Ballet Kirov

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Ballet, Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Ballet, Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27960 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 129 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4226 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 129 min | 6,93 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA

The classic Mariinsky (Kirov) production of the greatest of all ballets. Filmed in the imperial splendor of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Starring Ulyana Lopatkina, Danila Korsuntsev and the breathtaking Mariinsky corps de ballet. Conducted by the great Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.

Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Oct. 10, 2017
Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia

Christina Ezrahi, "Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia"
English | ISBN: 0822962144, 1852731583 | 2013 | 337 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Vladimir Galusin - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko [2006/1994]

Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko (Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Galusin) [2006/1994]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 174 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

“Gergiev conducts a sweeping performance, with a typically superb cast of the Kirov's revival years, full of rising stars - Diadkova, Ognovenko, Bezzubenkov and the superb character tenor Gassiev. Charming also is the staging, reproduced from airy, painterly 1920s sets. Museum opera, maybe; but then museums are there to preserve treasures. And this is an absolute gem.”(Music Magazine)

Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 7, 2015
Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet

Alla Osipenko: Beauty and Resistance in Soviet Ballet by Joel Lobenthal
2015 | ISBN: 0190253703 | English | 280 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Opera Chorus & Ballet, Anna Netrebko - Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery [2005/1998]

Prokofiev - Betrothal in a Monastery (Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko) [2005/1998]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.50 Gb (DVD9) | 157 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

Valery Gergiev directs this Kirov Opera production of Prokofiev’s lyrical comedy. Set in 18th century Seville, Prokofiev’s adaptation of a play by the English playwright Sheridan is an opera buffo par excellence, featuring lovers in disguise, a stern father thwarted, a rich suitor discomfited, venal monks, unreliable servants – and, inevitably, young love triumphant. The cast is led by Anna Netrebko as the beautiful heroine, supported by Larissa Diadkova as her scheming duenna.
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila (Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko) [2003/1995]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.46 Gb+7.76 Gb (2xDVD9) | 210 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera with the lavish staging and fantastic costumes surely a feat to the eye. You cannot find much fault on the musical side of things either as many have expressed their opinion that this remains the finest version of the opera by a mile. The charismatic and almost demonic Gergiev conducts with his systematic, unabated passion for music which is most certainly in his blood and his players definitely do him proud. The cast is also top notch on all counts with Netrebko and Gorchakova particularly impressive.
Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird - James Kudelka, National Ballet of Canada, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2015)

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird - James Kudelka, National Ballet of Canada, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (2015)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 24937 kbps; 29,970 fps | 00:52:51 | 13.84 GB
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical - Ballet | Subtitles: None

The Firebird is an exciting one-hour dance special based on the mystical Russian folk tale of enchantment and love, and is set to Stravinsky’s fantastical ballet score. This adaption of James Kudelka’s masterpiece for the stage, combines classical ballet with magical visual effects.

Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Jan. 5, 2015
Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT

Elena Tchernichova and Joel Lobenthal, "Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet, from the Kirov to the ABT"
English | ISBN: 1555537928 | 2013 | 328 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The Children of Theatre Street - The Story of the Kirov Ballet School (1977)

The Children of Theatre Street - The Story of the Kirov Ballet School (1977)
DVD5 | English | 720x480 | MPEG2 ~4236 kbps | AC3 ~384 kbps | 4.17 GB
Documentary, Ballet Dance

This Oscar-nominated documentary, narrated by the legendary Princess Grace of Monaco, tells the story of Russia's famous ballet academy, the Kirov School, that produced some of the greatest dancers in the history of ballet, such as Nijinsky, Pavlova, Nureyev.
Shostakovich: Symphonies 4 to 9 - Kirov Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre  St. Petersburg; Valery Gergiev

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 4 in C minor, op.43; No.5 in D minor op. 47; No. 6 in B minor, op. 54;
No.7 in C major, Op.60 'Leningrad'; No. 8 in C minor, op. 65; No. 9 in E flat major op. 70 –
Kirov Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg (with Rotterdam Philharmonic on Op. 60); Valery Gergiev

Classical | 5 CDs | EAC Rip | 1,27 GB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Philips | Recorded: 2001 | Published: 2003

This is one of Gergiev's finer performances on disc. His rhythmically taut, propulsive conducting makes for a powerful rendition of Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony-one that is strongly argued and purposefully projects the work's grand, dramatic sweep. (on Symphony No. 7)
Gergiev gives the Fifth an admirably direct, clean performance full of excitement and intensity. (on Symphony No. 5)
Gergiev's Shostakovich Fourth has a textural clarity that reveals many rarely-heard details, such as the strings' shimmering Ravelian downward scale in the first movement's final bars. (on Symphony No. 4) – classisctoday.com