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The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Edition) (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary Edition) (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 88:12 minutes | 3.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Released as 1967 was coming to an end, The Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request took a bold step away from the group’s blues and R&B roots, embracing psychedelia to keep the Summer Of Love going well into winter.
Marc-André Hamelin - Claude Baker: Piano Concerto "From Noon to Starry Night" & Aus Schwanengesang (Live) (2017)

Marc-André Hamelin - Claude Baker: Piano Concerto "From Noon to Starry Night" & Aus Schwanengesang (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:50 min | 187 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Award-winning and much decorated composer Claude Baker here entwines his evocative soundworld with the powerful imagery of two great poets. Recorded in its premiere performance with Marc-André Hamelin as soloist, the Piano Concerto From Noon to Starry Night draws on and amplifies the structures and meanings of five poems by Walt Whitman, expressing the heroism and darkness of war, exuberant celebrations of nature and a wistful remembrance of things past. Aus Schwanengesang is a memorial piece that expands and re-composes the poignant Heine Lieder from Schuberts song cycle with oblique and multi-layered references.
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
Bruno Philippe & Tanguy de Williencourt - Brahms & Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Bruno Philippe & Tanguy de Williencourt - Brahms & Schumann: Works for Cello & Piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:49 minutes | 2.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For their first recording, Bruno Philippe and Tanguy de Williencourt have chosen three masterpieces of Romantic chamber music. Throughout this programme, the piano carries on a dialogue with the full, warm sound of the cello in a fascinating polyphony.
Raquele Magalhaes & Sanja Bizjak - Patchwork (Works for Flute and Piano) (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Raquele Magalhaes & Sanja Bizjak - Patchwork (Works for Flute and Piano) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 54:15 minutes | 482 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Patchwork is a chance to join Eastern-European composers of the XXth century. Sonatas for flute and piano from Prokofiev, Enescu, Schulhoff and Muczynski show the strong personalities of the universal Masters. Those vibrant musics are made up with dancing & scintillating rhythms. The soul of the Slavic culture is being displayed here, on the model of warm and coloured mosaics of fabrics. Poetic dream-like and tender worlds are then arising, that enhance the unique musical sound of this duo.
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.
Menahem Pressler - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Menahem Pressler, Kimbo Ishii & Magdeburg Philharmonic - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 27 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:51 minutes | 765 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“…..Pressler has played Mozart’s piano concertos with such frequency that they can be reckoned among the works that have occupied him the most in his life. Fortunately, a wish that Pressler and the musicians of the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra had been having for many years finally came true: in May and December 2016, Pressler performed as a soloist in his home town. In May he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B Flat Major K595, and in December he played the Piano Concerto in A Major K488. On the subject of Mozart, he remarks: “In Mozart there are no ‘empty’ passages.
Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Yevgeny Kissin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, TSO - Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)

Tikhon Khrennikov: Violin & Piano Concertos (2013)
Vadim Repin, violin; Maxim Vengerov, violin; Yevgeny Kissin, piano; Tikhon Khrennikov, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9448 | Time: 01:10:59

Tikhon Khrennikov was certainly an equivocal figure in the history of 20th-century Russian music. A composer with a tendency towards popular theatrical genres and lyricism, the naively optimistic nature of his music was soon noticed by the Soviet government, which took Khrennikov under its wing and appointed him Secretary of the reorganised Union of Composers in 1948 – a post he held for no less than 43 years. During his tenure in the role, Khrennikov witnessed the persecution of numerous artists who refused to comply with the USSR's dictated enthusiasm for all things socialist in musical culture. Such behaviour surely confirms his political stance, and yet it is known that Khrennikov on more than one occasion came to the aid of several musicians, protecting them from arrest and helping to forge the careers of many young and talented artists. This recording is historic in the sense that it features 3 Soviet child prodigies: Yevgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, now household names in western musical life, then the perfect examples of successful Soviet education and training. Khrennikov himself is the soloist in his 3rd piano concerto.

Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Piano Works Vol. 5 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Piano Works Vol. 5 (2017)

Jonathan Plowright - Brahms: Piano Works Vol. 5
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:43 min | 163 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Having opened his survey of Brahms's music for solo piano with the third piano sonata, Jonathan Plowright has saved the composer's Opus 1, Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, for the closing disc in the series. Brahms brought the sonata with him when he went to Düsseldorf in October 1853 in order to meet Robert and Clara Schumann – an encounter which has gone down in music history. It was possibly the C major sonata, with its opening reminiscent of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, which caused Schumann to liken Brahms to ‘a young eagle’ and a ‘true apostle’.
Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)

Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 02:08:32 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This double-CD budget set brings together two performances by Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, collaborating both times with Georg Solti as conductor. Each disc includes a pair of Mozart piano concertos. The music on the first CD, recorded in 1985, has never been released, because, the booklet asserts, post-production work was needed to clean up the acoustics.