A Still Motion: Solo Piano

Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)  Music

Posted by varrock at Feb. 22, 2015
Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)

Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 45:42 min | 108 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: Live Your Dream Music

"A New Direction" is the second release from pianist/composer/vocalist Amy Janelle, following her 2010 debut, "Shining True." Since that first recording, Amy moved from the wet and chilly Pacific Northwest to warm and dry Sedona, AZ - a new direction, indeed, and a testament to the philosophy of “living your dream.” "Shining True" includes three vocal pieces, but this time there is just one, the closing track.

Omar Sosa - A New Life (Solo Piano) (2003)  Music

Posted by InFocus at June 26, 2010
Omar Sosa - A New Life (Solo Piano) (2003)

Omar Sosa - A New Life (Solo Piano) (2003)
EAC | FLAC, image, cue, log, scans > 300 MB | MP3 320 > 175 MB (+5% recov.) | 18 tracks
Jazz | Ota Records | RS/HF.com

Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 20, 2016
Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)

Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 59:36 min | 136 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: Elijah Nisenboim / Jufipop

Solo Piano in the style of Keith Jarrett and George Winston. All improvised with no editing.
This is the second in a series of Solo Piano recordings by Elijah Nisenboim. Each track is completely improvised and there is no editing on any of the tracks. It is great companion background music.
Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.

Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian)  Music

Posted by Aregak at April 9, 2017
Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian)

Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian) [2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 569.9 MB
Classical | Label: Hamazkayin | Catalog Number: x

A unique complete collection released for the first time in Los Angeles, California, the Hamazkayin Music Committee is proud to present the works of Aram Khachaturian who was the first composer to place Armenian music on the international podium. By blending his individual creativity with distinctive features common to West European art forms, the style of medieval monophony, Armenian folkloric traditions, the art of ashughs, and the purism of artistic expression of the great Komitas, Khachaturian created a new aesthetic dimension in the art of music…
Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artworks included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10878 | Time: 01:07:13

Barry Douglas’s decision in his Brahms series to mix and match pieces intuitively, rather than employing a strict sequence of genre or chronology, has given this series a pleasing personal slant, and Vol. 5 is no exception. Building the programme around three very different sets of variations, Douglas intersperses the more substantial works with palate-cleansing intermezzos, two little-known early Sarabandes – apparent fugitives from an unfinished Baroque-inspired suite or two – and one of Brahms’s not-so-jokey scherzos, the rugged Op. 4. Indeed, if you like your Brahms super-rugged, this CD will not disappoint. Douglas’s powerful tone and serious demeanour captures the composer’s uncompromising side; yet there’s a sense of flow that makes the intermezzos generous and warm without veering towards the emotionally indulgent. The Variations on a Hungarian Song and the Hungarian Dances are served on the bone with sour cream aplenty.

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95390 | Time: 00:45:40

Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his solo piano music belongs in the genre explored so thoroughly for Brilliant Classics by Jeroen van Veen, whose prolific recording history includes hugely popular albums of Philip Glass (BC9419) and Michael Nyman (BC95112), Ludovico Einaudi (BC94910) and Yann Tiersen (BC95129) and his fellow Dutch musician Jakob ter Veldhuis (BC94873) and himself (BC9454). The appetite for slowly moving, unchallenging, post-Minimalist music is apparently infinite, and so this new album is sure to be a success.
Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 20, 2017
Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2017)

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:00 min | 239 MB
Label: Steinway and Sons | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

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)