Berman Prokofiev

Boris Berman - Prokofiev: Complete Piano Sonatas (1998) 3CD  Music

Posted by SuniR at Sept. 13, 2016
Boris Berman - Prokofiev: Complete Piano Sonatas (1998) 3CD

Boris Berman - Prokofiev: Complete Piano Sonatas (1998) 3CD
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 596 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 447 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Piano | Label: Chandos, CHAN 9637 | 1998 | 03:07:42

Russian by birth, later American by choice, Boris Berman has achieved an important place among contemporary pianists in both the music of his native country and the works of other 20th century composers. Prokofiev and Berman - a potent combination readily apparent to anyone who has been following Berman's recordings of the complete keyboard works for Chandos… With a cool head, a warm heart, and lapidary precision, Berman defined the essential character of each score, impeccably integrating all the important musical gestures into a satisfying total picture…for a grand tour through the total Prokofiev, I can't imagine a more observant or articulate guide. –New York Magazine

Lazar Berman - The Complete Sony Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 24, 2016
Lazar Berman - The Complete Sony Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)

Lazar Berman - The Complete Sony Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 671 Mb
Label: Sony - Naxos | Release Year: 2016

In 1976, when the cold war was cold indeed, wrote the New York Times, Lazar Berman appeared virtually unannounced from behind the Iron Curtain and provided the West with an exotic glimpse of a secretive Soviet musical life. On his first United States tour, Mr. Berman made an overwhelming impression as a performer who did more than just overcome technical problems; he seemed to crush them into insignificance. Bermans recordings, though relatively few in number, confirmed that impression.

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at April 8, 2015
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (repost)

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer by Boris Berman
English | Apr 24, 2008 | ISBN: 0300114907 | 256 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)  Music

Posted by Benzok at Jan. 21, 2011
Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)

Lazar Berman Live at Carnegie Hall 1979 (2008)
Lazar Berman Live At Carnegie Hall (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 573 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Sony Classical (Japan) | 2CD

Berman’s first teacher was his mother, herself a pupil of Isabella Vengerova, but at an early age he had lessons from Savshinsky of the Leningrad Conservatory. Berman first played in public at the age of four, and at the age of seven he took part in a concert at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, subsequently being asked to record Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor K. 397, and a composition of his own…

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 9, 2009
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer
Boris Berman | ISBN: 0300114907 | PDF | 255 pages | 2008 | 6 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre. For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled “Master Class” he offers suggestions for interpretation and specific advice for performing. Berman also corrects for the first time various misprints in published scores and includes a helpful glossary of musical terms.

Catharina Berman photographed by Fran Dominguez for PSM  Girls

Posted by nrg at Feb. 17, 2017
Catharina Berman photographed by Fran Dominguez for PSM

Catharina Berman - Fran Domínguez Photoshoot 2017
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London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev's 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It's perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets.
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.
Ufuk & Bahar Dordoncu - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich: Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich:
Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hat[now]ART | # 177 | Time: 00:59:54

These are excellent performances of exceptionally interesting repertoire. Prokofiev himself arranged 19 numbers from his Cinderella ballet for solo piano, so he surely would not have objected in principle to their reworking for two pianos; nor in practice, I suspect, because Pletnev’s arrangements are fabulously idiomatic and the playing here has all the requisite sparkle and drive. Shostakovich’s Op 6 Suite is far too seldom heard. True, it is an apprentice piece and open to criticism – both the first two movements peter out rather unconvincingly and the blend of grandiosity à la Rachmaninov and academic dissection of material à la Taneyev is not always a happy or very original one. But as a learning experience the Suite was a vital springboard for the First Symphony a couple of years later and there is real depth of feeling in the slow movement, as well as intimations elsewhere of the obsessive drive of the mature Shostakovich. What a phenomenally talented 16-year-old he was!

Lazar Berman - Schumann: Piano Sonatas (1978)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 22, 2016
Lazar Berman - Schumann: Piano Sonatas (1978)

Lazar Berman - Schumann: Piano Sonatas (1978)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 00:48:27 | 120 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya

Firma Melodiya presents recordings by one of the best known pianists of the 20th century Lazar Berman.
A graduate of the Central Music School and Moscow Conservatory where he studied under professor Alexander Goldenweiser, Lazar Berman, while still a student, became a prize-winner of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Berlin, and the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels and Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. He who struck the audience with his phenomenal virtuosity and unsurpassed technique became the best interpreter of Liszt’s music in this country (in particular, he was the first Soviet pianist who recorded all twelve of Liszt’s Transcendental Études).