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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.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Great Orchestral Works (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman) (1994)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Great Orchestral Works (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman) (1994)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Philips 442 605-2 | rel: 1994 | 680Mb

This two-CD set contains excellent recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov's best orchestral works (aside from Scheherazade, which they assume you already have) in demonstration-quality digital sound. The Cappricio Espagnole is probably the best recording I've ever heard of this work, with perfect tempos and a colorful orchestral pallette. The sound quality here is really outstanding.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO - Russian Treasure Series: Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Scriabin (1993)

Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra - Russian Treasure Series (1993)
works by Claude Debussy, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Multisonic | # 31 0178-2 | Time: 01:08:41

Like so many Russian musicians, Mravinsky seemed first headed toward a career in the sciences. He studied biology at St. Petersburg University, but had to quit in 1920 after his father's death. To support himself, he signed on with the Imperial Ballet as a rehearsal pianist. In 1923, he finally enrolled in the Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied composition with Vladimir Shcherbachov and conducting with Alexander Gauk and Nikolai Malko. He graduated in 1931, and left his Imperial Ballet job to become a musical assistant and ballet conductor at the Bolshoi Opera from 1931 to 1937, with a stint at the Kirov from 1934. Mravinsky gave up these posts in 1938, after winning first prize in the All-Union Conductors' Competition in Moscow, to become principal conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic. He remained there until his death, long ignoring many guest-conducting offers from abroad. Under Mravinsky's direction the Leningrad Philharmonic came to be regarded as one of the finest orchestras in the world, although the world had comparatively few opportunities to hear it aside from the rare tour (about 30 performances in 25 years, starting in 1956), some dim Soviet recordings, and a very few highly acclaimed records for such Western European companies as Deutsche Grammophon and, in the end, Erato.
Orchestre de Paris & Mstislav Rostropovich - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Capriccio espagnol (2016)

Orchestre de Paris & Mstislav Rostropovich - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Capriccio espagnol (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:40
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

“Setting Rostropovich, an impetuously Slavonic musician if ever there was one, in front of such an unmistakably French orchestra as this produces an intriguing and most attractive blend of Russian fire and colour with Gallic elegance and sentiment,” wrote Gramophone. The relationship between the great cellist-conductor and the Orchestre de Paris achieves glorious expression in this programme of Russian orchestral showpieces.
Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky: Orchestral Works (1994)

Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky- Korsakov: Introduction And Wedding March From The Golden Cockerel, Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 215.79 Mb | 55:41 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM121)

Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a master orchestrator who became especially known for his colorful use of woodwinds and brass, perhaps as a result of his conducting the Russian Navy Band in his early days. He put this talent to excellent use in his "Capriccio Espagnol," which is based on Spanish folk tunes, according to the composer. There are five sections: Alborada, Variazioni, Alborada (repeated with changed orchestration in a different key), Scena e canto gitano (gypsy street song), leading into Fandango asturiano. There is a brief concluding reference to the Alborada in the coda. Rimsky-Korsakov was likely inspired to compose this orchestral piece by Tchaikovsky's similar "Capriccio Italien."
Marina Prudenskaya & Cord Garben - Rimsky-Korsakov: Romances (2017)

Marina Prudenskaya & Cord Garben - Rimsky-Korsakov: Romances
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:44 min | 364 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a member of the young Russian school formed by The Mighty Handful along with Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Alexander Borodin. Although his songs are not very frequently performed, his songs with piano accompaniment or, as the master himself termed them, the Romances, are a substantial element of his overall oeuvre. Rimsky-Korsakovs song artistry is first and foremost a musical one. In the miniaturistic formats of his romances he fundamentally endeavored to interrelate the poetic statement and vocal interpretation.
Andris Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Andris Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Yefim Bronfman - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19453 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 22,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3980 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 5,91 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR

Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after young conductors on the international scene today and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent in Summer 2011 when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival. This concert, available on DVD and Blu-ray features, amongst a programme of Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven and Dvořák, the Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Piano Concerto and Chopin’s Etude in F major.
Camerata Bariloche, Khayat - Tchaikovsky - Arensky - Rimsky-Korsakov - Cui (1987)

Camerata Bariloche, Khayat - Tchaikovsky - Arensky - Rimsky-Korsakov - Cui (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 324 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 209 mb
Classical | Label: PRICE-LES$ - D13191

This release is by Camerata Bariloche with a very nice Classical program issued on the PRICE-LES$ label in 1987.
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.