Alexander Nevsky

Aleksandr Nevskiy / Alexander Nevsky / Александр Невский (1938)

Aleksandr Nevskiy / Alexander Nevsky / Александр Невский (1938) [Criterion Collection, Spine #87]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 48mn | 7.04 Gb
Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch; English(Commentary): Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama | Director: Sergei Eisenstein

The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.
London SO & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich, Soloists - Sergey Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs

Sergey Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible; Alexander Nevsky (1992) 2CDs
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Tamara Sinyavskaya, Sergei Leiferkus, Dolora Zajick
New London Children’s Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Mstislav Rostropovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 552 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Oratorio | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 48387 | Time: 02:14:45

The famous Russian director Sergei Eisenstein held Prokofiev the film composer in the highest regard, and to couple their two celebrated collaborations, Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky, in a two-disc set is therefore entirely appropriate. Ivan the Terrible, however, is a problematic score. Assembled by Abram Stassevich after the composer’s death, the oratorio lacks the large-scale balances and tensions of Prokofiev’s own Nevsky cantata, relying on narration to hold the structure together. This substantial English version by Michael Lankester, intended to ‘compensate for the lack of visual image’, is well projected by Christopher Plummer. Rostropovich directs a vivid performance of Alexander Nevsky, and only the rich tone of Russian voices is lacking. The LSO plays brilliantly, while the recording does full justice to one of Prokofiev’s finest scores.
Sergei Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Sergei Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky
Marina Domaschenko / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Frank Strobel
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 257 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # 71 014 | Country/Year: Europe 2004
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen | Style: Soundtrack, Contemporary Classical

…Overall, I find this a must-have and a stunning interpretation regardless of whether it's an SACD or not. Lovers of this piece should not hesitate to get this. The SACD has 27 tracks and is about 55 min long. The interpretation is exciting, flexible, and lithe, and that's all anyone could ask for in a Prokofiev piece as great as this. That I'm inspired to watch the movie again is a testament to the performance and the movie because, to me, it's so hard to separate the two.
Sergei Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Sergei Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky
Marina Domaschenko / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Frank Strobel
SACD ISO: 3,15 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 944 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # 71 014 | Country/Year: Europe 2004
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen | Style: Soundtrack, Contemporary Classical

…Overall, I find this a must-have and a stunning interpretation regardless of whether it's an SACD or not. Lovers of this piece should not hesitate to get this. The SACD has 27 tracks and is about 55 min long. The interpretation is exciting, flexible, and lithe, and that's all anyone could ask for in a Prokofiev piece as great as this. That I'm inspired to watch the movie again is a testament to the performance and the movie because, to me, it's so hard to separate the two.
Prokofiev · Alexander Nevsky · Lieutenant Kijé · LSO · Claudio Abbado

Prokofiev · Alexander Nevsky · Lieutenant Kijé · LSO · Claudio Abbado
APE+CUE 240 MB | Booklet | Easy CD-DA Extractor 12 | No LOG| MP3 HQ 104 MB | 1986

Nevsky GN (2012)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Sept. 8, 2012
Nevsky GN (2012)

Nevsky GN (2012)
English | CBR | 127 pages | 104.32 MB

A true legendary Russian hero, a groundbreaking Russian filmmaker! Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia''s darkest periods - the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers, but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds, defeated the invaders in an epic battle on the frozen lake Peipus - a spectacular achievement that is still celebrated in Russia to this day. In 1938, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, much acclaimed for his masterful historical interpretations, as seen in "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "Ivan the Terrible" (1944), brought the story of Alexander Nevsky to life on the silver screen in an innovative and brilliant way, by developing new film techniques that remain in use almost 100 years later by some of the greatest directors of our time. Now, following in the steps of Eisenstein, IDW is proud to present one of the most compelling historical graphic novels ever produced - one that is as relevant today as it was at any time in history!
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy - Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (2001)

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy - Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC (image), log, cue, no scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 273 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 55:20

Gergiev's is a Rite of Spring with a difference. He stresses the primitive barbarism of Stravinsky's groundbreaking score–the strange wheezings of the winds, the wild yawps of the tubas, and the deep rumblings of the bass drum. It's a Rite that stands out at a time when so many internationalized western orchestras give the piece an overlay of sophisticated polish that can rob it of the shock factor that drove the audience at the Paris premiere to riot. There are also numerous personal touches that can be controversial, such as the pause before the final chord, which may bother some but which work in the context of the interpretation. Gergiev's Rite faces strong competition from recorded versions by Markevitch, Dorati, Monteux, and Stravinsky himself, but it's definitely among the top choices. The Scriabin's less compelling, though still fascinating. Gergiev's approach tends to sound sectional, as the overall line is subordinated to momentary thrills. –Dan Davis
Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Eighth Edition (2015) (6CD Box Set)

Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Eighth Edition (2015) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | front cover, d.booklet | 1966 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Medieval, Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modern, Post-Modern | Label: Sony Music Entertainment / 88875020902

Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the 1950s to the 2000s. He reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western classical music with his first book, Opera as Drama (1956), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), including his studies on Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more. He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department. He wrote Listen together with his wife, Vivian Kerman.

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 18, 2018
VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Prokofiev: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 571 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 143:43 min

A Russian composer whose modernity seems to be inherent in him rather than something artificial or over-intellectualized. His natural feeling for melody and rhythm – by turns humorous (Peter and the Wolf), lyrical (Concerto for Piano & Orchestra no. 3), elegiac (Visions fugitives), aggressive (Scythian Suite), or all of the above (Lieutenant Kije Suite) – is wedded to a desire for direct communication with the listener and a quality of continually interesting invention.
Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)

Санкт-Петербург и пригороды / Saint-Petersburg and its environs (2005)
DVDRip | Mkv | 2hr 59mn | AVC, ~1,9 Mbps | 696x576 | 3.04 Gb
English \ French \ German \ Russian: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 128 kbps
Subtitles: English, French, German, Russian
Genre: Documentary, Excursion

From this film you can get the fullest information about Saint-Petersburg and its environs. You will see Saint-Petersburg from a bird`s eye view, sail along its rivers and channels, enjoy the raising of bridges in the time of white nights. The film presents an exclusive scene of the Peterhof fountains festival with splendid night fireworks.