Shostakovich Piano Music Ashkenazy Decca

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.
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.
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.
Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 72:40 minutes | 574 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt's recordings of French piano music have received the highest critical acclaim. For this release, she turns to Faure, a French composer who is both serious and introspective, with a refinement that has led to him being relatively overlooked by some performers. In Angela Hewitt's hands this music is an utter joy. This album includes the composer's major work in the genre, the Theme et variations, Op 73, along with a selection of Valses-caprices and Nocturnes. It ends with a more radiant piece from Faure's youth, the Ballade pour piano seul, Op 19, dedicated to Saint-Saens.

Kathryn Stott - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Music (1995) 2CD  Music

Posted by SuniR at April 14, 2017
Kathryn Stott - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Music (1995) 2CD

Kathryn Stott - Debussy & Ravel: Piano Music (1995) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 02:18:43 | 330 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Piano | Label: Conifer Classics

Thrust into the international spotlight when she made it to the finals of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 1978 at the tender age of 20, English pianist Kathryn Stott has managed to live up to the expectations placed on her by a grateful motherland. In the years leading up to her Leeds success she worked under Kendall Taylor at the Royal College of Music. During 1980s and 1990s she made her talents available to audiences around the globe, making concerto, recital, and chamber music appearances in Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Debussy & Ravel: Piano Music Wonderfully expressive performance by Kathryn Stott.

Frank Huang - Brahms: Selected Piano Music (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 10, 2017
Frank Huang - Brahms: Selected Piano Music (2017)

Frank Huang - Brahms: Selected Piano Music (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:40 | 169 MB
Label: Centaur Records | Release Year: 2017

Pianist Frank Huang is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The New York Concert Review described him as a “thoughtful and accomplished performer,” and thought his playing was “impressive for its maturity and refinement.” He has gained international recognition for his artistry and technical command. Huang is particularly interested in promoting works that are less frequently performed as well as music of our own time. For this release, however, he reaches into the mind of a master, Johannes Brahms. He performs here four works by Brahms, never faltering in his technical ability or sensitivity to musicality. Particularly notable is his interpretation of Brahms’ Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39.
Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CDs

Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR 320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95053| 02:00:24

A much-admired contemporary, living composer whose popularity among a wide cross-section of music devotees and casual listeners transcends genre barriers. This new double-disc set of the complete piano music encompasses works composed over a 50 year span. Jeroen Van Veen is a preeminent and critically-favored Minimalist advocate and multi-dimensional artist with a noteworthy backlist of Brilliant Classic releases to his credit with more to come. Booklet notes written by Jeroen Van Veen.
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.