Classical Archives

Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition: Historical Russian Archives (2007) (10 CDs Box Set)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition: Historical Russian Archives (2007) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 11:04:35 min | Covers included | 2,84 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky was never a predictable artist on disc and his hottest performances could easily power the national grid. Such is the intensity of at least two Shostakovich performances that turn up in Brilliant Classics’s Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edition. I cannot recall ever hearing a more confrontational account of the Ninth Symphony than the one Rozhdestvensky gave with the USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra on December 21, 1982, the work’s cheerful, rather sardonic “not-a-ninth-symphony” spirit suddenly pushed to the edges of irony and at times sounding positively sadistic, the first and last movements in particular. A very extreme case of “what he really meant”, whether or not you agree.
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Great Recordings from the Archives (2009) (8 CDs Box Set)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Great Recordings from the Archives (2009) (8 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 2,41 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 8 CDs, 10:11:21 min | 1,39 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: IMG Artists

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and IMG Artists present an exclusive deluxe 8CD box set edition celebrating the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and its century-long national and international tradition. The box offers a unique collection of recordings dating from 1934-1978 with more than 10 hours of music. Here the orchestra plays under legendary names like Arturo Toscanini, Fritz Busch, Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux and Rafael Kubelik, together with their Swedish counterparts Tor Mann, Sixten Ehrling and Herbert Blomstedt.
Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives] Re-Up

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 31 mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded. Which makes them some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded.
Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008) 9CD Box Set

Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008)
Works by Scriabin, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev, Borodin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.29 Gb | Scans ~ 23 Mb | Time: 09:05:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8975

Vladimir Sofronitsky was among the greatest Russian pianists of the twentieth century, and, while he had become a somewhat less prominent figure following his death, he must be still considered in the company of Richter, Gilels, and Yudina. In his time, Sofronitsky became widely recognized as the leading interpreter of and authority on the music of Scriabin in Eastern Europe. He was also highly praised for his interpretations of the piano works of Robert Schumann and he was a highly respected teacher.
Cyprien Katsaris - Mikis Theodorakis: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2010) 2CDs [Cyprien Katsaris Archives Vol. 20]

Mikis Theodorakis: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2010) 2CDs
Cyprien Katsaris, piano; Orchestre Symphonique de RTL; Mikis Theodorakis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~263 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Piano 21 | # P21-027-A | Time: 01:54:42

This double CD presents a good opportunity to discover the symphonic works of the world-famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (*1925), a living legend in his own country. It contains the Suite no. 1 for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto, written in the fifties, when Theodorakis was still at the Paris Conservatoire, and the Symphony no. 2, УThe Song of the EarthФ (based on Suite no. 1 and the ballet Antigone), which marks the composerТs return to his symphonic writing, after 20 years of struggle and suffering for his country and his people. Discover the first studio recording on CD of this landmark Symphony no. 2 and the fascinating Suite and Concerto, in unique recordings, made in 1982 on the occasion of performances at the Echternach International Festival (Luxembourg) and in Antwerp. Theodorakis himself conducts the RTL Symphony Orchestra, and Cyprien Katsaris demonstrates in all three works his legendary virtuosity and unsurpassed artistry.
Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives] Re-Up

Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 662 Mb | Scans ~ 11 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8528 | Time: 04:47:31

This is the second of Brilliant's box sets devoted to Russian recordings from Evgeny Kissin. Labeled as early, these live concert performances from 1984 to 1990 carry us from the day after Kissin turned 13 (Mozart Cto. #12 K. 414) to age 18 (Mozart Cto. #20, K. 466), with most readings clustering in the range of 1985-89. Russians were well aware of the marvel in their midst; the pianist's American breakthrough occurred in 1990 when he debuted at Carnegie Hall's centennial season.

British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 26, 2017
British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945

British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945 (Historicizing Modernism) by David Deutsch
2015 | ISBN: 1474235816, 1350028460 | English | 272 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Gabriel Sanchez - Algorithmic Composition Works I (2009) {Clinical Archives}

Gabriel Sanchez - Algorithmic Composition Works I (2009) {Clinical Archives}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 32 mb
Genre: electronic, classical, abstract, contemporary, experimental

Algorithmic Composition Works I is the 2009 EP by Gabriel Sanchez. This was released by Clinical Archives.

British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 2, 2016
British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945

British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts 1870-1945 (Historicizing Modernism) by David Deutsch
2015 | ISBN: 1474235816 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 1 MB

VA - From The Kitchen Archives No.5: Pianos in The Kitchen (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 15, 2015
VA - From The Kitchen Archives No.5: Pianos in The Kitchen (2011)

VA - From The Kitchen Archives No.5: Pianos in The Kitchen (2011)
Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Charlemagne Palestine, Anthony Davis, Dennis Russel Davies, Harold Budd

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0070 | Time: 00:57:13

Pianos in The Kitchen brings together select concert recordings of solo piano works performed at The Kitchen from 1976 through 1983, including works from the 1976 Bösendorfer Festival and the 1983 series of benefit concerts that supported the purchase of a new Steinway Baby Grand piano for the institution. Featured are names familiar to The Kitchen’s history such as Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Charlemagne Palestine, and Anthony Davis as well as performers/composers Harold Budd and Dennis Russell Davies, who have enjoyed important careers, but are not necessarily associated with The Kitchen’s programming. This CD covers a range of genres, from jazz to classical to new music. All of the recordings document performances in which the piano–the instrument most central to the development of Western music–is played, explored, and extended. There is a notable immediacy and intimacy about each performance in this compilation, stemming perhaps from the nature of live recordings and the strength of the piano as a large organic, vibrant instrument.