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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).

Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

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The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,61 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Espanol | Recorded: 2015

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.

Scorpions - Ветер Перемен (Europe CD5) (1991) {Phonogram/Mercury}

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Scorpions - Ветер Перемен (Europe CD5) (1991) {Phonogram/Mercury}

Scorpions - Ветер Перемен (Europe CD5) (1991) {Phonogram/Mercury}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 104 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 48 mb
Genre: hard rock

Ветер Перемен is a 1991 Europe CD5 by German hard rock band Scorpions. It features three versions of "Wind Of Change", done in English, Russian, and Spanish. This was released by Phonogram via Mercury.

Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet of the Tenor Voice (2010) (11 CDs Box Set)

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Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet of the Tenor Voice (2010) (11 CDs Box Set)

Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet of the Tenor Voice (2010) (11 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 11 CDs, 13h 40min | 3,18 Gb | Scans->203 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Warner Classics

If you're considering a career in opera, it doesn't hurt to have your parents speaking Swedish and Russian at home while your school teaches you French, German and English. It also helps to have one of the most beautiful tenor tones and strongest technical foundations in the world. The wide-ranging repertoire that resulted for Gedda is explored across 11 CDs…

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (2017)

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Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (2017)

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 119 min | 7,23 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Espanol | Recorded: 2014

Following celebrated productions of Prokofiev Semyon Kotko and Shchedrin The Left-Hander, Valery Gergiev continues his survey of uniquely Russian works with The Golden Cockerel, Rimsky-Korsakov’s final and, arguably, most mysterious opera. This vibrant new production features bass-baritone Vladimir Feliauer as Tsar Dodon, alongside celebrated soprano Aida Garifullina as The Queen of Shemakha and mixes live action with CGI. It is the vision of Anna Matison, acclaimed playwright, script-writer, film director and producer.

Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)

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Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)

Jacques Imbrailo, Alisdair Hogart - Sibelius & Rachmaninov: Songs (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:08 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD482

Following critically acclaimed Glyndebourne performances in Michael Grandage’s Billy Budd and Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Jacques Imbrailo has established himself as one of the most exciting young baritones on the world stage. His debut solo recital for Linn sees him perform with fellow Prince Consort alumni, Alisdair Hogarth, in a mouth-watering programme of Sibelius and Rachmaninov songs.

Mojca Erdmann, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol (2017)

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Mojca Erdmann, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol (2017)

Mojca Erdmann, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Igor Stravinsky: Le Rossignol (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:37 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 919 171 A

Igor Stravinsky’s later stage works Mavra (1922), Oedipus Rex (1927/28) or The Rake’s Progress (1951) are more than matched by his early 'lyrical fairy tale in three acts' Le Rossignol, which occupies a special place – due to its brevity at scarcely 45 minutes. It is also unusual for the fairy-tale subject matter, based on a story called The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen; for its language – the original was Danish, this recording features the Russian version, yet it was premiered in French in Paris in 1914.