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  • Russian Mind Russian Mind Quick View

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    Russian Mind

    The haunting electronic animus of Russian Mind, another chapter in Lopatin's journey, is underscored with a natural growth which sees Lopatin developing his unabashed worship of the polysynth as a free standing musical apparatus towards a fully realized Oneohtrix Point Never world of sound; at once incorporating synth prog, modern noise, early techno, drone, minimalism and computer music.
    1. Months
    2. Physical Memory
    3. Grief And Repetition
    4. Russian Mind
    5. Time Decanted
    6. Immanence
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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  • Borodin - Symphonies 2 & 3 (London) (Speakers Corner) Borodin - Symphonies 2 & 3 (London) (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Borodin - Symphonies 2 & 3 (London) (Speakers Corner)

    Anyone believing in the old adage that science and the fine arts do not mix must rethink his ideas when he becomes acquainted with Alexandr Borodin's biography and his music. The Russian professor of chemistry constantly stole time from his lectures in order to compose; it was musical elements and formulas rather than chemical ones that occupied him.



    Without a doubt, the Second Symphony in B minor best reflects Russian feeling and temperament. Its rather harsh and mechanical theme is contrasted first by a lively little song and later by a conciliatory second subject. Cheerful and soothing melodies are heard in ever new combinations until the main theme returns once again and the movement is brought to a powerful close. The Scherzo, with its throbbing horns, march rhythms and thrilling woodwinds, is equally electrifying. The contemplative Andante is followed by a highly explosive Finale based on two Russian dance melodies which are widely varied during the course of the music.



    Both old and new friends of Russian symphonic music are highly recommended to experiment in their own "sitting-room laboratories" with this musically and chemically pure vinyl pressing.



    Musicians:



    • Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    • Ernest Ansermet (conductor)




    Recording: October / November 1954 at Victoria Hall, Geneva by Roy Wallace
    Production: James Walker





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    London Symphony Orchestra
    $34.99
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  • Russian Orchestral Music Russian Orchestral Music Quick View

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    Russian Orchestral Music

    Russian Orchestal Music - Barenboim - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 180g Import LP


    "There is no one quite like Daniel Barenboim today in the music world. General music director of the Berlin State Opera and its orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle; principal guest conductor at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan; formerly music director of the Chicago Symphony and the Orchestre de Paris; for years a conductor at the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals; a champion of new music since the 1950s; a chamber musician who has performed with every great singer and instrumentalist in half a century, from Gregor Piatigorsky and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to his late wife, the cellist Jacqueline du PrÉ, and the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, Mr. Barenboim was a child prodigy who remains, despite a full-time conducting career, a towering figure at the keyboard." - Michael Kimmelman, New York Times


    Here, the 2003 Grammy-winner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain, and Rimsky-Korssakoff's Russian Easter Overture and Capriccio Espagnol. 180g vinyl pressing from Clearaudio.


    "Beautiful though their melodies remain, the "Polovtsian Dances" mean less when, as here, deprived of voices. This is a very animated performance, however, with fine playing by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and first-class recording, everything being absolutely distinct in well-proportioned stereo, and with virtually no tape hiss. Stich points have even more importance than usual in items like those by Rimsky-Korsakov, which are mainly studies in orchestral colour." - Gramophone/1977


    Musicians:


    Borodin (composer)

    Rimsky-Korssakoff (composer)

    Mussorgsky (composer)

    Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra


    1. Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances - from the Opera "Prince Igor"

    2. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 - on Liturgical Themes for Large Orchestra

    3. Modest Mussorgsky - Night On The Bald Mountain, Op. post. - Concert Fantasy for Large ORchestra

    4. Nikolai Rimsky-Korssakoff - Capriccio espagnol op. 34

    I. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso

    II. Variazioni: Andante con moto

    III. Alborada: vivo e strepitoso

    IV. Scena e Canto gitano: Allegretto

    V. Fandango asturiano


    Daniel Barenboim
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  • Russian Roulette (Discontinued) Russian Roulette (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Russian Roulette (Discontinued)

    Red Colored Vinyl


    100 Only Limited Edition!


    Russian Roulette is a 1986 release by German heavy metal band Accept. It was again recorded at Dierks-Studios, but the band chose to self-produce rather than bring back Dieter Dierks as producer.


    It would be the last Accept album to feature Udo Dirkschneider as lead vocalist until the 1993 reunion album Objection Overruled. The album returns Accept to the darker, heavier sound of releases prior to the more commercial-sounding predecessor Metal Heart.

    1. TV War
    2. Monsterman
    3. Russian Roulette
    4. Its Hard To Find A Way
    5. Aiming High
    6. Heaven Is Hell
    7. Another Second To Be
    8. Walking In The Shadow
    9. Man Enough To Cry
    10. Stand Tight
    Accept
    $29.99
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  • Enter Enter Quick View

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    Enter

    Russian Circles was formed in Chicago in 2004 by guitarist Mike Sullivan and drummer Dave Turncrantz. The trio's 2006 debut, Enter, quickly established the band amongst heavy instruments peers. With the addition of former Botch and These Arms Are Snakes bassist Brian Cook on their second album, Station, Russian Circles solidified its lineup. To date the band has released 5 critically-praised albums and continues to headline tours worldwide. In celebration of Russian Circles' 10th anniversary, Sargent House is proud to announce a re-issue of the band's critically acclaimed debut full length, 2006's Enter. Recorded over the course of five quick days with Greg Norman (Guided By Voices, Pelican, Neurosis) at the renowned Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, Enter contains only six tracks, but they pack a lot into them - the album clocks in at 44 minutes. Each song flows into the next as if the record were one single composition in six movements.
    1. Carpe
    2. Micah
    3. Death Rides a Horse
    4. Enter
    5. You Already Did
    6. New Macabre
    Russian Circles
    $19.99
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  • Balalaika Favorites Balalaika Favorites Quick View

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    Balalaika Favorites

    Newly presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl, Decca are proud to present an iconic Mercury Living Presence album
    from the analogue era back on vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal GmbH, each release
    has been carefully mastered from the original Decca analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios. \


    This LP includes favorite Balalaika pieces with the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra conducted by Vitaly Gnutov.

    1. Fantasy On Two Folk Songs
    2. At Sunrise
    3. The Linden Tree
    4. Kamarinskaya
    5. Fantasy On Volga Melodies
    6. On The Moonlight
    7. Midnight In Moscow
    8. Under The Apple Tree
    9. Dance Of The Comedians
    10. The Living Room
    11. Evening Bells
    12. My Dear Old Friend, Please Visit Me
    13. Waltz Of The Faun
    14. Flight Of The Bumble Bee
    Vitaly Gnutov / Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra
    $18.99
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  • Taiga Taiga Quick View

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    Taiga

    Nika is the 25-year-old sole singer and songwriter behind
    Zola Jesus. Her new album Taiga is at once challenging and
    accessible, and is undeniably branded with what Nika terms a
    "piercing ambition." Such encompassing purpose, she explains,
    would be impossible without a newfound sense of personal
    and artistic self. The album is a declaration of that purpose;
    one laced with jarring clarity in both its content and production.
    Taiga, the Russian name for a boreal forest pays homage to
    Nika's Russian roots and her time spent growing up in rural
    Wisconsin on a 100-acre farm.
    1. Taiga
    2. Dangerous Days
    3. Dust
    4. Hunger
    5. Go (Blank Sea)
    6. Ego
    7. Lawless
    8. Nail
    9. Long Way Down
    10. Hollow
    11. It's Not Over
    Zola Jesus
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  • Rated R Rated R Quick View

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    Rated R

    Rated R (2009) produced six singles, including the international hits Russian Roulette, Rude Boy and Te Amo, in addition to Hard. Russian Roulette was released as the album's lead single and managed to reach top-ten in seventeen countries and topped the charts in Norway and Switzerland. Hard reached number nine in the United States and became her thirteenth top-ten single re-tying her with BeyoncÉ as the female artist with the most top-ten hit singles in the country. Rude Boy was a commercial success and became the only single from the album that topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.
    1. Mad House
    2. Wait Your Turn
    3. Hard
    4. Stupid In Love
    5. ROCKSTAR 101
    6. Russian Roulette
    7. Fire Bomb
    8. Rude Boy
    9. Photographs
    10. G4L
    11. Te Amo
    12. Cold Case Love
    13. The Last Song
    Rihanna
    $24.99
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  • Gianandrea N Opera Arias Gianandrea N Opera Arias Quick View

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    Gianandrea N Opera Arias

    Featuring Original Artwork And Pressed At Optimal & Presented On 180g Heavyweight Vinyl

    Transferred From The Original Tapes

    In 2003 Deutsche Grammophon presented the debut album of a young Russian soprano who would become THE female opera star of our time: Anna Netrebko. NEW to vinyl reissues! The DG debut recordings of Anna Netrebko:Featuring original artwork and pressed at Optimal & presented on 180g heavyweight vinyl.

    1. Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta, K.366
    2. Mozart: Don Giovanni, K.527
    3. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
    4. Massenet: Manon
    5. Puccini: La Bohème
    6. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
    7. Bellini: La Sonnambula
    8. Gounod: Faust
    9. Dvorak: Rusalka
    Anna Netrebko / Wiener Philharmoniker
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Misery Sermon Misery Sermon Quick View

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    Misery Sermon

    Pressed On Transparent Red Colored Vinyl

    Russian extreme-metal band, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, are set to release their debut full-length album, MISERY SERMON! Combining demonic, guttural vocals, guitar riffs that will leave your neck sore and drums that you won't believe are humanly possible. Extreme metal fans will be blown away by the brutal but unique sound found with Misery Sermon.

    For fans of Suicide Silence, Meshuggah, Behemoth, etc.

    1. Misery Sermon
    2. Russian Hate
    3. Chronic Slaughter
    4. King
    5. Failed Hope
    6. Born to Die
    7. 666
    8. The Hell in Man
    9. Malice of Rites
    10. Below
    11. Cultural Ills
    Slaughter To Prevail
    $24.99
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  • Uncle Andrei/ Square Pegs Uncle Andrei/ Square Pegs Quick View

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    Uncle Andrei/ Square Pegs

    Michigan cousins, Jim Wigand III and Tamara Finlay are the two voices behind The Thornbills. Both ethereal and existential these two harmonize prose with a unique and saturated aesthetic. The themes addressed in their songwriting deal mainly with issues of perception versus reality and are executed in crystalline folk tunes.



    Third Man Records presents two Jack White produced songs in their Blue Series of 7 records. Uncle Andrei is a mysterious ode, reminiscent of a Russian waltz while Square Peg is a driving and charming tune layered with the strum of the guitar and wail of the violin.

    Side One

    1. Uncle Andrei

     

    Side Two

    1. Square Peg
    The Thornbills
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  • Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST Quick View

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    Solaris By Andrej Tarkovsky - OST

    Import


    Includes rarely seen photos!


    Originally only officially available on a ultra-rare Japanese pressing, Mirurmir is incredibly pleased to announce the first issue of the groundbreaking and mindblowing soundtrack to Tarkovsky's masterpiece, Solaris, in 20+ years. Composed by the electronic music pioneer, Edward Artemiev, Solaris was the first project in what proved to be a fruitful collaboration between director and composer. An absolutely essential piece of electronic music and Russian cinema history, lovingly reissued in a gorgeous package including rarely seen photos and a cover pulled from the Italian poster for the film, 180 gram vinyl.

    Side A in 7 movements, total time 24:50
    Side B in 10 movements, total time 26:58
    Edward Artemiev
    $32.99
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  • Impossible Dream Impossible Dream Quick View

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    Impossible Dream

    Haley Bonar returns with her sixth full length album, Impossible Dream, which also happens to be hands-down her best work yet. The new self-produced album was tracked live-to-tape with her five piece band at the legendary Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, MN and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOTR) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas). The songs on Impossible Dream tell stories within stories, sitting side each other like Russian nesting dolls, of sexuality, lost youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, and the terror of jealousy and suspicion.
    1. Hometown
    2. Your Mom Is Right
    3. Kismet Kill
    4. I Can Change
    5. Stupid Face
    6. Called You Queen
    7. Jealous Girls
    8. Skynz
    9. Better Than Me
    10. Blue Diamonds Fall
    Haley Bonar
    $19.99
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  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Vocalise, 2 Pieces For 6 Hands, Morceau De Fantaisie Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Vocalise, 2 Pieces For 6 Hands, Morceau De Fantaisie Quick View

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    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Vocalise, 2 Pieces For 6 Hands, Morceau De Fantaisie

    French star pianist Alexandre Tharaud takes on the blockbuster 'Rach 2' concerto in a thrilling performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Russian maestro Alexander Vedernikov. It is coupled with more intimate Rachmaninov for piano six-hands (for which Alexandre is flanked by Alexander Melnikov and Aleksandar Madar) and the icing on the cake: a sublime Vocalise in the original version for voice and piano, with pure-voiced French soprano Sabine Devieilhe.


    Alexandre Tharaud's recorded catalogue is large and eclectic, but this is the first time he has devoted an entire album to Russian repertoire - specifically to the music of Sergei Rachmaninov. "I was still quite young when I first played this concerto," explains Tharaud. "I adored it Rachmaninov's virtuosity really appeals to young pianists. Today, of course I'm still enthralled by the concerto's virtuosity, but now I'm more interested in its dark shadows: the sense of despair, of staring into the abyss. My interpretation of Rachmaninov has changed a lot over the years."

    1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
    2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
    3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: III. Allegro scherzando
    4. 5 morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2, PrÉlude
    5. 14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise
    Alexandre Tharaud
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  • Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued) Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Live At Dark Lord Day 2011 (Discontinued)

    Recorded live at the infamous Dark Lord Day Festival at Three Floyds Brewing (one of the best breweries in the world) in Munster, Indiana. 700 on limited pink vinyl with gatefold & poster. Christened by PUNKnews as Born Against covering Black Sabbath, Sweet Cobra is the sound of friends scuffing up their hardcore roots with classic rock grit and classic metal fury. Parallels can be drawn to Torche's rapturous hooks, High On fire's hellbound riffing, and Young Widow's stomping rhythms, but Sweet Cobra has always rocked with it's own unique voice, & anthemic songs that are equally pummeling and trance-inducing. Founded in Chicago in 2002, Sweet Cobra has toured with Russian Circles, Pelican, Black Cobra, and Young Widows. Split label release with Hawthorne Street/Three Floyds Brewing.
    1. Complaints
    2. Leviathan
    3. Bottom Feeder
    Sweet Cobra
    $13.99
    10 Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Cavern (Awaiting Repress) The Cavern (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Cavern (Awaiting Repress)

    Inter Arma follow up their universally acclaimed 'Sky Burial' with the epic 40+ minute one-song 'The Cavern' ep. Recorded during breaks from the relentless touring the band did on the 'Sky Burial' album with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles and more, this new ep is the ultimate exhibition of the genius that Inter Arma have always hinted at. Unparalleled musicianship meets the soulfully deranged vocalis of Mike Paparo to create one of the most impressive pieces of metal to be released this year. Shifting from Americana laced extreme metal to doom to stoner rock to prog all within a single song, Inter Arma's 'The Cavern' is an opus that will surely be heralded for years to come along the likes of Sleep's 'Dopesmoker' as a work of true artistic vision and endurance.
    1. The Cavern
    Inter Arma
    $17.99
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  • Lang Lang In Paris Lang Lang In Paris Quick View

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    Lang Lang In Paris

    Lang Lang and Chopin have long been a winning combination, with the 2012 release of The Chopin Album being his most successful Sony album to date. Tchaikovsky has also featured prominently in Lang Lang's career - most notably in his international breakthrough at age seventeen performing Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto at Ravinia's "Gala of the Century." With Lang Lang in Paris the superstar classical pianist combines his love for both composers. Already celebrated worldwide for his Chopin interpretations, Lang Lang selects the four virtuosic and well known Scherzi to display his interpretative ability and renowned technical command. The album also features the rarer Tchaikovsky Seasons, twelve works commissioned by a Russian music magazine in 1875.
    LP1 - Frederic Chopin - Scherzo
    1. No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
    2. No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31
    3. No. 3 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 39
    4. No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54


    LP2 - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Seasons, Op. 37a
    1. January: At the Fireside
    2. February: Carnival
    3. March: Song of the Lark
    4. April: Snowdrop
    5. May: Starlit Nights
    6. June: Barcarolle
    7. July: Song of the Reaper
    8. August: Harvest
    9. September: The Hunt
    10. October: Autumn Song
    11. November: Troika
    12. December: Christmas

    Lang Lang
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Dialogues Dialogues Quick View

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    Dialogues

    Vinyl version of the fourth full-length from Manchester-inspired Russian indie rock band Motorama.


    Following the critically acclaimed third album 'Poverty', 'Dialogues' is the new full-length of the Manchester-inspired indie rock band Motorama. Brilliantly catchy and addictive songs that remains sunner despite Vlad's deep and dark voice.


    Their aesthetic is rooted in early's 80s independent music, and suggests the moment when Joy Division morphed into New Order, the early recordings of The Smiths or even a more desolate Interpol. - Q


    Uncannily, for a band from a southern port near the Ukraine border, Motorama resemble a bunch of New Yorkers emulating the sound of 80s Manchester. It would be preposterous if the result didn't sound so sublime. - BBC 6

    1. Hard Times
    2. Tell Me
    3. Sign
    4. Loneliness
    5. Above the Clouds
    6. I See You
    7. Deep
    8. Someone is Missed
    9. Reflection
    10. By Your Side
    Motorama
    $17.99
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  • Ballet Music From The Opera Ballet Music From The Opera Quick View

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    Ballet Music From The Opera

    Mastered By Willem Makee From The Original Master Tapes


    Anatole Fistoulari was always a specialist in the interpretation of ballet music. He was also, a noted conductor of Tchaikovsky and the Russian School, as well as romantic and impressionistic French music. This album, originally released in 1960, features selections from William Tell, Khovantchina, Aida, and Samson and Delilah, performed by the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Fistoulari.


    Although this record isn't quite as dynamic as Witches Brew, it shares most of that disc's electrifying sound. Very lively midrange with superbly coherent staging, top rank clarity and deep, powerful and well-defined bass. Recorded by renowned Decca audio master Kenneth Wilkinson.


    Recorded in La Maison de la Chimie (Paris)

    Producer: Ray Minshull

    Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Aida: Act II Dance of the Moorish Slaves
    2. Samson and Delilah: Act III
    3. Act I: Passo A Sei / Act III Soldiers Dance
    4. Khovantchina: Act IV Dances of the Persian Slaves
    Anatole Fistoulari
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Pre-Order) Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 1, 2018*


    Sleeping Beauty is the third and last Tchaikovsky ballet to be re-released on LP in the famous versions by AndrÉ Previn and LSO, after Nutcracker in 2016 and Swan Lake in 2017, which are among our bestselling LP titles. This reissue uses the iconic packshot and back illustrations made by Dick Ellescas for the three ballets when they were originally released. First performed by the Russian Imperial Ballet at St Petersburg in 1890, Sleeping Beauty was a crowning achievement for Tchaikovsky and the choreographer Marius Petipa, although its stature was not fully recognized until some time later. It has since become a repertory classic of most major ballet companies around the world.


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    Andre Previn
    $30.99
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  • Balalaika Favorites (Speakers Corner) Balalaika Favorites (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Balalaika Favorites (Speakers Corner)

    The balalaika is not a difficult instrument to describe: it has a triangular body, three strings and a fretted neck. It is far more difficult to describe the inherent values of this national instrument, of which there is a whole family with sizes ranging from the piccolo and alto to the bass and double bass. Accordingly a wide variety of timbral colouring can be achieved, which - together with a broad repertoire - is exploited to the full by a traditional ensemble such as the Osipov Orchestra.



    With their performances of arrangements of well-known, romantic Russian pieces, popular adaptations and waltzes, this professional orchestra gives us an insight into the spirited and highly entertaining world of a living musical culture. No different from a classical orchestra, the arrangements are rich in soloistic interludes. Alongside the domra, an instrument with three or four strings, we hear a xylophone, ancient wind instruments and the sonorous, rippling bajan (button accordion). This recording goes back to the roots of Russian music and rightly occupies an important position in our Russian Edition.



    Recording: June 1962 in Bolshoi Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia,

    by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz / Production: Wilma Cozart



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    Vitaly Gnutov
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Night People Night People Quick View

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    Night People


    Night People is a series of character studies. Alienated and out of fashion, these people stay up all night, stumbling through isolation to explore trauma and ecstasy in search of their own glamour. The boundaries of reality dissolve in their environment, and the light from within transforms street lamps at last call into beacons towards infinity. Guided through fuzz and fog, truths emerge, as the knots binding sensuality and spirit unravel. In a world defined by EDM's music, the Night People's stories are projected, as reality turns into a film.


    Like the characters in his songs, songwriter and guitarist Daniel Burton has experienced a rebirth and transformation. Night People punctuates his catalog of work under the Early Day Miners moniker. Additionally, this release finds the band coming full circle, transitioning back to the Western Vinyl label, home of Early Day Miners' first record, Placer Found.


    Just as the band's name has been abbreviated, their process of recording and producing has been been stripped down for this album. Unlike the meticulous self production that defined Early Day Miners' albums, their first effort under the EDM moniker finds the band relinquishing engineering duties. Recorded and mixed by engineer Mike Bridavksy at Russian Recording in just five days, the Night People sessions have yielded the most expressive vocal and instrumental performances of Burton's career.

    1. Hold Me Down

    2. Stereo/Video
    3. Open Bar
    4. How to Fall
    5. Terrestrial Rooms
    6. Bright Angels
    7. Milking the Moon
    8. Turncoats
    EDM
    $16.99
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    Rachmaninov Piano Concerto

    The Russian pianist Svjatoslav Richter is now regarded as one of the most outstanding artists of the present day. He was born in 1915 at Zhitomir in the Ukraine, the son of a musical family of German extraction. His father, who had been trained at the Vienna Conservatoire, was a highly regarded pianist and music teacher, who also did some composing; his mother was a gifted amateur musician. The artistic atmosphere of the family house had a decisive influence on the development of the brilliant boy, who was an excellent pianist by the time he had reached the age of eight. Ten years later he gave his first piano recital in Odessa, where he worked for a time as a chorus repetiteur. At the age of 22, he went to Moscow, where he completed his training under one of Russia's foremost piano teachers, Heinrich Neuhaus. For many years, Richter confined his activities as a piano soloist to Russia and eastern Europe. In 1959, however, he traveled by way of Helsinki to western Europe, where a few recordings had already made his name a legend. His concerts in the western world were sensational successes whose repercussions were felt for months afterwards, and he celebrated his greatest triumphs of all during his tour of the U.S.A. in 1960, traveling right across the continent to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
    1. Satz: Moderato

    2. Satz: Adagio sostenuto

    3. Satz: Allegro scherzando



    Six Preludes


    1. No. 12, C Major, Op. 32, No. 1

    2. No. 3, B Major, Op. 23, No. 2

    3. No. 6, g minor, Op. 23, No. 5

    4. No. 13, b minor, Op. 32, No. 2

    5. No. 5 D Major, Op. 23, No. 4

    6. No. 8 c minor, Op. 23, No. 7

    Sviatoslav Richter
    $44.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Music For The Masses

    Initially the title must have sounded like an incredibly pretentious boast, except that Depeche Mode then went on to do a monstrous world tour, score even more hits in America and elsewhere than ever before, and pick up a large number of name checks from emerging house and techno artists on top of all that. As for the music the masses got this time around, the opening cut, Never Let Me Down Again, started things off wonderfully: a compressed guitar riff suddenly slamming into a huge-sounding percussion/keyboard/piano combination, anchored to a constantly repeated melodic hook, ever-building synth/orchestral parts at the song's end, and one of David Gahan's best vocals (though admittedly singing one of Martin Gore's more pedestrian lyrics). It feels huge throughout, like they taped Depeche recording at the world's largest arena show instead of in a studio. Other key singles Strangelove and the (literally) driving Behind the Wheel maintained the same blend of power and song skill, while some of the quieter numbers such as The Things You Said and I Want You Now showed musical and lyrical intimacy could easily co-exist with the big chart-busters. Add to that other winners like To Have and to Hold, with its Russian radio broadcast start and dramatic, downward spiral of music accompanied by Gahan's subtly powerful take on a desperate Gore love lyric, and the weird, wonderful choral closer, Pimpf, and Depeche's massive success becomes perfectly clear.


    - Ned Raggett (All Music Guide)

    1. Never Let Me Down Again
    2. The Things You Said
    3. Strangelove
    4. Sacred
    5. Little 15
    6. Behind The Wheel
    7. I Want You Now
    8. To Have And To Hold
    9. Nothing
    10. Pimpf
    Depeche Mode
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