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Ralph van Raat - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Arr. V. Leyetchkiss for Piano) - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (2018)

Ralph van Raat - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Arr. V. Leyetchkiss for Piano) - Debussy: La mer, L. 109 (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:18 | 136 MB
Label: Naxos

Dutch pianist and musicologist Ralph van Raat, like his near-contemporary Steffen Schleiermacher, is in the unusual position of having established a thriving, major international performing career focusing entirely on music of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has been a passionate advocate of new works and has performed the premieres of numerous pieces by living composers, some of which were written especially for him. With a few exceptions, he has gravitated to the music of postmodernist and eclectic composers rather than the more cerebral modernists of the mid 20th century.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.
Beethoven - The Piano Concertos - Rudolf Buchbinder, Wiener Philharmoniker (2014) {3CD Set Sony Classical 88883745212}

Beethoven - The Piano Concertos - Rudolf Buchbinder, Wiener Philharmoniker (2014) {3CD Set Sony Classical 88883745212}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 694 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 402 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 84 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Sony Classical / Sony Music / Rudolf Buchbinder | 88883745212
Classical / Concerto / Piano / Orchestral

Veteran Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has turned in mid-career to live recordings, believing that the live situation makes possible a greater degree of spontaneity. In solo repertoire this has sometimes led him to follow his impulses into bold, unexpected interpretations. Here, in Beethoven's five piano concertos, there's less of an opportunity to color outside of the lines, even though Buchbinder serves as his own conductor (a tall order in Beethoven in itself). Yet his approach still works very well. He may deserve credit right off the bat for getting the sometimes recalcitrant Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to go along with what he's doing; the performances have a satisfying unity between soloist and orchestra.
Rudolf Serkin - Rudolf Serkin Plays Mozart Piano Concertos (2017)

Rudolf Serkin - Rudolf Serkin Plays Mozart Piano Concertos (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:00:28 | 962 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Known for his intense, insightful interpretations of the classical repertoire, Rudolf Serkin was one of the great American pianists of the mid-century, and seldom was he more in his element than when playing Mozart. This new six-CD release unites for the first time fourteen Mozart concerto recordings made at the height of his career, between 1951 and 1977. His is not a raised-little-finger type of Mozart; it is rugged, has contour, and is a welcome relief from the pretty-pretty conceptions heard only too often , wrote Gramophone of a 1955 recording with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Schneider. With the same orchestra, Serkin is ideally matched (AllMusic Guide) with conductor George Szell; elsewhere he partners Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as Pablo Casals at the cellist-conductor s festival in Perpignan for No. 22 ( exultant and miraculous BBC Music Magazine). Recordings from the Marlboro Festival include the Concerto No. 10 for two pianos with his then-teenage son Peter Serkin.

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 18, 2017
Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)

Cristina Ariagno - Louis Aubert: Piano Works (2009)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 56:10 min | 120 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Piano | Label: Brilliant Classics

Louis Aubert was one of a host of the French composers whose music fell into the blind oblivion created by the dazzling talents of Debussy and Ravel. It wasn’t anyone's fault but the effect was the same as if it had been. Imaginative music of some depth and reach has failed to register with more than a few people ‘in the know’. We knew something was up when Marco Polo issued a truly outstanding CD of his orchestral music. This included Le Tombeau de Chateaubriand (1948) - a tremendously imaginative, salt-spray and sun-dazzle Breton marine picture. Aubert was born in Brittany and as Sillages proves the sea flowed through his creative veins. The Chateaubriand picture picks up on the artist's seascapes rather than being the sort of neo-classical anonymity you might have feared from the title.
Alexei Sultanov - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin: Piano Sonatas (2001)

Alexei Sultanov - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin: Piano Sonatas (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 165 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 0927-40830-2 | Time: 00:54:23

Winning first prize at the 1989 Van Cliburn Competition, Alexei Sultanov enjoyed a meteoric rise of epic proportions, with a major recording contract, Carnegie Hall recital, American and European tours, and TV appearances with Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and other notables. But Sultanov's star soon fell to Earth as critics would often characterize his bold style in unflattering terms, finding his interpretive manner feral and superficial, and his herculean fortes ostentatious: he broke a string during a performance of the Liszt First Mephisto Waltz at the Cliburn Competition. But the youthful pianist's health soon proved a more formidable opponent than any critic's pen, as a series of strokes sabotaged his career, eventually leaving him paralyzed on his left side after 2001. Though he died at 35, Sultanov left a memorable though controversial legacy. His Prokofiev, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin could rivet the listener, while his Beethoven and Mozart might have been less consistently engaging. His recordings, mostly available from Warner Classics, document the enormous talent of this imaginative performer, a pianist unafraid to take interpretive chances.

Mid-size Drugs Based on Peptides and Peptidomimetics: A New Drug Category  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Jan. 16, 2018
Mid-size Drugs Based on Peptides and Peptidomimetics: A New Drug Category

Mid-size Drugs Based on Peptides and Peptidomimetics: A New Drug Category By Hirokazu Tamamura
English | PDF | 2018 | 113 Pages | ISBN : 9811076901 | 4.26 MB

This brief describes studies conducted by the authors on mid-size drugs utilizing peptides and peptidomimetics, and on the development of anti-HIV agents. Peptides are important biological molecules and have various physiological actions. Peptide-based drug discovery may help bring about the development of useful medicines that are highly safe and show potent pharmacological effects in small doses. Recently, it has been shown that there is an important drug-like space in the mid-sized region between low- and high-molecular-weight compounds.
Christian Poltera, Ronald Brautigam - Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2187 | 01:00:26

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano. Fitting comfortably on a single release, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltera and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltera has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores.
Claire Désert & Emmanuel Strosser - Schubert: Piano à quatre mains (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claire Désert & Emmanuel Strosser - Schubert: Piano à quatre mains (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:16 minutes | 949 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

From his very first surviving work, a fantasy, to the masterpieces composed in the year of his death in 1828, Schubert left more than thirty-five scores for piano four hands. He imposed drama, grandeur and virtuosity on the genre, suspending time to follow the rhythm of his eternal traveller’s footsteps. For more than twenty years now, in intense symbiosis, Claire Désert and Emmanuel Strosser have been exploring together the unique world of Schubert’s piano duets.
Raphaël Sévère, Adam Laloum & Victor Julien Laferrière - Brahms: Sonata No. 1 & 2 for Clarinet and Piano (2014) [24/88]

Raphaël Sévère, Adam Laloum & Victor Julien Laferrière - Brahms: Sonata No. 1 & 2 for Clarinet and Piano - Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 71:30 minutes | 1.10GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Three musician friends meet here for a programme devoted to Brahms’s musical testaments. The 20-year-old clarinetist Raphaël Sévère, blessed with a magnificent sonority, and Adam Laloum, whose first disc was dedicated to Brahmsian twilights, together demonstrate that, in the burnished autumnal colours of these sonatas, the composer chose the clarinet to bid a melancholy farewell to the world. Victor Julien-Laferrière joins them for the elegiac Trio Op.114.