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Sharon Bezaly - Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)

Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)
Sharon Bezaly, flutes; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Diemecke, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1849 | Time: 01:19:10

Flutist Sharon Bezaly has dazzled listeners and critics all over the globe, even being called “God’s gift to the flute.” With almost 40 releases to her name, her wide-ranging discography includes both standard repertoire and selections written specifically for her. This release is owed to two fellow world-class flutists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Gunilla von Bahr. Rampal was the flutist who arranged Aram Khachaturian’s virtuosic violin concerto for the flute, at the suggestion of the composer. “Dances with the Winds,” Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 1974 composition, is dedicated to Gunilla von Bahr. Rautavaara’s “Dances with the Winds,” is an interesting addition, as the first and last movements are scored for bass flute, while the second movement is written for piccolo, and the third for alto flute. In a later revision, the composer replaced the bass flute with the alto. Bezaly includes both versions on this recording.
Aram Khachaturian - Spartacus, Suites No. 4; Masquerade Suite, Circus, Dance Suite (1995)

Aram Khachaturian / Хачатурян - Spartacus / Спартак - Suites No. 4; Masquerade Suite / Маскарад, Circus / Цирк, Tantseval'naya syuita (Dance Suite) / Танцевальные сюиты (Лезгинка и др.) (Andre Anichanov/Аниханов, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:11:43 | 318.7 MB
Classical | Naxos / 8.550802

The St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 by Nikolai Rabinovich, Karl Eliasberg and Edward Grikurov and until 1985 was known as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music. Renowned soloists and conductors, including Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Svyatoslav Richter, and many others, have performed with the orchestra. In 1985 the orchestra was enlarged, developing as the Leningrad State Orchestra under Ravil Martynov and undertaking concert tours of China, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France and Belgium. From 2004 until 2007 the orchestra was headed by Martynov’s pupil Vasily Petrenko. The orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor from 2007 to 2013 was Alexander Titov, who has recorded significant Russian compositions from the period of the Second World War.
Aram Khachaturian  - Spartacus, Suites Nos. 1- 3 (Andre Anichanov) (1995)

Aram Khachaturian / Хачатурян - Spartacus / Спартак - Suites Nos. 1- 3 (Andre Anichanov/Аниханов, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra) (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:09:22 | 318.7 MB
Classical | Naxos / 8.550801

The St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1967 by Nikolai Rabinovich, Karl Eliasberg and Edward Grikurov and until 1985 was known as the Orchestra of Ancient and Modern Music. Renowned soloists and conductors, including Yuri Temirkanov, Mariss Jansons, Svyatoslav Richter, and many others, have performed with the orchestra. In 1985 the orchestra was enlarged, developing as the Leningrad State Orchestra under Ravil Martynov and undertaking concert tours of China, Japan, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France and Belgium. From 2004 until 2007 the orchestra was headed by Martynov’s pupil Vasily Petrenko. The orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor from 2007 to 2013 was Alexander Titov, who has recorded significant Russian compositions from the period of the Second World War.
Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus; Gayaneh; Masquerade; Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian  Sketches (Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus; Gayaneh; Masquerade; Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches / Хачатурян - Сюиты из Спартака, Гаянэ; Маскарад; / М. Ипполитов-Иванов - Кавказские эскизы (Loris Tjeknavorian, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 01:15:57 | 353.5 MB
Classical | ASV / 773

This really could have been a collectors item! Music from the Caucasus, performed by an Armenian Orchestra, led by a renowned ethnic-Armenian conductor from Iran. Who better to present these folk-inspired works from this ancient crossroads? Loris Tjeknavorian may not be a household name, but he has built a very successful worldwide career over several decades in both the USSR/Russia and the West…. ByMatteoD
Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra,  Tjeknavorian)

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D flat; Sonatina; Toccata (Alberto Portugheis, London Symphony Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 00:49:42 | 179.7 MB
Classical | Asv Gold / 3037

Despite no doubt dedicated performances, this recording of Khachaturian's Piano Concerto, Sonatina, and Toccata are distinctly disappointing. Part of the responsibility for this is pianist Alberto Portugheis, who plays with plenty of panache but not enough power and nowhere near enough precision. Part of the responsibility is conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, who leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a tepid accompaniment to the Piano Concerto with especially grave ensemble and intonation problems in the slow movement. Part of the responsibility is AVS, which gives Portugheis, Tjeknavorian, and the LSO distant and dismal recorded sound. But most of the responsibility is the incontrovertible fact that William Kapell recorded the Khachaturian Piano Concerto at the height of his powers and, after that awesome achievement, any merely dedicated performance cannot help but sound distinctly disappointing.
Lev Oborin, Evgueni Mravinski, David Oistrakh, Rafael Kubelik - Aram Khatchaturian - Piano & Violin Concerto (2004)

Lev Oborin, Evgueni Mravinski, David Oistrakh, Rafael Kubelik - Aram Khatchaturian: Piano & Violin Concerto (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | 01:03:52 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: PR50017

These performances of Khachaturian's concertos for piano and violin are almost but not quite definitive. Both works are played by the performers for whom they were composed, Lev Oborin in the Piano Concerto and David Oistrakh in the Violin Concerto, and both receive performances of complete commitment, total dedication, utter authority, and unbelievable virtuosity.

Cucina & Cucine - Maggio 2016  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at June 6, 2016
Cucina & Cucine - Maggio 2016

Cucina & Cucine - Maggio 2016
Italian | 84 pages | True PDF | 18 MB

Aram Goudsouzian, "Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon" [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Sept. 8, 2015
Aram Goudsouzian, "Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon" [Repost]

Aram Goudsouzian, "Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon"
English | ISBN: 0807828432 | edition 2003 | PDF | 495 pages | 3.07 MB

In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol; his life and career illuminate America's racial history
The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi by Aram Roston

The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi by Aram Roston
English | Feb 24, 2009 | ISBN: 1568584156, 1568583532 | 384 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Arash Behzadi - Aram-E-Del [Serenity at Heart] (2010)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 12, 2015
Arash Behzadi - Aram-E-Del [Serenity at Heart] (2010)

Arash Behzadi - Aram-E-Del [Serenity at Heart] (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 52:22 min | 120 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Arash Behzadi

Aaraam-e-Del (“Serenity at Heart" in Persian), is a cover song solo piano collection of some of Iran’s renowned and eternal musical compositions which their rich and gratifying melodies bring back and rejuvenate the memorable moments of the past and touch the hearts of many Iranians.