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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4115 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 174 min | 9,45 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)

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Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)

Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 11 CDs, ~12h | 3,24 Gb | Scans->19,7 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BMG

This 11-CD set, one might say jokingly, contains all the music ever written for the soprano voice and a bit for mezzo as well. And indeed, it's a staggering collection: In addition to her great Verdi heroines (the two Leonoras, Aida, Amelia, and Elvira in Ernani), Price is heard in her Puccini roles–Manon Lescaut, Butterfly, Tosca–and at least two dozen other roles, most of which she never sang on stage. Here are her heroic, secure Leonore in Fidelio, Strauss's high-flying Egyptian Helen, Purcell's Dido, Barber's Cleopatra, Bellini's Norma, Ariadne, Verdi's Violetta and Desdemona, Bizet's Carmen, Mozart's Countess, and Fiordiligi…

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

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Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)
Schumann, Britten, Purcell, Fauré, Gounod, R.Strauss, Schubert, Poulenc, Debussy, Boulanger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2102 | Time: 01:08:50

Those of us who rejoice in the crystalline beauty of Carolyn Sampson’s interpretations of Bach, Handel and Purcell will welcome this bouquet of songs on a floral theme, her debut recital disc. It’s been a long wait, but our patience is repaid handsomely. With pianist Joseph Middleton she savours some choice blooms from, among others, Britten, Chabrier, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod and Strauss, her glorious soprano particularly affecting in Fauré’s Le papillon et la fleur and the wonderfully perfumed Les roses d’Ispahan. Middleton plays with dextrous delicacy throughout and brings real virtuosity to Strauss’s Mädchenblumen. Highly recommended.

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Ballad of an Unknown Boy (2003)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Ballad of an Unknown Boy (2003)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Ballad of an Unknown Boy (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 475 Mb | Total time: 117:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10153 | Recorded: 2003

Prokofiev's score for Ivan the Terrible is some of the best film music ever written, fusing the composer's melodic gifts, his salty version of high-romantic orchestration, his love of grand church chants and thrilling marches. Despite the lack of Eisenstein's visuals, this powerful recording captures much of the film's epic grandeur, with Polyansky drawing some massive climaxes and breathtaking moments of intimacy from his forces.
–Classic FM Magazine

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35; Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces (2016)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; MusicAeterna, conducted by Teodor Currentzis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875165122 | Time: 00:57:12

Testament to the versatility and musical command that Teodor Currentzis and his unique orchestra and choir possess, this new album brings together two diverse masterworks from two titans of Russian music. Although they have been acquainted for a long time prior, this recording represents the first musical collaboration between Teodor Currentzis and the exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The instant artistic rapport (an “artistic wedding” of sorts) between these two maverick musicians can be heard in this dynamic new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto - one of the most popular works in the violin repertory. Currentzis’ authentic approach to the folk influences in Stravinsky’s music (as revealed in Le Sacre du Printemps) is again very present in his interpretation of Les Noces.

The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Red Army Choir - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:56:16
Russian Folk Songs, Classical Marches, Brass & Military | Label: Silva | # SILKD 6034

The Alexandrov Ensemble (commonly known as The Red Army Choir in the West) is an official army choir of the Russian armed forces. Founded during the Soviet era, the ensemble consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble. The Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias and popular music. The group's repertoire has included The Volga Boatmen's Song, Katyusha, Kalinka, and Ave Maria. It is named for its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883–1946).

Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011 [Re-Up]

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Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011 [Re-Up]

Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011
Additional Music by Vitaly Gueviksman & Liut Guidravitchus
London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra; Soviet Army Choir

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 942 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Stanyan Records | # ST112-101 | 02:38:11

The Unknown War was a landmark television documentary series about the Soviet struggle against, and ultimate victory over, the Nazi war machine. In 1977-78, Rod McKuen traveled to Russia to supervise the scripts and write the score for this groundbreaking series that captures both the gripping detail and the epic sweep of Hitler's brutal invasion and the four-year battles that followed.

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]

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Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]

Claudio Abbado, Orchesrta of the Wiener Staatsoper - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2015/1989) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 9,36 Gb
Audio: Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Arguably Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina was incomplete at the time of his death and so this glorious production, from the Vienna State Opera, employs Shostakovich's scoring with the addition of the final chorus composed by Stravinsky in 1913. It is a work of immense power and humanity, set at the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia, a turning point in Russia's history when old forces came into conflict with new. Political intrigue, religious persecution, the tragedy of a nation, all form a backdrop against which individual dramas are acted out. The great Bulgarian bass, Nicolai Ghiaurov sings Prince Ivan Khovansky, the leader of the revolutionary Streltsys and Paata Burchuladze sings Dositheus, the leader of the Old Believers. Fellow Russians, including Ludmila Semtschuk as Marfa and Vladimir Atlantov as Khovansky's son, complete this formidable cast. This live recording of Alfred Kirchner's production of Khovanshchina is conducted by Claudio Abbado. Triumphantly hailed as "one of the great performances of our day, an unforgettable display of skill and sympathy combined", by the Financial Times, it is a recording to treasure.

Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)

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Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy - Serge Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (2015)

Sergey Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2015)
Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, conducted by Charles Bruffy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5148 | Time: 01:15:33

Sergey Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil, also known as the Vespers, is among his most admired works, and it was one of the composer's own favorites, along with The Bells. This 2015 Chandos release by Charles Bruffy and the combined voices of the Phoenix Chorale and the Kansas City Chorale presents the music in the super audio format, so the richness of the divisi choral parts and the depth of the basso profundo come across fully in the multichannel reproduction. Bruffy is the musical director of both groups, so his special rapport with them creates an even ensemble blend that balances the largely homophonic textures, and brings a consistency of approach to the three styles of chant Rachmaninov imitated, Kievan, Greek, and Znamenny. The beauty of the a cappella voices and the surprisingly lush harmonies make this setting immediately appealing and ultimately moving, and listeners who enjoy sacred choral music for inspiration or meditation will find the All-Night Vigil's smooth flow and expressive warmth well-suited to those purposes.

Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

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Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, Soloists - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)

P.I. Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, Mark Ermler, conductor
Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Vladimir Valaitis, Andrey Fedoseyev, Valentina Levko
Andrey Sokolov, Valery Yaroslavtsev, Vitaly Vlasov, Yury Dementyev, Galina Borisova

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 718 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 366 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | # 420 375-2 | Time: 02:40:13

This version of The Queen of Spades was originally recorded in 1974 and made available as a special import; it was then generally released by Philips in 1988. Reviewing it at the time, AB gave a level account of its strengths, but had little difficulty in preferring the Tchakarov set when it was issued in 1990. Deleted by Philips, the Ermler performance has now been restored to the Melodiya catalogue. I cannot see anyone dissenting from AB's view: certainly I do not, except perhaps to regard him as being over-generous in his account of Atlantov's Herman in calling it ''loud and unsubtle''. Stronger words would also be appropriate, especially when Atlantov is compared with the sensitive Wieslaw Ochman on the Tchakarov set. Valentina Levko is a good Countess in what is a well-established Russian tradition of responses to the role: AB thought the old lady's reminiscences not so pointedly delivered as by some other singers, and I would add that she would certainly have acquired a better French accent during her long sojourn as the Venus of Paris.

David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

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David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage à Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)
David Geringas, cello; Danish National Radio Choir & Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Parkman

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10106 | Time: 00:54:52

When in the first decade of the twentieth century, pioneering Russian creative artists turned to the sun for inspiration, they saw this theme as a symbol of liberation from turn-of-the-century decadence. In The Canticle of the Sun the power of the sun celebrates two liberating forces: specifically, the dedicatee, Mstislav Rostropovich, who shed light in the darkness of the later Soviet years (Gubaidulina has even spoken of the work embodying his ‘sunny personality’) and more generally, the spiritual sources which the composer has explored through her own musical journey within and beyond Soviet Russia. The Canticle of the Sun is a response to a text by St Francis of Assisi, in which he humbly glorifies the creator. Gubaidulina, aware that the music should not be ostentatious or complicated, suggests the mysteries of creation and humanity through solo cello and percussion, and places St Francis’s text in the restrained mouths of the choir as a kind of wondering response. The second work on this disc is a setting of five poems by Marina Tsvetayeva for unaccompanied choir.

Shostakovich - Romances, Songs Cycles for Bass and Piano (2011) {Brilliant Classics 9222 rec 1994}

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Shostakovich - Romances, Songs Cycles for Bass and Piano (2011) {Brilliant Classics 9222 rec 1994}

Shostakovich - Romances, Songs Cycles for Bass and Piano (2011) {Brilliant Classics 9222 rec 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2011 Brilliant Classics | 9222
Classical / 20th Century

A fascinating programme of song cycles for bass and piano by the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Although the title “Romances” suggest idyllic meandering melodies, Shostakovich constructs several layers of emotions as expressed by the poetry, from innocent beauty to irony and deep despair. Performed with profound understanding by Russian forces.

VA - Take a Trip, Part 4 (2018)

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VA - Take a Trip, Part 4 (2018)

VA - Take a Trip, Part 4 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:19:26 | 180 Mb / 424 Mb
Genre: Trip Hop, Experimental, Downtempo / Label: Cuntroll

Cuntroll – is a Russian music label which aim is to promote breakcore, trip-hop, ambient, and abstract hip-hop music. The label is interested to produce the most of the material sent, from both up-and-coming and established musicians, encompassed by more than 50 artists and performers from all over the world. We also organize our own events over the year (parties, concerts, summer film screenings, open-airs and music festivals). In addition, we work in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Norway, participating in the organization of concerts for Pink Floyd Show, Scooter, The Rasmus, and many famous Russian band.

Magdalena Kozená - Lieder (2004)

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Magdalena Kozená - Lieder (2004)

Magdalena Kozená - Lieder (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 256 MB | 01:03:19
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena has a lovely, full voice that runs effortlessly up into the soprano range. Barely in her thirties with a camera-ready face, she is also the subject of a great amount of publicity in the classical world, which is luckily justified thanks to her pure and graceful vocal power. I have yet to see her sing live, but if this recording is any indication, she must be quite theatrically charismatic in performance. Granted there are far more highs than lows, I just wish her selection of material on this recording were as immaculate.

Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990) Expanded Remastered Edition 2013 [Re-Up]

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Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990) Expanded Remastered Edition 2013 [Re-Up]

Basil Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October: Music From The Motion Picture (1990)
Expanded Remastered Edition 2013
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 371 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 141 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 257 | 01:10:11

World premiere expanded CD of Basil Poledouris soundtrack for John McTiernan film from Tom Clancy novel, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones, Sam Neill. Sensational action-suspense tale is film introduction of Jack Ryan (Baldwin), working with CIA intelligence to determine if Soviet commander piloting nuclear super-sub heads towards U.S. waters to defect… or launch attack. Best of four films featuring Jack Ryan to date, Poledouris brings inspired mood, color to exciting tale by weighing anchor with magnificent, massive "Hymn To Red October" for large orchestra, chorus, then taking off with vivid cues for orchestra, layers of electronics plus his chorus. Score literally provides rhythm, pulse of movie as well as underlines intense action sequences. Interestingly, one of score's few moments of respite comes with reflective "Two Wives", a gentle cue dropped from finished film. Entire score remains one of composer's most important works, and earns it's place as a classic of nineties motion picture music! Original MCA label CD was mere 30-minute sampling of score. Intrada CD offers over an hour of masterful music including first release of "End Title" given significance in one point by powerful presentation of main hymn melody via orchestra sans choir in dynamic manner.