Chopin 2015

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.
Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou - The Chopin Album (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou - The Chopin Album (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.37 GB
Genre: Classical | Rls.date: 2015 | Official Digital Download - Source: qobuz

On her new album, cello superstar Sol Gabetta teams up with one of the best young artists, French pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Gabetta and Chamayou have played together on many occasions and quickly became both friends and artistic partners. They collaborated on the album concept and will tour this repertoire in Europe throughout 2015. The Chopin Album contains a selection of pieces by well-loved composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) as well as music by his close friend, the composer and cellist Auguste-Joseph Franchomme (1808-1884).

Urszula Kryger, Charles Spencer - Chopin: Polish Songs (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 16, 2017
Urszula Kryger, Charles Spencer - Chopin: Polish Songs (2006)

Urszula Kryger, Charles Spencer - Chopin: Polish Songs (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:49 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55270

Frédéric Chopin's songs, in Polish, certainly stand to one side of his piano repertory. The 19 songs presented here were composed for personal use, addressed either to friends and lovers or to emigrés who, like Chopin, sympathized with Polish nationalist causes. There was no market for Polish-language songs in Paris, and these were not published until after the composer's death. Yet they are recognizably products of his muse, and their specialized quality sheds the light of insight onto the composer's piano music.
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5, Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade (Andris Nelsons, Yefim Bronfman) (2015)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19453 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 22,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3980 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 5,91 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR

Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after young conductors on the international scene today and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent in Summer 2011 when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival. This concert, available on DVD and Blu-ray features, amongst a programme of Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven and Dvořák, the Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Beethoven’s majestic Fifth Piano Concerto and Chopin’s Etude in F major.
Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The 100th Anniversary Edition (2015) (50 CD Box Set)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The 100th Anniversary Edition (2015) (50 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 50 CDs, 55:00:00 min | 12,9 Gb | Scans -> 50,8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Melodiya

For the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter, Firma Melodiya presents its arguably biggest project in its semicentennial history: a 50-CD set of Sviatoslav Richters concert recordings! This collection is far from the complete phonographic legacy of the great musician. Nevertheless, the set includes plenty of exclusive, previously unreleased recordings that will make the hearts of even most erudite connoisseurs and collectors rejoice.

Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 30, 2017
Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches

Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches (American Literature Readings in the 21st Century) by Kate O’Donoghue and Heather Ostman
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1137551798 | 216 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Géza Anda - The Telefunken Recordings (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Géza Anda - The Telefunken Recordings (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:59 minutes | 905 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Géza Anda: The Telefunken Recordings - masterpieces of incisive poetry and brilliant technique.
These recordings are characterised by Géza Anda's distinctive balance of spontaneity and intellectual control, incisive poetry and brilliant technique. Géza Anda bestows upon his audience not only a pianistic and musical moment of glory, but also invites them to witness the birth of a pianistic aestheticism where objectivity and fantasy are no contradiction but are dependent on each other.
Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

Maria João Pires - Frédéric Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 096-2 | Time: 01:49:11

Passion rather than insouciance is Pires’s keynote. Here is no soft, moonlit option but an intensity and drama that scorn all complacent salon or drawing-room expectations. How she relishes Chopin’s central storms, creating a vivid and spectacular yet unhistrionic contrast with all surrounding serenity or ‘embalmed darkness’. The con fuoco of Op. 15 No. 1 erupts in a fine fury and in the first Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1, Pires’s sharp observance of Chopin’s appassionato marking comes like a prophecy of the coda’s sudden blaze. Such resolution and psychological awareness make you realize that Chopin, like D. H. Lawrence, may well have thought that “there must be a bit of fear, and a bit of horror in your life”. Chopin, Pires informs us in no uncertain terms, was no sentimentalist.
Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Lortie - Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 4 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 83:09 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the fourth volume of Louis Lortie's highly-successful series devoted to Chopin. The recording perfectly illustrates how Chopin elevated the waltz to a genre of musical art, from danses de salon evocative of a genial milieu to 'works' with proper opus numbers. Growing up in the 1820s, the composer at first viewed the waltz purely pragmatically, as a means to a social end in the dance salon. But after spending time in Vienna and Paris in the 1830s he decided that a waltz might be worthy of the deeper appreciation accorded a 'work'.
Garrick Ohlsson - Scriabin: Complete Poemes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Garrick Ohlsson - Scriabin: Complete Poemes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:31 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For all of his short adult life, Alexander Scriabin wroteor planned to writemonumental works of great import, and in between these efforts he produced a steady torrent of miniatures, tiny concentrated droplets of this same expansive genius. Fascinatingly, the composer's designation 'poème' is applied both to ground-breaking symphonic perorations and to the extended series of thirty-four little piano pieces, written over more than a decade and often grouped into little sets. Their inspirations are as varied as their titlesfrom black magic to cosmic aspirationand they offer a key into their composer's inner world.