Borodin Igor

Borodin - Prince Igor - Jerzy Semkow (2017) {2CD Set Warner Classics 0190295900618 rec 1966}

Borodin - Prince Igor - Jerzy Semkow (2017) {2CD Set Warner Classics 0190295900618 rec 1966}
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© 1966, 2017 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295900618
Classical / Opera

Borodin’s splendid epic of Old Russia was recorded in Paris in 1966 with the forces of Sofia National Opera, conducted by Polish-born Jerzy Semkow, a protégé of the legendary Russian maestro Yevgeny Mravinsky. The great Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff, a master of vocal characterisation, takes two roles: Prince Igor’s wicked brother-in-law Prince Galitsky and the surprisingly benign Khan Konchak, who famously commands his people, the Polovtsy, to dance for his noble Russian prisoner of war.
Gianandrea Noseda,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Gianandrea Noseda, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 192 min | 43.2 Gb
Audio1: Russian LPCM 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 192 min | 10,4 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

For the first time in nearly 100 years, Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the MET.
The result is attractive and gripping because the production knows what it wants to see (personal psychodrama than Kismet-style pseudo-orientalism)…Both Ildar Abdrazakov…and Oksana Dyka inhabit these roles with vocal agility and, in their acting, a refreshing lack of the old-fashioned hamminess that used to pass for charisma in 19th-century Russian opera. (Gramophone)
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina - Borodin: Prince Igor (2003/1998)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Nikolai Putilin, Galina Gorchakova, Olga Borodina - Borodin: Prince Igor (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.
Escher String Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12; Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1; Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 (2018)

Escher String Quartet - Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12; Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1; Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 396 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 12 | Time: 81:11 min

Full-blooded quartet playing in the grand, classic manner: extrovert and eloquent is how the performances of the Escher String Quartet were described in a review of their recording of Mendelssohns first and fourth quartets in BBC Music Magazine. After completing the three-disc cycle of Mendelssohn quartets and earning further accolades, including a nomination to the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards the quartet now returns with a programme which leaves plenty of opportunity for their special brand of playing.
Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)

Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) (56 CDs Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 56 CDs, 47h 09 min | 10,9 Gb | Scans -> 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Igor Stravinsky The Complete Columbia Album Collection is an unprecedented reissue of the complete recordings of his works that Igor Stravinsky made for CBS/American Columbia, bringing together for the very first time on CD all of the mono "Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky" recordings issued in the 1940s and 1950s alongside the more familiar stereo remakes from the 1960s, as well as all the authorized performances that Stravinsky's assistant Robert Craft conducted for the label in the composer's presence, after age and infirmity had restricted his own ability to do so.
Igor Stravinsky - Works of Igor Stravinsky (2007) (22 CD Box Set)

Igor Stravinsky - Works of Igor Stravinsky (2007) (22 CD Box Set)
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MP3 320 kbps | 22 CDs, 01:16:16 min | 3,36 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Works of Igor Stravinsky is a massive set: 22 CDs of performances of Rite of Spring, Petrouschka, L'Histoire du soldat, Symphony in E-Flat, The Rake's Progress and more under the direction of the composer, with additional performances by his disciple Robert Craft under Stravinsky's supervision, and a disc (the Sympony in E-Flat disc, actually) that includes recordings of rehearsals and Stravinsky discussing his own music.
Eduard van Beinum - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (2017)

Eduard van Beinum - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:07 | 124 MB
Label: Decca

For the first century of its history, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam had only four principal conductors, and it was the second and fourth, Willem Mengelberg and Bernard Haitink, who enjoyed a truly international reputation. Previous issues on Eloquence from Haydn to Debussy have shed light on the recordings made with the Concertgebouw by the third of its directors, Eduard van Beinum. With him the orchestra made many recordings for Decca which are being restored to the catalogue and uncovering the particular interpretative gifts identified by Classical Source: ‘With Van Beinum there is no artifice, just wholesome regard for the music. His is an intelligent approach to the music he plays through scrupulous attention to detail.’
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.
Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Borodin: Symphony No.2 (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Borodin: Symphony No.2 (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24038 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 90 min | 21,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4000 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 90 min | 4,89 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

A true celebration, ushering in the New Year with one of the finest orchestras and greatest conductors in the world. The 2007 Gala from Berlin features the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle in Alexander Borodin's Second Symphony, a richly lyrical work of immense poetic grandeur and fairy-tale magic, in a programme that also includes one of the greatest classical hits ever: Modest Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
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)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 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.