Piano Companion

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.

The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 4, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music

Allan F. Moore, "The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music (Cambridge Companions to Music)"
ISBN: 0521001072 | 2003 | EPUB | 236 pages | 2 MB

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.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.
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

Piano For Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at May 21, 2015
Piano For Life

Piano For Life
3xDVDRip | MP4/AVC, ~779 kb/s | 720x496 | Duration: 04:26:06 | English: AAC, 224 kb/s (2 ch) | 2.1 GB
Genre: Piano Lessons

Instructional series in harmony with traditional instruction that specializes in teaching the aspiring pianist all of the important skills.

Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at May 20, 2015
Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano

Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano
DVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~1185 kb/s | 720x480 | Duration: 01:11:43 | English: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Booklet | 712 MB
Genre: Piano Lessons

Gain rare insight into the musical thinking of one of the most influential popular songwriters and arrangers in America. Donald Fagen analyses three Steely Dan hits ("Chain Lightning," "Peg," "Josie") and two solo works from his Grammy-nominated album Kamakiriad ("On The Dunes," "Teahouse On The Tracks"). These songs use familiar blues and R&B structures, and Donald explains how, by altering the bass line and chordal qualities, he transformed them into sophisticated jazz-rock compositions. You'll trace the development of increasingly complex pieces as Donald and Warren Bernhardt reveal each tune's singular structure, harmonic and rhythmic characteristic, intro ideas and other devices.

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