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Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 198 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
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© 1995, 2003 Collins Classics / Hyperion Records / Helios | CDH55134
Classical / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Piano

'… brimful with alert character and beauty whilst the two piano pieces are delightful in their raucous melodies … briliantly done by Tanyel' (Classical Net Review). It was brave and useful and laudable of Seta Tanyel and the now-defunct label Collins Classics to have embarked, in the 1990s, in a thorough exploration of the music of Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924), and one must be grateful to Hyperion to have reissued almost all of it. The 4-volume traversal of his solo piano music doesn't embrace I think Scharwenka's complete piano output, but it is still very substantial. Add to that the three first piano concertos (apparently Collins didn't live long enough to record the Fourth, and the first is the one disc that Hyperion did not reissue, Piano Concerto 1, obviously because they already had another one in their catalog, Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 1) and what I think was the complete chamber music. However, I didn't always feel that the results lived up to the project's promises.
Ivo Varbanov, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Emil Tabakov - Nenov: Piano Concerto & Ballade No. 2 (2017)

Ivo Varbanov, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Emil Tabakov - Nenov: Piano Concerto & Ballade No. 2
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 64:44 min | 248 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68205 | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

A refusal to toe the party line in communist Bulgaria led to polymath Dimitar Nenov being marginalized in life, and to posthumous neglect. But this is hugely enjoyable music, well worthy of revival in such fiercely committed performances as we find here.
Kirk Trevor, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - Carson Cooman: Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, Piano Concerto, Partita, Vision (2007)

Kirk Trevor, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - Carson Cooman: Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, Piano Concerto, Partita, Vision (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:38 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8559329

Naxos' album devoted to Carson Cooman's instrumental works, including symphonies, chamber music, and solos, represents an infinitesimal portion of his output; his opus numbers were in the 700s before he was out of his mid-twenties, and include pieces written in virtually every genre of Western music. Inevitably, there are some areas in which he will be stronger than others. His choral music is especially compelling: well written for the voice, with excellent text setting in a style that is not simple, but is also immediately engaging.
Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Friedrich Gulda - Ineffable: The Unique Jazz Piano Of Friedrich Gulda (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:38 minutes | 829 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Friedrich Gulda, who first attempted to play in a jazz setting in the mid-'50s after firmly establishing his classical career, is on far stronger ground on this Columbia LP recorded in early 1965…

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2017
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:34 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10882

This is an excellent Rachmaninoff programme, taking us from the high romance of the relatively early Suite No. 1 to the composer’s last opus numbered work, the Symphonic Dances. The Suite No. 1 is a very fine work, and this duo plays gorgeously in that sighing third movement Les larmes. The spectacular finale, Pâques rings out spectacularly, the powerful tone of the well paired pianos delivering a remarkable listening experience.
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.

Víkingur Olafsson - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 27, 2017
Víkingur Olafsson - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)

Víkingur Ólafsson - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:27:48 | 201 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2017

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson began making his mark on the wider classical music world in the mid-2010s, after winning several major arts prizes in his homeland. Ólafsson began his studies at home in Iceland, then earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard, where his primary teachers were Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald. By 2017, he had premiered five piano concertos, working directly with composers such as Philip Glass, Daníel Bjarnason, and Haukur Tómasson, whose concerto he premiered during the 2016-2017 season.

Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 27, 2016
Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)

Guilherme Arantes - Piano Solos (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 14 | 63:31 min | 145 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Classical, Instrumental | Label: Coaxo do Sapo

This CD, recorded by Guilherme Arantes between 1993 and 1999, is an instrumental containing piano solos, in unpublished themes written by the composer. Previously released in 2000 for licensing to Sony Music, it is now re-mastered with "Manley" processing and re-digitized from the half-inch analog arrays, providing unmatched quality in this new release - now under the seal of the " Coaxo do Sapo ", in commemoration of the 35 years of Guilherme Arantes' career.
David Oistrakh, Lev Oborin & Svyatoslav Knushevitzky - David Oistrakh Plays Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2016)

David Oistrakh, Lev Oborin & Svyatoslav Knushevitzky - David Oistrakh Plays Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:44:47 | 252 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

David Oistrakh is considered the premiere violinist of the mid-twentieth century Soviet Union. His recorded legacy includes nearly the entire standard violin repertory up to and including Prokofiev and Bartok. In year 2008 it is going to be 100 years sinse he was born. Exept for beeing a fantastic violinist he was a gifted teacher, great conductor and a wonderful viola-player.
The Florestan Trio - Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat; Notturno; Piano Trio Movement (2001)

The Florestan Trio - Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat; Notturno; Piano Trio Movement (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67273 | Time: 00:59:14

Is there a better trio than the Florestan playing today? All three members are consummate artists, outstanding instrumentalists, and ensemble players to the manner born, but it’s the playing of pianist Susan Tomes that carries these performances to their greatest heights. Since the ensemble is perfectly judged by all concerned, it may seem unjust to single out the playing of one member for special comment, but such is the extreme sophistication, the extraordinary subtlety and the expressive range of this artist that I can see no alternative. The tonal control, the exquisite shaping of phrases, the rhythmical suppleness and structural backbone are of an order seldom encountered in the playing even of many famous soloists. But what renders her playing here still more remarkable is the exemplary precision with which it’s matched to the different sonorities and qualities of attack, so-called, of the string players. And what players they are. For all of the above this is not a pianist-dominated performance, except insofar as Schubert wrote the piece that way.