Cue Schumann

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.
Luca Buratto - Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Humoreske & Blumenstück (2017)

Luca Buratto - Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Humoreske & Blumenstück
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 64:46min | 187 MB
Label: Hyperion Records - CDA68186 | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Hyperion is thrilled to welcome 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto to the label, a pianist whose ‘fiery imagination and finesse’ (Musical America) are perfectly suited to the demands of this all-Schumann programme. Despite its unassuming title, the Humoreske is no mere miniature but a full-scale piano cycle, very much on a par with the Davidsbündlertänze.
Thomas Zehetmair, Orchestre de chambre de Paris - Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto, Symphony No.1 (2016)

Thomas Zehetmair, Orchestre de chambre de Paris - Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto, Symphony No.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:18 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 2396

Founded in 1978, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris quickly established its reputation as one of Europes leading chamber orchestras. In 2012, Thomas Zehetmair was appointed the orchestras principal conductor and artistic advisor and on this recording, made at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in February 2014, does double duty as both soloist and conductor.
Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)

Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:26 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464702

When it comes to piano concertos, no two composers wrote more compatible concertos than Grieg and Schumann. Both are in A minor, both are in three movements, and both are ecstatically lyric, tenderly romantic, and amazingly virtuosic. And both fit very comfortably together as a recorded double bill, a coupling that has attracted some of the greatest pianists of the postwar years: Claudio Arrau with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony, Leon Fleisher with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Walter Gieseking with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic, Sviatoslav Richter with Lovro von Matacic and the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, and this recording by Stephen Kovacevich with Colin Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1 (2017)

Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 71:34 min | 304 MB
Label: Cedille - CDR 90000 170 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Chamber Music

The internationally celebrated, Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet joins forces with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio for Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, a pillar of German Romanticism that opens with one of the most recognizable melodies in classical music. Pressler, a consummate chamber artist, performs the virtuosic piano part with a clarity and transparency that makes the piano seem like a fellow member of the string ensemble.
English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)

English Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Jopling - Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Schumann: Fantasie (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:53:24 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | Catalog: 95

Schubert's 'Wanderer Fantasy' and Schumann's 'Fantasie' are two highly remarkable works: while musically embodying the romantic spirit of the age in their unconventional structures and lyrically imaginative styles, they also act as self-portraits to their creators through the evocation of their creative process. In these new orchestrations by Joseph James, the familiar beauty of the works is rekindled in exciting and fresh interpretations performed by the illustrious English Chamber Orchestra alongside concertante solos from members of the Schubert Ensemble.
Christian Immler, Georges Starobinski - Im Schonen Strome: Heine Lieder - Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)

Im Schönen Strome: Heine Lieder - Songs by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)
Christian Immler (baritone), Georges Starobinski (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2143 | Time: 01:07:35

Although highly productive and respected in his lifetime as a composer of Lieder, Robert Franz (1815–92) has since become a peripheral figure in music history. One reason may be that he avoids dramatic contrasts and instead aims at an emotional ambiguity: ‘My representation of joy is always tinged with melancholy, whilst that of suffering is always accompanied by an exquisite sensation of losing oneself’, he once wrote to Liszt. As a consequence his music appeals to those who are able ‘to admire the nuances of a charcoal drawing without longing for the colours of a painting’, to quote from Georges Starobinski’s liner notes to this recording. As they began to explore the songs of Franz, Starobinski and the baritone Christian Immler were moved by their findings to devise a programme which includes 23 of the composer’s often quite brief songs. Using the poet Heinrich Heine as their guiding star, they present these – all Heine settings but from different opus groups – in the form of two ‘imagined’ song cycles.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.
Sandmann; Vierlinger; Ryan - Wien-Prag-Berlin- Romantische Duette (Dvorak, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn) [2002]

Doerthe Maria Sandmann; Lydia Vierlinger; Russell Ryan - Wien-Prag-Berlin- Romantische Duette (Dvorak, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 206 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 55’17

Liederabend "Wien-Prag-Berlin". Geografisch bilden Wien, Prag und Berlin gewissermaßen die Nord-Süd-Achse Mitteleuropas.
Historisch sind diese drei Metropolen schicksalsträchtig miteinander verbunden; für die Ambivalenz zwischen Freundschaft und Feindschaft geben die drei Jahrhunderte seit dem Barock ein beredtes Zeugnis. In der Musik besteht eine lange Tradition der gegenseitigen Befruchtung zwischen diesen Städten, die nicht zueltzt im kompositorischen Netzwerk zum Ausdruck kommt, in welchem die Schöpfer der von einer Berlinerin und einer Wienerin gesungenen Duette verbunden sind.
Philippe Bianconi - Schumann: Papillons, Carnaval and Davidsbundlertanze (2016)

Philippe Bianconi - Schumann: Papillons, Carnaval and Davidsbundlertanze (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks+booklet - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 MB | 01:21:11
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta | Release Year: 2016

Following on his critically acclaimed recordings of Debussy and Chopin, pianist Philippe Bianconi offers a selection of favorite works by Schumann. This program, which includes Papillons, Carnaval and the Davidsbündlertänze, centers on the theme of doubles and masks and illuminates with exceptional poetry the secret connections that exist between these three scores.