André, Marc

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.

André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 13, 2018
André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)

André Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra - Amore (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 437 MB
Label: Universal Music – 5790026 | Tracks: 19 | Time: 79:48 min
Classical Crossover

Fresh from breaking his own UK Box-Office record for his Maastricht 2016 concert (grossed more than £1.44 million in the UK alone in ONE WEEKEND!), André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra return this autumn with a brand new album, and an accompanying DVD.
André Cluytens: The Complete Orchestral Recordings & Concerto (2017) (65 CD Box Set)

André Cluytens: The Complete Orchestral Recordings & Concerto (2017) (65 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 65CDs, 65:54:23 min | Cover & booklet included | 8,9 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Erato

André Cluytens, though born in Belgium, achieved fame as one of the supreme French conductors of his era, renowned for his refinement and the sheer joy of his music-making. In the mid-20th century he built a substantial, varied and distinguished discography and became the first conductor to record the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Berliner Philharmoniker. This 64-disc set, uniting all his recordings of orchestral, concerto and choral repertoire, embraces the mainstream and the esoteric, and includes numerous items making their debut on CD or retrieved from the archives and released for the very first time.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 82:09 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68145

Like the legendary pianists of the 19th and early 20th century, such as Sigismund Thalberg, Franz Liszt, Leopold Godowsky, and Ignace Jan Paderewski, it often sounds as if Marc-André Hamelin has more than 10 fingers. His ability to play fiendishly difficult music, make it sound as if it's a stroll in the park, yet imbue it with musical sensitivity makes him worthy of the description "super-virtuoso" by The New York Times' Harold Schoenberg. Hamelin studied at the Vincent d'Indy School of Music in Montréal with Yvonne Hubert, a pupil of Cortot, then received bachelor's and master's degrees at Temple University, working under Russell Sherman and Harvey Weeden.
Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:06 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A typical release—in so far as there can ever be such a thing—from Marc-André Hamelin, combining a stimulating, unexpected coupling; brilliant new light shed on the familiar; and pianism of the very highest calibre. Not to be missed.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CD

Marc-André Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 375 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68029 | Time: 02:34:32

Even though Marc-André Hamelin is world-renowned for his astonishing virtuosity and a massive repertoire of the most demanding piano works, including those of Scriabin, Godowsky, and Sorabji, he has startled many with his sudden turn toward the placid domain of Classical music. First came his critically acclaimed recordings of Franz Joseph Haydn's keyboard sonatas, which were surprise best-sellers for Hyperion, and here he offers a double-CD of the piano sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a handful of short pieces to round out the discs. Since Hamelin's fine reputation precedes him, suffice it to say that these are among the most meticulously played and wittily interpreted renditions of these pieces ever recorded. Even though Mozart's sonatas are tamer than the showpieces of pianistic derring-do normally associated with Hamelin, they are endlessly fascinating for their skillfully crafted details, subtle phrases, and elegant expressions. Since the issue isn't how Hamelin manages all the notes, but instead how he shapes them into such entertaining and moving performances, there is much food for thought in this album, and anyone who attentively follows his playing will find a deeper appreciation of Mozart. Highly recommended.