Shostakovich Piano Music Ashkenazy Decca

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.
Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)

Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67834

After sixteen years of exceptional achievement and vast critical acclaim, the career paths of the members of The Florestan Trio are diverging. Sadly, the trio will disband at the end of this year and this disc marks the end of their studio career. For their final recording, the trio performs an all- Shostakovich program comprising the two piano trios and the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, for which they are joined by soprano Susan Gritton. Written in 1923, the first trio was an astonishing achievement for a seventeen-year-old student.
Rachmaninov & Lutoslawski Paganini Variations - Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 (Decca)

Rachmaninov & Lutoslawski Paganini Variations - Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 (Decca)
EAC 099pb4 Rip | APE+CUE, LOGs | 53:24 min | 221 MB 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Classical - 20th Century| Label: Decca Classics - Universal

The Shostakovich concerto is a good choice, not just as a near contemporary of the Paganini Rhapsody, but as a bridge to the zany world of Lutoslawski. It receives a fluent, well-judged and idiomatic performance with every note in place and some lovely trumpet playing from Raymond Simmons.
Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 628 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Shostakovich’s music is often 'two-faced', sometimes sublimated in ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in the Concertos Opp.35 and 102, and perhaps still more poignantly – “with disarming sincerity and fearless directness”, to quote his booklet note – alongside Isabelle Faust in the Sonata Op.134.
Emanuele Torquati - Griffes: The Vale of Dreams, Piano Music (2017)

Emanuele Torquati - Griffes: The Vale of Dreams, Piano Music (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:32 | 182 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2017

But if there is at least one American Impressionist composer: Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920). Although he studied with Humperdinck in Berlin before returning to live and die in the United States, Griffes underwent the full influence of Debussy and Scriabin - as well as of Strauss and, still, Wagner - He incorporated in his own language, especially his many works for piano. It is here that we discover, under the fingers of the pianist Emanuele Torquati (who has already signed an integral of the piano of Roussel and that of Zemlinsky), half a dozen major works of this unknown composer on this side of the In the Atlantic, written between 1910 and 1919-alas, Griffes died at the age of thirty-six from the Spanish flu, which ravaged the entire planet; If not, it seems obvious that he would have continued his ascent and would have offered not only to America but to the planet the image of a highly exploratory, inventive composer, at the forefront of his time. His Sonata of 1919 already has many characteristics that would not have denied a Prokofiev.
Marc-André Hamelin - Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Marc-André Hamelin - Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 125:43 minutes | 582 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The twelve extended pieces which make up Albéniz’ Iberia are not only the composer’s greatest work, but also the greatest piano work to come out of Spain. Fired by his discovery of the music of Ravel and Debussy, Albéniz transformed his earlier salon style, which essentially produced charming but slight ‘picture postcards’ of Spain, into a language which was much more complex—harmonically, texturally and pianistically—and which created a series of tone poems which capture the spiritual essence of Spain.
Mark Bebbington & Rebeca Omordia - The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams (2017)

Mark Bebbington & Rebeca Omordia - The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:46 min | 164 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

After his hop across the Atlantic for his all-Gershwin disc (MusicWeb International Recording of the Month), Mark Bebbington returns to the English fare for which he is best-known, with the Complete Vaughan Williams Piano Music. This SOMM release contains world premiere recordings, notably the Introduction and Fugue. In this work, and in the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, both written for two-pianos, Bebbington is joined by the gifted young Romanian-Nigerian pianist Rebeca Omordia.
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) - The Piano Music - Michael Korstick (2017) {CPO Official Digital Download 555 069-2}

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) - The Piano Music - Michael Korstick (2017) {CPO Official Digital Download 555 069-2}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 190 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 CPO | 555 069-2
Classical / Solo Piano

On his latest cpo CD Korstick dedicates himself to the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera with great passion and virtuosity. This CD, released on the hundredth anniversary of Ginastera’s birth comprises of the composer’s complete published piano oeuvre – apart from his Piano Sonata No. 2.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) (Philip Martin) (8CD Box Set) {Hyperion}

Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) (Philip Martin)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 370 mb | RAR | 1881 mb
Classical, PIano | Label: Hyperion - CDS44451/8

With his idiomatic and graceful style, pianist Philip Martin has established himself as the foremost exponent of Gottschalk. Much of his music is by no means easy to play; it requires an impeccable technique matched with Èlan and joie de vivre for its most effective execution. Although not essentially a great composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk had a unique spontaneity and individuality which Martins performances bring vividly to the fore. The composers music was hugely popular during his lifetime and his works display a real melodic charm and a great sense of fun. Each of the eight discs in Martins extensive Gottschalk series has received wide acclaim and left pianophiles eagerly awaiting the next issue.

Claude Debussy: Piano Music (1888-1905)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 23, 2017
Claude Debussy: Piano Music (1888-1905)

Claude Debussy Piano Music 1888-1905 (Dover Music for Piano) by Claude Debussy
1974 | ISBN: 0486227715 | English | 192 pages | EPUB | 161 MB