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LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, Vsevolod Grivnov - Serge Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016) [Re-Up]

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LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, Vsevolod Grivnov - Serge Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016) [Re-Up]

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0088 | Time: 00:59:20

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. When Rachmaninoff finally settled in Switzerland in the early 1930s, it was here, in the tranquil surroundings he needed for inspiration, that he wrote the Third Symphony. Sir Henry Wood, writing in his autobiography My Life of Music (1938), predicted that Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony would ‘prove as popular as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth’. These arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s 10 Songs were made by Vladimir Jurowski’s grandfather, also called Vladimir (1915–72), whose first experience of Rachmaninoff’s music was in Russia after the Second World War. He orchestrated 10 songs specifically for the celebrated Russian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky, who recorded them with the conductor Kiril Kondrashin.

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.

Sofia Fomina & Alexander Karpeyev - Medtner: Songs (2021)

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Sofia Fomina & Alexander Karpeyev - Medtner: Songs (2021)

Sofia Fomina & Alexander Karpeyev - Medtner: Songs (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:11
Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos Records

Like his friend and contemporary Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Medtner enjoyed a privileged and affluent upbringing, and was also exiled from Russia following the revolution in 1917. Unlike Rachmaninoff, Medtner could point to an ancestry that was part German, and his fathers passion for Germanic culture ensured that Goethe and Beethoven exerted as much influence on the young Medtner as Russian composers and writers, in particular Beethovens piano sonatas and string quartets. Medtner moved first to Germany, then France, before settling in London in 1935.

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.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)

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Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)

Boris Khaikin, The Bolshoi Opera Chorus and Orchestra - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2005/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.10 Gb (DVD9) | 175 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: English

Universally acknowledged as the greatest of all Russian operas, this is a faithful and often dazzling production of the standard Rimsky-Korsakov version taped ³live² at the Bolshoi in 1978. As Boris, the renowned Yevgeni Nesterenko is as justifiably identified with the role in his generation as Chaliapin, London and Kipness were in theirs. Nesterenko gives a remarkably vivid, human portrait of the tormented half-crazed Tsar, and is supported by a first rate ensemble in a richly designed and costumed production that represents opera at its grandest.

London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Sergey Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Tamara Sinyavskaya, Sergei Leiferkus, Dolora Zajick
New London Children’s Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 48387 | Time: 02:14:45

The famous Russian director Sergei Eisenstein held Prokofiev the film composer in the highest regard, and to couple their two celebrated collaborations, Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky, in a two-disc set is therefore entirely appropriate. Ivan the Terrible, however, is a problematic score. Assembled by Abram Stassevich after the composer’s death, the oratorio lacks the large-scale balances and tensions of Prokofiev’s own Nevsky cantata, relying on narration to hold the structure together. This substantial English version by Michael Lankester, intended to ‘compensate for the lack of visual image’, is well projected by Christopher Plummer. Rostropovich directs a vivid performance of Alexander Nevsky, and only the rich tone of Russian voices is lacking. The LSO plays brilliantly, while the recording does full justice to one of Prokofiev’s finest scores.

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).

Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)

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Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)

Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | 01:15:53
Avant-Garde Classical, Vocal, Spoken Word | Label: Artservice

The fourth disc by composer Iraida Yusupova presents two large works performed by brilliant soloists and musicians.

Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.

Apodemus - Signal (2020)

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Apodemus - Signal (2020)

Apodemus - Signal (EP) (2020)
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 223 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 49 mb
Genre: stoner rock, psychedelic rock

Signal is a 2020 EP by Russian psychedelic rock band Apodemus. This project was self-released, which means it was made for their fans.

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

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King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Kent Nagano, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25987 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3924 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 7,52 Gb
Audio: Русский / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Bel Air | Sub: French, English, German

Child murder, scheming monks and a Tsar lapsing into madness Modest Mussorgsky spread the thematic arc wide in his choral opera, which he began to work on from 1868, and with which he attempted to awaken an awareness of his own time through the indirect route of a historic story. As an artist of the 19th century, he was driven by the psychology of the masses. Thus, in 'Boris Godunov', alongside the hero of the title, the main role is actually taken primarily by the Russian people, rejoicing, starving, demanding and questioning. In conjuction with conductor Kent Nagano, Spanish stage director Calixto Bieito proposes an original reading of this brilliant work.

Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Alexey Tikhomirov - Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 'Babi Yar' (2019)

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Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Alexey Tikhomirov - Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 'Babi Yar' (2019)

Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Alexey Tikhomirov - Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 'Babi Yar' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 68:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO Resound | CSOR9011901 | Recorded: 2018

Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and bass soloist Alexey Tikhomirov in this poignant performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 (Babi Yar), recorded live in September 2018.

Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Ernest Ansermet, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.25 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.15 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 467 818-2 | Time: 08:27:52

All the Stravinsky recordings made by Ernest Ansermet and The Suisse Romande Orchestra, digitally remastered in an 8 CD box. The set includes all Stravinsky's major orchestral works at a bargain price in highly respected recordings dating from the late 50's and early 60's.