Herbert Henck Piano Music

Herbert Henck: Piano Music (2001)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Sept. 26, 2010
Herbert Henck: Piano Music (2001)

Herbert Henck - Piano Music (2001)
Classical | EAC (APE - CUE - LOG) | No Covers | 286 MB

Liner Notes
Viewed collectively, Herbert Henck's recordings for ECM add up to a portrait gallery of some of the most fiercely independent spirits in 20th century music. In this series of recordings, Henck has illuminated composers whose work is outside all the "schools". After Mompou, Mosolov, Barraqué, and Hans Otte, the resourceful German pianist now turns his attention to two maverick Americans - George Antheil and Conlon Nancarrow.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Klavierstucke I-XI (Herbert Henck, piano)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstucke I-XI (Herbert Henck, piano) (1987)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & LOG) | 216 MB

It's been said by Stockhausen that Klavierstücke were his "drawings". In the short span of ten years between the ages of 24 and 33, Stockhausen was stimulated by such eclectic subject matters as “electronic music”, “pointillistic music”, “spatial music”, “group form”, “chance”, “silence”, “noise”, “notation”, “statistical composition”, “musical processes”. These were Stockhausen’s pioneer years, wherein many of these elements were meticulously applied to his music which brought him world-wide recognition. The first cycle of the Klavierstücke, numbers I-IV, are ascetic miniatures written in Paris in 1952-3 when Stockhausen was studying with Messiaen. During this time he was evolving from “point” music to “groups” – or gruppen. “VI” exploits factors largely outside the control of composer or musician, its overall structure governed by the natural periods of sound decay and reverberation. “XI” displays Stockhausen’s first thorough-going application of aleatory principles, the score comprising irregularly distributed groups of notes which the pianist plays randomly within certain parameters: the pianist decides what order to play the groups in, but the score contains instructions in each group which affect the way that the next, whatever it might be, is realized.

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 26, 2016
Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Re-Up]

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Alexander Mosolov (1900-1973), too, uses his own distinctive scheme of tonal organisation, different from Roslavets, and different from the Vienna School as well. His sonatas are technically very complex and difficult, and symphonically oriented, exploiting the full resources of the modern instrument. Herbert Henck puts this difficult material across in a beautiful, spirited performance and finds a lot of lyricism behind an often forbidding surface. The recording and production are up to the highest possible standards, as with all of ECM's releases, which are unsurpassed.

Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 19, 2016
Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)

Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 160 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Piano | Label: ECM Records / ECM New Series, ECM 1523 / 445 899-2 | 1995 | 01:05:33

Federico Mompou (1893-1987) lived a long life filled with a quiet love for music. Although much has been said of his three decades spent in Paris, during which time he crossed paths with the likes of Debussy and Satie, it was in solitude that his crowning relic would be fashioned, already in a state of alluring dilapidation, and ultimately far from any of the geographic reference points that dotted his travels. Música Callada came into existence between 1959 and 1967, and represents one of the Catalan composer’s last major works.
Charles Ives - Sonate Für Klavier Nr. 1 - Herbert Henck (1984)

Charles Ives - Sonate Für Klavier Nr. 1 - Herbert Henck (1984)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 113 Mb
Classical | WERGO WER 601101-50
Anya Alexeyev - Parallels: Piano Music of Scriabin and Roslavets (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anya Alexeyev - Parallels: Piano Music of Scriabin and Roslavets (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:43 minutes | 904 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It may seem unlikely that Nikolai Roslavets would have consciously composed works in imitation of Alexander Scriabin, so that both composers would have pieces that could be matched up, title for title, as they are on this album by pianist Anya Alexeyev. But once one hears the music, the influence of Scriabin is obvious and omnipresent, so such a gesture on Roslavets' part as naming and numbering his pieces after Scriabin's doesn't seem farfetched. Roslavets' Two Poems, Five Preludes, and Three Etudes correspond to the identically named Scriabin works, which are paired here, and even the two piano sonatas have a superficial resemblance in their two-movement formats.
Elisabeth Leonskaja - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Piano Music (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Piano Music (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:38 minutes | 946 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Elisabeth Leonskaja is a highly respected (former Soviet) pianist whose career blossomed in the shadow of Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. Known for her modesty – not unlike older compatriot Maria Yudina – Leonskaja was mentored by Richter and often played duets with him. She would never reach the critical and artistic heights of her great teacher, but her reputation as an imaginative interpreter and formidable technician have lifted her to almost legendary status, with comparisons to Clara Haskil and other keyboard icons.
Feng Bian - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 46 – Berlioz Transcriptions (2017)

Feng Bian - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vo. 46 – Berlioz Transcriptions (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:38 | 148 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2017

Liszt first met Hector Berlioz in Paris before the premiere of the Symphonie fantastique in 1830 and at first their mutual esteem was unbounded. Liszt proceeded to transcribe the music of his friend and two movements from his innovative transcription of the whole of the Symphonie are heard in this recording. Each transcription reveals a different facet of Liszt’s art, from the faithful reflection of the concert overture King Lear through the dramatic panache of the popular overture to Les Francs-Juges to the beautiful Pilgrims’ March from Harold en Italie.

Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 2, 2017
Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)

Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 154 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8570616

This recording showcases both the rich variety and the sonic surprises to be heard in contemporary Chinese piano music. Myth and landscape loom large. Pulitzer Prize-winner Zhou Long’s Pianobells takes legend as its inspiration in an evocation of sonorous bells borne on the wind. For Doming Lam the goal is reinterpreting Chinese ancient melodies and imitating gongs and drums to evoke the atmosphere of Chinese opera. For Grammy Award winner Tan Dun, his Eight Memories are a ‘diary of longing’ – musical watercolours inspired by folk music.
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.