Etudes Op.25

Samson Francois - Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10 & 25 (1966/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Samson François - Chopin: Études, Op. 10 & 25 (1966/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:07 minutes | 743 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features EMI Remaster 2011

Accomplished pianist Samson Francois interprets masterworks by Chopin. His execution is powerful and precise, driven by his sophisticated intellect. Francois moves effortlessly through these demanding works producing a spine-tingling experience that exudes pianism at its finest. A must have for any collection.
Earl Wild · Chopin · The Complete Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (1992) [New Links]

Earl Wild · Chopin · The Complete Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (1992)
Classical | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC lossless | Covers+booklet | TT 66:15 | 213 MB (incl 5%)
Label: Chesky | Cat. No. 77

Recorded in 1992 when the pianist was 77 years old, this disc of Chopin's complete etudes played by Earl Wild is truly awe-inspiring.
Czech PO, Sir Charles Mackerras - Josef Suk: Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)

Josef Suk - Summer Tale, Op.29; Fantastic Scherzo, Op.25 (1999)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 466 443-2 | Time: 01:05:33

The steady increase in recordings of his music has now established Suk as one of the great musical poets of the early 20th century. Too much is made of his affinities with his teacher and father-in-law, Dvorák; for his own part, Dvorák never imposed his personality on his pupils and Suk's mature music owes him little more than a respect for craft and an extraordinarily well developed ear for orchestral colour. His affinities in the five-movement A Summer's Tale, completed in 1909 – a magnificent successor to his profound Asrael Symphony – reflect Debussy and parallel the music of his friend Sibelius and Holst, but underpinning the musical language is a profound originality energising both form and timbre.
Mackerras's recording joins a select band: Šejna's vintage performance on Supraphon and Pešek's inspired rendition with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; his is an equal to them both and the Czech Philharmonic's playing is both aspiring and inspiring.
Beaux Arts Trio & Walter Trampler - Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets, Op. 25, 26, 60; Piano Trio in A (1996) 2CD

Beaux Arts Trio & Walter Trampler - Brahms: Complete Piano Quartets, Op. 25, 26, 60; Piano Trio in A (1996) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 788 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 02:32:48 | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 454 017-2

After Bach, I think the compositional style of Johannes Brahms must be the most individually recognisable - at least in respect of his mature works; less so in the case of earlier compositions like the string sextets. However, these Piano Quartets are chock-full of typically Brahmsian melody and harmonic invention so that almost from the first bar, we readily are able to establish the composer's identity. Another reviewer has mentioned the density of Brahms's writing. Nowhere is this more evident than in these works which have absolutely no fat or padding on them; every note has a particular purpose within the structure of the whole. Nevertheless, in most of these quartets, Brahms does hint at the exposition of a subject which might become one of his grand melodic set-pieces but after only a passing nod at development, the idea fizzles out. But before we can sense any disappointment, we are caught up in his next scheme. This is so very characteristic of this great composer. The Beaux Arts Trio, ably augmented by Walter Trampler's viola, play to their customarily high standard with the recordings (from 1973) also being good.
Saburo Moroi - Symphony No. 3, Op. 25 / Sinfonietta, Op. 24 / Two Symphonic Movements, Op. 22

Saburo Moroi - Sinfonietta / Two Symphonic Movements / Symphony No. 3 (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 270 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Naxos | Cat.: 8557162 | RS/MU

Considered by many to be the greatest Japanese symphonist, Saburo Moroi wrote five symphonies, the best known of which is the often harrowing No. 3, completed just before the composer was called up towards the end of World War II. With its violent depiction of the fever of war, soulful meditation on the land of the dead, and an overall structure and sound that recalls Beethoven, Franck, Bruckner and Shostakovich, Symphony No. 3 represents the pinnacle of Moroi’s creative power. The Two Symphonic Movements teem with extraordinarily motoric and dynamic development, not unlike the best examples of Hindemith.
Arrau in Concert I · Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 · Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 [Live] [Re-up]

Arrau in Concert I · Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 · Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 [Live]
EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE, Log | 290 MB | Full 300 dpi scans | WinRar [no rec. rec]
Label: APR Recordings # 5631 | Rel. 2000 | Rec.: Op. 28 (1960 Prague Spring Fest.) & Op. 13 (1976 same venue)

From the notes: Claudio Arrau [1903-1991] has perhaps the widest performing repertoire of any pianist in history, but four composers were central to it: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Schumann. These composers he played in concerts and recordings all his life, reaching ever greater depths in interpretation as the years went by."… "Arrau's interpretations of Schumann and Chopin stress the darker, more complex and dramatic sides of the composers' personalities." Notes by Peter Warwick
Jean Sibelius: Historical Scenes Op. 25 & 66 - En Saga Op. 9

Jean Sibelius: Historical Scenes Op. 25 & 66 - En Saga Op. 9
1 CD | EAC CUE+FLAC+LOG | Covers | 273 MB, 3% recovery
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Samuil Feinberg - Alexander Scriabin: Mazurkas, Opp. 3 & 25 (2014)

Samuil Feinberg - Alexander Scriabin: Mazurkas, Opp. 3 & 25 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02192 | Time: 01:02:50

Firma Melodiya presents an album of mazurkas composed by Alexander Scriabin and performed by Samuil Feinberg. Samuil Feinberg’s artistic career was a remarkable phenomenon of 20th century domestic music life. A pianist, distinctive composer and educator who created his own performing school, he showed his worth in each of these roles, being notable for the integrity of his personality and creative aspirations. The musician’s performing interests were truly grandiose, but as a composer and performer, Feinberg was close to Scriabin and to the feel of his music. When the author of 'The Poem of Ecstasy' heard young Feinberg play, he fully appreciated his pianistic art. Samuil Feinberg’s repertoire included all piano sonatas and most of the small scale compositions by Scriabin. These recordings of nineteen mazurkas, Op.3 and Op.25, from Scriabin’s early period were made in the 1950s.
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.50 Nos.2-6, Op.54, Op.55 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.50 Nos.2-6, Op.54, Op.55 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 62:50+62:16+61:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 890 Mb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)
Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - String Quartets, Op.33, Op.42, Op.50 No.1 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:50+73:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 700 Mb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)