Vladimir Sofronitzky

VA - Legendary Russian Pianists: Box Set 25 CDs (2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at March 1, 2015
VA - Legendary Russian Pianists: Box Set 25 CDs (2009)

VA - Legendary Russian Pianists: Box Set 25 CDs (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,98 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2009

Russia is vast, and so is this 25-disc tribute to the great piano school of Russia-from the long-famous icons to the more recent inheritors of this ineffably proud tradition. Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lazar Berman and many others display their subtly various approaches to phrasing and timbre as they perform the great works of the Russian canon and composers across Europe.

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 2, 2016
Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,62 Gb | Scans 269 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2008

This is a wonderful collection of all the great composer's known works, and is a must buy for anyone who enjoy's Rachmaninoff. While most of the recordings are not perhaps the absolute best that are out there, they are all still, for the most part, quite good. The only real issues I can find with this set are two rather small ones. On the recording of the symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead, there is an odd static-like sound that starts at about 17 minutes into the piece, which then disappears briefly, before reappearing once more. It is rather irritating, especially considering that the rest of the recording is very nice.
Vladimir Sofronitsky - Chopin: Polonaise No.1 / Ballade No.3 / Etudes / Preludes / Waltzes / Mazurkas (2003)

Vladimir Sofronitsky - Chopin
Polonaise No.1 / Ballade No.3 / Etudes / Preludes / Waltzes / Mazurkas
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 241 MB | Full Artwork: 41 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Denon # COCQ-83672 | Country/Year: Japan 2003, 1946-1953
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Historical Recording

…Although little known in the West, never having toured or recorded there, Sofronitsky was held in the highest regard in his native land. Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels looked up to Sofronitsky as their master, and famously, when Sofronitsky once drunkenly proclaimed that Richter was a genius, in return Richter toasted him and proclaimed him a god. Upon hearing of Sofronitsky's death, Gilels was reputed to have said that "the greatest pianist in the world has died."…

Rachmaninov Edition: Complete Works  Music

Posted by Bibixy at March 5, 2012
Rachmaninov Edition: Complete Works

Rachmaninov Edition: Complete Works
Brilliant | 2008 | 31 CD | MP3 192 Kbps
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | 33 RAR | 2.96 Gb

One of the last great representatives of romanticism in Russian classical music, Rachmaninoff was also one of the leading pianists and conductors of his day; few composers have come close to his striking gift for melody and for exploring the expressive possibilities of the piano.
This box contains all the published works written by Rachmaninov, plus some bonus cd's with historical performances by artists like Horowitz and Rachmaninov himself.
The bonus CD-ROM that accompanies this great big box contains an essay by Julian Haylock entitled "The Lonely Romantic," which puts all this rapturously beautiful music into context.
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Schnittke: Symphony No. 3 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Schnittke: Symphony No. 3
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 52:06 min | 883 MB | Digital booklet
Label: PentaTone Classics | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2015

One hundred and eleven musicians celebrating a large-scale symphony that sounds like Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, or Arnold Schoenberg. In fact, the composer of this symphony, Alfred Schnittke, had precisely these composers (and many others) in mind back in 1981. Whereas he initially mirrored certain styles from figures as Mahler, Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, he was soon also borrowing concepts from trivial music, folklore, jazz, tango, as well as many other styles. He himself described his compositional technique, but an aesthetic programme: a serious effort to break through the vicious circle of the self-satisfied and self-sufficient avant-garde music.
Eduard Bagdasarian - Piano and Violin Music (Mikael Ayrapetyan, Vladimir Sergeev) [2014]

Eduard Bagdasarian - Piano and Violin Music (Mikael Ayrapetyan, Vladimir Sergeev) [2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 220.81 MB
Classical | Label: Grand Piano | Catalog Number: GP664

Eduard Ivanovich Bagdasarian was a key figure in the modern development of Armenian music, and his piano works have a unique importance in an oeuvre which covered almost every genre. The tremendously varied 24 Preludes encompass all of the major and minor keys with the added colour of Armenian modes. This mastery of miniature forms contrasts with the impassioned and ambitious Rhapsody, while the archetypally Romantic Nocturne draws on the tradition of the great Russian Adagio.
Simona Sinova photographed by Vladimir Vojtela for B-Authentique Magazine

Simona Šínová - Vladimír Vojtela Photoshoot
10 jpg | up to 1280*1918 | 5.19 MB
Slovakia based model
Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 257 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 1:11;06

Barbara Bonney's recital of the Schumanns' songs is prefaced, in the booklet-note, with a little feminist homily from the singer defending the reputation of Clara as woman and artist. Clara hardly needs that kind of defence nowadays, witness recent CDs by Skovhus and Stutzmann, plus several others not reviewed in these pages; her songs are far from patronized, let alone neglected. Yet, for all the advocacy of these singers, her inspiration remains for me intermittent, though thoroughly conventional songs are occasionally leavened by notably individual ones, such as, here, her very last and unpublished song, Loreley, which vividly conjures up that dangerous creature, particu lady in the hectic piano part, evocatively played by Ashkenazy. Indeed it seems that Heine most inspired her, as "Sic liebten sich beide" from her Op. 13 provoked a setting of economically intense meaning, to which Bonney finely responds.
– Gramophone [9/1997].
The Models of Space, Time and Vision in Vladimir Nabokov's Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (Tartu Semiotics L

The Models of Space, Time and Vision in Vladimir Nabokov's Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (Tartu Semiotics Library) by Marina Grishakova
English | Dec. 2, 2006 | ISBN: 9949113067 | 323 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Because of his rejection of socio-political engagement, Vladimir Nabokov is often regarded as a virtuouso artist of the ivory-tower variety, aloof from the contemporary march of the minds. Marina Grishakova's book, however, points to the relationship between his narrative techniques and some of the scientific, metaphysical, and ethical ideas on the inner agenda of the twentieth century. It connects Nabokov's handling of time, space, and perspective in his fiction with the philosophical models constructed by his contemporaries, also showing in what ways he may have been ahead of his time.
Josef Suk by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009) [Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Josef Suk performed by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.11GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ondine

Along with the increasing frequency that Josef Suk's Symphony in C minor, Op. 27, "Asrael," is performed and recorded, it's great to see it has finally been released as a hybrid SACD. Though the legendary 1952 recording by Vaclav Talich remains the ne plus ultra for devotees of this searing symphonic requiem, it was recorded in mono, and by virtue of its technology has become a historical document that will be sought out mostly by aficionados. Newcomers to Suk's towering work will be aided in appreciation by the fact that Ondine's DSD recording is as clear and deep as always, and none of the details of the elaborate score are lost.