Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor

Borodin - Prince Igor (Valery Gergiev, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova) (2003/1998)

Borodin - Prince Igor (Valery Gergiev, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova) (2003/1998)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.75 Gb+7.01 Gb (2xDVD9) | 194 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs the Kirov Opera and Ballet in this magnificent 1998 production of Borodin’s "Prince Igor", presented in a new Mariinsky Theatre performing edition and featuring Mikhail Fokine’s original choreography in the famous Polovtsian Dances. Its four acts tell of the struggle between the Russians and Polovtsian nomads, of Prince Igor’s capture and escape from his noble opponent, Khan Konchak, and of love between Igor’s son, Vladimir, and Konchak’s daughter, Konchakovna.
Borodin - Prince Igor (Abdrazakov / Noseda) 2014 [HDTV 1080i]

Borodin - Prince Igor (Abdrazakov / Noseda) 2014 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 10 mbps, 25 fps | Russian, AC3 448 kbps, 5.1 ch | Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Rus, Spa, Por, Swe | 03:56:26 | 17.2 GB
Classical, Opera | Metropolitan Opera HD Live | HDTV->MKV

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated PolovtsianDances.
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Russian | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean | Run time: 192 mins | 4.46 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 2614kbps | AC3, 48000Hz, 6ch, 640kbps

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 21997 kbps; 29,970 fps | 03:12:07 | 43.24 GB
Audio1: Russian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3132 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Russian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.

Borodin: Prince Igor (3 CDs) Emil Tchakarov (1987)  

Posted by drbarbaro at Feb. 19, 2011
Borodin: Prince Igor (3 CDs) Emil Tchakarov (1987)

Бороди́н (Borodin): Князь Игорь (Prince Igor)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans (no libretto) | 210’33’’ (3 CD) | 906 MB
Opera | Label: Sony | Recorded: 1987 | Released: 1990
С. Евстатьева, А. Милчева, К. Калудов, Б. Мартинович, Н. Гюзелев, Н. Гяуров; Эмил Чакыров
(Stefka Evstatieva, Alexandrina Milcheva, Kaludi Kaludov, Boris Martinovich, Nicola Ghiuselev, Nicolai Ghiaurov; Emil Tchakarov)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973) Seiji Ozawa

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (1973) Reissue 1993
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI/Encore | # CDE 7 67784 2 | Time: 00:56:36

According to classical music specialists, a good performance of Scheherazade requires a top notch orchestra, great conducting, and outstanding individual performance, as well as timing since there is a definite storyline to follow. Flaws on any orchestral department, will be "merciless exposed" along the score. The Chicago Symphony, to many, the most european sounding of all american orchestras, meets all these requirements, as does Ozawa, who knows this score well. It was my first recording of the work and I always go back to it, since has a perfectly well chosen tempo, the solo violin is sweet and umpretentious, and the sound although not as dramatic as others, offers a very "symphonic" account, which always satisfies. The coupling of Borodin is more than adequate and great music too.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus - Stravinsky: The Firebird / Borodin: Music from Prince Igor (1972) [Reissue 2000]

Robert Shaw, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus -
Stravinsky: The Firebird / Borodin: Music from Prince Igor (1972)

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:57 minutes | Scans included | 812 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 776 MB

Stravinsky: The Firebird / Borodin: Music from Prince Igor is the first digitally recorded classical album. It was released as LP by Telarc in 1978, and performed by Robert Shaw & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra. In 2000 it was reissued on SACD uses 50kHz Master transfer to DSD.
Loris Tjeknavorian, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Alexander Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)

Alexander Borodin - Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 82876-62321-2 | Time: 01:18:58

Borodin’s First Symphony isn’t especially interesting, but his Second is a masterpiece, tightly constructed, brilliantly orchestrated, and tunefully delightful. It’s really the only work of its period to rank with the symphonies of Tchaikovsky (along with, possibly, Balakirev’s First), and Tjeknavorian’s performance of it, indeed of all three works, is outstanding. He doesn’t fuss with or manipulate tempos or textures, preferring instead to keep the music moving energetically and allowing the musicians of the National Philharmonic to inject as much color and vitality as possible. The scherzo flashes by like lightning, the slow movement is aptly seductive, and the finale dazzles. As I suggested, the other two works are less obviously successful, but the performances are no less adept. Produced by Charles Gerhardt, we can expect fine sonics, and that’s just what RCA delivers. In this music, you won’t find better.
Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III
Kinsky Trio Prague / Prazak Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 250 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Praga Digitals # PRD/DSD 250 288 | Country/Year: Czech Rep. 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…This disc offers music that is appealing if not top-drawer, and I recommend it, especially to those wishing to complete their collection of Borodin’s chamber music or explore his early efforts as a composer.
Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III
Kinsky Trio Prague / Prazak Quartet
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,19 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 933 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Praga Digitals # PRD/DSD 250 288 | Country/Year: Czech Rep. 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…This disc offers music that is appealing if not top-drawer, and I recommend it, especially to those wishing to complete their collection of Borodin’s chamber music or explore his early efforts as a composer.