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.
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.
Chopin - Pizzaro - Sonatas Opp. 35 & 58, Barcarolle Op. 60 & Variations Op. 12 (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Frederic Chopin - Artur Pizzaro - Sonatas Opp. 35 & 58, Barcarolle Op. 60 & Variations Op. 12
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz: 1,35 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 250 | Country/Year: UK 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Source: linnrecords

…Pizarro's Linn recordings all reveal a rich and powerful piano sound with a tremendous dynamic range and an extreme treble end that strikes my ears as much more musical than the steely-hard timbre of the high notes often heard on recordings. Part of the explanation could be that Pizarro doesn't play the typical Steinway; these recordings feature the Bluthner piano, made in the former East Germany for a century and a half. The listener is acoustically seated very close to the piano, making the wide dynamic range enough to shake you up occasionally…
Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has specialized in Baroque and Classical music, and her Beethoven is about as delicate as some might expect. But there's a difference between applying delicacy to works that are not conventionally played that way, and applying it to already delicate works. There are two of each here. Hewitt runs counter to type in the early Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2, and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1. In the Op. 10 work, perhaps a preparatory essay for the tumultuous "Pathétique" sonata that followed in the same key, Hewitt will be underpowered for many. But all is redeemed in the gentler pair, the Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, and Piano Sonata No. 31 in A major, Op. 110. Hewitt takes moderate tempi in these, infusing a sense of spontaneity into the brief, tightly constructed Op. 78 and opening up the fugal counterpoint in the Op. 110 finale. Hewitt's Bachian training really applies in this work, whose first movement is also particularly raptly, almost mystically done. It's hard to offer a general judgment on this set, but for those buying online, in pieces, know that the last two selections are must-haves.
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Sibelius - Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970) [Kyung-Wha Chung, Previn]

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Sibelius - Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970) Reissue 2001
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # UCCD-7007, 468 707-2 | Time: 01:06:25

This was Kyung-Wha Chung's first recording, made when she was 22, just after her sensational London debut in the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the same orchestra and conductor. It is splendid. Only a young, radiantly talented player could make these two tired warhorses sound so fresh and vital; only a consummately masterful one could sail through their daunting technical difficulties with such easy virtuosity and perfection. Her tone is flawlessly beautiful, varied in color and inflection; she puts her technical resources entirely at the service of the music, giving every note meaning and honestly felt expression without exaggeration or sentimentality. The Tchaikovsky has charm, humor, sparkle; the slow movement is dreamy, wistful, and unmuted but subdued and inward. The Sibelius is dark and bleak but full-blooded, passionate, and intense. The orchestra sounds and plays better in the Sibelius.
Janina Fialkowska - Chopin Recital 2 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96 kHz]

Janina Fialkowska - Chopin Recital 2 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:01 minutes | 1,16 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Front Cover

Very few composers exist whose piano music can fill an entire evening without straining the attention or good will of an audience of non-professional musicians. But all-Chopin recitals have been popular throughout the 20th and now the 21st centuries. For this reason Janina Fialkowska offers, without qualms, her second all-Chopin recital album.
Barber: Symphony No 2 Op 19 - Adagio for Strings Op 11 & Bristow: Symphony in F sharp minor Op 26

Barber: Symphony No 2 Op 19 - Adagio for Strings Op 11 & Bristow: Symphony in F sharp minor Op 26
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVERS + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 398 Mb
Classical | 1993 | Chandos
Chopin: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 65. Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 19 /  Daniil Shafran, Anton Ginzburg (2005)

Chopin: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 65. Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello & piano Op. 19 / Daniil Shafran, Anton Ginzburg (2005)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, no covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 280 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Melodia | Time: 1:04

One of the greatest cellists of the twentieth century, a performer who combined technical brilliance with soulful expressiveness, Danil Shafran was born in 1923, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Shafran's first teacher was his father, who was the principal cellist of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chopin - The Preludes, Op.28 - Rubinstein ( 1946) VinylRip [repost]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by G-N.Team at July 25, 2010
Chopin - The Preludes, Op.28 - Rubinstein ( 1946) VinylRip [repost]

Chopin - The Preludes, Op.28 - Rubinstein ( 1946-VinylRip )
Genre: Classical | 1946 | Vinyl Rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC | 2 Channels | 336 MB

Frédéric Chopin wrote a number of preludes for piano solo, most famously his 24 Preludes, Op. 28. In my opinion, Chopin's music is quite sad but it's great for me to relax and have a deep sleep especially. And you? Enjoy them… Have a nice day guys!

Rimsky Korsakoff - Scheherazade Op.35 1960 (24 Bit-192 kHz Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by nettz at April 25, 2010
Rimsky Korsakoff - Scheherazade Op.35 1960 (24 Bit-192 kHz Vinyl Rip)

Rimsky Korsakoff - Scheherazade Op.35 (24 Bit-192 kHz Vinyl Rip)
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-192 kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | RS Links | 1.57 GB
1960 | Genre: Classical | RCA | Reissue: Classic Records 2007 | ALSC 2446Q | 200 gr vinyl

"…The second movement is just ravishing in the beauty of the Chicago's playing and Reiner's romantic approach; there is some staccato triple-tonguing done by trumpeter Adolph Herseth in the fourth movement that should leave you, if not him, breathless. But let is just be said that, after you hear this, no other Scheherazade will ever replace it in your affections."
HP's The Golden Dozen LPs – Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007