DescriptionAn original and exciting collection of anthems and other choral pieces written for the Orthodox Church and inspired by the Church in Russia, selected by Ralph Allwood. Partly because of the re-emergence of the Church in the former Soviet Union, interest in Christian musical sources alternative to the great body of the Anglican and other Western Christian traditions has grown sharply in recent years. Though the works presented here may be unfamiliar, they are all masterly. Designed to appeal to choirs of various levels, the collection includes a Kontakion and Ikos for the funeral service, anthems by Great Russian Romantics: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Grechaninov; and composers from our age: Stravinsky, Schnittke, or Arvo Part speaking for a tradition outside the Orthodox Church, as well as settings of the Lord´s Prayer in both Russian and English by John Tavener. SonglistBlessed Is The Man (The All Night Vigil, Op.37) [Rachmaninov, Sergei]Come Let Us Worship (The All Night Vigil, Op.37) [Rachmaninov, Sergei]How Blessed Are They That Are Chosen By Thee (Tchaikovsky)Kontakion And Ikos For The Funeral ServiceLet My Prayer Arise (Chesnokov)Mother Of God And Virgin (Arvo Part)Movement Iv- From Concerto For Mixed Chorus (Schnittke)O Praise Him- From The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op.41 (Tchaikovsky)Otche Nash (John Tavener)Pater Noster (Stravinsky)The Cherubic Hymn- From The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op.29 (Grechaninov)The Cherubic Hymn- From The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op.31 (Rachmaninov)The Cherubic Hymn- From The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op.41 (Tchaikovsky)The Lord´s Prayer (The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom Op.41) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]The Lord´s Prayer [Tavener, John]We Sing To The- From The Liturgy Of St. John Chrysostom, Op.41 (Tchaikovsky)We Sing To Thee (A.I.Labinski)When Jesus Christ Was Yet A Child- From Chansons Pour La Jeunesse, Op.54 No.5, Legend (Tchaikovsky)
A delightful collection of humorous classic tales by some of the world´s greatest racconteurs.1. ´´The Cabmen’s Shelter´´, by A. J. Alan2. ´´The Giraffe Problem´´, by Barry Pain3. ´´The Man Who Stole a Meeting House´´, by John Townsend Trowbridge4. ´´Hot Potatoes´´, by Arnold Bennett5. ´´Mons. Cassecrouche’s Inspiration´´ by George Walter Thornbury6. ´´The Burglary´´, by Arnold Bennett7. ´´The 19 Club´´, by A. J. Alan8. ´´Self-Help´´ by W. W. Jacobs9. ´´Gabriel-Ernest´´, by Saki10. ´´An Undergraduate’s Aunt´´, by F. Anstey11. ´´Major Namby´´, by Wilkie Collins12. ´´The Lightning-Rod Man´´, by Herman Melville13. ´´The Murder of the Mandarin´´, by Arnold Bennett14. ´´A Coincidence´´, by A. J. Alan15. ´´Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty´´, by Stacy Aumonier16. ´´The Mc Wiliamses and the Burglar Alarm´´, by Mark Twain17. ´´Memoirs of a Yellow Dog´´, by O. Henry18. ´´The Belated Russian Passport´´, by Mark Twain19. ´´The Test´´, by W. W. Jacobs20. ´´The Model Millionaire´´ by Oscar Wilde21. ´´Smoked Skipper´´, by W. W. Jacobs22. ´´Curried Cow´´, by Ambrose Bierce23. ´´The Black Poodle´´, by F. Anstey24. ´´The One Million Pound Banknote´´, by Mark Twain25. ´´The Changeling´´, by W. W. Jacobs26. ´´The Inconsiderate Waiter´´ by J. M. Barrie 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000439/bk_redd_000439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY ROBERT CHANDLER, UPDATED AND REVISED The twentieth century War and Peace, a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs, whose lives in the army, the gulag, a physics institute, a power station and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked, from their darkest to their most poetic moments. Judged so dangerous by the Soviet authorities that the manuscript was immediately confiscated when completed in 1960, Grossman´s masterpiece was finally smuggled into the West and published in 1980. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
THE ORIGINAL AND BEST TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL GLENNY 50th Anniversary Edition Afterwards, when it was frankly too late, descriptions were issued of the man: expensive grey suit, grey beret, one green eye and the other black. He arrives in Moscow one hot summer afternoon with various alarming accomplices, including a demonic, fast-talking black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order are in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, can resist the devil´s onslaught. Brilliant and blackly comic, The Master and Margarita was repressed by Stalin´s authorities and only published after the author´s death. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, a stunning new translation of Boris Pasternak´s Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece, the first since the 1958 original.
DescriptionA graded collection of melodic masterpieces from the Romantic and modern repertory. Selected and edited by Denes Agay.SonglistAlbum LeafEveningGavotte Polka ItalienneRondo-MarchThe Mechnicl Doll
In the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces and some of the most highly regarded works in Russian literature. The poignant ´´The Lady with the Little Dog´´ and ´´About Love´´ examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as ´´Peasants´´, ´´The House with the Mezzanine´´, and ´´My Life´´, Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales - developing a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Oleg Fedotov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000048/bk_zaot_000048_sample.mp3.