Piano

François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (5.1 Edition) (2016) [Official Digital Download MCH 24/192]

François-Frédéric Guy - Brahms: Complete Piano Sonatas (5.1 Edition) (2016)
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:39 minutes | 5,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms is one of François-Frederic Guy’s favourite composer, he has accompanied him all his life, the first work that he performed in public was his First Concerto. The Brahms Project is, above all, conceived as an amorous dictionary of the composer and not an exhaustive complete recording. It is organised around the piano, the veritable common denominator of an original itinerary combining chamber music, the Lied, the concertos and solo piano works.
Christian Chamorel - Mozart: Piano Works (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian Chamorel - Mozart: Piano Works (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

C’est un Mozart audacieux et même iconoclaste que le pianiste suisse Christian Chamorel nous présente au travers de cet enregistrement. Le répertoire pour piano solo du compositeur autrichien a tendance à être sous-estimé au profit de ses concertos et de ses opéras. Mais les sonates et autres pièces formant ce récital témoignent au contraire d’une grande originalité conceptuelle, et d’une puissance expressive sans cesse renouvelée.
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:29 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This solo release from Elizabeth Joy Roe and the London Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov couples two of the 20th century’s greatest piano concertos by Britten and Barber. Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has extensively studied the intriguing parallels between the two composers. The programme is completed with solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten’s Night Piece and Barber’s Nocturne, Homage to John Field, widely considered the father of the nocturne.
Trio Wanderer - Haydn: Piano Trios, HOB. XV:14, 18, 21, 26 & 31 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Wanderer - Haydn: Piano Trios, HOB. XV:14, 18, 21, 26 & 31 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:34 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Prompted by a commission from a London publisher, Haydn took up the composition of piano trios, that is, sonatas for keyboard accompanied by violin and cello, on a grand scale in 1784.

Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 20, 2018
Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)

Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:55:23 | 810 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | Catalog: 10633

The Odeon Trio go for gold. Unlike either the Beaux Arts (Philips) or the Fontenay (Teldec), they use three CDs to include everything by Brahms that could possibly be called a piano trio, not forgetting the Op. 114 and Op. 40 wind trios, whose wind parts can well be rendered by strings. They decide, too, that the original 1853 version of the B major Trio is for them, rather than the revised version of 1889 which is more generally favoured.
Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:48:07 | 186 Mb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo is formed by two pianist associated with the Academy of Music in Łódź. The guiding thought of the joint activity adopted by the artists is to promote Polish music and works of less known composers, whose pieces are gradually being forgotten. Polish music, to which the present CD including four hands piano music is dedicated, occupies a special place in their output.
Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 18, 2018
Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)

Jan Vermeulen - Weber: Piano Sonatas Complete (2CD) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 204.94 Mb + 174.77 Mb + 5.96 Mb (Scans) | 65:44 + 55:15
Classical piano solo | Label: Brilliant Classics - BC92441

Jan Vermeulen is considered one of today’s most prominent fortepiano virtuosos. After his piano studies at the Brussels conservatory, his interest and urge for authenticity pushed him into the direction of historical instruments. His pioneering recording of the sonatas of CM von Weber at the beginning of the nineties marked the start of a flourishing career as a fortepiano artist. In that same period he founded the Florestan Fortepiano Trio. This ensemble (later renamed Tröndlin Trio) was one of the first to perform the classical romantic repertoire on authentic instruments.
Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Louis Schwizgebel - Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:04 minutes | 444 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This album dedicated to Camille Saint-Saëns came about as a result of a sensational performance of the Concerto No. 2, performed in 2014 with the BBCSO. Convinced of the value of this, the label Aparté and BBC radio decided to join forces to produce, under the same conditions, the Concerto No. 5 to complete this transcendent programme.
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc:  Works for Cello and Piano (2008)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Debussy, Poulenc: Works for Cello and Piano (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:47 | 444 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902012

Combining works by Debussy and Poulenc on an album may, to some, seem a bit ironic seeing as at one point, the latter railed against the music of the former. Poulenc was later to change his tune, though, and eventually became one of Debussy's most ardent admirers. The two were greatly responsible for a new direction in French music, which, ironically, required both of them to look to composers of the past for inspiration.