Beethoven Piano Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016) [24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Beethoven: Piano Concertos (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 176:53 minutes | 2.97 GB
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This Grammy-winning release marks Vladimir Ashkenazy's first of three cycles of the complete Beethoven piano concertos and captures the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sir Georg Solti at the peak of their careers. Ashkenazy recorded these concertos in May 1971 and May 1972: in 1971 the third and fifth concertos were recorded; a year later the cycle was completed with the first, second and fourth concertos.
Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)

Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:34 | 479 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 69340 2 3

This two-disc set of Handel's Suites performed by Andrei Gavrilov and Sviatoslav Richter is just as good as their other two-disc set of Handel's Suites but with one big advantage. Here as there, Handel's Suites are models of wit, sensitivity, affection and virtuosity. Here as there, Gavrilov's performances are fluent, muscular, and persuasive and Richter's performances are supremely expressive, wonderfully supple, and overwhelmingly commanding.
Nelson Freire - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" & Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 (2014) [24/96]

Nelson Freire - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" & Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:53 minutes | 1.01 GB
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Released to celebrate his 70th birthday, Nelson Freire presents three landmark albums on the Decca label – the first in a brand new Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle begins with Piano Concerto No. 5, universally known as the “Emperor.”
Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Davide Cabassi - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 53, 54, 57 & Andante favori, WoO 57 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:21 minutes | 979 MB
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2005 Van Cliburn Piano Competition top-prize winner Davide Cabassi made his orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the RAI Radio Symphony Orchestra in Milan.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 6 & 7 (2014) [24/96]

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov & Jean-Guihen Queyras - Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos. 6 & 7 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:29 minutes | 1.19 GB
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By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 - Rachmaninoff (Remastered) (2017) [24/192]

Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 - Rachmaninoff (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 74:28 minutes | 3.07 GB
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On the eve of his centenary in 2018, Sony Classical releases the most important collection, Leonard Bernstein’s classic American Columbia recordings, remastered from their original 2- and multi-track analogue tapes. This has allowed for the creation of a natural balance (for example, between the orchestra and solo instruments) that brings the quality of these half-century-old recordings, excellent for their time, up to the standards of today’s audiophiles. In addition, there has been a meticulous restoration of some earlier masterings in which LP surface noise was too rigorously eliminated at the expense of the original brilliance.
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
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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.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:59:04 | 505 Mb
Classical | Label: APR Recordings

This important set contains the sixteen Beethoven sonatas that Wilhelm Kempff recorded for Grammophon in Germany between 1940 and 1943. Several are reissued here for the first time since their original release on 78rpm discs and none are currently available elsewhere. The sound is excellent for the period and all reveal the young Kempff at his best, in performances that compliment his later thoughts. The release is the companion of two previous APR releases of early Kempff Beethoven recordings the late sonatas (APR6018) and piano concertos 1, 3, 4 & 5 (APR6019), both of which received excellent reviews and were amongst APRs best sellers.
Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5  Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:18 | 408 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777149

Hélène Grimaud's performances on this disc a coupling of Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto with his Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 are truly fantastic. Her technique is essentially untouchable and her tone is surprisingly colorful. And, as in her previous recordings, her interpretations are outrageous. With Vladimir Jurowski and the Dresden Staatskapelle in the Concerto, Grimaud is unafraid to do whatever she wants with balance and tempos.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.