Bach Four Pianos

J.S.Bach - Four Clavier Concertos by A.Vivaldi - Lali Mikava, piano

J.S.Bach - Four Clavier Concertos by A.Vivaldi - Lali Mikava, piano
LP Conversion | APE/MP3-320kbps + cue + cover | no log | 165.8/99.5Mb | 39:42 | Melodija 1978

Here is an inspired performance of the Vivaldi-Bach's Clavier Concertos by wonderful Georgian pianist Lali Mikava, recorded in 1978 in the USSR

Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort  Music

Posted by trackball at March 26, 2009
Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort

Bach: Four Orchestral Suites / Brandenburg Consort
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC (tracks), CUE, No Log | 2 CD, Covers, 300ppi | 535 MB
CD date: September 1996 | Hyperion Dyad
English Bach Festival, Leonard Bernstein, Soloists - Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988

Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces; Mass (1977) Reissue 1988
English Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Patricia Parker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mitchinson (Tenor), Paul Hudson (Bass), Anne Mory (Soprano)
Pianos: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Homero Francesch

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Ballet, Choral, Sacred | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 423 251-2 | Time: 00:44:29

Les Noces is a screaming, shrieking, flat-out masterpiece. Leonard Bernstein himself has referred to it as Stravinsky's greatest work, and listening to this incendiary performance, it's awfully hard to disagree. Scored for voices, four pianos, and percussion, the work provided the inspiration for the entire career of Orff (of Carmina Burana fame), but it's so much better as sheer music than anything Orff wrote. And what a cast! The pianists for this performance include Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, and Homero Francesch, four certified virtuoso performers, while the singers of the English Bach Festival Chorus really cover themselves with glory in both works. A stunner.
J.S.Bach - 12 Clavier Concertos BWV1052-1065 - T.Nikolayeva, M.Petuchov, M.Evseeva, S.Senkov, S.Sondeckis [LP4 of 4]

J.S.Bach - 12 Clavier Concertos BWV1052-1065 - T.Nikolayeva, M.Petuchov, M.Evseeva, S.Senkov,
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, conductor: S.Sondeckis [LP4 of 4]

4-th LP Conversion of 4LP Set | APE+cue/MP3-320kbps | no log | 206.9/127.9Mb | 42:00 | Melodija 1978

Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 30, 2015
Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)

Christopher Hogwood - The Bach Recordings: Box Set 20CDs (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,62 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2015

The box contains all of the Bach recordings made by Christopher Hogwoood and the Academy of Ancient Music for the L'Oiseau Lyre label on Decca. The whole set is compact and takes up little room on a storage shelf. The spine measures just two and a quarter inches thick. The box is a clam shell box. Each album is contained in a card sleeve. And the front of each sleeve has the same picture as the outer box. The back of each sleeve has the information about the album content. The recordings are on period instruments and the sound is excellent.
Matej Mestrovic, Matija Dedić & Hakan Ali Toker - 4 Seasons for 3 Pianos (2017)

Matej Mestrovic, Matija Dedić & Hakan Ali Toker - 4 Seasons for 3 Pianos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:02 | 123 MB
Label: Navona

Navona Records proudly presents 4 Seasons for 3 Pianos, a whirlwind transcription of Vivaldi’s masterful string concertos by Croatian pianist and composer Matej Meštrovic. Performing with Hakan A. Toker and Matija Dedic on three pianos (and accordion), Meštrovic thoroughly reimagines the four concertos, his work exceeding that of a normal transcription. The collection, in such a radical new form, becomes almost a whole new work. Despite this, Meštrovic’s version of this piece is, ironically, historically informed in its own way. Vivaldi’s Venice was part of a republic that spread from the Italian city, across Dalmatia (present-day Croatia), to the borders of the Ottoman Empire in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.
VA - Music For Four Harpsichords: CPE Bach, JS Bach, G Malcolm (2017)

VA - Music For Four Harpsichords: CPE Bach, JS Bach, G Malcolm
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 56:35 min | 130 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

There were many worlds in George Malcolm's (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord's identity in England. After World War II Malcolm became the most famous English harpsichordist of his day, with a brilliant technique, superb musicianship and an idiosyncratically modern approach to playing which, for his audiences, came to exemplify the very nature of the instrument itself.
Cyprien Katsaris, Etsuko Hirose - Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos (World Premiere Recordings) (2017

Cyprien Katsaris, Etsuko Hirose - Russian Ballet Transcriptions for Four Hands and Two Pianos (World Premiere Recordings) (2017
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:03 | 171 MB
Label: Piano 21 | Release Year: 2017

Cyprien Katsaris is one of those rare pianists whose technique, interpretive acumen, and intuitive sense combine to astonish his listeners. Typically, he divulges a uniquely eccentric manner at the keyboard: he smiles, gestures oddly with a free hand, frequently looks away from the piano during the thorniest passages, and often rises as he's striking the last chord. Katsaris possesses a broad repertory, taking in works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Messiaen, and countless others.
Jeroen Van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection Vol.X-XX: Box Set 11CDs (2012)

Jeroen Van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection Vol.X-XX: Box Set 11CDs (2012)
Classical, Minimalism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,12 Gb | E-booklet 86 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2012

“Eleven discs, fourteen hours of music. After the successful issue of Minimal Piano Collection I-IX Jeroen van Veen & friends have recorded works for 2 to 6 pianos, from - among others - Ten Holt, Eisenga, Meijering, Glass, Pärt, and Reich. With swinging effects, transformations and challenging rhythms…."
Marie & Veronica Kuijken - W. A. Mozart: Sonatas for four hands (2011)

Marie & Veronica Kuijken - W. A. Mozart: Sonatas for four hands
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:45 min | 1.12 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Challenge Classics (CC 72363) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2011

Mozart wrote five duet piano sonatas and several separate works for four-hands. Of the latter, two of his sonatas - the one in F, KV 497 and the one in C, KV521 - are included on this disc. The other work is the great D Major Sonata for Two Pianos, KV448. The performers are the Kuijken sisters, Marie and Veronica.