Chopin

Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 • Ballades (2016) [TR24][OF]

Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 • Ballades
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:56 min | 1.41 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition 2015, one of the most prestigious titles in all of classical music, Seong-Jin Cho presents his first ever studio recording on DG.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.

Garrick Ohlsson - Chopin The Complete Works: Box Set 16CDs (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 29, 2016
Garrick Ohlsson - Chopin The Complete Works: Box Set 16CDs (2008)

Garrick Ohlsson - Chopin The Complete Works: Box Set 16CDs (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,64 Gb | Booklet 0,75 Mb
Label: Hyperion | Release Year: 2008

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson, has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Ohlsson said of this set, “This monumental recording project first came about when the American record company Arabesque approached me with an irresistible offer to record the complete works of Chopin.
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016)

Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.33 gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 838 MB | 06:01:14
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Argerich shows us what Chopin is all about. She demonstrates how this composer, along with his many other features, continually twisted the dials of music’s air-conditioning system, overwhelming cool melodic solitude with surges of warmth and intermingling cold wellsprings with hot flashes. Despite all the pathos it is sometimes made to bear, the emotionalism of Chopin’s music is always humanly ennobled. This is what makes it so eloquent in Argerich’s readings, so visceral, so powerful in its impact. The linguistic force of his music is unmistakably valid beyond the boundaries of nations and continents. That is why there are so many excellent Chopin players on this earth, but only one Martha Argerich.

Angela Hewitt - Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 21, 2016
Angela Hewitt - Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) [TR24][OF]

Angela Hewitt - Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 132:43 min | 2.20 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion Records | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2004

Angela Hewitt takes a well-deserved break from her mammoth Bach and Couperin surveys to present us with this enthralling set of Chopin’s most distinguished piano pieces—the complete Nocturnes and Impromptus.
Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 24 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990) (Repost)

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:12 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection.

VA - Chopin: The Essentials (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 3, 2016
VA - Chopin: The Essentials (2016)

VA - Chopin: The Essentials (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:52:24 | 266 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

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.

Lucas Debargue - Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 3, 2016
Lucas Debargue - Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel (2016)

Lucas Debargue - Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:17:28
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875192982

The most-talked about artist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition created huge excitement and world-wide media attention with his riveting background and “genius-like playing” (Boris Berezovksy). Debargue, who is 25, started the piano late at 11 years old, learning mostly in isolation. After dropping the instrument for three years to play in a rock band and study literature, he started formal piano training aged 20. Placed 4th, he was described by media as “the real winner” of the competition and received the Music Critics’ Association award as “the pianist whose incredible gift, artistic vision and creative freedom have impressed the critics as well as the audience.” Valery Gergiev, the competition’s chairman, broke protocol by letting Debargue play in the winners’ gala and not prizewinner Dmitry Masleev. Lucas Debargue's debut album is a live recording at the Salle Cortot in Paris and documents his first concert in his hometown after the competition. The centrepiece of his first recording is Ravel’s monumentally challenging Gaspard de la nuit.