Kitajenko

Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015

Sergey Prokofiev: The Symphonies (2008) 5CD Box Set, Reissue 2015
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Dmitrij Kitajenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C7190 | Time: 04:43:11

Following the successful publication on Cappriccio of all Shostakovich’s symphonies on CD, Dmitrij Kitajenko once again collaborates with the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln to perform the complete recording of all of Sergey Prokofiev’s seven symphonies. Together they embark on a very challenging project, both in terms of time and level of technical difficulty, a project that demanded huge efforts and potential from the orchestra conductor alike. Prokofiev’s symphonies could not be more varied. They were written at different times throughout the composer’s life and each one individually reflects the pressure of political dictatorship and forced submission to merciless censorship that was prevalent throughout the Soviet-era. On the other hand, the huge energy, the hopes and desires, emotional and social messages conveyed between the lines could not be vanquished even by dictators and censors.
Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 11 & 12 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 14 & 15
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,79 & 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 841 & 976 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-039/40 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Symp 15: Very good performance. A lot of character in I, darkness in II. III is devilish. IV is very powerful, with chilling final percussion chatterings. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is very good, but the sound isn't as good; Fedoseev's SA-CD has character, but Kitajenko has better sound and performance." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 10 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 13
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,55 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-038 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Moving, intelligent, and sometimes powerful singing by the bass soloist throughout. Good chorus. Chimes are chillingly reproduced, as are some of the other percussion effects (for instance the woodblock in "In the Store"). Excellent tuba playing in "Fears"." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 9 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 12
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,32 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 703 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-037 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Full and rich start. Slight transient noise from left front in first movement, about 3 minutes in. Horns at start of IV lack a little nobility, but otherwise performance is excellent throughout; timpani in IV, starting about 6'20", are thunderous." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 8 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 11
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,07 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-036 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Beautiful, full rich string sound, and great sound overall. I is fantastic. II is slightly slower than I prefer (about 4'30"), but Kitajenko does very well with it, sustaining tension throughout. III is terrific; you can hear and feel the soft percussion toward the end. IV again has a slightly slower basic tempo than usual, but tension is sustained throughout, and the playing responsive." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 7 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 10
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 985 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-035 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Beautiful, full rich string sound, and great sound overall. I is fantastic. II is slightly slower than I prefer (about 4'30"), but Kitajenko does very well with it, sustaining tension throughout. III is terrific; you can hear and feel the soft percussion toward the end. IV again has a slightly slower basic tempo than usual, but tension is sustained throughout, and the playing responsive." ~SA-CD.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 6 (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 8
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,08 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-013 | Country/Year: Germany 2004 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Icy cold I. II and III are powerful. Rostropovich's recording also has great sound, and perhaps a little more character. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is a very good performance but no competition sonically." ~SA-CD.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 4 & 5 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 6, 7 & 9
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,92 & 3,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 & 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-033/34 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Amazing dark, deep, rich string sound. Virtuosic wind playing throughout. Opening Largo slower than usual but intense all the way through. Soft gong strokes toward the end of i are superbly recorded. In all, the best I've heard, easily better than Fedoseev. (Symphony 6)" ~SA-CD.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 3 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 4
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,80 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,12 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-032 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Rapidly shifting moods in I are captured well, and with great power when needed. II is great; the central fugue has never been this clear before, and the percussion at the end is appropriately chilling. III is powerful, and eerie at the end, better than Gergiev's." ~SA-CD.net