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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.
Avanesyan, Brovtsyn, Poppen, Chaushian, Sudbin - Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47, Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 (2017)

Avanesyan, Brovtsyn, Poppen, Chaushian, Sudbin - Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47, Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:32 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-2258

These two performances derive from a concert given at the 16th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival, Cyprus, in 2016. The performers involved clearly play together regularly, certainly at Pharos, apart from their impressive individual credentials. Some, like Yevgeny Sudbin and Alexander Chausian, have well established partnerships on record.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways
Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Late Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 133 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Covers included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 427 322-2 | Time: 00:45:43

No prizes for predicting that this Liszt B minor Sonata is technically flawless and beautifully structured. What may come as more of a shock (though not to those who have followed Pollini's career closely) is its sheer passion. To say that he plays as if his life depended on it is an understatement, and those who regularly accuse him of coolness should sit down in a quiet room with this recording, a decent hi-fi system and a large plateful of their own words. The opening creates a sense of coiled expectancy, without recourse to a mannered delivery such as Brendel's on Philips, and Pollini's superior fingerwork is soon evident. His virtuosity gains an extra dimension from his ability at the same time to convey resistance to it—the double octaves are demonstrably a fraction slower than usual and yet somehow feel faster, or at least more urgent. There is tensed steel in the very fabric of the playing. By the two-minute mark so much passion has been unleashed one is bound to wonder if it has not all happened too soon. But that is to underestimate Pollini's unerring grasp of the dramatic structure and its psychological progression from paragraph to paragraph; it is also to underestimate his capacity to find extra technical resources when it would seem beyond the power of flesh and blood to do so.
Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)

Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:02 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68762

Janis backed by one of the greatest symphonies ever assembled (the 50's/60's Chicago Symphony under the baton of the micromanaging Fritz Reiner) put together in short a legendary and frenzied performance of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1. I wish I could stop there, but unfortunately this recording was coupled with a stale performance of the No. 3.
Katia & Marielle Labèque ‎- Piano Fantasy: Music For Two Pianos (2003) [6CD Box Set] Repost

Katia & Marielle Labèque ‎- Piano Fantasy: Music For Two Pianos (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Decca, 473 582-2 | ~ 1237 or 945 Mb | Booklet(jpg) -> 65 Mb
Classical, Romantic, Modern

The keyboard aficionados from all over the world know that Katia and Marielle Labeque are the most famous pianistic duo on the international concert stage now. They have reigned supreme in the territory of the two keyboards repertoire for some three decades and still seem inexhaustible in musical resources when conveying its marvels…
Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)

Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 03:41:01 | 549 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sheva Collection

Things are not nearly as bad for the admirer or potential admirer of Stanford’s chamber music as they were a couple of decades ago. The Clarinet Sonata has had a good run for its money on disc and the two violin sonatas have been recorded, but much remained on the shelf. Now we have a three-CD box of the complete music for violin and piano from Alberto Bologni and Christopher Howell.

Tsunami Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto's Tohoku Discovery (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 17, 2018
Tsunami Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto's Tohoku Discovery (2018)

Tsunami Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto's Tohoku Discovery (2018)
HDTV | 1916x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3759 Kbps | 27 min 59 s | 846 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

A ravaged high school piano, soaked by the tsunami, sat stoically after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto came across it when visiting the disaster area. The sounds were divorced from conventional tonality, and Sakamoto employed them in his first album in 8 years. He also attached sensors to the keys, transforming the instrument into a machine that converts seismic waves into sounds. It was his way of conveying the message that the disaster should never be forgotten. Watch and listen as the teacher and a student who had used the "tsunami piano" before the quake react to its new melodies.
Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (1983)

Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:24 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 410 068-2

The partnership of Serkin and Abbado in Mozart is a fascinating one. They are such different musical personalities, yet they work remarkably well together, so that each performance becomes an artistic amalgam of two quite different artistic approaches. Abbado matches a natural spontaneous warmth (listen to the beguiling way the orchestra shapes the secondary theme in the first movement of the A major Concerto) with the utmost refinement of detail; whereas Serkin, patrician, authoritative, strong, is more selfconsciously expressive when he deviates from a strictly rhythmic presentation of the melodic line in the same movement.
Ryu Goto & Michael Dussek - Beethoven & Franck: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ryu Goto & Michael Dussek - Beethoven & Franck: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 85:48 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

22-year old Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto is an international classical music superstar and one of the most successful artists of his generation, with a large and growing fan base in Asia, North America and Europe. Through his technique, dedication to his art and personal charisma, Ryu is changing the way people think about- and listen to classical music.