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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

Jazz Piano DVD Real Book [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 20, 2017
Jazz Piano DVD Real Book [Repost]

Jazz Piano DVD Real Book
.AVI, DivX, 1200 kbps, 720x480 | English, MP3, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 1.3 hours | 777 MB
Instructor: Per Danielsson

Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 19, 2017
Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)

Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:09 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 36315

On this collection, principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jorgen van Rijen and Wim Van Hasselt, professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany, team up to explore compositions written for the combination of trumpet and trombone. The recording is named after Folke Rabe's composition Tintomara - a dualistic figure from The Briar Rose Book by the Swedish author Jonas Love Almqvist. This richly rewarding recording includes both duets and solo works.
Martina Filjak - Bach, Schumann & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)

Martina Filjak - Bach, Schumann & Scriabin: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:14 min | 157 MB
Label: Solo Musica | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years, Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence.
Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+booklet | 999 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 562 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Almost four hours of music constitutes exceptional value especially when, tucked away among a selection of Mazurkas, is Chopin's early "Variations on a German National Air". Vásáry charms you into wondering why it is so rarely heard.
Chopin - Piano Works (2002) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Chopin - Piano Works (2002) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+booklet | 980 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 564 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This set offers Chopin's most famous and best loved piano expertly played by Tamas Vasary.
Tamás Vásáry (born August 11, 1933, Debrecen, Hungary) is a Hungarian pianist. Vásáry gave his first public performances at the age of 8. He studied with Ernő Dohnányi and Józef Gát at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and was later assistant there to Zoltán Kodály, who made him a gift of a Steinway piano.
Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)

Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:08 | 568 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 63231

This long-deleted Essential Classics reissue (available again courtesy of Arkivmusic.com’s on-demand reprint program) comprises the first CD remastering of two separate Bach piano releases. One disc features Rosalyn Tureck’s Bach Album, an early-1981 digital production made up mostly of short pieces, plus the Aria and Variations in Italian Style. The close-up yet warm sonics capture the full measure of Tureck’s technical specificity, subtle use of color, and micromanaged dynamics. Notice her absolute linear control in the F minor suite’s Prelude (first sound clip), or how her seemingly over-detached articulations (the seventh Italian variation) always maintain a lilting presence.
Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi  - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto (2014) [TR24][OF]

Laura Mikkola & Paavo Järvi - Tüür: Seventh Symphony / Piano Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 62:30 min | 627 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM New Series | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2014

Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür s Seventh Symphony (2009), dedicated to the Dalai Lama, is a choral symphony like no other. It is a powerful vector-based work in Tüür s new compositional mode, in which the orchestra only intermittently frames and supports the voices. The texts that the NDR Choir sings include words of the Buddha from the Dhammapada but also utterances of more contemporary visionaries, from Gandhi to Mother Theresa.
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.
Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics Références | # 7 63688 2 | Time: 09:01:53

The contents of the EMI box are too numerous to list but all the sonatas, variations, and most short pieces are here: absent is the London Sketchbook, which is trite juvenalia.