Rozhdestvensky Prokofiev

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev's 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It's perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets.
David Oistrakh, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius (2016) {PRAGA}

David Oistrakh, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jean Sibelius (2016)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Сovers | 356 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Classical | Label: PRAGA - 250325

A generous and unusual pairing of two romantic concertos in the best recordings by "King David", playing his Stradivarius Comte de Fontana, fully animated by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, a modern conductor knowing perfectly the deep Baltic souls.
Ufuk & Bahar Dordoncu - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich: Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich:
Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hat[now]ART | # 177 | Time: 00:59:54

These are excellent performances of exceptionally interesting repertoire. Prokofiev himself arranged 19 numbers from his Cinderella ballet for solo piano, so he surely would not have objected in principle to their reworking for two pianos; nor in practice, I suspect, because Pletnev’s arrangements are fabulously idiomatic and the playing here has all the requisite sparkle and drive. Shostakovich’s Op 6 Suite is far too seldom heard. True, it is an apprentice piece and open to criticism – both the first two movements peter out rather unconvincingly and the blend of grandiosity à la Rachmaninov and academic dissection of material à la Taneyev is not always a happy or very original one. But as a learning experience the Suite was a vital springboard for the First Symphony a couple of years later and there is real depth of feeling in the slow movement, as well as intimations elsewhere of the obsessive drive of the mature Shostakovich. What a phenomenally talented 16-year-old he was!
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995) (Repost)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Schnittke: Symphony No.8, Concerto grosso No.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:24 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 9359

The late Alfred Schnittke has, after his death, been accused of writing too much music of variable quality. This debate is still raging although suffice to say that the Eighth Symphony truly is one of his greatest works and indeed, one of the great symphonic works of the latter twentieth century. The charge of oppressive asceticism laid against the Sixth and Seventh symphonies can hardly be held up to this expansive and frankly emotional work. It is as if Schnittke relaxed the skeletal sounds of his previous essays in the genre and, while not quite returning to the dazzling orchestral pyrotechnics of the Fifth Symphony (Concerto Grosso no. 4), creating a work of great sincerity and beauty. The first movement is an obsessive repetition of a wide-ranging (in pitch, not rhythm) melody, seemingly effortlessly varied to touch on all sections of the orchestra.
Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók (2014)

Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:19 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Acousence (ACO12014) | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers from the first half of the 20th c. on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Bela Bartok illustrate their respective evolutionary thinking and use of new forms and ideas. Born in 1990 in Ukraine, Mr. Taratuskhin moved with his family to Moscow when aged 10 where he was accepted into the Central Music School for gifted children. Now resident in Berlin, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Greece, Germany and Russia.

Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)

Garrick Ohlsson - Études: Debussy, Bartók, Prokofiev (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68080 | Time: 01:06:36

Études are primarily intended as exercises to train musicians in specific techniques, but since the Romantic era they have become associated with other miniature forms, such as the prelude and the intermezzo, and frequently regarded as evocative character pieces or tonal pictures. Garrick Ohlsson's album of piano études by Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók offers a brief survey of the genre in modern practice, and demonstrates the blending of pedagogy and poetry in these works. Ohlsson has become internationally known as an exquisite interpreter of the music of Frédéric Chopin, and much of the subtlety and atmosphere found in his previous recordings is present here. Ohlsson's finesse and humor are perhaps most evident in Debussy's Études, L. 143, which have a lighter character than Prokofiev's Études, Op. 2, which tend toward the sardonic side, and Bartók's Études, Op. 18, which are intensely virtuosic and mysterious. Hyperion's recording captures the nuances of Ohlsson's playing, and the piano is close enough to hear every detail, while the acoustics lend it a pleasant natural aura.

Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 26, 2016
Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)

Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:12:50 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has made some unorthodox recordings (check out her Vivaldi Four Seasons sometime), but here, in a work in which proportion and technique are exquisitely balanced, she plays it straight with impressive results. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1935 just before his return to the Soviet Union from France, has always been a popular repertory item, but Jansen's reading, ably accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, has a pearly quality throughout, a kind of bright ease, that comes only at the highest levels of technique.

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Oct. 22, 2016
Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mørk; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:54:55 | GB
Classical, Orchestral | | HDTV->MKV

Live at Oslo Konserthus, July 10, 2016.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24104 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 41,0 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4062 kbps
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.