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.

Jascha Heifetz - The Heifetz Collection: Vol.01-46 (1994)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Feb. 28, 2015
Jascha Heifetz - The Heifetz Collection: Vol.01-46 (1994)

Jascha Heifetz - The Heifetz Collection: Vol.01-46 (1994)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 9,56 Gb
Label: RCA Victor Gold Seal | Release Year: 1994

Jascha Heifetz was a Lithuanian-born American violinist. He was born in Vilnius. As a teen, he moved with his family to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. He had a long and successful performing and recording career; after an injury to his right (bowing) arm, he focused on teaching. The New York Times called him "perhaps the greatest violinist of all time."
Gergely Boganyi - Frederic Chopin - The Complete Nocturnes [Direct Cut Double SACD] (2008)

Frederic Chopin - Gergely Boganyi - The Complete Nocturnes
PS3 SACD ISO (2.0): 2,11/2,37 GB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 823/937 MB | Full Artwork: 177 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4051.2-1/2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008 | Genre: Classsical | Style: Romantic
Rosita Renard at Carnegie Hall [Live] 19 January 1949 plus Rare Recordings from 1928 [2 CDs] [Re-up+new rip]

Rosita Renard at Carnegie Hall [Live] 19 January 1949 plus Rare Recordings from 1928
EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE, Log | 284 MB | Full HQ scans | WinRar [Rec.rec 5%]
Label: VAIA/IPA # 1028-2 | Rel. 1993| Rec.: 1949 (Carnegie Hall Recital) & 1928 (Rare 78 RPM Recordings)

From the notes: Rosita Renard was born in Santiago, Chile, on February 8, 1894, the daughter of a building contractor; she showed extraordinary gifts as a child, and made her pianistic debut at the age of fourteen playing the Grieg Concerto with the Chilean Symphony Orchestra. A year later the government awarded her a scholarship to study in Berlin at the Stern Conservatory. Arriving there in 1910, Rosita was put in the master class of Martin Krause, a Liszt pupil today remembered as the teacher of Edwin Fischer, who was Renard's classmate and friend, and Claudio Arrau, her countryman, who was seven years Renard's junior. The two families were friendly and when it came time for the nine-year-old Arrau to audition fro Krause in 1912, it was Rosita Renard who actually took the young boy by the hand to the audition" Notes by Edward Blickstein
Haydn - Collection Complette Des Quatuors, Op.9 (Festetics Quartet) [1999]

Haydn - Collection Complette Des Quatuors, Op.9 (Festetics Quartet) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 698 MB
Classical | Label: Arcana | Catalog Number: A411 | TT: CD1: 65’59, CD2: 70’01

Eclipsed by the slightly later Op. 20 quartets, Haydn's Op. 9 set (1769-70) has received a pretty raw deal from players and commentators alike. In The Great Haydn Quartets (Dent, 1986), Hans Keller praised the D minor, No. 4, as 'the first great string quartet in the history of music', but unceremoniously dismissed the five major-keyed works as 'boring'. True, the D minor stands apart from the others in its rhetorical power and mastery of development…
– Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 9 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 9 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 60:58+60:21 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 585 MB

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)
Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)

Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902125

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Three eminent Beethovenians, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov join forces here in performances that aim to highlight Beethoven's humour in their interpretation and set a new benchmark in the process.
Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet)

Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet) [2008/1975]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.33 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: No | 109 min | +3% Recovery

The performance is certainly first rate, but (unlike the previous reviewer) I found the camera work coming between me and the music much of the time. Many camera changes and self-conscious panning and zooming do not add to the music. The ideal recording, for me at least, would involve a minimum of close ups, include all four performers in frame almost all the time, and little montage or heavy-handed editing. This recording calls attention to the camera placement and movement, whereas the best editing should generally go unnoticed, without artiness, without calling attention to itself. By Salsonero
Mari Kodama, Russian NO, Kent Nagano - Chopin, Loewe: Piano Concertos No.2 (2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mari Kodama, Russian NO, 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.
Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.21 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.