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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.

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

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VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismäki (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 840 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 338 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Soundtracks | Label: Megamania | # MGMCD 2222 | Time: 02:27:42

The rules of the game were clear when the credits for the soundtrack of Aki Kaurismäki's debut film Crime and Punishment gave the names Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Olavi Virta, the Renegades, Harri Marstio and Billie Holiday. Dostoevskian to say the least! Added to these as Kaurismaki’s career progressed were Tchaikovsky (the Pathetique Symphony a dozen or so times!), Shostakovich, Chuck Berry, the great Estonian Georg Ots, rhythm & blues, Finnish rock’n’roll (Melrose, with Tokela in the vocal lead), Jussi Bjorling, and Toshitake Shinohara - the Japanese composer of a host of beautiful scores now settled permanently in Karkkila, home of Kaurismäki himself. Not all are familiar to a non-Finnish audience. Yet Finn and foreigner, familiar and unfamiliar are as such one seamless entity, their associations equally fascinating. The director himself says he grabs armfuls of discs off his shelf at home before setting off for the editing room.

Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

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Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | 01:07:26
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

Acclaimed throughout the world's great opera houses, American soprano Renee Fleming enjoys particular success in roles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when glorious vocal writing and opulent orchestrations took the art of opera to new heights. In studying and performing this passionately lyrical music, Fleming became increasingly fascinated with her predecessors-sopranos of a golden age who made this intensely emotional music their own. Homage: The age of the Diva is a tribute to these iconic sopranos and their signature arias.

Margarita Gritskova & Maria Prinz - Russian Songs (2019)

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Margarita Gritskova & Maria Prinz - Russian Songs (2019)

Margarita Gritskova & Maria Prinz - Russian Songs (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 00:58:46 | 206 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

The songs on this album are not as well known as other works by these three composers, but this more intimate form of expression often goes straight to the heart and soul of their work. Tchaikovsky wrote songs throughout his life, and it is easy to find autobiographical parallels in his chosen themes of love and longing. Rimsky-Korsakov’s songs are characterized by tender lyricism, while Rachmaninov’s wordless Vocalise has become one of his most famous melodies. Margarita Gritskova was born in 1987 in St. Petersburg. She is a prizewinner of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition in Modena, and the Concurso Internacional de Canto ‘Villa de Colmenar Viejo’ in 2010. She has performed in Carmen under the direction of Mariss Jansons in St. Petersburg, and appeared at world renowned festivals across the globe.

Steffen Schleiermacher, Berlin RSO, Johannes Kalitzke - Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)

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Steffen Schleiermacher, Berlin RSO, Johannes Kalitzke - Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)

Alexander Mosolov: Iron Foundry & Piano Concerto No.1 (2015)
Steffen Schleiermacher, piano; Ringela Riemke, cello; Natalia Pschenitschnikova, soprano
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conucted by Johannes Kalitzke

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Capriccio | # C5241 | Time: 00:55:12

Among his contemporary countrymen, the Russian Alexander Mosolov certainly underwent one of the most individual developments. However unknown most of his compositions have remained both in the Soviet Union and abroad, a single piece has ensured that his name has stayed lastingly present the Iron Foundry from the ballet 'Steel' (1926/27). It clearly ran contrary to the demands of 'Socialist Realism' gradually becoming established in the post-revolutionary Soviet Union and finally declared the official dogma by the authorities in 1932. Whereas the state demanded a kind of music that was easy to receive and could be directly accepted by broad sections of the population, some young composers saw themselves facing the challenge of keeping pace with the international avant-garde and adding a separate Russian and Soviet form.

Valery Gergiev, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien, Piotr Beczala - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 41,8 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3546 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 11,6 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

Redesigned since it was first seen at the London Coliseum in 2011, Deborah Warner’s elegant and untricksy production of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical romance transferred last autumn to the Metropolitan Opera. Offering as it does a beautifully detailed and sensitively characterised reading of the piece, Chekhovian in atmosphere and period, it merits a warmer critical reception than it has received on either side of the Atlantic.

Graziela Valceva Fierro - Mussorgsky: Sunless, Nursery & Songs and Dances of Death (2019)

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Graziela Valceva Fierro - Mussorgsky: Sunless, Nursery & Songs and Dances of Death (2019)

Graziela Valceva Fierro - Mussorgsky: Sunless, Nursery & Songs and Dances of Death (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 MB | Tracks: 17 | 51:16 min
Style: Classical | Label: Doron Music

Born in Bulgaria, Graziela Valceva Fierro graduated as an opera singer at the Sofia Music Academy, a Master in the High School of Music in Lausanne and perfected at the Academy Boris Christoff in Rome with the bass Nicola Ghiuselev.
At 23 years old, she began in Sofia with the role of Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus by Strauss) directed by Plamen Kartalov and under the direction of Jost Meier. Then she was hired at the Sofia’s Musical Theatre. In 1997 she made a grand entrance to the theater in the mythical role of the Widow of “Zorba the Greek”, including at the Theatre of Jorat in Switzerland. During the 2006-07 season, she integrated the soloist troupe of the Lausanne Opera House.

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

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Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between (2009)
John Tavener · Arvo Pärt · Valentin Silvestrov · Alexander Knaifel · Henryk Górecki · John Cage

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: Louth Contemporary Music LTD | # LCM5901 | Time: 01:04:36
Classical, Contemporary, Spiritual Minimalism

World première recordings of works by John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Valentin Silvestrov and Alexander Knaifel sit alongside pieces by Henryk Górecki and John Cage on the first recording from a new Irish label operated by noted concert promoters Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS). All of these very popular contemporary composers have in various ways been deeply influenced by profound spiritual, religious or cultural encounters, and the disc celebrates them in a moving, magical programme. A Place Between intersperses - to wonderful effect - beautiful works for string quartet (Silvestrov's meditative Ikon, Tavener's deeply moving Ikon of Joy/Sorrow, Pärt's reflective Da Pacem Domine) with two solo piano works (Pärt's uplifting Hymn to a Great City, and Cage’s melodic and expressive In a Landscape). Górecki's memorial for Michael Vyner, Good Night and Knaifel’s mystical O Heavenly King both feature the haunting voice of soprano Patricia Rozario. Silvestrov's 25.X.1893 lullaby is a melancholic and lyrical piece for violin and piano.

The Hilliard Ensemble, Dresdner Philharmonie, Dennis Russell Davies - Schnittke: Symphony No.9; Raskatov: Nunc dimittis (2009)

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The Hilliard Ensemble, Dresdner Philharmonie, Dennis Russell Davies - Schnittke: Symphony No.9; Raskatov: Nunc dimittis (2009)

Alfred Schnittke: Symphony No. 9; Alexander Raskatov: Nunc dimittis (2009)
Elena Vassilieva, mezzo-soprano, The Hilliard Ensemble
Dresdner Philharmonie, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2025, 476 6994 | Time: 00:53:05

This 2009 ECM disc containing the world premiere of Alfred Schnittke's Ninth Symphony, the composer's final work, will be mandatory listening for fans of post-modernist Russian music, or contemporary music in general. Begun after the premiere of Schnittke's Eighth Symphony in 1994 and unfinished at the composer's death in 1998, the Ninth existed only as three movements of manuscript (and indecipherable manuscript at that: a stroke had paralyzed Schnittke's right side, forcing him to write with his left hand) until composer Alexandr Raskatov deciphered the manuscript and conductor Dennis Russell Davies presented its premiere. As presented in this January 2008 recording, Schnittke's Ninth continues and extends the austere sound world of the Eighth into ever more severe zones. There's no denying this is the authentic voice of Schnittke: the etiolated textures, abrupt gestures, timeless tempos, and haunting themes have clear roots in the composer's preceding works. Davies and the excellent Dresdner Philharmonie appear acutely conscious that the Ninth was the composer's last work, but the tone of leave-taking is inherent in Schnittke's inward music.

VA - Je n'aime décidément pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2010) 2CD

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VA - Je n'aime décidément pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2010) 2CD

VA - Je n'aime décidément pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2010) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 02:32:28 | 353 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal / Sony Music

Je n'aime décidément pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! is a successful series of compilation albums of classical music interpreted by various artists. They were released on RCA / Sony BMG. The set was favourably reviewed by RTL's "classics" radio presenter Charlotte Latour. -–Wikipedia

Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

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Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965)
The Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition 1995

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 335 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 185 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: TCM Turner/Rhino | # R2 71957 | Time: 01:09:46

Maurice Jarre wrote the central musical motif of his score for Doctor Zhivago, "Lara's Theme," in a few minutes in a hotel, amid a frantic five-week rush to score the 197-minute movie. That theme made the Doctor Zhivago soundtrack album one of the biggest selling soundtrack of the 1960s, a considerable feat when one reckons in the competition from A Hard Day's Night, Never on Sunday, A Man and a Woman, Exodus, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rest of Jarre's score is more in the realm of lushly textured Russian-themed mood music, filled with dark male choruses, folk and folk-like themes, and dense orchestrations, sort of faux-Tchaikovsky. The stereo separation is used to good effect, and the music as a whole forms a kind of romantic/exotic travelogue as much as a dramatic sketch of the movie's action.

Tamara Lukasheva Quartet - Homebridge (2019)

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Tamara Lukasheva Quartet - Homebridge (2019)

Tamara Lukasheva Quartet - Homebridge (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 311 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 MB | 01:00:00
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Traumton

Tamara Lukasheva is considered beyond her generation as one of the outstanding voices of German jazz. Her unusually agile vocal expressiveness, which has been precisely refined over the past 15 years, not only leaves a deep impression on the jazz-savvy audience. Lukasheva's music is independent and variable, moving in the field of tension of strong melodies, Eastern European influences, dynamic improvisation and emphasis.

Castletroy - Великолепие В Листве (EP) (2018)

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Castletroy - Великолепие В Листве (EP) (2018)

Castletroy - Великолепие В Листве (EP) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 36 mb
Genre: indie rock, avant-punk

Великолепие В Листве is a 5-song EP by Russian band Castletroy. This project is self-released.

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

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

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).