Ligeti, Prokofiev

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]  

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 29, 2015
The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years by Simon Morrison
English | 27 Nov. 2008 | ISBN: 0195181670 | 520 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

A study in contrasts, the career of Sergey Prokofiev spanned the globe, leaving him witness to the most significant political and historical events of the first half of the twentieth century.
Miklos Perenyi - Britten, Bach, Ligeti (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Miklós Perényi - Britten, Bach, Ligeti (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:21 minutes | 603 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Renowned cellist Miklos Perenyi interprets three masterpieces by Britten, Bach and Ligeti. Exhibiting a stirring display of ferocity and finesse, Perenyi plays with detailed expertise. The repertoire includes Benjamin Britten’s Third Suite op.87, Bach’s Suite VI in D Major BWV 1012 and Ligeti’s cello sonata of 1948-1953. The program showcases Perenyi’s rich sonic palette, a truly breathtaking release.
Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos - Kopatchinskaja, Jurowski (2013)

Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos - Kopatchinskaja, Jurowski (2013)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5352

Gramophone and BBC Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja records exclusively for Naïve. Releases to date have included Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Philippe Herreweghe, a CD entitled 'Rapsodia' which explores the roots of George Enescu’s music with examples of Moldovan and Romanian folk music. Her most recent release was an all-Hungarian disc featuring concertos by Bartók, Ligeti and Eötvös which has won the concerto category in the Gramophone Awards 2013.

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 9, 2009
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer
Boris Berman | ISBN: 0300114907 | PDF | 255 pages | 2008 | 6 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre. For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled “Master Class” he offers suggestions for interpretation and specific advice for performing. Berman also corrects for the first time various misprints in published scores and includes a helpful glossary of musical terms.

György Ligeti- Portrait  

Posted by v4v at Oct. 21, 2008
György Ligeti- Portrait

A music documentary by Michel Follin "György Ligeti- Portrait"
DVD-SAT (Arte) | 64’ | MPEG Video 768 x 576 PAL | 25.00fps | MPEG Audio 48KHz stereo 256Kbps | 2.5 GB
1993 | Language: French | Subtitles: German

Michel Follin’s film remains one of the finest testimonials on this insatiable inventor of sounds, renovator of musical theory and exceptional pedagogue. Portrait of the Hungarian composer is not only a complete biography, it is also a reflection on the aesthetic universe Ligeti: metamorphoses, visions, apparitions, continuum …
Andrei Korobeinikov - Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev: Works for Cello & Piano (2016)

Andrei Korobeinikov - Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev: Works for Cello & Piano (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:00 | 166 MB
Label: PentaTone

The achingly beautiful, haunting lyricism of early Rachmaninov and the soaring effusiveness of late Prokofiev are glowingly brought to life by the German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser and the Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov in this new release from PENTATONE of richly expressive 20th century cello sonatas and other works. Composed during troubled periods in the composers lives, the cello sonatas are life-affirming works.
Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók (2014)

Mark Taratushkin - Piano Works by Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:19 min | 1.22 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Acousence (ACO12014) | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers from the first half of the 20th c. on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Bela Bartok illustrate their respective evolutionary thinking and use of new forms and ideas. Born in 1990 in Ukraine, Mr. Taratuskhin moved with his family to Moscow when aged 10 where he was accepted into the Central Music School for gifted children. Now resident in Berlin, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Greece, Germany and Russia.

Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2016
Garrick Ohlsson - Etudes: Debussy, Bartok, Prokofiev (2015)

Garrick Ohlsson - Études: Debussy, Bartók, Prokofiev (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68080 | Time: 01:06:36

Études are primarily intended as exercises to train musicians in specific techniques, but since the Romantic era they have become associated with other miniature forms, such as the prelude and the intermezzo, and frequently regarded as evocative character pieces or tonal pictures. Garrick Ohlsson's album of piano études by Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók offers a brief survey of the genre in modern practice, and demonstrates the blending of pedagogy and poetry in these works. Ohlsson has become internationally known as an exquisite interpreter of the music of Frédéric Chopin, and much of the subtlety and atmosphere found in his previous recordings is present here. Ohlsson's finesse and humor are perhaps most evident in Debussy's Études, L. 143, which have a lighter character than Prokofiev's Études, Op. 2, which tend toward the sardonic side, and Bartók's Études, Op. 18, which are intensely virtuosic and mysterious. Hyperion's recording captures the nuances of Ohlsson's playing, and the piano is close enough to hear every detail, while the acoustics lend it a pleasant natural aura.

Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 26, 2016
Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)

Janine Jansen - Prokofiev (2012)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:12:50 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has made some unorthodox recordings (check out her Vivaldi Four Seasons sometime), but here, in a work in which proportion and technique are exquisitely balanced, she plays it straight with impressive results. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, composed in 1935 just before his return to the Soviet Union from France, has always been a popular repertory item, but Jansen's reading, ably accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, has a pearly quality throughout, a kind of bright ease, that comes only at the highest levels of technique.
Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988) (Repost)

Jenő Jandó, András Ligeti, Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (1988)
EAC | APE (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:40 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550118

ALthough not very famous, Jeno Jando is a marvelous pianist. He combines lyrical beaty with power and emotion. Both of these attributes are evident in this disc, which contains the piano concertos of Grieg and Schumann, both in the key of a-minor. In Grieg's concerto, Jando creates a perfect balance between Lisztian virtuosity and Grieg's own Norweigan nationalism. The Schumann concerto is my favorite piece on the album, and Schumann's raw emotion comes out perfectly in Jando's interpretation. A word should also be said for the wonderful orchestration of these pieces. This is a wonderful CD both to introduce these romantic piano concertos and to offer a wonderful interpretation of them.