Khachaturian Gayaneh (complete Ballet)

Aram Khachaturyan : Gayaneh - Complete Ballet - Djansug Kakhidze, conductor

Aram Khachaturyan : Gayaneh (Complete Ballet) (2 CD) - 1999 reissue of the original 1978 edition
Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 145 min. | 765 MB
20th Century Music | Ballet Music | Orchestral Music

There is one "complete" performance of the Khachaturyan ballet (originally titled "Happiness"). It was at one time on Melodiya and was last issued by BMG Entertainment in 1999. It features a stirring performance by the USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra, Djansug Kakhidze conducting. The Act I "Lezhginka" here receives an extraordinary performance, with rhythmic complexity totally absent from all other recordings, even the Lazarov.
Prokofiev - Leitenant Kije • Scythian Suite / Khachaturian - Gayaneh Suite (Hermann Scherchen) - 2002

Prokofiev - Leitenant Kije • Scythian Suite / Khachaturian - Gayaneh Suite (Hermann Scherchen)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 276 MB
Label: Westminster | Catalog Number: 471 265-2 | TT: 62'51''

Scherchen fans of a certain age will fondly recall the Prokofiev in its original incarnation as Westminster LP WL 5091, its murky brown cover depicting a fierce, fleeing horseman pursued by turquoise-colored flying beasties. That cover illustration, this time with the pursuers in red and the background a more legible mustard, will bring on fits of nostalgia, not only for the cover art but for idiomatic performances of wondrous barbarism. The Scythian Suite, salvaged from a ballet score rejected by Diaghilev, is an early work covered with fingerprints of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Indeed, sections such as the opening of the “Night” episode sound like outtakes from that scandalous model. Imitative or not, the young composer produced a score whose relentless drive and brilliant orchestration should be heard more often. Scherchen launches into the opening orchestral splash like a wild man, gives the horn whoops of the final movement the piquant flavor they need, and is deliciously atmospheric in the aforementioned “Night”..
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Jean Sibelius: Scaramouche - Complete Ballet (2015)

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Jean Sibelius: Scaramouche - Complete Ballet (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573511 | Time: 01:10:58

The beautifully played Sibelius recordings by conductor Leif Segerstam and the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra have often been revelatory, not least in the much-neglected area of the composer's theater music. Segerstam found much of interest in the composer's incidental music, the forerunner of the soundtracks Sibelius might well have written if he had lived in our time. But Scaramouche, Op. 71, composed in 1913, is something else again: it is music for a pantomime, a genre not much in evidence for today (although it certainly has affinities with the music video). The action of the mostly wordless play (there were a few spoken passages, excised in this performance) was continuous, and so, thus, was Sibelius' music. It is thus a genuine piece of dramatic music, of which there is very little in the Sibelius catalog, and for the most part it has more to do with the developmental thinking of the symphonies than it does with the incidental music scores.
Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts Igor Stravinsky: 'Petrushka' (1947 version), 'The Fairy's Kiss' (complete ballet) (2015)

Igor Stravinsky: 'Pétrouchka' (1947 version), 'Le Baiser De La Fée' (complete ballet) (2015)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 113 | Time: 01:16:25

A provocative and probably previously unreleased reunion of two quintessential ballet scores evocative of the Paris of before and after World War I. The Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky, who stayed in his homeland but managed to remain impervious to any authoritative decrees, either political or artistic, presents this daring programme of Stravinsky's 'Petrushka' and 'The Fairy's Kiss', both with the same accuracy of interpretation, Impressive and without competition! Live recorded in Leningrad/St.Petersburg, October 24, 1964 [Petrushka], June 20,1982.
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker ( Complete Ballet  ) -  Swan Lake ( Suite ) -  Abravanel - Utah Symphony  [CD 1996]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) - SwanLake ( Suite )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 111 Min. | 598 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : SVC-52/53 /
Ballet Suite / L P Released in 1961-67

Don't be put off that this Nutcracker is played by the Utah Symphony. It is first class in every way in the glorious sound that Vanguard lavished on the orchestra.Maurice Abravanel was one of the most significant theater conducters of the 20th century. You can feel immediately that he grasps the balletic nature as well as the symphonic majesty of Tchaikovsky's score. The interpretation is brisk, light, nimble, well balanced and masterfully cohesive. Right from the beginning of the overture you will understand what I mean! The playing of the Utah Symphony is transparent, clean, and full of color. You can tell they enjoy playing it! I bought this recording years ago on Vanguard Everyman LPs. The CD transfer is excellent. Grab the it while you can still get it!
-Amazon-
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -
Tchaikovksy: The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) - London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy: The Nutcracker Ballet Op. 71 (complete)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 303 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Telarc | Recorded: 1986 | Published: 1986

Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
Charles Mackerras is one of the most purely musical and versatile conductors around. In fact, he's never made a bad record, and this Nutcracker is outstanding… He brings superb drama to the action sequences: the battle with the Mouse King, bustling Christmas scenes at the opening, and the "transformation" of the Christmas tree. In the second act (which is where most of the famous Suite comes from), each of the dances is sharply characterized. In short, a great performance. –David Hurwitz
Martinu - Spalicek (Complete Ballet), Romance of the Dandelions, Primrose

Martinu - Spalicek (Complete Ballet), Romance of the Dandelions, Primrose
EAC | FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 2 CD | 527 MB | 3% Recovery
Classical | Supraphon | 1989

Khachaturian - Spartacus (Complete recording)  

Posted by diego cabral at Jan. 25, 2009
Khachaturian - Spartacus (Complete recording)

Khachaturian - Spartacus (Complete recording)
Deutsches Symphonie - Orchester Berlin | Michail Jurowski
Classical | Ape | 535 Mb | 1998

Shostakovich: The Bolt (Op. 27) - Complete ballet music  

Posted by wolfy13 at Nov. 19, 2008
Shostakovich: The Bolt (Op. 27) - Complete ballet music

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
The Bolt - Op. 27

Classical | 1995 | 2 CD: 71'10 + 75'28 | APE + CUE | 614 MB