Chopin Sonata 2 op 35, First Movement

Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin, Volume 2 (1987)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 23, 2015
Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin, Volume 2 (1987)

Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Chopin, Volume 2 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS | # MK 42412 | Time: 01:05:00

Other than Rubinstein, there is no greater Chopin interpreter than Horowitz, and in his single greatest work – the second sonata which is the highlight of this disc – I find Horowitz preferable because Rubinstein takes the great funeral march of the third movement too slowly, whereas Horowitz' direct approach conveys an even deeper sense of melancholy and tragedy. That said, this is a superb sampling of Horowitz' art, even better than the first volume of this series, with unworldly playing and fine sound quality for an analogue recording. The second sonata is second to none, and the shorter pieces are all very familiar and superbly played.

Helene Grimaud Performs Chopin and Rachmaninov  Music

Posted by happy_lappy at Sept. 26, 2008
Helene Grimaud Performs Chopin and Rachmaninov

Helene Grimaud Performs Chopin and Rachmaninov (piano)
Classical | MP3 320kps | WinRar 180 MB

Juxtaposing the Second Piano sonatas of Chopin and Rachmaninov, Helene Grimaud's new programme encapsulates the very soul of the Romantic piano. Revel in the sheer colour and uncompromising emotion of this music.

Chopin & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas - Helene Grimaud [FLAC]  Music

Posted by incerta at March 14, 2007
Chopin & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas - Helene Grimaud [FLAC]

Chopin & Rachmaninov - Piano Sonatas
Performed by Helene Grimaud | Deutsche Grammophon
EAC Secure Rip | FLAC image | Embedded and external cuesheets | Front Cover | RS | RAR (5% recovery record) | 3 parts, 205 MB
Tatiana Nikolayeva - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008) [The Russian Piano Tradition]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Op.44; Concert Fantasy, Op.56 (2008)
Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano; USSR State Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Nikolai Anosov & Kyrill Kondrashin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Appian | # APR5666 | Time: 01:16:08

These three titles inaugurate the Goldenweiser School, the last of the three great teaching traditions to be covered in this comprehensive survey of the many great pianists who worked in Russia in the Soviet era. Along with Goldenweiser himself we start with Nikolayeva and Ginzburg. The bulk of the issues in THE RUSSIAN PIANO TRADITION will be divided into 'schools' which represent the three main teachers of this period - Neuhaus, Goldenweiser and Igumnov, - and their pupils. Today Nikolayeva (1924-1993) is remembered mainly as a Bach player and also as the definitive performer of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes & Fugues, which were inspired by, and written for, her after the composer heard her play Bach in the 1950 Leipzig Bach competition (which she won). However, to limit Nikolayeva's reputation to these two composers would be doing her a great disservice. She had a vast repertoire and her recordings include concertos by Bartok, Medtner, Prokofiev Stravinsky and several Soviet composers - including her own concerto, as she was also a composer! Further, she recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas and much other standard repertoire from the 19th century. This CD presents two recording premieres - the first ever recording of the Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasy Op56 and the first recording of the original version of Tchaikovsky's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 1, 2017
Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:23 | 159 MB
Label: Piano Classics

From Viner’s fingers the iridescent showers of notes cascade with scintillating exuberance… A blazing young British talent. Viner manages a near impossible feat, bringing the melody to the fore with incredibly natural phrasing.
VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)

VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 202 CDs, 244:56:30 min | Scans included | 61,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips Records

The box set comprised 100 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical.
Viacheslav Grohovski, Christiane Mathe, Rafal Lewandowski, Annie D'Arco - Essential Chopin (2017)

Viacheslav Grohovski, Christiane Mathe, Rafal Lewandowski, Annie D'Arco - Essential Chopin
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 173:40 min | 403 MB
Label: Paradise Classical | Tracks: 51 | Rls.date: 2017

Except for some Polish songs and a few works for cello and piano trio, Chopin devoted his life to the creation of a richly melodic and harmonically original literature for the keyboard. From dances of his Polish homeland (such as the polonaise and the mazurka) to original "free" forms (such as the ballade), his music is still loved today and studied by both composition and keyboard students. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny
David Kenedy & Rianka Bouwmeester - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Chopin: Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017) [24/96]

David Kenedy & Rianka Bouwmeester - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Chopin: Sonata for Cello & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:26 minutes | 926 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Husband and wife duo David Kenedy and Rianka Bouwmeester partner for the first time in a new recording of two late works by Chopin and Schubert. In this very personal recital, Kenedy explores his own musical history and connection with the songs of Schubert: The Arpeggione Sonata is one of Schubert’s most lyrical instrumental works, almost a song cycle in itself, whilst Chopin’s passionate Sonata brims with feeling, as well as quoting musically from Schubert’s Winterreise in several places.
Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:02 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

British pianist Angela Brownridge presents the second of three Challenge Classics recordings exploring classical and romantic masterpieces. Following a disc of Beethoven Pianos Sonatas, here she performs some of the cornerstones of Chopin's creative output - the Four Ballades, the Second Piano Sonata and Fantasie, Op.49.
Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:11 minutes | 1.94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This classic 1977 release features a stunning interpretation of Chopin's Préludes by pianist Martha Argerich, still considered a reference recording of the set by many critics. The programme also an equally impressive Piano Sonata No. 2, recorded in 1975.