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
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.
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.
Sviatoslav Richter - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 646 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204 | Time: 02:29:03

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.
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.

VA - Great Pianists Of The 20th Century: Box Set 202 CD Part 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at March 27, 2015
VA - Great Pianists Of The 20th Century: Box Set 202 CD Part 2 (1999)

VA - Great Pianists Of The 20th Century: Box Set 202 CD Part 2 (1999)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8,53 Gb
Label: Polygram Records | Release Year: 1999

Phillips' Great Pianists of the 20th Century issue has gotten a lot of publicity in the ten or so years since it has been released. In a musical niche suffering from falling revenues, it was a decent seller. But it left many connoisseurs disappointed, as the quality was limited to the fancy packaging.
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…