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Janne Mertanen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Koivula - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2013) (Repost)

Janne Mertanen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Koivula - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:10 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 356

Finnish pianist Janne Mertanen, known mostly for Chopin recordings, here takes on probably the most-often-recorded pairing in the Romantic piano literature, the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, of Schumann, and the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, of Grieg. Does Mertanen have anything new to say here? Perhaps not totally, but his Grieg, from the very first grand gesture, is in the top rank of recordings of this well-loved work. The first movement is a dramatic tour de force, with the momentum carrying the music through what is often a rather leisurely episodic structure, and the central-movement nocturne is extremely delicately done.

Grieg, Schumann - Piano Concertos (Janne Mertanen) (2013)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 26, 2014
Grieg, Schumann - Piano Concertos (Janne Mertanen) (2013)

Grieg, Schumann - Piano Concertos (Janne Mertanen) (2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 231 MB
Label: Alba Records | Catalog N.: ABCD 356 | TT: 61:10

“Mertanen's bravura is commanding, as, more importantly, are his tenderness and spontaneous poetic response…The Gavle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Koivula also play gloriously…Everything is given with a living and breathing romantic impulse, is essentially "live", and you will sense a special warmth and spontaneity from Janne Mertanen.” (Gramophone Magazine)

Elena Mindru Third Stream Project - Quartphonic (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at April 25, 2016
Elena Mindru Third Stream Project - Quartphonic (2016)

Elena Mindru Third Stream Project - Quartphonic (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:53:11 | 122 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: EM Records

Elena Mindru Third Stream Project is the newest group of the Helsinki-based ​jazz singer, Montreux Jazz Voice Competition awardee ​​Elena Mindru. It features the great Finnish violinist Maija Linkola together with her string quartet and includes brand new compositions written by Sampo Kasurinen, Artturi Rönkä, Visa-Pekka Mertanen, Tuomas J. Turunen, Alex Simu and Elena Mîndru. Their music is a very pleasant mixture of jazz and classical.