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Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.33 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded.
Greetings From Russia - Czech Orchestras perform Russian Works (1988)

Greetings From Russia - Czech Orchestras perform Russian Works (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | TT 67:58 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 358 MB (3% Recovery)
Supraphon | Czechoslovakia | 11 0622-2 011 | 1988

The birth of Russian national music culture in the 19th century is closely connected with Glinka. Balakirev was one of the initiators of the group in which musicians of varying creative inclinations & abilities came together. The oriental element is very evident in works by Borodin & he makes effective use of the exotic sound world in his only opera Prince Igor. Rimsky-Korsakov is represented as a composer in his own right on this recording by his overture Russian Easter Festival (1888). Tchaikovsky was not a member of the "Mighty Five", unlike the composers already mentioned, but he too strove to write works in which typical national features were prominent.

VA - Russian Gypsy Soul - Journeys into the Russian Soul (2000)  Music

Posted by alionaglam at March 19, 2011
VA - Russian Gypsy Soul - Journeys into the Russian Soul (2000)

VA - Russian Gypsy Soul - Journeys into the Russian Soul (2000)
MP3 320 Kbps | 2 CD | 120 min | MAC/PC | Book (English/French/German) | Covers | 399.7 mb
Genre: Gypsy, Jazz

Behind even song in this collection is a story - not just the story of the song or even that of the music, but the story of the performer. Each performers style bears witness to his own unique heritage and tradition. The Kries of Russian Gypsy songs arc very simple. The mosl important thing in these melodies is their emotional expression which is completely dependent upon the performers interpretation of the music. The same song sung by different performed will sound like different musical compositions.

Helene Grimaud - A Russian Night (2008)  Music

Posted by Will Of The Wind at June 13, 2010
Helene Grimaud - A Russian Night (2008)

Helene Grimaud - A Russian Night (2008)
Classical | DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 | Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese | 5.6 GB
Helene Grimaud - piano | Claudio Abbado - conductor
Recorded live at Lucerne Festival in Summer, 22 August 2008
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | DVD Release Date: October 26, 2009

The first-ever concert DVD of pianist Hélène Grimaud in collaboration with conducting legend Claudio Abbado captures an unforgettable night at the Lucerne Festival 2008! The all-Russian program extends from Tchaikovsky's romantic lushness to Rachmaninoff's dramatics to the astringent musical tonic that is uniquely Stravinsky's. Grimaud and Abbado propound poetic and impactful interpretations through the recreative power of sterling musicianship with this unforgettable performance. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra numbers virtuoso instrumentalists from such distinguished entities as the Alban Berg and Hagen Quartets. DVD Extras include a rare Abbado on-camera interview.

Russian Circles - Live at Dunk! Fest (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 10, 2017
Russian Circles - Live at Dunk! Fest (2017)

Russian Circles - Live at Dunk! Fest (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:54 | 156 Mb
Instrumental Post-Metal, Post-Rock, Progressive | Label: Sargent House Records

This album is the very first live album by Russian Circles and it was recorded at dunk!festival 2016 where they headlined that edition. We knew what these guys from Chicago were capable of so we expected a lot of their show but we didn't knew it was going to be perfect.
Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2007)

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:15 | 343 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone Classics | Catalog: 5186096

Yakov Kreizberg's catalog with PentaTone tends to represent familiar classics, ranging from Mozart's violin concertos to Strauss' waltzes, so it's not surprising to find an account of Dmitry Shostakovich's widely acclaimed and highly accessible Symphony No. 5 in D minor included on this 2007 hybrid SACD. What's less expected is that the rest of the program is occupied by the comparatively unfamiliar Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, a far less popular work that has left many puzzled by its ambiguity.

Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 4, 2017
Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 1st Press]

Accept - Russian Roulette (1986) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | Scans | Time: 43:23
EPIC/SONY | 32•8P-137
Heavy Metal

RUSSIAN ROULETTE is the seventh studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released in 1986. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer. It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist until the 1993 reunion album Objection Overruled. The album returns Accept to the darker, heavier sound of releases prior to the more commercial-sounding predecessor Metal Heart.
Cyprien Katsaris, Etsuko Hirose - Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos (World Premiere Recordings) (2017

Cyprien Katsaris, Etsuko Hirose - Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos (World Premiere Recordings) (2017
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:03 | 171 MB
Label: Piano 21 | Release Year: 2017

Cyprien Katsaris is one of those rare pianists whose technique, interpretive acumen, and intuitive sense combine to astonish his listeners. Typically, he divulges a uniquely eccentric manner at the keyboard: he smiles, gestures oddly with a free hand, frequently looks away from the piano during the thorniest passages, and often rises as he's striking the last chord. Katsaris possesses a broad repertory, taking in works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Messiaen, and countless others.
Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church (2016)

Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:04 min | 252 MB
Label: Christophorus | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

The Patriarch Choir of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow conducted by Ilya Tolkachov devotes the second of their CDs issued by Christophoros to Russian sacred music composed after the 1917 Revolution. Under the Soviet regime, most churches and the majority of monasteries were closed and the priests and monks expelled; ecclesiastical life became extremely difficult and was permanently under threat of reprisal. Numerous celebrated composers of sacred music were only permitted to publish secular compositions, but continued to work in secret.

Mikhail Svetlov, Pavlina Dokovska - Russian Songs (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 8, 2017
Mikhail Svetlov, Pavlina Dokovska - Russian Songs (2011)

Mikhail Svetlov, Pavlina Dokovska - Russian Songs (2011)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 00:56:37 | 143 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos

This disc brings together a selection of songs by the five members of the Mighty Handful, and serves as a useful and economical introduction to their Read more The Miserly Knight, Alexander Serov’s Judith (both on Harmonia Mundi), and Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery (BMG). He also appears in recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Shostakovich’s unfinished opera The Gamblers (both on Capriccio), as well as a recording of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis conducted by Antal Doráti (BIS). He has performed with major opera companies throughout the world. I have not been able to discover the reason for his name change, but it appears that at a certain point he emigrated to the U.S. You would learn little of this history from the Naxos notes.