Kabalevsky

Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995) [Lidstrom, Ashkenazy]

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.
D.Kabalevsky - Requiem • Symphony No.4 (conductor - D.Kabalevsky) - 1992

D.Kabalevsky - Requiem • Symphony No.4 (conductor - D.Kabalevsky)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2CD, 654 MB
Label: Olympia | Catalog Number: OCD 298 | TT: 2:08'14''

Dmitri Borisovich Kabelevsky (1904-1987) is long remembered mostly as an innovative pedagogue and the one who sought to upgrade the curriculum so as to enhance music education for the youth. And like Kodaly of Hungary, Kabalevsky was something of a musical, cultural ambassador. As a composer, he wrote many pieces for children (for examples, the First Cello Concerto, Third Piano Concerto, a Violin Concerto and a song cycle "School Years"). His operas in particular were well known in Soviet Russia while about a few of his orchestral works had some currency in the West, including the Comedians, overture to Colas Breugnon, and to a lesser extent, the Second Symphony.

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon , The Comedians , Romeo and Juliet  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 31, 2011
Dmitri Kabalevsky  - Colas Breugnon , The Comedians , Romeo and Juliet

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon , The Comedians , Romeo and Juliet
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 244 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1996 | Label: Naxos

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by the likes of Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the "Comedians Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26. In general, Kabalevsky was not as adventurous as his contemporaries in terms of harmony and preferred a more conventional diatonicism, interlaced with chromaticism and major-minor interplay.
Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky (1904-1987). Preludes (Complete). 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.61
Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky (1904-1987). Preludes (Complete). Fugues. Alexandre Dossin, Piano.
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 200 Mb | TT: 76:40 | MU/RS
Recorded: 2009 DDD | NAXOS
Drawing on the Chopin model of alternating major and minor keys, as well as on Russian folk melodies, Kabalevsky’s 24 Preludes (1943–4) find the composer’s writing at its most distinctive. They are coupled with the early 4 Preludes (1927), in which the influence of Prokofiev is seldom far away, and the Preludes and Fugues (1958–9), six widely contrasting and expressive preludes yoked to their traditional fugal partners. This is the second recording of Kabalevsky’s piano music by Alexandre Dossin, First Prize and Special Prize winner at the 2003 Martha Argerich International Piano Competition. The three Piano Sonatas can be heard on Naxos.
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite; Kabalevsky: The Comedians / Kiril Kondrashin (2008)

Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite; Kabalevsky: The Comedians / Kiril Kondrashin (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 350 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.95) | Time: 64:06

This CD speaks more than any amount of words as to the tragic loss music suffered over the early death of conductor, Kiril Kondrashin. "The Masquerade Suite" and "The Comedians" in particular have incredible style and sweep. These pieces which have been for so long relegated to the status of pops concerts level become in Kondrashin's hands the decided masterpieces of colorful writing and wonderful orchestration that they actually are. I must go so far as to say that these interpretations are definitive. We like to think of all the technical advances we have made in the last decades, but the sonics of the original analog tapes make these pieces sound like they were recorded yesterday rather than 40 years ago…
Shostakovich - From Jewish Folk Poetry / Shaporin • Ippolitov-Ivanov • Kabalevsky - Songs (Dolukhanova • Dorliak et al.) - 1994

Shostakovich - From Jewish Folk Poetry / Shaporin • Ippolitov-Ivanov • Kabalevsky - Songs (Dolukhanova • Dorliak et al.)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 281,5 MB
Label: Russian Disc | Catalog Number: RD CD 15 015 | TT: 57'33''

The summer of 1948 was spent by the Shostakoviches in Komarovo, a recreational area in the suburbs of Leningrad. In the bookstore in the train station, where Shostakovich had dropped in to buy something to read on the trip, he saw a collection of poems entitled "Jewish Folk Songs". The composer's interest in Jewish art was long-standing. He was familiar with Jewish folklore through a friend of his youth, S.Gershov, a pupil of Marc Chagall. Some modal attributes of Jewish folk melodies appeared in the composer's various compositions to convey sorrow and suffering.
Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite | Kabalevsky - The Comedians (1964) {Classic/RCA LSC-2398 180g} 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip, Redbook

Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite | Kabalevsky - The Comedians
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u & Tech Log, no cue | HQ Artwork
724 MB (24/96) + 210 MB (CD) | RAR 5% recovery | DR Analysis | Classical | 1964
Classic Records/RCA LSC-2398 (1994) 180g 1S RTI Pressing

This is part of a Classic Records Deluxe 1S Edition Box Set of RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" releases.
Dmitri Kabalevsky - Cello concertos nos. 1 & 2 (Marina Tarasova: cello;  Veronika Dudarova) + 2 works for Violin and Piano

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Cello concertos nos. 1 & 2 (Marina Tarasova: cello; Veronika Dudarova) + 2 works for Violin and Piano
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 230 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1993 | Label: Olympia

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by the likes of Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the "Comedians Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26. In general, Kabalevsky was not as adventurous as his contemporaries in terms of harmony and preferred a more conventional diatonicism, interlaced with chromaticism and major-minor interplay.

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Piano Sonatas (Naxos)  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 31, 2011
Dmitri Kabalevsky - Piano Sonatas (Naxos)

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Piano Sonatas (Naxos)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 259 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2009 | Label: Naxos

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by the likes of Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the "Comedians Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26. In general, Kabalevsky was not as adventurous as his contemporaries in terms of harmony and preferred a more conventional diatonicism, interlaced with chromaticism and major-minor interplay.

Dmitri Kabalevsky - piano works vol. 2  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 31, 2011
Dmitri Kabalevsky - piano works vol. 2

Dmitri Kabalevsky - piano works vol. 2
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 241 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1993 | Label: Olympia

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by the likes of Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the "Comedians Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26. In general, Kabalevsky was not as adventurous as his contemporaries in terms of harmony and preferred a more conventional diatonicism, interlaced with chromaticism and major-minor interplay.