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Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton - Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos (2010)

Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton - Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:24:00 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA30014/2

As everyone with a thesaurus knows, urgency rhymes with emergency. And these performances of Rachmaninov's works for piano and orchestra by Stephen Hough with Andrew Litton leading the Dallas Symphony are nothing if they are not urgent. Hough's tempos are quick and strong and vital, with plenty of rubato and lots of accelerando. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that.

Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 17, 2017
Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)

Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:35:28 | 422 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 000658802

When he announced in 2004 that he was stepping down as music director from the Royal Concertgebouw, easily one of the best orchestras in the world, it would have been easy for anyone to brand Riccardo Chailly as clinically insane. His announcement stunned the music world. The young, passionate Chailly had succeeded in bringing a new energy and vitality to the Concertgebouw during his impressive 16-year tenure.
Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174 | 00:55:47

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.
Ivo Pogorelich - Frederic Chopin Recital: Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes (1981)

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin Recital (1981)
Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 123-2 | 00:47:24

When Pogorelich did not make the finals of the 1980 Warsaw Competition (where they play exclusively Chopin), his response was to sign with Deutsche Grammophon for his first recording and he made it an all-Chopin affair. From his stunning opening take on Chopin's Sonata #2, to a Funeral March restored to its grandeur, to the breaktaking final moments of the Scherzo #3, Pogorelich announced to the music world that he'd arrived.

Catalyst Samples Ingredient: House Piano Loops WAV AiFF MiDi  Software

Posted by orientazure at July 29, 2017
Catalyst Samples Ingredient: House Piano Loops WAV AiFF MiDi

Catalyst Samples Ingredient: House Piano Loops WAV AiFF MiDi | 384 Mb

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Eric Le Sage - Schumann Project: Complete Chamber Music With Piano (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eric Le Sage - Schumann Project: Complete Chamber Music With Piano (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 437:25 minutes | 5.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With the participation of: Denis Pascal, François Leleux, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Gordan Nikolitch, Lise Berthaud, Paul Meyer, Christophe Coin, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Frank Braley, François Salque, Bruno Schneider, Daishin Kashimoto, Antoine Tamestit
Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:55 minutes | 954 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The two numbered concertos, which Franz Liszt revised extensively before letting them be published some 25 years after their conception, frame the single-movement Malédiction for piano and strings which Liszt composed in 1833 and revised in 1840, but which was never published in his lifetime. Stepping into Liszt's shoes for the present recording is Alexandre Kantorow. Born in 1997, Alexandre is here supported by his father Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, a team with a number of highly acclaimed recordings to their credit.
Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)

Bamberg Trio - Beethoven: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello «Archduke» (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:39 | 185 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Point Classics | Catalog: 267009

The ultimate blindfold test, this disc contains recorded performances of Beethoven's "Archduke" Piano Trio as well as his Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu," but nowhere does it say who the performers are. This is, of course, unacceptable. While it is acceptable to buy a recording of a performance, it is unacceptable not to attribute the performers.
Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos (2017)

Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:20 min | 229 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn and Max Bruch belong to the standard German romantic repertoire for piano duos. Genova & Dimitrov have recorded them as well as the concertos of Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, and Robert Casadesus. If until these composers the piano above all functioned to develop complex melodic and harmonic relations, then the Hungarian composer, pianist, folk music researcher, editor, and teacher Béla Bartók moved the piano or pianos closer to the percussion family.
Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001) (Repost)

Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:45 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 468 033-2

Mitsuko Uchida has been a committed exponent of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto for over a decade now. It is a work which remains controversial in its adaptation of the serial method to an almost Brahmsian harmonic palette, wedded to a formal approach that takes up the integrated design, and textural richness, of Schoenberg's pre-atonal works. Certainly in terms of the balance between soloist and orchestra, this recording clarifies the often capricious interplay to a degree previously unheard on disc (and most likely in the concert hall too).Interpretatively, it combines Pollini's dynamism, without the hectoring touch that creeps into the Adagio's climactic passages, and Brendel's lucidity, avoiding the deadpan feeling that pervades his final Giocoso.