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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 1 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 1 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 1 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 694 Mb | Total time: 02:59:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.

Alexei Lubimov - Messe Noire: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin (2005)

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Alexei Lubimov - Messe Noire: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin (2005)

Alexei Lubimov - Messe Noire: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1679, 465 1372 | Time: 01:05:54

This CD's title, Messe Noire, and its dark cover art may mislead some into thinking this album is filled with evil, forbidden things; but the only selection that suggests the diabolical is Alexander Scriabin's macabre Sonata No. 9, "Black Mass," and it comes at the very end, after Igor Stravinsky's light, neo-Classical Serenade in A, Dmitry Shostakovich's sardonic Sonata No. 2, and Sergey Prokofiev's witty but brutal knuckle-buster, the Sonata No. 7, which all have their dark moments, certainly, but not the same sinister mood found in Scriabin. If pianist Aleksei Lubimov's aim in bringing these Russian masterworks together points to some other unifying idea – perhaps the significance of the piano in these composers' thinking – then some other title might have been more helpful. As it is, though, this album seems most unified in Lubimov's vigorous style of playing, brittle execution, and emphasis on the piano's percussive sonorities, evident in each performance. This spiky approach works best in Prokofiev's sonata, and fairly well in Shostakovich's and Stravinsky's pieces; but it seems too sterile in Scriabin's music, which needs more languor and sensuous writhing than clarity or crispness.

Natalia Prishepenko, Dina Ugorskaja - Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas (2020)

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Natalia Prishepenko, Dina Ugorskaja - Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas (2020)

Natalia Prishepenko, Dina Ugorskaja - Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 59:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avi-Service for music | # 8553425 | Recorded: 2016

In February 2016 the recording took place in the Studio 2 of the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich. Dina Ugorskaja pursued the finishing process of the master with great impulse and unbelievable energy during all the time when her health abated, even to the point where she selected and approved herself the booklet notes by Tatjana Frumkis. This project will stay simply as a singular milestone, there was a lot planned by the two artists They were also ambivalent toward one another. Prokofiev accused Shostakovich of devouring everything (the fact that the younger composer dared to incorporate the street genres of entertainment music into his classical compositions), and affirmed that Shostakovich had no gift for melody.

Mstislav Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1996)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Mstislav Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 73:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 577-2 | Recorded: 1982

Whatever listeners may think of Mstislav Rostropovich's first recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 with the National Symphony Orchestra, it is a historical document of the utmost importance to anyone who claims to love the music of Shostakovich.

Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts; Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

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Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts; Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

Alexandre Dossin - Sergey Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts;
Old Grandmother's Tales; Six Pieces Op. 52 (2017)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573435 | Time: 01:19:51

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Gliere was employed as his live-in tutor. Gliere’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. ‘Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31,’ written in New York in 1918 is suffused with nostalgia, while the ‘Six Pieces, Op. 52,’ are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works.

Sandro Nebieridze - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas (2019)

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Sandro Nebieridze - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas (2019)

Sandro Nebieridze - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 218 Mb | Total time: 72:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMN916115 | Recorded: 2018

The Harmonia Nova series welcomes young artists singled out for their exceptional talents. For a pianist abundantly supplied with such gifts, look no further than the Tbilisi-born Sandro Nebieridze, finalist at the inaugural China International Music Competition and winner of multiple international prizes. For his first recording, the eighteen-year-old has chosen an ambitious program of piano works which scale the heights of virtuosity (such as the Prokofiev Sonata) and are brimming with poetry. An album that demonstrates astonishing artistry for a young musician of his years.

Andrei Gavrilov - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (1992)

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Andrei Gavrilov - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (1992)

Andrei Gavrilov - Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:39 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7 64329 2

This disc is made up of much praised earlier issues from 1977 and 1979. The recordings were remastered effectively in 1985 and 1992 (Prokofiev pieces). The concertos and Islamey were particularly praised when first issued and that praise holds good today and this disc contains some of the most satisfying performances of this repertoire currently available.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 (2021)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 (2021)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 214 Mb | Total time: 43:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD669 | Recorded: 2020

Following an acclaimed debut recording of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with the Philharmonia in 2020, Santtu-Matias Rouvali returns with a recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s iconic Symphony No. 5. Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 was first performed in 1944, 14 years after his previous symphony. Prokofiev described his Fifth Symphony as a “hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit,” explaining that, “I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul.”

Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015

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Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015

Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 648 Mb | Scans ~ 10 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7190 | Time: 04:43:11

Following the successful publication on Cappriccio of all Shostakovich’s symphonies on CD, Dmitrij Kitajenko once again collaborates with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln to perform the complete recording of all of Sergey Prokofiev’s seven symphonies. Together they embark on a very challenging project, both in terms of time and level of technical difficulty, a project that demanded huge efforts and potential from the orchestra conductor alike. Prokofiev’s symphonies could not be more varied. They were written at different times throughout the composer’s life and each one individually reflects the pressure of political dictatorship and forced submission to merciless censorship that was prevalent throughout the Soviet-era. On the other hand, the huge energy, the hopes and desires, emotional and social messages conveyed between the lines could not be vanquished even by dictators and censors. Dimitrji Kitajenko, the Lenningrad born conductor, was a child of the late Russian-socialist period so knows exactly how to decrypt the text and shows us how in every single phase of this new complete recording.

Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1998)

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Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1998)

Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 582 Mb | Total time: 140:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 452 970 | Recorded: 1973

It was George Szell who made the Cleveland Orchestra into a highly responsive virtuoso body, and when he died in 1970 he was in due course succeeded by Lorin Maazel, himself a renowned orchestral trainer. Here is Maazel's first Cleveland recording, notable for a quite outstanding quality of orchestral playing. The strings in particular have a remarkable depth of tone, though they play with great delicacy when it is needed; but then the orchestra as a whole plays with extraordinary virtuosity, tonal weight and exactness of ensemble. If the woodwind have a somewhat piquant blend this suits the music, which throughout is admirably served by Maazel's highly rhythmic, dramatic conducting.

Daniil Trifonov - Silver Age: Scriabin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev (2020)

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Daniil Trifonov - Silver Age: Scriabin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev (2020)

Daniil Trifonov - Silver Age: Scriabin, Stravinsky, Prokofiev (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 583 Mb | Total time: 145:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 5331 | Recorded: 2019

Daniil Trifinov's, Silver Age, recorded w/ Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra, recalls a time when Russia's composers, poets, & artists were among the most original anywhere in the world. It illustrates the artistic audacity & brilliance of a turbulent era in the country's history w/ works by 3 of its most pioneering composers: Scriabin's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp minor Op.20, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor Op.16, & Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 1999: Grand Finale [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 1999: Grand Finale [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 1999: Grand Finale [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 19,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 6,45 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

An extraordinary program for an extraordinary night: The Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates the final day of the 20th Century with Grand Finales in the first part and heralds the leap into the 21st Century with an explosion of sparkling music pieces in the second half of the program. For the Grand Finales, maestro Claudio Abbado conducts masterpieces including Beethoven's finale of the 7th symphony, excerpts from Stravinsky's "Feuervogel" and the final movement of Mahler's 5th Symphony. In the famous Finale of Arnold Sch+Ýnberg's "Gurrelieder", the internationally renowned actor Klaus Maria Brandauer plays a leading role.

Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)

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Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)

Maria Yudina - Anniversary Edition [10 CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.76 Gb | Total time: 11:59:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Мелодия | # MEL CD 10 02590 | Recorded: 1948-1969

“This is not at all what I wrote, but play it like this. Do play it this way!” exclaimed Dmitri Shostakovich after Yudina performed the freshly written 24 Preludes and Fugues. This exclamation contains the key to understanding of Maria Yudina’s performing art – a controversial and disputable one that left a profound imprint on the cultural environment of the twentieth century. The 10-album set is the biggest part of Maria Yudina’s surviving studio and concert recordings from the Melodiya archive made between 1948 and 1969.

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

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111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 [Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3] - Part 1 RE-UP

111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. The Collectors' Edition 2 (2010)
Discs 1 to 10 of 56 | Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Covers Included | Deutsche Grammophon, 000289 477 9142 3 | ~2882 + 1671 Mb

Given the depth, range and quality of the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, it’s hardly been difficult to put together another anthology of great recordings and great artists. The structure is as before – here are 53 original albums (including three double-sets), featuring the great names of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording history, presented, once more, in alphabetical order of artist. Claudio Abbado leads off with a complete Carmen and Krystian Zimerman rounds off with his memorable account of the Chopin Ballades.

Martha Argerich & Guy Braunstein - A Romantic Take (2020) [Blu-ray]

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Martha Argerich & Guy Braunstein - A Romantic Take (2020) [Blu-ray]

Martha Argerich & Guy Braunstein - A Romantic Take (2020) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29892 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 26,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7295 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 7,07 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 96.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

She is a piano legend, he has collaborated as a soloist with all leading conductors and orchestras around the world. Now Martha Argerich and Guy Braunstein come to the Pierre Boulez Saal with their first-ever duo program—an artistic encounter that promises to be an extraordinary musical experience.