Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2

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.
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.

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

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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.
Joonas Ahonen & Pekka Kuusisto - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 4 (2017)

Joonas Ahonen & Pekka Kuusisto - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:56 | 138 MB
Label: BIS

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.
London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:14 | 106 MB
Label: Decca

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos, which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element, and he was a concerto accompanist of renowned sensitivity: ‘the slow movement is particularly sweetly felt,’ as Gramophone remarked in its March 1951 review of the Chopin F minor concerto. In his booklet note, François Hundry (author of the authoritative biography of Ansermet) remarks on the frisson and Romantic sensibility which pianist and conductor create together in this, their only partnership on record.
Nelson Freire - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; Polonaise Héroïque (2015) [TR24][OF]

Nelson Freire - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; Polonaise Héroïque
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 65:36 min | 1.12 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2015

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
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.
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