Sergey Radchenko

Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 16, 2015
Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Sergey Radchenko, "Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War"
English | ISBN: 0199938776 | 2014 | 400 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Audiobook)

Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Audiobook) By Sergey Radchenko, read by Ken Kliban
Unabridged edition 2014 | 16 hours and 29 mins | ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B00J9QO7SW | MP3 32 kbps | 226 MB
Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

Sergey Taneyev - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet Op.30; Piano Trio Op.22 (2005)
Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5419 | Time: 01:22:37

Apparently a staple in Russia, the music of Taneyev exists on the fringes of the repertoire in the West, something that should be rectified–and will be if this superb CD made by a starry cast of performers gets the attention it deserves. He’s a Romantic composer, but hardly of the heart-on-sleeve variety, since he was a master of counterpoint and firmly encased his Romantic impulses in a well-fitted classical jacket. Sometimes he makes you think of a more modern, pungent Brahms with a Russian accent.
Utrecht String Quartet, Alexander Zemtsov, Pieter Wispelwey - Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev: String Quintets Op.14 & Op.16 (2015)

Sergei Iwanowitsch Tanejew: String Quintets Op. 14 & Op. 16 (2015)
Utrecht String Quartet; Alexander Zemtsov, viola; Pieter Wispelwey, violoncello

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG (Dabringhaus & Grimm) | # MDG6031923 | 01:18:22

A musical cosmopolitan and a Russian patriot, many regarded Taneyev's compositions as unintelligible and reactionary. The Utrecht String Quartet, an ensemble delighting in discovery, has now set itself the task of his long overdue rehabilitation. Just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the composer's death, the Dutch musicians, together with Pieter Wispelwey and Alexander Zemtsov, are presenting his two string quintets in a new recording, shedding new light on Russian music from around the turn of the century.
London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs

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.
Tigran Alikhanov, Moscow String Quartet - Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)

Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)
Tigran Alikhanov, piano; Moscow String Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001240 | Time: 01:16:34

Typically stirring and passionate Russian sounding performances of these two lyrical and popular pieces. As ever the Moscow String Quartet play with their customary musicianship and brilliance. “The performing style of Tigran Alikhanov is notable for its seriousness, careful approach to the composer’s conception and a wealth of timbral sound on the piano. The virtuosic side of Alikhanov’s art stands on a very high level” remarks pianist Nikolai Petrov.
Boris Giltburg - Sergey Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573469 | Time: 01:10:36

Boris Giltburg's 2016 release on Naxos consists of two sets of piano pieces by Sergey Rachmaninov, the Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (1916-1917), and the Moments musicaux, Op. 16 (1896). The Études-tableaux are a cross between technical studies and character pieces, reminiscent of the etudes of Frédéric Chopin, and they present considerable challenges, even to virtuoso pianists. Here, Giltburg displays his remarkable skills, as well as a range of expressions that run from the fiery and turbulent to the atmospheric and melancholy. In the Moments musicaux, Rachmaninov experimented with short forms, such as the nocturne, etude, funeral march, barcarolle, and theme with variations, and these pieces demonstrated his mastery of piano technique, if not yet his full maturity as a composer. Giltburg's playing brings out a variety of colors and textures, and his passionate interpretations accord with Rachmaninov's youthful, ardent style.
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.
Enrique Granados, Sergey Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997) [Grand Piano Series]

Granados, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 8813 | Time: 01:18:30

Grand Piano is a series devoted to the art of the Reproducing Piano. It presents major performances by the legendary pianists who recorded for the Aeolian Company between 1915 and 1930. The acoustic gramophone rarely attempted major keyboard works. The 78s' restricted sound and duration was acceptable for short virtuoso pieces but little else. In contrast, by 1915, the Aeolian Company's "Duo-Art" was already a highly sophisticated digital recording process. Pianists, well aware of the gramophone's limitations, turned enthusiastically to the reproducing piano. Hofmann, Bauer, Paderewski and Grainger were especially committed, not alone in believing that they had achieved the ultimate recording process. Great pianists joined them in recording their concert repertoire, including much that was never repeated on disc.

Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 21, 2017
Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)

Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 79:39 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5414

Dedicated to the 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, My Armenia offers a very personal, touching and brilliant tribute to Armenian music by Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan. Sergey and Lusine are regular duo partners. Together, they have given recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Paris Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Madrid Auditori Nacional, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Bozar, Luxemburg Philharmonie and New York Carnegie Hall.