Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2

Maria Joao Pires, Sinfonia Varsovia, Christopher Warren-Green - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Nocturnes (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21; Nocturnes (2015)
Maria João Pires, piano; Sinfonia Varsovia; Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina | # NIFCCD 040 | Time: 01:15:55

This grande dame of the piano world, possessed of an extraordinarily modest, charming personality – focused on the music, devoted to deeply understanding it – has performed three times during the Chopin and His Europe Festival at the invitation of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The recordings on this album come from her concerts in 2010 (when she performed the Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green) and 2014 (when she performed a recital including, among other items, the Nocturnes presented here). A presentation of – by nature – completely different interpretations, which nonetheless form an extraordinarily coherent artistic whole. Superb creations displaying the most beautiful side of pianistic art.
Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)

Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 12:00:18 | 2,1 Gb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Tatiana Shebanova, who also features in the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s on-going Real Chopin series (see review special, p83), gets her own complete, modern instrument (as opposed to Real Chopin’s historic instruments) cycle on the Polish label Dux. Arranged in opus order, it presents a satisfying survey of Chopin’s development, and it spares the listener from (for example) a lack of variety in the usual hour-long sequence of waltzes.
Jens Schowings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jens Schöwings Blue Note Bach - Nocturne (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since 2006 the Bremen jazz pianist Jens Schöwing and his ensemble have dedicated themselves to a person many music connoisseurs consider the greatest “jazzer” of all time: Johann Sebastian Bach. Blue Note Bach charms the listener with a balance of classically woven musical textures played with a definite jazz identity.
Coline-Marie Orliac & Olga Pasichnyk - Harpistically Yours, Chopin (2018)

Coline-Marie Orliac & Olga Pasichnyk - Harpistically Yours, Chopin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 169 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | 00:55:32
Classical, Vocal | Label: Odradek Records, Hello Stage

Frédéric Chopin's music is closely associated with the piano and as a matter of fact most of his music is written for this instrument. French harpist Coline-Marie Orliac did not want to miss playing Chopin?s inspiring music and took the audacious task to transcribe it for harp. Among Chopin's signature works is her arrangement of the Ballade op. 23 No. 1, displaying to the listener her breathtaking virtuosity while always adding a fresh and more transparent sound to Chopin's music.
Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008) 9CD Box Set

Vladimir Sofronitzky - Historical Russian Archives: Vladimir Sofronitzky Edition (2008)
Works by Scriabin, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev, Borodin, Beethoven, Mendelssohn

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.29 Gb | Scans ~ 23 Mb | Time: 09:05:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8975

Vladimir Sofronitsky was among the greatest Russian pianists of the twentieth century, and, while he had become a somewhat less prominent figure following his death, he must be still considered in the company of Richter, Gilels, and Yudina. In his time, Sofronitsky became widely recognized as the leading interpreter of and authority on the music of Scriabin in Eastern Europe. He was also highly praised for his interpretations of the piano works of Robert Schumann and he was a highly respected teacher.
Alfred Cortot - The Anniversary Edition (2012) (40 CD Box Set)

Alfred Cortot - The Anniversary Edition (2012) (40 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 9,1 Gb | Scans ->8,57 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 40 CDs, 41:53:12 min | 5,93 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

To mark the 50th anniversary of the pianist’s death, EMI has brought out the largest and most comprehensive Cortot collection ever. The set offers nearly every commercial studio recording released under Cortot’s name on 78 shellac, vinyl LP, 45 rpm single, or compact disc, including unpublished takes already released on CD. To be sure, it is not quite “The Complete Cortot”. For example, the collection omits Cortot’s 1903 sessions accompanying soprano Felia Litvinne, plus a 1925 recording containing the second half only of Chopin’s First Ballade coupled on shellac with the same composer’s Second Impromptu. There is no broadcast material, either. However, we do get Cortot’s unpublished 1957 Chopin Preludes and Ballades, along with a few samples from the pianist’s long-rumored, unfinished Beethoven cycle recorded at the Ecole Normale in 1958/59
Mari Kodama, Russian NO, Kent Nagano - Chopin, Loewe: Piano Concertos No.2 (2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mari Kodama, Russian National Orchestra, Kent Nagano - Chopin, Loewe: Piano Concertos No.2 (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:06 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Revered pianist Mari Kodama shows off her pianistic technique on this program of exciting piano concertos from heavyweight composers, Loewe and Chopin. The polished instrumentalist delivers renowned interpretations of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F Minor and Loewe’s Piano Concert in A. With superb sonic clarity, this album rejuvenates these familiar works.
Bart van Oort - Dussek: Complete Piano Sonatas, Op. 10 & Op.31 No.2 (2018)

Bart van Oort - Dussek: Complete Piano Sonatas, Op. 10 & Op.31 No.2 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 216 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 10 | Time: 61:02 min

This disc is the first volume of an extensive recording project using the combined resources of eight world-leading fortepianists. This will amount to the first comprehensive recording of Dussek's piano sonatas on period instruments. It will catalogue the brilliant, harmonically beautiful and expressive music of one of the most fascinating composers at the threshold of early Romanticism, one of Beethoven’s most gifted and original contemporaries. In fact the parallels between Dussek and Beethoven are uncanny on this album, featuring three Op.10 sonatas and then Op.31 No.2 (though the ‘Pastorale’ subtitle corresponds with Beethoven’s Op.28).
Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)

Andrei Gavrilov, Sviatoslav Richter - Handel: Keyboard Suites, Vol.2; Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:00:34 | 479 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 69340 2 3

This two-disc set of Handel's Suites performed by Andrei Gavrilov and Sviatoslav Richter is just as good as their other two-disc set of Handel's Suites but with one big advantage. Here as there, Handel's Suites are models of wit, sensitivity, affection and virtuosity. Here as there, Gavrilov's performances are fluent, muscular, and persuasive and Richter's performances are supremely expressive, wonderfully supple, and overwhelmingly commanding.
Ivo Pogorelich - Frederic Chopin Recital: Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes (1981)

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin Recital (1981)
Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 123-2 | 00:47:24

When Pogorelich did not make the finals of the 1980 Warsaw Competition (where they play exclusively Chopin), his response was to sign with Deutsche Grammophon for his first recording and he made it an all-Chopin affair. From his stunning opening take on Chopin's Sonata #2, to a Funeral March restored to its grandeur, to the breaktaking final moments of the Scherzo #3, Pogorelich announced to the music world that he'd arrived.