Bach: Piano Concertos

Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)

Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 460 Mb | Total time: 69:42+38:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SM2K 52591 | Recorded: 1957, 58, 67, 69

Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best.
-David Hurwitz

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:38 min | 443 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1958/2015

Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger ….
Michael Rische, Rainer Maria Klaas, Kammersymphonie Leipzig - C.P.E. Bach: Piano Concertos Wq.22, Wq.43/5, Wq.46 (2014)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Piano Concertos Wq.22, Wq.43/5, Wq.46 (2014)
Michael Rische, piano; Rainer Maria Klaas, piano; Kammersymphonie Leipzig

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hänssler CLASSIC | # CD 98.027 | Time: 00:58:45

The previous two CDs from pianist Michael Rische of the Piano Concertos of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach have been universally acclaimed for their high degree of musicality and the pianist’s passionate commitment to this composer. And in fact, much of the work of this highly original genius remains to be discovered. The 300th Birthday of Bach's second son offers an ideal occasion to become better acquainted with this extraordinary and surprising composer. In addition to the solo concertos, this CD also presents the Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra Wq 46. In each work, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach makes the claim - once again – of his unique place in the history of music, and as evident in these vital, life-affirming performances, is one of the truly great “rediscovered” composers of the past.

Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos  Music

Posted by sankarihauta at Sept. 26, 2010
Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos

Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos
Classical | 1 CD | Unknown rip | 174 MB | FLAC+CUE, no LOG, no scans | TT: 71:57 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1954, Prague | Released: 2010 | Label: Supraphon SU 4014-2
Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Valclav Talich, Karel Ancerl (conductors)

This is a recording from Richter's early period (relatively). Although there are many other verisons of the Tchaikovsky and Bach concertos, these are rather difficult ones to obtain.
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.
Menahem Pressler - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Menahem Pressler, Kimbo Ishii & Magdeburg Philharmonic - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:51 minutes | 765 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“…..Pressler has played Mozart’s piano concertos with such frequency that they can be reckoned among the works that have occupied him the most in his life. Fortunately, a wish that Pressler and the musicians of the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra had been having for many years finally came true: in May and December 2016, Pressler performed as a soloist in his home town. In May he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B Flat Major K595, and in December he played the Piano Concerto in A Major K488. On the subject of Mozart, he remarks: “In Mozart there are no ‘empty’ passages.
Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, TSO - Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)

Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)
Vadim Repin, violin; Maxim Vengerov, violin; Yevgeny Kissin, piano; Tikhon Khrennikov, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9448 | Time: 01:10:59

Tikhon Khrennikov was certainly an equivocal figure in the history of 20th-century Russian music. A composer with a tendency towards popular theatrical genres and lyricism, the naively optimistic nature of his music was soon noticed by the Soviet government, which took Khrennikov under its wing and appointed him Secretary of the reorganised Union of Composers in 1948 – a post he held for no less than 43 years. During his tenure in the role, Khrennikov witnessed the persecution of numerous artists who refused to comply with the USSR's dictated enthusiasm for all things socialist in musical culture. Such behaviour surely confirms his political stance, and yet it is known that Khrennikov on more than one occasion came to the aid of several musicians, protecting them from arrest and helping to forge the careers of many young and talented artists. This recording is historic in the sense that it features 3 Soviet child prodigies: Yevgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, now household names in western musical life, then the perfect examples of successful Soviet education and training. Khrennikov himself is the soloist in his 3rd piano concerto.
Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)

Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 02:08:32 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This double-CD budget set brings together two performances by Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, collaborating both times with Georg Solti as conductor. Each disc includes a pair of Mozart piano concertos. The music on the first CD, recorded in 1985, has never been released, because, the booklet asserts, post-production work was needed to clean up the acoustics.
Natasa Veljkovic, Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau & Johannes Moesus - Beecke: Piano Concertos (2016)

Natasa Veljkovic, Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau & Johannes Moesus - Beecke: Piano Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:21 min | 358 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Today nothing remains of Ignaz von Beecke’s former renown as a pianist and composer. The early music lexicographers Gerber and Lipowsky were among those who celebrated his renown, but his many works have all been forgotten. And yet he created music of great originality very much absolutely worth getting to know. The present CD featuring his piano concertos is a pioneering effort representing one of the first commercial releases with works by this composer.