Borodin Ballet

VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Ballet (2012) (10 CD Box Set)

VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Ballet (2012) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 3,1 Gb | Scans -> 143 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 12:13:19 min | 1,61 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

The Great Classics series from Naxos is the perfect introduction to myriad genres of classical music. Comprising both complete and compiled selections from the greatest works in the repertoire, the boxes are bursting with wonderful pieces of music, both recognizable and unfamiliar. The boxes take the listener on a thrilling tour of some of the worlds most dramatic musical media, encompassing music from six centuries and featuring sensational performers.
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:20 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in ballet music from the operas Aida, Khovanshchina, Prince Igor, La Gioconda, and Tannhäuser.
Loris Tjeknavorian, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Alexander Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)

Alexander Borodin - Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 82876-62321-2 | Time: 01:18:58

Borodin’s First Symphony isn’t especially interesting, but his Second is a masterpiece, tightly constructed, brilliantly orchestrated, and tunefully delightful. It’s really the only work of its period to rank with the symphonies of Tchaikovsky (along with, possibly, Balakirev’s First), and Tjeknavorian’s performance of it, indeed of all three works, is outstanding. He doesn’t fuss with or manipulate tempos or textures, preferring instead to keep the music moving energetically and allowing the musicians of the National Philharmonic to inject as much color and vitality as possible. The scherzo flashes by like lightning, the slow movement is aptly seductive, and the finale dazzles. As I suggested, the other two works are less obviously successful, but the performances are no less adept. Produced by Charles Gerhardt, we can expect fine sonics, and that’s just what RCA delivers. In this music, you won’t find better.
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition; Borodin - Symphony No.2 (Simon Rattle) (2008)

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition; Borodin - Symphony No.2 (Simon Rattle) (2008)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24038 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 21,7GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4000 kbps
Classical | EuroArts

A true celebration, ushering in the New Year with one of the finest orchestras and greatest conductors in the world. The 2007 Gala from Berlin features the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle in Alexander Borodin's Second Symphony, a richly lyrical work of immense poetic grandeur and fairy-tale magic, in a programme that also includes one of the greatest classical hits ever: Modest Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
Borodin - Prince Igor (Valery Gergiev, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova) (2003/1998)

Borodin - Prince Igor (Valery Gergiev, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova) (2003/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.75 Gb+7.01 Gb (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this magnificent 1998 production of Borodin’s "Prince Igor", presented in a new Mariinsky Theatre performing edition and featuring Mikhail Fokine’s original choreography in the famous Polovtsian Dances. Its four acts tell of the struggle between the Russians and Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor’s capture and escape from his noble opponent, Khan Konchak, and of love between Igor’s son, Vladimir, and Konchak’s daughter, Konchakovna.
Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:03 minutes | 613 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

To define in a nutshell the music of Harry Nilsson in accordance with his personality can easily become a fiasco. The American singer-songwriter might well share his reputation as a multi-talented eccentric with a number of other musicians. However, his highly unusual style and his "satirical catchy pop songs [composed] with the sparkling eye of a cynic and the tearful eye of a nostalgic" (rororo Rock Lexicon) cannot be pigeonholed. Nilsson packaged derisive lines, spiced with a pinch of self-irony, in suspiciously pleasing yet carefully selected tunes.

Cuong Vu 4-tet - Ballet - The Music Of Michael Gibbs (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 17, 2017
Cuong Vu 4-tet - Ballet - The Music Of Michael Gibbs (2017)

Cuong Vu 4-tet - Ballet - The Music Of Michael Gibbs (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 250.42 Mb | 41:51 | Covers
Modern Creative, Post-Bop | Label: RareNoise Records (RNR079)

It sounds as if Seattle-based trumpeter Cuong Vu is in the early stages of lining up the jazz guitar gods and recording and releasing an album with each. The year 2015 saw him offer up Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch Records), and 2017 finds him bringing Bill Frisell into his orbit, with Ballet: The Music Of Michael Gibbs. These are two distinct guitar voices, joining in the crafting of two distinctly different sounds. The Metheny collaboration featured—like much of Vu's recorded output—a lot of electricity: a wired up trumpet, Metheny's guitar spewing tidal surges of electrons into a heavy sludge of bass and drums, resulting in a sonic density that seemed, at times, impenetrable. A sound so dense that, if you ran a Roomba at it, the little electro-machine's sensor might "detect" a wall; it might make the little vacuum cleaner do a hundred and eighty and go the other way.

a Ballet Education - Issue 7 - October 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Oct. 16, 2017
a Ballet Education - Issue 7 - October 2017

a Ballet Education - October 2017
English | 79 pages | PDF | 194 MB

Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Oct. 10, 2017
Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia

Christina Ezrahi, "Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia"
English | ISBN: 0822962144, 1852731583 | 2013 | 337 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Patrice Bart, Ballet de L’Opera national de Paris -  Leo Delibes: Coppelia (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Patrice Bart, Ballet de L’Opéra national de Paris - Léo Delibes: Coppélia (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 21,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4186 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 95 min | 5,13 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte

Premiered by the Opera De Paris in 1870, and inspired by the fantastical writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia tells the story of a young man who becomes besotted with an exquisite automaton and is finally brought to his senses by his fiancée. In their production from the magnificent Palais Garnier, choreographer Patrice Bart in his final production and designer Ezio Toffolutti explore the story's darker side while doing full justice to the exuberance and elegance of Delibes’ glorious score.