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London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs

Sergey Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Tamara Sinyavskaya, Sergei Leiferkus, Dolora Zajick
New London Children’s Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 48387 | Time: 02:14:45

The famous Russian director Sergei Eisenstein held Prokofiev the film composer in the highest regard, and to couple their two celebrated collaborations, Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky, in a two-disc set is therefore entirely appropriate. Ivan the Terrible, however, is a problematic score. Assembled by Abram Stassevich after the composer’s death, the oratorio lacks the large-scale balances and tensions of Prokofiev’s own Nevsky cantata, relying on narration to hold the structure together. This substantial English version by Michael Lankester, intended to ‘compensate for the lack of visual image’, is well projected by Christopher Plummer. Rostropovich directs a vivid performance of Alexander Nevsky, and only the rich tone of Russian voices is lacking. The LSO plays brilliantly, while the recording does full justice to one of Prokofiev’s finest scores.

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 2, 2017
Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Workst
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 78:40 min | 181 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Born in Hamburg in 1989, Alexander Krichel began playing the piano at the age of six. At the age of 15, he became a pre-student at Hamburg University of Music and Drama. From 2007, he continued his studies with the legendary Vladimir Krainev at Hanover University of Music and Drama until the death of the Russian pianist in 2011. He is currently studying under the tutelage of Dmitri Alexeev at Royal College of Music in London.
The Monty Alexander Trio - Montreux Alexander Live! (1977)

The Monty Alexander Trio - Montreux Alexander Live! (1977)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
MPS, 817 487-2 | rec: 1976; rel: 1995 | 290Mb

Pianist Monty Alexander did some of his finest recordings for the MPS label. This live trio set with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton (reissued on CD) features Alexander playing his usual repertoire of the period with blues, standards ("Satin Doll," "Work Song" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and a version of "Feelings" that uplifts the song a bit (although not enough).

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Koukl)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 29, 2013
Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Koukl)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 246 Mb
Date: 2013

Drawn from different parts of Tchrepnin’s life, the Entretiens display distinct cinematic qualities. With their exhaustive range of expression the Twelve Preludes vividly demonstrate the multi-faceted genius of their composer. The Romances contrast tenderness and warmth with unsettling moods and the Five Concert Etudes show an infatuation with all things Chinese.

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Koukl)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 19, 2013
Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Koukl)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 259 Mb
Date: 2013

Giorgio Koukl’s survey of Tcherepnin’s inventive piano music continues with two 1950s collections that reflect a synthesis of his earlier technical and expressive innovations—the virtuosic Eight Pieces and the beguiling Expressions. These two cycles bracket a varied group of scores, from the youthful Feuilles libres through the restrained lyricism of the Préludes, and the quirky modernism of the Intermezzo and Tanz, to the relaxed songfulness of the Etudes, written following a concert tour of the Far East.

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Koukl)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 14, 2013
Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Koukl)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 277 Mb
Date: 2012

Focussing on his early piano works, this second volume of the complete piano music of Russian-born Alexander Tcherepnin shows a mastery of the miniature allied with huge imagination. The Pièces sans titres, Op 7 are richly characterised gems and the Petite Suite, Op 6 teems with resourceful vitality. By the time of Message, Op 39, composed in 1926, and one of his masterpieces, Tcherepnin had developed an arrestingly dramatic approach to rhythm.

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Koukl)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 11, 2013
Alexander Tcherepnin -  Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Koukl)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Koukl)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 265 Mb
Date: 2012

This programme demonstrates Russian-born Alexander Tcherepnin’s mastery of the miniature and the monumental, speaking to the heart from a basis in the Romantic tradition. From the cleverly written and spontaneously fresh works of his youth to the remarkable Sonata No 2 from 1961, each piece is a gold mine of astoundingly inventive and distinctively individual craftsmanship.
Alexander Tcherepnin  - Symphony No.3, op.83 - No.4, op.91 - Piano Concerto No.6, op.99  (Noriko Ogawa, Lan Shui) (repost)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphony No.3, op.83 - No.4, op.91 - Piano Concerto No.6, op.99 (Noriko Ogawa, Lan Shui) (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 459 Mb
Date: 1999

Alexander Tcherepnin (1899 – 1977) was a Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor known for his cosmopolitan style that included influences from France and the Far East. His Father was the composer Nikolai Tcherepnin. Although Tcherepnin's style was Russian at heart, it lacked much of the Romantic melancholy and overt nationalism seen in other Russian-born composers. Instead, his earlier works are characterized by a French leanness and clarity and an emphasis on the clean articulation of form.
Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concerto No.5  (Lan Shui, Singapore Sympohony Orchestra) (repost)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concerto No.5 (Lan Shui, Singapore Sympohony Orchestra) (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 435 Mb
Date: 1999

Alexander Tcherepnin (1899 – 1977) was a Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor known for his cosmopolitan style that included influences from France and the Far East. His Father was the composer Nikolai Tcherepnin. Although Tcherepnin's style was Russian at heart, it lacked much of the Romantic melancholy and overt nationalism seen in other Russian-born composers. Instead, his earlier works are characterized by a French leanness and clarity and an emphasis on the clean articulation of form.
Alexander Tcherepenin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 + 3. Festmusik, Symphonic March (repost)

Alexander Tcherepenin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 + 3. Festmusik, Symphonic March (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 304 Mb
Label: BIS - Date: 2008

The Tcherepnin dynasty comprises Nikolai (1873-1945) the father, Alexander (1899-1977), the son and Ivan (1943-1998) and Sergei (b.1941), the sons of Alexander. Alexander grew up amid an affluent and musical family. Their home welcomed the leading artistic lights of Russian society. The 1917 Revolution changed everything for the Tcherepnins and they emigrated to Tbilisi, Georgia. In 1921 they moved to Paris where Alexander’s circle included Martinů and Tansman. Alexander lived in China and Japan between 1934 and 1937. He married the concert pianist Lee Hsien Ming and spent the war years in Paris. In 1948 he emigrated to the USA, living in Chicago and New York. My first encounter with the music of Alexander Tcherepnin came courtesy of …….
Rob Barnett @ musicweb-international.com