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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)

Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 19, 2017
Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)

Oulunkylä Big Band Featuring Pepe Ahlqvist - Hip Shakin' (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 336.49 Mb + 69.83 Mb (Scans) | 53:06
Big Band, Blues, Jazz, Funk | Country: Finland | Label: Finnlevy (300062)

The Oulunkyla Pop/Jazz Conservatoire in Helsinki, Finland was founded in 1972. The Conservatoire is the leading seat on educating Finnish rock and jazz musicians. The Oulunkyla Big Band has been the clue of the Conservatoire from the very beginning. Lately the band has been touring together with Pepe Ahlqvist, the most well-known blues veteran in the country. The success has been overwhelming. Pepe Ahlqvist is the leading vocalist and harmonica player in Finnish blues. During his outstanding career Pepe has played with legendary blues ”breakers” like Buddy Guy, Champion Jack Dupree and Junior Wells among others. Together with his own line-up called H.A.R.P. he has out four chart topping albums full of tight rhythm & blues.

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.