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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. ~
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.
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!

LENINGRAD COWBOYS - Zombies Paradise (May 2006)  Music

Posted by galmuchet at May 24, 2006
LENINGRAD COWBOYS - Zombies Paradise (May 2006)

LENINGRAD COWBOYS - Zombies Paradise (May 2006) 69.5 Mb [email protected]
2006.05.09
Label RCA/SONY Bmg

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Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 6, 2016
Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust (1987)

Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust (1987)
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR, Letterboxed | LPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps
Rock / Documentary | LD=>DVD9 | 00:57:03+00:25:39 | ~ 5.92 Gb

In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on The Bridge Tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin's invitation to the U.S.S.R. for six fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia…
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5, Op.47; Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917', Op.112 (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5, Op.47; Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917', Op.112 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 122 | Time: 01:19:27

Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 was given its premiere in 1937. It was outwardly in compliance with the ruling party, but the public heard a message of suffering in Shostakovich's masterpiece and it was an unprecedented triumph. Symphony No.12 "The Year 1917" was dedicated to Vladimir Lenin. Both works were premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yevgeny Mravinsky. The performances featured here were recorded in December 1965.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115 | Time: 01:19:26

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky. Yevgeny Mravinsky's June 3, 1955, performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.3 & No.7, 'The Swan of Tuonela'; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (2016)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.3 & No.7, 'The Swan of Tuonela'; Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 106 | Time: 01:10:53

Sibelius's Symphony No.3 was composed in 1907. It is the link between the romantic intensity of his first two symphonies and the more cold complexity of his later symphonies. Symphony No.7 was completed in 1924 and is notable for having only one movement. The Swan of Tuonela is a tone poem based on the Kalevala epic of Finnish mythology. The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and Yevgeny Mravinsky pair these with Debussy's Nocturnes Nos.1 & 2.

Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Jan. 21, 2011
Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)

Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)
Lazar Berman Live At Carnegie Hall (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 573 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Sony Classical (Japan) | 2CD

Berman’s first teacher was his mother, herself a pupil of Isabella Vengerova, but at an early age he had lessons from Savshinsky of the Leningrad Conservatory. Berman first played in public at the age of four, and at the age of seven he took part in a concert at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, subsequently being asked to record Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor K. 397, and a composition of his own…