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.
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Vladimir Jurowski) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 280 min | 41,5+40,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3739 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 280 min | 15,2 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

English-speaking audiences have always found Die Meistersinger to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar's production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early-19th century of Wagner's childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a 'gleamingly sung', 'eminently believable' Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar's production, uses Glyndebourne's special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner's musical and dramatic counterpoint.
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra & Vladimir Lande - Alicia Terzian: Off the Edge (2017)

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra & Vladimir Lande - Alicia Terzian: Off the Edge
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:57 min | 117 MB
Label: Navona | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Argentinian composer, conductor and scholar Alicia Terzian takes an incredible journey into the heart of the string orchestra on Off the Edge with four works that introduce her captivating perspective, given an enchanting treatment here by Vladimir Lande and the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. Off the Edge showcases numerous audacious textures involving the string orchestra, with different percussion instruments, chorus, soloists and voice. These pieces come from three of the four periods Terzian identifies in her compositional career, spanning 1954 to 2003, spotlighting the transformation of her style from her earliest to her more recent musical focuses.
The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship

Alex Beam, "The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship"
ISBN: 1101870222 | 2016 | EPUB | 224 pages | 3.76 MB
Mischa Maisky, Lars Anders Tomter, Czech PO, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Strauss: Don Quixote (2001/2009) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mischa Maisky, Lars Anders Tomter, Czech PO, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Strauss: Don Quixote (2001/2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:20 minutes | Basic Covers | 1,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 1,27 GB

Mischa Maisky (cello), Lars Anders Tomter (viola) and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character)" & "Symphonic Poem "Death and Transfiguration" on this Japanese SACD. A pure DSD recording.
LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, Vsevolod Grivnov - Serge Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0088 | Time: 00:59:20

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. When Rachmaninoff finally settled in Switzerland in the early 1930s, it was here, in the tranquil surroundings he needed for inspiration, that he wrote the Third Symphony. Sir Henry Wood, writing in his autobiography My Life of Music (1938), predicted that Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony would ‘prove as popular as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth’. These arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s 10 Songs were made by Vladimir Jurowski’s grandfather, also called Vladimir (1915–72), whose first experience of Rachmaninoff’s music was in Russia after the Second World War. He orchestrated 10 songs specifically for the celebrated Russian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky, who recorded them with the conductor Kiril Kondrashin.
Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin & Leon Trotsky: The Soviet Union's Big Three [Audiobook]

Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin & Leon Trotsky: The Soviet Union's Big Three [Audiobook] by Charles River Editors
English | July 8, 2015 | ASIN: B011CCPBYY | MP3@32 kbps | 4 hrs 41 mins | 64 MB
Narrator: Bill Johnston