba-Iaga)]10. The Great [Heroes´] Gate (in the Capital, Kiev) [La grande porte (Dans la capitale de Kiev)/Bogatïrskie vorota. V stol´nom gorode vo Kieve]On the Southern Shore of the Crimea (Gurzuf near the Ayu-dag. From travel notes) [En Crimée (Ghourzouff. Notes de voyage)/Na iužnom beregu Krïma. Gkhurzuf u Aiu-daga (Iurzuf). Iz putevïkhzametok] (1880; dedicated to Dar´ia Mikhailovna LeoMeditation: Album Leaf [Méditation: Feuillet d´album/Razdum´e: Listok iz al´boma] (1880)Une larme (Quasi fantasia) [A Tear/Sleza] (c.1880)The Seamstress: Scherzino [La couturière: Scherzino/Šveia: Skertsino] (1871)Near the Southern shore of the Crimea: Capriccio (Baidari. Gurzuf near the Ayu-dag. From travel notes) [En Crimée. Capriccio (Ghourzouff. Notes de voyage)/Bliz iužnogo berega Krïma. Baidarki kapricio. Gkhursuf u Aiu-daga (Iurzuf). Iz putevïkhzametok] (1880)In the Village [Au village/V derevne] (c. 1880; dedicated to Ivan Fëdorovic Gorbunov)Fair Scene, from The Fair at Sorochinsty [Scène de foire, de l´opéra La foire de Sorotchintsy/Iarmarocnaia stsena iz operï Sorocinskaia iarmarka] (arr. 1880)Hopak of the Merry Young Ukrainians, from The Fair at Sorochintsy: 1st version [Hopak de jeunes ukrainiens gaillards/Gopak veselïkh parobkov] (arr. 1880)Hopak of the Young Ukrainians: 2nd version (arr. 1880)
For years, the five families on exclusive Crescent Place lived in peaceful seclusion. But that changed when old Mrs. Lancaster was found brutally murdered with an ax. Suddenly, motives and suspects are developing at a rapid pace, and when the killer strikes again - and again - Louisa Hall knows it´s up to her to discover the clues that will develop a picture of murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014845/bk_adbl_014845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the Bible really tell us about the heavenly host?Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren´t based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26–38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you´re not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says.What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It´s a book about the loyal members of God´s heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word ´´angel,´´ that´s just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings. In The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser opened the eyes of thousands to seeing the Bible through the supernatural worldview of the ancient world it was written in. In his latest book, Angels, Dr. Heiser reveals what the Bible really says about God´s supernatural servants. Heiser focuses on loyal, holy heavenly beings because the Bible has a lot more to say about them than most people suspect. Most people presume all there is to know about angels is what has been passed on in Christian tradition, but in reality, that tradition is quite incomplete and often inaccurate.Angels is not guided by traditions, stories, speculations, or myths about angels. Heiser´s study is grounded in the terms the Bible itself uses to describe members of God´s heavenly host; he examines the terms in their biblical context while drawing on insights from the wider context of the ancient Near Eastern world.The Bible´s view on heavenly beings begins with Old Testament terms but then moves into literature from the Second Temple period? Jewish writ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137393/bk_acx0_137393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionThe Twilight soundtrack debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and topped the Rock Albums chart. This songbook contains Bella´s Lullaby and 10 more tracks from alt-rock bands author Stephanie Meyer listened to as she wrote the novels. Features the hits singles Decode by Paramore and Go All The Way (Into The Twilight by Perry Farrell, as well as songs by Muse, Linkin Park, Collective Soul, Mute Math and others, plus Never Think by British actor Robert Pattinson, who plays the movie´s male lead.SonglistBella´s Lullaby [Burwell, Carter]Decode [Paramore]Eyes On Fire [Blue Foundation]Full Moon [Black Ghosts, The]Go All The Way (Into The Twilight) [Newman, Daniel] [Farrell, Perry]I Caught Myself [Paramore]Leave Out All The Rest [Linkin Park]Never Think [Pattinson, Robert]Spotlight (Twilight Mix) [Mute Math]Supermassive Black Hole [Muse]Tremble For My Beloved [Collective Soul]