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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).

Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

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Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 65:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings | SOMMCD 0608 | Recorded: 2019

SOMM Recordings is delighted to announce Hush!, the second release by the extraordinary voices (BBC Radio 3) of female quintet Papagena following their internationally acclaimed, Amazon classical chart-topping debut, The Darkest Midnight (SOMMCD 0189). Hush! unearths a treasure trove of songs largely neglected on disc to deliver a stunning follow-up to The Darkest Midnight. Where it hymned the cold, harsh glamour of sun-starved winter, Hush! playful, poignant, poetic and primed with the expectation of joy celebrates the warmth and light of love.

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.

Pink Floyd - Classic Albums: Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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Pink Floyd - Classic Albums: Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon (2013) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

Pink Floyd - Classic Albums: Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon (2013)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
English: LPCM 2304 kbps, 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit
Russian: Dolby Digital 2.0, 48 kHz, 192 kbps
Rock, Documentary | 0:49:12+00:36:16 | ~ 22.97 Gb

Classic Albums: The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon was originally released in 2003, and traces the creation of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album…

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)
The Grand Choir ‘Masters of Choral Singing’, conducted by Lev Kontorovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1238-2 | Time: 01:04:27

Ondine’s third release with the star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is devoted to sacred works by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. Hvorostovsky is accompanied by the prestigious Russian Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing,” conducted by Lev Kontorovich, a choir that keeps up the best traditions of Russian choral singing.

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

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

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.]

Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

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Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004) [Blu-ray, 1080i]

Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
English: DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 16-bit & 24-bit
Russian: Dolby Digital Audio, 2.0, 48 kHz, 192 kbps
Thrash Metal, Documentary | ~ 39.88 Gb

This 2004 documentary film from the Heavy Metal maestros. In SOME KIND OF MONSTER, Metallica is forced to examine their nature and their very existence as bassist Jason Newsted quits the band and front man James Hetfield abruptly leaves the group to enter a rehabilitation facility due to alcohol abuse…