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Zoltan Kocsis - Bartok: Complete Solo Piano Works (2010) (8CD Box Set)

Zoltán Kocsis - Bartók: Complete Solo Piano Works (2010) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 1.51 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 08:59:49 | 1.2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Decca ‎- 478 2364

On this specially-priced 8-CD set Zoltan Kocsis performs the complete solo piano music of his fellow Hungarian, B la Bart k. Completed in 2001, these critically acclaimed, definitive performances are the benchmark against which all others are considered.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

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.

Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Dec. 9, 2017
Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)

Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork, d.booklet | 1.56 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 887 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: London Classics / 455 247-2 / CD

Julius Katchen performs the composer's work whom he most favored; again, highly-esteemed recordings among classical cognoscenti.
Sally Whitwell - Philip Glass: Complete Études For Solo Piano (2018)

Sally Whitwell - Philip Glass: Complete Études For Solo Piano (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:27:49 | 342 MB
Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Pianist Sally Whitwell returns to the music of minimalist master Philip Glass in her latest album on ABC Classics, presenting a monumental and immersive journey for solo piano. In 2011, Whitwell won the ARIA Award for Best Classical Album for her collection of Glass’ music Mad Rush. Since then, her relationship with the composer has deepened, centring around the Etudes – his largest and most significant work for solo piano. After hearing Mad Rush, in 2013 Glass asked Whitwell to give the world-premiere of the Etudes, alongside the composer, at the Perth International Arts Festival; he subsequently invited her to perform them again in New York and Los Angeles. This album is a result of that close collaboration.
Maxence Cyrin - Nocturnes (Solo Piano) (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Maxence Cyrin - Nocturnes (Solo Piano) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 29:29 minutes | 228 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

„Nocturnes“ is the 4th album of Maxence Cyrin. Having realized two albums where he reinterpreted pop, rock and electro anthems as a solo pianist (‘Modern Rhapsodies’, ‘Novö Piano’), then ‘The Fantasist’, an imaginary movie soundtrack, ‘Nocturnes’ is its first album of compositions for solo piano, putting back with current tastes a musical form adopted by several classic composers (Fauré, Field) and popularized by Chopin.
Risto-Matti Marin - Liszt: Complete Symphonic Poems Transcribed for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 (2018)

Risto-Matti Marin - Liszt: Complete Symphonic Poems Transcribed for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 232 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 04 | Time: 62:26 min

Although Liszts thirteen symphonic poems exist in two-piano transcriptions prepared by the composer himself, it was his Czech student August Stradal (1860-1930) who was to transcribe them for solo piano versions which demand almost superhuman virtuosity. As the late Malcolm MacDonald writes in his booklet essay, Stradals versions transform these revolutionary orchestral compositions into viable and effective piano works, faithfully preserving their masterly musical substance.
Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley - Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:02 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Op 35 set of Preludes and Fugues is the most substantial single opus Mendelssohn wrote for solo piano, a mark of his reverence for the mighty Bach. Coupled with the popular fifth book of Songs without Words, we have here a heavyweight fourth volume in Howard Shelley’s compendium.

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 7, 2018
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 07:21:36 | 1.04 GB
Label: Chandos

Barry Douglas’s complete Brahms cycle for solo piano is now available as a unique box set. It contains all the six widely acclaimed volumes of the series, each disc planned and presented as a standalone mixed recital, along with the original booklets. Completed within the course of five years, the series was seen by BBC Music as ‘a triumph of Brahmsian thoughts’. It offers ‘beautifully manicured playing’ (Pianist), ‘captures Douglas’s sound perfectly’ (International Piano), and will ‘leave you a different person’ (Gramophone).

Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 13, 2017
Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)

Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)
Classical, Modern | 1:08:37 | WEB FLAC (tracks)+Booklet | 203 MB
Label: Naxos

Dimitris Dragatakis’s compositions combine elements of the musical traditions of Epirus in the north-west of Greece with the contemporary music of his age. This first recording of Dragatakis’s complete solo piano music eloquently reveals the varied stages of the composer’s career, from the first undated works to his final compositions, presenting us with a satisfyingly complete image of this most distinguished Greek composer.

VA - Bolcom: Music for Solo Piano (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 7, 2017
VA - Bolcom: Music for Solo Piano (2017)

VA - Bolcom: Music for Solo Piano (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 438 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 51 | Time: 172:36 min

William Bolcom was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his 12 New Etudes for piano, and his music has always revolved around works for the instrument on which he still performs as a soloist and accompanist. This collection of mostly première recordings reveals student pieces that negotiate 20th-century musical battles between the avant-garde influences of Boulez and Messiaen and Bolcom’s love of Schumann, as well as later work that embraces the 1960s ragtime revival and draws inspiration from friends and colleagues in every phase of his distinguished six-decade career. Elegantly performed by friends of the composer, this wide-ranging program is summed up by Bolcom as ‘cleaning house’ in the Charles Ives tradition.