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Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

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Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]

Petr Weigl, Georg Solti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin [2002/1988]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Русский (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.21 Gb (DVD9) | 144 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Petr Weigl's beautiful film evokes superbly this most atmospheric of opera, while Sir Georg Solti captures both the passion and subtlety of Tchaikowsky's magnificent score. The golden-voiced Teresa Kubiak sing the innocent Tatyana, Stuart Burrows is the ill-fated Lensky, and Bernd Weikl is Eugene Onegin, whose arrival is destined to change everybody's lives.

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

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VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismäki (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 840 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 338 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Soundtracks | Label: Megamania | # MGMCD 2222 | Time: 02:27:42

The rules of the game were clear when the credits for the soundtrack of Aki Kaurismäki's debut film Crime and Punishment gave the names Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Olavi Virta, the Renegades, Harri Marstio and Billie Holiday. Dostoevskian to say the least! Added to these as Kaurismaki’s career progressed were Tchaikovsky (the Pathetique Symphony a dozen or so times!), Shostakovich, Chuck Berry, the great Estonian Georg Ots, rhythm & blues, Finnish rock’n’roll (Melrose, with Tokela in the vocal lead), Jussi Bjorling, and Toshitake Shinohara - the Japanese composer of a host of beautiful scores now settled permanently in Karkkila, home of Kaurismäki himself. Not all are familiar to a non-Finnish audience. Yet Finn and foreigner, familiar and unfamiliar are as such one seamless entity, their associations equally fascinating. The director himself says he grabs armfuls of discs off his shelf at home before setting off for the editing room.

Steffen Schleiermacher, Berlin RSO, Johannes Kalitzke - Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)

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Steffen Schleiermacher, Berlin RSO, Johannes Kalitzke - Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)

Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)
Steffen Schleiermacher, piano; Ringela Riemke, cello; Natalia Pschenitschnikova, soprano
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conucted by Johannes Kalitzke

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Capriccio | # C5241 | Time: 00:55:12

Among his contemporary countrymen, the Russian Alexander Mosolov certainly underwent one of the most individual developments. However unknown most of his compositions have remained both in the Soviet Union and abroad, a single piece has ensured that his name has stayed lastingly present the Iron Foundry from the ballet 'Steel' (1926/27). It clearly ran contrary to the demands of 'Socialist Realism' gradually becoming established in the post-revolutionary Soviet Union and finally declared the official dogma by the authorities in 1932. Whereas the state demanded a kind of music that was easy to receive and could be directly accepted by broad sections of the population, some young composers saw themselves facing the challenge of keeping pace with the international avant-garde and adding a separate Russian and Soviet form.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 79:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-161 | Recorded: 1995

The chant and polyphony on this record is easier to approach than that on the Patriarchate Choir's Panikhida disc (OPS 30-97). The znamenny chant is "harmonized" in a way that shows clear Western influence: The parts often move in parallel thirds; six-four chords are common; the melodies seem to move toward a tonic. Fortunately, distinctive Russian elements remain. The basic melodies are typical of znamenny chant; there are plenty of passing-tone dissonances; and the most usual cadence is 1-4-5 (e.g., d-g-a), which gives a pleasing shimmer to the ending of each chant. The performance by Anatoly Grindenko and his singers is entirely persuasive. This is yet another valuable addition to the discography of this important, little-known repertory.

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 156 min | 42,2 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3833 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 156 min | 11,0 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

This is a star-led performance of one of the most popular romantic operas with the unrivalled pairing of Fleming and Hvorostovsky as the doomed lovers. Their onstage chemistry, emotional singing and outstanding acting make this a truly special and unique production. Thousands of movie-goers watched this production live in cinemas across Europe and the US in February 2007, when the production and the singing of the central characters met with great critical acclaim. Valery Gergiev, Russia's greatest living conductor, leads Russia's classic opera, with a thrilling account of Tchaikovsky's most intense and passionate score.

Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

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Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965)
The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 335 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 185 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: TCM Turner/Rhino | # R2 71957 | Time: 01:09:46

Maurice Jarre wrote the central musical motif of his score for Doctor Zhivago, "Lara's Theme," in a few minutes in a hotel, amid a frantic five-week rush to score the 197-minute movie. That theme made the Doctor Zhivago soundtrack album one of the biggest selling soundtrack of the 1960s, a considerable feat when one reckons in the competition from A Hard Day's Night, Never on Sunday, A Man and a Woman, Exodus, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rest of Jarre's score is more in the realm of lushly textured Russian-themed mood music, filled with dark male choruses, folk and folk-like themes, and dense orchestrations, sort of faux-Tchaikovsky. The stereo separation is used to good effect, and the music as a whole forms a kind of romantic/exotic travelogue as much as a dramatic sketch of the movie's action.

Göteborgs Symfoniker - Rachmaninov: Complete Operas (2004)

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Göteborgs Symfoniker - Rachmaninov: Complete Operas (2004)

Göteborgs Symfoniker - Rachmaninov: Complete Operas (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 802 MB | 02:52:47
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The great Sergei Rachmaninoff was not primarily known as an opera composer. However, his three operas have an important place in the music history books. This three-disc set includes all three of Rachamninoff's operas in their entirety (one per disc) and are presented in jaw-dropping performances under the baton of conductor Neeme Jarvi. The orchestra as well as the soloists and choirs truly deliver emotionally-drenched performances on all three operas.

Crucifuzz - Пустые лица (2019) {CSBR}

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Crucifuzz - Пустые лица (2019) {CSBR}

Crucifuzz - Пустые лица (2019) {CSBR}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 551 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 109 mb
Genre: indie rock, stoner rock

Пустые лица (Pustye Litsa) is the 2019 album by Crucifuzz of Samara, Russia. This was released on the CSBR label.

Maxim Shostakovich, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Dmitri Shostakovich: Film & Ballet Suites (1999)

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Maxim Shostakovich, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Dmitri Shostakovich: Film & Ballet Suites (1999)

Maxim Shostakovich, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre - Dmitri Shostakovich: Film & Ballet Suites (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 806 Mb | Total time: 76:42+67:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Melodiya | 74321 66981 2 | Recorded: 1966

This 2 CD set of Shostakovich's Ballet Suites and film music is a treasure. If you have yet to hear the Ballet Suites, do give this a listen. This is Shostakovich at his most genial and witty. Much credit must be given to the man who compiled and arranged these suites: Levon Atovmyan. Atovmyan is the man responsible for not only arranging these ballet Suites. He also arranged most of Shostakovich's film scores into concert suites. As much as I love Shostakovich's original work, these Atovmyan arrangements are even better. Much of the material used in the Ballet Suites was salvaged from one of Shostakovich's most unipsired works, the ballet The Limpid Stream.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 60:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-218 | Recorded: 1997

One thing you'll appreciate soon after you begin listening to this recording of Russian sacred Christmas music is how different Russian Orthodox Church traditions are from their Western counterparts. We are brought in touch with these differences only because of the remarkable efforts of Anatoly Grindenko and his Russian Patriarchate Choir, who nearly single-handedly restored ancient Orthodox liturgy to modern practice. This recording presents both monophonic and polyphonic chants, here recorded for the first time, which were used in various Russian monasteries during the 16th and 17th centuries. You won't recognize anything "Christmasy" here–the chants are specifically Russian, complete with drones and lots of open fourths and fifths, and follow the form of a service known as the "Vigil of the Nativity of Christ."

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin Records America | # V2-86291, 0777 7 86291 2 2
Experimental Rock, Electronic, Pop, World Fusion | Time: 00:52:04

If eclectic is your bag, then Heartbeat might be your thing. Like Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto employs a realm of many styles on this upbeat collection. Songs performed in Japanese, Russian, French, and English (by friends Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, and Deee-Lite's DJ Towa Towa and Super DJ Dmitri) top an already brimming album that is everything its predecessor, Beauty, wasn't. Two completely different versions of the title track add arty spice. "Triste" is a wonderful, lazy-afternoon stroll in Paris jazz; "Lulu" follows suit. Is there no end to this Sakamoto's talent? He does jazz, rap, and chucks in a couple of solo piano pieces reminiscent of his soundtrack work. "Songlines" came about via his score for Pedro Almodovar's High Heels. "Boram Gal" and "High Tide" – with guests Youssou N'Dour and Arto Lindsay, respectively – are both delicate and swathed in summer. Ingrid Chavez adds poet's fire to frozen dust on "Returning to the Womb" and contributes eerie funk on "Cloud #9."

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2006) [BDRip]

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Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2006) [BDRip]

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2006) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 13,8 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Shostakovich's musically brilliant and ingeniously panoramic opera about love, lust, power and oppression is fabulously well played by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Mariss Jansons in this authoritative production. Stage director Martin Kusej builds on formidable musical strengths to forge a relentless drama that explores with emotional conviction the shadowy, layered boundaries between victims and perpetrators. First-rate protagonist Eva-Maria Westbroek is phenomenal in her gripping interpretation of Katarina, compelling the entire cast, including the choir, to almost unbearable realism in their portrayal of timeless human weaknesses.

Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2010)

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Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2010)

Sigvards Klava, Latvian Radio Choir - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 209 Mb | Total time: 59:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1151-5 | Recorded: 2008

Composed in 1910, but only reconstructed from parts as late as the 1980s, after a long period of obscurity, the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is one of Sergey Rachmaninov's most profoundly moving choral works, as well as one of his most harmonically rich and sonically radiant compositions. This setting of the Liturgy, along with Rachmaninov's Vespers and other sacred pieces, enjoyed a significant revival in the 1990s during the general awakening of interest in religious music for meditative listening, and their popularity has continued through periodic releases of first-rate recordings.

Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:20 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 471029

Rachmaninov allegedly considered The Bells to be his best work, and it is not difficult to hear why. Written in 1913, it has a freshness of invention that is irresistible. Perhaps the text (an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe poem) struck a chord with this composer's sensibilities: different bells symbolize different facets of existence. The piece deserves more frequent airing, and it is to be hoped that Mikhail Pletnev and his Russian forces help raise awareness of it. The soloists are superb (Mescheriakova is particularly impressive), but the real star is the Moscow State Chamber Choir. This is a worthy companion to Pletnev's accounts of Rachmaninov orchestral works.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Supraśl: Orhodox Mosaic (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-229 | Recorded: 1996

Since the early 1990s, the excellent French label Opus 111 has released a number of recordings by the Russian Patriarchate Choir, which was founded in 1980 by Anatoly Grindenko. Grindenko, a successful performer on the double-bass and viola de gamba, has combined a devotion to the living tradition of the Orthodox liturgy with important and original musicological scholarship. The result has been the careful editing and inspired performance of a number of manuscripts representing early, and sometimes all but lost, traditions of Orthodox chant.