Ligeti, Prokofiev

Ufuk & Bahar Dordoncu - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich: Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich:
Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hat[now]ART | # 177 | Time: 00:59:54

These are excellent performances of exceptionally interesting repertoire. Prokofiev himself arranged 19 numbers from his Cinderella ballet for solo piano, so he surely would not have objected in principle to their reworking for two pianos; nor in practice, I suspect, because Pletnev’s arrangements are fabulously idiomatic and the playing here has all the requisite sparkle and drive. Shostakovich’s Op 6 Suite is far too seldom heard. True, it is an apprentice piece and open to criticism – both the first two movements peter out rather unconvincingly and the blend of grandiosity à la Rachmaninov and academic dissection of material à la Taneyev is not always a happy or very original one. But as a learning experience the Suite was a vital springboard for the First Symphony a couple of years later and there is real depth of feeling in the slow movement, as well as intimations elsewhere of the obsessive drive of the mature Shostakovich. What a phenomenally talented 16-year-old he was!

Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 6, 2017
Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos (2017)

Joonas Ahonen - Ligeti: Concertos
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:27 min | 164 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Described as one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time, György Ligeti was able to constantly reinvent himself. In his earliest works, written in Communist Hungary, where he kept his most daring compositions to himself, the musical language is often an extension of that of Bartóks.
Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4 (2016)

Olli Mustonen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:31 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 124442

This awaited release is the first disc in a series of Olli Mustonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu performing the Piano Concertos by Sergei Prokofiev. Without a doubt some of the most substantial twentieth century masterworks, Prokofievs piano concertos prove the composers brilliant piano skills. The composer premiered his First Piano Concerto in 1914. The Third Piano Concerto is the most popular of Prokofievs concertos. The piece took several years to complete, and premiered in Chicago in 1921. Prokofievs Fourth Piano Concerto (for the left hand) is the most rarely heard of the three concertos featured on this recording.
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.

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Oct. 22, 2016
Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mork; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Prokofiev - Symphony no 5 (Mørk; Petrenko) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:54:55 | GB
Classical, Orchestral | | HDTV->MKV

Live at Oslo Konserthus, July 10, 2016.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24104 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 41,0 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4062 kbps
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 20, 2016
Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Complete Symphonies (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.06 gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 580 mb | 04:15:03
Classical | Label: Decca Music Group | Release Year: 2006

It should come as no surprise that Gergiev is in his element in Prokofiev's symphonies. Whatever his failings in other repertory, he's always had a knack for visceral excitement in Russian music, sometimes at the expense of lyric or lighter moments. And so it is here. Gergiev is a bit heavy-handed in the popular Classical Symphony, Prokofiev's homage to Haydn and Mozart. But he delivers high-octane power in the three steel-age symphonies that follow (the set is especially notable for the inclusion of both versions of the Fourth).