Piano Companion

Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 4, 2017
Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)

Alexis Taylor - Listen With (Out) Piano [Deluxe Edition] (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 22 | 65:38 min | 174 Mb
Style: Electronic, Indie, Pop | Label: Moshi Moshi Records

Alexis Taylor announces Listen With(out) Piano, a companion album to his 2016 record Piano. Released March 3rd 2017 via Moshi Moshi, Listen With(out) Piano features new versions by artists including Papa M (David Pajo), Green Gartside (Scritti Politti), Spring Heel Jack, Beatrice Dillon, Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance), which can be played on their own, or at the same time as the songs on Piano, to create a brand new listening experience.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 21, 2017
Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.

Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 20, 2016
Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)

Elijah Nisenboim - Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 59:36 min | 136 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: Elijah Nisenboim / Jufipop

Solo Piano in the style of Keith Jarrett and George Winston. All improvised with no editing.
This is the second in a series of Solo Piano recordings by Elijah Nisenboim. Each track is completely improvised and there is no editing on any of the tracks. It is great companion background music.
Benjamin Godard - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios (2010, MDG "Gold" # 303 1615-2) [RE-UP]

Benjamin Godard - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 235 MB | Full Artwork: 83 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 303 1615-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano Trio

"…The pianist, Chia Chou, deserves particular praise for his wide dynamic and tonal range: the arpeggiated patterns suggest reserves of tonal weight; elsewhere he articulates individual notes with a delicate, crystalline ping. Clear, warm, and appealing sound reproduction further enhances the proceedings. Enthusiastically recommended, particularly to devotees of the French Romantics." ~musicweb-international
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 212 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 173 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67974

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.

The Liszt Companion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 13, 2015
The Liszt Companion

Ben Arnold, "The Liszt Companion"
English | ISBN: 0313306893 | 2002 | 496 pages | PDF | 26 MB

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises (with audio) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at April 7, 2015
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises (with audio) (Repost)

Karen Berger, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises (with audio)"
English | 2011 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 1615640495 | EPUB + MOBI + MP3 | 101 MB

The Piano Handbook: A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano by Carl Humphries (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 10, 2015
The Piano Handbook: A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano by Carl Humphries (Repost)

The Piano Handbook: A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano by Carl Humphries
English | Dec 1, 2002 | ISBN: 0879307277 | 290 pages | PDF&MP3 192 kbps | 109,2 MB
The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, C.1760–1850

The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, C.1760–1850 by Derek Carew
English | Dec 31, 2007 | ISBN: 0754663116 | 328 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

Intended as a supplement to "The Mechanical Muse: the Piano, Piano Music and Pianism c.1760-1850", this Companion provides additional information which, largely for reasons of space but also of continuity, it was not possible or desirable to include in that volume. The book is laid out alphabetically and full biographical entries are provided for all musical figures mentioned, including composers, performers, theoreticians and teachers, as well as piano makers and publishers of music, within the period covered by "The Mechanical Muse". There are also entries on figures of importance from outside the period but whose influence is palpably important within it, such as J.S. Bach.