André, Marc

Marc-André Hamelin - Schubert: Piano Sonata D 960, Impromptus D 935 (2018)

Marc-André Hamelin - Schubert: Piano Sonata D 960, Impromptus D 935 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 200 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68213 | Tracks: 08 | Time: 81:48 min
Classical, Piano

The heavenly lengths of Schubert’s last piano sonata and second set of impromptus: Marc-André Hamelin captures the other-worldliness of these sublime, quintessentially ‘late’ works as do few other pianists.
Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011) (Repost)

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt: Piano Sonata In B Minor, Fantasy And Fugue (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 202.31 Mb | 79:11 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: Hyperion - 67760

It's curious that Marc-André Hamelin, the Quebec pianist perhaps most identified with pure virtuosity, hasn't recorded a great deal of the music of Liszt, the quintessential composer-virtuoso. This collection of Liszt pieces delivers satisfying results, although they don't involve the sheer keyboard-pounding fireworks you might expect. Indeed, Hamelin deploys his gifts more in the maintenance of total control over the music – not an easy thing with the Piano Sonata in B minor, it must be said – than in sheer power.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Franz Liszt: Paganini Studies & Schubert Marches (2002)

Marc-André Hamelin - Franz Liszt: Paganini Studies & Schubert Marches (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67370 | Time: 00:57:50

Marc-André Hamelin returns to Liszt with this imperious recording, containing works based on music by two composers who were a great influence on the young composer/pianist: the Paganini Etudes and three Schubert Marches. Paganini was the foremost virtuoso of his day, on any instrument, and having heard him in Paris in 1832 Liszt was determined to replicate his showmanship and mastery on the piano. His Etudes, based on Paganini's infamous Caprices (the nearest the violinist came to notating in full the extraordinary acrobatics he often improvised on stage), are the culmination of this early creative spark. Marc-André Hamelin plays the final 1851 version. Liszt was devoted to Schubert, and transcribed many of his songs for piano, as well as marches and other works; the three marches on this disc are based on various rarely heard Schubert marches for piano duet. Marc-André Hamelin's virtuosity is both nonchalant and dazzling, and he brings wit and sparkle to the Paganini Etudes, and great power and architechtural control to the Schubert Marches. A must for piano lovers everywhere.
Leopold String Trio, Marc-André Hamelin - Brahms: The Piano Quartets (2006)

Leopold String Trio, Marc-André Hamelin - Brahms: The Piano Quartets (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:21:29 | 579 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67471/2

With the proliferation of more and more recording labels and still more ensembles getting the opportunity to record their work, it is obviously increasingly difficult to bring anything truly original when performing works from the standard repertoire. Unfortunately, this fact may lead to some questionable performance decisions in striving for originality. Such seems to be the case with the Leopold String Trio and Marc-André Hamelin and their performance of the Brahms piano quartets.
Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)

Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 192 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68189 | Tracks: 21 | Time: 64:47 min
Classical

Shortly before its notorious Paris ballet premiere in 1913, this was essentially how The Rite of Spring first saw the light of day: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin recapture the heady, visceral thrill which must have been in the air when Stravinsky sat down at the piano with Debussy to create this landmark of modernism.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Marc-André Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No.2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:47 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The young pianist-composer Leo Ornstein went from wowing the ladies with his virtuosity to writing a Violin Sonata in 1915 of such atonal violence that it frightened even him. By the late 1920s his style had become more rounded. In the exhilarating hands of Marc-Andre Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet these performances of his Piano Quintet Op.92 and String Quartet No.2 fizz with exuberance. A real treat.
Marc-André Hamelin - Feldman: For Bunita Marcus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin - Feldman: For Bunita Marcus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:23 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

I have no problem with notes none at all, was Feldmans cryptic comment on For Bunita Marcus. Throughout the seventy-two-minute duration of this extraordinary work, notes coalesce into wisps of melody which drift softly in and out of an immense silence. You are indeed, as Marc-André Hamelin writes, about to enter a world unlike any other.
Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:46 minutes | 998 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Shortly before its notorious Paris ballet premiere in 1913, this was essentially how The Rite of Spring first saw the light of day: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin recapture the heady, visceral thrill which must have been in the air when Stravinsky sat down at the piano with Debussy to create this landmark of modernism.
Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)

Marc-André Hamelin & Leif Ove Andsnes - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 192 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 21 | Time: 64:46 min

Shortly before its notorious Paris ballet premiere in 1913, this was essentially how The Rite of Spring first saw the light of day: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin recapture the heady, visceral thrill which must have been in the air when Stravinsky sat down at the piano with Debussy to create this landmark of modernism.
Marc-André Hamelin - Claude Baker: Piano Concerto "From Noon to Starry Night" & Aus Schwanengesang (Live) (2017)

Marc-André Hamelin - Claude Baker: Piano Concerto "From Noon to Starry Night" & Aus Schwanengesang (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:50 min | 187 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Award-winning and much decorated composer Claude Baker here entwines his evocative soundworld with the powerful imagery of two great poets. Recorded in its premiere performance with Marc-André Hamelin as soloist, the Piano Concerto From Noon to Starry Night draws on and amplifies the structures and meanings of five poems by Walt Whitman, expressing the heroism and darkness of war, exuberant celebrations of nature and a wistful remembrance of things past. Aus Schwanengesang is a memorial piece that expands and re-composes the poignant Heine Lieder from Schuberts song cycle with oblique and multi-layered references.