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Terje Rypdal – Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert (2012) [Qobuz 24-96]

Terje Rypdal – Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:35:12 minutes | 2,91 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital booklet | © ECM
Recorded: Odyssey recorded August 1975 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo; Unfinished Highballs recorded June 1976, Swedish Radio Estrad, Södertälje

Terje Rypdal‘s Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert is a very special release. It includes not only the complete Odyssey album (recorded 1975) in high-resolution audio (Studio Master) for the first time (restoring the long track Rolling Stone to its rightful place), but also a full disc of previously unreleased material on which Terje Rypdal s Odyssey band is augmented by the Swedish Radio Jazz Group in a 1976 live performance of Rypdal s suite Unfinished Highballs.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto – Itzhak Perlman, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto & Serenade melancolique – Itzhak Perlman, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:48 minutes | 836 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Warner Classics
Recorded: The “Old Met”, Philadelphia, 11 & 13 November 1978

It has to be the most popular violin concerto of all — by turns captivating, moving and flamboyant. Almost every virtuoso has recorded it at least once. And it was with this work that an eighteen-year-old violinist by the name of Itzhak Perlman would make the very first recording of his career, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Alfred Wallenstein (1964), returning to the studio in the years to come to set down three further versions of the same concerto. We are, of course, talking about Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35. Between the recording he made with the Boston Symphony conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (RCA, 1967), and his live version with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta in Leningrad (EMI, 1990; see volume 45), Perlman added this third interpretation to his recorded catalogue. This concerto more than any other has accompanied him throughout his career. Indeed, he’s often claimed that he could play it virtually in his sleep. It could even be seen as emblematic of his style, given both the prodigiously virtuosic demands it makes on the performer and its charismatic warmth.

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Sviatoslav Richter at Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 23, 1960 – A Beethoven Recital (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Sviatoslav Richter at Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 23, 1960 – A Beethoven Recital (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:46:13 minutes | 2,13 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Sony Music
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 23, 1960

GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL :: Ever since its opening night in May 1891 Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary Sony Classical in cooperation with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world’s greatest musicians. This unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-pages coffee table book which contains notes by Carnegie Hall archivist Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs.

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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin – Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part II (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin – Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part II (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 00:41:22 minutes | 778 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  RCA Records
Recorded: Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960

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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel – Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part I (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel – Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part I (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:03:38 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  RCA Records
Recorded: Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960

A sturdy box set of 18 CDs in cardboard sleeves with original cover art, this 2015 Sony collection of Sviatoslav Richter’s Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor recordings is a valuable resource for admirers of the great Russian pianist. Prevented from leaving the Soviet Union in the 1950s, despite his growing international reputation, Richter finally came to the United States in 1960 for a marathon series of concerts. These recordings were drawn from his five dynamic performances at Carnegie Hall, a recital at the Mosque Theatre in Newark, and appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Münch. Also included with these landmark performances are two studio albums Richter made for RCA, and a special 1988 live recording he made with Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Because most of these recordings have only been issued as original vinyl pressings that have been unavailable for decades, this set is an essential item for collectors of Richter’s rarities. –Review by Blair Sanderson

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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Chopin & Ravel – Live at Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960 (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Chopin & Ravel – Live at Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:12:53 minutes | 658 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | ©  Columbia Records
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960

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Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960 – All Prokofiev Program (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960 – All Prokofiev Program (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:20:31 minutes | 751 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  Columbia Records
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960

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Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 19, 1960 – All Beethoven Program (2015) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 19, 1960 – All Beethoven Program (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:48:31 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  Columbia Records
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, October 19, 1960

Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.

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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev – Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part II (2015) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev – Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part II (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:36:47 minutes | 355 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  RCA Records
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960

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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel – Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part I (2015) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel – Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part I (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:02:02 minutes | 589 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | ©  RCA Records
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960

A sturdy box set of 18 CDs in cardboard sleeves with original cover art, this 2015 Sony collection of Sviatoslav Richter’s Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor recordings is a valuable resource for admirers of the great Russian pianist. Prevented from leaving the Soviet Union in the 1950s, despite his growing international reputation, Richter finally came to the United States in 1960 for a marathon series of concerts. These recordings were drawn from his five dynamic performances at Carnegie Hall, a recital at the Mosque Theatre in Newark, and appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Münch. Also included with these landmark performances are two studio albums Richter made for RCA, and a special 1988 live recording he made with Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Because most of these recordings have only been issued as original vinyl pressings that have been unavailable for decades, this set is an essential item for collectors of Richter’s rarities. –Review by Blair Sanderson

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