Rubinstein Concertos

Takako Nishizaki, Slovak SPO, Michael Halasz - Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto; Don Quixote (1990)

Anton Rubinstein: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 46; Don Quixote, Op. 87 (1990)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220359 | Time: 00:58:33

The G major Anton Rubinstein violin concerto is a fine and powerful work, quite as good as many a lesser-known Russian example in the same genre, and easily as deserving of wider currency as, say, the Taneyev Suite de Concert, which is just as rarely heard these days. Nishizaki gives a committed and polished reading, though you often feel that this is music written by a pianist who had marginally less facility when writing for the violin. Still, here’s a well-schooled performance, full of agreeable touches of imagination (the Andante shows Nishizaki’s fine-spun tone to particularly good effect) delivered with crisply economical urgency that makes good musical sense even of the work’s plainer and less idiomatic passages.

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 11, 2014
Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 455

Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with a distinctive performance of Chopin’s notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. Since winning the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter.
Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Concertos - Postnikova, Rozhdestvensky (2010)

Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Concertos - Postnikova, Rozhdestvensky (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 420 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog Number: 8802027

Tchaikovsky wrote four works for piano and orchestra: the three concertos, and the Concert Fantasy in G Op.56 (1884). The First Concerto ranks today as possibly the most famous piano concerto ever composed. Its entry into the world was, however, far from easy. Dismissed by critics as a flop, and by its dedicatee Nikolai Rubinstein as unplayable – which caused a rift between Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky, the concerto was premiered in Boston in the USA in 1875, and the dedicatee was Hans von Bülow, who conducted the performance with Benjamin Johnson Lang as soloist. Its success was never in doubt from then on. Rubinstein relented and undertook to champion the concerto. It is a large, dramatic work with its roots firmly in the Chopin/Mendelssohn school.
Rubinstein: Piano Concertos - Grieg | Chopin | Saint-Saens (DVD9) [Repost]

Rubinstein: Piano Concertos - Grieg | Chopin | Saint-Saens (DVD9)
Classical | DVD | with scans (covers and booklet) | DVD´s FULL No compression | 7,22 Gb (DVD9)
Audio: PCM Stereo | DTS 5.1 | Relesase: September 12, 2006 | Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

Rubinstein was the ultimate concert pianist. He played 100-plus engagements a year for some seven decades. Of all great pianists, Rubinstein was perhaps the least fussy. His playing, even at its greatest and most exciting, could be almost disconcertingly straightforward. For all his much-vaunted showmanship, he was a musician first and a virtuoso second. But despite his lifelong claims to the contrary, his virtuosity was formidable . . . The most characteristic features of Rubinstein's playing were his rich, and richly varied tone, his uncanny ability to 'sing' melodic lines over great stretches of time – and to project them throughout the largest halls – and his all-pervasive command of rhythm . . . this release makes for a very moving experience.So this DVD paints the regal close of a colossal reign: as indicated, the bonus is a delight, and you'll never hear more opulent, more exhilarating performances of these three pet concertos. Heartily recommended for all viewers. Including folks who normally avoid classical music.

The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]  Music

Posted by Freesty1er at Oct. 27, 2010
The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]

The Rubinstein Collection (94 CD) [1999]
EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 25.75 GB | Publisher: RCA Red Seal | Fileserve
The Rubinstein Collection Volume 77 - Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (w/ Barenboim & LPO)

The Rubinstein Collection Volume 77 - Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (w/ Barenboim & LPO)
Genre: Classical Piano Concerto | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 313 MB
1975 recording, 2004 release | Publisher: RCA Red Seal 09026 63077-2
Mozart: Piano concertos Nos. 17, 20, 21, 23, 24 - Rubinstein; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra; Krips; Wallenstein

W. A. Mozart: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra No. 17 K. 453; No. 20 K. 466; No. 21 K. 467; No. 23 K. 488; No. 24 K. 49 -
Artur Rubinstein, piano; RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra; Alfred Wallenstein and Josef Krips, conductors

Classical | 2 CDs | EAC V0.99 prebeta 3 Rip | 720 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U No cue | Full scans | RapidShare links
Publisher: RCA/BMG

Editorial Reviews
It's a shame Rubinstein didn't record more of Mozart's music, for his obvious affinity for the composer shines through these 1958-1960 stereo recordings of five concertos. Rubinstein's Mozart is forthright–he refuses to sentimentalize by swooning over the music's beauties or to indulge in larger-than-life playing that would rupture its classical framework. Even in the famous Andante of the 21st Concerto, his melting legato traces the curve of the melody without excess. Moderation was his byword, so while there are times one could wish for over-the-top risk taking–a more unbuttoned Allegro of the K. 453, a tad more melodrama in the first movement of the K. 466, some extra sizzle in the outer movements of K. 488–what we have is built to last for the long term. These are performances you can't get tired of. There's a general sense of rightness about tempo choices, and everything, from the singing tone to the exquisite phrasing to the perfectly managed transitions, reflects a master pianist playing music he feels deeply. The accompaniments are fine and the transfers significantly improved over past issues.
–Dan Davis
Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Ballades & Scherzos (2004/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA. All sessions were recorded to 3-track 1/2-inch tape on Ampex 300 tape machines running at 15 inches per second.
Typical RCA Living Stereo mic setups included Neumann M-49 and U-47 condenser and RCA 77DX ribbon mics. Microphones were connected to custom-made RCA mixing consoles, which in turn fed the tape recorders.
Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:30 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia's leading pianists. His debut release on the Mariinsky label received widespread acclaim. For his third release, Matsuev turns to the music of Tchaikovsky, with the Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2. Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works. Tchaikovsky balances core motivic elements with a sense of lyrical spontaneity to create a technically challenging but instantly appealing work. The Piano Concerto No.2 was dedicated to pianist Nikolai Rubinstein. After a tremendous piano cadenza in the first movement, Tchaikovsky allows other instruments to shine, with prominent solos for violin and cello in the second movement.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.