Nikolai Petrov Plays Fantasies

Thomas Wood & Brian Dykstra - Singelée: The Opera Fantasies for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2017)

Thomas Wood & Brian Dykstra - Singelée: The Opera Fantasies for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:33 | 180 MB
Label: Centaur Records | Release Year: 2017

Belgian composer Jean-Baptiste Singelee, while often remembered for his groundbreaking treatment of the newly developed saxophone, he was primarily a violinist, and also composed beautiful works for the instrument. Perhaps Singelee's time as the violin soloist at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie inspired him to compose these fantasies based on popular operas. This first volume of opera fantasies from violinist Thomas Wood and pianist Brian Dykstra include fantasies on The Barber of Seville, Martha, and more. Thomas Wood is a Professor of Music at The College of Wooster, where he teaches violin, viola, chamber music, string methods, music history, and literature. He was the first violinist to be awarded the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his teaching, he is active as a soloist and in recital, and has performed across the United States and Spain.

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 28, 2017
Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays… Shostakovich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:22:21 | 627 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: PRD250365/66

If the print on this review goes blurry on your screen it’s because I’m still rubbing my eyes at the cast list on this astonishing trove of archive finds, unobtainable anywhere on line. The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was a capable pianist who sometimes participated in his own premieres. The people he played with were the elite of Russian music.
Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.
Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.
John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 929MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavans is considered one of the greatest works in the canon of English chamber music. Based upon his famous song “Flow My Teares”, the seven pavans – "Seaven Teares", as Dowland called them – present an extraordinary exploration of the contrapuntal and harmonic possibilities offered by the theme. In this remarkable recording, baroque violinist John Holloway creates a concert programme around the lachrimae Pavans. Threaded between Dowland’s masterpieces are works of other major composers of his era – Henry Purcell, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Morley and Matthew Locke. In bringing together these works of strongly contrasting colour and character Holloway and company give us a vivid sense of the great flowering of consort music which took place in England in the 17th century.

Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 25, 2017
Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017)

Denis Kozhukhin - Brahms: Ballades & Fantasies (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:00 | 181 MB
Label: PentaTone | Release Year: 2017

Denis Kozhukhin catapulted to international celebrity when he captured first prize at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition in May 2010. Appearances at major concert venues followed, including at Carnegie Hall and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Invitations for other major debuts flooded in and Kozhukhin toured the globe, impressing critics and dazzling audiences. Kozhukhin is an imposing figure when he walks on-stage: tall and thin, with long blond hair tied in a ponytail, he sits down to play with an all-encompassing technique and sense of total confidence.
Shostakovich Quartet ‎- Glazunov Quartet & Quintet (1984) [MFSL MFCD 875]

Shostakovich Quartet ‎- Glazunov Quartet & Quintet (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Melodiya | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 875 | ~ 267 or 148 Mb | Scans Included
Classical

Shostakovich Quartet (Квартет имени Шостаковича) was founded in 1966 by Alexander Korchagin and Andre Shishlov in the Rafael Davidyan class at the Moscow Conservatory. A few years later, professor Sergei Shirinsky (legendary cellist, member of Beethoven Quartet) mentored the ensemble…
Jay Gottlieb - Nikolai Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow): Piano Works (2010)

Jay Gottlieb - Nikolai Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow): Piano Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sisyphe/Abeille Musique | # SISYPHE010 | Time: 01:18:05

Nikolai Borisovich Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow) (1892–1954) was a modernist and mystic Russian composer, active mainly in France. An avant-garde figure who took as his point of departure the late music of Scriabin, he fled Russia along with his family after the Bolshevik Revolution, settling in Paris. His music is notable for its religious mysticism, its unusual notation, its use of an idiosyncratic 12-tone chromatic language, and its pioneering use of electronic musical instruments in the era of their earliest development.

Le dodici sedie - Il'ja Il'f & Evgenij Petrov  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at June 12, 2016
Le dodici sedie - Il'ja Il'f & Evgenij Petrov

Le dodici sedie - Il'ja Il'f & Evgenij Petrov
Italian | 2013 | 528 Pages | ASIN: B00F3C7T5O | EPUB | 3.24 MB

Dodici sedie, identiche l'una all'altra; in una di esse l'ex proprietaria, la signora Petuchova, ha nascosto dei diamanti, ma le sedie, confiscate dal governo, sono andate disperse per tutta la Russia. Ippolit Vorobjaninov, ex maresciallo della nobiltà, ora modesto impiegato comunale, per recuperare il tesoro ingaggia Ostap Bender, un detective dalle imprevedibili risorse, che è il vero, irresistibile protagonista del romanzo. Sarà Ostap Bender a mettersi a capo dell'improbabile banda, composta anche da un ex pope, e a condurre una caccia al tesoro ricca di colpi di scena e suspense, da Mosca fino al Caucaso e alla Crimea…

Nikolai Maslov - Los Hijos de Octubre  Comics

Posted by Coda at Jan. 8, 2016
Nikolai Maslov - Los Hijos de Octubre

Nikolai Maslov - Los Hijos de Octubre
Norma, 2009 | Spanish | CBR | 124 pages | 149 MB

Texto en contracubierta: El desmoronamiento de la Unión Soviética es uno de los sucesos más importantes del siglo XX, pero poco se ha hablado de los que lo sufrieron de primera mano. Nikolai Maslov documenta en historias de pocas palabras y expresivas imágenes cómo fue esa época gris y austera en su Siberia natal.