Sheherazade of Rimsky Korsakov

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2002) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:10 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 4,64 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,23 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Decca / Philips # 470618-2
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov - Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Philharmonic (2014)

Yuri Temirkanov conducts Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov - Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Philharmonic (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 23967 kbps; 29,970 fps | 02:29:28 | 31.3 GB
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical

The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Russian Easter Overture; cond. Leopold Stokowski (2005)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Russian Easter Overture; cond. Leopold Stokowski (2005)
Classical (Symphonic) | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 277 MB. & 156 MB.
500dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2005) | Label: BMG/RCA Red Seal | Catalog# 82876-65843-2| 58:38 min.

Sheherazade (Scheherazade; Russian: Шехерезада), Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888. Based on The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights, this orchestral work combines two features common to Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colourful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work. The music was used in a ballet by Michel Fokine. This use of the music was denounced by the Rimsky-Korsakov estate, led by the composer's widow, Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova.
Sergiu Celibidache - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade / Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra) (2000)

Sergiu Celibidache - Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade / Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra) (2000)
Unknown Rip, FLAC (image), cue, no log, no scans | RAR rec. 3% | 352 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: DG | Time: 1:13

His Tchaikovsky is often revelatory (none here, unfortunately), but all of that pales beside his quite extraordinary interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. No other version I have heard so clearly captures the rich sonority of this score, and makes the contrast between the fury of the elements and the beguiling sensuousness of the prince and his princess so achingly apparent.
Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky: Orchestral Works (1994)

Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky- Korsakov: Introduction And Wedding March From The Golden Cockerel, Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 215.79 Mb | 55:41 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM121)

Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a master orchestrator who became especially known for his colorful use of woodwinds and brass, perhaps as a result of his conducting the Russian Navy Band in his early days. He put this talent to excellent use in his "Capriccio Espagnol," which is based on Spanish folk tunes, according to the composer. There are five sections: Alborada, Variazioni, Alborada (repeated with changed orchestration in a different key), Scena e canto gitano (gypsy street song), leading into Fandango asturiano. There is a brief concluding reference to the Alborada in the coda. Rimsky-Korsakov was likely inspired to compose this orchestral piece by Tchaikovsky's similar "Capriccio Italien."
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19453 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 22,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3980 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 5,91 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR

Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after young conductors on the international scene today and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent in Summer 2011 when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival. This concert, available on DVD and Blu-ray features, amongst a programme of Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven and Dvořák, the Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Piano Concerto and Chopin’s Etude in F major.
Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Legend of the invisible City of Kitezh (Marc Albrecht) (2014) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 186 min | 4,19 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Korean

Opera lies at the heart of Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful idiom, but performances are few and far between; this realisation of his penultimate and grandest stage work is a very rare and special experience. Kitezh is known as ‘the Russian Parsifal’, which encapsulates its mystical flavour and steady unfolding of a legend of redemption. A largely Russian cast (headed by the stunning Svetlana Ignatovich) and production team works within a set that moves from opulent naturalistic scenery to some startling theatrical coups worthy of Rimsky’s underrated dramatic instincts.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Le Coq d'Or (Kent Nagano) (2012/2004) [BluRay-rip]

Rimsky-Korsakov - Le Coq d'Or (Kent Nagano) (2012/2004) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Russian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese

Rimsky-Korsakov epitomises the fantastic side of the Russian soul. Regarding opera as „essentially the most enchanting and intoxicating of lies,“ he drew on his country’s rich folk heritage to create a fairy-tale world in which the fanciful and commonplace were fused through extravagant orchestral virtuosity and fervently Romantic vocal writing. This Châtelet revival of Le Coq d’Or brings to the stage once again the great Kabuki actor Ennosuke III’s striking staging of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera first mounted in co-production with the San Francisco Opera in 1984. Born into one of Japan’s most important Kabuki families in 1939, Ennosuke III is a master of his art, who has worked to give this traditional theatre form appeal for modern audiences. As an actor, director and producer his aim has been to bring back the energy and excitement of Edo-period Kabuki. High-tech special effects, dynamic lighting, stunning costumes and minimalist sets have drawn new fans to his ‘Super Kabuki’ shows. He worked on this sumptuous production of Le Coq d’Or with an all-Japanese creative team and the result had an Oriental beauty and fascination entirely appropriate to this satirical fantasy opera. Completed in 1907, Le Coq d’Or, based on Pushkin’s 1834 poem, was Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Great Orchestral Works (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman) (1994)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Great Orchestral Works (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman) (1994)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Philips 442 605-2 | rel: 1994 | 680Mb

This two-CD set contains excellent recordings of Rimsky-Korsakov's best orchestral works (aside from Scheherazade, which they assume you already have) in demonstration-quality digital sound. The Cappricio Espagnole is probably the best recording I've ever heard of this work, with perfect tempos and a colorful orchestral pallette. The sound quality here is really outstanding.