Georg von Albrecht, Piano Sonatas  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 31, 2009
Georg von Albrecht, Piano Sonatas

Birgitta Wollenweber, piano | Georg von Albrecht, Piano Sonatas
Ogg 256 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Mindawn | 105,7 Mb
Label: RS | 2000 | 1 CD | Classical, instrumental
Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)

The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)
Stephen Hough, piano; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Foster, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66790 | Time: 01:09:55

GRAMOPHONE RECORDING OF THE YEAR 1996. Scharwenka was one of the most beloved of musical figures during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His Concerto No 4 in F minor, written in 1908, was greeted at its premiere with astonishing enthusiasm from an audience ‘which may, without exaggeration, be said to have included almost every pianist – virtuoso, teacher and student – in Berlin’. Two years later Scharwenka was to give his first performance of the work at a concert in New York. The conductor was Gustav Mahler. Emil Von Sauer’s compositions have suffered from an even greater neglect, wholly unjustifiable, than Scharwenka’s. The E minor Concerto had already gone through eight printings by 1908 when he performed it in Chicago: “It was no matter for astonishment that when the pianist-composer had brought the work to its conclusion a storm of genuine enthusiasm should seep the house from gallery to floor … Mr Sauer represents a school of piano-playing that has all but vanished. The pianists who are now moulding the taste of the public are, one and all, engaged in the questionable task of reproducing with their instruments effects that are orchestral … but in the meantime we are in danger of forgetting the joys of pure pianism. To such joys Mr Sauer has awakened us.” Two first recordings, played by one of the greatest virtuoso pianists today.
Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3; Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (2013)

Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mitsuko Uchida - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Strauss R.: Ein Heldenleben (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21447 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 20,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3338 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 7,17 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

Beethoven wrote his Piano Concerto No. 3 around 1800, at a time in which the ambitious composer had created his first important works in Vienna, such as the “Pathétique” Sonata and the “Moonlight” Sonata – personal works full of power and passion, with which he distanced himself from his mentor and model, Haydn. This performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of its principal conductor Mariss Jansons stars the distinguished pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who is known the world over for her outstanding interpretations of the piano works of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as of 20th-century masters such as Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Boulez.
Bojan Gorisek - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2017) 2CDs

Bojan Gorišek - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2017) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Factory of Sounds | # FOS 2205057 | Time: 02:03:10

This recording by Bojan Gorišek finds the Slovenian pianist exploring the piano etudes by the contemporary American composer Philip Glass. Glass was receiving grants and commissions both in the U.S. and internationally. Pieces like "Satyagrahe", "Koyaanisqatsi" and the Violin Concerto found Glass writing on an orchestral scale; he also wrote for more traditional chamber ensembles. By the 1990's, Philip Glass had become a new kind of musical institution. The twenty piano etudes heard in this recording were begun in 1993, commissioned by the pianist Dennis Russell Davies. In these pieces, Glass departs from the "minimalist" style, incorporating a high degree of emotional expressiveness. The pianist Bojan Gorišek was born in 1962. He is especially well-regarded for his interpretations of the complete piano works of Erik Satie. As in these Glass performances, Gorišek concentrates on 20th and 21st-century compositions, with a special interest in new Slovenian works.

Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford - Skin and Wire (2009)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 23, 2018
Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford - Skin and Wire (2009)

Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford - Skin and Wire (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 275 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock/Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Summerfold Records (BBSF 023CD)

When progressive rock enthusiasts hear Bill Bruford's name, they immediately think of his work with Yes and King Crimson. But it's important to remember that Bruford is also a talented jazz instrumentalist, and the veteran drummer has demonstrated that he is comfortable appearing in a variety of jazz settings. On Skin and Wire: Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford Play the Music of Colin Riley, Bruford's group Piano Circus offers a cerebral, abstract mixture of post-bop and avant-garde jazz. This 2009 release isn't radically avant-garde; Skin and Wire isn't the type of scorching, atonal free jazz that goes out of its way to be as abrasive as possible…

Pete Calgaro - Simply Piano 3 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 21, 2018
Pete Calgaro - Simply Piano 3 (2018)

Pete Calgaro - Simply Piano 3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 292 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:41
Easy Listening, New Age, Piano | Label: Pete Calgaro

Music is life. Let it wash over you. Feel it in your soul. Experience its vibration for your greatest benefit. Use it to help you create the life you desire. Let it help you remember who you are and where you came from. This music was brought forth with the intention of bringing love, peace, joy and health to all who hear it. "Simply Piano 3" is just that, solo piano pieces with no overdubs or added instrumentation. This is Pete Calgaro's 23rd CD Release and is the third in his his popular "Simply Piano" Series. Experience the music for yourself. You can preview all the songs, so go ahead and see what you think, see what you feel. Pete’s music is perfect for relaxing after a long day, for background music with dinner, for enhancing your meditation practice and for healing arts practitioners who are looking for music to help their clients return to balance.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk. Here, the almost vocal qualities of van Beek’s tone come into their own. An essential disc for the Korngold addict.
Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 02:04:23 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: 31879/80

This is as complete a representation as humanly possible of all the music scored for violin and piano that Franz Liszt composed, arranged, or had some creative hand in. The 17 works span Liszt's entire career, from the young composer's elegant Zwei Walzer to his experimental late period (the two Elegies and the stark, foreboding La lugubre gondola).
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner & Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:23:09 | 291 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This much awaited recording offers keenly idiomatic performances of the most famous works by Grieg, played by the composer’s own orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, and its Chief Conductor, Edward Gardner. The drama and passion of such favourite pieces as the incidental music to Peer Gynt and the Piano Concerto are superbly captured in surround-sound with exemplary Chandos sound quality. Unlike most existing recordings, offering only the orchestral suites, this disc presents numerous extra excerpts from Peer Gynt, which follow the sequence of Henrik Ibsen‘s dramatic poem, including sections for the unique Norwegian 'Hardanger Fiddle’. Having collaborated with the orchestra on several occasions, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is the soloist in the Piano Concerto, a piece that stands out as a shining example of a single great thought captured and expressed in music. The power of this conception is evident throughout the concerto in the pianist’s faithful, yet highly romantic interpretation.

Piers Lane - Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 13, 2018
Piers Lane - Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (2018)

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now, Leon Botstein - Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (The Romantic Piano Concerto 75) (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 255 MB
Label: Hyperion – CDA68217 | Tracks: 07 | Time: 73:21 min

Ferdinand Ries may once have been celebrated as ‘one of the finest piano-performers of the present day’ (the 1820s), but he is now remembered chiefly for his association with Beethoven. Yet the music here is never slavishly imitative: Piers Lane makes a persuasive case for rescuing these works from the pages of musical history.