Kondrashin Mahler

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 5, 2015
Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music by Gregor Tassie
English | Dec 29, 2009 | ISBN: 0810869748 | 384 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Kirill Kondrashin is regarded as one of the most brilliant Russian conductors of the 20th century and a great interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music, Gregor Tassie presents a full biography of the artist, from his humble background and early conducting experience at age 17, through his 20 years in Leningrad and at the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the expanded symphonic career that followed, through his defection in 1978, and his unexpected death of a heart attack in 1981.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.6 (SWR-Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2011

Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.6 (SWR-Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2011
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 354 MB
Label: Hanssler | Catalog Number: CD 94.217 | TT: 68'22''

I'm a bit taken aback that Haenssler should label excellent stereo from 1981 as a historical recording. Kondrashin died that year at the age of 67 - the day after his birthday, as it happens. His Mahler recordings took place with his own Moscow Phil., but the present orchestra of Southwest Radio in Baden-Baden and Freiburg was under Michael Gielen, an experienced and exciting Mahler conductor in his own right, so the chemistry must have been good - better, I suspect, than with any Soviet orchestra at the time. Mahler wasn't a regular part of the orchestral tradition there.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.1 (NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2004
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.1 (NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Kirill Kondrashin)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 263 MB
Label: EMI | Catalog Number: NDR 10062 | TT: 48'18''

The last recording of Kirill Kondrashin. It was made in the very day of his death. He was invited to replace Klauss Tennstedt, who had refused to conduct in Amsterdam. After only a half-hour rehersal Kondrashin managed to pass his own specific view of the score to the orchestra and the concert had a great success.

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 29, 2012
Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music

Gregor Tassie, "Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music"
English | ISBN: 0810869748 | 2009 | PDF | 384 pages | 3 MB
Leonid Kogan, Kirill Kondrashin - Violin Masterpieces: Leonid Kogan Plays Lalo, Brahms & Tchaikovsky (2017)

Leonid Kogan, Kirill Kondrashin - Violin Masterpieces: Leonid Kogan Plays Lalo, Brahms & Tchaikovsky (2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:16:55 min | Covers included | 180 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Jube Classic

Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. Many consider him to be among the greatest violinists of the 20th century. In particular, he is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing.

TTC Video - Great Masters - Mahler - His Life and Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at May 15, 2017
TTC Video - Great Masters - Mahler - His Life and Music

TTC Video - Great Masters - Mahler - His Life and Music
8xWEBRip | English | AVI + PDF Guide | 640 x 480 | DX50 ~378 kbps | 23.976 fps
MP3 | 128 kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 06:03:47 | 1.4 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Biography, Music

"I am thrice homeless, as a Bohemian in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, as a Jew throughout the world—everywhere an intruder, never welcomed." Thus spoke Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), composer, conductor, symphonist. More than many other composers, Gustav Mahler's works are highly personal expressions of his inner world, a world characterized by an overwhelming alienation and loneliness.
Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2005) (REPOST)

Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1669 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 956 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 477 517

It is all too easy to take Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral songs for granted in the 21st century's first decade. More than ever before, concert performances and recordings of these works abound, and at a level of proficiency that reveals the remarkable extent to which musicians worldwide have assimilated the composer's idiom. Given the music's primacy in today's central orchestral repertoire, we forget how the great Mahler advocates of the past had to champion his music in the face of adversity. "Who can bear those monstrous symphonies, those over-blown, out-of-date horrors," asked one leading music critic when the New York Philharmonic launched a Mahler Festival to celebrate the composer's 1960 centenary.
Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.
Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 & Blumine (2015)

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 & Blumine (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:33 | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1264-5

Most recordings of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major present it as it was published in 1899, in the definitive four-movement version. Yet an earlier state of the work was the 1888 tone poem Der Titan, which not only lent its title as an unofficial nickname for the work, but also contained the Blumine movement, which Mahler dropped from the final score. Curiously, many modern conductors have incorporated it back into the symphony as the second movement, even though its slow tempo and sentimental mood break the momentum and excitement created by the joyous first movement.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRez FLAC]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 5.11GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.29MB + 5% Recovery

When at last it was revealed what Mahler’s final intentions were regarding the ordering of the inner movements of his 6th Symphony, 90 years of theory, history, & performance practice went right out the window. For theorists, it altered the harmonic structure of Mahler’s A minor Symphony. For historians, it modified the meaning of Mahler’s “Tragic” Symphony. For players & conductors, it changed the musical progress of Mahler’s 6th Symphony. For listeners, it made Mahler’s deepest & darkest symphony even deeper & darker. With the achingly nostalgic Andante moderato now coming before the bitingly bitter Scherzo, the triumph of the opening Allegro energico sounds even more hollow & empty & the collapse of the closing Allegro moderato sounds even more final & total.