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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
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 46:21 minutes | 460 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s first album for Deutsche Grammophon is a meditation on beauty and the process of creation.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 576 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3) | Time: 03:33:50

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is starting a complete, chronological survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, to run parallel with his complete Haydn sonatas series. This first box set covers the sonatas composed in the 1790s. Two further volumes, of middle and late sonatas respectively, will follow in 2013 and 2014. Each three-disc box set in the series will be available as the price of two CDs. In a recent cover feature in International Piano, Michael Church spoke with the pianist about the new project and reported: ‘For Bavouzet, the particular pleasure of coming to Beethoven after Haydn lies in the fact that although their basic harmonic language is roughly the same, in Beethoven’s scores the dynamics are clearly indicated, especially where they seem completely independent of the music’s so-called natural harmonic tensions.’ Bavouzet added: ‘The accents are in exactly the wrong place, and that’s what creates his music’s excitement. I am so happy to have these two streams of my work running side by side for the next few years.’
The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010) (Repost)

The King's Singers, The WDR Big Band, Bill Dobbins - J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (2CD) (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 325.50 Mb (CD1) + 303.59 Mb (CD2) + 7.58 Mb (Scans) | 01:47:16
Crossover Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Big Band | Country: UK/Germany | Label: Signum Classics - SIGCD215

When Lucas Schmid, producer of the WDR Big Band, first mentioned his interest in a program of music from the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, arranged to feature this ensemble in combination with the King’s Singers, I was immediately interested and excited. Having collaborated several times with this group of uniquely gifted vocalists, including the WDR Big Band’s Bach 2000 project, I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special indeed. Bach composed the work between 1734 and 1735. Since each of the six cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio was originally intended for a particular Sunday in the liturgical year, the sheer quantity of music is far too much for a single performance. The first major part of my work, then, would be the musical selection.

Juliette - J'aime pas la chanson (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 14, 2018
Juliette - J'aime pas la chanson (2018)

Juliette - J'aime pas la chanson (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:41:18 | 211 Mb
Chanson, Female Vocal | Label: Polydor

Le dernier album de l'auteure-compositrice-interprète, tantôt lyrique, tantôt gouailleuse, vient de sortir.

Simone Dinnerstein - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 12, 2018
Simone Dinnerstein - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2007)

Simone Dinnerstein - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 61:18 | 197 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc

2007 has been a banner year for Goldbergs; no less than five recorded versions of the piece had appeared by the end of July, including a digitally reinterpreted incarnation of Glenn Gould's famous 1955 recording and Wilhelm Middelschulte's bizarre, psychedelic 1924 transcription of the work for organ. In the face of such circumstances, no one would blame music critics for throwing up their hands and saying something like "enough already!" Nevertheless, thankfully the Goldberg Variations is not that kind of a piece, its appeal is both immutable and universal.
Geoffrey Tozer, LPO, Neeme Jarvi - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; The London Philharmonic; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9130 | Time: 00:57:22

The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 3 is rarely heard, though it is a finely crafted work worth greater attention. It has suffered alongside the magnificent and superior Second and the ever-popular First. Moreover, it is not a bona fide concerto at all, the composer having completed only the first movement before his sudden death in 1893. Contrary to the suggestion of a few, it is highly unlikely he intended to produce a one-movement concerto. Tchaikovsky wrote two other piano pieces the same year bearing the titles "Andante" and "Finale," respectively. Following his death, Taneyev orchestrated these and attached them to the Concerto, though Tchaikovsky had left no indication they were to be a part of it. But the pair did share something in common with the completed first movement: a theme source – the incomplete Symphony No. 7. In any event, the opening movement of this Concerto is the most compelling, featuring an exuberant main theme whose first two notes are the central melodic element. An attractive slow melody is soon presented, followed by a theme of great vivacity and rhythmic drive.
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gottfried von der Goltz - Mendelssohn: Double Concerto, Piano Concerto (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:11:36 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902082

For those new to Mendelssohn's music, this might look like a recording of some major works of the composer; be aware that they're virtually unknown music of Mendelssohn's early teens, first published in complete form only in 1999. For those already a fan of Mendelssohn, however, they're very intriguing works that show the developing talents of the young composer in a different light than do the set of twelve-string symphonies that are his most frequently performed works of the period.
Petrof Piano Trio - Rachmaninoff, Franck & Suk: Works for Piano Trio (2018)

Petrof Piano Trio - Rachmaninoff, Franck & Suk: Works for Piano Trio (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 292 MB
Label: ArcoDiva | Tracks: 08 | Time: 68:27 min

Petrof Piano Trio is an outstanding chamber ensemble, named after the oldest Czech piano maker. For their new release with ArcoDiva, the ensemble recorded the chamber works of Sergei Rachmaninov, Cesar Franck and Josef Suk and as extra bonus short addition compositions of C. Saint-Saens and Astor Piazzolla. All the songs are recorded on the best quality Petrof concert instrument. The Petrof Piano Trio was created in 2009 by Wihan Quartet violinist, Jan Schulmeister.