classical music: russian
Carreras · Domingo · Pavarotti: The Three Tenors in Concert / Mehta
Better than the best.....
I sit here at my computer and try to think of superlatives adequate to accurately describe this album....and there just aren't any. It is worthy to be the best selling classical album of all time....but it's more than that. It's just a must have, a collection to soothe the savage breast. For those times when I have lost hope, when I am past care.....I will sit with closed eyes and listen to this. ...
Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikowsky (Metropolitan Opera Live in HD) [Blu-ray]
The "Exercise in reverse"...!
Amazingly, what we have here is an `exercise in reverse'... Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, we have quite a successful group of singers born bread and trained there, aspiring to take the world's centre operatic stage; those include in no particular order: Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo-soprano/alto), Elina Garanca (Mezzo-soprano), Dimitri Hvosostovsky (Baritone), Anna Netrebko (Soprano), ...
25 Classical Favorites
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Vox (Classical), 1996
I play this every night to put my son to sleep. I hear music is supposed to be good brain development for math and being a math teacher I figured I try it. Playing this music seems to relax my son and puts him to sleep. It even puts my husband to sleep...
25 Thunderous Classics
Richard  Strauss
Vox (Classical), 2000
Excellent Compilation and Good Value
While 25 Thunderous Classics gives only a brief overview of various pieces of music one could consider 'thunderous,' it is an excellent value and introduction to the style of music. Many of the songs are instantly recognizable, and this is good for someone who may only dabble or be new to classical music. Really, I think the only downside is that it only plays the 'thunderous' part of the song ...
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, A Night on Bald Mountain, and Other Russian Showpieces [Hybrid SACD]
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Russian orchestral show-stoppers
What a golden era this record dates from and yet it wares its age well! Reiner's interpretations are quite inspirational and the Chicago Orchestra plays exceptionally well - as ever - for the maestro. What performances! The recorded sound is fantastic - especially the SACD layer. There really is little to fault here and this can be considered highly recommendable. Performance: 5/5 There ...
Best of the Red Army Choir
Red Army Choir
Silva America, 2002
Fireworks from USSR
During more than a century we Europeans have turned our backs to a culture east of "The Iron Curtain". I think that by this, we disregard a tradition of the outmost quality in the word. As a Norwegian myself, I am very proud of the culture of my own country. May be that is why it is so easy for me to be enriched so much, by learning from cultures from other countries. For thousands of years ...
Orchestral Suites (Hybr)
Russian Nat'l Orch
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin / Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky, Gergiev, Carsen [Metropolitan Opera 2007]
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin / Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky, Gergiev, Carsen [Metropolitan Opera 2007] It is very nice to watch a DVD with beautiful scenery; but it is also true that you can get distracted, that is why even the scenography was very simple, I was more focused on the artist's performance, there singing, and acting, and also the drama, for those reasons I enjoyed so much, the ...
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Capriccio Espagnol; Russian Easter Overture
EMI Classics, 1995
One of my pet peeves is that reissues don't clearly state the original recording dates, especially in online descriptions. It turns out the the Scheherzade suite is from a 1998 recording of the London Philharmonic under Andrew Litton, and the Overture and Capriccio are from 1958 and 1959 respectively. I'm always a little concerned about older reissues, but the sound quality on both late '50s ...
Sheherazade / Russian Easter Overture/Capriccio Espanol
Rimsky-Korsakov's Three Greatest Works On One CD.
To have Rimsky-Korsakov's three greatest compositions on one cd is rare. Add in the fact that this is a bargain cd costing about $7.00 and it makes the cd more attractive. And then you listen to these knockout performances by Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orcestra and like me, you will hopefully realize this cd and the music it contains are hard to beat. SHEHEREZADE (Opus 35) is the ...
Sacred Treasures 5: From a Russian Cathedral
Hearts Of Space, 2007
Return of Sacred Treasures
The original Sacred Treasures CD is justly acclaimed for bringing beautiful, sublime Eastern Orthodox music to American listeners. Unfortunately, the subsequent discs in the series did not live up to the original's standard. Sacred Treasures 2 was an ill-conceived recording of Allegri's "Miserere Mei" with instrumental accompaniment. Sacred Treasures 3 went back to the Eastern Orthodox music; it ...
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Hybr)
Russian National Orchestra
A Warhorse Renewed.
Julia Fischer's performance of the Tchaikovsky Concerto is technically assured. More importantly, her technique is placed in service to the music. This is the most musical performance of the concerto that I know. The youthful Fischer (23 at the time of the recording) is beautifully supported by Maestro Kreizberg and sensitive playing by the Russian National Orchestra. The wind playing in ...
The Children of Theatre Street - The Story of the Kirov Ballet School
Kultur Video, 2004
Children of Theater Street
Bought this for my mom- a devoted Ballet Fan- after her precious VHS copy was lost (and so that she could enjoy this timelass classic on DVD!). She should really be the one writing this review because the film takes her breath away- it's originality, its truth and, of course, the fabulous Grace Kelly as 'herself'. A unique insight into Kirov draws everyone- young and old, and dancers AND ...
Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov
The best Boris Godunov Opera ever filmed!?
Reviewing my comments and those written by others about this extaordinary opera, I do not think I can better what has been written in THE GRAMOPHONE magazine, "This is masterly on almost every count, musical and visual, and would now be the outright choice for this work in all media...Front stage, as it were, are some of the best of the current generation of Russian singers...Gergiev is ...
Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterworks from Russia
Hearts of Space, 1998
This collection of Russian choral music is angelic - the most soothing and relaxing music I have heard in my lifetime. My wife and I have drifted peacefully into our sleep regularly over the past ten years listening to this marvelous collection.
Soviet Army Chorus & Band
Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky
EMI Classics, 1990
I first discovered this album as a LP in the late 1960s. Granted, the recording techniques then are not as sophisticated as they are now, but the quality of the voices on this CD is excellent, and the music will send chills down your spine. There are subsequent albums of the "Red Army" (whom I've seen in person) -- while good, the original "Soviet" is still the best. If you love great ...
Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (1962 Original Broadway Cast)
Decca Broadway, 2001
Great musical with great classic songs
This Bricusse-Newley musical is still fresh today. Some of the songs are classic. They include "What Kind of Fool am I" and "Once in a Lifetime". Newley's voice and vocal range was at its height when this album was recorded. If you like the music in this show then you will also like the music from "Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd".
Great Sound! Great Performance! Great Music!
As far as sound quality of classical cds go, you really have to pay attention to the fine print and here it's DDD. That makes all the difference as this recording is one of the best-sounding classical recordings I have ever heard and is currently the best classical cd, sound quality-wise, that I own. I'm sure the fact that this recording was made in the early 90s must have also helped but as ...
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture/ Marche Slave
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Deutsche Grammophon, 1991
An 1812 Alone Worth the Price, But Other Goodies, Too!
So many others have commented on this CD that I will merely add a comment or two on points not mentioned by others. The Gothenburg Symphony plays this music in a remarkably lovely (and often exciting!) way, thanks largely to the efforts of its conductor of over 20 years, Neeme Järvi, who during his tenure added greatly to its stature. (Now emeritus, Mr. Järvi was succeeded by the youthful and ...
Best of the Millennium: Top 40 Classical Hits
Johann Sebastian Bach
Utv Records, 2000
This set is really a must have for anyone who enjoys good music. We are on our 3rd copy- we scratched the first and lost the second in a move.
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Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
La Traicion En La Amistad, 2nd Edition (Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics) ...
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