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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
Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:45 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Composed during Bach s early years as a composer, these Toccatas are written in the Stylus Phantasticus, inherited from the great Buxtehude. Free-flowing, virtuoso, fresh, they form a false album collated after the composer s death, and are unjustly among the least known works of the master of Weimar. For her first solo disc, the pianist Amandine Savary gives a perfect performance of these masterpieces of sensitivity. The French pianist Amandine Savary was awarded a scholarship to enter the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining her BMus diploma with honours in 2007.
Pierre Fournier - The Pierre Fournier Edition: Complete Recordings On DG, Decca & Philips (25CDs, 2017)

Pierre Fournier - The Pierre Fournier Edition: Complete Recordings On DG, Decca & Philips (25CDs, 2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,94 Gb | Artwork 1,48 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What remains consistent is Pierre Fournier's elegant and aristocratic playing, his superb control of the bow and his supple, consistently beautiful tone impressed a whole generation of cellists and music lovers all over the world. Sixty-five years since he first recorded for Decca, we are proud to celebrate the artistry of this most distinguished of cellists and the wealth of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips – presented here together for the very first time in this 25-CD limited edition set.

Maurizio Zaccaria - Gershwin: Complete Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 26, 2017
Maurizio Zaccaria - Gershwin: Complete Piano Works (2017)

Maurizio Zaccaria - Gershwin: Complete Piano Works
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 63:40 min | 147 MB
Label: Aevea Classics | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

The complete published works by Gershwin are quite extraordinary for their invention. His jazz bubbles over with clever ideas for piano (Gershwin was, after all, a true virtuoso of the piano). His compositions have an abundance of colours and genres that blend, bind and burst into new and spacious musical language.
Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:38 minutes | 829 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Friedrich Gulda, who first attempted to play in a jazz setting in the mid-'50s after firmly establishing his classical career, is on far stronger ground on this Columbia LP recorded in early 1965…

R.J. Ellory - Una preghiera per Manhattan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 14, 2017
R.J. Ellory - Una preghiera per Manhattan

R.J. Ellory - Una preghiera per Manhattan
Italian | 2016 | 380 pages | ISBN 8899470065 | EPUB | 0,7 MB

Vincent Madigan è un detective problematico, indebitato, con due mogli e quattro figli da mantenere. Prende droghe e pillole e, soprattutto, sa di aver sempre fatto la scelta sbagliata. Adesso Madigan vuole saldare i propri debiti con Sandià, il boss della droga di East Harlem (il cui soprannome è Uomo delle angurie, per il terribile modo in cui fa torturare le proprie vittime), e rimettere in carreggiata la sua sbandata esistenza. Il piano è semplice: sottrarre a una banda di ladri quattrocentomila dollari. Ma qualcosa non funziona. Il furto si risolve in una strage e Madigan è costretto a eliminare i suoi collaboratori. Così adesso deve fuggire. E gli inseguitori sono due: Sandià e il NYPD. Come un topo in trappola, Madigan elabora un piano pericoloso che lo porterà a rischiare di perdere la propria vita o guadagnarne definitivamente una nuova.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 13, 2017
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,91 Gb | Artwork: 75,29 Mb
Label: Decca

This magnificent collection spans almost half a century, from three of Rachmaninov's Op 39 Etudes-Tableaux that Vladimir Ashkenazy recorded in 1963, to his version of the First Sonata, which was released two years ago. It's wonderfully comprehensive, including the four piano concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody, the works for two pianos (the Suites and the Symphonic Dances with André Previn, some smaller-scale pieces with Ashkenazy's son Vovka), and all manner of occasional pieces and transcriptions as well as the major solo piano works.
Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Martha Argerich - Chopin: Preludes, Piano Sonata 2 (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:11 minutes | 1.94 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This classic 1977 release features a stunning interpretation of Chopin's Préludes by pianist Martha Argerich, still considered a reference recording of the set by many critics. The programme also an equally impressive Piano Sonata No. 2, recorded in 1975.
Francesca Pagnini & Annibale Rebaudengo - J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Flute (2017)

Francesca Pagnini & Annibale Rebaudengo - J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Flute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 109:39 min | 453 MB
Label: Vermeer | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Musicological research has always raised doubts about the authorship of some of Bach’s Sonatas, particularly the BWV 1031, 1033, and 1020, while the others were certainly written by J. S. Bach. Whoever the author of the three dubious Sonatas may be, these are a group of songs that display wonderful artistic and musical qualities, and can easily be considered a point of reference for all flute players. Francesca Pagnini and Annibale Rebaudengo present these Sonatas on modern instruments, enriched by modern philological studies.
Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)

Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:03:17 | 660 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX 2958379.81

A midprice reissue collecting this young French pianist s three baroque recordings. I fell in love with Tharaud s Rameau disc several years ago and never once missed the rattling sound of the harpsichord. Tharaud points out that Rameau s frequent ornamentation would have served to prolong notes on a harpsichord. This isn t necessary on a modern piano, and there s an incredible delicacy to the pianism here, with the trills and turns played with a barely credible lightness of touch. It s infectious stuff, with the witty character pieces from the Suite in G vivid and alive.