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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

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mahler: Symphony No.1 (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 8, 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mahler: Symphony No.1 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Mahler: Symphony No.1
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 53:21 min | 502 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BR Klassik | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

The music of Gustav Mahler, the Late Romantic composer on the threshold of modernity, has been a firm part of the repertoire of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks ever since the early 1960s, when the orchestra's Mahler tradition was established by its former chief conductor Rafael Kubelik. BR-KLASSIK has already released Mahler's First (as part of an audiobook CD) and Seventh Symphonies with Mariss Jansons, as well as the Ninth with Bernard Haitink. The young Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is making his debut here on the BR-KLASSIK label with Mahler's First Symphony.

Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Feb. 8, 2017
Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas (repost)

Seth Monahan, "Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas"
English | ISBN: 0199303460 | 2015 | 296 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Adam Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 3, 2017
Adam Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Adam Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 76:44 min |755 MB | Digital booklet
Label: C-Avi | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

For the first installment of the Mahler Edition on CAvi-music, Adam Fischer leads a live performance of the Symphony No. 7 in E minor, assembled from different concerts in late November 2015. Perhaps the oddest of Mahler's symphonies in its structure and quirky mix of vernacular styles, the piece has been unofficially nicknamed "The Song of the Night," due to its dark first movement, its two Nachtmusiken, and the shadowy Scherzo at its center; only the bright and bumptious Rondo-Finale alleviates the pervasive nocturnal feeling.
Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009) {Channel Classics}

Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 190 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Classical, Symphony, Romantic | Label: Channel Classics ‎- CCS SA 26109

Fans of Gustav Mahler's joyous Symphony No. 4 in G major will relish this buoyant performance by Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, featuring soprano Miah Persson, for it is wholly in keeping with the light tone and merry spirit of the score and is as delightful as any other recording on the market.
Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)

Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård, Gary Bertini - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:40 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Phoenix Edition | Catalog: 105PHOENIX

This is a reissue of Mahler performances delivered in Cologne in 1992 and 1993, and Thomas Quasthoff, just on the verge of international fame, was in phenomenal voice. The upper extension of his beautiful, expressive bass-baritone is thrilling, in perfect control. Artistically, he only grew stronger, as evidenced by his searing reading of 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' under Boulez (DG), but this earlier interpretation comes close, and there's no comparison so far as vocalism is concerned. The WDR orchestra plays well under the rather prosaic leadership of the late Gary Bertini (a native Russian who emigrated to Palestine as a child in the 1930s)– both are good enough, and the recorded sound is excellent. In all, this is a shattering reading by Quasthoff that should be heard by every lover of Mahler.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box-set) (Gary Bertini) (2005) {EMI}

Gustav Mahler - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box set) (Gary Bertini) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | covers+booklet | 3623 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1876 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics (0946 340238 2 5)

You will probably be as incredulous as I was to learn that the greatest cycle of Mahler symphonies comes not from any of the usual suspects - Abbado, Bernstein, Chially, Haitink, Kubelik, Rattle, Sinopoli, Solti, Tennstedt - but from the unsung Gary Bertini, who spent the better part of his career as music director of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. Unlike any of those more publicized sets, each of which includes a misfire or two, Bertini is consistently successful from first to last; his performance of each of these works can stand comparison with the very best available.