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Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tsar's Bride, Царская Невеста - Gergiev

Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tsar's Bride, Царская Невеста - Valery Gergiev
Exact Audio Copy (EAC) | FLAC | CUE | LOG | COVERS | WinRAR | RS | Released: 1999 | 2 CD 651 MB


The Tsar's Bride (Russian: Царская невеста, Tsarskaya nevesta) is an opera in four acts by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the composer's tenth opera. The libretto, by Il’ya Tyumenev, is based on the drama of the same name by Lev Mey. Mey's play was first suggested to the composer as an opera subject in 1868 by Mily Balakirev. (Alexander Borodin, too, once toyed with the idea.) However, the opera was not composed until thirty years later, in 1898. The first performance of the opera took place in 1899 at the Moscow theater of the Private Opera of S.I. Mamontov. Rimsky-Korsakov himself said of the opera that he intended it as a reaction against the ideas of Richard Wagner, and to be in the style of "cantilena par excellence". The Tsar's Bride is a repertory opera in Russia, although it is not part of the standard operatic repertoire in the West.
Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.
Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios (2017) [TR24][OF]

Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:53 min | 1.32 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Rimsky-Korsakov described Taneyev’s best music as possessing ‘a wealth of beauty and expressiveness’, a verdict with which no one is likely to disagree after hearing the piano trio recorded here. Rimsky was (unjustly) disparaging towards his own, unfinished, trio, which emerges as a brooding, substantial work well worthy of revival.

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 23, 2016
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

“Gergiev conducts a sweeping performance, with a typically superb cast of the Kirov's revival years, full of rising stars - Diadkova, Ognovenko, Bezzubenkov and the superb character tenor Gassiev. Charming also is the staging, reproduced from airy, painterly 1920s sets. Museum opera, maybe; but then museums are there to preserve treasures. And this is an absolute gem.”(Music Magazine)
Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 4,19 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Korean

Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts.
Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 218 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: classical

Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite is the 1959 album by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This is taken from a 1983 CD released by CBS Records as part of the Great Performances series of classical discs.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973) Seiji Ozawa

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI/Encore | # CDE 7 67784 2 | Time: 00:56:36

According to classical music specialists, a good performance of Scheherazade requires a top notch orchestra, great conducting, and outstanding individual performance, as well as timing since there is a definite storyline to follow. Flaws on any orchestral department, will be "merciless exposed" along the score. The Chicago Symphony, to many, the most european sounding of all american orchestras, meets all these requirements, as does Ozawa, who knows this score well. It was my first recording of the work and I always go back to it, since has a perfectly well chosen tempo, the solo violin is sweet and umpretentious, and the sound although not as dramatic as others, offers a very "symphonic" account, which always satisfies. The coupling of Borodin is more than adequate and great music too.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel Suite, May Night Overture - Markevitch, Orchestre Lamoureux (2012)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel Suite, May Night Overture - Markevitch, Orchestre Lamoureux (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001739302

n these days of big boxes, DG really ought to gather together everything Markevitch did and issue it as a set. He was a genius, and his recordings with the Lamoureux Orchestra, especially, combine interpretive brilliance with a classic French instrumental style that no longer exists. They are irreplaceable, and the playing here is amazing. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music demands just the sort of diamond-like precision and clarity that was Markevitch’s stock in trade as a conductor. There are more raucous, more traditionally Russian versions of The Golden Cockerel Suite available (Järvi’s for example), but none that point up the music’s anticipations of Stravinsky so compellingly. Both here and in the May Night Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov becomes a prophetically modern master.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) - Svetlanov

Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) - Svetlanov
Exact Audio Copy (EAC) | APE Monkey's Audio 4.06 | CUE | LOG | COVERS | WinRAR | RS | Released: 2000 | 3 CD 551 MB

1957, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, Vera Firsova (Snow Maiden), Larisa Avdeyeva (Lel), Galina Vishnevskaya (Kupava), Vera Borisenko (Spring), Valentina Petrova (Bobilichka), Andrey Sokolov (Wood Spirit), L. Sverdlova (Page), Ivan Kozlovsky (Tsar Berendey), Yuriy Galkin (Mizgir), Alexey Krivchenya (Grandfather Frost), A. Khosson (Bobil), Mikhail Skazin (Maslenitsa The Snow Maiden–A Spring Fairy Tale (Russian: Снегурочка–Весенняя сказка, Snegúrochka–Vesennyaya Skazka) is an opera in four acts with a prologue by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, composed during 1880-1881. The Russian libretto, by the composer, is based on the like-named play by Alexandr Ostrovsky (which had premiered in 1873 with incidental music by Tchaikovsky)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Le Coq d'Or (Kent Nagano) (2012/2004) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - Le Coq d'Or (Kent Nagano) (2012/2004) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese

Rimsky-Korsakov epitomises the fantastic side of the Russian soul. Regarding opera as „essentially the most enchanting and intoxicating of lies,“ he drew on his country’s rich folk heritage to create a fairy-tale world in which the fanciful and commonplace were fused through extravagant orchestral virtuosity and fervently Romantic vocal writing. This Châtelet revival of Le Coq d’Or brings to the stage once again the great Kabuki actor Ennosuke III’s striking staging of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera first mounted in co-production with the San Francisco Opera in 1984. Born into one of Japan’s most important Kabuki families in 1939, Ennosuke III is a master of his art, who has worked to give this traditional theatre form appeal for modern audiences. As an actor, director and producer his aim has been to bring back the energy and excitement of Edo-period Kabuki. High-tech special effects, dynamic lighting, stunning costumes and minimalist sets have drawn new fans to his ‘Super Kabuki’ shows. He worked on this sumptuous production of Le Coq d’Or with an all-Japanese creative team and the result had an Oriental beauty and fascination entirely appropriate to this satirical fantasy opera. Completed in 1907, Le Coq d’Or, based on Pushkin’s 1834 poem, was Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera.