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Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 0, WoO 4 (2022)

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Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 0, WoO 4 (2022)

Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 & 0, WoO 4 (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 62:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.574153 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

These works share the common key of E flat major but represent two very different stages in the composer’s life. The Piano Concerto No. 0, WoO 4, written when Beethoven was 13 years old, is one of his earliest works. With the orchestral score lost, this extant version for piano solo written in Beethoven’s hand includes the tutti sections reduced for piano. The radiant ‘Emperor’ Concerto shows the 38-year-old Beethoven at the peak of his creative powers, and remains a glorious example of his spirit triumphing over life’s adversities.

Libor Pešek, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (1993)

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Libor Pešek, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (1993)

Libor Pešek, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 71:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 61977 2 | Recorded: 1989

Libor Pešek offers a fulsome selection of Romeo and Juliet excerpts–more than 71 minutes’ worth. Rather than the usual suites, Pešek’s selections follow the order of their appearance in the full ballet, thereby creating a cogent narrative (as opposed to Prokofiev’s own suites that, while not necessarily following the story line, are nonetheless dramatically effective). Pešek proves a fine ballet conductor, ever alert to the music’s rhythm, energy, and color. He beautifully shapes Folk Dance, Friar Lawrence, and Juliet’s Funeral, taking care to highlight rhythms and accents while pointing up the music’s drama. The balcony scene flows smoothly yet surges with unabashed feeling at the climaxes.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)

Josef Suk: Ripening, Op.34; Praga, Op.26 (1993)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 0777 7 59318 2 2 | Time: 01:06:52

Joseph Suk's Ripening is one of the most amazing of all post-Romantic orchestral works. It is immensely complex in its structure: a celestial introduction is followed by a cogent progress of scherzos and slow movements, of funeral marches and fugues, all concluded by a serene coda. Yet the work is immediately comprehensible as a musical drama, made clear through the coherence of the thematic and harmonic material. Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform like modern-day deities. They fall short of the heights of Talich and the Czech Philharmonic, but Talich gave the work its premiere. Nonetheless, Pesek gives Ripening his very considerable all: his concentration holds the gigantic structure together as a single arch. Plus, his players articulate every instrumental detail, right down to the beatific wordless women's choir at the work's close. Highly recommended.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Domingo Hindoyan - Debussy, Dukas, Roussel (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:12
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics

Domingo Hindoyan’s exciting programme of French repertoire includes early and late orchestral masterpieces by Debussy, Roussel’s sumptuous and brilliantly scored 2nd ballet suite from Bacchus et Ariadne, and the rarely heard and spectacular La Péri, subtitled Poèm Dansé by the highly self-critical but brilliant Dukas. ‘Of all the recent conductor signings at UK orchestras, this is the one that intrigues me the most’ The Spectator on Domingo Hindoyan’s appointment as Chief conductor of the RLPO.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2010)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2010)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 (2010)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572461 | Time: 00:52:08

This performance goes right to the top. Not since the amazing mono Ancerl recording has there been a version of this work of such intensity, such expressive urgency, and (yes, believe it or not) such incredible orchestral playing. It’s impossible to praise the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic enough: they put their London colleagues to shame. The cellos and basses have a dark, tactile presence in pianissimo not heard since the old Kondrashin Melodiya recording. The horns play the daylights out of their solos in the first and third movements, while Petrenko has the violins sustaining, articulating, and phrasing the climax of the first movement with a passion and grit that’s beyond praise. Indeed, as an essay in Shostakovich conducting alone this performance deserves an honored place in every collection. Petrenko has the players digging into the second movement with unbridled ferocity at an ideally swift tempo.

Royal Liverpool PO, Kathryn Stott, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Kathryn Stott, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)

Michael Nyman - The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Kathryn Stott (piano)
Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra; Michael Nyman (piano & conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Argo/Decca | # 443 382-2 | Time: 00:59:03

The Piano Concerto/MGV is the 23rd album by Michael Nyman, released in 1994. It contains two compositions, The Piano Concerto and MGV. The first is performed by Kathryn Stott and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Nyman, and the second is performed by the Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra with Michael Nyman at the piano.
The Piano Concerto is based entirely on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion’s film The Piano. It is a single movement work in four phases. 3 of them feature 18th and 19th century popular Scottish song tunes, which formed the basis of Ada’s music in the film. MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse) was commissioned by the Lille Festival, France. It was first performed on 26th September 1993 for the inauguration of the TGV North-European line.

Royal Liverpool PO, Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Libor Pesek - Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)

Josef Suk: Asrael Symphony, Op. 27 (1991)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Libor Pešek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 7 91221-2 | Time: 01:02:09

Josef Suk was a pupil of the great Czech composer Dvorák. He married Dvorák's daughter Otilie (who, by the way, was also talented as a composer). Suk began this symphony after the death of his beloved mentor and father-in-law, Dvorák. Otilie died toward the end of its composition, which prompted Suk to recompose it and invest it with even deeper feeling. At that time he added the subtitle, which is the name of the legendary "Angel of Death" who attends the souls of the departed and offers them hope. The hour-long, five-movement work is a passionate outpouring of feeling. The first contrasts two themes representing, on the one hand, destiny and death and, on the other, happiness in life. The second, an Andante, is a funeral march. The third is a scherzo contrasting the dance of death and reminiscences of life. The fourth movement, a radiantly tragic Adagio, is said to be a portrait of Otilie. The fifth movement begins in a stern mood, but gradually offers hope, closing in peace and bliss. It is a deeply affecting work in a style fairly similar to that of Richard Strauss' tone poems.

Vasily Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau; Schreker: Der Geburtstag der Infantin (2021)

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Vasily Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau; Schreker: Der Geburtstag der Infantin (2021)

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau; Schreker: Der Geburtstag der Infantin (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 78:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | # ONYX 4197 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums of Stravinsky, Elgar and Tchaikovsky, the award winning team of Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra turn to Zemlinsky and Schreker. Premiered in 1905, Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau (after Hans Christian Andersen) was almost ignored by the reviewers. Considered too conservative for the progressives, and too progressive for the conservatives, Zemlinsky struggled to overcome the negative reviews of this masterpiece and withdrew it in the immediate aftermath of the premiere. Vasily Petrenko for this recording uses the original version of the score which restores the "bei der Meerhexe" episode to the 2nd movement. One of the most progressive of the Viennese composers of this period, Schreker's dance pantomime Der Guburtstag der Infantine (story by Oscar Wilde) was given it's premiere in 1908 and was his first big success.

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (2019)

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Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (2019)

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 66:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX 4205 | Recorded: 2018

One of the happiest results of the influx of Russian talent into Britain has been conductor Vasily Petrenko's tenure with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which he has led since 2009 and brought into the league of the major London orchestras. His recordings for the fine independent Onyx label have all been notable, but this one, featuring Elgar's Enigma Variations, Op. 36, is especially strong. Surely Petrenko did not have the Enigma Variations in his blood, and you might offhand expect him to make them sound like Tchaikovsky. Not a bit of it; this is a lean, light, and beautifully sculpted Enigma Variations, where sentiment emerges where it is warranted (sample the flowing and famous "Nimrod" variation) but is otherwise held in reserve, and each of the character sketches that make up the work have a vivid, lively quality.

Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

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Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 3 'The First Of May' (2011)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 3 'The First Of May' (2011)

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 3 'The First Of May' (2011)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572396 | Time: 01:04:31

Even though Dmitry Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in F minor was an academic exercise from his teens, and the Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, ("The First of May"), a reflection of the avant-garde experimentation of the early Soviet period, these youthful works reveal salient characteristics of his personality that repeatedly surfaced in the later symphonies and should be considered as fully a part of the cycle. Shostakovich's expressions range from sardonic and brooding moods in the First to the energetic and violent activity of the Third, and these qualities are accurately conveyed in Vasily Petrenko's performances with the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, with the ensemble's choir included in the triumphal finale of the Third. The recordings have a wide audio range, so the extreme dynamics of Shostakovich's music can be heard with minimal adjustment of the volume. That said, much of the music is extremely quiet and eerily thin in texture, so attentive listening is required. But the fortissimos are everything they should be, and Petrenko elicits full sonorities from the orchestra.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Variations & Fugue on a theme by Purcell (2021)

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Variations & Fugue on a theme by Purcell (2021)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Variations & Fugue on a theme by Purcell, Op. 34 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 70 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 40 Mb | 00:17:22
Classical | Label: PM Classics

Many composers have written music for children, or about childhood. Very few however have been as successful in understanding the world of children and music as Benjamin Britten. His ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ quickly became one of his most popular works internationally. It is a brilliant showpiece for orchestra based on a theme from ‘The Moor’s Revenge’ or ‘Abdelazar’ by Purcell. Variations for each section of the orchestra are followed by a brilliant fugue for the full orchestra. The RLPO has a long history with this piece and gave the first performance under Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1946, and the recording that followed that year won the ‘Orchestral Record of the Year’ award at the 1948 annual conference on Gramophone Critics in New York.

Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)

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Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)

Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 70:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics ‎| ONYX 4184 | Recorded: 2017

Andrew Manze's interpretations of Vaughan Williams' Symphonies have been met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This third album in the series contains two masterpieces. The 5th Symphony of 1943 displaying a 'greatness of soul' as one commentator at the time wrote, draws on material for 'The Pilgrims Progress' from 1906. The 6th Symphony of 1944-7 stunned the audience at it's premiere - some tried to explain the works last movement as depicting a nuclear wasteland.

Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony, Symphony No. 4 (2017)

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Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony, Symphony No. 4 (2017)

Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: A Pastoral Symphony, Symphony No. 4 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 68:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics ‎| ONYX 4161 | Recorded: 2016

Andrew Manze's interpretations of Vaughan Williams's Symphonies have met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. This second volume in his complete symphony cycle with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra features Symphonies Nos.3 and 4. These two works were heavily influenced by the Great War and its aftermath. Full of repressed rage and sorrow at the futility of the war, Symphony No.3 is often seen as a war requiem. Symphony No.4 is a violent and turbulent work, reflecting the post Great War world and the political turmoil of the 1930s. Both works are illuminated by Manze's distinguished leadership.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2009) [Re-Up]

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2009) [Re-Up]

Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905' (2009)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572082 | Time: 00:57:35

The good news is this recording of Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony is in the same class as the best ever made. The even better news is it's the start of a projected series of recordings of all the Soviet master's symphonies. Vasily Petrenko has demonstrated before this disc that he is among the most talented of young Russian conductors with superb recordings of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and of selected ballet suites. But neither of those recordings can compare with this Eleventh. Paired as before with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko turns in a full-scale riot of a performance that is yet tightly controlled and cogently argued. Said to depict the failed revolution of 1905, Shostakovich's Eleventh is not often treated with the respect it deserves, except, of course, by Yevgeny Mravinsky, the greatest of Shostakovich conductors whose two accounts have been deemed the most searing on record. Until now: Petrenko respects the composer's score and his intentions by unleashing a performance of staggering immediacy and violence, a virtuoso performance of immense drama, enormous tragedy, and overwhelming power.