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 (2010) (Mikhail Pletnev) {Ondine}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 9, 2017
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (2010) (Mikhail Pletnev) {Ondine}

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (2010) (Mikhail Pletnev)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 624 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 337 mb
Classical, Balet | Label: Ondine - ODE 1167-2D

This 2010 recording of Tchaikovsky's eternally popular Swan Lake ballet, with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra might be ideal for dancing, but it is less ideal purely as a listening experience.

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
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets– works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.

Jarvi, Bergen - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2013)  Music

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.
Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker ( Complete Ballet  ) -  Swan Lake ( Suite ) -  Abravanel - Utah Symphony  [CD 1996]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) - SwanLake ( Suite )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 111 Min. | 598 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : SVC-52/53 /
Ballet Suite / L P Released in 1961-67

Don't be put off that this Nutcracker is played by the Utah Symphony. It is first class in every way in the glorious sound that Vanguard lavished on the orchestra.Maurice Abravanel was one of the most significant theater conducters of the 20th century. You can feel immediately that he grasps the balletic nature as well as the symphonic majesty of Tchaikovsky's score. The interpretation is brisk, light, nimble, well balanced and masterfully cohesive. Right from the beginning of the overture you will understand what I mean! The playing of the Utah Symphony is transparent, clean, and full of color. You can tell they enjoy playing it! I bought this recording years ago on Vanguard Everyman LPs. The CD transfer is excellent. Grab the it while you can still get it!
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -
Kristjan Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Music (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kristjan Järvi - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:03 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake is one of the most popular of all ballets. Fashioned from Russian folk tales, the ballet tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by the curse of evil sorcerer, Odile, the Black Swan. This album presents Tchaikovsky’s immortal ballet music in a new version by conductor Kristjan Järvi. The chronological order of the pieces has been newly arranged to achieve a dramatic arc of tension.
Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)

Moshe Atzmon, Claudio Abbado - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3 & 5 / The Sleeping Beauty / Swan Lake / Marche Slave (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:29:58 | 345 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A collection of all of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballet suites from the rich archives of Deutsche Grammophon. All the performances have been justifiably critically appraised. This volume includes the CD premiere of one of Tchaikovsky’s least-known symphonies – the third. Moshe Atzmon’s airborne reading, stunningly recorded in 1973 in Vienna makes a long-overdue appearance. Rowicki’s accounts of the two popular ballet suites – Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty – are expansive and symphonic in their outlook.