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Mikhail Pletnev - Robert Schumann: Etudes symphoniques, Fantasie, Bunte Blätter, Arabeske (2004)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Robert Schumann: Etudes symphoniques, Fantasie, Bunte Blätter, Arabeske (2004)

Mikhail Pletnev - Robert Schumann: Etudes symphoniques, Fantasie, Bunte Blätter, Arabeske (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 72:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 474 813-2 | Recorded: 2003

Schumann's contributions to the literature of the piano etude, a genre just beginning to blossom in the middle nineteenth century at the hands of Chopin and Liszt, came in three isolated, extremely productive bursts, after which he abandoned the genre forever. (It is perhaps no coincidence that Schumann was also forced to abandon hopes for a performing career after permanently crippling the fourth finger of his right hand during the early 1830s.) Schumann's earliest such effort, the Studies on Caprices of Paganini Op. 3 (1832), is at best little more than a preliminary essay toward the later, altogether more successful Concert Etudes on Caprices of Paganini, Op. 10 (1833).

Mikhail Pletnev - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas & Rondos (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas & Rondos (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonatas & Rondos (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 78:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 614-2 | Recorded: 1998

Of the sons of J.S. Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel was by far the most interesting composer, as the Sonatas and Rondos played here by Mikhail Pletnev amply demonstrate. Consider Pletnev's exhilarating CD of Scarlatti sonatas: the fact that he played them anachronistically on the piano was in no way allowed to interfere with their intrinsic spirit. Here, he repeats the trick. Employing plenty of pedal and the full dynamic force of a modern concert grand, he somehow creates a quintessentially 18th-century atmosphere. And they're amazing pieces–it's a fair bet that this outstanding disc will help usher them into the mainstream repertoire, where they belong. Bach wrote them for an audience of "connoisseurs and amateurs," but that audience must have been a very superior one. To label this style "pre-classical" is to woefully shortchange it.

Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra - Shchedrin: Carmen Suite; Naughty Limericks; The Chimes (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra - Shchedrin: Carmen Suite; Naughty Limericks; The Chimes (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra - Shchedrin: Carmen Suite; Naughty Limericks; The Chimes (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 61:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 136-2 | Recorded: 1998

Shchedrin's Carmen Ballet, a hit in the 1960s, still amuses, delights, entertains, and, for some, enrages. It's full of Bizet's great melodies, but instead of a fancy-dress version of great hits from Carmen, Shchedrin's reorchestration features extravagant percussion effects and fascinating original variations. So it's a truly original work in the long line of parody pieces central to 20th century music, including the reworking of Baroque music by Stravinsky, Respighi, and others. Pletnev and his fine orchestra play the daylights out of it, and the engineers make the most of its "hi-fi spectacular" potential. The Concertos for Orchestra are welcome fillers. The first, subtitled "Naughty Limericks," sounds like music to accompany a riotous cartoon. The second, "Chimes," is made of sterner stuff, with some dazzling trumpet and percussion passages in its middle section and an extended finale for bells and a dark-textured orchestra. This is one of those discs you can't go wrong with.

Mikhail Pletnev, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève & Gábor Takács-Nagy - Live at Victoria-Hall Geneva, 2 March 2021 (2022)

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Mikhail Pletnev, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève & Gábor Takács-Nagy - Live at Victoria-Hall Geneva, 2 March 2021 (2022)

Mikhail Pletnev, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève & Gábor Takács-Nagy - Live at Victoria-Hall Geneva, 2 March 2021 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:26:25
Classical | Label: Claves Records

It should have been just another memorable con­cert in the hectic life of the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. However, the global Covid-19 pandemic decided otherwise and turned this summit meeting with conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and pianist Mikhaïl Pletnev into a historical moment. Chronicle of an extraordinary adventure…in every respect.

Ivan Pochekin, Russian National Orchestra & Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2022)

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Ivan Pochekin, Russian National Orchestra & Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2022)

Ivan Pochekin, Russian National Orchestra & Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:26
Classical | Label: Profil

This recording features the works of Russian composers who were outstanding personalities in the musical life of their country during their lifetime: The Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, by Tchaikovsky and the Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 82, by Glazunov.

Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

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Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

Sergey Taneyev - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet Op.30; Piano Trio Op.22 (2005)
Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb | Time: 01:22:37
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5419

Apparently a staple in Russia, the music of Taneyev exists on the fringes of the repertoire in the West, something that should be rectified–and will be if this superb CD made by a starry cast of performers gets the attention it deserves. He’s a Romantic composer, but hardly of the heart-on-sleeve variety, since he was a master of counterpoint and firmly encased his Romantic impulses in a well-fitted classical jacket. Sometimes he makes you think of a more modern, pungent Brahms with a Russian accent.

Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)

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Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)

Mikhail Pletnev - Rachmaninov: The Bells, Taneyev: John of Damascus (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:20 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 471029

Rachmaninov allegedly considered The Bells to be his best work, and it is not difficult to hear why. Written in 1913, it has a freshness of invention that is irresistible. Perhaps the text (an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe poem) struck a chord with this composer's sensibilities: different bells symbolize different facets of existence. The piece deserves more frequent airing, and it is to be hoped that Mikhail Pletnev and his Russian forces help raise awareness of it. The soloists are superb (Mescheriakova is particularly impressive), but the real star is the Moscow State Chamber Choir. This is a worthy companion to Pletnev's accounts of Rachmaninov orchestral works.

Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

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Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

Valery Gergiev, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 131 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos

The Verbier Festival is one of classical musics greatest events. In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the worlds greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the worlds most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved.

Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)

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Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)

Gergiev, Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, RIAS Chamber Chorus - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [Blu-Ray] (2019)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30015 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 31,2 Gb
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Naxos

The Verbier Festival is one of classical musics greatest events. In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the worlds greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the worlds most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved.