2 Pianos Duo

W.A. Mozart - Concerto for 2 Pianos KV 365, Concerto for 3 Pianos KV 242, Piano Concerto KV 466 (2006)

W.A. Mozart - Concerto for 2 Pianos KV 365, Concerto for 3 Pianos KV 242, Piano Concerto KV 466 (2006)
Daniel Barenboim, András Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English Chamber Orchestra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:18:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451

This might just be one of the most intriguing of all of the Mozart multi-pianos concertos on record. Here we have a rare collaboration not found on any other recording between George Solti and Daniel Barenboim, where the two conductors face each other playing the concerto for two pianos K.365; the conducting of the English Camber Orchestra from the piano on this Decca recording is at the hands of George Solti.
Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai, Anatoly Vedernikov, piano (BWV 1061)
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kurt Sanderling (BWV1052)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00731 | Time: 01:01:33

From the irresitably forceful opening bars of the English Suite's prelude to the throbbing repeated octaves of the D minor concerto, Richter shows why many of Bach's works are ideally suited to the piano. The Bach concerto is often regarded as a student piece, or relegated to refined performances on the harpsichord. Not here – the bookend movements are as maniacal, pulsing and driving as the best of John Coltrane or Prokofiev. The CD is worth it just for those movements, but Richter's treatment of the English Suite is equally enlightening, especially the Prelude and Gavotte.
Jaan Rääts - Sonata for 2 Pianos, Piano Trio No. 6, Piano Quintet No. 3, Violin Concerto No. 2

Jaan Rääts - Sonata for 2 Pianos, Piano Trio No. 6, Piano Quintet No. 3, Violin Concerto No. 2
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 302 Mb
Label:Antes - Date:1996

Jaan Rääts is a composer with a fairly constant sound and style. The bulk of his work consists of instrumental music. From 1957–1993, Rääts completed ten symphonies. He has also written 24 concertos for orchestra and soloist(s) and two concertos for chamber orchestra, symphonic pieces and a lot of chamber music……..

Pete Rugolo – 10 Trombones like 2 Pianos (1960)  

Posted by Melaron at Nov. 29, 2013
Pete Rugolo – 10 Trombones like 2 Pianos (1960)

Pete Rugolo – 10 Trombones like 2 Pianos (1960)
1 LP | time: 33 m 33 s | HQ scans 300 dpi | tags | MP3 320 CBR > 81,64 MB
Big Band, Jazz, Swing, World / Label: Mercury Records PFS 6001 / Uploaded, Turbobit

Recording performed with his own group to the Mercury label by Italian musician, pianist, arranger and composer, based in USA, Pete Rugolo (Sicily, 1915-2011). During the 50 Rugolo went to the pop style and worked primarily preparing arrangements for pop and jazz singers (June Christy, Harry Belafonte, Nat King Cole, Billy Exkstine, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and The Diamonds among others), but he was also musical director of Mercury Records from 1957. During the 60s and 70s to early 80s departed jazz but was noted for his abundant work for TV. Rugolo won three Emmy Awards and two Grammy. This album features twelve songs with his little big band with a marked swing style.
Nikos Skalkottas - Concerto for 2 Violins, Concertino for 2 Pianos, Morceau characteristique (Thessaloniki State Symphony)

Nikos Skalkottas - Concerto for 2 Violins, Concertino for 2 Pianos, Morceau characteristique (Thessaloniki State Symphony, Christopoulos)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 342 Mb
Date: 2008

BIS' investigation of Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas' oeuvre is getting into his latest and least-known concerted repertoire with its Skalkottas: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (1945). It features violinists Georgios Demertzis and Simos Papanas with Vassilis Christopoulos and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in the concerto; the same body supports pianists Maria Asteriadou and Nikolaos Samaltanos in Skalkottas' Concertino (1935) and xylophonist Dimitris Dessyllas in his tiny Characteristic Piece "Nocturnal Amusement" (1949)………..
Uncle Dave Lewis @ AllMusic
Arthur Bliss - Piano Concerto; PianoSonata; Concerto for 2 pianos and Orchestra  [Lloyd-Jones]

Arthur Bliss - Piano Concerto; PianoSonata; Concerto for 2 pianos and Orchestra [Lloyd-Jones]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 301 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2004

Although outspoken in his support of the post-World War I Parisian avant-garde during his youth, English composer Arthur Bliss ended his long career as a dedicated proponent of a more conservative, neo-Romantic musical aesthetic. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music (where he found his studies with Charles Stanford too stifling), Bliss' earliest music (all later withdrawn and subsequently destroyed by the composer) shows a strong knowledge of and interest in the music of Edward Elgar. After service with the Royal Fusiliers (and later the Grenadier Guards) during the War, however, Bliss' musical aesthetic changed dramatically, and he quickly became known as a thoroughly "modern" composer, owing more allegiance to the exciting happenings ……
From Allmusic
Bartók:  The Miracolous Mandarin & Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 op. 9 (transcr. for 2 pianos)

Bartók: The Miracolous Mandarin & Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 op. 9 (transcr. for 2 pianos)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 193 Mb
Label: Harmonia Mundi - Date: 1995

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works – most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) – Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ……..
From Allmusic
Bartok & Stravinsky - Sonata for 2 pianos and pecussion & The rite of Spring (The Linea Ensemble)

Bartok & Stravinsky - Sonata for 2 pianos and pecussion & The rite of Spring (The Linea Ensemble)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 187 Mb
Label: Pyramid - Date: 1991

Through his far-reaching endeavors as composer, performer, educator, and ethnomusicolgist, Béla Bartók emerged as one of the most forceful and influential musical personalities of the twentieth century. Born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary (now Romania), on March 25, 1881, Bartók began his musical training with piano studies at the age of five, foreshadowing his lifelong affinity for the instrument. Following his graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 1901 and the composition of his first mature works – most notably, the symphonic poem Kossuth (1903) – Bartók embarked on one of the classic field studies in the history of ethnomusicology. With fellow countryman and composer Zoltán Kodály, he traveled throughout Hungary ……..
From Allmusic
Emanuel  Ax & Yefim Bronfman - Brahms:  Music for 2 Pianos (2005)

Emanuel Ax & Yefim Bronfman - Brahms: Music for 2 Pianos (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 183 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 137 MB
Classical | Sony | 59:24

Stringently self-critical, Brahms frequently revised his works; unfortunately, he destroyed most early versions, shutting off any glimpse into his working methods. (The B-major Piano Trio's first version survives, having been published long before he re-wrote it.) The works recorded here are among the exceptions; clearly, Brahms held them in unusually high regard. Both are better known in their later incarnations, and not without reason: the orchestral Haydn Variations glow and sparkle with a myriad colors, and the Sonata (originally a string quintet, quickly discarded) naturally gained expressive depth and breadth along with contrast of sound and texture when transformed into the famous Piano Quintet. But the music is great, and so is this performance: full of sweep, grandeur, warmth, fire, inwardness, romanticism without excess, flexibility without distortion, and ardor without sentimentality.
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Holloway: Gilded Goldbergs (Arr. Js Bach'S Goldberg Variations For 2 Pianos)
Hyperion | 2 CDs | 98:14 | APE | scans | 295 MB