Piano Companion

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.
Anders Paulsson - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)

Anders Paulsson, Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:39 | 140 MB
Label: BIS

To date, Kalevi Aho has composed sixteen symphonies and twenty-eight concertos, several operas and a large number of chamber works – a rate of production which is all the more impressive considering the complexity and originality displayed by each new work. On this latest in a long series of BIS releases with Aho’s music, two of his most recent works are performed by the musicians of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra and its artistic director John Storgårds have collaborated with the composer on several projects, and the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone is a commission from the orchestra, at the suggestion of the Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson. A specialist on the soprano saxophone, Paulsson also demonstrated the instrument’s capabilities to Aho as part of his preparations.

International Piano - January-February 2018  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 17, 2017
International Piano - January-February 2018

International Piano - January-February 2018
English | 84 pages | True PDF | 14 MB

Notes on the Piano  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 16, 2017
Notes on the Piano

Ernst Bacon, "Notes on the Piano (Dover Books on Music)"
ISBN: 0486483665 | 2011 | EPUB | 176 pages | 971 KB
Izhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (2010)

Izhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:40 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music | Catalog: 52192

While it is pleasurable to hear three of the world's best-known virtuosos playing together with such extraordinary sympathy and enthusiasm, the actual performances by violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Emanuel Ax on this disc of Mendelssohn's two piano trios are merely so-so. Each alone sounds marvelous Perlman with his sweet intonation, Ma with his lyrical phrasing, and Ax with his sonorous tone but together they are not quite the sum of their parts.
Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartets (1992) (Repost)

Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax - Gabriel Faure: Piano Quartets (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:54 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 48 066

Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) inhabits a "sound world" uniquely his own: moody, harmonically complex, sometimes neurotically so, melodically elusive. Less readily accessible than either of his French contemporaries, Debussy and Ravel, Faure's chamber music, nonetheless, is infinitely rewarding and certainly should be more widely recorded and available.
This remarkably rich offering of Faure's only two piano quartets (in C Minor, Op. 15 and G Minor, Op. 45) will, no doubt, go a long way in re-energizing interest in this coupling of the composer's most "popular" ensemble works.

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Dec. 16, 2017
The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race

The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Race (Routledge Philosophy Companions) by Paul C Taylor
English | 11 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 0415711231 | 590 Pages | PDF | 5.97 MB

For many decades, race and racism have been common areas of study in departments of sociology, history, political science, English, and anthropology. Much more recently, as the historical concept of race and racial categories have faced significant scientific
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Dvorak: Piano Concerto, The Golden Spinning Wheel (2006) (Repost)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Dvorak: Piano Concerto, The Golden Spinning Wheel (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:51 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | Catalog: 8573 87630-2

Pierre-Laurent Aimard continues to present a repertoire for the piano that is never less than imaginative and is always compelling. The Dvorák Piano Concerto is rarely heard, not because it lacks beauty or inventive scoring for both piano and orchestra, but because the piece has gained the reputation of the 'Tristan' of concertos. Enter Pierre-Laurent Aimard and all of that changes.

A Companion to Walt Whitman (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Dec. 16, 2017
A Companion to Walt Whitman (Repost)

Donald D. Kummings, "A Companion to Walt Whitman"
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1405120932 | PDF | pages: 619 | 3.9 mb