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VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Piano Concertos (2012) (10 CD Box Set)

VA - Naxos 25th Anniversary: Great Piano Concertos (2012) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 2,56 Gb | Scans -> 154 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 10 CDs, 11:00:53 min | 1,47 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

The box set Great Piano Concertos has been produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Naxos and draws on their extensive catalogue of concerto recordings. The recording quality varies from the older 1980’s recordings but there are some good things to enjoy in the 10 CD set particularly Idil Biret playing the two Chopin piano concerts with the Slovak State Philharmonic under Rubert Stankovsky. The two Liszt concertos with Eldar Nebolsin and the RLPO under Petrenko are also very enjoyable as is Jenő Jando playing the Grieg and Schumann concertos with the Budapest Symphony under András Ligeti.
Philip Martin - Once More with Feeling: A Selection of Favourite Piano Encores (2017)

Philip Martin - Once More with Feeling: A Selection of Favourite Piano Encores (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:18:55 | 186 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings

This delightful disc of favourite – and occasionally unfamiliar – piano music played by pianist Philip Martin fulfils several functions: it is, first and foremost, a collection of ‘personal choice’ encore pieces, some of which are amongst the world’s favourite piano music, with others coming into the unjustly neglected genre, all of which have a special affection in Philip’s comprehensive repertoire. Secondly, we encounter the art of this much-admired Irish musician as a composer, whose own music possesses an individuality and immediacy of appeal that confirms his qualities as a musical communicator to his audience. And finally (although it is not ‘final’!), this exceptionally well-filled CD is released as Philip Martin prepares coincidentally to celebrate his 70th birthday and 50 years in the music profession with a wide-ranging selection that indicates the range and artistry of this truly international musician.
Denis Matsuev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017)

Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:53 min | 311 MB
Label: Mariinsky | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Denis Matsuev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition back in 1998 at the age of 23 and has continued to plough the Romantic piano concerto furrow with colossal technique and seemingly unstoppable energy. A regular piano partner of Valery Gergiev, he’s spent much of his career working his way through the great Russian piano concertos.
Michael Snow - Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder (1975) {vinyl rip}

Michael Snow - Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder (1975)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 213 mb
Genre: experimental, avant-garde, musique concrète

Musics For Piano, Whistling, Microphone And Tape Recorder is a 1975 double LP by Canadian visual and sound artist Michael Snow. Released in the US by Chatham Square Productions, while this was reissued on compact disc, this is a vinyl rip.
Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:00 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sergei Rachmaninoff is most known for his piano works. A virtuoso pianist himself, pianists for generations have perceived his music as some of the most important contributions to the repertoire. Sandro Russo is in demand as a soloist all over the world. Everywhere he performs he is unanimously receives accolades for his impressive virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a throwback to the grand tradition of twentieth century piano music with its elegant pianism and beautiful sound. an excellent pianist with good sound, technique and range of styles, (Garrick Ohlsson) an artist to his finger tips musical, intuitive, and a master of the instrument. (Abbey Simon)

International Piano - November-December 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Oct. 20, 2017
International Piano - November-December 2017

International Piano - November-December 2017
English | 84 pages | True PDF | 17 MB

Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 18, 2017
Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)

Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:11:16 | 245 Mb
Classical, Piano, Ragtime | Label: Elektra, Asylum, Nonesuch Records, WEA International

Scott Joplin: Piano Rags is a 1970 ragtime piano album, consisting of compositions by Scott Joplin played by Joshua Rifkin, on the Nonesuch Records label. The original album's cover states the name as Piano Rags by Scott Joplin, as contrasting the album's spine. The record is considered to have been the first to reintroduce the music of pianist and composer Joplin in the early 1970s. It was Nonesuch Records' first million-selling album.

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 18, 2017
Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 56:10 min | 120 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Piano | Label: Brilliant Classics

Louis Aubert was one of a host of the French composers whose music fell into the blind oblivion created by the dazzling talents of Debussy and Ravel. It wasn’t anyone's fault but the effect was the same as if it had been. Imaginative music of some depth and reach has failed to register with more than a few people ‘in the know’. We knew something was up when Marco Polo issued a truly outstanding CD of his orchestral music. This included Le Tombeau de Chateaubriand (1948) - a tremendously imaginative, salt-spray and sun-dazzle Breton marine picture. Aubert was born in Brittany and as Sillages proves the sea flowed through his creative veins. The Chateaubriand picture picks up on the artist's seascapes rather than being the sort of neo-classical anonymity you might have feared from the title.
François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 95:39 minutes | 774 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Brahms is one of François-Frederic Guy’s favourite composer, he has accompanied him all his life, the first work that he performed in public was his First Concerto. The Brahms Project is, above all, conceived as an amorous dictionary of the composer and not an exhaustive complete recording.
Tedi Papavrami & François-Frédéric Guy - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Tedi Papavrami & François-Frédéric Guy - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 220:26 minutes | 2.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Two fabulous artists, accustomed to wining international awards (Gramophon, Editor’s Choice, Diapason d’Or) release the long-awaited complete recording of Beethoven’s Piano and Violin Sonatas: the pianist François-Frédéric Guy and the violinist Tedi Papavrami dive with brio into the composer’s sound maturity demonstration and exploration of the technical limits of the instruments.