Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2

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.
Joaquim Homs - Piano Sonata No. 2, Presences, 9 Sketches (Maso)

Joaquim Homs - Piano Sonata No. 2, Presences, 9 Sketches (Maso)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 213 Mb
Label: MarcoPolo - Date: 2004

Joaquim Homs was a Catalonian composer, schooled in Schoenberg's twelve-tone techniques, so one might expect to hear music that shouts "I'm different, I'm learned, respect me!" However, Homs' piano music, particularly as played by Jordi Masó, speaks more for the person who wrote it, rather than for itself. Much of it is atonal and composed following prescribed techniques, but it is at the same time very evocative and emotionally expressive.
AllMusic
S.Rachmaninov - Piano Sonata No.2, Piano Pieces - Kateryna Titova

S.Rachmaninov - Piano Sonata No.2, Piano Pieces - Kateryna Titova
CD | APE + CUE + EAC LOG | Cover + Booklet | 167.8Mb | 54:06 | SONY Classical (2008)

There's no question about pianist Kateryna Titova's technique in her debut recital, and a good thing, too, since the program consists entirely of works by Rachmaninov, the composer of some of the most transcendentally difficult piano music of the fin de siècle. But no matter what the Russian composer asks for -- be it the tumults of notes that open the Allegro agitato of his Second Piano Sonata, the ethereal ostinatos that start the Prélude in G minor, the monumental sonorities that fill the Prélude in C sharp minor, or the feathery arabesques that saturate the composer's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee -- the young Ukrainian-born, German-based pianist nails them all. If that were all Titova brought to this music, it would be remarkable but not unusual; there are many pianists out there who could do the same...
James Leonard, Rovi

Evgeny Kissin - KISSIN PLAYS CHOPIN PIANO SONATA NO.3, MAZURKAS etc.  

Posted by Mr.<big> BIG</big> at June 18, 2007
Evgeny Kissin - KISSIN PLAYS CHOPIN PIANO SONATA NO.3, MAZURKAS etc.

ClassicalMusic-Concert - Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3, Mazurkas etc.
DivX 656 x 480 | 93:58 | 370 MB (4*92.6)

Recorded at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Yokohama/Japan on October 25, 1986


Evgeny Kissin - KISSIN PLAYS CHOPIN PIANO SONATA NO.3, MAZURKAS etc.
Marc-André Hamelin Schumann: Fantasy in C, Piano Sonata no 2, Etudes

Marc-André Hamelin  Schumann: Fantasy in C, Piano Sonata no 2, Etudes

MP3 320kbps 165MB

Marc-André Hamelin, OC, CQ, (born September 5, 1961) is a French-Canadian classical pianist and composer.
Born in Montréal, Quebec, Hamelin is internationally renowned for his effortless musical virtuosity and refined pianism - many regard him as the supreme technician of the instrument. Perhaps best known for his attention to lesser-known composers especially of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century (Leo Ornstein, Nikolai Roslavets, Georgy Catoire, Charles Ives), and for performing difficult works by pianist-composers such as Leopold Godowsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan and Kaikhosru Sorabji, he is equally at home with the standard repertoire.
He was the winner of the 1985 Carnegie Hall International Competition of American Music. In 2004 Hamelin received the international record award in Cannes. He has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec (National Order of Quebec).



Chopin - Emanuel Ax - Piano Concertos No. 2, Fantasia, Polonaise (1998)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Grand Fantasia on Polish Airs / Grande Polonaise brilliante
Emanuel Ax / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Sir Charles Mackerras
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 231 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SK 63371 | Country/Year: Europe 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"…But if the concerto proves too rarefied, much sturdier fare is provided in the Fantasia on Polish Airs in A major, Op. 13, and the Andante spianato and grande polonaise, two concertante works that have moments of serene beauty similar to those in the Piano Concerto No. 2, but are balanced with bravura passages for both the pianist and orchestra. Sony's sound quality is pleasantly balanced and naturally resonant." ~allmusicguide
Chopin - Ivo Pogorelich / Chicago SO / Claudio Abbado - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Polonaise No. 5 (1983)

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Polonaise No. 5
Ivo Pogorelich / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 136 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 410 507-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1983
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Chopin: Piano Sonata 3 etc / Ingrid Fliter  

Posted by Berthold_80 at March 18, 2010
Chopin: Piano Sonata 3 etc / Ingrid Fliter

Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 etc - Ingrid Fliter
EMI | 2008
Lossless: EAC | ape (img + cue) | no log | 188 MB
Lossy: dBpoweramp | mp3 | CBR 320 kbps | 166 MB

“…an exciting technique and keen intelligence animated by an impetuous temperament…a remarkable talent.”
(The New York Times)
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.