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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
Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi  - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto (2014) [TR24][OF]

Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 62:30 min | 627 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM New Series | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2014

Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür s Seventh Symphony (2009), dedicated to the Dalai Lama, is a choral symphony like no other. It is a powerful vector-based work in Tüür s new compositional mode, in which the orchestra only intermittently frames and supports the voices. The texts that the NDR Choir sings include words of the Buddha from the Dhammapada but also utterances of more contemporary visionaries, from Gandhi to Mother Theresa.
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.
Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics Références | # 7 63688 2 | Time: 09:01:53

The contents of the EMI box are too numerous to list but all the sonatas, variations, and most short pieces are here: absent is the London Sketchbook, which is trite juvenalia.

Howard Shelley - Kuzeluch: Piano Concertos (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 16, 2017
Howard Shelley - Kuzeluch: Piano Concertos (2017) [TR24][OF]

Howard Shelley - Kuzeluch: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 75:30 min | 1.25 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

It's impossible to imagine more compelling performance of this music- Howard Shelley is truly a rescuer of lost musical souls. –Gramophone, Jan'17
Anna Malikova, Torino Philharmony Orchestra, Julian Kovatchev - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)

Anna Malikova, Torino Philharmony Orchestra, Julian Kovatchev - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 71:48 | 178 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Classical Records

Uzbek-born pianist Anna Malikova is best known for her interpretations of music by Chopin. She has performed and recorded both concertos, the complete etudes, preludes, and impromptus, and numerous individual solo works. But Malikova is hardly a specialist: she plays a wide range of compositions, taking in large segments of the outputs of J.S. Bach, Soler, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. She has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America, and has performed with many of the world's leading ensembles, including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the major orchestras of Warsaw, Moscow, Sydney, Oslo, Tashkent, and others.

Play Piano 7: Improvise on For All We Know in F Key by Ear  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at Jan. 10, 2017
Play Piano 7: Improvise on For All We Know in F Key by Ear

Play Piano 7: Improvise on For All We Know in F Key by Ear
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 1.5 Hours | Lec: 77 | 444 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Play 2-5 Power Chords Substitution to dress up the music arrangement of For All We Know. Improvise with piano techniques
Michel Petrucciani - Piano Solo: The Complete Concert in Germany (2007) {Dreyfus Jazz}

Michel Petrucciani - Piano Solo: The Complete Concert in Germany (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) with CUE and log | Artwork | 428 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 233 mb
Jazz, | Label: Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 46050369062

A lot of people first became aware of French pianist Michel Petrucciani through his work with Charles Lloyd in the early '80s. Standing barely three feet tall, he lived with complications from glass-bone disease, a painful, genetically transmitted condition known to medical science as osteogenesis imperfecta.
Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)

Richard Kapp, Mela Tenenbaum - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:25:34 | 431 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ESS.A.Y. | Catalog: 1066

This two-CD set is actually part of an ambitious undertaking: ESS.A.Y Recordings recorded these sonatas in two different versions, this one featuring Ms. Tenenbaum on a modern violin and accompanied by a modern piano played by Richard Kapp; the other recording (reviewed below) features Ms. Tenenbaum playing an older violin and accompanied by a harpsichord played by Gerald Ranck.

Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 27, 2016
Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)

Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 14 | 63:31 min | 145 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Classical, Instrumental | Label: Coaxo do Sapo

This CD, recorded by Guilherme Arantes between 1993 and 1999, is an instrumental containing piano solos, in unpublished themes written by the composer. Previously released in 2000 for licensing to Sony Music, it is now re-mastered with "Manley" processing and re-digitized from the half-inch analog arrays, providing unmatched quality in this new release - now under the seal of the " Coaxo do Sapo ", in commemoration of the 35 years of Guilherme Arantes' career.