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Jeno Jando - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999) [Complete Piano Music, Volume 12]

Jenő Jandó - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, Volume 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554480 | Time: 01:12:33

Not all of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies are flat-out showpieces like the best-known ones, so this disc makes for a better listening program than you might expect. And Jénö Jandó, who must be the hardest-working pianist in the recording business, has a real flair for this music. He plays with the combination of free rhythms and virtuosity that the music demands, and he even indulges in a bit of improvisation when the spirit moves him. This was probably something Liszt did himself, and other great Liszt interpreters such as Rachmaninov and Cziffra have done the same thing. Jandó doesn't quite have Cziffra's overwhelming virtuosity, but he plays musically and the result is a highly entertaining disc.
Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Ballade No. 2, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 , Lieder Transcriptions (Gvetadze)

Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor, Ballade No. 2, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 , Lieder Transcriptions (Widmung) (Gvetadze)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 279 Mb
Label:Orchid - Date:2011

"thoughtfully constructed programme …keyboard poetry above all else … unfailingly beautiful sound" - Classic FM Magazine
Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (repost, new rip)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 – Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 280 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Hungaroton | Recorded: 1985 | Published: 1994

Ivan Fischer's version of these ever-popular classics is as valid an essay in stylistic restoration as the most scholarly period-instrument performance of Bach or Handel… The transcriptions have been reworked and in one or two movements an improvised cimbalom part has been added, played by a well-known Hungarian musician, Kalman Balogh. Not a record for purists perhaps, but I found the results invigorating and thought-provoking.- S.J. Gramophone, March 1987.
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 255 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Hungaroton

I haven't enjoyed a set of performances of the Hungarian Dances so much since I played them with the local youth orchestra at the age of 14. In a way, Ivan Fischer's version of these ever-popular classics is as valid an essay in stylistic restoration as the most scholarly period-instrument performance of Bach or Handel. - S.J. Gramophone, March 1987.

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies - Szidon  Music

Posted by daksya at Sept. 4, 2009
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsodies - Szidon

Franz Liszt's 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies S.244 & Spanish Rhapsody S.254 - Roberto Szidon
2 CDs, 156:10 | A D D | Deutsche Grammophon | EAC, FLAC image, CUE, Logs | Scans | RS | 610 MB
Classical - Romantic period | Solo Instrumental Music - Piano Pieces | Composed 1846-53, 1863 | Recording 1972


Gramophone, Mar. 1989:
Recommended without reservation.

Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner  Music

Posted by alabber at June 4, 2008
Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner

Brahms - Hungarian Dances - Otmar Suitner
Classical | APE & CUE | 1 CD, covers | 209 MB
Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 27, 2017
Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 152:09 min | 602 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

”The sort of musical talent Zoltán Kocsis displays is something we’re blessed with maybe once or twice a century. It is a priceless treasure that we should take good care of!” – writes György Kroó, an influential music critic of his time on 21 March 1970 about the then 18-year-old young musician. The quotation clearly illustrates the extent of professional interest in Kocsis’ achievements already in the early days of his career, and the expectations kept rising only to put a heavy burden and responsibility on the pianist. Many others have been seen to collapse under such pressure.
Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 478:26 minutes | 4.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Hungarian Quartet, formed in 1935, embodied the very best of the Central European tradition of string-playing, and this cycle, recorded in Paris in the early 1950s, represents an essential staging post in the quest for Beethoven “These performances will give endless pleasure,” wrote Gramophone, “… the ensemble attack and technical proficiency of this quartet are beyond praise … and so is their grasp of the music.” These recordings have now been remastered from the original tapes in 24BIT-96kHz digital sound.

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 10, 2017
Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:32:30 | 350 MB
Label: Hungaroton

”The sort of musical talent Zoltán Kocsis displays is something we’re blessed with maybe once or twice a century. It is a priceless treasure that we should take good care of!” – writes György Kroó, an influential music critic of his time on 21 March 1970 about the then 18-year-old young musician. The quotation clearly illustrates the extent of professional interest in Kocsis’ achievements already in the early days of his career, and the expectations kept rising only to put a heavy burden and responsibility on the pianist. Many others have been seen to collapse under such pressure. A large number of young competition-winning talents even prodigies tend to disappear after a few years and fail to embark upon the career their talent would have destine them to pursue.