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Berliner Philharmoniker – Helene Grimaud and Valery Gergiev 2015 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

At this Berliner Philharmoniker concert, two performers who stand out in our times as extraordinary encounter each other: the French pianist Hélène Grimaud, known not only as a sensitive and idiosyncratic interpreter of the piano repertoire ranging from Bach to Bartók but also as a committed animal rights activist, campaigning for the survival of a fascinating species since founding her Wolf Conservation Center more than 15 years ago. And Valery Gergiev, the sensitive eccentric, whose career had its start in 1976 when he won first prize at the Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition, before he gave the Mariinsky Theatre, so steeped in tradition, a new lease on life, and developed into one of the most sought-after orchestral conductors of his generation on the international scene.

For this concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker from 2015, the “most influential present-day Russian conductor”, according to Die Zeit, conducts a programme rich in contrasts: first, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Hélène Grimaud as the soloist, then Sergei Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony. The G-major concerto was the last concert piano composition that Beethoven, who was losing his hearing, was able to launch as soloist. In contrast, Prokofiev’s Sixth, premiered some 140 years later and banned shortly thereafter by the Soviet cultural authorities, is not an example of artistic borderline experiences, but rather musically works through a human crisis of hitherto unprecedented scale: the Second World War.

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Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra – Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2013) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra – Richard Wagner: Die Walküre (2013)
PS3 Rip | 4x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 236:36 minutes | Covers & Digital booklet | 12 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers & Digital booklet | 3,84 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound

The highly anticipated first release from the most finely crafted Ring cycle of modern times, Die Walküre features a sensational cast of Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mikhail Petrenko and Ekaterina Gubanova.

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Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Valery Gergiev – Verdi: Requiem (2003) [DVD-Audio ISO]

Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Valery Gergiev – Verdi: Requiem (2003)
Conductor: Valery Gergiev | Composer: Giuseppe Verdi | Orchestra: Kirov Orchestra and Chorus | Album: Verdi – Requiem | Style: Classical | Year: 2003 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 48kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 15 | Size: ~6.46 Gb | Covers: in archive | Release: Philips | Decca (B0001571-19 PDA), 2003 | Note: Not Watermarked

Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most tuneful, beloved composers of vocal music Italy has produced. Verdi wrote REQUIEM in honor of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist he greatly admired. Acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli and soprano Renee Fleming, along with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra, perform a moving rendition of this heartfelt work, perfectly capturing the depth of emotion and challenging musical requirements of this work. Any classical-music lover will appreciate this performance.

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Munchner Philharmoniker & Valery Gergiev – Stravinsky & Rimsky-Korsakov (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Münchner Philharmoniker & Valery Gergiev – Stravinsky & Rimsky-Korsakov (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 57:19 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

We have curated 125 years of music history, we have chosen some of the most sought after recordings with the great conductors of this and the last century. We are looking back upon more than a hundred years of musical collaboration and artistic frugality. Our exclusive selection includes recordings together with Hans Knappertsbusch, Fritz Rieger, Eugen Jochum, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Günter Wand, Horst Stein, James Levine, Christian Thielemann and Valery Gergiev.

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The Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev – Stravinsky: Petrushka, Jeu de cartes (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Mariinsky Orchestra & Valery Gergiev – Stravinsky: Petrushka, Jeu de cartes (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:43 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Mariinsky

The Mariinsky Label presents Valery Gergiev’s first recording of Stravinsky’s iconic Petrushka score, paired with one of the composer’s hidden gems, the witty Jeu de cartes.

Stravinsky’s score to Petrushka is one of his most celebrated works and a product of his famous collaboration with Diaghilev that also produced The Firebird and Rite of Spring. Presented here in the composer’s original 1911 version, it tells the story of the loves and jealousies of three puppets who are brought to life during the 1830 Shrovetide Fair in Saint Petersburg. Its colourful music typifies Stravinsky’s work during the period and is characterised by the famous bitonal ‘Petrushka chord’.

A ballet in ‘three deals’, 1937’s Jeu de cartes stems from Stravinsky’s life-long enthusiasm for cards; poker in particular. A commission by Lincoln Kirstein and his newly formed American Ballet Company, it was composed during Stravinsky’s neoclassical period. The whimsical music focuses on the deceitful Joker who thinks himself unbeatable, thanks to a chameleon-like ability to become any card. During the work the Joker wages battle with other hands, but after two victorious rounds and the appearance of a third, he is vanquished by a Royal Flush of Hearts. Stravinsky regularly read La Fontaine during the composition of Jeu de cartes, choosing this quote to include in the score: ‘We must wage continual war against the wicked. Peace in itself is a fine thing, I agree, but what use can it be with enemies who do not keep their word?’

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Berliner Philharmoniker – A Russian evening with Valery Gergiev and Denis Matsuev 2010 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Russian music and Russian musicians were one of the main themes of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the autumn of 2010. The focus of attention in this concert was Valery Gergiev, one of the most well-known conductors from his home country. Gergiev came to fame especially due to his work with the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg which goes back to 1978. But Berliner Philharmoniker audiences have also known him since 1993.

Denis Matsuev who comes from Irkutsk, on the other hand, made his debut with the orchestra in this concert. He first made a name for himself in the music world when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998. That he is not only passionate about classical music is demonstrated by the fact that he was the first musician ever to give a jazz concert at the Moscow conservatory. Just a few months before this guest appearance in Berlin, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, also with Valery Gergiev as conductor. The New York Times commented: “Denis Matsuev, the fast-rising young Russian pianist, wielding his athletic virtuosity and steely power, gave a chiselled, hard-driving yet transparent performance . The ovation was enormous.”

All three works in this recording represent a fascinating combination of Russian and Western music. In his Symphonic Diptych, Rodion Shchedrin condensed an opera which he had written for the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel in 2002, and Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was written for the composer’s American debut in November 1909. The final work of the concert is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in the orchestral version by Maurice Ravel. The elemental, even raw power of the original piano version is certainly lessened, but Ravel more than makes up for this through his use of colour and shading, which creates a multi-dimensional cosmos from the perhaps almost too unswerving persistence of the piano version.

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London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev – Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (2013/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev – Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (2013/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:54 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © LSO Live

This second, star-studded instalment of Gergiev’s Szymanowski cycle features Toby Spence as soloist in the Third Symphony, ‘Song of the Night’ and internationally renowned pianist, Denis Matsuev in the virtuosic ‘Symphonie concertante’, Symphony No 4. Szymanowski’s deeply personal choral work, ‘Stabat Mater’, completes the cycle and stars Sally Matthews and Ekaterina Gubanova, and introduces the young baritone, Kostas Smoriginas to LSO Live listeners.

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Sommernachtskonzert (Summer Night Concert) 2018 – Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev (2018) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0

Title: Sommernachtskonzert (Summer Night Concert) 2018
Year: 2018
Genre: Classical
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev

Production/Label:: Sony Classical
Duration: 01:15:24
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video Codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27891 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3649 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio # 2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

With this open air concert in Schonbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic have provided an outstanding experience for all visitors.
In the recent years the orchestra has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Most, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Zubin Mehta.
Among the previous guest solists: Renee Fleming, Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Katia and Marielle Labèque.
It is Sony Classical’s sixth release of the Summer Night Concert.

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Valery Gergiev & Wiener Philharmoniker – Sommernachtskonzert 2018 / Summer Night Concert 2018 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev & Wiener Philharmoniker – Sommernachtskonzert 2018 / Summer Night Concert 2018 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:50 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

With this open air concert in Schönbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic have provided an outstanding experience for all visitors. In the recent years the orchestra has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Zubin Mehta. Among the previous guest solists: Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Katia and Marielle Labèque. This year Valery Gergiev returns to conducts the Summer Night Concert and is joined by star Soprano Anna Netrebko in what promises to be one of the most popular concerts this year. The theme for this year is An Italian Night. The evening’s repertoire is an attractive combination of extremely popular works for orchestra including the William Tell Overture, the March from the opera Aida and the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, as well as famous Soprano arias like Vissi d’arte,vissi d‘amore from the Opera Tosca.

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Valery Gergiev – Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valery Gergiev – Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:26 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

The Munich Philharmonic has arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings lead by the many legendary conductors that have worked for and 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. Having started this past September 2017, in the Monastery of St. Florian fascinating a setting with unique historical significance in this context, the Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev present the most spectacular and ambitious cycle of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies. All performances take place in the Monastery of St. Florian in Linz, a venue inextricably linked to the composer and his final resting place. The cycle will continue in September 2018 and completed in September 2019. All symphony recordings will be made available on the orchestra’s very own label MPHIL by 2020/2021. Valery Gergiev on the experience of making these recordings: “The Munich Philharmonic are incredible, talented players. They combine this technical ability with a deep group experience in the music of Bruckner. I treasure and am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these musicians and want people around the world to hear the music we make together.” The Munich Philharmonic proudly commence their St. Florian Live Recordings Series with the release of his First Symphony, recorded this past September 2017. Although traditionally labelled his first contribution to the genre, Bruckner’s First Symphony was not his first attempt to explore the world of symphony. It was written in only four months, and while clearly influenced by such models as Schubert, Spohr and Weber, it can still be regarded as a independent creation. A number of the characteristic features of the quintessential Bruckner symphony are already fully formed in the First: the tendency to build to a climax throuch a series of wave-like episodes, resulting in what might almost be described as outbursts of violence on the part of the full orchestra; soaring melodic lines in the slow movement; and a Scherzo notable for its motoric rhythms and lyrical Trio. The second release in this series is Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony, also recorded this past September 2017. When looking at the original score, a single strip of blue paper features the handwriting of both Anton Bruckner and Richard Wagner. At the top, in Bruckner’s somewhat ungainly scrawl, are the words “Symphony in D minor, where the trumpet launches the main theme. A. Bruckner”, while benath it, in Wagner’s elegantly sweeping script, we read: “Yes! Yes! Cordial greetings! Richard Wagner!” This remarkable double autograph documents the successful conclusion of Bruckner’s attempfs to persuade Wagner to accept the dedication of one of his symphonies, which turned the Third into Bruckner’s “Wagner Symphony”. Valery Gergiev has paid the Austro-German repertoire particular attention throughout his career, which ignited a lasting fascination for Anton Bruckner. Over recent decades he has continued to explore the Austro-German repertoire, garnering adulation, especially for his interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Mahler and Bruckner – music that is at the very heart of the Munich Philharmonic’s repertoire. This third season with Maestro Gergiev as principal conductor has continued a stimulating artistic relationship with the orchestra. This success is repeatedly confirmed and reinforced by the audience, international and German press.

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