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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.
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.
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015)
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.
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Vladimir Galusin - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko [2006/1994]

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Galusin) [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.