Tatiana Nikolaeva

Tatiana Nikolaeva - Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 87 (2004) 3CD

Tatiana Nikolaeva - Dmitri Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 87 (2004) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 521 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:48:21
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00073-00075

Firma Melodiya presents a recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues performed by Tatiana Nikolayeva. Shostakovich came up with an idea of a polyphonic cycle in 1950 after he took part in the events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of J.S. Bach’s death in Leipzig. As a jury member of the International Piano Competition for the best performance of Bach’s music, Shostakovich was a witness of an unconditional triumph of the young Soviet pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva who won the first prize. Upon finishing the new opus in a surprisingly short period of time (October 1950 to February 1951), Shostakovich dedicated it to Nikolayeva who performed it for the first time in 1952 in Leningrad. Since then the 24 Preludes and Fugues have been played by many pianists, but Tatiana Nikolayeva’s interpretation is still considered a model one. Tatiana Nikolayeva made this recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues in 1987.
Keith Jarrett - Dmitri Shostakovich 24 Preludes And Fugues, Op. 87 (2017)

Keith Jarrett - Dmitri Shostakovich 24 Preludes And Fugues, Op. 87 (2017)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 391 MB | 02:15:22
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Dmitri Shostakovich's epic series of preludes and fugues for solo piano was inspired by the very composer whom you would immediately suspect – Johann Sebastian Bach. Indeed, the Russian composer was motivated to write this huge work after a visit to Bach's home city Leipzig in 1950; and, in fact, it resurrects the premise behind Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," providing one prelude and fugue for every major and minor key.
Nikolai Lugansky - Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia; Italian Concerto; Partita in E minor (2018) [Recorded in 1990]

Nikolai Lugansky - J.S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia; Italian Concerto; Partita in E minor (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Covers
Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1002570 | Time: 00:50:08

Recorded at the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on March 13, 1990. Nikolai Lugansky is a Russian pianist, widely known for his insightful performances of Romantic music. A native of Moscow, he was born to a couple of research scientists. At the age of 5, he taught himself to play a Beethoven sonata by ear, and this led to taking lessons from his neighbor, composer and pianist Sergei Ipatov. Later, he attended the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatory, studying piano with Tatiana Kestner, Tatiana Nikolaeva, and Sergei Dorensky. An active competitor, he won first prize at the All-Union Competition in Tbilisi and the silver medal at the 8th International Bach Competition in Leipzig, both in 1988, and won the second prize at the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 1990. Lugansky was named best pianist in 1992 at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. After recovering from foot and back injuries in 1993, he won the 1994 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. As a concerto soloist, Lugansky has performed with Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Edo de Waart, Leonard Slatkin, and many other conductors.
Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, Sergei Leyferkus, Tatiana Novikova - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2005/1983)

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Yuri Temirkanov, Sergei Leyferkus, Tatiana Novikova) (2005/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Русский (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 155 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: English

This Soviet production filmed live at the Kirov conveys the full beauty of Tchaikovsky's vision. It is a poetically tender work which was confirmed by Tchaikovsky himself in 1878 when he said I played the whole of Eugene Onegin, the author was the sole listener, the listener was moved to tears. Eugene Onegin is Tchaikovsky's most lyrical operatic work. While composing it, he wrote he was filled with indescribable pleasure and enthusiasm. The opera is based on Pushkin's novel in verse and was first produced in Moscow on March 29, 1879. Featuring Sergei Leyferkus as Onegin, Yuri Marusin, Tatiana Novikova, Larissa Dyadkova.
Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves - Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves (2019)

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves - Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves (2019)
Folk, Bluegrass | 00:34:26 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 193 MB
Label: Free Dirt Records

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves's self-titled debut album is a powerful opening statement. The record not only showcases the duo's impressive musicianship, but is a reflection on which voices we seek to hear as we explore the expansive, diverse canon of American roots music.
Elizaveta Pakhomova, Tatiana Barsukova, Marina Dichenko & Olga Solovieva - Myaskovsky: Vocal Works, Vol. 1 (2021)

Elizaveta Pakhomova, Tatiana Barsukova, Marina Dichenko & Olga Solovieva - Myaskovsky: Vocal Works, Vol. 1 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:24
Classical, Vocal | Label: Toccata Classics

The dignified bearing and quiet wisdom of Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881–1950) gained him the sobriquet of ‘the conscience of Russian music’ – and those qualities are reflected in the unemphatic strength of his music. His orchestral, chamber and instrumental works are regaining the currency they once enjoyed, but his large corpus of songs, many of them understated masterpieces, has yet to attract systematic attention – a situation this series hopes to remedy. The pairing here of his late Violin Sonata with his last two song-cycles for soprano and piano mirrors the Moscow concert in 1947 when all three were given their first performances.
Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)

Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 71:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ars Produktion ‎| ARS 38276 | Recorded: 2018

Milena Wilke was born in Freiburg in Breisgau in 1996. She won first place in the Ton und Erklärung competition (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft) 2016 in Berlin and won several other prizes in competitions on both national and international level. In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und des Richard-Wagner-Verbands Konstanz and was additionally welcomed in the organization Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now. For this new release, together with Tatiana Chernichka she has recorded several works for violin and piano and she also has written two pieces herself.
Tatiana Nikolayeva - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008) [The Russian Piano Tradition]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008)
Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano; USSR State Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Nikolai Anosov & Kyrill Kondrashin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Appian | # APR5666 | Time: 01:16:08

These three titles inaugurate the Goldenweiser School, the last of the three great teaching traditions to be covered in this comprehensive survey of the many great pianists who worked in Russia in the Soviet era. Along with Goldenweiser himself we start with Nikolayeva and Ginzburg. The bulk of the issues in THE RUSSIAN PIANO TRADITION will be divided into 'schools' which represent the three main teachers of this period - Neuhaus, Goldenweiser and Igumnov, - and their pupils. Today Nikolayeva (1924-1993) is remembered mainly as a Bach player and also as the definitive performer of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes & Fugues, which were inspired by, and written for, her after the composer heard her play Bach in the 1950 Leipzig Bach competition (which she won). However, to limit Nikolayeva's reputation to these two composers would be doing her a great disservice. She had a vast repertoire and her recordings include concertos by Bartok, Medtner, Prokofiev Stravinsky and several Soviet composers - including her own concerto, as she was also a composer! Further, she recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas and much other standard repertoire from the 19th century. This CD presents two recording premieres - the first ever recording of the Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasy Op56 and the first recording of the original version of Tchaikovsky's 2nd Piano Concerto.
Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)

Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 12:00:18 | 2,1 Gb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Tatiana Shebanova, who also features in the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s on-going Real Chopin series (see review special, p83), gets her own complete, modern instrument (as opposed to Real Chopin’s historic instruments) cycle on the Polish label Dux. Arranged in opus order, it presents a satisfying survey of Chopin’s development, and it spares the listener from (for example) a lack of variety in the usual hour-long sequence of waltzes.
Tatiana Nikolayeva - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 (1991)

Tatiana Nikolayeva - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 165:53 | 567 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66441/3

These preludes and fugures by Shostakovich are not the easiest in the world for interpretation. Think a Slavic Bach. It is unfair to call these works "modern" and it's not just because they are with the confines of a Medieval form. But sometimes the listener will catch something that is reminiscent of 20th centyury Soviet music. These works are miniatures - a form totally at odds with the usual way we consider the composer. Tatiana Nikolayeva is simply brilliant in her interpretation - the clarity is startling. It may take a while but this is a recording that appreciates the more it is heard.