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Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

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Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conducted by Thierry Fischer; Soloists of the Kirov Opera

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9488 | Time: 00:59:44

This CD offers a rare opportunity to hear Igor Stravinsky's opera buffa, 'Mavra.' At only 28 minutes, the opera is short, but interesting. By scoring the orchestra with full winds and just a handful of strings, Stravinsky molded the usually romantic opera genre into his cool, neoclassical form. Both the singing and the playing are highly energetic, and contain a certain wittiness. Conductor Thierry Fischer does something quite amazing: instead of the usual separation between voice and pit orchestra, Fischer puts the orchestra in direct dialogue with the stage action, creating an incredible integration. The 'Octet' and 'Concertino', more standard works, are also well played. Attacks and articulations are so very clean, and it was this cleanliness that attracted Stravinsky to wind instruments in the first place. Unlike other Stravinsky recordings, this one has the vitality and moodiness that make the notes sparkle. One always feels a sense of propulsion. In the 'Concertino', this rhythmic drive is contrasted beautifully with eerie string lines. The 'Octet' manages to achieve a perfect chamber music feel. The ensemble never forces the sound, and the result is an elegant, interesting and contagious performance. The same could be said for the whole album.

St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)

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St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)

St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:18 | 260 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 776-2

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31, is a musical work by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of his two major unaccompanied choral works (the other being his All-Night Vigil). The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is the primary worship service of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Rachmaninoff composed the work in July, 1910 at his summer estate Ivanovka, following his American tour of 1909. Writing to his friend Nikita Morozov, Rachmaninoff said of the work, "I have been thinking about the Liturgy for a long time and for a long time I strove to write it.

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

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Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 77:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | 2625 | Recorded: 2014

25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes Remember me, my dear, recorded during the final tour the group made in October 2014.
Named for the Scottish ballad which concludes it, the programme is emblematic of the range of repertoire the Norwegian saxophonist and British vocal quartet explored together from Pérotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume le Rouge, Antoine Brumel to Komitas, Arvo Pärt and more.

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

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King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

Dobranotch - Merčedes Kolo (2019)

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Dobranotch - Merčedes Kolo (2019)

Dobranotch - Mercedes Colo (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:04:02 | 438,81 MB
World, Folk, Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan traditional music | Label: CPL-Music

The band Dobranotch was set up in 1998 in France where a group of musical friends from St. Petersburg was driven by wanderlust and the love of fresh musical experiences. After some years of travels the band came back to St. Petersburg to create a new lineup and new sound. Dobranotch performs Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan traditional music, drawing on deep knowledge of traditions, rich experience in traveling and interacting with traditional musicians from different countries. The band's repertoire also includes Russian songs of the golden age of brass bands.

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]

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Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) [Non-Remastered English Version]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 208 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic | Label: Capitol | # CDP 7 46039 2 | Time: 00:36:19

The Man-Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop – less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals ("The Robots," "Spacelab," and the title track); others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject ("Neon Lights" and "Metropolis"). Plus, there's "The Model," a character sketch that falls under the latter category but takes a more cynical view of the title character's glamorous lifestyle. More pop-oriented than any of their previous work, the sound of The Man-Machine – in particular among Kraftwerk's oeuvre – had a tremendous impact on the cold, robotic synth pop of artists like Gary Numan, as well as Britain's later new romantic movement.

Feodor Chaliapin - The Complete Recordings (2018) {13CD Set Marston 51301-2}

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Feodor Chaliapin - The Complete Recordings (2018) {13CD Set Marston 51301-2}

Feodor Chaliapin - The Complete Recordings (2018) {13CD Set Marston 51301-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.20 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.11 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 604 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Marston | 51301-2
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Folk / Bass / Russian Traditions / Historical

Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) (bass) was in the opinion of many the greatest singing actor of the 20th century. Like Enrico Caruso, the name Chaliapin continued to be a household word long after his death. A case in point is that the Sobranie tobacco company continued to market their “Chaliapin” cigarettes into the 1970s. Producing a Chaliapin set has long been a desire of Marston, yet due to the size of the compilation, the production costs, and the time involved, this project has been pushed to the back burner time and time again. With the financial assistance of some of our generous supporters, we have finally released a thirteen-CD set containing every known recording of Feodor Chaliapin numbering well into the two hundreds.

Александр Демидов - Выносливость (2019)

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Александр Демидов - Выносливость (2019)

Александр Демидов - Выносливость (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 248 MB | Cover | 37:25 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 88 MB
Classical | Label: Balt-Music Jsc. (fka BOMBA-PITER)

Talented and young musician, performing both Russian and foreign hits of classical repertoire and modernity.

Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Symphonic Dances (2018)

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Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Symphonic Dances (2018)

Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Symphonic Dances (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:19 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR-Klassik | Catalog: 900154

Rachmaninov’s setting of Konstantin Balmont’s translation of Poe’s poem, The Bells has long been a favourite of performers and audiences alike, and it is easy to understand why. Journeying from the sleigh bells of youth, to wedding bells, to alarm bells and finally to the death knell, this work creatively rings life’s changes on a larger-than-life musical canvas. Jansons’ direction is incisive and insightful; and soloists, chorus and orchestra all respond in like manner.

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2015) [Blu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 16h10min+112min(bonus) | 43,9+43,1+41,3+42,1 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 16h10min | 51,2 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

Nobody is better suited to undertake such a challenge than Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra. Over a period of a year all 15 Symphonies and 6 Concertos have been recorded at Salle Pleyel in Paris. What an adventure for the artists and the big production team! Never before in the history of television has something like this been undertaken including the very first “Ring” for television at Bayreuth.

Valery Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: Liturgia Domestica (1995)

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Valery Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: Liturgia Domestica (1995)

Valery Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Grechaninov: Liturgica domestica, op.79 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 230 Mb | Total time: 55:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos| # CHAN 9365 | Recorded: 1989

Grechaninov was one of the many composers who did not like the takeover of power by the Bolsheviks in Russia. He seized the first opportunity to leave with both hands and took refuge in Paris. Just before the Second World War, in 1939, he chose New York as his permanent residence. Grechaninov wrote his first opera "Dobrinya Nikitich", in which the famous Shalyapin played the title role, under the inspiring leadership of his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov. As a convinced Russian Orthodox believer, he also wrote many religious works. "Liturgia domestica" from 1917 is based on the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Ironically, the same church that inspired him to do this work forbade its execution because it was an unorthodox instrumental occupation. So it's good to listen to this CD. The Russian State Symphony Choir and Orchestra are conducted by Valéry Polyansky.

Oleg Malov, Tatiana Melentieva, Piotr Migunov, Lege Artis Choir - Alexander Knaifel: Lukomoriye (2018)

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Oleg Malov, Tatiana Melentieva, Piotr Migunov, Lege Artis Choir - Alexander Knaifel: Lukomoriye (2018)

Oleg Malov, Tatiana Melentieva, Piotr Migunov, Lege Artis Choir - Alexander Knaifel: Lukomoriye (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:43 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 2436

The fourth New Series album from the St Petersburg-based composer Alexander Knaifel may be his most wide-ranging to date, voyaging from the sacred to the secular and back again via several inspired detours. It includes two Prayers to the Holy Spirit, movingly performed by the Lege Artis Choir. Tatiana Melentieva sings Bliss, based on Alexander Pushkin’s poem, and the great Russian poet is cross-referenced with St Ephraim the Syrian in O Lord of All My Life (A Poem and a Prayer) sung by Piotr Migunov.

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St Johns College, Cambridge - Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John’s (2010)

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Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St Johns College, Cambridge - Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John’s (2010)

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St Johns College, Cambridge - Hear My Words: Choral Classics from St John’s (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 77:25 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5085 | Recorded: 2010

As exclusive Chandos artists, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge here presents its second release. The first CD, of choral music by Howells (CHAN10587), was released to rave reviews in March this year. Choir and Organ wrote: ‘There is musicianship here of a rare and moving kind.’ This new release of popular choral classics should meet with a similar reception while at the same time appealing to a wider audience.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017) [BDRip]

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017) [BDRip]

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 150 min | 8,22 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Originally composed to celebrate Pushkin’s centenary, the full title of the work - The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan - is indicative of the fantastical content of the opera. It is an old-fashioned Russian treat for the eyes and the ears from the country’s most long-standing musical institution. Filled with colourful music that is typical of Rimsky-Korsakov’s style, it is the origin of the instantly recognisable Flight of the Bumblebee, which arrives when the magic Swan-Princess changes Prince Gvidon Saltanovich into an insect.