N. A. Rimsky Korsakov

Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.
Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios (2017) [TR24][OF]

Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:53 min | 1.32 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Rimsky-Korsakov described Taneyev’s best music as possessing ‘a wealth of beauty and expressiveness’, a verdict with which no one is likely to disagree after hearing the piano trio recorded here. Rimsky was (unjustly) disparaging towards his own, unfinished, trio, which emerges as a brooding, substantial work well worthy of revival.

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Dec. 23, 2016
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev) (2006/1994)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

“Gergiev conducts a sweeping performance, with a typically superb cast of the Kirov's revival years, full of rising stars - Diadkova, Ognovenko, Bezzubenkov and the superb character tenor Gassiev. Charming also is the staging, reproduced from airy, painterly 1920s sets. Museum opera, maybe; but then museums are there to preserve treasures. And this is an absolute gem.”(Music Magazine)
Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 4,19 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Korean

Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts.
Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite (1959) {1983 CBS CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 218 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: classical

Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade Symphonic Suite is the 1959 album by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This is taken from a 1983 CD released by CBS Records as part of the Great Performances series of classical discs.
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2002) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:10 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 4,64 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,23 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Decca / Philips # 470618-2
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973) Seiji Ozawa

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI/Encore | # CDE 7 67784 2 | Time: 00:56:36

According to classical music specialists, a good performance of Scheherazade requires a top notch orchestra, great conducting, and outstanding individual performance, as well as timing since there is a definite storyline to follow. Flaws on any orchestral department, will be "merciless exposed" along the score. The Chicago Symphony, to many, the most european sounding of all american orchestras, meets all these requirements, as does Ozawa, who knows this score well. It was my first recording of the work and I always go back to it, since has a perfectly well chosen tempo, the solo violin is sweet and umpretentious, and the sound although not as dramatic as others, offers a very "symphonic" account, which always satisfies. The coupling of Borodin is more than adequate and great music too.
Goetzel, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic - Rimsky-korsakov: Scheherezade; Balakirev: Islamey (2014)

Goetzel, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic - Rimsky-korsakov: Scheherezade; Balakirev: Islamey (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.47 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

Since it was founded, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra has worked to develop not only as a symphony orchestra but as a showcase for music from different traditions – a multicultural mosaic where each little stone is carefully placed with the utmost respect for its neighbour, making a unique contribution to its surroundings. Our first two CDs have reflected this, combining music of composers from different backgrounds with a similar musical language. We now embark on another exploration of the eastern musical roots of Europe in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, identifying elements of the eastern side of the Bosphorus which have influenced the Western cultural background of most of these composers.
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov - Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Philharmonic (2014)

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov - Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Philharmonic (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 23967 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:29:28 | 31.3 GB
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical

The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Hermann Scherchen - Les enregistrements »NIXA«: Berlioz • Tchaikovsky • Rimsky-Korsakov - 2001

Hermann Scherchen - Les enregistrements »NIXA«: Berlioz • Tchaikovsky • Rimsky-Korsakov
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4CD, 779 MB
Label: Tahra | Catalog Number: TAH 413/416 | TT: 3:46'25''

It’s splendid that these Nixa discs are once more back in the catalogue. I believe they saw some life back in the late 1980s with transfers by Mike Dutton but those have, in any case, long been unavailable. Scherchen takes on rather Stokowski-like repertoire here – Berlioz, Rimsky and Tchaikovsky and in the case of second composer, certainly, he proves a formidable guide. His Berlioz has divided critics for half a century and that’s not likely to change, however attractive the presentation – and it is extremely attractive with full colour artwork depicting the original LP sleeves, some excellent photographs and useful ancillary material in the form of critical commentary. This is one of Tahra’s increasingly valuable “book” sets – the four CDs and text and artwork housed in book form, ten inches tall.