Abbado Stravinsky

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka - CSO, BSO, Monteux (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,28 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67897-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, recorded 1959/1961
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…An amazing SACD. As interpretations, both of these are in a class of their own, the Franck having strong claims of being the best ever performance of this greatest French late romantic orchestral work. Almost certainly they will never be equalled let alone bettered on SACD." ~SA-CD.net
Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina (Claudio Abbado) (2015/1989) [BluRay-rip]

Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina (Claudio Abbado) (2015/1989) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (4:3) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 172 min | 5,19 Gb
Audio: Russian / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish

Arguably Modest Mussorgsky's greatest work, Khovanshchina was incomplete at the time of his death and so this glorious production, from the Vienna State Opera, employs Shostakovich's scoring with the addition of the final chorus composed by Stravinsky in 1913. It is a work of immense power and humanity, set at the time when Peter the Great assumed power in Russia, a turning point in Russia's history when old forces came into conflict with new. Political intrigue, religious persecution, the tragedy of a nation, all form a backdrop against which individual dramas are acted out. The great Bulgarian bass, Nicolai Ghiaurov sings Prince Ivan Khovansky, the leader of the revolutionary Streltsys and Paata Burchuladze sings Dositheus, the leader of the Old Believers. Fellow Russians, including Ludmila Semtschuk as Marfa and Vladimir Atlantov as Khovansky's son, complete this formidable cast. This live recording of Alfred Kirchner's production of Khovanshchina is conducted by Claudio Abbado. Triumphantly hailed as "one of the great performances of our day, an unforgettable display of skill and sympathy combined", by the Financial Times, it is a recording to treasure.
Igor Stravinsky - LAP / Salonen - Le Sacre Du Printemps (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Igor Stravinsky - Le Sacre Du Printemps / etc.
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Esa-Pekka Salonen
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,19 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,02 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 477 6198 | Country/Year: Germany 2006 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century
Ilya Gringolts & Peter Laul - Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 1 (2017)

Ilya Gringolts & Peter Laul - Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:38 min | 237 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

In his autobiography, Igor Stravinsky wrote of his not having had any ‘great liking’ for the combination of strings and piano. That there nevertheless are a number of chamber works by him featuring the violin is to a large extent due to the violinist Samuel Dushkin. The two were introduced to each other by Stravinsky’s German music publisher who wanted to persuade him to compose a violin concerto. They obviously hit it off: their collaboration continued after the concerto had come into being in 1931, and they devised a recital programme to perform together on tours.
Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.
Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set

Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Ernest Ansermet, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.25 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.15 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 467 818-2 | Time: 08:27:52

All the Stravinsky recordings made by Ernest Ansermet and The Suisse Romande Orchestra, digitally remastered in an 8 CD box. The set includes all Stravinsky's major orchestral works at a bargain price in highly respected recordings dating from the late 50's and early 60's.
Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | MPEG-2 Video, 19039 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1, 3768 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch / Audio2: LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 2 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 112 min / 23,07 Gb

The town of Palermo was illuminated and Claudio Abbado revealed his strong Sicilian roots. Viewers of this concert, broadcasted on TV all across Europe, were inspired to see the maestro so relaxed, gesticulating so emphatically.
Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:01 minutes | 2.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

After hearing most of Abbado's Mahler, early and late, I had formed the opinion that he steadily improved, moving from caution to a real and deep understanding of Mahler's world. But just in case there were some early gems, I went back to this Fourth Syms. recorded in Vienna in 1978 (it can also be had in a bargain twofer with an almost equally impressive Sym. #2 from Chicago).

After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at May 16, 2017
After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (Repost)

Maureen A. Carr, "After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0199742936 | PDF | pages: 361 | 42.3 mb
Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 812 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8730 | Time: 05:54:22

The years have seen Pierre Boulez record for CBS, Erato, EMI, and Philips, among other labels, but his most consistent and critically praised work has appeared on Deutsche Grammophon, where he has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, and his own Ensemble InterContemporain in many successful performances. These ensembles are heard on this trimline, six-CD box set of Igor Stravinsky's major works, which brings together Boulez's recordings of L'oiseau de feu, Petrushka, Le Sacre du printemps, L'histoire du Soldat, the symphonies, concertos, and other works, recorded between 1980 and 1996. As one of the leading champions of modernism, first as a composer and essayist, then as a prominent conductor, Boulez is regarded as an authority on Stravinsky's oeuvre, and it is difficult to imagine many conductors who have a better understanding of the technical and stylistic issues that affect performances. Boulez is also famous for his precision and meticulousness, which make the details stand out clearly in the rhythmically complex and texturally dense orchestral scores of the ballets, and yet seem so delicate and exact in the concertos and pieces for smaller ensembles.