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.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Orchestral Suites (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 03:20:39 | 1,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1721/22

Listening to this irresistibly joyful and magnificently musical set of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites, one is immediately struck by two thoughts. First, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan have been wasting their time concentrating on Bach's dour cantatas, and second, Bach himself was wasting his time writing his melancholy church music when he could have been composing infinitely more cheerful secular music. While Suzuki and his crew have turned in superlatively performed, if spectacularly severe recording of the cantatas, they sound just as virtuosic and vastly more comfortable here.
Danny Driver, BBC Scottish SO, Rebecca Miller - Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)

Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)
The Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Volume 70
Danny Driver, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Miller, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68130 | Time: 01:09:31

Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches its 70th album with this program of three concertos by women. The ongoing success of the series suggests that audiences are ready and waiting for wider repertoire, and pianist Danny Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Rebecca Miller deliver a real find here. The Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 45, of American composer Amy Beach has been performed and recorded, but it's been in search of a recording that captures the autobiographical quality of the work, well sketched out in the booklet notes by Nigel Simeone. Essentially, Beach faced creative repression from her religious mother and to a lesser extent from her husband, who allowed her to compose, but only rarely to perform. These experiences, it may be said, poured out in this towering Brahmsian, four-movement piano concerto, which sets up an unusual quality of struggle between soloists and orchestra. It's this dynamic that's so well captured by Driver and Miller (who happen to be married to each other). Sample the opening movement, which has lacked this quality in earlier performances.
Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD

Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 462 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 27 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO Records, #777 658-2 | 01:55:55

Although Kabalevsky is ranked with Shostakovich and Prokofiev among the former Soviet Union's leading composers, he is relatively unknown to today's listening public. His natural talent for catchy melodies, clear structures, and drive appealing to listening audiences made it easy for him to write music that is pleasantly tickling to the ears on a first listen, and holds its own on theoretical analysis. This is masterfully written music of great appeal and full of wit and charm.
Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the first of three volumes featuring Beethoven's five piano concertos performed by Olli Mustonen, acting here as both soloist and conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The Finnish musician is known for delivering fresh, visionary readings of popular standard repertoire music, such as Beethoven's concertos which he had never recorded before. Mustonen has maintained a close relationship with chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta, accompanying this ambitious recording project with acclaimed tour performances. Also a published composer, Mustonen is playing his own cadenzas in the First Concerto.
Stephen Drury, David Tudor, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Peltz - John Cage: The Piano Concertos (1997) (Repost)

Stephen Drury, David Tudor, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Peltz - John Cage: The Piano Concertos (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:55 | 247 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: MODE57

The Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra is one of Cage's most delicate works. The orchestra is treated as a group of soloists throughout, and for the most part operate with a small set of pitches and timbres, but is extended by a large array of percussion instruments played by four players. The piano, played by the superb contemporary piano interpreter Stephen Drury, weaves between the orchestral sonorities, rarely taking extended solos, as the piece becomes progressively more sparse until it tapers into silence at the end.
Jean-Philippe Sylvestre - Mathieu & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (Live) (2017)

Jean-Philippe Sylvestre - Mathieu & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 54:28 min | 203 MB
Label: ATMA Classique ‎– ACD22763 | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

On his debut ATMA recording, Québécois pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre revives André Mathieu’s Concerto de Québec alongside Rachmaninov’s colossal Piano Concerto No. 2. This album features the Orchestre Métropolitain under Alain Trudel, and was recorded live during the 2017 Festival Classica.