Pires Wigmore Hall Recital

Antonio Meneses & Maria Joao Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013) [Repost]

Antonio Meneses & Maria João Pires - The Wigmore Hall Recital (2013)
works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach

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Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # UCCG-1614 | Time: 01:16:34

This album was recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall in January 2012, and it would be interesting to know whether its release was planned ahead of time or motivated by ongoing affection for the performances. Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses and Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires have often played as a duo, and the easy conversational quality they have achieved is fully evident here. But the beauty goes beyond the usual chamber music competences. Meneses is rightly renowned for his rich tone, which remains undamaged even in the upper reaches of the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, a work written for a defunct six-stringed instrument somewhere between cello and guitar; it lies a bit high for the cello, but Meneses is untroubled by that. The real star of the show, though, may be Pires, who contributes some deeply mysterious Brahms Intermezzi and calibrates her role with astonishing precision in the duo works, emerging into full duet partnership in the final Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op. 38. Beautiful and more, with a dark, melancholy strain unifying the whole, this is chamber music reminiscent of the golden age. Deutsche Grammophon's engineering team also deserves notice for the startling live presence, undiminished by intrusions of noise.

The Wigmore Hall Recital - Pires, Meneses (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 15, 2014
The Wigmore Hall Recital - Pires, Meneses (2013)

The Wigmore Hall Recital - Pires, Meneses (2013)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001893002

Over four decades since securing worldwide recognition as one of the finest musicians of her generation, Maria João Pires continues to transfix audiences with the spotless integrity, eloquence and vitality of her art. This recital, recorded live in the splendid Wigmore Hall acoustics, is clearly a red-letter event for chamber music connoisseurs. Pires is partnered by Antonio Meneses, cellist with the Beaux Arts Trio and artist of great wisdom and imagination.
Maria João Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016) {12CD Set}

Maria João Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016) {12CD Set}
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Classsical / Chamber Music / Piano

Chamber music has always formed the heart of Maria João Pires’s musicianship. Indeed, she has often commented that she is happier working with others than performing on her own. “Not sharing a stage is very difficult for me,” she once remarked (in an interview for ArtsJournal in 2012) “You are apart from the group, apart from community, apart from everything. You become different and special. And, if you become different and special, you’re alone.”
VA - Purcell, Locke, Blow & Gibbons (Wigmore Hall Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - Purcell, Locke, Blow & Gibbons (Wigmore Hall Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:52 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Renowned period ensemble The English Concert and Harry Bicket are joined by two singers at the height of their powers, bright-voiced soprano Rosemary Joshua and the graceful mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, as they delve into the musical world in which Henry Purcell was immersed.
Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

Maria João Pires - Frédéric Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 096-2 | Time: 01:49:11

Passion rather than insouciance is Pires’s keynote. Here is no soft, moonlit option but an intensity and drama that scorn all complacent salon or drawing-room expectations. How she relishes Chopin’s central storms, creating a vivid and spectacular yet unhistrionic contrast with all surrounding serenity or ‘embalmed darkness’. The con fuoco of Op. 15 No. 1 erupts in a fine fury and in the first Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1, Pires’s sharp observance of Chopin’s appassionato marking comes like a prophecy of the coda’s sudden blaze. Such resolution and psychological awareness make you realize that Chopin, like D. H. Lawrence, may well have thought that “there must be a bit of fear, and a bit of horror in your life”. Chopin, Pires informs us in no uncertain terms, was no sentimentalist.

Benjamin Appl - Schubert: Wigmore Hall Live (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 12, 2016
Benjamin Appl - Schubert: Wigmore Hall Live (2016)

Benjamin Appl - Schubert: Wigmore Hall Live (2016)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:08 | 166 MB
Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Outstanding German baritone Benjamin Appl joins forces with Graham Johnson, one of the world s leading Schubertians, for an exciting recital. Through the course of this programme we explore the full expressive gamut of some of Schubert s finest Lieder, recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall. From the tenderness of Am Bach im Frühling to the dramatic story-telling in Der Zwerg and the tranquility of Im Abendrot , Schubert s unparalleled depiction of human emotion is captured in unique clarity.
Maria Joao Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon: Box Set 12CDs (2016)

Maria Joao Pires - Complete Chamber Music Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon: Box Set 12CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,91 Gb | Scans 65 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Chamber music has always formed the heart of Maria Joao Pires musicianship. Indeed, she has often commented that she is happier working with others than performing on her own. Not sharing a stage is very difficult for me, she once remarked (in an interview for ArtsJournal in 2012). You are apart from the group, apart from community, apart from everything. You become different and special. And, if you become different and special, youre alone.
Tim Hugh - Hands On Heart: Live at Wigmore Hall (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Tim Hugh - Hands On Heart: Live at Wigmore Hall (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 74:00 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tim Hugh, principle cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, is widely regarded as the one of the great British cellists of the 21st century. This recording also features top Russian accompanist Olga Sitkovetsky (piano).

Nikolai Demidenko - Live at Wigmore Hall (1993) [2CD]  Music

Posted by prikolchik at Oct. 10, 2007
Nikolai Demidenko - Live at Wigmore Hall (1993) [2CD]

Nikolai Demidenko - Live at Wigmore Hall (1993) [2CD]
Classical | Ape (Single Tracks) +cue+cover+log | 2CD/345MB | RS.com

The performances on this 2-CD set were recorded during Piano Masterworks, a series of six concerts given by Nikolai Demidenko in Wigmore Hall, London, between January and June 1993. Devised by Ates Orga, under the patronage of The Lord Birkett, sponsored by Lloyds Private Banking, these recitals ranged across 250 years of keyboard music, instrumental technique and the development of modern piano resource - from Scarlatti to Gubaidulina. As a concept the series was modelled on nineteenth-century Romantic practice. In Paris, between 1873 and 1877, Charles-Valentin Alkan gave regular 'Petits Concerts de Musique Classique' -six recitals each, surveying the repear rtoire from Couperin, Bach, Handel and Scarlatti to Weber, Chopin, Schumann and Mendelssohn. Later, the Russian Anton Rubinstein created a cycle of seven Historical Recitals with which he took his farewell of Europe in the mid-1880s. At over three hours individually, these embraced a repertoire from Byrd and John Bull to Balakirev and Tchaikovsky. Like Franz Liszt, Ferruccio Busoni, too, was historically aware, his programming ranging from Bach to Liapunov.
Within a framework selectively subjective, Piano Masterworks sought to present an historical overview, offering a panorama of changing styles, aesthetic values and imaginative responses. The series was launched in Northern Ireland during 1991/92, opening at the Belfast Festival and continuing under the auspices of Queen's University, Belfast, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Christiane Karg - Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christiane Karg - Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:34 minutes | 0.99 GB
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Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2012 with a beautiful song recital which also became her first release on Wigmore Hall Live [WHLIVE0062]; four years on we are excited to present her second release. A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice), she is also revered for her enchanting performances on the concert platform alongside conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Christiane is joined by Malcolm Martineau celebrated as one of his generations greatest accompanists.