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Ciolkowska - Psychedelia (2020)

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Ciolkowska - Psychedelia (2020)

Ciolkowska - Psychedelia (2020)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: noname666 (740)

Ciolkowska are a Saint Petersburg, Russia based quartet whose name refers to the ideas of "Russian Cosmism", which the RAIG web site describes as a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century and was represented by various Russian philosophers and scholars of the 19th-20th century. Ciolkowska have a flair for melody and a great combination of rhythmic pulse and hypnotic deep space drift. Two years after their last album Avtomat Proshlogo (2018), the quartet is back with Psychedelia (2020). Although the band also used vocals in the past, they have become more prominent on the new album, giving the songs overall a more accessible nature.

Ciolkowska - Avtomat Proshlogo (2018)

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Ciolkowska - Avtomat Proshlogo (2018)

Ciolkowska - Avtomat Proshlogo (2018)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: noname666 (730)

Ciolkowska are a Saint Petersburg, Russia based quartet whose name refers to the ideas of "Russian Cosmism", which the RAIG web site describes as a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century and was represented by various Russian philosophers and scholars of the 19th-20th century. Ciolkowska have a flair for melody and a great combination of rhythmic pulse and hypnotic deep space drift. The music is mostly instrumental with some vocals in Russian. They also like to stretch out as they throw in seven, eight and nine minute long tunes. But they never outstay their welcome as the melodies, hooks and arrangements are really well done and there is always something just around the corner that takes you a wee bit by surprise.

Ciolkowska - Pistolet Budushchego (2015)

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Ciolkowska - Pistolet Budushchego (2015)

Ciolkowska - Pistolet Budushchego (2015)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 433 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RAIG (R091)

Ciolkowska are a Saint Petersburg, Russia based quartet whose name refers to the ideas of "Russian Cosmism", which the RAIG. web site describes as a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century and was represented by various Russian philosophers and scholars of the 19th-20th century. Ciolkowska have a flair for melody and a great combination of rhythmic pulse and hypnotic deep space drift. The musicianship, recording and production are excellent. The music is mostly instrumental with some vocals in Russian. If you like ethnic flavored Space/Psych Rock than you’ll surely dig Ciolkowska.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 20,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,57 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 2,69 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

New Year’s Eve Concert 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire Love was the theme of the 1998 New Year’s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina interprets highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter Scene of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin.

Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 6: Brahms, J.Strauss, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky (2008)

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Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 6: Brahms, J.Strauss, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky (2008)

Sony The Classical Collection [30CDs], Vol. 6: Brahms, J.Strauss, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,23 Gb | Total time: 04:47:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697334532 | Recorded: 1961-2006

This Sony-made 30CD classical music collection covers almost all classical music, from the early Baroque period represented by Bach to the schools of classical music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms represent romantic, national and even modern musical schools led by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, etc. representative, everything wonderful and vivid.

Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra - Silvestrov: Symphony No.7; Ode to a Nightingale (2020)

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Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra - Silvestrov: Symphony No.7; Ode to a Nightingale (2020)

Christopher Lyndon-Gee, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra - Valentin Silvestrov: Symphony No.7; Ode to a Nightingale; Piano Concertino; Cantata No. 4; Moments of Poetry and Music (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 250 Mb | Total time: 73:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574123 | Recorded: 2019

Valentin Silvestrov’s elusive post-modern style is rich in nostalgia for the lost music of a barely remembered past filled with beauty and spiritual aspiration. "Ode to a Nightingale is a masterly response to Keats’ unsentimental reflection on human mortality, contrasting with the beauty and affecting intimacy of the Cantata No. 4 and the resonant emotional world of its companion piece, the Concertino. Starkness set against elegiac melancholy are the shared features of Moments of Poetry and Music and the Seventh Symphony—an embodiment of Silvestrov’s dual musical nature of anguish and tenderness.

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

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Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between: Tavener, Part, Silvestrov, Knaifel, Gorecki, Cage (2009)

Louth Contemporary Music Society - A Place Between (2009)
John Tavener · Arvo Pärt · Valentin Silvestrov · Alexander Knaifel · Henryk Górecki · John Cage

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: Louth Contemporary Music LTD | # LCM5901 | Time: 01:04:36
Classical, Contemporary, Spiritual Minimalism

World première recordings of works by John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Valentin Silvestrov and Alexander Knaifel sit alongside pieces by Henryk Górecki and John Cage on the first recording from a new Irish label operated by noted concert promoters Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS). All of these very popular contemporary composers have in various ways been deeply influenced by profound spiritual, religious or cultural encounters, and the disc celebrates them in a moving, magical programme. A Place Between intersperses - to wonderful effect - beautiful works for string quartet (Silvestrov's meditative Ikon, Tavener's deeply moving Ikon of Joy/Sorrow, Pärt's reflective Da Pacem Domine) with two solo piano works (Pärt's uplifting Hymn to a Great City, and Cage’s melodic and expressive In a Landscape). Górecki's memorial for Michael Vyner, Good Night and Knaifel’s mystical O Heavenly King both feature the haunting voice of soprano Patricia Rozario. Silvestrov's 25.X.1893 lullaby is a melancholic and lyrical piece for violin and piano.

Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva – Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (2010)

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Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva  – Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (2010)

Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva – Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 72:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # FUG571 | Recorded: 2009

« Father of the Russian music », the Russian history books keep saying about Glinka. But what do we generally hear from Mikhail Glinka, except the echoes of Russlan and Ludmilla or from A Life for the Tsar (this CD includes the extraordinary danced interludes brought together by Peter Klimov)? The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, who revealed Alyabiev (FUG 539) offers a outstanding selection on this album. Besides well known works like The Kamarinskaïa or Nocnhoj smotr popularised by Chaliapine and announcing, 50 years in advance, Wolf and Mahler, most of it is indeed unpublished or rare work in the disc repertoire that are gathered here: deliciously diverted Italianisms, stunning fantasies prefiguring Rimski-Korsakov, and especially, everywhere, the colours of a romantic genius.

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough (1995)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | Time: 04:57:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

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Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)
Alexei Lubimov (piano), Jana Ivanilova (Soprano), Valentin Silvestrov (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Covers included | Time: 01:12:42
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Megadisc | # MDC 7832

Valentin Silvestrov is not just the Ukraine’s most prominent composer but also a major voice in the music of our time: a quiet voice, to be sure, and one that some will pigeon-hole at the soft-core end of the New Spirituality. But even a first encounter should suggest the presence of deeper perspectives, and encounters with the full range of his music only serve to confirm that impression. Russian commentators have long since ranged Silvestrov alongside Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Denisov as one of the most important figures that came to maturity in the 1970s. It was then that he produced music such as the two Cantatas – the earlier one for soprano and chamber orchestra, setting words by Tyuchev and Blok, the later one for a cappella choir to verses by Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Chevchenko. Both works blend Webernian angularity with an ecstatic lyricism.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Anton Arensky: Symphony No. 1 etc. (2003)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Anton Arensky: Symphony No. 1 etc. (2003)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Anton Arensky: Symphony No. 1 etc. (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 73:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10086 | Recorded: 2001

Polyansky continues to record some great off the beaten track repertoire for Chandos with this latest version of Arensky's First Symphony. The disc also includes a number of rarities that are making it onto disc as first recordings.
I don't recall that Svetlanov's thrilling Melodiya version of this work was ever issued on CD so I believe this has the field to itself, at least for the moment. Polyansky directs with a firm hand and his knowledge of the score is palpably evident in the beautiful First movement with its quirky 'Allegro patetico' tempo.

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" (1986)

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Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" (1986)

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 64:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 261-2 | Recorded: 1984

With one single reservation Haitink's account of Babiy Yar is superb. The reservation is that Marius Rintzler, although he has all the necessary blackness and gravity and is in amply sonforous voice, responds to the anger and the irony and the flaming denunciations of Yevtushenko's text with scarcely a trace of the histrionic fervour they cry out for. The excellent chorus, though, is very expressive and it makes up for a lot, as does the powerful and sustained drama of Haitink's direction.

Magdalena Kožená, Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Bartók, Mussorgsky, Brahms (2021)

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Magdalena Kožená, Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Bartók, Mussorgsky, Brahms (2021)

Magdalena Kožená, Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Bartók, Mussorgsky, Brahms (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 64:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5816 777 | Recorded: 2019

On her third PENTATONE album Nostalgia, Magdalena Kožená presents Bartók’s Village Scenes, Mussorgsky’s The Nursery and a selection of Brahms songs, together with acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman. Sung in Slovak, Russian and German, these songs on love, longing and innocence show three master composers transforming folk traditions into their unique musical styles. Kožená demonstrates her vocal mastery once more, and this recording with Bronfman is the result of a two-decades-spanning congenial artistic partnership.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 79:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-161 | Recorded: 1995

The chant and polyphony on this record is easier to approach than that on the Patriarchate Choir's Panikhida disc (OPS 30-97). The znamenny chant is "harmonized" in a way that shows clear Western influence: The parts often move in parallel thirds; six-four chords are common; the melodies seem to move toward a tonic. Fortunately, distinctive Russian elements remain. The basic melodies are typical of znamenny chant; there are plenty of passing-tone dissonances; and the most usual cadence is 1-4-5 (e.g., d-g-a), which gives a pleasing shimmer to the ending of each chant. The performance by Anatoly Grindenko and his singers is entirely persuasive. This is yet another valuable addition to the discography of this important, little-known repertory.