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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.
Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano concertos Nos.2 & 4, Symphonic Prayer, Magna Mater (repost)

Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano concertos Nos.2 & 4, Symphonic Prayer, Magna Mater (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 284 Mb
Label: BIS - Date: 2003

And here we have another winner in BIS's magnificent series of the symphonies and piano concertos of Alexander Tcherepnin. The music is marvelous, and the performances very good. To start with the two purely orchestral works, the Symphonic Prayer and the Magna mater are stylistically similar yet imaginative and written in a rather personal idiom. Both are based on chorale harmonies, but the music is nevertheless overall full of energy. No, there are no immediately memorable themes here, but both works are of the kind where you immediately appreciate every move and magnificently wrought detail…….
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TTC VIDEO - Ancient Empires Before Alexander (2011)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by groovebeat at Nov. 24, 2011
TTC VIDEO - Ancient Empires Before Alexander (2011)

TTC VIDEO - Ancient Empires Before Alexander (2011)
DVD-Rip | AVI | XviD MPEG4 @ 800 Kbit/s | 640x480 | MP3 Stereo @ 96 Kbit/s 32 KHz | 18 Hours | 6.49 GB
Genre: History, Education | Label: The Great Courses | Language: English | PDF Included

Ancient Empires before Alexander is your opportunity to finally complete your knowledge of the ancient world with a comprehensive look at history's first empires. Professor Robert L. Dise Jr. of the University of Northern Iowa—an expert on the history of the ancient world—examines these fascinating kingdoms as their own unique subjects, ones that reflect the struggles, successes, and failures of establishing an empire. Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, follow the Egyptians, the Mycenaean Greeks, the Persians, the Carthaginians, and others as they rise to glory, create administrative and military structures, clash with one another, and eventually collapse.
Texas Alexander - Texas Alexander & His Circle 1927-1951 (2017)

Texas Alexander - Texas Alexander & His Circle 1927-1951 (2017)
Blues, Texas Blues, Country Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:58:57 | 710 MB
Label: JSP Records | Release Year: 2017

A marvellous set featuring Texas Alexander and friends. 92 tracks,all fully remastered. Compiled and annotated by Neil Slaven with full discography. Born in Jowett, Texas in 1900, he played with the best - one of his early collaborations was with the guitarist Lonnie Johnson. Where he developed ned his prodigious voice is unknown, but by 1927 he was in Dallas working as a warehouseman and moonlighting as a singer in local clubs and bars. He was discovered by one of those record company scouts who were looking for performers to emulate the success of artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charley Patton.
Alexander Melnikov - Hindemith: Sonatas… (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Melnikov - Hindemith: Sonatas… (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:01 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano.
Alexander Korneyev, Alexander Bakhchiev - Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord (2014)

Alexander Korneyev, Alexander Bakhchiev - Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord (2014)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 229 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Melodiya | 2014 | 01:35:17

Firma Melodiya presents recordings by Alexander Korneyev, an outstanding flutist, People's Artist of the RSFSR and laureate of the State Prize of Russia. The musician's concert repertoire was extraordinary extensive, from early baroque to contemporary composers. He made dozens of recordings released on vinyl and CD. This album features one of the gems performed by Korneyev, a peak of baroque flute – six sonatas for flute and harpsichord, and the partita for solo flute by J.S. Bach.

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for... (2015)

Alexander Melnikov - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for… (2015)
feat. Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Rudin, violoncello; Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Teunis van der Zwart, althorn; Gérard Costes, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC905271 | Time: 01:11:08

Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today’s finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?
Wolfgang Burger - Schlaf, Engelchen, schlaf: Ein Fall für Alexander Gerlach (Alexander-Gerlach-Reihe, Band 13)

Wolfgang Burger - Schlaf, Engelchen, schlaf: Ein Fall für Alexander Gerlach (Alexander-Gerlach-Reihe, Band 13)
German | Piper | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 416 | ASIN: B01FDNJO2S | 2.10 Mb
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.