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Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)

Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5259

This is the 15th recording on Naïve by one of the label’s best selling artists, the renowned French cellist Anne Gastinel. On this new CD she is accompanied by her regular piano musical partner Claire Désert in three essential works of the French chamber repertoire, César Franck’s much loved Sonata in A major in the popular transcription for cello and piano, and Sonatas by Debussy and Poulenc.

Piano For Dummies  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at April 27, 2010
Piano For Dummies

Piano For Dummies
For Dummies | 2009 | ISBN: 0470496444 | 384 pages | Language English | PDF + Audio CD in MP3 | 12 MB + 53 MB

The long-awaited update to the bestselling Piano For Dummies-featuring a new audio CD Have you always wanted to play piano? This revised edition of the popular Piano for Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever. If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory and applies it to playing the piano…

Piano for Dummies  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tot167 at March 13, 2009
Piano for Dummies

Blake Neely, "PianDum"
For Dummies | 1998 | ISBN: 0764551051 | 368 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Daniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English CO - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 242, 365, 466 (1990) Reissue 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat, K. 365;
Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K. 242; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Sir Georg Solti, piano & conducted; English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, piano; András Schiff, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451 | Time: 01:18:16

Involving, as it does, three master musicians and a fine chamber orchestra this was never likely to be be other than rewarding. It may not correspond with the ways of playing Mozart at the beginning of the twenty-first century which are fashionable at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but it has virtues – such as high intelligence, sympathy, certainty of purpose, grace, alertness of interplay – which transcend questions of performance practice. Looking at the names of the pianists above, we might be surprised by the presence of Sir Georg Solti, so used are we to thinking of him as a conductor. But the young Solti appeared in public as a pianist from the age of twelve and went on to study piano in Budapest, with Dohnányi and Bartok.
Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla - Sarasate: Music for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2012)

Tianwa Yang, Markus Hadulla - Sarasate: Music for Violin & Piano, Vol. 3 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:55 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570893

Anyone interested in stunning violin artistry should buy this amazing disc straightaway. It’s one of the best things I’ve heard in a long time. I hadn’t come across Tianwa Yang’s Sarasate series for Naxos before but I will certainly search out the other discs as a matter of some urgency. Her playing is simply extraordinary - no wonder she’s been described as “A Pride of China”. This isn’t one of those flashy, hollow, 20-notes-a-second recitals that quite frankly drive me to distraction.
Markus Becker - Haydn: Piano Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Markus Becker - Haydn: Piano Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:58 minutes | 670 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This music may seem easy to grasp at first glance: so much seems clear and straightforward. However, once you take a closer look and spend more time playing and listening to Haydn’s music, it develops an endless, multifaceted life of its own. It becomes more concrete and at the same time more mysterious. Unexpected turns of phrase, sudden occurrences, humorous juxtapositions and startling asymmetries are just as much a part of this music as its extended melodic arcs that make the piano sing. Haydn’s music forms an intimate bond between song and speech. In each movement of the ca. 60 piano sonatas he wrote, we meet a personality, an unmistakeable character, evoked in detail.
Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)

Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:04 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 66839

The Poulenc Violin Sonata is still a relative rarity on record. I'm baffled by this, as it is one of Poulenc's most unique and musically rewarding works. This performance by Lin and Crossley is excellent; indeed they nearly match the superlative recording made by Kolja Blacher and Eric Le Sage for RCA. The brighter, more lively RCA recording adds a little extra sparkle and energy to the latter. However, in both instances, each violinist has the benefit of being joined by pianists who have made a specialty of Poulenc.
Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.
Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:10 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68378

Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory, this is a truly legendary performance. Any experienced veteran could be proud of it; that a boy of 12 should possess the necessary technique, the musical understanding and maturity, and the sustained concentration, is almost beyond belief. Reveling in his own limitless virtuosity, Kissin seems to be playing with as well as on the piano with elfin grace and delicacy; yet his command of the keyboard his warm, singing, powerful, varied tone are only tools for expressing his spontaneous response to the music.
Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)

Renaud Capucon, Gautier Capucon, Gerhard Causse, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos.1-3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:53 | 546 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 50999 5 19310 2 5

With this two-disc set of the piano quartets, Nicholas Angelich proves conclusively that he is the best Brahms pianist of his generation. His previous Brahms recordings – a 2005 disc of the violin sonatas with Renaud Capuçon, a 2006 solo collection featuring the Paganini Variations, a 2007 solo collection of the late piano works, and a 2008 disc of the First Piano Concerto with Paavo Järvi leading the Frankfurt Radio Symphony – showed his skill in a variety of settings.