Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 5, 2015
Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music by Gregor Tassie
English | Dec 29, 2009 | ISBN: 0810869748 | 384 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Kirill Kondrashin is regarded as one of the most brilliant Russian conductors of the 20th century and a great interpreter of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler. In Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music, Gregor Tassie presents a full biography of the artist, from his humble background and early conducting experience at age 17, through his 20 years in Leningrad and at the Bolshoi Theatre; from his breaking with the Bolshoi and the expanded symphonic career that followed, through his defection in 1978, and his unexpected death of a heart attack in 1981.
Kirill Kondrashin, Rudolf Barshai - Weinberg: Symphonies Nos 5 & 10 (2014)

Kirill Kondrashin, Rudolf Barshai - Weinberg: Symphonies Nos 5 & 10 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 349 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 195 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodia, MELCD 10 02281 | 2014 | 01:15:31

Weinberg’s works remained in the shadow of his great contemporary Dmitri Shostakovich for a long time. In the meantime, Shostakovich himself highly appreciated the composing talent of his younger colleague. However, Weinberg’s vivid composing individuality, which combined elements of Jewish, Polish and Russian national cultures, allows us to speak about him as one of the most significant phenomena of domestic music of the second half of the 20th century…
N.Myaskovsky - Symphony No.6 (USSR State Symphony Orchestra - K.Kondrashin) - 1994

N.Myaskovsky - Symphony No.6 (USSR State Symphony Orchestra - K.Kondrashin)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 266 MB
Label: Russian Disc | Catalog Number: RD CD 15 008 | TT: 65'18''

After the successful premiere of Myaskovsky's Sixth Symphony, performed on May 4th, 1924 by Nikolai Golovanov & the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, critics and the audience had essentially two types of reactions toward this ultimately moving score. On the one hand, many deemed the work as the end of the musical era developed & cherished by among Russia's foremost composers: Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Rubinstein, the Russian Five (Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, & Cui) and, Tchaikovsky. And that tradition was carried on by the likes of Glazunov, Tanayev, Lyadov, Arensky. However, by the time Myaskovsky composed the Sixth, many of the composers either passed-on, emigrated, or stopped writing prolifically, especially in symphonic genres.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.6 (SWR-Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2011

Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.6 (SWR-Sinfonieorchester, Baden-Baden - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2011
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 354 MB
Label: Hanssler | Catalog Number: CD 94.217 | TT: 68'22''

I'm a bit taken aback that Haenssler should label excellent stereo from 1981 as a historical recording. Kondrashin died that year at the age of 67 - the day after his birthday, as it happens. His Mahler recordings took place with his own Moscow Phil., but the present orchestra of Southwest Radio in Baden-Baden and Freiburg was under Michael Gielen, an experienced and exciting Mahler conductor in his own right, so the chemistry must have been good - better, I suspect, than with any Soviet orchestra at the time. Mahler wasn't a regular part of the orchestral tradition there.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.1 (NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Kirill Kondrashin) - 2004
Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr.1 (NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Kirill Kondrashin)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 263 MB
Label: EMI | Catalog Number: NDR 10062 | TT: 48'18''

The last recording of Kirill Kondrashin. It was made in the very day of his death. He was invited to replace Klauss Tennstedt, who had refused to conduct in Amsterdam. After only a half-hour rehersal Kondrashin managed to pass his own specific view of the score to the orchestra and the concert had a great success.

Kirill Kondrashin – Kondrashin in Amsterdam (2003)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Feb. 28, 2014
Kirill Kondrashin – Kondrashin in Amsterdam (2003)

Kirill Kondrashin – Kondrashin in Amsterdam (2003)
Classical/Romantic | FLAC lossless/2cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 2h18m43s | 669mb
Label: TAHRA | cat. no. THA 501-502

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music  

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 29, 2012
Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music

Gregor Tassie, "Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music"
English | ISBN: 0810869748 | 2009 | PDF | 384 pages | 3 MB
Liszt: Piano Concertos; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10, 19 & 20 / Sviatoslav Richter, LSO & Kirill Kondrashin (2001)

Liszt: Piano Concertos; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10, 19 & 20 / Sviatoslav Richter, LSO & Kirill Kondrashin (2001)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 352 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 70:09

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Liszt: The Two Piano Concertos; The Piano Sonata / Sviatoslav Richter; LSO & Kiril Kondrashin (1995)

Liszt: The Two Piano Concertos; The Piano Sonata / Sviatoslav Richter; LSO & Kiril Kondrashin (1995)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 325 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 1:08

Even if you hate Liszt, hate concertos, hate pianos, hate Russians, hate music in general, you should own and treasure (or punish yourself regularly) with this recording. –David Hurwitz
The Kondrashin Recordings - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (1993)

The Kondrashin Recordings - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6; Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (1993)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 276 MB | hotfile, fileserve
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 57:45

Nielsen's Fifth is a superb performance, not only by the glittering and oscillating sound of this prodigious ensample, but the febrile approach given by Kondrashin. This performance was dated in 1981 and we may really realize with admirable clarity the color, phrasing and display of virtuosistic elegance of this majestic Orchestra, in these live recordings.