Galina

Galina Vishnevskaya - Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky & Glinka: Russian Art Songs (1961/2016) [24/96]

Galina Vishnevskaya - Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky & Glinka: Russian Art Songs (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:26 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Galina Pavolovna Vishnevskaya became the most exciting soprano to emerge in the Soviet Union after World War II. She had a major career on the Bolshoi stage, cruelly cut short due to the political beliefs of her and her husband.
Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; Alexander Trostiansky, violin; Kirill Rybakov, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb | 01:19:54
Contemporary Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1959, 476 3108

The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - Galina Grigorjeva: Nature Morte (2016)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier - Galina Grigorjeva: Nature Morte (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:21 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1245-2

Though born in Ukraine, composer Galina Grigorjeva has lived in Estonia since 1992 and has worked within that country's deep tradition of sacred choral music. She studied music in Tallinn in the mid-'90s, and her music is thus interesting in terms of representing the thoughts of a younger generation that has absorbed the holy minimalism of Arvo Pärt as well as a variety of other styles from the Slavic world and beyond. Indeed, the unifying stylistic thread of the six works on the album can be hard to find, and indeed the booklet notes by Saale Karede point to "the living light that glows through the music," most of it religious.
Ingrid Karlen - Variations: Anton Webern, Galina Ustvolskaya, Valentin Silvestrov, Pierre Boulez (1997) {ECM New Series 1606}

Ingrid Karlen - Variations: Anton Webern, Galina Ustvolskaya, Valentin Silvestrov, Pierre Boulez (1997) {ECM New Series 1606}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 167 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
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© 1997 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1606
Classical / Modern Classical / Contemporary Classical

Swiss pianist Ingrid Karlen makes her ECM debut with Variations, of which the program is as provocative as the title is vague. Beyond variations in the traditional sense, these are, rather, mise-en-abymes of abstractions. Or so they might at first aural glance seem, for within these sometimes troubling clusters of false starts breathes a unity at once organic and contrived. Anton Webern’s Variations for Piano, op. 27 (1935/36) is the primary example, for the only variations they seem to engender stem from that which cannot be notated. These pieces behave as might a solo violin sonata, jumping fluidly and bow-like through their ephemeral 12-tone links. They are the anti-motif, a stretch of childhood unable to be sifted.
Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian - Italian Opera Arias (2001) PS3 + FLAC

Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian - Italian Opera Arias (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:57 minutes | PDF booklet | 3,39 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF booklet | 1,07 GB

Galina Gorchakova, endowed with what London’s Sunday Times called “one of the most important dramatic voices in the post-war era,” makes her debut on Delos with Italian Opera Arias, a collection of her signature roles that have earned her critical acclaim and an immense public following the world over. Gorchakova is accompanied by Constantine Orbelian and the Philharmonia of Russia, the Maestro’s own assemblage of Russia’s leading orchestral musicians resulting in la creme de la creme of Russian ensembles.

Galina I. Yermolenko, "Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at March 25, 2016
Galina I. Yermolenko, "Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture"

Galina I. Yermolenko, "Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture"
Publisher: Routledge | 2010 | ISBN: 0754667618 | English | PDF | 334 pages | 5.3 Mb

This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566)…
Galina Ustvolskaya - Kopatchinskaja, Hinterhauser, Bieri (2014) {ECM New Series 2329}

Galina Ustvolskaya - Kopatchinskaja, Hinterhauser, Bieri (2014) {ECM New Series 2329}
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© 2014 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2329 / 481 0883
Classical / Modern Classical / Chamber Music / Piano / Violin / Clarinet

The unique expressiveness of the work of Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) speaks to the listener with directness and nuanced layers of sound, the powerful, rhythmic stringency of the music testifying to the relentlessness of her vision. Fiercely independent, Ustvolskaya maintained that her music sounded like the work of no other composer, living or dead, and put herself outside all stylistic “schools”. Her work, said Viktor Suslin, has the "narrowness of a laser beam capable of piercing metal."
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.
Galina Ustvolskaya - Grand Duet & Duet (Oleg Malov  & The St.Petersburg Soloists)

Galina Ustvolskaya - Grand Duet & Duet (Oleg Malov & The St.Petersburg Soloists)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 236 Mb
Classical | 1995 | Megadisc

Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Sept. 19, 2011
Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)

Galina Ustvolskaya - Piano Sonatas (Oleg Malov, Piano)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVER + NOTES | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 265 Mb
Classical | 1992 | Megadisc