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Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy Preludes (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2241/42} [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy Preludes (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2241/42}
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Genre: Classical

Debussy is closer to the expressionism of Schoenberg than to the chiselled sonorities of a Chopin or the extravagant virtuosity of a Liszt, even if his refined art can still be seen in the line of tradition of 19th-century music. This is frequently forgotten in the interpretation as well as the assessment of his oeuvre. Debussy himself decried the concept of musical impressionism because he feared, rightly, that superficial refinement would degenerate into musical mist, concealing the subtleties of a new musical idiom and its structural logic. Thus, for example, instead of heading his 24 “Préludes” in two books with programmatic titles in his autograph score, he appended them at the bottom of the individual pieces.
Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight - Waldstein - Storm (2013)

Alexei Lubimov - Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight - Waldstein - Storm (2013)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 194 | Time: 01:06:47

There are projects on which the artistic director of a record label straightaway asks himself a few questions. For example, when it comes to recording Beethoven’s three ‘greatest hit’ sonatas, recorded a multitude of times by the leading pianists. However, a forte-pianist of the calibre of Alexei Lubimov already constitutes one good reason to implement the project, as does the choice of the facsimile of an Erard piano (1802, copy made by Christopher Clarke) of which the original was within Beethoven’s reach.
Alexei Lubimov - Messe Noire: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin (2005)

Alexei Lubimov - Messe Noire: Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin (2005)
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1679, 465 1372 | Time: 01:05:54

This CD's title, Messe Noire, and its dark cover art may mislead some into thinking this album is filled with evil, forbidden things; but the only selection that suggests the diabolical is Alexander Scriabin's macabre Sonata No. 9, "Black Mass," and it comes at the very end, after Igor Stravinsky's light, neo-Classical Serenade in A, Dmitry Shostakovich's sardonic Sonata No. 2, and Sergey Prokofiev's witty but brutal knuckle-buster, the Sonata No. 7, which all have their dark moments, certainly, but not the same sinister mood found in Scriabin. If pianist Aleksei Lubimov's aim in bringing these Russian masterworks together points to some other unifying idea – perhaps the significance of the piano in these composers' thinking – then some other title might have been more helpful. As it is, though, this album seems most unified in Lubimov's vigorous style of playing, brittle execution, and emphasis on the piano's percussive sonorities, evident in each performance. This spiky approach works best in Prokofiev's sonata, and fairly well in Shostakovich's and Stravinsky's pieces; but it seems too sterile in Scriabin's music, which needs more languor and sensuous writhing than clarity or crispness.
Alexei Lubimov - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ (2014)

Alexei Lubimov - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ (2014)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories/Outhere Music | # ZZT341 | Time: 01:04:21

Although it is played on a period instrument, no one is arguing that this recording of Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ is historically authentic. The work, exceptionally in Haydn's output, exists in multiple versions, for orchestra, string quartet, chorus, and keyboard (either fortepiano or harpsichord). But surely Haydn did not have the instrument heard here, the rare tangent piano, in his head. This was, speaking roughly, a piano-harpsichord hybrid that never really found its footing in the late 18th century. As long as listeners are down with the idea of a fairly speculative recording, the effect of the tangent piano in this particular work is electrifying. Lubimov gets the best of both worlds: the intimacy of the keyboard version and the dynamic contrasts and timbral shadings of the orchestral original. The keyboard transcription is not by Haydn himself but was made in his own time, and he approved it. Lubimov works from this, tweaking it and adding contrasts that break up the seven consecutive slow movements and give them an extraordinarily expressive quality.
Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy Preludes (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2241/42}

Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy Preludes (2012) [2CD's] {ECM 2241/42}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 544MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Debussy is closer to the expressionism of Schoenberg than to the chiselled sonorities of a Chopin or the extravagant virtuosity of a Liszt, even if his refined art can still be seen in the line of tradition of 19th-century music. This is frequently forgotten in the interpretation as well as the assessment of his oeuvre. Debussy himself decried the concept of musical impressionism because he feared, rightly, that superficial refinement would degenerate into musical mist, concealing the subtleties of a new musical idiom and its structural logic. Thus, for example, instead of heading his 24 “Préludes” in two books with programmatic titles in his autograph score, he appended them at the bottom of the individual pieces.

Alexei Lubimov play Chopin's ballades on 1837 piano (1993)  Music

Posted by juancito84 at March 2, 2010
Alexei Lubimov play Chopin's ballades on 1837 piano (1993)

Alexei Lubimov play Chopin's ballades on 1837 piano (1993)
Classical | MP3, 320kbps | Covers & booklet | 145 MB
Capriccio Stravagante - 17th Century Programmatic Music - Academy of Ancient Music, T.Grindenko, A.Lubimov

Capriccio Stravagante - 17th Century Programmatic Music - C.Farina, J.Schmelzer, H.Biber
Academy of Ancient Music, T.Grindenko, A.Lubimov

LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | NO LOG | 212.1/103.0Mb | 45:28 | Melodija 1987


The programme on this disc which is the ensemble Academy of Ancient Music's first has been presented in many cities of the USSR. The music is performed on Italian and French instruments of the 17th - 18th centuries, a harpsichord made by F.Ravdonikas (after the Flemish original of the 17th century). The pitch is 415 Hz. (about half a tone below the modern pitch).
French Harpsichordists of the XVII century - L.Couperin & J.-H.D'Anglebert by Alexei Lubimov

French Harpsichordists of the XVII century - L.Couperin & J.-H.D'Anglebert by Alexei Lubimov LP Conversion
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | NO LOG | 283.4/123.2Mb | 46:58 | Melodija 1986

Present recording of French harpsichordists piecies was made at the Moscow Conservatoire, performed on a "Zuckermann" one-manual harpsichord, a replica of an A. Ruckers original (1645)
J.S.Bach - Capricci, Toccata, Little Preludes - Alexei Lubimov

J.S.Bach - Capricci, Toccata, Little Preludes - Alexei Lubimov - LP Conversion
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | NO LOG | 298.4/121.6Mb | 45:57 | Melodija 1986


The "Facsimile" series contains recordings of musical works written in the 16th — early 19th centuries in their original sound. It concerns both the choice of instruments (old ones or their replicas), editing and performing devices of the epoch.

An example of this is the present recording of Bach by A.Lubimov , which was made at the M.I.Glinka Museum of Musical Culture (the USSR) performed on a "Tschudi" two-manual harpsichord (London, 1766). The Instrument was restored by V.Golosov in 1984.
W.A.Mozart - Fantasias K. 397, 475, 396, Sonata K.457 - Alexei Lubimov LP

W.A.Mozart - Fantasias K. 397, 475, 396, Sonata K.457 - Alexei Lubimov - LP Conversion
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | NO LOG | 221.2/119.7Mb | 48:48 | Melodija 1985