Rozhdestvensky Prokofiev

Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.
Mikhaïl Faerman - Brahms: Paganini Variations - Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 (2017)

Mikhaïl Faerman - Brahms: Paganini Variations - Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 203 MB
Label: Australian Eloquence | Tracks: 06 | Time: 50:36 min

Founded in 1937, the annual Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin and piano is still the best-known such event organised in Belgium, and is considered among the best and most demanding in the world. Following in the footsteps of his fellow countryman Emil Gilels, who won first prize for piano in 1938, Mikhail Faerman stunned both jury and public in 1975 with Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, and duly carried off the palm.
Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kirill Karabits & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:22 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The eagerly awaited 3rd volume in the critically acclaimed Prokofiev Symphony cycle from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The original version of the 4th, probably the least performed of the seven is coupled with the 5th, arguably the most performed. The 4th is based on material from the ballet ‘The Prodigal Son’. The symphony was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky to mark the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Karabits - Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:02 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra embark on a fascinating journey through the seven Prokofiev symphonies, and will explore some rare works from the composer's early years that help chart his symphonic development. On this first album of the cycle the rarely performed alternative ending for the Seventh Symphony can be heard.
Alexandra Conunova & Michail Lifits - Prokofiev: Violin and Piano Sonatas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandra Conunova & Michail Lifits - Prokofiev: Violin and Piano Sonatas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:17 minutes | 979 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

From shadow to light, this is the emotional curve of Sergei Prokofiev's Sonatas for violin and piano, published in the 1940s. this was an intense period of creation for the Russian musician who was also working on his ballet Cinderella and his Fifth Symphony.
Alexandra Conunova & Michail Lifits - Prokofiev: Violin and Piano Sonatas (2018)

Alexandra Conunova & Michail Lifits - Prokofiev: Violin and Piano Sonatas (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 215 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 08 | Time: 51:17 min

From shadow to light, this is the emotional curve of Sergei Prokofiev's Sonatas for violin and piano, published in the 1940s. this was an intense period of creation for the Russian musician who was also working on his ballet Cinderella and his Fifth Symphony.

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 23, 2018
Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 19 | Time: 60:02 min

Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan have recorded two selections from Prokofiev’s music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. Prokofiev for Two, set for release worldwide March 23 via Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, captures for posterity the sense of mutual inspiration felt by these kindred spirits, palpable in their live performances together.
Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev For Two (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev For Two (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 60:11 minutes | 492 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan have recorded two selections from Prokofiev’s music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. The new album features Babayan’s twelve-movement transcription of numbers from the ballet Romeo and Juliet and his seven-movement suite transcribed from Prokofiev’s incidental music for Hamlet and Eugene Onegin, film score for The Queen of Spades and opera War and Peace.

Anna Vinnitskaya - Prokofiev & Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)  Music

Posted by SuniR at March 9, 2018
Anna Vinnitskaya - Prokofiev & Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)

Anna Vinnitskaya - Prokofiev & Ravel: Piano Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 218 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 136 Mb (5% Rec.) | Cover, d.booklet included
Classical, Piano | Label: Naive, V5238 | 0:54:39

Following a much-praised first recording dedicated to the Russian piano sonata, the second release by Anna Vinnitskaya is of two of the most significant concertos of the 20th century, Prokofiev’s Second, in G Minor, and Ravel’s Concerto in G Major. The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is conducted by Gilbert Varga.

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 571 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 143:43 min

A Russian composer whose modernity seems to be inherent in him rather than something artificial or over-intellectualized. His natural feeling for melody and rhythm – by turns humorous (Peter and the Wolf), lyrical (Concerto for Piano & Orchestra no. 3), elegiac (Visions fugitives), aggressive (Scythian Suite), or all of the above (Lieutenant Kije Suite) – is wedded to a desire for direct communication with the listener and a quality of continually interesting invention.