Concertgebouw Chung Prokofiev

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 (2016)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 43:07 min | 200 MB
Label: RCO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

In this recording of Sergei Prokofiev's masterful Fifth Symphony, Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra find themselves on familiar ground. Already in 1948 (four years after the world premiere) Eduard van Beinum introduced it to the orchestra. A long line of famous conductors followed, including André Previn, George Szell, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Valery Gergiev. The fact that this music is part of Mariss Jansons' musical DNA, may explain the feeling of authenticity in this recording.
Andrew Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet Suites (2007)

Andrew Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet Suites (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 607 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

Combined, Prokofiev’s three suites from Romeo include about half of the score. Still, most conductors who want to give us a full CD (or even a full LP) of Romeo pick their own extracts from the complete ballet instead of stringing together the suites. That’s probably at least partly because they don’t share Prokofiev’s preferences when it comes to favorite moments—but it’s also because, as written, the suites are organized for musical rather than narrative coherence, and thus provide little sense of the play’s dramatic trajectory. One way around the second of these issues, of course, is to reorder the suites: that’s, for instance, what Mitropoulos does with selections from the more popular First and Second. Here Andrew Litton pushes that idea to its limit, giving us all 20 movements of the three suites “in the order the music appears in the ballet score.”
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet - Highlights (1994)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet - Highlights (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 870-2 | Time: 01:03:22

Rather than play any single complete suite (of the three) that Prokofiev extracted from the complete ballet, Myung-Whun Chung makes his own selection of numbers, roughly following the plot line and including music representative of all the major characters. Although some other collections offer more music, this hour of Romeo and Juliet makes a satisfying presentation on its own. What makes the performance special is the spectacular playing of the Dutch orchestra. Frankly, it's never been done better. From the whiplash virtuosity of the violins to the bite of the trombones and the firm thud of the bass drum, this is the sound the composer must have dreamed of.
Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh/Bartok/Chopin (1999) [Japan 2011] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Martha Argerich - Live From Concertgebouw 78-79: Bасh /
Bartók/Chopin/Ginastera/Prokofiev/Scarlatti (1999) [Japan 2011]

SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:33 minutes | Basic Covers | 2,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers | 1,36 GB
Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Takashi Harada, Royal Concertgebouw, Riccardo Chailly - Olivier Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (1993)

Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla-Symphonie (1993)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Takashi Harada, ondes martenot
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 436 626-2 | Time: 01:16:36

Along with Wit's Naxos recording, this is one of the best versions of Messiaen's phantasmagoric Turangalîla-Symphonie available, and it's very different: swifter, more obviously virtuosic in concept, perhaps a touch less warm in consequence, and engineered with greater “in your face” immediacy. The playing of the Concertgebouw, always a wonderful Messiaen orchestra, is stunning throughout. Chailly revels in the music's weirdness. The Ondes Martinot, for example, is particularly well captured. It's interesting how earlier performances tended to minimize its presence, perhaps for fear that is would sound silly, which of course it does, redeemed by the composer's utter seriousness and obliviousness to anything that smacks of humor. In any case, it's not all noise and bluster. The Garden of Love's Sleep is gorgeous, hypnotic, but happily still flowing, while the three Turangalîla rhythmic studies have remarkable clarity. Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the solo piano part magnificently, really as well as anyone else ever has.
Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4 (2016)

Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:31 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 124442

This awaited release is the first disc in a series of Olli Mustonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu performing the Piano Concertos by Sergei Prokofiev. Without a doubt some of the most substantial twentieth century masterworks, Prokofievs piano concertos prove the composers brilliant piano skills. The composer premiered his First Piano Concerto in 1914. The Third Piano Concerto is the most popular of Prokofievs concertos. The piece took several years to complete, and premiered in Chicago in 1921. Prokofievs Fourth Piano Concerto (for the left hand) is the most rarely heard of the three concertos featured on this recording.

Martha Argerich: Live Concertgebouw 1978 & 1979 (2011) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 10, 2016
Martha Argerich: Live Concertgebouw 1978 & 1979 (2011) [SACD-R][OF]

Martha Argerich: Live Concertgebouw 1978 & 1979 (2011) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 2.90 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Warner Music (Japan) | Release Year: 2011 Remaster

Throughout her lengthy artistic career, pianist Martha Argerich has experienced many heights and depths: moments of "crisis" in which she hasn't always seemed prepared to offer the full extent of her artistic insights, but also many, many times when she has managed simultaneously to come into her own and to completely lose herself in music-making. Fortunately it's the latter snapshot of Argerich's career that this CD captures, drawing from two live recitals Argerich gave at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in 1978 and 1979.
Benjamin Schmid,  Lisa Smirnova - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Weill (2015)

Benjamin Schmid, Lisa Smirnova - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Weill (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 225 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 134 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1253

Third release on Ondine by the Austrian star violinist Benjamin Schmid contains fresh arrangements of well-known piano pieces by Shostakovich and Prokofiev for violin and piano. Also included is a suite transcribed from Kurt Weill's iconic ‘The Threepenny Opera'. All the three original works by the composers were written during the 1910s and 1920s.

Kyung-Wha Chung - The Complete Warner Recordings: 11 CD Box Set (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Sept. 9, 2015
Kyung-Wha Chung - The Complete Warner Recordings: 11 CD Box Set (2015)

Kyung-Wha Chung - The Complete Warner Recordings: 11 CD Box Set (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,56 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2015

This eleven CD box set from Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung combines her complete Warner Recordings produced in the period 1978/2000. Just to be clear: these are her recordings on EMI and not those released on Decca. Kyung-Wha Chung is an outstanding artist deserving of her elevated ranking in the pantheon of violinists and this set is a confident reminder of why she is so highly placed.