Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 218 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:23 min

Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015 Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, on 23 September 1995, Aimi began her piano studies aged three, and made her first appearance with orchestra at the age of seven, followed by her international debut two years later. Since then, Aimi has appeared at the Carnegie Hall in New York no less than four times.
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin / Liszt: Solo Piano (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 65:27 minutes | 526 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015 Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015…
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:27 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

A finalist in the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, Japanese pianist Aimi Kobayashi shows her evident sympathy for the music of the Polish composer here. His Second Piano Sonata, complete with its Funeral March finale, is played with winning poetry in a fine performance that’s alive to the vividly contrasted moments of light and shade. The more demonstrative music of Liszt, too, finds Kobayashi an imaginative interpreter. She tackles the Dante Sonata with energy, and tunes into the contemplative mood of the three Petrarch Sonnets with creativity and personality.
Ivo Pogorelich - Frederic Chopin Recital: Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes (1981)

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin Recital (1981)
Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 123-2 | 00:47:24

When Pogorelich did not make the finals of the 1980 Warsaw Competition (where they play exclusively Chopin), his response was to sign with Deutsche Grammophon for his first recording and he made it an all-Chopin affair. From his stunning opening take on Chopin's Sonata #2, to a Funeral March restored to its grandeur, to the breaktaking final moments of the Scherzo #3, Pogorelich announced to the music world that he'd arrived.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.
Idil Biret - Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No. 2/Anton Webern: Variations (Opus 27) (1973) {Finnadar}

Idil Biret - Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No. 2/Anton Webern: Variations (Opus 27) (1973) {Finnadar}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: classical

This is a 1973 album by Turkish pianist Idil Biret. She performs a composition by Pierre Boulez and one by Anton Weberb. This was released on the Atlantic Records' classical subsidiary, Finnadar.
Nadejda Vlaeva - Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata No.2, Three Mazurkas, Jugoslavische Suite, Fantasiestücke, Lyrica nova (2016)

Nadejda Vlaeva - Bortkiewicz: Piano Sonata No.2, Three Mazurkas, Jugoslavische Suite, Fantasiestücke, Lyrica nova (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:06 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68118

Well into the first half of the 20th century, Sergei Bortkiewicz remained an unreconstructed Romantic composer, a product of the influences of Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, and Robert Schumann in his youth, and his long career showed little change in this style. Bortkiewicz's solo piano music offers flashes of technical brilliance, and in some ways it is comparable to the early work of his Russian contemporaries, Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Scriabin, though its sentimentality often makes it seem derivative of parlor music of the fin de siècle.
Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades & Piano Sonata No. 2 (2017)

Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades & Piano Sonata No. 2
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:02 min | 153 MB
Label: Challenge Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Bryce Morrison: Today it is difficult to appreciate the impact Chopin’s music had on his first listeners. His mix of Slavonic passion and Gallic precision (his father was of French ancestry) created a world of such imaginative daring that it left his audiences bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Enigmatic to the last Chopin held aloof from such comments and left the more fancifully inclined to draw their own subjective conclusions.
Maria Joao Pires, Sinfonia Varsovia, Christopher Warren-Green - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Nocturnes (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21; Nocturnes (2015)
Maria João Pires, piano; Sinfonia Varsovia; Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina | # NIFCCD 040 | Time: 01:15:55

This grande dame of the piano world, possessed of an extraordinarily modest, charming personality – focused on the music, devoted to deeply understanding it – has performed three times during the Chopin and His Europe Festival at the invitation of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The recordings on this album come from her concerts in 2010 (when she performed the Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green) and 2014 (when she performed a recital including, among other items, the Nocturnes presented here). A presentation of – by nature – completely different interpretations, which nonetheless form an extraordinarily coherent artistic whole. Superb creations displaying the most beautiful side of pianistic art.
Nelson Freire - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise heroique (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise (2015)
Nelson Freire, piano; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Lionel Bringuier

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5332 DH | Time: 01:05:42

In the third of three new landmark albums on the Decca label, Nelson Freire marks his 70th birthday year with a stunning recording of Chopin’s lyrical and brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2. The recording was made in Cologne with the Gurzenich-Orchester Koln and Lionel Bringuier, one of the most talked-about of the younger generation of conductors. The release also features some favorite Chopin solo works including a Ballade, Berceuse, Polonaise and three Mazurkas.