Alexander Slobodyanik (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Слободя́ник, Oleksandr Slobodyanyk; 5 September 1941 – 10 August 2008) was a classical pianist from Ukraine. He enjoyed a prodigious international career spanning over five decades. He made his debut tour to the United States in 1968 which included a recital at Carnegie Hall, which was highly praised by critics, recognizing him as a leader of his generation. Following his American debut, Slobodyanik returned regularly for tours of the United States and Canada until 1979, when the cultural agreement…
Composer: Frederyk Chopin Performer: Alexander Slobodyanek
Number of discs: 2
DR-Analysis: DR 12 Size: 1.51 GB
Revisited (now in 192k) with the Black Bird Gang and the AR SP15 This is absolute one of the most splendid and colourful recordings that RR had yet made. Kojian and the Utah symphony deliver a performance that is second to none. And the sound! Can its recording engineer Keith Johnson, or anyone else exceed this? – Must Have – Audiophile Factor: The highest possible!
Artistic Factor: One of the very best “Fantastique” Pay attention: side 3 & side 4 are identically despite a little detail: once i read (but don’t remember where) “Dream Of A Witches Sabbath” was recorded using tubular bells and, on the other side, recorded using real church bells. Reference Recordings states on the rear cover that side 3 and side 4 are pressed twice, because the last two pieces of the symphony are the most played by customers, so they did this instead of letting side 4 blank, what their 1st intention was……and, please, take care of your equipment, especially of your speakers.
Thank you Trottar for this rare recordings František Krommer (Czech: František Vincenc Kramář; 27 November 1759 in Kamenice u Jihlavy – 8 January 1831 in Vienna) was a Czech composer of classical music, whose 71-year life span began half a year after the death of George Frideric Handel and ended nearly four years after that of Ludwig van Beethoven….
Leopold Koželuch was born on 26 June 1747 in Velvary, part of the present-day Czech Republic. His father was Antonín Bartholomäus Koželuh, a shoemaker. He was baptised Jan Antonín, but by 1773 he had adopted the name Leopold to avoid confusion with his elder cousin, the composer Jan Antonín Koželuh. He also Germanised his surname to Koželuch. After starting his musical education in Velvary, Koželuch moved to Prague where he studied with his cousin and František Xaver Dušek, the latter teaching him in the keyboard and composition.
Composer: Franz Krommer, Leopold Kozeluch
Performer: Felicja Blumental, David Glazer
Orchestra: Prague New Chamber Orchestra (tracks: A1 to A3), Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Conductor: Alberto Zedda (tracks: A1 to A3), Jörg Faerber Vinyl 1970?
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12 Size: 1.08 GB
Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings The Schubert Fantasy is deeply stirring and perhaps the best piece for two pianos ever written and ever played. And of course Emil Gilels was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He plays the Fantasy with his daughter Elena, who was herself a renowned pianist too.The interplay between Emil Gilels and his daughter is just superb. The duet between the equal partners is so well executed that at times the piano(s) are just “there”. The recording is, despite its age, superb. I believe that it is most unlikely that there is a better recording of this work. It is a great recording.
Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels Vinyl 1978
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 16 Size: 764 MB
Verdi – Aida (Norma Fantini) (2006, opera, 2хDVD9)
Performer: Norma Fantini
Orchestra:Orchestre de Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1