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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
Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)

Paavo Järvi & Frankfurt Radio Symphony - Brahms, Schoenberg, Bach, Webern (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:38 | 133 MB
Label: naïve classique

Like his father, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi is an internationally renowned classical music conductor of Estonian heritage with a deep catalog of recordings. Born on December 30, 1962, in Tallinn, Estonia, he and his family moved to the United States in 1980. His education includes studies at the Tallinn School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. For a decade he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra prior to being named music director of the Orchestre de Paris. He also worked with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. His recordings are numerous and include releases on the labels Sony BMG, Telarc, Virgin Classics, PentaTone Classics, and BIS Records.
Emmanuel Chabrier - España, Pièces pour Piano, La Sulamite (Indispensable de Diapason) (2017)

Emmanuel Chabrier - España, Pièces pour Piano, La Sulamite (Indispensable de Diapason) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 313 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 182 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / DIAP093

Quelle mouche teutonne a donc piqué Emmanuel Chabrier ? En novembre 1880, à son retour d’un Tristan et Isolde à Munich, cet enragé du wagnérisme (comme ses amis Vincent d’Indy, Charles Lamoureux, Stéphane Mallarmé, etc.) démissionne de son emploi au Ministère de l’Intérieur et ne veut plus être que compositeur.
Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)

Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:14:33 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573033

The late 18th century was a transcription-heavy time, and it would seem that the substitution of a flute for the violin in Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano would be the most natural thing in the world. Yet it doesn't quite work out that way in this release by French flutist Patrick Gallois and Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz. The music makes a perfectly pleasant impression; Gallois comes from a long line of French players whose tone alone is probably worth the purchase price, and he's got a lovely way with Mozart's melodies.
VA - Midnight Steppers: 70 Masterpieces By 34 Blues Piano Heroes (2013) {3CD Box Set}

VA - Midnight Steppers: 70 Masterpieces By 34 Blues Piano Heroes (2013) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 507 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 493 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 55 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Piano Blues | Fantastic Voyage #FVTD167

Midnight Stoppers celebrates the post war blues pianists and explores how their sound had its origins in the '30s and '40s, when boogie-woogie piano and the Chicago-centric small combo “Bluebird sound" held sway. Compiled by blues authority Mike Rowe, Midnight Stoppers presents 70 masterpieces by 34 pianists, including legendary names like Otis Spann, Memphis Slim, Big Maceo, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Ammons, as well as the unsung heroes of the keyboards.
Evgeny Kissin, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2009) (Repost)

Evgeny Kissin, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:00 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099926453

For Evgeny Kissin, recording Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto must be déjà vu all over again, to quote noted American philosopher Yogi Berra, because every time the Russian pianist switches labels, he records the piece again. In 1985, he recorded it for RCA with Andrei Chistyakov and the Moscow Philharmonic, and in 1994, he recorded it for Deutsche Grammophon with Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2008 he recorded it for EMI with Vladimir Ashkenazy leading the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Frederic Chopin: Integrale De L'oeuvre Pour Piano Seul (12CD Box Set, 2003)

Abdel Rahman El Bacha - Frederic Chopin: Integrale De L'oeuvre Pour Piano Seul (12CD Box Set, 2003)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,90 Gb
Label: Forlane

Voici réunie en 12 CD une intégrale magistrale de Chopin. Le pianiste franco-libanais a choisi d'enregistrer cette œuvre dans l'ordre chronologique. Le résultat crée une mosaïque impressionnante de partitions qui s'ordonnent naturellement. Ainsi, des influences perméables des unes aux autres ressortent avec pertinence depuis les œuvres de jeunesse, claires et lumineuses jusqu'à celle du Chopin révolutionnaire qui annonce déjà Debussy et une certaine atonalité.
Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)

Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:53 | 546 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 50999 5 19310 2 5

With this two-disc set of the piano quartets, Nicholas Angelich proves conclusively that he is the best Brahms pianist of his generation. His previous Brahms recordings – a 2005 disc of the violin sonatas with Renaud Capuçon, a 2006 solo collection featuring the Paganini Variations, a 2007 solo collection of the late piano works, and a 2008 disc of the First Piano Concerto with Paavo Järvi leading the Frankfurt Radio Symphony – showed his skill in a variety of settings.
VA - Je n'aime pas le piano, mais ça j'aime bien (2012) 2CD

VA - Je n'aime pas le piano, mais ça j'aime bien (2012) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 144:45 min | 348 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Piano | Label: Sony Music

Voici le produit idéal pour se lancer - sur un autre ton - dans la musique classique !"Je n’aime pas le piano, mais ça j’aime bien", n’est-ce pas la réponse type du néophyte positivement surpris par un air classique qui le séduit, mais se gardant bien de s’avouer totalement vaincu par un genre musical tout entier avec lequel il est moins affolant et fatiguant de prendre ses distances… ? Le coffret contient une compilation classique idéale, en 2CD, réunissant 28 titres vraiment marquants, courts, imparables, avec un grand son, et très bien défendus par des artistes prestigieux.
Sharon Bezaly & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Franck, Fauré & Prokofiev: Works for Flute & Piano (2017)

Sharon Bezaly & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Franck, Fauré & Prokofiev: Works for Flute & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:01 min | 271 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The flautist Sharon Bezaly has, over the past 20 years, released some 40 discs on BIS, recordings that have contributed to the international recognition that she enjoys. Both on disc and in concert she has done much to champion new repertoire she has had no less than 20 concertos dedicated to her. On her new disc, however, she turns to core repertoire, although not necessarily that of her own instrument. The two sonatas by César Franck and Gabriel Fauré were composed with the violin in mind, and even though Prokofiev's sonata was originally intended for the flute it is often heard in the composer's own version for violin and piano. But joined by the legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sharon Bezaly now claims (and reclaims) the three works for her own instrument, in eloquent performances that make the best possible case for the flute.