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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.

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)

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Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)

Irina Muratova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 157 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:02
Classical | Label: Melodiya

The Nursery (Russian: Детская, Detskaya, literally Children's [Room]) is a song cycle by Modest Mussorgsky set to his own lyrics, composed between 1868 and 1872. The cycle was published in two series. Only the first two songs survive of the second series. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Schnittke’s experiments with form and compositional style produced several important works: the Violin Sonata “Quasi una sonata” (1968), the First Symphony (1969-72), the Suite in the Olden Style (1972), and the Requiem (1975). It was during this period that Schnittke composed In memoriam…, which he adapted from his Piano Quintet (1972-76).

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Corsaire (1992)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Corsaire (1992)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Le Corsaire (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 64:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 9052 | Recorded: 1991

Immensely influential, the remarkable Symphonie fantastique was composed while Hector Berlioz was suffering an intense and unreciprocated passion for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Its autobiographical tale describes a young musician’s opium-poisoned nightmares of jealous despair and fatal justice following the murder of his beloved. Berlioz wrote a second movement cornet solo into a subsequent revision of the score, here included as an optional extra. He wed his sweetheart actress but, recuperating in Nice, wrote Le corsaire after the final break-up of their marriage.

Viktoria Postnikova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Music for Four Hands (2012)

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Viktoria Postnikova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Music for Four Hands (2012)

Viktoria Postnikova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Music for Four Hands (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:19:31 | 683 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: 1001997

The outstanding conductor, teacher, pianist and wonderful storyteller Gennady Rozhdestvensky's another unique talent is to discover unknown and forgotten pages of music of different periods. Many of his concerts turn into a fascinating journey of unexplored monuments of Russian and European music. This double album features unfamiliar compositions played four hands by Rozhdestvensky and the remarkable pianist Viktoria Postnikova with Rozhdestvensky playing three (!) instruments – harpsichord, organ and piano. Apart from better known sonatas by Mozart and a fantasia by Schubert, the listeners will discover organ fugues composed by Schubert and a friend of his, a famous composer and conductor of his time Franz Lachner, a harpsichord sonata by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (Johann Sebastian's ninth son), eight-hand compositions by the Czech classic Bedřich Smetana, and unfairly forgotten arrangements of Russian folk songs by the founder of The Five Mily Balakirev.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Howells: Missa Sabrinensis (1995)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Howells: Missa Sabrinensis (1995)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Howells: Missa Sabrinensis (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 76:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 9348 | Recorded: 1994

…Music of radiant splendour, full of affirmation… With Janice Watson, Della Jones, Martyn Hill and Donald Maxwell as soloists, the LSO Chorus in marvellous voice and glowing orchestral playing, the Missa takes its rightful place alongside its illustrious.