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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
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.
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.
Hope, Neubauer, Finckel, Han - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Hope, Neubauer, Finckel, Han - Brahms, Schumann, Mahler: Piano Quartets (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.29 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: prostudiomasters

Bold, lush, and exquisite piano quartets by Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms, this core classical album presents some of the finest pieces written in the romantic era. For this chamber music album, Daniel Hope has put together a stellar cast, including CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, as well as viola legend Paul Neubauer.
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.
Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)

Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:59 | 397 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554811

The musical reconstructions industry keeps gathering pace, but few works have attracted as much attention as Mahler's 10th Symphony. Joe Wheeler (who died in 1977) was a brass-playing British civil servant with a passion for Mahler. This completion (itself in an edition by the conductor here, Robert Olson) uses the leaner orchestration of the composer's later years. But does it sound Mahlerian? Certainly more so than Remo Mazzetti's 1997 version, but neither caps Deryck Cooke's acute sense of authentic detail and color in his legendary edition.
Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}

Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 234 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: classical

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 is the 1984 album by The Wiener Philharmoniker. Conducted by Lorin Maazek, this also features soprano Kathleen Battle. This was released by CBS Masterworks.