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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 Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 25, 2018
Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs

Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 504 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 69209-3 | Time: 02:03:19

This duo set unites all of Brahms’ Piano Trios, masterpieces of the genre, in performances of integrity and beauty from the Trio Fontenay.
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.

Van Baerle Trio - Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 25, 2018
Van Baerle Trio - Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (2017)

Van Baerle Trio - Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:19:48 | 334 Mb
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

This recording of Beethoven Trios follows the Van Baerle Trio’s album dedicated to Mendelssohn’s piano trios, and their debut CD, which featured works by Saint-Sa ns, Loevendie and Ravel, received an Edison Award in 2013.

Stefan Irmer - Sigismund Thalberg: Piano Music (2009) Repost  Music

Posted by SuniR at Feb. 24, 2018
Stefan Irmer - Sigismund Thalberg: Piano Music (2009) Repost

Stefan Irmer - Sigismund Thalberg: Piano Music (2009) Repost
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 143 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers included
Classical | Label: MDG, MDG 618 1551-2 | 01:07:37

This is truly a humdinger of a disc and a marvelous advert for Thalberg's consummate art. Stefan Irmer's vertiginous pianism is wholly arresting and his nimble-fingered hands are able to project all of Thalberg's expressive warmth. Thalberg's own memorable essay and exemplary sound complete an irresistible disc which should not be missed.

Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 24, 2018
Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)

Prague Piano Duo - Dvořák: Slavonic Dances (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:03 | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: 250151

This is a very fine delivery of these dances in their original 4-handed version. As many collectors will be aware, there are quite a few examples of composers initially writing works for the piano in various formats. This might be for solo piano (Ravel’s Alborada or La Valse for example), for two pianos (Rachmaninov’s Symphonic dances for example) or for two pianists at one piano such as here or as in the Brahms Hungarian Dances. In all these cases the original piano version was not written as a practice version for an orchestral version.
Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:49 minutes | 1.48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This is Adam Laloum’s debut album with Sony Classical. Laloum tackles both of Brahms’s two piano concerti in this recording - a demanding task for even the most seasoned performer, and so, this record-ing stands as a testament to the confidence and abilities of the young French pianist. Laloum is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including first prize for the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in 2009 and more recently the Victoire de la Musique Classique (Instrumental Soloist of the Year) in 2017.

Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 23, 2018
Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018)

Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:35:51 | 220 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Brahms’ Piano Concertos present challenges to even the most seasoned performer, and so it is a testament to the confidence and abilities of the young French pianist, Adam Laloum, having recorded both works together for his Sony debut. Laloum is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including first prize for the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in 2009 and more recently the Victoire de la Musique Classique (Instrumental Soloist of the Year) in 2017. Adam says about the Second Concerto: “The Second Concerto to me contains […] fantasy, with an extraordinary sense of noblesse and maybe a different type of generosity: it is warmer and more human. Although it is an immense work, sometimes in it [Brahms] talks about simple things and even about humour – always with a lot of tenderness.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 14 | Time: 62:13 min

On this new release, the Prometheus Piano Quintet performs American chamber works for flute, featuring works by composers Charles T. Griffes, Roy Harris, Arthur Foote, and Amy Beach. Dr. Kerry Walker is Professor of Flute at Western Connecticut State University as well as Principal Flutist with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Ives Orchestra, the All-New England Orchestra and with chamber groups: Ridge Winds, Prometheus, and Dual Excursions.
Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka & Bogna Czerwińska-Szymula - Penderecki, Bacewicz & Tansman: Works for Violin & Piano (2018)

Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka & Bogna Czerwińska-Szymula - Penderecki, Bacewicz & Tansman: Works for Violin & Piano (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 273 MB
Label: DUX | Tracks: 15 | Time: 69:44 min

The pieces presented on the CD grow from a common root – three outstanding Polish composers of the 20th century - Grażyna Bacewicz, Aleksander Tansman and Krzysztof Penderecki. They are extremely varied in terms of emotion, Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano by Bacewicz reveals neo-romantic features; neoclassical Faintaisie for Violin and Piano by Tansman astonishes with its care for sound colour, whereas monumental Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano by Penderecki intrigues with the musical language which, based on the twelve-note scale, treats it in a melodic and harmonic manner.