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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9303 | Recorded: 1994

The setting of 13 sacred musical texts is natural territory for Grechaninov, a member of the so-called 'new Russian choral school’ that included Sergey Rachmaninov and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. They were all associated with the Moscow Synodal School of Church Music and its Synodal Choir.

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.

Jozef Benci & Jana Nagy-Juhász - Russian Romances (2019)

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Jozef Benci & Jana Nagy-Juhász - Russian Romances (2019)

Jozef Benci & Jana Nagy-Juhász - Russian Romances (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 202 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:02:02
Classical, Vocal | Label: Supraphon

In the 19th century, composers sought inspiration in poetry, the simplicity and modesty of folk songs. Romances reflecting on loneliness, betrayed love and the misery of the abandoned occupied a special position in Russian lyric poetry in the first half of the 19th century, represented by A. S. Pushkin and other writers. Based on the Romantic poets’ works, composers expressed their own intimate feelings, as well as muted defiance. One of the first to have written romances was Mikhail Glinka, the founder of the Russian nationalist music school. A whole generation of his successors, including P. I. Tchaikovsky, embraced the genre, creating numerous romances, mainly set to contemporary Russian poetry. Especially noteworthy among such works is M. P. Mussorgsky’s cycle Songs and Dances of Death, made up of four pieces depicting the horror and bizarreness of death, referred to by the composer as “danse macabre”. Jozef Benci is a highly esteemed opera and oratorio singer, a soloist of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, who has worked with the Czech Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek, performed with Edita Gruberová and other renowned artists.

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24978 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 173 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3573 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 173 min | 9,40 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Kent Nagano superbly masters the challenges presented by this score, shapes the dynamics with subtle intensity, and casts the score in a mellow glow. As Marfa, the spurned lover of Ivan Khovansky‘s son Andrei, Doris Soffel unfolds such a rich palette of sonorities, from the pathos of the lower ranges to shaded discant heights, that “one is tempted to speak of a Russian mezzo”. The final chorus, which Mussorgsky did not compose, is played in the orchestrally transparent version of Igor Stravinsky – the third great Russian composer who contributed to making “Khovanshchina“ a timeless, gripping stage work. With his stripped-down sets and historicising costumes, director Dmitri Tcherniakov, one of the new voices of contemporary Russian theatre, builds a bridge to the political present. A lesson in history and music!.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573218 | Time: 00:59:36

If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions and thus risk causing offence, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony. Setting Babi Yar, Yevtushenko’s blistering denunciation of Soviet antisemitism, in the 1960s was an act of political defiance for the composer. First heard in this country in Liverpool, it is highly appropriate that it forms the conclusion and climax of the RLPO’s riveting Shostakovich cycle. The power this performance accumulates at the climaxes of the second and third movement is lacerating; the men’s choruses may not sound totally Russian, but Alexander Vinogradov is a superb bass soloist, and Vasily Petrenko is as good at gloomy introspection as he is at brittle confrontation.

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsretdam - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2012) [BDRip]

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Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsretdam - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2012) [BDRip]

Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsretdam - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2012) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 151 min | 10,7 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Described by Tchaikovsky as ‘lyric scenes’, Eugene Onegin receives a spectacular reinterpretation from the Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. His productions create controversy and excitement around Europe, and here he takes Pushkin’s story of illusion, disaffection and frustrated love, and places the protagonists – world-weary Onegin and naïve, passionate Tatyana – in a triple temporal perspective, referencing the theatrical present, the period of the work’s composition, and the pageant of Russia’s history. Mariss Jansons, renowned for his mastery of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, conducts this performance from Amsterdam’s Muziektheater.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Russian Romances (1991)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Russian Romances (1991)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Russian Romances (1991)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:54 | 203 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432 119-2

Though Dmitri Hvorostovsky revisits repertoire he recorded in his 1991 ‘Russian Romances’ disc in the heady months following his sensational win at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition (Philips, 10/91 – nla), he has little to fear from comparisons with his more svelte-voiced younger self. Early in his career, he made his name more in recitals than in opera.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2014)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2014)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14 (2014)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Gal James, soprano; Alexander Vinogradov, baritone (bass)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573132 | Time: 00:49:33

At its première in June 1969 Shostakovich described his Symphony No. 14, in effect a symphonic song cycle, ‘a fight for the liberation of humanity…a great protest against death, a reminder to live one’s life honestly, decently, nobly…’ Originally intending to write an oratorio, Shostakovich set eleven poems on the theme of mortality, and in particular early or unjust death, for two solo singers accompanied by strings and percussion. This is the penultimate release in Vasily Petrenko’s internationally acclaimed symphonic cycle.

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs
Ekaterina Sergeeva, mezzo soprano; Alexander Timchenko, tenor
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0770 | Time: 01:31:10

As a composer of orchestral music, Alexander Scriabin is best known for his last two idiosyncratic symphonies, the Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, which are essentially symphonic poems, not symphonies in the conventional sense. The Symphony No. 1 (1900) and the Symphony No. 2 (1901), however, are more recognizable as symphonies in their multiple-movement forms, and their durations are comparable to the expansive symphonies of Scriabin's contemporary, Gustav Mahler. They also share the post-Romantic tendency toward Wagnerian harmonies, rhapsodic melodies, and lush orchestration, which, in Scriabin's case, were developed to express heightened emotional states and mystical transcendence. This 2016 double SACD by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra presents each of the symphonies on its own disc, and the high-quality multichannel sound is ideal for bringing across the subtle nuances of tone color and the shifting of dynamics that are characteristic of his style.]

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 681 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2 | Time: 04:57:24

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Ikon: Rachmaninov, Tavener, MacMillan, Stravinsky, Kalinnikov, Holst, Pärt, Chesnokov (2006)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Ikon: Rachmaninov, Tavener, MacMillan, Stravinsky, Kalinnikov, Holst, Pärt, Chesnokov (2006)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Ikon: Rachmaninov, Tavener, MacMillan, Stravinsky, Kalinnikov, Holst, Pärt, Chesnokov (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 266 Mb | Total time: 63:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # B0006825-02 | Recorded: 2006

Ikon by Harry Christophers and the Sixteen is a marvelous offering of sacred choral gems, the group's second collection on Decca following the successful 2005 release Renaissance: Music for Inner Peace. A perfect disc to introduce this well-established vocal ensemble to newcomers, Ikon consists of 16 works that are evenly matched in their sublime moods and understated delivery; listeners who might enjoy an hour-long disc of uninterrupted "chill-out" bliss are likely to find it here, while others who relish gorgeous tone quality and rich divisi harmonies will be delighted with the warm, resonant performances.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)
The Grand Choir ‘Masters of Choral Singing’, conducted by Lev Kontorovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1238-2 | Time: 01:04:27

Ondine’s third release with the star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is devoted to sacred works by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. Hvorostovsky is accompanied by the prestigious Russian Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing,” conducted by Lev Kontorovich, a choir that keeps up the best traditions of Russian choral singing.

VA - Anthology of Contemporary Choral Music by Russian Composers, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018-2019)

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VA - Anthology of Contemporary Choral Music by Russian Composers, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018-2019)

VA - Anthology of Contemporary Choral Music by Russian Composers, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018-2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 554 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 300 Mb | 02:10:01
Classical, Choral | Label: Melodiya

Firma Melodiya and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with support of the All-Russian Non-governmental Organization The Union of Russia’s Composers present the first release from the large-scale project Anthology of Contemporary Choral Music by Russian Composers performed by the Chamber Choir of the Moscow State Conservatory.

Patricia Kaas - 19 Par Patricia Kaas (2009) Re-up

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Patricia Kaas - 19 Par Patricia Kaas (2009) Re-up

Patricia Kaas - 19 Par Patricia Kaas (2009)
Pop | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 19 Tracks
Sony Misic CIS | 88697 6576 2 | ~503 + 188 Mb
Booklet and Covers(300dpi, jpg) Included | Art(png, 600dpi) -> 215 Mb

2009 collection from the acclaimed French vocalist. Patricia is the most successful French artist abroad, the proud musical descendant of Piaf, Chevalier, Montand and Co. She adopted a style perfectly suited to her warm and powerful voice. Popular at home, famous abroad, Patricia Kaas is a role model for French youth today…

Kedr Livanskiy - Your Need (2019)

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Kedr Livanskiy - Your Need (2019)

Kedr Livanskiy - Your Need (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+log+.cue) | 00:32:21 | 213 Mb
Electronic, Techno, Female Vocal | Label: 2MR

Crafted in tandem with the Gost Zvuk affiliate Flaty, the Moscow producer’s second album balances streamlined electro pop with a hint of rave mayhem.