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Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Eighth Edition (2015) (6CD Box Set)

Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Eighth Edition (2015) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | front cover, d.booklet | 1966 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Medieval, Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modern, Post-Modern | Label: Sony Music Entertainment / 88875020902

Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the 1950s to the 2000s. He reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western classical music with his first book, Opera as Drama (1956), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), including his studies on Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more. He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department. He wrote Listen together with his wife, Vivian Kerman.
Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.
Juilliard String Quartet, Christopher Oldfather - Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CD

Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets, Duo For Violin and Piano (1991) 2CDs
Juilliard String Quartet; Christopher Oldfather, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 603 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 330 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Sony Classical | # S2K 47229 | 02:16:59

These quartets are Juilliard specialties, and anyone wanting to hear this music played with a near ideal combination of virtuosity and humanity need look no further. Carter's quartets are not for the musically faint of heart: they are uncompromisingly thorny, intricate pieces that require lots of intense, dedicated listening. Very few people doubt their seriousness–or even their claims to musical greatness–but just as few people enjoy listening to them. Perhaps this spectacular set will encourage the adventurous to give them a shot. They're worth the time.
Marina Samson-Primachenko - Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 2 (2018)

Marina Samson-Primachenko - Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 2 (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:58 | 157 MB
Label: ArcoDiva

Marina Samson-Primachenko is an outstanding pianist of the Russian piano school, and was taught by Heinrich Neuhaus. She started playing piano at the age of four, and currently teaches at the Schola Cantorum of Paris, as well as leading masterclasses. She enjoys performing rarely heard repertoire. For this releases she has chosen to explore the romantic works of Robert Schumann. For this releases she has chosen to explore the romantic works of Robert Schumann. Listen compilation Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 2.
Marina Samson-Primachenko - Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2018)

Marina Samson-Primachenko - Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:10 | 154 MB
Label: ArcoDiva

Marina Samson-Primachenko is an outstanding pianist of the Russian piano school, and was taught by Heinrich Neuhaus. She started playing piano at the age of four, and currently teaches at the Schola Cantorum of Paris, as well as leading masterclasses. She enjoys performing rarely heard repertoire. For this releases she has chosen to explore the romantic works of Robert Schumann. Listen compilation Schumann: Piano Works, Vol. 1.

La Gaia Scienza - Schubert: Piano Trios (1998) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 10, 2018
La Gaia Scienza - Schubert: Piano Trios (1998) (Repost)

La Gaia Scienza - Schubert: Piano Trios (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:42:35 | 399 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Winter & Winter | Catalog: 910018

This provides a most welcome sequel to La Gaia Scienza’s splendid account of the E flat Schubert Trio (Winter & Winter, 12/97). On that disc Federica Valli plays a Schantz fortepiano with an extremely pungent range of sonorities; here she exchanges it for an 1827 Conrad Graf instrument that is rather more suave and silvery, though recorded with equal immediacy. Indeed, the recording brings out most vividly the character of all three instruments – listen to the start of the Notturno, where the harp-like piano chords contrast most picturesquely with the grainy tone of the gut-strung strings.
Leszek Możdżer, Iiro Rantala, Michael Wollny - Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic VII: Piano Night (2017)

Leszek Możdżer, Iiro Rantala, Michael Wollny - Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic VII: Piano Night (2017)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 224 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 07 | Time: 45:47 min

“Three men, three pianos, one emotion – jazz”. These were the words with which German national TV news succinctly summed up the piano summit on 31st May 2016 in a sold-out main hall of the Berlin Philharmonie – a concert which can now be experienced exclusively on vinyl. And the TV news reporter continued: “Iiro Rantala, Leszek Możdżer, Michael Wollny. Each in a class of his own. Together, they’re a miracle”. Is there perhaps an element of déjà vu in this story? Yes, certainly.

Jie Chen - Chinese Piano Favourites (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 20, 2017
Jie Chen - Chinese Piano Favourites (2007)

Jie Chen - Chinese Piano Favourites (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570602 | Time: 01:06:23

While the piano is a western invention, it has come to occupy a special position in Chinese musical life. The earliest Chinese piano pieces date from the first half of the twentieth century; many remain popular in the concert hall today. This latest release in Naxos' Chinese Classics focuses on piano works from the Republican period (1911-1949), featuring Jie Chen, Bronze Medal Winner of the 2005 Santander Piano Competition. The music draws on well-known ancient melodies or folk-tunes, as reflected in the titles.
Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Brief Fourth Edition (2000) (6CD Box Set)

Joseph Kerman & Gary Tomlinson - Listen, Brief Fourth Edition (2000) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.92 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.04 Gb
Classical, Medieval, Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Modern, Post-Modern | Label: Sony Music Special Products / A6A & A6B 27253

Joseph Kerman was a leading musicologist, music critic, and music educator from the 1950s to the 2000s. He reshaped our understanding and appreciation of Western classical music with his first book, Opera as Drama (1956), to his last, Opera and the Morbidity of Music (2008), including his studies on Bach, Beethoven, William Byrd, concertos, and more. He was a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served two terms as chair of the Music Department. He wrote Listen together with his wife, Vivian Kerman.
Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)

Patrick Gallois, Maria Prinz - Mozart: Violin Sonatas Arranged For Flute & Piano (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:14:33 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573033

The late 18th century was a transcription-heavy time, and it would seem that the substitution of a flute for the violin in Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano would be the most natural thing in the world. Yet it doesn't quite work out that way in this release by French flutist Patrick Gallois and Bulgarian pianist Maria Prinz. The music makes a perfectly pleasant impression; Gallois comes from a long line of French players whose tone alone is probably worth the purchase price, and he's got a lovely way with Mozart's melodies.