Christmas Solitude: Beautiful Piano Instrumentals

VA - Romance Violin vs Beautiful Piano - 2008  Music

Posted by soicon66 at Sept. 21, 2009
VA - Romance Violin vs Beautiful Piano - 2008

VA - Romance Violin vs Beautiful Piano - 2008
Instrumental | 8 CD | MP3 192 Kbps CBR | 645 MB

VA - Beautiful Piano Vol.2 (Only You)  Music

Posted by RAMM1981 at March 30, 2007
VA - Beautiful Piano Vol.2 (Only You)
MP3 | Instrumental | VBR kbps | Size: 88 MB

Claudio Arrau: Liszt, Piano Works (6 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by fredoking at Nov. 8, 2009
Claudio Arrau: Liszt, Piano Works (6 CD Box Set)

Claudio Arrau - Liszt, Piano Works
EAC Rip | APE, CUE, LOG | Complete Scans | 6 CD | 1.1 GB
Classical | Philips | Catalog Number: 473775 | 2003

Of all the composers Claudio Arrau recorded extensively, Liszt was perhaps the most central, the most essential and the most personal. Trained as a youth in prewar Berlin by a Liszt pupil, Arrau's commanding virtuosity and compelling authority is clearly a continuation of the grand Romantic manner in general and of Liszt in particular and on these six discs are dozens of performances that speak with the power of tradition infused with strength of true belief. From the glittering cascades of Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este to the harrowing sonorities of Gnomenreigen and from the radiant arpeggios of Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude to the hushed intimacy of Liebestraum, Arrau knows Liszt's music with the fervor of a prophet and the passion of a lover. While it's true Arrau was in his seventies and eighties when he made these recordings and that time had mellowed his virtuosity, it's also true that time had matured his interpretations. Some listeners may prefer their Liszt players more vigorous, but few could ask for a more sensuous Liszt player. Including two performances of Liszt's Sonata in B minor, one an almost youthfully ardent recording from 1970 and the other a slower but more penetrating recording from 1985, provides a wonderful way to compare Arrau's approach to the composer's masterpiece. Philips' stereo sound is so realistic one can sometimes hear the pianist shift on the bench.

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 9, 2016
Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony/RCA Red Label | # 88985305402

May 17th sees Erik Satie's 150th anniversary and ECHO-Klassik Award winning pianist Olga Scheps presents the only new studio recording of his most beautiful piano solo works for the Satie celebrations 2016. Erik Satie is among the most popular composers worldwide, his most famous piano pieces such as „Gymnopédie No. 1” or “Je te veux” are instantly recognisable, having be used constantly in motion picture soundtracks and TV ads. As a special Bonus Olga Scheps recorded “Gentle Threat” by Chilly Gonzales, whom she frequently works together with on stage. Olga Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists, and discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. She began studying the piano more intensively after her family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique.
Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Quartet - Schumann, Brahms: Piano Quintets (2007)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Artemis Quartet - Schumann, Brahms: Piano Quintets (2007)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 00946 395143 2 8 | Time: 01:08:31

EMI Classics pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Virgin Classics' string quartet, the Artemis, have joined their formidable musical forces to record two of the most beautiful piano quintets of the Romantic chamber music repertoire. Their collaboration makes for what will certainly be considered a landmark recording, bringing a new vigour to these well-known masterpieces. The programme couples 2 major piano quintets by Brahms and Schumann. Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34 is the composer's only piano quintet and is considered one of his finest compositions. The work began life as a string quintet, later evolving into a sonata for two pianos, before taking its final form in 1866. Of Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Op 44, Clara Schumann, who premiered it said: "A glorious piece, extremely brilliant and effective. Schumann's sole composition for piano quintet was composed in 1842, a year practically devoted to the composition of chamber works for piano and strings.

Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)  Music

Posted by varrock at Feb. 22, 2015
Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)

Amy Janelle - A New Direction - Solo Piano (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 11 | 45:42 min | 108 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: Live Your Dream Music

"A New Direction" is the second release from pianist/composer/vocalist Amy Janelle, following her 2010 debut, "Shining True." Since that first recording, Amy moved from the wet and chilly Pacific Northwest to warm and dry Sedona, AZ - a new direction, indeed, and a testament to the philosophy of “living your dream.” "Shining True" includes three vocal pieces, but this time there is just one, the closing track.

Cyril Scott - Complete Piano Music, Vol. 5  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 10, 2012
Cyril Scott - Complete Piano Music, Vol. 5

Cyril Scott - Complete Piano Music, Vol. 5
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers | 670 Mb
Label: Dutton - Date: 2009

Leslie De'Ath has taken up the banner for the music of Cyril Scott, which many feel is long overdue for unfurling again, with a series on Dutton of his piano music. It is easy to hear in the pieces on this first volume why Scott was called "The English Debussy." The extremely colorful, translucent harmonies he uses make his music entrancing, sometimes mystical.

Wang Wei - Rose & Piano (2010)  Music

Posted by stfine at Feb. 28, 2010
Wang Wei - Rose & Piano (2010)

Wang Wei - Rose & Piano (2010)
New Age, Piano, Easy Listening | MP3 HQ 320 kbps | tags, playlist | 125 MB

Soft, jazzy and lyrical piano instrumentals from Chinese maestro.

DUSK - Jim Chappell Solo Piano  Music

Posted by leonil7 at Nov. 7, 2006
DUSK - Jim Chappell Solo Piano

Jim's second solo piano album Dusk has a presence and feeling all of its own. Warm, deep and moving; these are beautiful piano songs that you can listen to over and over again. Featured is the poignant track Gone, one of Jim's most popular pieces to date, considered by many to be a classic.
Julia Severus - Rachmaninoff: Rare Piano Transcriptions (2017)

Julia Severus - Rachmaninoff: Rare Piano Transcriptions
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:11 min | 237 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 26 | 2017

Sergey Rachmaninov’s songs rival his piano works in terms of popularity, and are the culmination of a uniquely Russian lyrical tradition. Piano transcription became a fashionable art form in its own right after Liszt’s work in the genre, and Rachmaninov’s elaborate piano parts make his romances ideal for solo performance in works that express effortless sensuality as well as darkness and loss. Unearthed in 2002, Rachmaninov’s own transcription of his remarkable Suite in D minor explores both tragic depths and light-hearted bravura.