Silvestrov Symphony

Silvestrov – Symphony No.6 (HQ Repost)  Music

Posted by p.cedric at April 10, 2008
Silvestrov – Symphony No.6 (HQ Repost)

Silvestrov – Symphony No.6 [Repost]
Contemporary | 2007 | 54’18 | FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 226 MB
Valentin Silvestrov - Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Roman Kofman - Symphony No. 6 (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & EAC}

Valentin Silvestrov - Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Roman Kofman
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 155 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1478-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

…the Bonn orchestra and the Ukrainian conductor create a performance that might conceivably do for Silvestrov what Bernstein did for Mahler: turn him into a superstar. As always, Musik Dabringhaus und Grimm's digital recording is as real as it gets.
Valentin Silvestrov - Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Roman Kofman - Symphony No. 6 (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Valentin Silvestrov - Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Roman Kofman
SACD ISO: 2,6 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 770 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1478-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

…the Bonn orchestra and the Ukrainian conductor create a performance that might conceivably do for Silvestrov what Bernstein did for Mahler: turn him into a superstar. As always, Musik Dabringhaus und Grimm's digital recording is as real as it gets.
Lahti SO, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Valentin Silvestrov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2009) [Repost]

Valentin Silvestrov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2009)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1703 | Time: 01:07:04

Led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra performs two symphonies by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Having as a student absorbed the music of Webern, Scriabin and the new Polish school, in the 1970s Silvestrov moved away from avant-garde techniques and became increasingly involved with the idiom of 19th-century song. To date, Silvestrov has composed seven symphonies. Considered by some to be his masterpiece, Symphony No. 5 has been described as an epilogue inspired by the music of late Romantic composers such as Gustav Mahler.
Elisaveta Blumina - Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov & Kancheli: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2016)

Elisaveta Blumina - Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov & Kancheli: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2016)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 00:58:00 | 226 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Catalogue No: GP678

With two world première recordings, this programme highlights the Romantic and spiritual side of contemporary music from Russia and Eastern Europe. Galina Ustvolskaya’s early Concerto expresses a vision of beauty and suffering in a tonal language quite unlike her later works. Giya Kancheli’s Sio or ‘breeze’ is notable for its striking use of silence, as well as modal tunes, bass drones and wide dynamic extremes derived from Georgian folk music. Silvestrov’s devotional Hymn reflects his approach to music as ‘a song the world sings about itself’. Elisaveta Blumina’s acclaimed recording of Silvestrov’s solo piano works can be heard on GP639.

Valentin Silvestrov - Leggiero, Pesante (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 21, 2015
Valentin Silvestrov - Leggiero, Pesante (2002)

Valentin Silvestrov - Leggiero, Pesante (2002)
Rosamunde Quartett; Anja Lechner, cello; Silke Avenhaus, piano; Simon Fordham, violin; Maacha Deubner, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1776, 461 898-2 | Time: 01:10:30

Valentin Silvestrov is hardly a household name in the United States; however, in the Ukraine, he enjoys a similar standing to that of his Estonian counterpart Arvo Pärt. But that is where the resemblance ends. Whereas Pärt in his holy minimalism reinvents techniques that derive from Renaissance practice, Silvestrov's roots are planted in late Romanticism. His music is steeped in all of the emotion and drama that such a stylistic association would imply. Leggiero, pesante is a collection of Silvestrov's chamber music, and as an introduction to the musical world of Silvestrov, this ECM New Series release admirably fits the bill. Most impressive are the performances of the Sonata for violoncello and piano (1983) and the third Postludium by cellist Anja Lechner and pianist Silke Avenhaus. In these works, Silvestrov strives toward a synthetic union between the two instruments. Lechner and Avenhaus achieve this end spectacularly well and manage to blanket the performances in an emotional sensitivity that gives voice to Silvestrov's intentions, yet retains the personality of the performers.
Jenny Lin - Nostalghia: Piano Works by Valentin Silvestrov (2006)

Jenny Lin - Nostalghia: Piano Works by Valentin Silvestrov (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 98.229 | Time: 01:15:27

The music of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov is a unique and delicate tapestry of dramatic and emotional textures, that freely alludes to the entire history of music. "I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists," Silvestrov has said. Beginning his creative career in the radical Soviet Avant-Garde, Silvestrov demonstrated an almost painful sensitivity to the intimacy that music can create between performer and listener. Silvestrov would later refute his modernist roots, saying “the most important lesson of the Avant-Garde is to be free of all conceived ideas, particularly those of the Avant-Garde” and began composing a series of works entitled “Postludium” that initiated the elegiac, poetic and highly personal relationship with silence which has come to characterize his most recent music. Haenssler Classic is proud to present pianist Jenny Lin in the World Premiere Recording of Silvestrov’s “Three Postludes”, a work composed especially for her.

Valentin Silvestrov - Requiem for Larissa (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 17, 2015
Valentin Silvestrov - Requiem for Larissa (2004)

Valentin Silvestrov - Requiem for Larissa (2004)
National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine, conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko
National Choir of Ukraine "Dumka", Yevhen Savchuk, choirmaster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1778, 472 1122 | Time: 00:52:33

Valentin Silvestrov composed Requiem for Larissa between 1997 and 1999 as a memorial to his wife, musicologist Larissa Bondarenko, who died in 1996. It is a big and unceasingly somber work, scored for chorus and orchestra. Understandably, this Requiem is to a degree reflective, incorporating musical themes drawn from older works that had special meaning to the couple. While Silvestrov's typically glacial tempos are in evidence here, some of the opening half of the piece has an angular spikiness that recalls serial techniques without actively engaging in them. Instrumentally, Requiem for Larissa is dark, atmospheric, and even a little cinematic; the choral parts are sparse and minimally applied. In the fourth-movement Largo, the voices take over and settle down into an ethereal texture that leavens the gloom somewhat, but by this time 25-and-a-half minutes have gone by and some listeners will have already tuned out owing to the toughness of the opening section.Requiem for Larissa is an intensely personal piece performed with respect and care by the Ukrainian National Chorus and Symphony Orchestra under conductor Vladimir Sirenko.

Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 20, 2015
Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)

Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Christoph Poppen; Alexei Lubimov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1988, 476 6178 | Time: 01:14:54

Silvestrov wrote the pieces recorded here, scored for piano solo, string orchestra, and piano and strings, between 1996 and 2005, and they are all representative of his late, meditative, song-like style. After an early career as an experimentalist, Silvestrov embraced the radical simplicity – a style of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic transparency – that has won him many admirers in the general public, but little recognition by the academic community. It would be easy to hear his music as derivative, given the limited tonal palette to which he restricts himself; his apparently naïve and artless approach, however, has an integrity and a genuinely lyrical impulse that make it hard to dismiss.
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 98 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG