Piano Companion

Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry - Circles: Piano Concertos by Philip Glass & JS Bach (2018)

Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry - Circles: Piano Concertos by Philip Glass & JS Bach (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 194 MB
Label: Orange Mountain Music – 0127 | Tracks: 06 | Time: 46:36 min
Classical

On Glass Piano Concerto No.3: Like a slowly-whirling centrifuge, Philip Glass s beguiling new Piano Concerto No. 3 given its world premiere at Jordan Hall on Friday by A Far Cry and pianist Simone Dinnerstein isolates and concentrates two aspects of the composer s personality long in particularly intriguing tension: his romantic streak and his meditative austerity. Much of the concerto is a lush churn of unsettled harmonies, soloist and string orchestra in search of resolution. Yet resolution comes not with triumph, but by deliberate, cyclical turns.

SampleTraxx Old Broken Piano KONTAKT  Software

Posted by Artist14 at April 13, 2018
SampleTraxx Old Broken Piano KONTAKT

SampleTraxx Old Broken Piano KONTAKT | 1.08 GB

For Old Broken Piano we have recorded an old piano manufactured in the 1940s by the brothers Manegold. It has not been maintained and tuned for decades, giving it a unique, dark and nostalgic sound character. The instrument was recorded with a Sennheiser MKH 8040 Stereo Pair connected to a Sound Devices 702T. MKH 8040 are microphones with extended frequency response up to 50.000 Hz, which is great if you want to further process, re-pitch or stretch audio files.
Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 133 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Covers included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 427 322-2 | Time: 00:45:43

No prizes for predicting that this Liszt B minor Sonata is technically flawless and beautifully structured. What may come as more of a shock (though not to those who have followed Pollini's career closely) is its sheer passion. To say that he plays as if his life depended on it is an understatement, and those who regularly accuse him of coolness should sit down in a quiet room with this recording, a decent hi-fi system and a large plateful of their own words. The opening creates a sense of coiled expectancy, without recourse to a mannered delivery such as Brendel's on Philips, and Pollini's superior fingerwork is soon evident. His virtuosity gains an extra dimension from his ability at the same time to convey resistance to it—the double octaves are demonstrably a fraction slower than usual and yet somehow feel faster, or at least more urgent. There is tensed steel in the very fabric of the playing. By the two-minute mark so much passion has been unleashed one is bound to wonder if it has not all happened too soon. But that is to underestimate Pollini's unerring grasp of the dramatic structure and its psychological progression from paragraph to paragraph; it is also to underestimate his capacity to find extra technical resources when it would seem beyond the power of flesh and blood to do so.

VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at April 5, 2018
VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set

VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set
Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi,
Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran, Berkeley, Scott

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Scans ~ 47 Mb | Time: 05:05:31
Classical, 20th Century | Label: Lyrita | # SRCD.2345

This boxed set reassembles largely analog material from existing Lyrita CDs under a new generic grouping. Dates and locations of recording sessions are not given. Lyrita seem always to have been reticent about those details. The sound is a model of its kind – Lyrita were always able to boast glorious sound. The freshly written liner-notes are by the authoritative and accessible Paul Conway and run to ten pages. These are not a simple retread of the original notes by other authors.
Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)

Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 03:41:01 | 549 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sheva Collection

Things are not nearly as bad for the admirer or potential admirer of Stanford’s chamber music as they were a couple of decades ago. The Clarinet Sonata has had a good run for its money on disc and the two violin sonatas have been recorded, but much remained on the shelf. Now we have a three-CD box of the complete music for violin and piano from Alberto Bologni and Christopher Howell.

Aldo Orvieto - Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 12, 2018
Aldo Orvieto - Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4 (2018)

Aldo Orvieto - Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 134 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 19 | Time: 57:46 min

The period 1940-44 covered in this fourth volume of the piano music of the progressive and fiercely independent Italian composer Camillo Togni saw him rethinking elements of twelve-tone technique, chromatic harmonies and lyrical impulses. The result was a unique synthesis of competing styles reflected in the inner diary of his Serenatas, of which three are heard here. The imposing Serenata No. 2, Op. 11 is a complex nocturne and the companion works are both meditative and lively. His fondness for the music of Casella is reflected in the Baroque-tinged Suite, Op. 14a whilst Busoni haunts the attractive Quattro Pezzi, Op. 22.
Howard Shelley, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen - Mozart & Clementi: Piano Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley, Sinfonieorchester St Gallen - Franz Xaver Mozart & Muzio Clementi: Piano Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1.15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Franz Xaver Mozart was born just four months before the death of his father, Wolfgang Amadeus. A pianist of similarly precocious talent, he nevertheless wrote just two piano concertos: coupled with Clementi's only surviving essay in the genre, they make a sparkling addition to our Classical Piano Concerto series.

Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 11, 2018
Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion

Experiencing Billy Joel: A Listener's Companion by Thomas MacFarlane
2016 | ISBN: 1442257687 | English | 198 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 20, 2017
Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

Markus Hinterhäuser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:01
Classical, Modern, Avant-Garde, Contemporary | Label: col legno | # WWE 1CD 20019

They say that Galina Ustvolskaya led a very secluded life, that she was a loner. It is amazing, though, how distinct an image of her emerges from the almost meditative way in which she immersed herself in structures, dynamics and combinations of pitches. And not only that. You can hear the concentration on her work and the contrasts within the scope of an existence, some even say you can hear St. Petersburg. Markus Hinterhäuser plays Ustvolskaya’s sonatas as though it were the music of an intimate friend. The piano is vibrating, the music seems nearly torn apart with the tension. The pieces characterized by extreme dynamics, economy and cluster blocks are interpreted by Hinterhäuser with great intensity.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:59:04 | 505 Mb
Classical | Label: APR Recordings

This important set contains the sixteen Beethoven sonatas that Wilhelm Kempff recorded for Grammophon in Germany between 1940 and 1943. Several are reissued here for the first time since their original release on 78rpm discs and none are currently available elsewhere. The sound is excellent for the period and all reveal the young Kempff at his best, in performances that compliment his later thoughts. The release is the companion of two previous APR releases of early Kempff Beethoven recordings the late sonatas (APR6018) and piano concertos 1, 3, 4 & 5 (APR6019), both of which received excellent reviews and were amongst APRs best sellers.