Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto Nos. 1

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Posted by siouxsie55 at March 31, 2011
Dmitri Kabalevsky - Piano concertos nos. 1 and 2

Dmitri Kabalevsky - Piano concertos nos. 1 and 2
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 223 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2006 | Label: Naxos

Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky was a prolific composer of piano music and chamber music; many of his piano works have been performed by the likes of Vladimir Horowitz. He is probably best known in the West for the "Comedians Galop" from The Comedians Suite, Op. 26. In general, Kabalevsky was not as adventurous as his contemporaries in terms of harmony and preferred a more conventional diatonicism, interlaced with chromaticism and major-minor interplay.
Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.
Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)

Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:02 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68762

Janis backed by one of the greatest symphonies ever assembled (the 50's/60's Chicago Symphony under the baton of the micromanaging Fritz Reiner) put together in short a legendary and frenzied performance of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1. I wish I could stop there, but unfortunately this recording was coupled with a stale performance of the No. 3.
Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)

Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 264 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Silver Seal / BMG Music, VD60789 | 01:14:08

"This recording is remarkable for it's mixture of quiet, subtle virtuosity, musicianship and style. Both concertos are played as if they are works of art as opposed to technical showpieces. Mr. Ax is this generations Rudolph Serkin. Ormandy provides the idiomatic, thankless accompaniment with expert finesse."
Alessandro Ambrosoli - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante & Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (2018)

Alessandro Ambrosoli - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante & Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:39:58 | 231 MB
Label: Dynamic

Franz Liszt's two piano concertos and the 12 Transcendental Studies have long proved a challenge for all great piano virtuosos. Turin-born Alessandro Ambrosoli studied with Lazar Berman and delivers these demanding pieces with brilliant virtuosity, proving himself the equal of many renowned soloists from the past. He performs on this recording with the St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo, another up-and-coming artist.
Jorge Bolet - Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Tre Sonetti del Petrarca & Tannhäuser Overture (2018)

Jorge Bolet, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lawrence Foster, Edo de Waart - Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Tre Sonetti del Petrarca & Tannhäuser Overture (Jorge Bolet: The RIAS recordings, Vol. II) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 318 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 14 | Time: 79:17 min

Jorge Bolet - the last gentleman of the piano: Cuban-American pianist Jorge Bolet (1914-1990), misleadingly labeled the "last Romantic" among 20th century pianists and marketed under this title when he achieved world fame at the end of his career, was first and foremost a gentleman of the piano. Few pianists interpreted the great piano music of the 19th and early 20thcenturies with such unerring stylistic assurance and technical mastery that was at the same time completely free of vanity and striving for effect.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster) [24-96]

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: front cover | RAR | 1.23 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 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.
Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)
Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition (Previously unpublished)
Van Cliburn, piano; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Kyrill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1440 | Time: 01:19:54

Deep in the heart of the Cold War, there was once a miracle in Moscow – Texas-based classical pianist Van Cliburn, of whom no one had heard, conquered at the First Tchaikovsky Competition, an event set aside to showcase Soviet talent. Cliburn was warned by his own government not to go, given the tense political relationship between the United States and Soviet Union at the time, and once he arrived he was greeted as a party crasher, subject to hostile stares and animosity of the kind he had never dreamed of back in Texas. And it was Cliburn, at the end, which brought down the house, and held the award. Back in America, he was greeted with a ticker tape parade and was the subject of a best-selling biography by Abram Chasins, The Van Cliburn Story, copies of which continue to clog the shelves of American thrift stores five decades hence. Ultimately, though, Cliburn's celebrity lost its luster. Nerves, ultra-picky perfectionism, and mishandling by management led to his early retirement from the concert scene; his greatest latter-day achievement being the force behind the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, America's most prestigious such event.
Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the first of three volumes featuring Beethoven's five piano concertos performed by Olli Mustonen, acting here as both soloist and conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The Finnish musician is known for delivering fresh, visionary readings of popular standard repertoire music, such as Beethoven's concertos which he had never recorded before. Mustonen has maintained a close relationship with chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta, accompanying this ambitious recording project with acclaimed tour performances. Also a published composer, Mustonen is playing his own cadenzas in the First Concerto.
Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)

Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:53 | 546 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 50999 5 19310 2 5

With this two-disc set of the piano quartets, Nicholas Angelich proves conclusively that he is the best Brahms pianist of his generation. His previous Brahms recordings – a 2005 disc of the violin sonatas with Renaud Capuçon, a 2006 solo collection featuring the Paganini Variations, a 2007 solo collection of the late piano works, and a 2008 disc of the First Piano Concerto with Paavo Järvi leading the Frankfurt Radio Symphony – showed his skill in a variety of settings.