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Geoffrey Tozer, Tamara Cislowski, Matthias Bamert - Alan Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos (2007)

Geoffrey Tozer, Tamara Cislowski, Matthias Bamert - Alan Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos (2007)
EAC APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:47 | 558 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHA 10339

This is a reissue of the 1993 Chandos recording which was welcomed by Michael Oliver, who heard Prokofiev in the background of the solo piano concertos. The first version of No 1 (1939) was for strings and percussion but three years later Rawsthorne rescored it for full orchestra and in that form the work became popular. The whirligig semiquavers in the fast movements create a scherzo atmosphere and the last movement is a tarantella. In between comes a grave chaconne full of Rawsthorne’s fingerprints.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways
Claudio Arrau - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)

Claudio Arrau - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos (1998) (14 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 4,2 Gb | Scans->110 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 17:03:04 min | 2,37 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips

Claudio Arrau was past his prime when, in the mid-1980s, he offered these final thoughts on the late sonatas, but he was still a sovereign interpreter, with a sense of line and grasp of form few other exponents of this music have possessed in comparable degree. Where an interpreter like Pollini emphasizes the energy in Beethoven’s writing for the piano, Arrau conveys its mass, giving these sonatas a symphonic treatment.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 452 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 149 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 44 Mb
Jazz, Swing | Label: Columbia/Legacy / Sony Music, #:512919 2 | 01:04:07

Recorded in 1960, Piano in the Background's title is a bit of a misnomer. While it's true that Duke Ellington often didn't appear on his recordings at all and this one is designed to showcase a series of new arrangements for the Ellington Orchestra, it also offers the composer and bandleader as a pianist leading the band. All of the album's original nine cuts, as well as its five bonus tracks, are introduced by the man himself at the ivories, and he also takes each one out.
Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)

Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 03:41:01 | 549 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sheva Collection

Things are not nearly as bad for the admirer or potential admirer of Stanford’s chamber music as they were a couple of decades ago. The Clarinet Sonata has had a good run for its money on disc and the two violin sonatas have been recorded, but much remained on the shelf. Now we have a three-CD box of the complete music for violin and piano from Alberto Bologni and Christopher Howell.

Piano Red - Blues, Blues, Blues (1992)  Music

Posted by SuniR at March 18, 2018
Piano Red - Blues, Blues, Blues (1992)

Piano Red - Blues, Blues, Blues (1992)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 72:33 min | 220 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Piano Blues, Vocal Blues, Boogie-Woogie | Label: Black Lion

Originally release in the mid-1970s on LP as Ain't Gonna Be Your Lowdown Dog No More, this 1992 CD covers parts of two sets from Piano Red's very successful Montreux concerts. Piano Red treats his huge Montreux audience to the same mixture of good time blues and boogie woogie as the visitors to Muhlenbrink's Saloon in the old Underground Atlanta, where he was a fixture for years. Highlights include "The Right String Baby, But The Wrong Yo Yo," a medley of "Pinetop's Boogie" with "Red's Boogie," and the original record's title track. Twelve studio tracks recorded a few days after Piano Red's Montreux performances are an added bonus.
Trio Chausson - Haydn & Hummel: Piano Trios (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Chausson - Haydn & Hummel: Piano Trios (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:31 minutes | 992 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Given the length of his career, the indefatigable Joseph Haydn lived through the multiple upheavals of the musical world between the mid-eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries, confronting all the problems of a rapidly changing art in order to adapt his activity as a composer to the evolution of his era. Having been deputy then full Kapellmeister to the Esterházy princes since 1761, he was relieved of his duties at the court following the death of Prince Nicholas ‘the Magnificent’ in 1790, after almost thirty years of faithful service, though retaining his title.

Goran Filipec - Paganini at the Piano (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 8, 2018
Goran Filipec - Paganini at the Piano (2018)

Goran Filipec - Paganini at the Piano (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 189 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 08 | Time: 54:57 min

In the years between 1902 and 1914 some of the worlds greatest pianists published a series of works that explored the lyricism and virtuosity of Paganinis Caprices. Busoni was the greatest figure among them, but he considered Mark Hambourg to be the greatest pianistic talent of his generation. Both Michael Zadora and Ignaz Friedman carried out inventive free transcriptions while years later the Croatian Boris Papandopulo infused the pungent flavours of mid-20th-century idioms into the genre.
Various Artists - Piano x 4 (1969/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Wolfgang Dauner Quartett, Elsie Bianchi Trio, Dieter Reith Quintett & Modern Jazz Group Freiburg - Piano X 4 (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:37 minutes | 742 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Stuttgarter Wolfgang Dauner approaches legendary status as one of Germany’s most inventive pianist-composers. Here the quartet jumps onto a bouncy Take The A Train, riding on to Dauner’s own Waltz for a Young Girl with luscious soprano and piano solos. On Ellington’s Take The Coltrane the band rides out on a modern blues. Swiss pianist Elsie Bianchi was popular throughout the 50’s and 60’s as pianist/pianist. Her Baron Lazor features a relaxed, swinging blues, while she interprets What Is This Thing Called Love with a bluesy flair and some hip quotes. Dieter Reith co-wrote the music for 1972 Munich Olympics and worked with the likes of Stan Getz and Art Farmer.

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 15, 2018
Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:52 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4798353

Living legend of the piano Murray Perahia records two benchmark sonatas by Beethoven for the first time in his career. Long renowned for his performances of this composer, Perahia’s brand new recording pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in a release that is sure to be a crown jewel of the Beethoven discography.