Leningrad

Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)

Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350129 | Time: 01:19:23

A tribute to Alexander Glazunov who turned post-Tchaikovsky Russian musicians into true professionals. He was a composer emeritus and helped raise the profile of classical symphonies and ballet music before and after the Mighty Handful. Mvravinsky insisted on performing pieces by this incredibly selfless pedagogue which slip into the category of Romanticism, although he preferred the ‘banned’ compositions of his students such as the obstreperous young Stravinsky or the insufferably pretentious Prokofiev.
Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set [Repost]

Yevgeny Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) 12 CD Box Set
Beethoven - Shostakovich - Wagner - Mozart - Tchaikovsky - Mussorgsky - Glinka - Glazunov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.5 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 09:57:02
Genre: Classical, Orchestral | Label: Erato | # 2564-69890-5

This compilation covers 20 years of live recordings made by conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the then-named Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for Erato. Mravinsky led that orchestra for nearly 50 years, from 1938 until his death. His last recording was that of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, made in 1984, found on Disc 3 here. His interpretations of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky were highly regarded, so it's not surprising that several of their symphonies are here. There are also symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven in this set; tone poems by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky; and orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, Glinka, and Glazunov. The final disc contains a rare recording of a rehearsal led by Mravinsky, something few outsiders were ever allowed to witness. Even though he was an elder statesman of Russian music at the time of these recordings, there is still precision and energy in his interpretations.

Billy Joel - From Leningrad U.S.S.R. (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 13, 2016
Billy Joel - From Leningrad U.S.S.R. (1987)

Billy Joel - From Leningrad U.S.S.R. (1987)
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR, Letterboxed | LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps
Pop Rock / Classic Rock | LD=>DVD9 | 02:09:00 | ~ 4.98 Gb

~ Highlights of Billy Joel's concert performances in Leningrad, USSR in 1987. ~
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.7, Op. 60 'Leningrad' (2000)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No.7, Op. 60 'Leningrad' (2000)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky, recorded 26.II.1953

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Omega Classics | # OCD 1030 | Time: 01:12:41

Few new pieces of music in the 20th century have received the kind of celebrity accorded the Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 when it arrived in America. At a time when Russia was seen in a somewhat friendly light by the allied nations, this supposed depiction of the siege of Leningrad was seized upon by the press as a vital cog in the war effort. The composer, clad in military fireman's garb, graced the cover of Time magazine, and Toscanini and Stokowski fought tooth and nail to get the premiere American performance. (Toscanini got his hands on the manuscript first, and Stokowski gave the second performance a few days later.) Here is a Soviet studio recording from the 1950s by Evgeny Mravinsky, the conductor most closely associated with Shostakovich during his lifetime. It is a strong performance with plenty of impact and the Leningrad Philharmonic in good form, and while live Mravinsky versions of several of the symphonies exist in abundance, there are none of the Seventh, making this disc especially valuable.
Evgeni Mravinsky - Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra [12CD Box Set] (2007)

Evgeni Mravinsky - Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra [12CD Box Set] (2007)
12CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | September 10, 2007 | 2.37 Gb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental, Symphony | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Classics | Hotfile, Fileserve

This is a welcome 12 disc reissue of the Erato recordings by late Mravinsky, including the memorable live performances and stereo recordings. I don't agree with some of his interpretations here, but many of these performances are utterly gripping and incandescent, reflecting Mravinsky's uncompromising quest for ever deeper musicality and emotional/spiritual experiences.
Yngwie Malmsteen Live In Leningrad: Trial By Fire (1989) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]

Yngwie Malmsteen Live In Leningrad: Trial By Fire (1989) [2008, Japan SHM-CD]
Neo-Classical Metal | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 11 Tracks
Scans(Jpg 600dpi) -> 96 Mb | ~527 + 157 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF.com + SM.com
Universal Music | UICY-93551 | 2007 Remaster | Reissues

An extended live set that concluded Yngwie's reign as one of the premier guitar heroes of the 80's. The set is comprised of many of his "hits" along with his two legendary guitar performances, "Black Star" and "Far Beyond The Sun." There is also a self-indulgent, clichй-infected guitar solo that must have excited every thirteen year old in the building. Malmsteen's playing on this set is decent, but time has not been good to this recording. It was recorded during the heyday of Hair Metal and the genre's influences can be heard throughout this session. The weak Pop songs that plagued Malmsteen's releases after Rising Force mar too much of this session to recommend it to anyone who is not exclusively infatuated with guitar pyrotechnics or 80's Metal. ~ Robert Taylor
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573057 | Time: 01:19:13

Great performances of this massive symphony aren’t exactly thick on the field, but my goodness, this is one of them. Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play with 100 percent commitment in every single bar. The first movement opens broadly, the intensity already palpable. Taking full advantage of excellent sound and a wide dynamic range (crank up the volume for this one), the central march and battle will have you sweating in your seat. The unrelentingly sustained passion that Petrenko brings to this long section triumphantly vindicates Shostakovich’s controversial vision, and at the same time makes short work of a 28-minute overall timing.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic - Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)

Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmonic - Sergei Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 399 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 209 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog Number: 350121

A logical, albeit rare combination of works, presented by the Politburo to reflect victory and an irresistible force – understandably in the case of Op.100 (1950); but unjustifiably in the case of Op.111 (1945-7), the ‘two-headed symphony’ which had the misfortune to displease Stalin, who hade xpected an ode to his glory. Mravinsky seldom performed these symphonies but has left for posterity a few ardent concert recordings.
Yngwie Malmsteen - Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad (1989) (Japanese POCP-1887)

Yngwie Malmsteen - Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad (1989)
Year & Label: 1989/1990, PolyGram Records/Polydor K.K. Japan | CD#: POCP-1887
Flac (image) | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Artwork (JPG, 300 dpi) | File-hosts: FilePost
Neoclassical Power Metal/Shred | FLAC: 520 MB | Artwork: 30 MB | MP3: 160 MB | 5% WinRAR Recovery

EAC Secure-rip with LOG+CUE+COVERS | Source: eMule
Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad / Yuri Temirkanov, Itzhak Perlman, Jessye Norman, Yo-Yo Ma, etc (1991)

Tchaikovsky Gala in Leningrad / Yuri Temirkanov, Itzhak Perlman, Jessye Norman, Yo-Yo Ma (1991)
Unknown Rip, FLAC (image), cue, no log, no scans | RAR rec. 3% | 320 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: RCA / BMG | Time: 60:05

One of my favorite albums. I have never heard a better performance of the two songs, and the aria from Jeanne D'Arc is absolutely flawless, makes one wonder why the opera itself is not more popular. This electric performance of the Rococo Variations is the best I've heard by Yo-Yo Ma or any other performer for that matter. Itzhak Perlman shines with glorious legato in the Serenade Melancolique. Tchaikovsky would have been proud of this tribute. The disc implies that is a soundtrack for a film of the concert yet I have been unable to find more information about it. Highly recommended!