Shostakovich Piano Music Ashkenazy Decca

Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)

Henry Kramer - Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 47: Transcriptions from Christus & The Legend of St Elisabeth (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:16:36 | 177 MB
Label: Naxos

Reflecting the life of Christ from the nativity to the Passion and Resurrection, Liszt’s oratorio Christus was premiered in 1873 and enjoyed considerable success. The movements he transcribed for piano are dynamic and virtuosic but also pastoral and meditative, including marches and passages of transfiguring beauty. The transcriptions of movements from the oratorio The Legend of St Elisabeth contains music of stirring power: plainsong, a hymn, a march and a Hungarian folk-song. This is the forty-seventh volume in Naxos's celebrated complete Liszt piano music series, and features prolific pianist Henry Kramer.
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.
Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:44 | 184 MB
Label: Signum Records

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases on Signum Classics, following his recent release of the 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (SIGCD396).For this new recording he is accompanied for the concertos by the Orchestra of the Swan under their artistic director David Curtis.

Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 8, 2017
Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)

Martin Jones - Brahms: Complete Piano Music (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,15 Gb | Scans - 5 Mb | 07:19:19
Classical | Label: Nimbus Records

As complete sets of Brahms piano music go, it's hard to get more complete than this set by Martin Jones on Nimbus. Jones includes not only the canonical two Rhapsodies, three Sonatas, four Ballades, six sets of variations, ten Hungarian Dances, sixteen Waltzes and twenty-eight short piano pieces, but also the almost forgotten sarabandes, gigues, gavottes, studies, canons and transcriptions. Listeners looking for the most complete Brahms available need look no further. Listeners who do look no further, however, will have to settle for good but by no means great performances. Jones has a big tone coupled to an impressive technique and many of his performances are quite fine. But too often here he seems to be merely going through the motions, turning in accomplished but unexciting sometimes even dutiful performances. When extroverted virtuosity is called for in the Paganini Variations, Jones is almost but not altogether on top of the notes.

Eteri Andjaparidze - Zez Confrey: Piano Music (1998)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 30, 2017
Eteri Andjaparidze - Zez Confrey: Piano Music (1998)

Eteri Andjaparidze - Zez Confrey: Piano Music (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 203.16 Mb | 62:31 | Cover
Jazz, Ragtime | Label: Naxos (8.559016)

Zez Confrey's compositions for piano deserve a better shake than they've been getting over the past 80 years or so. While historical recordings made by Confrey himself are delightful and exciting to those who enjoy such innocent fun, these 1995 realizations by Georgian pianist Eteri Andjaparidze expand the lens a bit and allow for a glimpse at the composer's full range of musical ideas. The primary stratum consists of Confrey's most famous novelties: 1921's "Kitten on the Keys," "Coaxing the Piano," and "Stumbling" from 1922, and the showoff's "Dizzy Fingers" of 1923. These pleasant little ragtime-flavored pieces of pop piano illustrate both why the average American enjoyed such stuff and why Harlem stride piano ace Willie "The Lion" Smith spoke so disparagingly of what he regarded as know-nothing ragtimers, meaning those who helped to popularize and perpetuate the often improvisationally limited Tin Pan Alley approach to piano playing.
Leonard Bernstein - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos (1993)

Leonard Bernstein - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:37 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 47618

Shostakovich's two Piano Concertos lack the seriousness of this four concertos for violin or cello. The first is actually a "double" concerto, having an important part for solo trumpet. It's an early but expertly written work sharing the same musical climate as the First Symphony. The Second Concerto was created for the composer's son Maxim, now a well-known conductor. It's a light- hearted, tongue-in-cheek piece with a Romantic slow movement.
Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Anna Vinnitskaya - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:45 minutes | 450 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Anna Vinnitskaya has now joined Alpha Classics. Her first recording for the label is devoted to one of her repertories of choice: the concertos of Shostakovich. When I performed the Second Piano Concerto for the first time at the age of eleven, his music seemed very optimistic to me. Only later did I understand everything else that is concealed behind the façade of Shostakovichs music.

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Sept. 15, 2016
Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies) by Sofia Moshevich
2015 | ISBN: 0253014220 | English | 248 pages | True PDF | 4 MB
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Sonata (2016)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Sonata (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:09 | 160 MB
Label: Decca

As a young man in Moscow in the early 1960s Vladimir Ashkenazy was invited by Shostakovich to play a private performance of the Piano Trio No 2 in the composers apartment.