Tchaikovsky Bernstein

Berliner Philharmoniker & Paris Conservatoire Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 2 & 5 / Russian Orchestral Works (2016)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Paris Conservatoire Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 2 & 5 / Russian Orchestral Works (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 718 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 17 | Time: 143:11 min

Solti’s 1956 recordings of the Tchaikovsky Second and Fifth symphonies included on this collection are his only recordings of them. He never recorded a complete cycle, although, in the 1970s he recorded the Fifth and Sixth. Both symphonies were recorded with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. The story behind his recording of Russian orchestral favourites is an interesting one. In 1959 he recorded this program with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)
Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition (Previously unpublished)
Van Cliburn, piano; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Kyrill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1440 | Time: 01:19:54

Deep in the heart of the Cold War, there was once a miracle in Moscow – Texas-based classical pianist Van Cliburn, of whom no one had heard, conquered at the First Tchaikovsky Competition, an event set aside to showcase Soviet talent. Cliburn was warned by his own government not to go, given the tense political relationship between the United States and Soviet Union at the time, and once he arrived he was greeted as a party crasher, subject to hostile stares and animosity of the kind he had never dreamed of back in Texas. And it was Cliburn, at the end, which brought down the house, and held the award. Back in America, he was greeted with a ticker tape parade and was the subject of a best-selling biography by Abram Chasins, The Van Cliburn Story, copies of which continue to clog the shelves of American thrift stores five decades hence. Ultimately, though, Cliburn's celebrity lost its luster. Nerves, ultra-picky perfectionism, and mishandling by management led to his early retirement from the concert scene; his greatest latter-day achievement being the force behind the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, America's most prestigious such event.
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op.58 (1988)
Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: London/Decca | # 421 441-2 | Time: 00:55:37

Bernard Haitink’s 1980 Manfred was the prize of his Concertgebouw/Tchaikovsky symphony cycle. Riccardo Chailly’s 1987 effort with the same orchestra, while very good, doesn’t quite live up to that standard. In both recordings you get the sense that Tchaikovsky composed Manfred expressly for the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The very sound of the ensemble in its own hall conjures the dark, fantasy world described in the music. To this add lively and colorful playing, rich sonority, and utterly impeccable musicianship and you’ve got a uniquely compelling aural experience. Where the performances part company is in Haitink’s embrace of Tchaikovsky’s passionate dramatic ethos, a quality that Chailly, by contrast, tends to shy away from. (Of course, for a truly passionate reading you have to hear Muti’s rendition on EMI.) In his favor Chailly does have Decca’s vivid, high-impact digital recording, which, though having less warmth than the analog Philips production, better conveys the massiveness of the Concertgebouw Hall’s acoustics.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3, Romeo & Juliet (2000)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos.1-3, Romeo & Juliet (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:52 | 788 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 467 264-2

Lorin Varencove Maazel was born of American parents in Neuilly, France on March 6, 1930 and the family returned to Los Angeles when Lorin was still an infant. He exhibited a remarkable ear and musical memory when very young; he had perfect pitch and sang back what he heard. He was taken at age five to study violin with Karl Moldrem. At age seven he started studying piano with Fanchon Armitage. When he became fascinated with conducting, his parents took him to symphony concerts, then arranged for him to have lessons with Vladimir Bakaleinikov, then assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Tatiana Nikolayeva - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008) [The Russian Piano Tradition]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008)
Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano; USSR State Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Nikolai Anosov & Kyrill Kondrashin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Appian | # APR5666 | Time: 01:16:08

These three titles inaugurate the Goldenweiser School, the last of the three great teaching traditions to be covered in this comprehensive survey of the many great pianists who worked in Russia in the Soviet era. Along with Goldenweiser himself we start with Nikolayeva and Ginzburg. The bulk of the issues in THE RUSSIAN PIANO TRADITION will be divided into 'schools' which represent the three main teachers of this period - Neuhaus, Goldenweiser and Igumnov, - and their pupils. Today Nikolayeva (1924-1993) is remembered mainly as a Bach player and also as the definitive performer of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes & Fugues, which were inspired by, and written for, her after the composer heard her play Bach in the 1950 Leipzig Bach competition (which she won). However, to limit Nikolayeva's reputation to these two composers would be doing her a great disservice. She had a vast repertoire and her recordings include concertos by Bartok, Medtner, Prokofiev Stravinsky and several Soviet composers - including her own concerto, as she was also a composer! Further, she recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas and much other standard repertoire from the 19th century. This CD presents two recording premieres - the first ever recording of the Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasy Op56 and the first recording of the original version of Tchaikovsky's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Chuck Bernstein - Delta Berimbau Blues (2008)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 18, 2017
Chuck Bernstein - Delta Berimbau Blues (2008)

Chuck Bernstein - Delta Berimbau Blues (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 359 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 204 mb
Genre: blues

Delta Berimbau Blues is the 2008 album by berimbau master Chuck Bernstein. This was released by Bernstein on his own CMB Records.
Various Artists - American Classics - Adams, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin,... (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}

Various Artists - American Classics - Adams, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin,… (2016) {6CD Set Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.09 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.08 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Warner Classics / Parlophone | 0190295974930
Classical / American Classical / Compilation Box Set

In the 20th century, the great American composers – simmering in the mighty melting pot – evoked Hollywood glamour, folksy landscapes, irresistible swing, poignant nostalgia, showbiz pzazz, sweet sentiment, streetwise sophistication, and hypnotic minimalistic drive. This 6-CD box – featuring such citizens of the world as Simon Rattle, André Previn, The Labèque Sisters, Renaud Capuçon, Hélène Grimaud and Paavo Järvi – take us on an exhilarating journey across the musical horizons of the USA.
Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music: Max Reger, Liszt, JS Bach, Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, Lyapunov (1996)

Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music (1996)
Max Reger - Franz Liszt - JS Bach - Leroy Anderson - Tchaikovsky - Rebikov - Lyapunov

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:12:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553461

Most of this disc is taken up with Liszt's Christmas Tree, an unusually modest suite based on Christmas carols. It also offers charming pieces by Reger, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, and Lyapunov based on Christmas themes, and a couple of Bach transcriptions. Eteri Andjaparidze, whose first CD was a sensational Prokofiev collection, plays this music truly superb musicianship and the kind of pianistic color that has become a rarity. Her Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the most beautiful I've heard since Dinu Lipatti's. And wait until you hear her delightful playing of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride! It's deliciously witty and charming.
Tchaikovsky -Swan Lake -The Sleeping Beauty -The Nutcracker -  André Previn  ( 7 CD Boxset 2016 )

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake - The Sleeping Beauty - The Nutcracker
André Previn - London Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo ADD | 7 CD | Scans | 402 Min. | 1,95 GB
label / Warner Classics / Catalogue 0190295974893
Complete Ballet Scores / LP´s Released 1972 , 1974 & 1976

Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (2010) (60 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Sept. 16, 2017
Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (2010) (60 CD Box Set)

Leonard Bernstein - The Symphony Edition (2010) (60 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 60CDs, 2d 21:51:51 min | 19,6 Gb | Scans ->22 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classics

Fans of Leonard Bernstein will not want to miss the chance to snap up this limited edition 60-CD set, Bernstein Symphony Edition. With a list price of just over two dollars per disc, it's a bargain not to be missed. What's most impressive about these recordings of well over 100 symphonies made between 1953 and 1976, almost all of which feature the New York Philharmonic, is the scope and depth of Bernstein's repertoire.