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Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

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Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | 01:07:26
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

Acclaimed throughout the world's great opera houses, American soprano Renee Fleming enjoys particular success in roles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when glorious vocal writing and opulent orchestrations took the art of opera to new heights. In studying and performing this passionately lyrical music, Fleming became increasingly fascinated with her predecessors-sopranos of a golden age who made this intensely emotional music their own. Homage: The age of the Diva is a tribute to these iconic sopranos and their signature arias.

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2007)

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Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2007)

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 575 MB | 01:46:21
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Anyone who has been searching for a powerful rendition of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Op. 20, should consider this dynamic performance by Valery Gergiev and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, undoubtedly one of the most forceful available, and perhaps one of the very best, notwithstanding one idiosyncrasy that must be directly addressed.

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3, Symphonic Dances (2018)

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3, Symphonic Dances (2018)

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3, Symphonic Dances (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 787 Mb | Total time: 03:34:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | # LSO 0816 | Recorded: 2008, 2014, 2015

This highly anticipated album-set brings together Valery Gergiev's acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies. He leads the London Symphony Orchestra in performances recorded between 2008 and 2015. These masterful accounts are accompanied by his Symphonic Dances and and two symphonic poems by Mily Balakirev that echo the luxurious textures present throughout Rachmaninov's music.

Valery Gergiev & Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2020)

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Valery Gergiev & Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2020)

Valery Gergiev & Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:32
Classical | Label: Münchner Philharmoniker

The Munich Philharmonic have arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings led by the many legendary conductors that have worked with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (2015)

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (2015)

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO | # LSO0771 | Time: 01:04:58

In this first volume of Alexander Scriabin's symphonies on the LSO Live label, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra begin in media res with the Symphony No. 3, "Le Divin Poème," and the Le Poème de l'extase, which is unofficially counted as the Symphony No. 4. These works date from Scriabin's middle period (ca. 1902-1908), which marks a transition from his youthful Romantic phase to his final visionary works. The Symphony No. 3 reflects a lingering attachment to the symphonic conventions which influenced Scriabin's first two symphonies, particularly in its three-movement structure and relatively clear tonal scheme, though it already hints at the organic development and greater harmonic complexity of the single-movement Le Poème de l'extase, which strains the boundaries of form and key. These effusive works demand a calculated control that may seem at odds with their volatile and languorous expressions, though Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra deliver the music with rhythmic precision and focused tone colors to bring across Scriabin's kaleidoscopic soundworld with brilliance.

Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)

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Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)

Valery Gergiev - Verdi: La Forza del Destino (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:38:08 | 670 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 446 951-2

It is appropriate that the first recording of the first version of Forza should come from St Petersburg, where the work had its premiere in 1862. However, whilst the premiere was predominantly an Italian affair, this set is given entirely by Russian artists. The differences between this version and Verdi's 1869 revision for La Scala are marked: they are delineated by two essays in the accompanying booklet but even more discerningly in Julian Budden's indispensable The Operas of Verdi (in this case Vol. 2, Cassell: 1978). So it isn't necessary for me to rehearse here all the changes (even if I had the space to do so), only the main ones.

Danil Trifonov, Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (2012)

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Danil Trifonov, Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (2012)

Danil Trifonov, Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin; Schubert; Schumann; Liszt (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 221 Mb | Total time: 68:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | # MAR0530 | Recorded: 2011

Daniil Trifonov, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is probably the world's most exciting young pianist. On his first Mariinsky recording, he joins Valery Gergiev for a scintillating performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1. Trifonov also presents a selection of recital repertoire including music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt transcriptions of Schubert and Schumann lieder. In 2011, Trifonov gave his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and has since performed with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Orchestra, as well as touring throughout the USA, Europe and the Far East. In the coming season he will make debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony orchestras, as well as performing recitals at Salle Pleyel, Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall and Wigmore Hall.

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.

Valery Gergiev, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)

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Valery Gergiev, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)

Valery Gergiev, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue) ~ 288 Mb | Total time: 66:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 996-2 | Recorded: 1989

These readings are sensitive and beautifully, thoughtfully paced. The phrasing is totally idiomatic, too. There is a tenedency to bend phrases like taffy in Borodin. Gergiev, however, has a deep understanding of the structure of these works, which he conveys with a wonderful feeling for dynamics (typically Russian in the brass) and light and shade. This was an early Gergiev/Rotterdam Philharmonic collaboration, but the orchestra already seems totally attuned to the conductor's artistry.

Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Kancheli: Styx, Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto (2002)

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Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Kancheli: Styx, Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto (2002)

Yuri Bashmet, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Kancheli: Styx, Gubaidulina: Viola Concerto (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:50 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 471494

This pair of single-movement viola concertos written for Yuri Bashmet justify his renown. In both, he is able to draw an impressive variety of expressions from his instrument with seeming ease. On the other hand, it's obvious there was a lot of thought and care put into his interpretations. The concertos need thoughtful interpretations by the soloist and the conductor, not because the pieces are necessarily complex in rhythm or harmony, but they are complex in tone and color.

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs
Ekaterina Sergeeva, mezzo soprano; Alexander Timchenko, tenor
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0770 | Time: 01:31:10

As a composer of orchestral music, Alexander Scriabin is best known for his last two idiosyncratic symphonies, the Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, which are essentially symphonic poems, not symphonies in the conventional sense. The Symphony No. 1 (1900) and the Symphony No. 2 (1901), however, are more recognizable as symphonies in their multiple-movement forms, and their durations are comparable to the expansive symphonies of Scriabin's contemporary, Gustav Mahler. They also share the post-Romantic tendency toward Wagnerian harmonies, rhapsodic melodies, and lush orchestration, which, in Scriabin's case, were developed to express heightened emotional states and mystical transcendence. This 2016 double SACD by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra presents each of the symphonies on its own disc, and the high-quality multichannel sound is ideal for bringing across the subtle nuances of tone color and the shifting of dynamics that are characteristic of his style.]

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Complete Ballets (2012)

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Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Complete Ballets (2012)

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Complete Ballets (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | 05:50:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

A box grouping the ballets of Piotr Tchaikovsky may not be particularly original, but this Decca reissue of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker performed by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev nonetheless requires extra attention. The new liner notes by Julian Haylock coming with the set fail to remind us that these ballets were either created for St. Peterburg's Mariinsky or made famous by that theatre and to this day never left its repertory.

Evgeny Kissin, Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 (1993)

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Evgeny Kissin, Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 (1993)

Evgeny Kissin, Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 201 Mb | Total time: 59:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 07863 57982 2 | Recorded: 1988

Evgeny Kissin, in case you missed the New Year's Eve international telecast from Berlin, is an 18-year-old Russian who is already the veteran of many a 'sensational' debut. As he proved in his accompaniment to Karajan's Tchaikovsky, he is already a considerable artist, with all the traditional Russian strengths of deep tone production, strong rhythm, clarity and expressiveness even under extreme virtuoso pressure. His Rachmaninov gives further evidence of an outstanding talent which one hopes his advisers, RCA included, will nurture patiently.

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2003)

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2003)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 73:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 065-2 | Recorded: 2002

Gergiev pairs Shostakovich's most popular symphony with one of his wittiest. The Fifth was a lifesaver for the composer, literally. He'd come under severe attack from Stalin and his minions over the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. The Fifth was his response, a 1937 work of "socialist realism" glorifying "Soviet man." The subtext was quite different, the finale's numbing outburst of screaming brass and relentless drums implicitly damning the official line. But it's hardly a formulaic work, as its attractive melodies are clothed in typical Shostakovichian garb. Gergiev and the Kirov band capture the buildup of tension in the first movement, the sardonic nature of the Allegretto, and the grim Largo, as well as that ambiguous finale.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - In Tempus Praesens: Bach, Gubaidulina (2008)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - In Tempus Praesens: Bach, Gubaidulina (2008)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - In Tempus Praesens: Bach, Gubaidulina (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 63:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 7450 | Recorded: 2007

Anne-Sophie Mutter’s first Bach recording for DG couples his Concertos BWV 1041 and BWV 1042 with the world-premiere recording of the Concerto commissioned by her from Sofia Gubaidulina, the Russian composer who regards Bach as her greatest source of inspiration. Mutter gave the premiere performance of Gubaidulina’s Concerto at the 2007 Lucerne Festival and will record the work with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev at the beginning of 2008.