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Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs

Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 277 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95112 | Time: 01:50:45

Michael Nyman (born 1944) is one of the most famous and successful film music composers of our time. His music, although inextricably connected with the visual action of a film, has the quality to stand on its own, to evoke and express the visual emotions in sounds only. Nyman’s most famous film score is of the film “The Piano” , becoming an instant hit. Its openness and its deceptively simple musical lines appealed to a mass audience. The music featured on this recording is either originally written for piano or arranged by the composer himself. Minimal Music champion Jeroen van Veen has been fascinated by Nyman’s music his whole life, and the recording of it was a logical step. He is the ideal interpreter of this seductive, mind opening music.

Giorgio Farina - Cramer: 60 Études for Piano (2019)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 4, 2019
Giorgio Farina - Cramer: 60 Études for Piano (2019)

Giorgio Farina - Cramer: 60 Études for Piano (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 370 MB | Tracks: 60 | 92:54 min
Style: Classical | Label: Bongiovanni

Concerning his teaching method, Chopin held rigorously to the old legato school, the school of Clementi and of Cramer. This statement by George Mathias is in itself enough to gauge the importance of Johann Baptist Cramer in the history of piano teaching. Cramer's approach to composition retained the strong baroque influence of Bach, Händel and Scarlatti combined with the Viennese classicism of Mozart and Haydn Cramer's lasting friendship with the latter began when he played for Haydn in 1791. Cramer was also open to the new music of the time and his tours enabled him to hear it first hand in Paris, Berlin, the Low Countries, Munich and Vienna.
Jeroen van Veen - Glass: Complete Piano Etudes (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Jeroen van Veen - Glass: Complete Piano Etudes (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 142:52 minutes | 1.15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Along with the two books of piano studies by Gyorgy Ligeti, the Etudes of Philip Glass have taken their place as modern classics of the literature, serving both a didactic purpose to train the fingers and minds of their performers, but also bringing their unique soundworlds to new audiences.
Trio Stradivari - Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata; Cello Sonata; Piano Trio (2014)

Trio Stradivari - Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata; Cello Sonata; Piano Trio (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94766 | Time: 01:15:46

The works on this CD stem from the early and from the late period of Debussys creative life, and are for these reasons not typical Debussy, in the sense that they eschew the impressionistic features so often associated with the composer. The piano trio is a sumptuously romantic work, with echoes of Schumann and Franck, whereas the cello sonata and violin sonata are part of the 6 sonata project which Debussy started in 1915, but didnt complete because of his untimely death in 1918 (only 3 sonatas were composed). The music is transparent, with neoclassical hints, and sometimes with Stravinskian bite and humour. The musicians on this CD, Federico Guglielmo, Luigi Puxeddu and Jolanda Violante have won their spurs mainly in Early Music; therefore their view on these works is fresh and open, with infectious esprit and zest. As bonus a series of short and much loved pieces in arrangements: Reverie, Arabesque, Minstrels, La fille aux cheveux de lin, and two early original miniatures for cello and piano.
Mari Kodama, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set
Mari Kodama, piano; Kolja Blacher, violin; Johannes Moser, cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kent Nagano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 804 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 497 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300597BC | Time: 03:30:59

Passionate, dramatic, yet poetic and richly nuanced Mari Kodama brings all these qualities to her interpretation of Beethovens Complete Piano Concertos. This exceptional recording with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin shines with extraordinary intensity and contrast, due in no small measure to the artistic bond between Mari Kodama and her husband, the conductor Kent Nagano. Beethovens Piano Concertos are undoubtedly amongst the most influential works in the history of music. Art demands of us that we shall not stand still, the composer once wrote, placing the idea of development at the heart of his music. His five piano concertos saw Beethoven take piano music out of the salon and into the concert hall, playing a crucial role in advancing the genre towards the symphony, whilst simultaneously creating a bridge from the First Viennese School to the Romantic period. Mari Kodama, whose virtuosic mastery of the piano made her a household name all over the world, has completed the Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle with her husband Kent Nagano, the international star conductor.
Stephen Hough, Dallas SO, Andrew Litton - Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2004) SACD-ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton -
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra / Paganini Rhapsody (2004)

PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 144:42 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 6,67 GB
or FLAC Stereo 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 2,86 GB

The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Sergei Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianist’s perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and let’s not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more.

Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 19, 2019
Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)

Gryphon Trio - Great Piano Trios (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 2.3 Gb | 08:58:58
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta

Canada's foremost piano trio, the Gryphon Trio, has a reputation for offering richly detailed performances and excellent ensemble work. This nine-disc set represents not only much of their best work, but also much of the best of the piano trio repertoire. There are six of Mozart's trios; all of Schubert's and Shostakovich's works in the genre; and highlights of Beethoven's, including the three Op. 1 trios, the Archduke and the Ghost trios, and the Op. 11 trio originally for clarinet, cello, and piano.
Mikael Ayrapetyan - HaSulam: Melodies of the Upper Worlds (Arr. M. Ayrapetyan for Piano) (2019)

Mikael Ayrapetyan - HaSulam: Melodies of the Upper Worlds (Arr. M. Ayrapetyan for Piano) (2019)
FLAC (tracks +booklet) | 01:08:45 | 257 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Grand Piano

While living in London in the years 1926–28 Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, known as Baal HaSulam, a prominent Kabbalist, composed his cycle Melodies of the Upper Worlds which are heard in this recording in piano arrangements by Mikael Ayrapetyan. Many of the melodies are composed to text fragments from Kabbalistic sources and enshrine an aspiration to sense the spiritual world in a direct appeal to the heart.
Copenhagen Piano Quartet - Kuhlau: Piano Quartet No. 3 - Malling: Piano Quartet (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Copenhagen Piano Quartet - Kuhlau: Piano Quartet No. 3 - Malling: Piano Quartet (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:16 minutes | 2.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The prizewinning Copenhagen Piano Quartet presents works by composers cosmopolitan and conservative, but each brimming with charm. German-born Friedrich Kuhlau was a leading figure in what posterity has dubbed the Danish Golden Age. From the outset, Kuhlau stated that he intended to write three piano quartets. With this new release, Kuhlau’s complete piano quartets are available in recordings by the young and rising Copenhagen Piano Quartet. Kuhlau declared his Piano Quartet No. 3 ‘my best to date,’ speaking of a large-scale work of drama offset by grace and highlighting the composer’s contrapuntal gift. Otto Malling was a Danish composer and organ player and the pupil of JPE Hartmann and Niels W Gade. In 1903 Malling wrote his one and only piano quartet, which was also his very last chamber work to compose. The work by ‘The Danish Saint-Saens,’ as he was affectionately called by some of his peers, presents a perfect picture of this master craftsman’s clarity and concision while showing tantalizing signs of his sensuality, too.
Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K280, K281, K310 & K333 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K280, K281, K310 & K333 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:12 minutes | 587 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After a cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos, solo albums of works by Bach and Schubert in addition to a number of award-winning recordings of piano chamber music on Ondine label, pianist Lars Vogt releases an album of Piano Sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791). In this album, two baroque-influenced and virtuosic early sonatas are coupled together with a touching A minor Sonata, K310 – written at the time of the composer’s mother’s death – and a delightful, Haydnesque Sonata K333.