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Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:53:12 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: URANIA

The appeal of this release hinges more on its sound quality than on the quality of its well-known and excellent performances. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very good. One can more or less hear Richter – details of articulation occasionally get lost, inner voices are sometimes obscured, and bigger sonorities are often opaque – but he sounds like he's miles away. One can hear Sanderling and the USSR Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra only faintly when they're quiet, somewhat better when they're louder, and all too well when they're really loud. There have been better releases of these recordings in the past – many listeners prefer the 1995 BMG-Melodiya issues – and there will likely be better releases in the future. This one's not worth it except for Richter specialists who have to have every release of every performance Richter ever recorded.
Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)

Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 & 7 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 460 Mb | Total time: 69:42+38:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SM2K 52591 | Recorded: 1957, 58, 67, 69

Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best.
-David Hurwitz
Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2017)

Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:23 min | 272 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The Vienneseborn Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces, among which numbered fantasies and potpourris as well as a series of important pedagogic studies. His large-scale pianistic works are of great interest and include the First Piano Concerto, in D minor, which expertly balances foreboding, pastoral richness and exuberant brio, a bravura Introduzione e Rondo Brillant and a vivacious salute to Webers Euryanthe. Tuck is dazzlingly articulate and secure in the countless runs and fast passagework Czerny asks of her, wrote MusicWeb International of 8.573417. This is a world-premiere recording.
Gregory Mertl - Afterglow Of A Kiss • Empress • Piano Concerto (2017) {Bridge}

Gregory Mertl - Afterglow Of A Kiss • Empress • Piano Concerto (2017) {Bridge}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 315 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 172 mb
Genre: classical

Afterglow Of A Kiss • Empress • Piano Concerto is a 2017 album of three compositions by Gregory Mertl, as performed by The University Of Minnesota Wind Ensemble with Craig Kirchhoff as conductor. Bridge Records are responsible for its release.
Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5  Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:18 | 408 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777149

Hélène Grimaud's performances on this disc a coupling of Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto with his Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 are truly fantastic. Her technique is essentially untouchable and her tone is surprisingly colorful. And, as in her previous recordings, her interpretations are outrageous. With Vladimir Jurowski and the Dresden Staatskapelle in the Concerto, Grimaud is unafraid to do whatever she wants with balance and tempos.
Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.
Denis Matsuev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 62:53 minutes | 1.89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Denis Matsuev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition back in 1998 at the age of 23 and has continued to plough the Romantic piano concerto furrow with colossal technique and seemingly unstoppable energy. A regular piano partner of Valery Gergiev, he’s spent much of his career working his way through the great Russian piano concertos. Here, Rachmaninoff’s über-Romantic Concerto no. 2, all surging climaxes and sweeping melodies, sits alongside Pr
Denis Matsuev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017)

Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:53 min | 311 MB
Label: Mariinsky | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Denis Matsuev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition back in 1998 at the age of 23 and has continued to plough the Romantic piano concerto furrow with colossal technique and seemingly unstoppable energy. A regular piano partner of Valery Gergiev, he’s spent much of his career working his way through the great Russian piano concertos.
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.
Vakhtang Kakhidze, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra & Djansug Kakhidze - Vakhtang Kakhidze: Piano Concerto / Amazons Suite / Conjugat

Vakhtang Kakhidze, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra & Djansug Kakhidze - Vakhtang Kakhidze: Piano Concerto / Amazons Suite / Conjugations (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:51 | 148 MB
Label: CuGate Classics

The roles featured on this CD are, in more ways than one, truly great ones; the vocal and interpretational demands on the artist are of an equally high calibre. The fact, as J. M. Fischer writes in the booklet text, that the term 'heroic baritone' has established itself in connection with these roles is recognition of the highly technical challenges – and simultaneously an understatement. The parallels with Wagnerʼs 'heroic tenor roles' can be seen in the truly supreme vocal challenges, and yet the bass-baritone protagonistʼs role in each of these works also demands even greater control of the dramatic character and, therefore, a more complex musical approach. The enduring fascination of these demanding roles can also be sought in their 'tragic awareness'.