Chopin Katsaris

Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 21, 2018
Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008) (Repost)

Sa Chen - Chopin: The 2 Piano Concertos (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:28 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone Classics | Catalog: 5186341

Chopin, Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2, performed by pianist Sa Chen and the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Lawrence Foster, conductor (Pentatone Classics). Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra followers will remember Sa Chen from a year ago. In October 2007, she joined the orchestra for an unusual work, a piano concerto by Clara Schumann. Chen looks about 12 on her album cover here, but she's 29. She is a promising pianist.

Francois-Rene Duchâble - Frédéric Chopin: Polonaises (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 14, 2018
Francois-Rene Duchâble - Frédéric Chopin: Polonaises (1997)

Francois-Rene Duchâble - Frédéric Chopin: Polonaises (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:45 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 56458 2 1

Polonaise: almost always, as soon as the word is uttered, it conjures up the name of Frédéric Chopin. And what could be more natural with a creative genius who was constantly attracted to the genre? His first work, published in Warsaw, was entitled `Polonaise for pianoforte dedicated to her Excellency the Countess Victoire Skarbek by Friderik Chopin, aged eight years'; and right up to the concluding Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op.61, fourteen other similar compositions had punctuated the all-too-brief career of the Polish maestro.
Coline-Marie Orliac & Olga Pasichnyk - Harpistically Yours, Chopin (2018)

Coline-Marie Orliac & Olga Pasichnyk - Harpistically Yours, Chopin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 169 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:55:32
Classical, Vocal | Label: Odradek Records, Hello Stage

Frédéric Chopin's music is closely associated with the piano and as a matter of fact most of his music is written for this instrument. French harpist Coline-Marie Orliac did not want to miss playing Chopin?s inspiring music and took the audacious task to transcribe it for harp. Among Chopin's signature works is her arrangement of the Ballade op. 23 No. 1, displaying to the listener her breathtaking virtuosity while always adding a fresh and more transparent sound to Chopin's music.
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 - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2018
Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)

Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frédéric Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 155 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Angel/EMI Classics | # 7243 5 56780 2 7 | Time: 00:56:28

For while it would be idle to pretend that this 70-year-old virtuoso, struck down at the height of his career with psoriatic arthritis, still commands the velocity and reflex of his earlier years, his later Chopin and Liszt are a tribute to a devotion and commitment gloriously enriched by experience. The First Impromptu is piquantly voiced and phrased while the C sharp minor Etude, Op. 25 No. 7, could hardly be more hauntingly confided, more ‘blue’ or inturned. How you miss the repeat in the C sharp minor Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3 (not Op. 15, as the jewel-case claims), given such cloudy introspection and if there are moments when you recall how Rubinstein – forever Chopin’s most aristocratic spokesman – can convey a world of feeling in a scarcely perceptible gesture, Janis’s brooding intensity represents a wholly personal, only occasionally overbearing, alternative; an entirely different point of view. Time and again he tells us that there are higher goods than surface polish or slickness and in the valedictory F minor Mazurka, Op. 68 No. 4 he conveys a dark night of the soul indeed, an emotion almost too desolating for public utterance… Janis is no less remarkable in Liszt, whether in the brief but intriguing Sans mesure (a first performance and recording), in a Sonetto 104 del Petrarca as tear-laden as any on record and in a final Liebestod of an exhausting ardour and focus.

Kim Cook & Christopher Guzman - Chopin's Ghosts (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 13, 2018
Kim Cook & Christopher Guzman - Chopin's Ghosts (2018)

Kim Cook & Christopher Guzman - Chopin's Ghosts (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:59:02 | 266 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Multi-award-winning composer Paul Reale has a distinctly American voice, enriched and given touches of familiarity through references to folk idiom and musical ancestors such as Bartók and Kodály. This program brings together Reale’s works for cello and piano. His earliest, Séance, is a haunting combination of modernist sounds and Baroque melodies. The operatic Cello Sonata No. 1 daringly uses What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor as the backbone of its finale, and the recent Chopin’s Ghosts explores the Romantic composer’s long, weaving lines and evokes his poetic spirit.
Magdalena Baczewska - Magdalena Baczewska plays Chopin & Szymanowski (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Magdalena Baczewska - Magdalena Baczewska plays Chopin & Szymanowski (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 68:52 minutes | 578 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Magdalena Baczewska - Magdalena Baczewska plays Chopin & Szymanowski: Born in Poland, Magdalena Baczewska has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a pianist, harpsichordist, educator, recording artist, producer, and an administrator). She is currently Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 3, 2018
Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)

Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 246 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 12 | Time: 80:12 min

Maria Perrotta offers a richly comprehensive and demanding live Chopin programme on her new disc from Italian Decca. For one local critic, her playing compares favourably with Pollini (‘where Pollini is fast and formalistic, Perrotta is analytical and expressive but, like Pollini, always maintains a sense of formal unity’). Yet while her musicianship is, at its best, intense and compelling, it can also be overbearing with, at times, an almost Teutonic view of Chopin.
Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:57 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Earning a Grammy nomination and Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, Joseph Moog is one of the finest young virtuoso pianists of our time. On this release, Moog turns to Chopin's piano sonatas. Piano Sonata No.1 is a rarely heard work. It shows the young composer as yet untouched by the influences of Beethoven and the other great composer-pianists of the period. It owes more to Mozart and the late classical period.
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 218 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:23 min

Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015 Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, on 23 September 1995, Aimi began her piano studies aged three, and made her first appearance with orchestra at the age of seven, followed by her international debut two years later. Since then, Aimi has appeared at the Carnegie Hall in New York no less than four times.