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
The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)

The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:35 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 8342

Both these couplings are extremely fine, but taken together they add up to even more than the sum of their parts. The point of coupling Shostakovich’s first and last string quartets is obvious, and the contrast between what the composer himself called his “Springtime Quartet” and the unprecedented sequence of six slow movements written months before his death could not be more poignant.
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.
LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Gardiner - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 2, Op. 52, 'Lobgesang' (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 83 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO88 / SoS no. 83
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

In October 2016, to bring his acclaimed Mendelssohn symphonies cycle to a rousing conclusion, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra – accompanied by Lucy Crowe, Jurgita Adamonytė, Michael Spyres and the Monteverdi Choir – gave two performances of the composer’s symphony-cantata, ‘Lobgesang’. Also known as ‘Hymn of Praise’, it sits slightly uneasily with Mendelssohn’s four other symphonies, with its extended last movement involving soloists and chorus. However, the idea was not without precedent – the work has its roots in both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (‘Choral’), and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette.
Utrecht String Quartet - Glazunov: Vol.3 - Suite Op.35, String Quintet Op.39 (2006)

Utrecht String Quartet - Glazunov: Vol.3 - Suite Op.35, String Quintet Op.39 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:28 | 357 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: 6031238

The program for the third volume in the Utrecht Quartet's survey of the complete string quartets of Alexander Glazunov consists of two works slightly outside the composer's five quartets: the five-movement Suite for string quartet and the Quintet for string quartet plus second cellist. As in the group's previous volumes, the sonorities are appropriately lush, the vibrato is aptly wide, and the interpretations are straight from the heart.
Liza Ferschtman - Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 & Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's "Symposium" (2018)

Liza Ferschtman - Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35 & Bernstein: Serenade After Plato's "Symposium" (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:55:22 | 135 MB
Label: Challenge Classics

Korngold’s Violin Concerto was completed in 1945. This is a beautiful, late Romantic work that harks back clearly to Korngold’s earlier compositional style, when he was a younger man living in Vienna. But had he really turned his back on film music he was used to compose in America? Every movement of the Concerto is scattered with fragments from a range of his film scores. The Violin Concerto was a huge success at its premiere, not least due to the performance by Jascha Heifetz as soloist.
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.