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Valery Gergiev, LSO – Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (2010) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra – Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:51 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,65 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,2 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

Rachmaninov’s vast Second Symphony was composed when he was at the pinnacle of his career as a composer, pianist and conductor. Filled with emotion and brimming with beautiful melodies, it is a masterpiece and the epitome of the Romantic symphony. It is presented here in its entirety. All sympathetic listeners agree that the Second Symphony contains the very best of Rachmaninov. Deliberately paced and rhythmically flexible, it is, above all, propelled by the wonderfully fertile melody of which he was such a master. The orchestral sound is full and rich, but unlike such contemporaries as Strauss and Mahler, Rachmaninov is relatively modest in his orchestral demands.

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Valery Gergiev, LSO – Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances – Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements (2012) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Valery Gergiev, LSO – Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances / Stravinsky: Symphony In Three Movements (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:33 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,48 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,12 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

The Symphonic Dances, an orchestral suite in three sections, was the last work Rachmaninov completed and proved one of his most popular compositions. Although rarely sentimental, it draws on many of the composer’s reminiscences of Russia, from where he emigrated in 1917. Gergiev couples the Symphonic Dances with another work in three movements by a Russian émigré to the USA. Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements was written between 1942-45 and was the first work Stravinsky completed after his arrival in the USA.

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Olga Borodina, Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev – Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & La Mort de Cleopatre (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & La Mort de Cléopâtre
Olga Borodina, Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:07 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 4,29 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 1,32 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 470 632-2

Valery Gergiev turns in a generally fine Symphonie fantastique, one that really heats up in the last two movements, as any good performance must. The March to the Scaffold has an aptly menacing character, with very clearly voiced timpani and plenty of panache to the brass playing. The finale begins quite quickly and never lets up; it has the special Berliozian frenzy that so many versions never manage to capture. Elsewhere the results are a bit more variable. The first movement goes quite well on the whole, barring a pointless slow-down at one point toward the end, but the second-movement waltz is strange, with oddly Stravinskian accents disrupting its flow and a general lack of rhythmic tension. However Gergiev does find pretty much the ideal tempo for the slow movement, and the oboe and English horn solos have an appealingly plaintive, pastoral character.
La Mort de Cléopatre makes a generous bonus, but not in this performance. Without getting hung up on the details, Gergiev certainly conducts it well enough, but Olga Borodina simply has the wrong voice for the part: thick, heavy, and often unsteady. She sounds dead before the music even begins–okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but compared to singers like Jessye Norman, Véronique Gens, or Janet Baker, she captures neither the nobility of the Egyptian queen nor the pathos of her predicament. Happily, given that many discs offer just the symphony, we can ignore this particular “bonus”, and the rating reflects this. Philips offers vivid live sonics that project the unique timbres of the Vienna Philharmonic horns and strings particularly well, though the harps in the second movement should sound more seductive. Fantastique collectors will find plenty to enjoy here.

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Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:31 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

The Munich Philharmonic have arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings led by the many legendary conductors that have worked with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.

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Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:33 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

The Munich Philharmonic have arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings led by the many legendary conductors that have worked with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.

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Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev & Munich Philharmonic – Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:28 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

The Munich Philharmonic have arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings led by the many legendary conductors that have worked with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.

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Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann – Sommernachtskonzert 2020 / Summer Night Concert 2020 (2020) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Sommernachtskonzert 2020 / Summer Night Concert 2020
Released: 2020
Genre: Classical

Released: Sony Classical
Duration: 01:25:54
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS-HD MA, LPCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24919 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio # 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3594 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 19.69 GB

The world’s biggest annual classical open-air concert, The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, returns to the magical setting of Schönbrunn Palace Baroque park in Vienna. The theme for this year is Love and includes musical favourites from Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’, Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’, Mendelssohn’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the premiere of Maurice Jarre’s ‘Suite Doctor Zhivago’ and many more. Valery Gergiev returns to conduct his fourth Summer Night concert (2007, 2011 and 2018). He will be joined by star tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who is appearing for the very first time. Kaufmann has been performing with the orchestra to great acclaim for the last two decades and has also recorded his Wien album with the Vienna Philharmonic. Kaufmann will sing arias of Emmerich Kálmán’s operetta Gräfin Mariza (Countess Maritza), Puccini’s Nessun Dorma and Massenet’s “Pourquoi me réveiller?”. The concert is broadcast on TV and radio in more than 60 countries, and thus reaches an audience of millions. Specialist promo & marketing activity.

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Valery Gergiev – Sommernachtskonzert 2020/Summer Night Concert 2020 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev – Sommernachtskonzert 2020/Summer Night Concert 2020 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:02 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of this year’s Summer Night Concert 2020 with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Valery Gergiev with tenor Jonas Kaufmann as soloist. The baroque park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, is the magical setting for the concert, adding great visual charm to the Summer Night Concert’s superb musical quality. This event represents classical music at its finest. Millions of viewers and listeners in more than 80 countries can follow the concert online, on TV and radio.

Compositions by Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Emmerich Kálmán, Maurice Jarre, Aram Khachaturian, and Giacomo Puccini.

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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra – Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78 GB
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14 GB

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev’s 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It’s perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets. The composer certainly cuts loose when appropriate, as in the fierce Introduction to Act III & the various fights, but the score is exceptional in its delicacy & finely calibrated orchestration. Because it is a “numbers” ballet, made up of a series of discrete movements or sections, it’s easy for the complete, nearly 2.5 hour ballet to come across as episodic, especially without the visual element to hold the narrative together. Gergiev does an excellent job of keeping the dramatic momentum going at the same time as he gives loving attention to its many exquisite details, & even though his approach is refined, that doesn’t mean that it in any way lacks passion, intensity, & suspense. Another strong recommendation for this performance is the fact that it is the 1st recording of the ballet as the composer originally conceived it. In preparation for the ballet’s Russian premiere at the Kirov Theatre in 1940, Prokofiev reluctantly cut or altered some numbers & added others. This version, prepared for the Mark Morris Dance Group by Princeton musicologist Simon Morrison, restores the composer’s original intentions for the scenario & the music. Gergiev led the LSO in accompanying Morris’ British premiere of the restored version in 2008, & went on to conduct it in concert, the source of this recording. The sound of the SACD is clean, clear, & brilliant. This is a recording that should be of strong interest to Gergiev’s fans & anyone who loves the music.

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Valery Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (2005) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Valery Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:00 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 3,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 807 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 475 6197

Tchaikovsky’s six symphonie by Valery Gergiev leading the Vienna Philharmonic contains performances that are undeniably fire-breathing, undoubtedly heaven-storming, and inarguably heart-on-sleeve. Gergiev, one of the most exciting Russian conductors, leads the works with a combination of reckless passion, imperious command, and unbearable drama that is his hallmark, and the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the finest Austrian orchestras, plays the works with a combination of superb polish, impeccable technique, and warm colors that are its trademark and the fusion is absolutely riveting.

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