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Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

Gavin Bryars - Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)
Ralph van Raat, piano; Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Otto Tausk

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572570 | Time: 00:52:39

The emotional content, lyricism and direct appeal of Gavin Bryars’s music are unique, reflecting a contemporary composer’s absorption and transformation of several centuries of musical craftsmanship in order to reflect his, and our, own epoch. Originally written for harpsichord, After Handel’s Vesper is a strong illustration of Bryars’s post-minimal interests in early music repertoire. Ramble on Cortona, derived from 13th-century music, makes expressive use of the piano’s resonant qualities, while in the highly-coloured, almost impressionistic The Solway Canal, landscapes pass by as if in a dream.
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 14, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos (1958/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven & Bach: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:38 min | 443 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Ent. | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1958/2015

Instead of Leonard Bernstein, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra was fronted this time by Vladimir Golschmann. Born in Paris to Russian émigrés in 1893 and head of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1931, Golschmann was one of the few conductors with whom Gould apparently never had problems, and vice versa. In the Beethoven concerto Gould played his own cadenza – with a noticeable nod to Max Reger ….

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 37:37 min | 371 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1960/2015

By now the critics had evidently made their peace with Gould’s wayward readings of Beethoven. His recording of the C-minor Concerto, again with Leonard Bernstein, met with general approval, even if Gould “yields more to his own nature than he should in the Largo” and “meanders and rhapsodizes without thinking that this movement, too, is by Beethoven.“

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 36:49 min | 365 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1961/2015

This was the concerto with which Gould gave his orchestral début, playing its first movement on 8 May 1946. “Who does the kid think he is, Artur Schnabel?” snorted one critic, while another touted the thirteen-year-old boy as a “genius.” Whatever the case, this was the Beethoven concerto he played most frequently in public—twenty-nine times.

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 42:40 min | 416 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1966/2015

Gould’s sole collaboration with Leopold Stokowski, to whom he devoted a large radio portrait for the CBC in 1971. This musical “summit meeting” between the thirty-four-year-old Canadian and a maestro nearly half a century his senior caused yet another dream to come true: Gould’s first encounter with his revered Barbra Streisand, who was recording her latest album next door …
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) - 249 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 150 MB | Covers Included | 01:02:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 463179

Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her interpretation than Pollini and most others I've heard.
Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphonies Nos.1 & 2; Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24104 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 179 min | 41,0 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4062 kbps
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.