5 Bagatelles

Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 5 - Havard Gimse (2004) {Naxos 8.555853}

Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 5 - Håvard Gimse (2004) {Naxos 8.555853}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 173 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
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© 2004 Naxos | 8.555853
Classical / Late Romantic / Early Modern / Piano

All the pieces recorded here come from the 1920s, the period of the Sixth and Seventh Symphonies, and are rarities. Among the finest are the Five Sketches, which come from the very end of the decade and more among Sibelius’s last published works. They may be slight but they are highly individual and hive great finesse. The Village Church from Op. 103 has overtones of the Andante festivo for strings, and The Oarsman seems to ruminate on ideas in the Seventh Symphony. Sibelius’s piano-writing may have evoked little enthusiasm during his lifetime and it is true that, by the exalted standards he set elsewhere, it is limited in resource and scale. But pieces like In Mournful Mood and Landscape from Op. 114 are curiously haunting. So is the rest of the Op. 114 set, and its neglect has been our loss.

Sean Shibe - Dreams & Fancies (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 2, 2017
Sean Shibe - Dreams & Fancies (2017)

Sean Shibe - Dreams & Fancies
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:15 min | 239 MB
Label: Delphian | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

Barely half a century ago, the guitar was such a rarity in the concert hall that even an outstanding player like Julian Bream was remarkable as a pioneer as much as for his exceptional technique and musicality. Today, by contrast, the field is richly populated thanks not only to Bream's own inspiring example to younger players but also to the vastly increased repertoire, so much of which he also instigated.
Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Fur Elise; Eroica-Variationen Op. 35; 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

Alfred Brendel - Ludwig van Beethoven: Für Elise; Eroica-Variationen, Op. 35;
6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 (1985)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 143 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 227-2 | Time: 00:49:56

Like Gilels, Brendel treats the Op. 35 Variations as far more than a poor relation of the Eroica Symphony finale. His approach has less of the urgent, seemingly improvisatory thrust which makes the Gilels DG performance (on LP only) so compelling, but the sharpness with which he characterizes each variation is a delight, each time bringing a moment of revelation, and often relating this essentially middle-period work to much later inspirations. The six Bagatelles of Op. 126 equally find Brendel giving these fragments a weight, concentration and seriousness to reflect what else Beethoven was writing at the time. There is a gruffness of expression with charm eliminated. The third Bagatelle is the more moving for its simple gravity, and only in the final one of the group does Brendel allow himself to relax in persuasive warmth. Fur Elise makes a simple, haunting prelude to the group and the six Ecossaises a jolly postude with Brendel evoking the bluff jollity of Austrian dance music.
Dvorak - Chamber Works II (2013) (Guarneri Trio Prague & Panocha String Quartet) (7CD Box Set)

Dvorak - Chamber Works II (2013) (Guarneri Trio Prague & Panocha String Quartet) (7CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1873 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1147 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Supraphon - SU 4138-2 /

This second volume of miscellaneous chamber works contains all of the music that is not a formal quartet, quintet, or sextet. In includes the piano trios, the wonderful Terzetto for two violins and viola, works for solo instrument and piano, pieces for piano four-hands, and all of those little, undefinable works, some of which (such as the Bagatelles for two violins, cello, and harmonium) are magnificent.
Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)

Nelson Goerner - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 'Hammerklavier' & Bagatelles, Op. 126 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 191 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 161 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha, ALPHA 239 | 2016 | 01:02:58

He is nicknamed ‘the poet of the piano’, an epithet confirmed by each of his appearances in concert or on record, most recently with his multi-award-winning Debussy and Chopin CDs. Nelson Goerner already has an imposing discography, but this is the first time he has tackled Beethoven on a recording: he has chosen the ‘Hammerklavier’, a work of unparalleled dimensions, complexity and profundity . . . But is this artist, whom a Buenos Aires newspaper praised after a recital at the famous Teatro Colón for his ‘ability to combine intellectual lucidity, undeniable depth, and a technical ease that enables him to express his ideas’, not the perfect interpreter for that monumental composition?
Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)
All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling
USSR State Russian Chorus, Artistic Director Alexander Sveshnikov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00732 | Time: 01:19:37

This live Appassionata, from a Moscow recital of 1959, is one of the most thrilling piano performances ever recorded. Sviatoslav Richter fills every moment of the first movement with intense drama, creates the illusion of total repose in the central variations, and then takes off in the finale with an exhibition of musical virtuosity and ever-increasing tension that becomes almost unbearably intense (and unbelievably fast and accurate). The studio Pathétique is quite fine, and the Fantasy (sung in Russian!) well performed by all but still rather quaint in its effect. But don't miss that Appassionata!

Bedrich Smetana - Piano Works Vol. 5 (2011)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Dec. 30, 2011
Bedrich Smetana - Piano Works Vol. 5 (2011)

Bedrich Smetana - Piano Works Vol. 5 (2011)
Classical/Romantic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h18m | 212mb
Label: Supraphon | cat. no. SU 3845-2
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126 (2007/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33 & Op. 126
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 41:34 min | 358 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2007/2015

There are always two caveats with any recording by Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. First, Gould was always humming and moaning along with his own performances. Second, he fooled around with tempo, articulation, rhythm, form, structure, and expressive markings. This means potential listeners must always be advised that any expectations they bring to the music will almost always be utterly confounded by Gould's performance. So it is here in his 1974 recording of Beethoven's Bagatelles Opp. 33 and 126.
Bruce Hungerford - The Beethoven Legacy: Piano Sonatas (2003) 5 CD Box Set

Bruce Hungerford - The Beethoven Legacy: Piano Sonatas (2003) 5 CD Box Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 05:45:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Piano Classics | # PCLM0036

Born in Australia Bruce Hungerford (1922-1977) studied with the legendary Ignaz Friedman in Sydney. His move to the USA brought him in contact with Myra Hess, who gave him valuable coaching, and later with Carl Friedberg. His prodigious qualities caught the attention of the Solomon brothers of the American Vanguard Classics label who contracted him for a complete Beethoven cycle recording. Sadly Hungerford died in a car accident halfway the project. Piano Classics is happy to issue his Beethoven Legacy for the first time in one CD box set. Hungerford’s Beethoven is powerful, full of dramatic contrasts and effects, but also of great tenderness and wit, the full spectrum of Beethoven’s genius and humanity. Apart from his superb pianism and musicianship, Hungerford is also remembered as a professional palaeontologist and Egyptologist.
Beethoven - The Complete Orchestral Works, vol.12: Piano Concerto No.5 'Emperor'; Choral Fantasy (2015)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op.73; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2015)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1285 | Time: 00:53:59

Though close to each other in date, the two works on this disc, which are the last in which Beethoven wrote for piano and orchestra together, are in other respects quite dissimilar. The Emperor is a standard piano concerto or so it seems to us, because it was uniquely influential in defining the form for the next 100 years. To its first audiences it must have seemed highly individual, and even idiosyncratic. The Choral Fantasy, on the other hand, appears to us an unorthodox, even unique conception, much freer in form, as befits the title fantasy which Beethoven chose for it. Yet both are entirely characteristic of the composer in their deployment of a structure that served the purposes of the content of the work itself to its greatest advantage. Concluding the Complete Orchestral Works of Beethoven, this vol. 12 finds Thomas Dausgaard, Boris Berezovsky and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra on top form.