Tag Archives: Igor Markevitch

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Eterna) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition/Night On Bald Mountain (Markevitch)

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Igor Markevitch always had by this piece a very special affinity, having therefore an absolute domain of its whole significance; as a matter of fact, every time he conducted this hyper known work he added new, smart and significant details of expression, that enriched and ennobled still more the status of this composition. Markevitch directed this performance with dark poetry (The catacombs, and Baba Yaga), zealous and almost imperceptible accents carefully sculpted in the score.
This version to my mind must be included among the most pyramidal readings ever made. You will not find optimistic brightness, or radiant expressiveness, but a fervent Elegy in memory of Victor Hartman. So, please, take into account this memorable choice at the moment you demand a major and even most penetrating result.
 
Composer: Modest P. Mussorgsky
Orchestra:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Eterna
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 867 MB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 491 (Haskil/Markevitch)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Jean-Luc for this gem
This is a virtually perfect recording that’s amazing. Haskil and Markevitch combine just the right amount of fire, brio and elegance that makes these minor key Mozart concerti so special. Perhaps here and there, they could have amped the passion and tempo up just a notch. But it’s still great, and an especial treat to hear the woefully underrated Lamoureux in a wonderfully recorded ambience. Bravo to the recording engineers.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Clara Haskil
Orchestra: Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Vinyl (1960)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1,19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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