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Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)

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Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)

Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 5090 | Time: 01:01:51

This is the first of two selections displaying the variety and panache of typical Cherkassky programme. The artist embraces renowned keyboard classics such as Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue and Grieg's Sonata in E minor, Op. 7, with same technical prowess and abandon as he applies to modern masterpieces such as Messiaen's Ile de feu.

Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition Series] Re-Up

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Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition Series] Re-Up

Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) 2CDs
The First Soviet Recordings. The Russian Piano Tradition Series.
Sviatoslav Richter, Yakov Zak, Lev Oborin (pianos)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Classical | Label: Appian Publications & Recordings | # APR 6005 | Time: 02:24:36

It's a wonderful treat to find an album whose interest rests equally on its musical as well as historical merits. As such, the present two-disc sets of the complete Rachmaninoff concertos and Paganini Rhapsody cannot be beat. The three pianists heard here – Richter, Zak, and Oborin – represent the pinnacle of postwar Russian pianists. Richter is most likely the one still known to the majority of American listeners. But Zak (who was immensely influential not only as a performer but as a pedagogue) and Oborin (who was the first winner of the Chopin Competition) were recognized equally during their lifetimes. All three had a profound and obvious command of Rachmaninoff, and the performances heard here clearly demonstrate this fact.

Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Russia: Schnittke, Taneyev, Gubaidulina, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky (2014)

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Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Russia: Schnittke, Taneyev, Gubaidulina, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky (2014)

Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Russia: Schnittke, Taneyev, Gubaidulina, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 218 Mb | Total time: 62:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.317 | Recorded: 2013

Diese CD bietet eine breite Palette russischer Komponisten, die in der Tradition orthodoxer Kirchenmusik komponierten. Sie reicht von Michail Glinka, Peter Tschaikowsky, Sergej Tanejew und Sergej Rachmaninoff bis zu Alfred Schnittke und Sofia Gubaidulina, von romantisch-expressiven Vertonungen bis zu den expressiven Klängen der beiden neueren Komponisten.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 238 MB | 54:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1948 and has always played a key role in the development of the classical music scene in South Korea. The appointment of the respected Myung-Whun Chung as music director and principal conductor in 2005 heralded an artistic renaissance for the orchestra. And now that the famous German yellow label has, by way of maestro Chung, taken the Seoul Philharmonic under its wings, the ensemble also seems destined for brilliant horizons outside of the Korean border.

Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008) 9CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008) 9CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008)
Works by Scriabin, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev, Borodin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.29 Gb | Scans ~ 23 Mb | Time: 09:05:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8975

Vladimir Sofronitsky was among the greatest Russian pianists of the twentieth century, and, while he had become a somewhat less prominent figure following his death, he must be still considered in the company of Richter, Gilels, and Yudina. In his time, Sofronitsky became widely recognized as the leading interpreter of and authority on the music of Scriabin in Eastern Europe. He was also highly praised for his interpretations of the piano works of Robert Schumann and he was a highly respected teacher.

Victor Julien-Laferrière, Jonas Vitaud - Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Denisov (2019)

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Victor Julien-Laferrière, Jonas Vitaud - Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Denisov (2019)

Victor Julien-Laferrière, Jonas Vitaud - Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Denisov (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 77:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA547 | Recorded: 2018

The disc opens with a performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata which, if neither the weightiest nor the most brilliant on disc, yields to no one in pure musicality. Julien-Laferrière has a Gallic tone in the best possible sense: focused and nimble, capable of intense sweetness…If one might perhaps have hoped for a slightly more opulent sound from Vitaud, it hardly seems to matter in the face of such generous and communicative music-making.

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.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 167 Mb | Total time: 43:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 239-2 | Recorded: 1985

In this version, Ashenazy's approach is conservative. He builds his climaxes with a measured understanding of what one could call the "architectural grandeur" of the piece. Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw provide great accompaniment to Ashenazy's playing throughout, yet the combined energies of orchestra and soloist come through in an absolutely thrilling finale.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 62:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 414 475-2 | Recorded: 1984

Vladimir Ashkenazy’s way with the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto noticeably mellowed in the years between his blistering 1963 premiere recording on Decca with Kirill Kondrashin and this 1986 reading. That’s not to say it became mushy or dull, but it is certainly heavier, characterized by a prevailing darkness that calls to mind Stravinsky’s description of Rachmaninov as a “six-foot scowl.” Ashkenazy’s rich tone and emphatic phrasing assures an overall somber cast, while Bernard Haitink draws similarly-countenanced playing from the Concertgebouw Orchestra–the low strings especially. However, there is a respite from the gloom in the quite touching rendition of the lyrical slow movement.

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009) Re-Up

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Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009) Re-Up

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

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Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 76:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295158590 | Recorded: 2020

Paul Ji, winner of the Prodiges competition in 2019, is a 16-year old pianist, born in Chicago, USA to a Chinese family and raised in France since the age of five. This album, contains a selection of 16 romantic masterpieces for the piano.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2009 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2009 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2009 (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23962 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 22,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3637 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 99 min | 6,73 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

At the gala concert 2009, the Berliner Philharmoniker under its musical director Sir Simon Rattle and Lang Lang present works by two Russian composers. Sergei Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, one of his most enduring popular pieces, demands a virtuoso pianist and a huge supple orchestral sound. Both it gets from the world famous Berliner Philharmoniker and the very gifted soloist Lang Lang. “The Nutcracker” by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, perhaps the most popular of all ballets, completes the programme.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniil Trifonov - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2016 [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniil Trifonov - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2016 [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniil Trifonov - New Year's Eve / Silvesterkonzert 2016 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25957 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 90 min | 21,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3400 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 90 min | 6,15 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

The annual New Year’s Eve Concert is one of the highlights in the calendar of every classical music fan in Berlin - and beyond: On New Year‘s Eve, the Berliner Philharmoniker invite an exceptional soloist for a festive gala. Together, the musicians bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new.

Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 (2012)

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Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 (2012)

Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:44 | 307 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BISCD975

Noriko Ogawa and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra return to the works of Rachmaninov with a disc featuring his first and fourth piano concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninov’s first concerto was written while he was a student at the Moscow Concervatory, but underwent considerable revisions up to 1917. His fourth piano concerto was written after a considerable break from composition as he was kept busy as a touring performer in the USA. The unsuccessful first performance again led to considerable revisions.

Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)

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Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)

Borodin Quartet - Borodin Quartet 60th Anniversary: Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Webern (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 66:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | # ONYX 4002 | Recorded: 2005

Whenever the Borodin Quartet notches up an anniversary, so too does its cellist (and so in 2005, while the ensemble marks 60 years as what the Russians call the Quartet named Borodin , we also toast Valentin Berlinsky on his 80th birthday). This is very much as it should be: Valentin Berlinsky is both patriarch and soul of the quartet. As anchorman throughout of the group which turned to the Soviet authorities for its present name in 1955, Berlinsky has lived through many changes of personnel in the early years, guided the quartet through difficult times at home and on countless tours, and still imparts his ineffably cultured tones to its latest incarnation.