Multi-million-copy best-selling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of ´´the best teacher you ever had´´ (People Magazine), Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation´s history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. Along the way, he illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt´s-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts reshaped our military and national identity. From the Battle of Yorktown (1781), where a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive, to Fallujah (2004), which epitomized the dawn of the privatization of war, The Hidden History of America at War takes listeners inside the battlefield, introducing them to key characters and events that will shatter myths, misconceptions, and romanticism, replacing them with rich insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Paul Boehmer, Kenneth C. Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004169/bk_rand_004169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout her acclaimed, award-winning career, novelist Lara Vapnyar has consistently impressed critics with her striking honesty, empathy, and humor - yet never before have Vapnyar´s talents been as perfectly matched or shone as brightly as in her captivating latest novel, The Scent of Pine. Though Lena is only thirty-eight, she finds herself in the grip of a midlife crisis. She feels out of place in her adoptive country, her career has stalled, and her marriage has tumbled into a spiral of apathy and distrust - it seems impossible she will ever find happiness again. But then she meets Ben, a failed artist turned reluctant academic, who is just as lost as she is. They strike up a precarious friendship and soon surprise themselves by embarking on an impulsive weekend adventure. On the drive to Ben´s remote cabin in Maine, Lena begins to open up, for the first time in her life, about the tumultuous summer she spent as a counselor in a Soviet children´s camp twenty years earlier, when she was just discovering romance and her own sexuality. At a time when Russia itself was in turmoil, the once-placid world of the camp was growing equally unsettled, with unexplained disappearances and mysterious goings - on among the staff; Lena and her best friend are haunted by what they witnessed, or failed to witness, and by the fallout from those youthful relationships. It was a time of intense emotions, confusion, and passions, and ultimately very little turned out to be exactly as it seemed. As Lena reveals to Ben secrets she has long kept hidden, the lovers begin to discover together not only the striking truths buried in her past, but also more immediate lessons about the urgency of this short, stolen time they have together. A stirring, sexy, and breathtaking novel with an unforgettable twist, The Scent of Pine is both a poignant love story and a provocative tale of loneliness, longing, youthful romanticism, and the fickle nature o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019518/bk_adbl_019518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Preludio contains 130 easy attractive performance pieces from six centuries, thus offering the most important pieces for beginners´ guitar lessons in one comprehensive volume. The repertoire is ideal for first performances at music schools, as pieces for competitions and examinations or just as a ´treasure trove´ for teachers, pupils, students, and guitar lovers.The selected pieces can be played in the second to fourth year of guitar lessons. They are divided chronologically into five chapters and arranged progressively according to their level of difficulty. Each chapter refers to another epoch: Renaissance – Baroque – Classical period – Romanticism and early 20th century – modern, pop and world music. The result is a tune book which can already be used during or immediately after studying any guitar method.Most pieces can be played in the 1st and 2nd positions, without requiring any barré fingering or ties and slurs. The somewhat more difficult pieces that require small and large barré fingering as well as position playing are placed at the end of each chapter.The majority of the pieces are original works, and the editors have refrained from making any radical simplifications. Only a few difficult passages have alternatively been made easier to play such that the level of difficulty within a piece does not vary too much. Renaissance: E. Adrianssen: Canson EnglesaAnonym (17. Jhd.): What if a Day or a Month or a YearJ. Dowland: Mr. Dowland´s MidnightC. Negri: Bianco fioreF. Caroso: Chiara StellaC. Negri: CanarioAnonym (16 .Jhd.): A Scots TuneJ. Dowland: Orlando sleepethG.L. Fuhrmann: SubplementAnonym (17. Jhd.): A ToyeP. Attaignant: TourdionG. Morlaye: BransleAnonym (16 .Jhd.): GreensleevesR. Allison: AlmainH. Neusiedler: Welscher Tantz (Huppf Auff)J.H. Kapsberger: CanarioAnonym (16. Jhd.): Kemp´s JigT. Robinson: Robinson´s MayA. Le Roy: PassemezzeAnonym (16. Jhd.): Packington´s PoundBarock: C. Calvi: CanarioG. Sanz: EspañoletasG.F. Händel: PassepiedG. Zamboni: GavottaG. Sanz: CancionesC. Calvi: Sua CiacconaL. de Ribayaz: TorneoG. Zamboni: SarabandaG.F. Händel: PreludeJ.S. Bach: GavotteJ.A. Logy: GigueA. Brescianello: GavotteE.G. Baron: TrioJ.S. Bach: GavotteD. Kellner: PassepiedL. de Ribayaz: CanarioG. Sanz: VillanosC. Petzold: MenuetD. Kellner: AriaJ.S. Bach: BourréeKlassik: D. Aguado: ValseA. Diabelli: ModeratoF. Sor: Leçon No. 8F. de Fossa: Leçon No. 51M. Giuliani: Ecosaisse No. 10A. Diabelli: AllegrettoF. de Fossa: Leçon No. 59M. Carcassi: AndantinoD. Aguado: EstudioM. Giuliani: Ecosaisse No. 2F. Carulli: WaltzA. Diabelli: VivaceF. Carulli: AndantinoM. Giuliani: AndantinoF. Carulli: PreludeA. Diabelli: ModeratoM. Giuliani: AllegroN. Paganini: Ghirribizzi No. 13A. Diabelli: AndanteF. Sor: Leçon No. 2M. Carcassi: SauteuseM. Giuliani: AllegrettoF. Sor: Exercise No. 2W.A. Mozart: Andante graziosoM. Carcassi: RondoF. Carulli: ValseF. Carulli: Andante in La minoreF. Molino: RondoW.A. Mozart: AllegroD. Aguado: Ejercicio No. 12N. Paganini: Ghirribizzi No. 12D. Aguado: Ejercicio No. 3M. Carcassi: PastoraleF. de Fossa: Leçon No. 127J. Haydn: Chant national autrichienRomantik: N. Coste: Exercise No. 16J.K. Mertz: Übungsstück / Exercise No. 5J.S. Sagreras: Lección No. 79N. Coste: Leçon No. 3J.K. Mertz: Übungsstück / Exercise No. 11J.S. Sagreras: Lección No. 75J. Ferrer: Allegro moderatoF. Tárrega: PreludioA. Cano: ValsJ.S. Sagreras: Lección No. 65J.K. Mertz: Übungsstück / Exercise No. 2F. Tárrega: EstudioJ. Ferrer: ValsJ.K. Mertz: Übungsstück / Exercise No. 3J. Bosch: GitanillaP.A. Iparraguirre: CameliaAnonym (19. Jhd.): Romanza d´EspagnaF. Cimadevilla: ValsF. Tárrega: LágrimaA. Barrios Mangoré: MinuetoModerne/Pop/Weltmusik: Traditional / Griechenland: Lied vom Festland / Song from the mainlandTraditional / USA: Old Joe ClarkR. Smith-Brindle: Con motoTraditiona / Schottland: Highland LaddieTraditional / Spanien: El vitoTraditional / USA: Shove the Pig´s FootTraditional / Griechenland: Song from KarpathosTraditional / Spanien: MalagueñaTraditional / Schottland: Gary OwenB. Gröger: Sweet ConsolationTraditional / Schottland: Nan Clark´s JigO. de Chamisso: UndineJ.M. Borner: Warming upB. Szordikowski: A View to the Aran IslandsB. Gröger: Playing wavesTraditional / USA: Happy BirthdayL. Méneret: L´oasisL. Searle: If I Should Give You My LoveT. O´Carolan: Planxty George BrabazonT. Ratzkowski: Studie / StudyTraditional / Amerika: We shall overcomeB. Gröger: SparklersD....
from the 18th - 19th CenturyInstrumentation : pianoDescription : The new edition of this well-known educational album has been revised in such a way that it is even more suitable for use in music lessons. Some lesser known pieces have been removed, while Satie´s well-known ´Gymnopédie No. 1´, which has proven popular in lessons, has been added. The anthology is presented in a chronological order.Contenu : Baroque: G.F. Handel: Sonata in C major - CD. Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor - Sonata in G minor - F. Couperin: Le Petit-Rien - Pre-Classical: B. Galuppi: Sonata No. 2 in C major - C.P.E. Bach: Sonatina No. 3 in A minor - G.A. Benda: Sonatina in C minor - D. Cimarosa: Sonata in G major - J.C. Bach: Sonata in G major, Op. 5/3 - Classical: W.A. Mozart: Andantino in E flat major - J. Haydn: Sonata in A major - M. Clementi: Sonatina in F major, Op. 8/4 - Romanticism: F. Schubert: Waltz, Op. 127/5 - F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Andante sostenuto, Op. 72/2 - F. Chopin: Valse, Op. posth. - M. Reger: Improvisation, Op. 18/1 - Z. Fibich: Sonatina in D minor - E. Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1Date de parution : 17/09/1985Nombre de pages : 96Format : New Edition portrait
Pièces faciles pour piano avec conseils d´exerciceUrtextSelected and commentated by Nils FrankeUrtext - piano - Spanish - FrenchEditor: Franke, NilsWith the new Urtext Primo series, the Wiener Urtext Edition wants to close the gap arising at the point of transition to additional lessons after having studied a piano method. Beginning with a performance level which is outlined by pieces such as Bach´s Minuet in G (BWV Anh. 116), Mozart´s Minuet in F (KV 5) or Schumann´s Wilder Reiter (Op. 68/8), works by three different composers are selected for each volume of the Urtext Primo series, with the aim of offering piano pupils (or even adults who want to resume piano playing) a wide range of repertoire pieces on the basis of which they can enhance their technical and musical skills. The pieces´ range of levels of difficulty is relatively narrow so that the volume can be used continuously over a period of about two years. This is what distinguishes the Urtext Primo approach from almost all common anthologies. The selected repertoire takes into account not only pieces of the classic canon of lessons, but also lesser known works which are in no way of less importance for piano lessons. The Urtext Primo volumes are published in the internationally recognised standard of the Wiener Urtext editions. The explanations included in each volume shall help to deepen the knowledge of musical styles, music history and piano playing. A repertoire chart at the end of each volume gives a rough overview of the levels of difficulty of the selected pieces.Volume 4 combines works of the German Romanticism by Schumann, Brahms and Theodor Kirchner. Apart from well known pieces from Schumann´s ´Album for the Youth´ and the easiest waltzes from opus 39 (in the easier version) by Brahms, the selection contains the attractive set of variations from Schumann´s first Youth Sonata Op. 118/1 and Brahms’ Saraband in A minor WoO 5/1 as well as a number of pleasant pieces by Theodor Kirchner which continue the tonal air of Schumann and Brahms in easy playable pieces.Contenu - R. Schumann: The Wild Horseman, op. 68/8 - R. Schumann: Poor Orphan, op. 68/6 - R. Schumann: Hunter´s Song, op. 68/7 - R. Schumann: Servant Rupert, op. 68/12 - R. Schumann: Little Study, op. 68/14 - R. Schumann: First Loss, op. 68/16 - op. 68/21 - R. Schumann: The Horseman, op. 68/23 - op. 68/26 - R. Schumann: Mignon, op. 68/35 - R. Schumann: Nordic Song, op. 68/41 - R. Schumann: Presentiment/Theme with Variations, op. 118/1/II - R. Schumann: A Tale of Distant Lands, op. 15/1 - R. Schumann: Reverie, op. 15/7 - J. Brahms: Waltz op. 39/2 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/3 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/5 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/8 - J. Brahms: Watlr, op. 39/9 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/10 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/12 - J. Brahms: Waltz, op. 39/15 - J. Brahms: Sarabande in a (WoO 5/1) - T. Kirchner: Album Leaf, op. 7/1 - T. Kirchner: Piano Piece, op. 26/5 - T. Kirchner: Album Leaf, op. 49/2 - T. Kirchner: Album Leaf, op. 49/9 - T. Kirchner: Intermezzo (The piano tuner arrives), op. 49/9a - T. Kirchner: Album Leaf, op. 49/16 - T. Kirchner: New Scene from Childhood, op. 55/10 - T. Kirchner: New Scene from Childhood, op. 55/16 - T. Kirchner: New Scene from Childhood, op. 55/19 - T. Kirchner: New Scene from Childhood, op. 55/25 - T. Kirchner: Causerie, op. 60/1 - T. Kirchner: Causerie, op. 60/3 - T. Kirchner: Causerie, op. 60/12 - T. Kirchner: Miniature, op. 62/15 - T. Kirchner: Little Study, op. 71/3 - T. Kirchner: Little Study, op. 71/22 - T. Kirchner: Little Study, op. 71/29 - T. Kirchner: Little Study, op. 71/35 - T. Kirchner: Poco Allegretto, op. 72/13