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VA Pinao 101: Your Favorite (6CD)  Music

Posted by fatfox at Nov. 15, 2010
VA Pinao 101: Your Favorite (6CD)

VA Pinao 101: Your Favorite (6CD)
CD Image | BIN+CUE | No Covers | 373 mins | 4.2 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Universal

Trio Wanderer - Brahms: Complete piano Trios (2006/2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 28, 2018
Trio Wanderer - Brahms: Complete piano Trios (2006/2016)

Trio Wanderer - Brahms: Complete piano Trios (2006/2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 489 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 16 | Time: 125:30 min

'A superb Brahms recital' Classical CD of the Week, The Daily Telegraph, 30 September 2006 'This is some of the most elegant playing I have heard in Brahms s chamber music…superb playing.' Stephen Johnson, BBC Music Magazine, Proms issue 2006 'They make such a beautiful sound, they sound so utterly in tune with the music, they are so sympathetically recorded that, really, comparisons are irrelevant: this two-disc set has to be a state-of-the-art contender in a field not lacking in other versions of the complete Trios… this newcomer takes some beating.' Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review, July/August 2006
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1,83 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1,49 GB
2xHD Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff is joined by his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt on this exciting Grammy-nominated recording of the complete piano trios by Brahms, a body of works at the very core of the romantic chamber music repertoire. Tetzlaff, considered one of the world's leading international violinists, was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2005 by Musical America and was the 2015 ICMA Artist of the Year. Vogt was appointed the first ever Pianist in Residence by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003 and is highly sought-after as a soloist and chamber musician.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10925(3) | Time: 03:31:45

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume. The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation. This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.
Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.

101 Reykjavík (2000)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at April 19, 2018
101 Reykjavík (2000)

101 Reykjavík (2000)
DVDRip | mkv | x265 HEVC (12 bits) @ 935 Kbps, 25.0 FPS | 720 x 576 | 1h 24min | 814 MB
6-ch Icelandic AC-3 @ 384 Kbps, 48.0 kHz, 16 bits | Subtitle: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Country: Iceland

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly.

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.
Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:04 minutes | 444 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This album dedicated to Camille Saint-Saëns came about as a result of a sensational performance of the Concerto No. 2, performed in 2014 with the BBCSO. Convinced of the value of this, the label Aparté and BBC radio decided to join forces to produce, under the same conditions, the Concerto No. 5 to complete this transcendent programme.
LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exam 101-400 and Exam 102-400 (Repost)

Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum, "LPIC-1 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exam 101-400 and Exam 102-400"
2015 | pages: 690 | ISBN: 1119021189 | PDF | 5,5 mb
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc:  Works for Cello and Piano (2008)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc: Works for Cello and Piano (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:47 | 444 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902012

Combining works by Debussy and Poulenc on an album may, to some, seem a bit ironic seeing as at one point, the latter railed against the music of the former. Poulenc was later to change his tune, though, and eventually became one of Debussy's most ardent admirers. The two were greatly responsible for a new direction in French music, which, ironically, required both of them to look to composers of the past for inspiration.