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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.

Algis Shuraitis, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011)

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Algis Shuraitis, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011)

Algis Shuraitis, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 763 Mb | Total time: 72:29+62:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 811 112| Recorded: 1984

In contrast to Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky s other operas have led something of a shadowy existence in the repertoire. Only his penultimate music drama The Queen of Spades (also after Alexander Pushkin) can claim to look back on a continuous performing tradition in recent decades. In 1984 the Bavarian State Opera gave a production that was musically exemplary in many ways, starting with the role of Lisa, sung by Julia Varady.

György Kurtág - Scenes - Vitrenko, Grimal, Gaggero & de Groot (2019) {audite}

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György Kurtág - Scenes - Vitrenko, Grimal, Gaggero & de Groot (2019) {audite}

György Kurtág - Scenes - Vitrenko, Grimal, Gaggero & de Groot (2019) {audite}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 61 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 audite Musikproduktion
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Vocal / Chamber Music

In the history of music, György Kurtág is a figure apart. Born in Hungary in 1926, he stood aside from the great ideological movements of his time and created his own personal language in solitude, thinking of music as he put it, "as an ongoing search". But while doggedly independent, he was also a man of culture whose language developed in the shadow of two great teachers: Bartók and Beethoven, the former following on largely from the latter. A champion of the small form, Kurtág also drew inspiration (when he wasn't revisiting them explicitly) from Bach, Schubert and Schumann.

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Cappella - Taneyev: John of Damascus; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 (1998)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra & Cappella - Taneyev: John of Damascus; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 (1998)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Taneyev: John of Damascus; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 71:01 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9608 | Recorded: 1996

Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) is an exceptional figure in 19th-century Russian music. He had nothing in common with the Russian National School. Taneyev's abstract approach to composing was in stark contrast to the outbursts of emotion that we encounter in many of his contemporaries. People tend to call him the Russian Brahms, were it not for Taneyev's disapproval of his music. Taneyev was a composition student of Tchaikovsky and, as a pianist, provided the premieres of Tchaikovsky's works for piano and orchestra. A close friendship developed between the two, which would last until Tchaikovsky's death, despite the sincerity with which Taneyev was one of the few in the Tchaikovsky area to dare to criticize his work.

Vladimir Martynov ‎- Iliad (2011)

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Vladimir Martynov ‎- Iliad (2011)

Vladimir Martynov ‎- Iliad (2011)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | 56:46 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical, Post-Modern, Avantgarde, Vocal | Label: Long Arms Records ‎| Catalog: CDLA 11063

«…I tried to fit into the situation created by Vassiliev in the most organic way, so that the music would become an inseparable part of this situation. Nonetheless, I believe that the music to The Iliad is capable of an independent existence. This is greatly enhanced by the remarkable performance skills of the chorus of The Iliad, obtained in collaboration work with Andrei Kotov, Svetlana Anistratova and Tatiana Grindenko – the latter should be especially credited for the majority of innovations in terms of acoustics and articulation, which have become a hallmark of the present recording…» Vladimir Martynov

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.

Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Constantine Orbelian: Live From Red Square Moscow (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Constantine Orbelian: Live From Red Square Moscow (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Constantine Orbelian, State Academic Symphony Orchestra: Live From Red Square Moscow (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 100 min | 27,5 Gb
Audio1: Italiano, Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4167 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 100 min | 7,35 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Recorded at a superb live concert on 19 June 2013, Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky return to their native Russia, singing a brilliant programme of popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas, including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and, celebrating Verdis bicentenary, Il trovatore.They are accompanied by Russias State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and the huge forces of the Academic Grand Choir Masters of Choral Singing, under the baton of Constantine Orbelian.

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.

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.