Nikolai Petrov Plays Fantasies

Michael Tsalka - Ries: Romantic Variations, Fantasies and a Rondo (2016)

Michael Tsalka - Ries: Romantic Variations, Fantasies and a Rondo
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:20 min | 224 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

A celebrated student of Beethoven, virtuoso pianist Ferdinand Ries established an innovative technical approach to the interpretation of the fortepiano. The decade he spent in London (1813–24) was his most successful. The majority of the variation sets, fantasies and rondos on this recording were composed then. The emergence of the new square pianos created a hunger for domestic music-making and Ries responded with catchy variations on popular themes and technically challenging fantasias that gave full rein to his musical imagination. They add another dimension to the appreciation of the man Robert Schumann praised for his ‘remarkable originality’.

Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at June 16, 2017
Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World

Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World (Relational Perspectives Book Series) by Danielle Knafo and Kenneth Feiner
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0881634204, 1138005819 | 232 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB
Tigran Alikhanov, Moscow String Quartet - Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)

Sergey Taneyev: Piano Quintet, Op.30; Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet, Op.3 (2008)
Tigran Alikhanov, piano; Moscow String Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001240 | Time: 01:16:34

Typically stirring and passionate Russian sounding performances of these two lyrical and popular pieces. As ever the Moscow String Quartet play with their customary musicianship and brilliance. “The performing style of Tigran Alikhanov is notable for its seriousness, careful approach to the composer’s conception and a wealth of timbral sound on the piano. The virtuosic side of Alikhanov’s art stands on a very high level” remarks pianist Nikolai Petrov.
Nikolai Lugansky - Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata & The Seasons (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Nikolai Lugansky - Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata & The Seasons (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 81:26 minutes | 1.94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Incredibly, despite several solo recordings dedicated to Russian composers, this new recording is award-winning artist Nikolai Lugansky’s first Tchaikovsky recital on record. Though less well-known than his operas or his orchestral compositions, Tchaikovsky’s piano music nonetheless contains essential works, such as the 'The Seasons' cycle and the 'Grand Sonata', featured here. Composed at a period of crisis in the composer‘s personal life, they illustrate two quite different aspects of his style: on the one hand we have the fashionable worldliness of 'The Seasons', pieces that almost belong to the genre of salon music; on the other, we see him ambitiously grappling with the classical sonata, in the tradition of his illustrious predecessors, Liszt, Schumann, Chopin.
Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky - Britten, De Falla, Gershwin, Milhaud & Schnittke: Suites & Fantasies (2017) [24/96]

Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky - Britten, De Falla, Gershwin, Milhaud & Schnittke: Suites & Fantasies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:27 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Korean born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is a name to watch. The Strad magazine reviewing a Wigmore Hall concert commented ‘Exuberant…feline and seductive, rattling off the fiendish cadenza with bravura and oodles of personality’.
Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - Lluis del Mila (1500? - 1561?) - Fantasies, Pavanes & Gallardes  (1995) {Astree E 8535}

Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - Lluís del Milà (1500? - 1561?) - Fantasies, Pavanes & Gallardes (1995) {Astrée-Auvidis E 8535}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Astrée / Auvidis E 8535
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music

Luis de Milan’s instrument was the Spanish vihuela, shaped like a guitar and tuned like a lute, for the existence of which his book El Maestro (1536) is the earliest known evidence, and one by Antonio de Santa Cruz (seventeenth century, undated) the last. When it was born, and when and why it died, remain unclear. El Maestro was both a collection of pieces and a thoughtful tutor book, containing much valuable information on the music of the time and on the manner of its performance; in some fantasias it is indicated which passages are to be played ‘broadly’ and in time, and which are to be delivered more quickly.

Nikolai Sukhanov: Chronicler of the Russian Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at April 30, 2017
Nikolai Sukhanov: Chronicler of the Russian Revolution

I. Getzler - Nikolai Sukhanov: Chronicler of the Russian Revolution
Published: 2002-02-09 | ISBN: 0333970357, 1349429333 | PDF | 226 pages | 1.99 MB
Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:56 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bold, turbulent defiance sit alongside pained introspection and bittersweet reverie in this penetrating recital of Brahms piano works by the acclaimed young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin in his eagerly awaited second recording for PENTATONE.
Nikolai Lugansky - Liszt: Piano Works (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Nikolai Lugansky - Liszt: Piano Works (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:34 minutes | 868 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The great Russian virtuoso Nikolai Lugansky presents his recording to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) – an album of popular piano pieces including La Campanella, Valse oubliée, his version of Isolde’s Liebestod by Wagner, some of the Douze études d’exécution transcendante, and several gems from Années de pèlerinage, among them Vallée d’Obermann, Sposalizio, Les jeux d’eau de la Villa d’Este and Sonnet de Pétrarque 123.
Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.