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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.

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).