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Johannes Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)

Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)
Apple Lossless (XLD) | With Log Files | Decca | 2 CDs, 522 MB
Classical | Cover, no scans | Rapidshare

In the age of Argerich, who brings tightrope-walker tension to chamber music, I doubt that anyone plays the Brahms piano trios with the kind of mellow lushness heard here. Katchen's conception of Brahms was large-scaled but smooth, warm without much psychological struggle. Suk was a honey-toned violinist, and although Starker was the modernist among the three, what's notable here is how perfectly in unison he is with Suk (and blissfully in tune). Decca puts the piano in the middle and the string players close up in their own channels left and right. The result is wide-screen and artificial, of course, since it makes the cello sound as loud as the piano. but the sonic effect is quite luscious.

I've saved my remarks about te interpretations for last. The Brahms trios have attracted great collaborations, and I wouldn't place this one above, say, Istomin-Stern-Rose although it runs ahead of the Beaux Art Trio, for sheer beauty of tone if nothing else. The shortcoming here is a tendency toward cautiousness; these are middle-of-the-road readings that don't capture Brahms' deepest passions. He is placed in the sun too often. But the first two trios aren't sturm and drang works. If you want large-scale performances caught in gorgeous sound, here you go.

–Amazon.com [4 stars] reviewer

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 27, 2017
Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 152:09 min | 602 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

”The sort of musical talent Zoltán Kocsis displays is something we’re blessed with maybe once or twice a century. It is a priceless treasure that we should take good care of!” – writes György Kroó, an influential music critic of his time on 21 March 1970 about the then 18-year-old young musician. The quotation clearly illustrates the extent of professional interest in Kocsis’ achievements already in the early days of his career, and the expectations kept rising only to put a heavy burden and responsibility on the pianist. Many others have been seen to collapse under such pressure.

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 21, 2017
Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: ProPiano Records | # PPR224532 | Time: 01:03:23

Pioneer of techno-pop, Academy Award winning film composer, touring performer - Ryuichi Sakamoto enjoys a diverse career as an artist whose music continually challenges traditional categories. Pianist Chitose Okashiro, taking risks that not a single "classical pianist" has been willing to take, recognizing the greatness of the classically trained Sakamoto's piano works, and imbuing them with her own brand of explosively talented genius has herewith set the standard for "independent classical label crossover" achievement. Already a HUGE success in Japan, with sales in excess of 30,000 units, Miss Okashiro herewith reveals the complete arsenal of Sakamoto's prowess… a prowess that lands him in the position (arguably) of the world's most important composer. Included on this CD are the hugely impressionistic and French like pieces that ONLY a trained classical pianist can play with the simplicity and grace required to foster their most sublime effects.
Ingrid Marsoner - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 28 & 32 (2017)

Ingrid Marsoner - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 28 & 32 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:50 | 148 MB
Label: Gramola Records

Following up to her recording of piano concertos by J.N. Hummel and Beethoven, Austrian pianist Ingrid Marsoner is now presenting her interpretations of late piano sonatas by Beethoven. Marsoner's subtle yet vigorous play is opening with the Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101. The Rondo alla ingharese, quasi un capriccio, Op. 129 i sbetter known by its popular name ''Rage Over a Lost Penny'' and is as an early work like the ''lighter'' Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, a welcoming intermezzo and an interesting contrast to the somewhat more profound late sonatas. As such the Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 symbolizes this world and the hereafter with its two very dissenting movements.

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 5  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at June 12, 2017
Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 5

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 5 by Alfred Music
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0874874424, 9780874874426, B005LLDVOU | 48 Pages | PDF | 4.17 MB

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 4  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at June 12, 2017
Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 4

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 4 by Alfred Music
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0874871638, 9780874871630, B004LGT1PO | 36 Pages | PDF | 2.46 MB

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 2  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at June 12, 2017
Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 2

Suzuki Piano School, Vol. 2 by Alfred Music
English | 1995 | ISBN: 0874874742, 9780874874747 | 28 Pages | PDF | 2.49 MB

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 10, 2017
Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)

Zoltán Kocsis - Zoltán Kocsis: A Tribute (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:32:30 | 350 MB
Label: Hungaroton

”The sort of musical talent Zoltán Kocsis displays is something we’re blessed with maybe once or twice a century. It is a priceless treasure that we should take good care of!” – writes György Kroó, an influential music critic of his time on 21 March 1970 about the then 18-year-old young musician. The quotation clearly illustrates the extent of professional interest in Kocsis’ achievements already in the early days of his career, and the expectations kept rising only to put a heavy burden and responsibility on the pianist. Many others have been seen to collapse under such pressure. A large number of young competition-winning talents even prodigies tend to disappear after a few years and fail to embark upon the career their talent would have destine them to pursue.
Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson - Mozart & Poulenc: Works For Violin & Piano (2017)

Esther Hoppe, Alasdair Beatson - Mozart & Poulenc: Works For Violin & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:15 min | 256 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Évidemment, c’est faire preuve d’une solide dose de hardiesse que d’entourer la Sonate pour violon et piano de Poulenc, écrite en 1943 à la mémoire de García Lorca, de trois Sonates de Mozart composées en 1778 et 1779 ! D’autant que la Sonate de Poulenc n’est pas toujours très bien considérée, à commencer par Poulenc lui-même qui écrivait dans ses mémoires « Comme j'ai de la peine à témoigner, musicalement, de ma passion pour Lorca, ma Sonate pour piano et violon, dédiée à sa mémoire, n'est hélas pas du meilleur Poulenc », mais est-on toujours le meilleur juge de ses propres œuvres ?
George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue (2017)

George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 134:21 min | 310 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

There were many worlds in George Malcolm’s (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord’s identity in England. After World War II Malcolm became the most famous English harpsichordist of his day, with a brilliant technique, superb musicianship and an idiosyncratically modern approach to playing which, for his audiences, came to exemplify the very nature of the instrument itself. In celebration of the centenary of his birth (28 February 1917).