Khachaturian Symphony

Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)  

Posted by pgf000 at Oct. 12, 2010
Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)

Khachaturian - Symphony No 2, Gayaneh (1992)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 298 Mb | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 147 MB
Classical/Symphonic | Label: Chandos | 63:53

Aram Khachaturian ranks just behind Shostakovich and Prokofieff in the pantheon of 20th- century Russian music. Khachaturian's music, though, is far more "ethnic" than the music of the other two. His music never left the region of what was then the southern parts of the U.S.S.R. His Symphony 2 is perhaps darker–in both mood and orchestral color–than his other symphonies; but then it was written in 1943 in the midst of World War II and Stalin's ongoing purges of the Soviet bureaucracy. However, works such as Gayneh almost guaranteed that Khachaturian would stay out of jail.
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995) [Lidstrom, Ashkenazy]

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.
Anatol Vieru - Symphony No. 3, Taragot, Joseph and his Brothers

Anatol Vieru - Symphony No. 3, Taragot, Joseph and his Brothers
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 327 Mb
Label:Olympia - Date:????

Anatol Vieru (8 June 1926 – 1998) was a music theoretician, influential pedagogue, and a leading Romanian composer of the 20th century. A pupil of Aram Khachaturian, he composed seven symphonies, eight string quartets, numerous concertos, and much chamber music. He also wrote three operas: Iona (1976), Praznicul Calicilor (1981), and Telegrame, Tema si Variatiuni (1983). He was awarded Herder Prize in 1986.
Anatol Vieru - Symphony No.5 - Concerto for Violin and Cello (Kagan-Gutman-Vieru)

Anatol Vieru - Symphony No.5 - Concerto for Violin and Cello (Kagan-Gutman-Vieru)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 431 Mb
Label:Olympia - Date:????

Anatol Vieru (8 June 1926 – 1998) was a music theoretician, influential pedagogue, and a leading Romanian composer of the 20th century. A pupil of Aram Khachaturian, he composed seven symphonies, eight string quartets, numerous concertos, and much chamber music. He also wrote three operas: Iona (1976), Praznicul Calicilor (1981), and Telegrame, Tema si Variatiuni (1983). He was awarded Herder Prize in 1986.
Two Souls - Barber, Khachaturian - Mikhail Simonyan, Kristjan Jarvi (2011)

Two Souls - Barber, Khachaturian - Mikhail Simonyan, Kristjan Jarvi (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 326 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001617002

This unusual coupling of the violin concertos by Aram Khachaturian and Samuel Barber, entitled Two Souls, is tailor-made for Mikhail Simonyan’s exciting DG debut. Born in Novosibirsk, Simonyan has mixed Russian and Armenian parentage, but spent his formative years in the US. Simonyan's close rapport with Kristjan Järvi and his first collaboration with one of the world’s best orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, produce an extraordinarily fresh reading of the two concertos.
R. Boiko:  Symphony No.2 - R. Bunin:  Symphony No.6 - R. Gabichvadze: Symphony for String Orchestra, Piano and Timpani

Boiko, Rostislav: Symphony No.2 - Revol Bunin: Symphony No.6 - Revaz Gabichvadze: Symphony for String Orchestra, Piano and Timpani
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 267 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1994 | Label: Russian Revelations

Revol Bunin (1924 – 1976) graduated in 1945 from the Moscow Conservatory. His teachers were Shostakovich, Shebalin and Litinsky.
Aram Khachaturian was the composition teacher of Rostislav Boiko at the Moscow Conservatory where he also studied choral conducting. His catalogue includes a children's opera, orchestral, instrumental, choral and vocal works.
Revaz Gabichvadze (1913 - 1999) was a Georgian composer. He received the People’s Artist of Republic of Georgia honorary title in 1967.

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 2, 2016
Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 432 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 172 Mb | Scans | 64 Mb | Time: 01:06:51
Clearlight Music | C8M-008
Symphonic Progressive Rock, Fusion

Cyrille Verdeaux and Clearlight re-visit and expand upon 'Clearlight Symphony'. Totally new recording featuring a wide range of instrumentation. The playing of Didier (the only Gong member who has made it onto this release from the trio of Gongsters on the original) distinctively glows as always.

Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 1, 2016
Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)

Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 171 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 75 mb
Genre: Christmas, children's

Baby's Holiday Symphony is the 2008 album by Disney Baby Einstein. It is a Christmas disc made specifically for babies/infants, almost used as lullaby music. Baby Einsten is a line of multimedia products and toys made for kids aged 1 month to 11 years old, made by a division of Disney. The music is meant to be key to "Where Discovery Begins", or a child's first music but is for children of all ages.
Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 535MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Spartacus Records

Tommy Smith, the great Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, studied classical orchestration in the 1990s, and has played in plenty of challenging jazz/classical settings. But Modern Jacobite is his most ambitious journey yet, centred on an intricately woven three-movement symphonic work inspired by the Jacobite uprisings; it is bookended by a rapturous tenor-sax improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and by Chick Corea’s famous Children’s Songs interleaved with Smith’s own Bairn’s Songs as personal variations on the same theme. The Jacobite pieces embrace violent, cinematic soundscapes for slewing brass and thundering percussion; deep cello themes that segue into pulsating tenor-sax ruminations; Scottish folk dances that become pipe-toned tenor jigs.

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB | 00:45:24
Celtic, Vocal, Easy Listening, Christmas | Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2014

Released to coincide with the international singing group's 20-city North American tour of the same name (it's also their first ever full-on symphony orchestra tour), 2014's Holiday Symphony finds Celtic Thunder rumbling through a set of Yuletide selections that are delivered with group's usual mix of elegance and orchestral bombast. The 18-track set features an engaging mix of holiday standards like "Away in a Manger," "Carol of the Bells," and "O Come All Ye Faithful," and more eclectic offerings like a cover of the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and a lovely rendition of the sacred polyphonic 16th century Latin Christmas carol "Gaudete."