Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin & Orchestre Du Concertgebouw D'Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphonie N°7, "Lied Der Nacht" (2002)

Kirill Kondrashin & Orchestre Du Concertgebouw D'Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphonie N°7, "Lied Der Nacht" (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 339.68 Mb | 72:22 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: Tahra (TAH 451)

Kondrashin was born in Moscow on March 6 1914. His mother was a violinist and his father a viola player. Although he started learning the piano at the age of six, music didn’t interest him a lot at first. At the age of fourteen, however, everything changed: he developed a deep interest in the orchestra and started taking private lessons with Nieolai Ziliaiev. In 1931, he joined the Moscow Academy of Music and began working with the great pedagogue Boris Khaikin. Between 1936 and 1943, he was director of the Maly theatre in Leningrad where he conducted a great number of operas. As a result, he received many invitations to guest-conduct, especially orchestras in Leningrad and Moscow.
Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.
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…

Kirill Kondrashin: His Life in Music (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

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.
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)  Music

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
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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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.