Vladimir Sofronitzky

Vladimir Sofronitsky - Edition: Historical Russian Archives [9CD Box Set] (2008)

Vladimir Sofronitsky - Edition: Historical Russian Archives [9CD Box Set] (2008)
9CD | EAC-Rip | APE-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | June 17, 2008 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classic, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Brilliant Classics | Hotfile, Fileserve

I collect Sofronitsky discs (he's really one of the greatest pianists of all time, in case you didn't already know), so let me first say something about the remastering quality. Brilliant Classics got rid of much noise and distortion at the cost of high frequencies (it all sounds "high-cut", making Sofronitsky less sprightly and colourful than he was), so these remasterings are sonically speaking not in the league of BMG's (in their own Russian Piano School series, or Philips's GPOC set) or Denon's (expensive, but inevitably the way to go if you want to get close to Sofronitsky's sonority - after all it's NOT all banging as some claim, he WAS a great colorist, and so thrillingly volatile), but they're as good as (albeit different from) those by Classound and Vista Vera (forget Arlecchino etc.).

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.
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."…

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.

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.
Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped [Audiobook]

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped [Audiobook] by Garry Kasparov
English | October 27th, 2015 | ASIN: B015OYEKK2, ISBN: 1511365447 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 45 mins | 322.37 MB
Narrator: George Backman

The ascension of Vladimir Putin - a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB - to the presidency of Russia in 1999 should have been a signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years - as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him - Putin has grown into not only a dictator but a global threat. With his vast resources and nuclear weapons, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty.
Beethoven Trio Bonn, Artur Chermonov & Vladimir Babeshko - Sviridov: Chamber Music (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Beethoven Trio Bonn, Artur Chermonov & Vladimir Babeshko - Sviridov: Chamber Music (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:04 minutes | 0.97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Georgy Sviridov’s most impressive musical works featured the human voice: romances, cantatas, oratorios, and hymns. His instrumental chamber music is less well-known, but makes up a valuable and essential portion of his musical legacy. If we divide music into three types according to Boethius, we can affirm that musica humana is well and alive in Sviridov’s musica instrumentalis.
Vladimir Stoupel - Mikhail Glinka: Variations for Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Vladimir Stoupel - Mikhail Glinka: Variations for Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:34 minutes | 576 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Unknown Russia: “For me it has been a great joy to conceive and record the programme featured on this album. The idea that inspired it was twofold: on the one hand, it is made up of variation cycles (with the exception of the Rondo brillante on a theme from Bellini’s opera ‘I Capuletti ed i Montecchi’).
Vladimir Cosma - Diva: Bande Originale Du Film (Original Soundtrack) (1981) Complete Edition 1993

Vladimir Cosma - Diva: Bande Originale Du Film (Original Soundtrack) (1981/1993)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 220 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: Pomme Music | # 950 622 | 00:48:10

The 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix film Diva is a dizzying cornucopia of delights, with a strong sense of urban cool and a cast of characters whose alternating detachments and obsessions hint at the legacy of pain and loneliness that helped form them. Its score, composed by Vladimir Cosma, is inseparable from the film, which, after all, is about music itself, and the ways that it links to desire and longing. From the beautiful arias of Wilhemina Wiggins Fernandez (who plays an opera singer in the film) to the eerie, achingly beautiful instrumental pieces composed by Cosma to set the mood for images of rain-slicked streets, Taiwanese music pirates, teenaged Vietnamese thieves, jaded middle-aged art sages, motorbikes and car chases, the score for Diva remains one of Cosma's masterpieces, a perfect companion to a film that became an international underground hit.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:13 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 417 613-2

Rachmaninov's opus 1, his first piano concerto, deserves to be heard more often. The opening bars have that heroic sound that raises the hair on the back of the neck. Indeed those first moments rank alongside those of the Grieg and Tchaikovsky piano concertos for their ability to thrill. Ashkenazy's breathtaking playing on a superb piano is matched by that of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Haitink's direction.