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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.
VA - Ultimate Chopin: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Chopin: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:46:41 min | Covers included | 1,17 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Like other titles in this substantial Decca series, Ultimate Chopin is a box set devoted to recordings drawn from the label's prestigious backlist, designed to give beginners and casual listeners a well-rounded introduction to this Romantic master of piano music. The affordable package of five CDs includes Chopin's two concertos for piano and orchestra, as well as his solo keyboard works, such as the nocturnes, ballades, preludes, impromptus, and waltzes.

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.

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.
Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)

Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 12:00:18 | 2,1 Gb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Tatiana Shebanova, who also features in the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s on-going Real Chopin series (see review special, p83), gets her own complete, modern instrument (as opposed to Real Chopin’s historic instruments) cycle on the Polish label Dux. Arranged in opus order, it presents a satisfying survey of Chopin’s development, and it spares the listener from (for example) a lack of variety in the usual hour-long sequence of waltzes.
Alice Sara Ott - Chopin: Complete Waltzes (2010/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alice Sara Ott - Chopin: Complete Waltzes (2010/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:15 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott is a performer who appears to care more about the score and the composer than about her image and interpretations. After promoting Lang-Lang, a pianist of maximal technique but debatable taste, DG has given Ott an exclusive recording contract, and her first release, the complete waltzes of Chopin, shows her to be a pianist of taste and restraint. That is not to say that her performances here are ever less than dazzling, because she plays with supreme ease, or any less than affecting, because she brings out everything in the scores, from sparkling wit to darkest melancholy.

Adam Harasiewicz - Chopin: 57 Mazurkas (2CD) (2010)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 12, 2018
Adam Harasiewicz - Chopin: 57 Mazurkas (2CD) (2010)

Adam Harasiewicz - Chopin: 57 Mazurkow / Mazurkas (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 198.31 Mb + 191.85 Mb | 67.57 + 64.36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina - NIFCCD 208-209

Adam Harasiewicz is the winner of the first prize at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 1955. He has been the juror in many international piano competitions in Poland [The International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition - 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010]. The set "57 Mazurkas" is the fruit of Adam Harasiewicz's long-term cooperation with the Polish Radio and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The presented inspiring album was shaped during the seventeen years of concept forming of each of the mazurkas' final interpretation. Spontaneity, full concentration and capturing the nature of the whole recording in one moment were of the utter importance for the pianist.
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Late Works, Opp.59-64 (2017)

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Late Works, Opp.59-64 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 00:54:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 6127

Esteemed for almost 60 years as one of the greatest Chopin interpreters, Maurizio Pollini confirms his preeminence with this 2017 release on Deutsche Grammophon, and offers his first all-Chopin disc since 2012. Chopin's late works were composed between 1845 and 1849, and include the Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60, the 3 Mazurkas, Op. 59, the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61, the 2 Nocturnes, Op. 62, the 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63, the 3 Waltzes, Op. 64, and the Mazurka in F minor, Op. Posth. 68, No. 4; they are notable for their harmonic richness and freedom of melodic embellishment, characteristics that made them especially influential among his Romantic contemporaries. Pollini's fluid phrasing and control of expression and dynamics have always given his performances sophistication and a feeling of balance, though these are engaging renditions that are far from cerebral or clinical, claims that critics have sometimes laid at Pollini's door. Yet listeners can hear for themselves how polished and deeply felt these performances are, and appreciate the artistic wholeness of Pollini's conceptions, from the elegance of the "Minute" Waltz to the sublime melancholy of the posthumous Mazurka in F minor. Highly recommended for fans of great piano music.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}

Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.32 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 884 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 494 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Philips Classics | 432 303-2
Classical / Romantic / Piano

"Arrau's Chopin – now available in a six-CD box (Philips 432 303-2) as part of Philips's Arrau Edition – is as far from moonstruck "sentimentality" as any Chopin ever was. But no performance of the Preludes is more sentimental, in Schiller's sense, than the version Arrau recorded for Philips in 1973. Its premise – that the cycle is a grand tragedy, the darkest thing Chopin wrote – is unmistakable. Even the prefatory C-major Prelude heaves with orgasmic rubatos – more weight, it seems, than the music can possibly bear. And yet, as Arrau packs each small berth with a world of feeling, the weight grips and holds. At times, the sheer density of emotion can seem suffocatingly intense. The Prelude No. 22, a Stygian descent, is surely Hades; the plunging scales of No. 24 rip the thread of life."