Bach: Piano Concertos

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.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.
Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos (2017)

Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:20 min | 229 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn and Max Bruch belong to the standard German romantic repertoire for piano duos. Genova & Dimitrov have recorded them as well as the concertos of Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, and Robert Casadesus. If until these composers the piano above all functioned to develop complex melodic and harmonic relations, then the Hungarian composer, pianist, folk music researcher, editor, and teacher Béla Bartók moved the piano or pianos closer to the percussion family.
Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:53:12 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: URANIA

The appeal of this release hinges more on its sound quality than on the quality of its well-known and excellent performances. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very good. One can more or less hear Richter – details of articulation occasionally get lost, inner voices are sometimes obscured, and bigger sonorities are often opaque – but he sounds like he's miles away. One can hear Sanderling and the USSR Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra only faintly when they're quiet, somewhat better when they're louder, and all too well when they're really loud. There have been better releases of these recordings in the past – many listeners prefer the 1995 BMG-Melodiya issues – and there will likely be better releases in the future. This one's not worth it except for Richter specialists who have to have every release of every performance Richter ever recorded.
Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:15 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 2894775795

One hates to admit it, but at this point in his career, pianist Maurizio Pollini is no longer a Mozart player. Although a supreme virtuoso, a passionate intellectual, and a consummate artist, Pollini has grown too brilliant, too intense, and too calculating for Mozart. Pollini's tone is crystalline, his textures are transparent and his tempos are perfect in this breathtaking 2005 recording of the G major and C major piano concertos, but it all seems too cold and too objective. Although he is also directing the Wiener Philharmoniker from the piano, this doesn't seem to encumber Pollini's virtuosity in any way; indeed, he appears to enjoy the challenge, audibly coaxing more force from the musicians' playing.
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.
Gottlieb Wallisch, Piatti Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos 12, 13, 14 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/192] REPOST

Gottlieb Wallisch, Piatti Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos 12, 13, 14 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 2,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Piatti Quartet's debut recording features master Mozartian Gottlieb Wallisch in a stunning performance of his fellow Austrian's own rarely-heard chamber orchestrations.
Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:36 min | 236 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

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.