Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake (flac)

Mathew Bourne Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - Olivier Award winning Production (1996)

Mathew Bourne Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake - Olivier Award winning Production (1996)
AVI | 1.36 GB | Video: XVID 25 fps, 576 x 352, 1253 kbps | Audio: AC3, 438 kbps

Swan Lake became an unexpected popular hit when radical choreographer Matthew Bourne took Tchaikovsky's traditional ballet by the scruff of the neck and reworked it with a myriad of modern influences and themes to astonishing effect. Seldom have the dark psychological riptides at the heart of so many classical ballets been so brilliantly exposed. The Prince (Scott Ambler) is a wretched and dissolute young man dominated by his mother, the Joan Collins-like Queen (Fiona Ambler). Shades of Tennessee Williams, indeed. Von Rothbart becomes a press secretary, more sinister eminence grise than hissable villain. Most startling of all, the Swan (Adam Cooper) is a muscular, emphatically masculine male.

Bourne has stressed the universality of his interpretation, which proved such a success for his Adventures in Motion Pictures dance company. And indeed this is never an overtly "gay" Swan Lake, although the electricity of the pas de deux at the height of Act 2 delivers a palpably homoerotic charge. Its universal threads–as Bourne suggests, the need to be held and understood is common to us all–are synthesized in the utterly moving conclusion as the Swan cradles the lifeless Prince and raises him to a better place. Swan Lake becomes a human, rather than simply romantic, tragedy.

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Rozhdestvensky  Music

Posted by daksya at Sept. 5, 2009
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Rozhdestvensky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Op. 20 (complete) - Gennady Rozhdestvensky w/ USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra, Mikhail Chernyakhovsky, Victor Simon, Olga Erdeli, Suren Gevorkian
2 CDs, 148:19 | A D D | Melodiya | EAC, APE image, CUE, No Logs | Scans | RS | 753 MB
Classical - Romantic period | Orchestral Music - Ballet | Composed 1877 (original) | Recording 1969

A reference recording of the ballet

Classics Today:
Rozhdestvensky's A-plus, totally complete performance
Tchaikovsky - Swan lake (Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding) (2015)

Tchaikovsky - Swan lake (Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding) (2015)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.85 Gb (DVD9) | 133 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch

This magnificent Royal Ballet production of Swan Lake is an unforgettable experience. Anthony Dowell’s interpretation of Petipa and Ivanov’s 1895 St Petersburg version set a standard and style that made it a ‘yardstick for others’ (New York Times). Wonderful choreography for the entire company includes the coveted double role of the gentle and vulnerable swan queen Odette and her predatory alter ego, the black swan Odile. It is a challenge relished by principal ballerinas, and is danced here in a spellbinding performance by Natalia Osipova, partnered by Matthew Golding as a powerful and empathetic Prince Siegfried. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score shines, given the full force of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin, and Yolanda Sonnabend’s detailed, Fabergé-inspired designs evoke the atmosphere of Imperial Russia in the era of the ballet's creation.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Polina Semionova, Stanislav Jermakov) (2010) [Blu-ray]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Polina Semionova, Stanislav Jermakov) (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18988 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 25,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2516 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,04 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir

This 'Swan Lake' is a 'Swan Lake' for our times, capable of transporting the audience to another world. The magic in the story suddenly takes hold of the viewer. Ballet is not simply a way of telling the story. Rather than gestures asking to be deciphered, the choreographer created large-scale, visionary movements closer to an artistic language of symbols and plays on the whole spectrum of human emotions. It always maintains a relationship of creative tension with its surroundings, especially the music, the poetry of the set, the use of light and colour, the texture of the costumes. A key element of this artistic responsibility is to tell the story precisely but openly, without pinning it down, especially the ending an ending which is in a many-faceted sense a 'deliverance'. Does this mean that the lovers are saved? Is the spell's power broken? Are there other kinds of salvation and deliverance? Perhaps even by death and transfiguration? Ballerina Polina Semionova performs the mythic parts of Odette and Odile (white swan and black swan) with her great partner Stanislav Jermakov. The Zurich Opera House Orchestra is conducted by Russian musical director Vladimir Fedoseyev acclaimed in this repertoire.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Plisetskaya, Bogatirev; Grigorovich) 1976 [SAT]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Plisetskaya, Bogatirev; Grigorovich) 1976 [SAT]
AVC, 720x576 (4:3), 5 mbps, 25 fps | MP2 192 kbps, 2 ch | 02:01:33 | 2.4 GB
Classical, Ballet | SAT TV->MKV

This 1976 performance stars the legendary Maya Plisetskaya, with Alexander Bogatirev as Basil. With the Bolshoi Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Algis Zhuraitis. Production Design by Simon Virsaladze. This is the only available video record of Plisetskaya in a complete performance of the ballet, live from the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, after Petipa and Ivanov. Taped Live at the Kremlin Palace, to commemorate the 100th anniversay of Swan Lake at the Bolshoi.

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at July 29, 2015
Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 598 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 364 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5124

This is the second instalment in our series devoted to Tchaikovsky’s three great ballets. The first recording, of The Sleeping Beauty, was praised upon its release, described by a reviewer in American Record Guide as ‘one of the finest I’ve heard’. Here Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present the complete version of Swan Lake, with the pre-eminent James Ehnes lending his magic to the violin solos. This was Tchaikovsky’s first full-length ballet, but its premiere in 1877, staged at Moscow’s Bolshoy Theatre, was by no means a resounding success. According to most accounts, the choreography was inept, the shabby sets and costumes were borrowed from other productions, and the orchestral playing was poor. Most ballet companies today base their productions on the 1895 revival by the distinguished choreographer Marius Petipa. Although this revival has been seen as more ‘danceable’, one may argue that the overall cuts and reordering ultimately destroyed Tchaikovsky’s ground plan of drama and tonality. Here we present Tchaikovsky’s original Bolshoy score of twenty-nine numbers across four acts, along with two supplementary numbers which Tchaikovsky provided not long after the premiere.
Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)

Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov - conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD229 | Time: 01:14:36

Signum’s fourth disc with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra continues their series of the great core Russian repertoire. Featuring the Orchestral suite of one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets Swan Lake, complemented with Rachmaniov’s final composition Symphonic Dances.

Black Swan (2010)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at June 4, 2015
Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan (2010)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:48:01 | 7.7 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps, AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps, Spanish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English HoH, Spanish
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mistery, Drama

Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. The production requires a ballerina to play the innocent and fragile White Swan, for which the committed dancer Nina (Portman) is a perfect fit, as well as the dark and sensual Black Swan, which are qualities better embodied by the new arrival Lily (Kunis). Nina is overwhelmed by a feeling of immense pressure when she finds herself competing for the part, causing her to lose her tenuous grip on reality and descend into a living nightmare.
Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: 'The Nutcracker', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake Suite' (1994)

Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites: 'The Nutcracker', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake Suite' (1994)
French National Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin, recorded April 1980

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Innovative Music | # ORCD 11039 | Time: 01:05:13

Tchaikovsky - almost alone - saw the possibilities of specially-composed music for the classical ballet, which was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Russia. His secret was to work closely with his choreographer and link music and dance routines at the outset: this proved vital to the stage action and the final success of the whole production. Swan Lake was the first, and Nutcracker the last of Tchaikovsky’s three ballet scores. Following the success of Sleeping Beauty came the request for another ballet, which eventually formed a double-bill with his opera Yolanta. Tchaikovsky agreed, unusually, that some of the Nutcracker music could be played at an orchestral concert before the ballet opened in St Petersburg. At the concert, an enthusiastic audience encored almost every number.
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, Agnes Letestu, Jose Martinez) (2006) [BluRay-rip]

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Rudolf Nureyev, Agnès Letestu, José Martinez) (2006) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 141 min | 12,9GB
Audio: PSM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits

Agnès Letestu, a feminine and warm Odette, and José Martinez, a convincing, pale, vulnerable prince Siegfried, are the stars of this deeply passionate, 'dream’ version of Swan Lake. Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical ballet, far from being a clichéd stereotype, is an exposé of astonishingly powerful and recognisable human emotions. Under the inspired and clear-cut musical direction of Vello Pähn, this production is one of the jewels of the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. It brilliantly displays the meticulous precision, technical prowess and pure, unmannered style of the company’s unrivalled female corps de ballet.