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Jascha Horenstein in Paris: Broadcast Recordings · 1952-1966 [9 CD set] [New Links]

Jascha Horenstein in Paris: Broadcast Recordings · 1952-1966 [9 CD set]
9 CDs | EAC Rip | Flac, IMG+Cue, Log | Full Scans | WinRar [rec. rec 5%] | 1.87 GB
Label: Music & Arts | Cat. No. M&A1146(9) | Released 2004 | Various composers | Monique Haas, Marian Anderson, Lola Bobesco, etc.

From the Notes: Taken as a whole, this substantial, important collection gives us a stimulating, revelatory cross-section of Horenstein's conducting over a span of sixteen years. Although many of his commercial recordings date from the same period, we are nonetheless presented with performances both supplementary and complementary to those already available, sinificantly filling our our aural image of Horenstein's accomplishments. May it prove to be but the first of many such surveys of his art to appear. Written by Joel Lazar, Horenstein's personal assistant during the last two years of the legendary Maestro's life, the only young conductor ever to serve in this capacity
Jacques Loussier Trio - Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7 "Theme & Variations" (2003)

Jacques Loussier Trio - Beethoven: Allegretto from Symphony No.7 "Theme & Variations" (2003)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 235 MB. & 122 MB.
500dpi. Complete Scans, PNG (139 MB) / JPG (26 MB) | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2003) | Label: TELARC | Catalog# CD-83580 | 51:34 min.

Released in 2003, Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Theme and Variations features pianist Loussier in a trifecta alongside bassist Ben Dunoyer de Segonzac and drummer André Arpino interpreting ten variations on the Allegretto portion of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. For those unfamiliar, the term Allegretto (translated as "rather fast") refers to the composition's tempo, encompassing a speed of less than 120 but exceeding 108 measures per minute. As he had done in prior outings that incorporated the respective works of Bach, Debussy, and Handel, among others, Loussier approaches the composition with an ear toward the third stream, blending classical pieces to a decidedly jazz orientation.
Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios - Eugene Istomin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose (2007)

Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios - Eugene Istomin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose (2007)
Classical - Chamber | DVD Video | 2 DVD-9 | Complete Scans | 113mins + 98mins | 13.68 GB | FileServe + FileSonic + Hotfile
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 6440 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: EMI Classics
English | Dolby Digital | 48000 Hz | PCM, 2ch, 1536 kb/s | RAR 4% Rec

This set is, indeed, complete, including as it does the six standard trios as well as the op. 11 work that Beethoven originally wrote for a clarinet, but later arranged for violin. The performances were, to judge from viewing, given exclusively for video, no audience evidently being present. The third of the op. 1 set and op.11 are in black and white; everything else is color. Throughout, the picture quality is excellent. The mono sound, however, is disappointing for the vintage: somewhat brittle in the piano and shrill in the violin. Much of this can be corrected with good tone controls, however. Prior to filming these performances, this triumvirate recorded studio versions of these works that were widely admired. Nearly all of what is offered here is in the same class: well-organized, vibrant readings attuned to the wit, drama, and lyricism of these remarkable scores. Everything in op. 1 works well, as does the violin version of op. 11. The two trios in op. 70 are, of course, studies in contrast—No. 1 comprising some of the most explosive chamber music that Beethoven ever composed, No. 2 more lyrical and experimental, its eerie opening being a case in point. Both works are impressively played, No.1 (“Ghost”) projected with thrilling energy and spooky delicacy.
Ransom Wilson, Peter Frankl - Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann: Works for Flute & Piano (2015)

Ransom Wilson, Peter Frankl - Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann: Works for Flute & Piano (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:53 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus Alliance | Catalog: NI6309

Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation. After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1976 he gave his official debut concert in New York City, with Rampal as his guest artist. An exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI followed soon thereafter, along with extensive performances all over the world.

Nikita Mndoyants - Schumann, Beethoven & Prokofiev (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 9, 2017
Nikita Mndoyants - Schumann, Beethoven & Prokofiev (2017)

Nikita Mndoyants - Schumann, Beethoven & Prokofiev (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:23 | 150 MB
Label: Steinway and Sons

Winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Nikita Mndoyants debuts here on the Steinway Label with an electric program. His performances are “flawlessly paced, beautifully detailed and emotionally powerful” (Dallas Morning News). Coming from a family of professional musicians, Nikita Mndoyants began to play piano and compose music at a very young age. He entered Central Music School in Moscow, where he studied piano with Tamara Koloss. He gave his first public recital at age eight, and recorded his first album at age ten. Since 2013 he has been a professor of orchestration at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. As a composer, he received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers and the 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers.
Ania Dorfmann - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ania Dorfmann - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:10 minutes | 710 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Dorfmann was the daughter of a merchant. Her elder brother and sister both played the piano and Ania received her early musical education in Odessa, giving her first solo public concert at the age of eleven. The success of this concert led to plans being made for her to travel to Paris to study with Isidor Philipp; however, her father died at this time and the journey was postponed. When she did finally arrive in Paris with her mother, she was to stay for just under a year, returning to find her native land already in the throes of revolution.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.

Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 4, 2017
Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2017)

Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:17 | 132 MB
Label: Claudio Records

In a career spanning five decades, Sequeira Cost has developed his own musical interpretation for an understanding of the German and French schools, acquired through studies with his teacher, Vianna da Motta, Mark Hamburg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Fevrier. He has performed at the greatest halls around the world, including the Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Tokyo's Suntori Hall and many others. He recently completed performances of the entire cycle of Beethoven Sonatas at Gulbenkian Hall in Losbon, Portugal.
Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hungarian Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (1955/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 478:26 minutes | 4.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Hungarian Quartet, formed in 1935, embodied the very best of the Central European tradition of string-playing, and this cycle, recorded in Paris in the early 1950s, represents an essential staging post in the quest for Beethoven “These performances will give endless pleasure,” wrote Gramophone, “… the ensemble attack and technical proficiency of this quartet are beyond praise … and so is their grasp of the music.” These recordings have now been remastered from the original tapes in 24BIT-96kHz digital sound.

Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 13, 2017
Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 (2017)

Sequeira Costa - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:47 min | 221 MB
Label: Claudio Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

In a career spanning five decades, Sequeria Costa has developed his own musical interpretation from an understanding of the German and French schools, acquired through studies with his teacher, Vianna da Motta (one of the last pupils of Liszt and Hans von Bülow), Mark Hambourg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Fevrier. he has performed at the greatest halls around the world, including the Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Tokyo’s Suntori Hall, St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy center in washington, D.C. and the major London halls. He recently completed performances of the entire cycle of Beethoven Sonatas at the Gulbenkian Hall in Lisbon, Portugal.