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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
Martin Jones - Jean Roger-Ducasse: The Complete Piano Music (2015)

Martin Jones - Jean Roger-Ducasse: The Complete Piano Music (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:05:37 | 569 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus | Catalog: NI 5927

Jean Roger-Ducasse was born in Bordeaux on 18 April 1873. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1892 and in 1895, along with Ravel, joined the composition class of Gabriel Faure. In 1902 he won the second Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Alcyone, with Ravel gaining fourth prize. He had a very active role in musical life in Paris founding the Societe Musicale Independante in 1909 and gaining the position of inspector general for the teaching of singing in Paris schools in 1910.
Idil Biret - Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos (12 CDs, 2001)

Idil Biret - Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Music and the Piano Concertos (12 CDs, 2001)
MP3 320 kbps | 12 CDs, 12:17:16 min | 1,65 Gb | Scans -> 12,5 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

This set is a remarkable bargain, containing all of Brahms's solo piano music, including such chips from his workshop as cadenzas for other composers' concertos and a series of strictly mechanical piano studies that nobody will want to listen through. No matter. Idil Biret has a firm grasp of Brahms's idiom, and she plays with insight and passion throughout the set. Although she doesn't startle with her virtuosity, she handles the considerable technical demands of the music with great confidence.

Alexander Borodin - Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Aug. 5, 2017
Alexander Borodin - Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2 (2017)

Alexander Borodin - Piano Quintet & String Quartet No 2 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork, d.booklet | 300 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 197 mb
Classical, Chamber Music, | Label: Hyperion / CDA68166

Russia in the nineteenth century had little need for chamber music - no Parisian-style competitive quartetting here. But out of this very isolation came a small, but nonetheless mighty, handful of works: those by Borodin are among the finest. Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet revel in what they find.
John Browning - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 (1969/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Browning - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 (1969/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:57 minutes | 633 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The American pianist, John Browning was born to musical parents. Having studied piano from age 5, he appeared as a soloist with the Denver Symphony at 10. In 1945 his family moved to Los Angeles. He spent two years at Occidental College there. He began his studies at Juilliard in 1950. He won the Leventritt Competition in New York City in 1955, and made his professional orchestral debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1956.

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 9, 2017
Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Pieter-Jan Belder - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:26 min | 506 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - virtuoso organist and composer of a wealth of orchestral, chamber and vocal music - is one of the most influential composers ever to have lived, one whose works form an established part of the repertoire of every instrument for which he wrote. This collection comprises the Goldberg Variations BWV988, a composition that takes its name from a young pupil of Bach, Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who was in the service of Count von Keyserlingk. The Count was a notoriously bad sleeper, and requested of Bach a series of pieces for Goldberg to play to him when he could not sleep; he then considered the work to be 'his', although it is widely referred to by the name of its performer.
Florian Uhlig - Schumann: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 10 - Schumann & the Sonata II (2017)

Florian Uhlig - Schumann: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 10 - Schumann & the Sonata II (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:56 | 151 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

With generally brisk tempos, a mixture of daring and wit, and a keen sense to balance emotion and intellect, pianist Florian Uhlig stands as a sort of cross between Vladimir Horowitz and Alfred Brendel. He has impressed concert audiences with his bold and incisive interpretations in a range of repertory, while on disc he has scored notable success in his traversal of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Schumann and Shostakovich. He possesses a technique that allows him to play the most challenging keyboard fare, from works by Liszt and Chopin to music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.

A.J. Banner - Era una moglie perfetta  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at July 4, 2017
A.J. Banner - Era una moglie perfetta

A.J. Banner - Era una moglie perfetta
Italian | 2017 | 285 pages | ASIN: B0725JRH6C | EPUB | 0,5 MB
Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017)

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 256 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, #:0289 479 6979 2 | 01:07:04

This group of Rachmaninov piano trios was released in celebration of the 70th birthday of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. One might have expected something that placed Kremer more in the spotlight than chamber music, and perhaps something devoted to the enormous influence he has had in reviving neglected Baltic and Eastern European repertory.
Janina Fialkowska, The Chamber Players Of Canada - Mozart: Piano Concertos 11 & 12 (2007) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Janina Fialkowska, The Chamber Players Of Canada - Mozart: Piano Concertos 11 & 12 (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:52 minutes | Scans included | 3,07 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,16 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: ATMA Classique # SACD2 2531

A one-time protégé of Arthur Rubinstein, pianist Janina Fialkowska’s artistry is all the more astonishing considering her return to the concert stage in 2004 following the removal of an aggressive tumour in her left arm. For this recording, she joins the Chamber Players of Canada to perform arrangements of Mozart’s piano concertos K. 413 – 415 for piano and string quintet.