Anton Batagov

Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 13, 2017
Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)

Anton Batagov - Music For The 35 Buddhas (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 232.60 Mb | 01:02:14 | Cover
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Tummo (tcd 0102)

In Tibetan Buddhism there is a ritual of rotating prayer wheels. A prayer wheel is a cylinder with mantras inscribed on it. Rotating a prayer wheel has a very powerful positive effect: it helps purify karma, not only of the person who is rotating it but also of all the living beings the person thinks about while doing so. One revolution is considered to be equivalent to reciting all of the mantras carried by the wheel, which can actually be quite a large number as the inner space of the wheel is filled with mantras written on rolls of the thinnest paper. The purpose of this "mechanization" is not simply to render the ritual more efficient: the circular motion of certain magic formulas acts to shape streams of energy in an optimal way thus purifying the space and everybody within it.
Anton Batagov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1993) 2CDs

Anton Batagov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge (1993) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 346 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SoLid Records | # SLR 0001/2 | Time: 02:28:01

The Russian composer, pianist and electronic musician, Anton Batagov, graduated from the Gnessin School and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He was prize-winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1986) and other competitions. Anton Batagov introduced the music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. His discographical debut was a recording of Olivier Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l'Enfant Jesus for Melodiya. From 1989 to 1996 he was one of the leaders and organizers of the Alternativa, the annual international new music festival in Moscow. Heralded as “one of the most significant and unusual figures of Russian contemporary music” (Newsweek, Russian edition, 1997) and "a Russian Terry Riley" (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2008), Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian composers and performers of our time. The well-known American musicologist Richard Kostelanetz characterized Batagov's 1993 piano recording of J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue (BWV 1080) as "the most stunning interpretation of Bach since Glenn Gould".

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2016
Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0110 | Time: 01:06:47

Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.
Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 15-20) - Anton Batagov (1990)

Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 15-20) - Anton Batagov (1990)
Melodiya | USSR | SUCD 10-00043 | 1990 | 1 CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | 6 Tracks | TT 66:04 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 204.67 MB + 3% Recovery | FSonic/FServe
Classical / Instrumental / Piano

О. Messiaen's "Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus" (24 Looks at the Child Jesus) which became a land-mark in the composer's career was written in 1945.
The composing technique of "Looks" is a fine alloy of devices borrowed from different — both in historical & aesthetical sense — artistic systems: ancient Indian rhythms & ancient Greek poetical metrics, Gregorian chants & oriental modes, medieval symbolism of colour and numbers; we also find in this work artistic embodiment of modern micro — & macrophysics & ornithology.
Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 7-14) - Anton Batagov (1990)

Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 7-14) - Anton Batagov (1990)
Melodiya | USSR | SUCD 10-00042 | 1990 | 1 CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | TT 45:56 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 154.16 MB + 3% Recovery | FSonic/FServe
Classical / Instrumental / Piano

О. Messiaen's "Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus" (24 Looks at the Child Jesus) which became a land-mark in the composer's career was written in 1945.
The composing technique of "Looks' is a fine alloy of devices borrowed from different — both in historical & aesthetical sense — artistic systems: ancient Indian rhythms & ancient Greek poetical metrics, Gregorian chants & oriental modes, medieval symbolism of colour & numbers; we also find in this work artistic embodiment of modern micro — & macrophysics & ornithology.
Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 1-6) - Anton Batagov (1990)

Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus (Nos. 1-6) - Anton Batagov (1990)
Melodiya | USSR | SUCD 10-00041 | 1990 | 1 CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | 6 Tracks | TT 48:10 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 145.16 MB + 3% Recovery | FSonic/FServe
Classical / Instrumental / Piano

Olivier Messiaen (b. 1908) — one of the major contemporary composers — is by rights regarded to be a 20th-century classic. Among Messiaen's pupils are K. Stockhausen, P. Boulez, I. Xenakis whose names are associated with the extreme musical avant-garde of the second half of our century. Yet works by Messiaen himself belong to the traditional musical art. This is explained 1st of all by the composer's ethical outlook which is deeply rooted in the traditions of Christian-Catholic culture.
Anton Batagov - Where We Are Not. Letters of Mother Seraphima (2017)

Anton Batagov - Where We Are Not. Letters of Mother Seraphima (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 267.73 Mb | 01:19:36 | Cover + booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: Fancymusic (FANCY096)

This composition can in a sense be regarded as a continuation of Selected Letters of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a piano cycle written after visiting Rachmaninoff’s grave. The starting point for the new piano cycle was as strong an impression, also in the US and also Russia-related: visiting the Novo-Diveevo Convent and Cemetery. It is a Russian Orthodox convent, and about seven thousand people are buried in the cemetery – mainly those who left Russia after the 1917 revolution, and their families.

Anton Batagov - Post Production (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 7, 2014
Anton Batagov - Post Production (2014)

Anton Batagov - Post Production (2014)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:49 | 164 MB
Label: Fancymusic | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2014

Renowned composer and pianist Anton Batagov unveil new album Post Production. Familiar to many music written Batagova for television and cinema, now appear in the form of piano pieces - "soundtrack for your imagination," says the performer himself. "I turned soundtracks piano pieces. From movies and programs were only in name. And now it does not matter, you watched them or not. Suppose that this music will be the soundtrack of your imagination. For all that you see right now. Or want to see."
Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD [Re-Up]

Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 690-2 | Time: 01:45:06

Continuing his impressive series of Anton Bruckner's symphonies on CPO, Mario Venzago leads the Bern Symphony Orchestra in period style performances of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889 version) and the Symphony No. 6 in A major (1881 version), using scores edited by Leopold Nowak. Venzago strives for historically informed performances that give varying perspectives on Bruckner's development, employing different orchestras with each release to reveal important differences in the composer's orchestral conceptions and to show that there wasn't one prescription of how the symphonies should sound. Instead, Venzago rejects the massive and heavy-handed interpretations of the early 20th century and tries to re-create the 19th century sound world in all its variety and intimacy. The glistening, vibrato-less string tone, pungent woodwinds, and crisp brass and timpani are easily distinguished from the more homogenized tone colors of a modern symphony orchestra, and Venzago ensures that these distinctive timbres aren't obscured by keeping the orchestral sections lean and discrete.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 442 556-2 | Time: 02:09:01

There are many apocryphal stories in the classical-music world, but the one in which Frederick the Great challenged Bach to improvise a six-part fugue on a theme of the king's own invention is true, and The Musical Offering was, after a period of further reflection, the result. As with all the works of Bach's later years, the work is both great art and a "teaching piece," which shows everything that he thought could be done with the king's theme. The Trio Sonata based on the theme is the only major piece of chamber music from Bach's last decades in Leipzig, and that makes the work and essential cornerstone of any Bach collection. This performance, led by Neville Marriner, is both polished and lively, and very well recorded. At a "twofer" price, coupled with The Art of Fugue, it's the preferred version of the work on modern instruments.