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Voces Intimae - Robert Schumann: Piano Trios Op. 63 & 110 (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 21, 2018
Voces Intimae - Robert Schumann: Piano Trios Op. 63 & 110 (2011)

Voces Intimae - Robert Schumann: Piano Trios Op. 63 & 110 (2011)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:38 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC72520

The historical-performance movement has extended its reach into much of the 19th century, but this is the world-premiere recording of Robert Schumann's trios on historical instruments. Actually only the piano dates from Schumann's lifetime, but it's especially the violin and cello that differ markedly from their contemporary counterparts with their gut strings. The result is a pair of Schumann chamber music performances of a quieter cast than the common run, yet also moody and full of strong affect and characterization.

Stefano Bigoni - Francesco Marino Piano Works, Vol. 8 (2018)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 26, 2018
Stefano Bigoni - Francesco Marino Piano Works, Vol. 8 (2018)

Stefano Bigoni - Francesco Marino Piano Works, Vol. 8 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 107 mb | 45:34 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 108 mb
Classical | Label: Diapason

Stefano Bigoni studied piano with Gioiella Giannoni and Vincenzo Audino and achieved his diploma at the Conservatorio "G. Puccini" in La Spezia with full marks. He completed his musical education graduating in composition and instrumentation for bands at the Conservatorio "A. Casella" in L'Aquila with Maestro Piero Luigi Zangelmi.
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

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 18, 2018
Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 204.94 Mb + 174.77 Mb + 5.96 Mb (Scans) | 65:44 + 55:15
Classical piano solo | Label: Brilliant Classics - BC92441

Jan Vermeulen is considered one of today’s most prominent fortepiano virtuosos. After his piano studies at the Brussels conservatory, his interest and urge for authenticity pushed him into the direction of historical instruments. His pioneering recording of the sonatas of CM von Weber at the beginning of the nineties marked the start of a flourishing career as a fortepiano artist. In that same period he founded the Florestan Fortepiano Trio. This ensemble (later renamed Tröndlin Trio) was one of the first to perform the classical romantic repertoire on authentic instruments.
Roberto Prosseda - Gounod: Piano Works (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Roberto Prosseda - Gounod: Piano Works (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:34 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Roberto Prosseda: I decided to explore Charles Gounod’s piano music as I feel that he is one of the most underrated Romantic composers. Famous for his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Gounod wrote about 40 pieces for piano, and some of them, like the ambitious Sonate pour piano à quatre mains (here recorded with Enrico Pompili), remained unpublished and unrecorded till today.

VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at April 14, 2018
VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)

VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Image+.cue) | 100 CDs, 115:09:10 min | Covers included | 27,9 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Sony BMG

The Japanese company, BMG Japan, sorted the original RCA RED SEAL CDs according to the composers and the year when the music pieces were created. BEST100 series are the best representative CDs, which were carefully chosen from those music pieces by acting and recording, and they were released again with the mark of RCA BEST100. These CDs are the most impressive records in the classical field at RCA’s best. Theoretically, we could find the single originals of those CDs, but BMG Japan reorganised excellently for everyone. During BMG Japan period, it was released for the first time in 1999 and for the second time in 2008 after SONY took over BMG. BEST100 series belong to the latter.
Amati String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement for String Trio) (2004)

Amati String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement for String Trio) (2004)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:08 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Columns | Catalog: 99564

This a gorgeous version of this difficult and, in my opinion, normally elusive piece. Shemer makes the harpsichord sing, dance, laugh, cry and meditate. Having his instrument tuned to A=392 and recorded in a church certainly helps the contemplative aspect of this work, and the sound is rich and never metallic, as with many versions. If ever there was a case for throwing piano versions into the bin of history, Shemer is your best advocate.
Tete Montoliu Trio - Piano For Nuria (1968/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Tete Montoliu - Piano For Nuria (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:25 minutes | 747 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The blind Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu was an international star; an original stylist with prodigious technique, he was one of the foremost hard bop pianists. Dedicated to Tete’s daughter, Blues for Nuria is a stunning original that mixes a taste of Monk, freewheeling dissonance, and the Catalonian’s turbulent hard bop style. Trunk’s bluesy waltz Tranquillogy features exhilarating piano and bass solos, and his Visca l’Ampurda twists and turns as a driving medium tempo underpins virtuoso solos. The trio swings hard on the medium-up standards Alone Together, and Speak Low, while Tete technically and emotionally astounds on his solo rendition of I Surrender, Dear. The album rides home with the Benny Golson jazz classic Stable Mates. If you’re not hip to Tete Montoliu, then this is a good album to get informed; if you’re already a fan, it’s a must! Great piano trio jazz.

Wilhelm Kempff - Schumann Piano Works (5CD, 2010)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 8, 2018
Wilhelm Kempff - Schumann Piano Works (5CD, 2010)

Wilhelm Kempff - Schumann Piano Works (5CD, 2010)
FLAC (track+cue+log) | 5:47:13 | 1,2 Gb
Genre: Classical Music / Label: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, recording the complete sonatas of both composers. He is considered to have been one of the chief exponents of the Germanic tradition during the 20th century and one of the greatest pianists of all time.
Jane Constance - Un jour j'ai rêvé (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jane Constance - Un jour j'ai rêvé (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 45:21 minutes | 926 MB
Pop, Chanson | Label: Universal Music Division Mercury Records, Official Digital Download

2ème album 'Un jour j’ai rêvé', recueil de reprises de grands standards pour la paix et l’amour, parmi lesquels les reprises de 'What a wonderful world' (Louis Armstrong), 'One love' (Bob Marley), ou encore 'Quand on a que l’amour' (Jacques Brel). Des reprises à son image : solaires, touchantes, et portées par sa voix d’ange.