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Murray Perahia, Neville Marriner - Mendelssohn: Piano concertos 1 & 2 (1990)

Murray Perahia, Neville Marriner - Mendelssohn: Piano concertos 1 & 2 (1990)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 75:23 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks

The concerto performances here have been available in a number of guises over the years, and have rarely been out of the catalogue. In their last incarnation they were coupled with the other items from Perahia’s later, digital solo disc, namely the Variations sérieuses, Op.54 and the famous Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14, as well as the Prelude and Fugue that’s here again. The powers-that-be at Sony must have decided that the Piano Sonata represents better value, and it is certainly a very substantial piece, making a well-filled re-issue.
Joonas Ahonen & Pekka Kuusisto - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 4 (2017)

Joonas Ahonen & Pekka Kuusisto - Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Violin Sonata No. 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:56 | 138 MB
Label: BIS

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.
Arcadi Volodos - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2003)

Arcadi Volodos - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2003)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 54:27 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos has been known for high-powered Liszt performances and for gee-whiz transcriptions of works like Mozart's Rondo alla turca that seem to add an impossible collection of polyphonic lines to the music. All that could have been expected from this 2003 recording of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, was another big, powerful interpretation to join the others already out there.
Trio Hochelaga - Theodore Dubois: Quatuor et quintette avec piano (2007)

Trio Hochelaga - Theodore Dubois: Quatuor et quintette avec piano (2007)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:07 | 502 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: 2385

Théodore Dubois was a prominent French composer, organist, theorist, and teacher in the mid- to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but he is perhaps better remembered for a monumental deficit in judgment than for his music itself. He was a staunch conservative, and as director of the Paris Conservatoire, he refused to award the Prix to Rome to Maurice Ravel in 1905.

Trio Hochelaga - Théodore Dubois: Trios Avec Piano (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 29, 2017
Trio Hochelaga - Théodore Dubois: Trios Avec Piano (2006)

Trio Hochelaga - Théodore Dubois: Trios avec piano (2006)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:02:21 | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: ACD2 2362

Théodore Dubois was a prominent French composer, organist, theorist, and teacher in the mid- to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but he is perhaps better remembered for a monumental deficit in judgment than for his music itself. He was a staunch conservative, and as director of the Paris Conservatoire, he refused to award the Prix to Rome to Maurice Ravel in 1905; the outpouring of consternation among the public and among musicians led him to resign his position.
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
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.