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Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
English: DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 16-bit & 24-bit
Russian: Dolby Digital Audio, 2.0, 48 kHz, 192 kbps
Thrash Metal, Documentary | ~ 39.88 Gb

This 2004 documentary film from the Heavy Metal maestros. In SOME KIND OF MONSTER, Metallica is forced to examine their nature and their very existence as bassist Jason Newsted quits the band and front man James Hetfield abruptly leaves the group to enter a rehabilitation facility due to alcohol abuse…

Pink Floyd: The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon (2003) [BDRip, 1080i] Re-up

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Pink Floyd: The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon (2003) [BDRip, 1080i] Re-up

Pink Floyd: The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon (2003)
MKV, MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080, 29.97fps | Dolby AC3, 48000Hz, 2 ch
Psychedelic / Progressive Rock / Documentary | English, Russian | 00:49:13 | ~ 3.67 Gb

This visual documentary of the making of The Dark Side of the Moon is everything it should be. There are interviews with all four of the band members, as well as some music critics and key associates like engineer Alan Parsons, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, and mix supervisor Chris Thomas…

George Harrison - Living in the Material World (2011) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

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George Harrison - Living in the Material World (2011) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

George Harrison - Living in the Material World (2011)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 16-bit / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 16-bit / DD 2.0 RU
Rock, Documentary | 03:46:27 | ~ 39.47 Gb

Stunning, award winning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music's greatest icons. Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material…

The Doors: When You're Strange (2010) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

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The Doors: When You're Strange (2010) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

The Doors: When You're Strange (2010)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1. 48 kHz, 24-bit / DD(RU) 5.1, 448 kbps
Rock, Documentary | 01:25:24+00:08:54 | ~ 22.51 Gb

Of course that's Johnny Depp narrating When You're Strange, the 2010 documentary about the Doors: who else but Hollywood's biggest fan of counterculture history? The film's other prominent attraction is the treasure trove of heretofore unscreened footage from the band's heyday, including backstage material, film-school stuff, and a curious project shot by (and starring) Jim Morrison after the group had broken through. That color footage, which When You're Strange returns to throughout its running time, has a bearded, zonked Morrison driving through the Southwest desert, on the road to who knows where…

Renée Fleming, Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra - Great Opera Scenes (1997)

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Renée Fleming, Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra - Great Opera Scenes (1997)

Renée Fleming, Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra - Great Opera Scenes (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 72:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 455 760-2 | Recorded: 1996

As the possessor of one of the great lyric soprano voices of our time, soprano Renée Fleming is in demand in the world's great opera houses. (It doesn't hurt that she's also lovely and a fine actress.) This album is an outstanding collection of great arias, ravishingly sung.

Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)

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Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)

Sigvards Kļava, Latvian Radio Choir - Tchaikovsky: All-Night Vigil; Sacred Choral Works (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 234 Mb | Total time: 53:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1352-2 | Recorded: 2020

This album presents a sequel for the award-winning album (ICMA Choral disc of the year) of Tchaikovskys sacred choral works by the Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Klava. These two albums together form the composers complete sacred works for the choir. The All-Night Vigil Op. 52 for mixed choir, also known as the Vesper Service, was written between May 1881 and March 1882. It was first performed by the Chudovsky Chorus conducted by Pyotr Sakharov in Moscow at the concert hall of the All-Russian Industrial and Art Exhibition on 27 June 1882. Tchaikovsky described the work as An essay in harmonization of liturgical chants. For this work the composer carefully studied the tradition of musical practice in the Russian Orthodox Church, which could vary considerably from one region to another.

Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

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Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)
Alexei Lubimov (piano), Jana Ivanilova (Soprano), Valentin Silvestrov (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Covers included | Time: 01:12:42
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Megadisc | # MDC 7832

Valentin Silvestrov is not just the Ukraine’s most prominent composer but also a major voice in the music of our time: a quiet voice, to be sure, and one that some will pigeon-hole at the soft-core end of the New Spirituality. But even a first encounter should suggest the presence of deeper perspectives, and encounters with the full range of his music only serve to confirm that impression. Russian commentators have long since ranged Silvestrov alongside Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Denisov as one of the most important figures that came to maturity in the 1970s. It was then that he produced music such as the two Cantatas – the earlier one for soprano and chamber orchestra, setting words by Tyuchev and Blok, the later one for a cappella choir to verses by Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Chevchenko. Both works blend Webernian angularity with an ecstatic lyricism.

Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Elisabeth Söderström, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, Seven Romances (1987)

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Elisabeth Söderström, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, Seven Romances (1987)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Elisabeth Söderström, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 63:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 411 940-2 | Recorded: 1983, 1986

The piano quintet is one of Shostakovich's most popular chamber music works, and has been ever since the first performance. The premiere came only a few years after "Pravda" had denounced the composer, and the work allowed him to rehabilitate himself and return to public musical life. But the bitter years were not forgotten: although the Soviet authorities were pleased with the new work, it is full of hidden references to the fear-stricken times, and can be understood as a critique of the system. This recording does justice to the work's context, with Ashkenazy and the Fitzwilliam Quartet delivering an extremely expressive performance.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1) & Songs (2014)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1) & Songs (2014)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1) & Songs (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 57:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine ‎| ODE12492 | Recorded: 2013

Rachmaninov’s rarely heard, and unfinished opera, Monna Vanna is recorded here in a newer edition by Gennadi Belov and led by Vladimir Ashkenazy, an iconic artist and expert in Russian music. This recording of Monna Vanna is a world première recording of the sung Russian version – the language in which Rachmaninov originally intended the opera to be performed.

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight (2009)

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Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight (2009)

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 209 Mb | Total time: 59:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 10544 | Recorded: 2008

The central panel of the opera is a monologue for the avaricious Baron, sung with terrific intensity by Ildar Abdrazakov. The impetuosity of his cash-strapped son, Albert, blazes from the singing of Misha Didyk, with Peter Bronder and Sergey Murzaev bringing astuteness of characterisation to the smaller but crucial roles of the Moneylender and the Duke. Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic with a sure feel for impetus and colour, etching in nuances of timbre and making the thematic fabric lucid while at the same time ensuring that the overall theatrical picture is vivid and emotionally telling.

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: Aleko (2010)

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Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: Aleko (2010)

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: Aleko (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 50:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 10583 | Recorded: 2009

Everyone – including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the chorus of Turin’s Teatro Regio – gets a chance to bask in the spotlight. But it’s Aleko’s central Cavatine, where he ruminates on his lover’s infidelity, that defines the drama, and Sergey Murzaev seizes his chance, singing with the histrionic grandeur we have come to expect from Russian basses. Svelta Vassileva and Evgeny Akimov are scarcely less vivid as the ill-fated lovers… it [Aleko] manifestly works on CD, and Noseda can take much of the credit. Having served an early apprenticeship in St Petersburg, he relishes the colour of the music and profiles its fine contours, never resorting to cheap emotionalism.

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi & Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi & Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi & Rachmaninov: The Miserly Knight (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 32000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 41 Gb
Audio1: Italiano, Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Alessandro Corbelli takes the title role in Annabel Arden’s whirlwind production of Puccini’s compact opera, in which the scheming Gianni Schicchi retrieves for himself the spoils of a disinherited family to pave the way for his daughter to marry her love. As performed at Glyndebourne, Gianni Schicci is here combined in a double bill with Rachmaninov's dark setting of Alexander Pushkin's 'little tragedy'. The Miserly Knight, also directed by Annabel Arden and featuring an outstanding performance from Sergei Leiferkus in the role written for the great Russian bass Fyodor Chaliapin.

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 812 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8730 | Time: 05:54:22

The years have seen Pierre Boulez record for CBS, Erato, EMI, and Philips, among other labels, but his most consistent and critically praised work has appeared on Deutsche Grammophon, where he has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, and his own Ensemble InterContemporain in many successful performances. These ensembles are heard on this trimline, six-CD box set of Igor Stravinsky's major works, which brings together Boulez's recordings of L'oiseau de feu, Petrushka, Le Sacre du printemps, L'histoire du Soldat, the symphonies, concertos, and other works, recorded between 1980 and 1996. As one of the leading champions of modernism, first as a composer and essayist, then as a prominent conductor, Boulez is regarded as an authority on Stravinsky's oeuvre, and it is difficult to imagine many conductors who have a better understanding of the technical and stylistic issues that affect performances. Boulez is also famous for his precision and meticulousness, which make the details stand out clearly in the rhythmically complex and texturally dense orchestral scores of the ballets, and yet seem so delicate and exact in the concertos and pieces for smaller ensembles.

Elsa Dreisig, Jonathan Ware - Morgen: Strauss, Rachmaninov, Duparc (2020)

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Elsa Dreisig, Jonathan Ware - Morgen: Strauss, Rachmaninov, Duparc (2020)

Elsa Dreisig, Jonathan Ware - Morgen: Strauss, Rachmaninov, Duparc (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 76:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| 9029531948 | Recorded: 2019

“Phenomenally good … Dreisig’s voice [is] youthful yet assured, agile yet fluid, and powerful through its entire range … We can certainly expect much more to come from this singer,” wrote BBC Music Magazine in its five-star review of Miroir(s), Elsa Dreisig’s debut album of operatic arias and scenes. It was subsequently nominated for two top awards, Gramophone and Opus Klassik.

Collage - s/t (vinyl rip) (1971) {Melodiya}

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Collage - s/t (vinyl rip) (1971) {Melodiya}

Collage - s/t (vinyl rip) (1971) {Melodiya}
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 167 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 76 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Collage is a 1971 album by a Russian jazz band of the same name. This was released on the USSR label Мелодия (Melodiya), is a vinyl rip and while it is slightly crispy (i.e. a bit of surface noise), it is cleaned up as best as possible.