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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2009)

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905' (2009)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572082 | Time: 00:57:35

The good news is this recording of Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony is in the same class as the best ever made. The even better news is it's the start of a projected series of recordings of all the Soviet master's symphonies. Vasily Petrenko has demonstrated before this disc that he is among the most talented of young Russian conductors with superb recordings of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and of selected ballet suites. But neither of those recordings can compare with this Eleventh. Paired as before with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko turns in a full-scale riot of a performance that is yet tightly controlled and cogently argued. Said to depict the failed revolution of 1905, Shostakovich's Eleventh is not often treated with the respect it deserves, except, of course, by Yevgeny Mravinsky, the greatest of Shostakovich conductors whose two accounts have been deemed the most searing on record. Until now: Petrenko respects the composer's score and his intentions by unleashing a performance of staggering immediacy and violence, a virtuoso performance of immense drama, enormous tragedy, and overwhelming power.
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies No. 1, 2 & 5 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:57:56 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PM Classics - Onyx

How strange that Tchaikovsky’s last three symphonies are played to death while the first three are largely ignored. In the first 2-CD set of what is presumably going to be a complete cycle here are two early symphonies in which the composer is already completely himself tuneful and highly dramatic, as Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra make clear in their taut, exciting performances. When they move on to the well-known Symphony No. 5 the playing is as disciplined, the mood no less gripping. The eagerly awaited Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko gets underway with Symphonies 1, 2 & 5.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.29GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery

Most of the familiar orchestral versions of Richard Wagner’s operatic music were arranged either by him or his followers in the 19th century, so the Overture & Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser & the Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin have long been performed in these special concert formats. But the main work of this SACD is the 1993 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, which is a fresh adaptation of the key moments from Wagner’s final music drama. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, after de Vlieger, the ensemble’s percussionist, had successfully arranged music from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen into a similar orchestral vehicle for them. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was premiered on RCA in 1997 by Edo de Waart, & Neeme Järvi leads the 2nd recorded performance on this 2010 release on Chandos.
Heart - Live at The Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)

Heart - Live at The Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 29998 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps, 16-bit / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 2653 kbps, 16-bit
Hard Rock, Folk Rock | Scans Included | 1:39:48 | ~ 26.80 Gb

In June 2016 Heart made their first ever live appearance at London's famous Royal Albert Hall. To make the sold-out night even more special the band were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and an epic scale to Heart's songs…
Heart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2016)

Heart with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2016)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed, 29.970 fps
Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 Kbps & 6 ch, 448 Kbps / DTS, 6 ch, 1510 Kbps
Hard Rock, Folk Rock | Eagle Rock | Scans Included | 01:24:55 | ~ 6.24 Gb

In June 2016 Heart made their first ever live appearance at London s famous Royal Albert Hall. To make the sold-out night even more special the band were accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who added further depth and an epic scale to Heart s songs…
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream (2016) {Special Edition}

Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Wonder Of You & If I Can Dream (2016) {Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 681 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 256 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Pop Rock, Ballad | RCA / Legacy / Sony Music #88985378202

If I Can Dream is a compilation album by Elvis Presley. It was released on October 30, 2015 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, giving Elvis a record-equalling 12th UK number one. A second album The Wonder of You was released on October 21, 2016. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios…
Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)

Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2016)
Pop, Pop Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:14 | 117 MB
Label: Sony Legacy | Release Year: 2016

The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents the iconic artist's unmistakable voice and most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album spans a variety of musical styles that Elvis embraced, from rock and gospel to country and ballads. Featuring beloved Presley classics along with several surprises, standout tracks include a sultry new version of "A Big Hunk O' Love," the glorious "Amazing Grace," the heartfelt emotion of "Kentucky Rain" and a stunning new take on the classic "Always On My Mind." The new album is the follow-up to the global phenomenon If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, released in 2015
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)

Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 0777 7 59318 2 2 | Time: 01:06:52

Joseph Suk's Ripening is one of the most amazing of all post-Romantic orchestral works. It is immensely complex in its structure: a celestial introduction is followed by a cogent progress of scherzos and slow movements, of funeral marches and fugues, all concluded by a serene coda. Yet the work is immediately comprehensible as a musical drama, made clear through the coherence of the thematic and harmonic material. Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform like modern-day deities. They fall short of the heights of Talich and the Czech Philharmonic, but Talich gave the work its premiere. Nonetheless, Pesek gives Ripening his very considerable all: his concentration holds the gigantic structure together as a single arch. Plus, his players articulate every instrumental detail, right down to the beatific wordless women's choir at the work's close. Highly recommended.
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573057 | Time: 01:19:13

Great performances of this massive symphony aren’t exactly thick on the field, but my goodness, this is one of them. Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play with 100 percent commitment in every single bar. The first movement opens broadly, the intensity already palpable. Taking full advantage of excellent sound and a wide dynamic range (crank up the volume for this one), the central march and battle will have you sweating in your seat. The unrelentingly sustained passion that Petrenko brings to this long section triumphantly vindicates Shostakovich’s controversial vision, and at the same time makes short work of a 28-minute overall timing.