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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.

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.