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Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:29:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.

Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

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Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

Vladimir Spivakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 76:16+79:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86528 2 | Recorded: 1977, 1979, 1983

The answer to the question what would post-Oistrakh Soviet Mozart sound like? is Vladimir Spivakov. The answer to the question what does Spivakov's Mozart sound like? is lightly, lively, elegant, and, every once in a while, extremely intense. In these recordings from the late '70s and early '80s of Mozart's violin concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with the English Chamber Orchestra and violist Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov plays and conducts with graceful artistry, consummate virtuosity, and deep humanity. In opening Allegros, Spivakov is airborne in the zephyrs of spring. In the closing Rondos, Spivakov is dancing in the ballrooms of Europe. But sometimes, especially in the central Andantes, Spivakov can sing with an intimacy and intensity that reveal a more profound Mozart, a Mozart touched not only by eternity but by mortality.

Yuri Bashmet - Walton, Bruch: Works for Viola and Orchestra (1998)

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Yuri Bashmet - Walton, Bruch: Works for Viola and Orchestra (1998)

Yuri Bashmet - Walton, Bruch: Works for Viola and Orchestra (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:58 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 09026 63292 2

The viola is no longer the Cinderella of string instruments, thanks to such composers as Hindemith, Schnittke, Britten and Berio, but it was Walton who, in 1927, composed the first significant work for the viola since Berlioz’s Harold in Italy of 1834. Max Bruch also wrote for it; like Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin/viola duo, he composed a concerto for viola and clarinet in 1911, with an alternative version substituting violin for clarinet. A short Romance had appeared in 1885, while Kol nidrei for cello also had a version for viola. All these works appear on this excellent disc and highlight the instrument’s strengths and weaknesses in the capable hands of Bashmet, currently one of its greatest exponents.

Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Kent Nagano - Britten: Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999) [Re-Up]

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Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Kent Nagano - Britten: Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999) [Re-Up]

Benjamin Britten - Double Concerto; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta; Young Apollo (1999)
Gidon Kremer, violin; Yuri Bashmet, viola; Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 3984 25502-2 | Time: 00:58:36

Kent Nagano and the Hallé continue to commit to CD less celebrated portions of the Britten canon. Last year there was the four-act Billy Budd; before that the premiere recording of a concert version of the radio drama The Rescue. Now come two more firsts, recordings of the Double Concerto - prepared from Britten's almost complete sketches by Colin Matthews and presented by Nagano at Aldeburgh in 1997 - and the Two Portraits from 1930. The second of these is a portrait of Britten himself, a surprisingly plaintive and reflective meditation for viola and strings in E minor. The image is belied by the rest of the music on the disc, which is buoyant, energetic, young man's music all written before Britten was 26. Big guns Kremer and Bashmet are brought in for the Double Concerto and give of their impassioned best. Nagano and the Hallé are appropriately spirited and vigorous throughout the disc. It's not mature Britten, but clearly points the way forward and is worth getting to know.

Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet - Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)

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Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet - Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)

Igor Stravinsky: Apollo; Concerto in D; Sergei Prokofiev: 20 Visions fugitives (2007)
Moscow Soloists; Yuri Bashmet, Director

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ONYX | # ONYX 4017 | Time: 01:06:57

This is the second release on ONYX from the amazing Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director, the great Yuri Bashmet. Their first ONYX release was of Chamber Symphonies by Shostakovich, Sviridov and Vainberg (ONYX4007) which gained excellent reviews, including a Grammy 2007 nomination. This disc combines two great Stravinsky works for strings: the marvellous neo-classical ballet Apollon musagète (in the revised 1947 version entitled simply Apollo) and the post-war Concerto in D for strings, with a genuine novelty: in 1962 Rudolf Barshai arranged for his own Moscow Chamber Orchestra 15 of the 20 Visions fugitives that Prokofiev wrote for solo piano between 1915-17. Now Roman Balashov, manager and violist in the Moscow Soloists has completed the set for this world première recording. These are exciting miniatures which truly benefit from the added colours a string orchestra can bring.

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre - The Mariinsky II Opening Gala 2013 [Blu-ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre -  The Mariinsky II Opening Gala 2013 [Blu-ray]

Valery Gergiev, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre - The Mariinsky II Opening Gala 2013 [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18066 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 19,2 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 121 min | 7,22 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English

The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is one of the most prestigious opera and ballet venues in the world. Built in 1860 and named in honour of Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse-Darmstadt, wife of Czar Alexander II, it is home to the famous Mariinsky Ballet as well as numerous international stars and ensembles. After the turn of the millennium it was painstakingly restored; and since 2013, St. Petersburg's Theatre Square has been crowned with the "Mariinsky II" an imposing new arts and performance venue. At its inauguration on May 2, 2013, the highly gifted conductor Valery Gergiev led a veritable who's who of the classical music world.