Shostakovich Piano Music

Benita Meshulam - Xavier Montsalvatge: Piano Music (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Benita Meshulam - Xavier Montsalvatge: Piano Music (1998)
EAC | Tracks | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1022 | 01:04:38

Cool yet sensuous, aristocratic yet playful, the piano music of Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge, now in his late 90s, is a constant delight. Whether playing with Spanish motifs, as in the sexy habaneras sketch and the second of the Three Divertimentos, or with French-perfumed Impressionism, as in the pieces for left hand, Montsalvatge demonstrates a gift for elegant melody and delicate piano sonority. Especially ingratiating are the children's pieces, the Sonatine and Noah's Ark set, exquisite miniatures that are playful but sophisticated. Benita Meshulam, a champion of this music, makes a seductive case for it, as does the crystalline recording.
The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)

The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:35 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 8342

Both these couplings are extremely fine, but taken together they add up to even more than the sum of their parts. The point of coupling Shostakovich’s first and last string quartets is obvious, and the contrast between what the composer himself called his “Springtime Quartet” and the unprecedented sequence of six slow movements written months before his death could not be more poignant.
Ilya Gringolts, Daniel Haefliger & Gilles Vonsattel - Shostakovich: Piano Trios Op. 8, Op. 67 & Violin Sonata, Op. 134 (2017)

Ilya Gringolts, Daniel Haefliger & Gilles Vonsattel - Shostakovich: Piano Trios Op. 8, Op. 67 & Violin Sonata, Op. 134 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 280 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 08 | Time: 68:03 min

This music draws incredible strength from the violent intersection of an overpowering will to live and the inevitability of death. First comes hope, tenderness, magical and miraculous flights. Followed by sarcasm, irony, revolt. And finally nostalgia, sluggishness, despair, and the hopeless aspect of an opaque hereafter with no return. As Shostakovich himself said, « If you play my music well, flies should drop dead. » The despair that grows ceaselessly throughout his work can become unbearable – it must be experienced in concert.
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.
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.

Mariusz Ciołko - Maciejewski: Piano Music (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 9, 2018
Mariusz Ciołko - Maciejewski: Piano Music (2018)

Mariusz Ciołko - Maciejewski: Piano Music (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 139 MB
Label: DUX | Tracks: 13 | Time: 41:20 min

Roman Maciejewski is one of the most interesting creative personalities of the Polish musical life of the 20th century and possibly the most underrated due to both the composer’s independent character and political reasons. As far as the style is concerned, Maciejewski’s piano pieces show convergence with Neoclassicism, with addition of Romanticism, typical of Polish composers, as well as with elements of impressionist experiments with colours. His perfect compositional technique is visible both in polyphony and in masterful application of variational and development techniques.
Lynn Raley - Maëlstrom: Contemporary American Piano Music (2018)

Lynn Raley - Maëlstrom: Contemporary American Piano Music (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:24 | 125 Mb
Classical | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited, Nimbus Alliance

Four American composers, all pianists, all prizewinners at the height of their powers. It is not surprising that the works collected here are idiomatic to the instrument and gratify ing to play. Augusta Read Thomas explores the piano’s natural resonance and beauty. Wayne Peterson’s expressive, sweeping virtuosic lines reflect his past as a jazz pianist. Charles Wuorinen’s bracing rhythms leap across the instrument in a modernist romp that echoes the wit and humor of his opera. Eric Moe’s Afro-bebop encore rounds out the program.
Layla Ramezan - Layla Ramezan Plays 100 Years of Iranian Piano Music, Vol. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Layla Ramezan - Layla Ramezan Plays 100 Years of Iranian Piano Music, Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:13 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Over the years, Layla Ramezan has been in touch with Iranian composers all over the world, such as Hormoz Farhat, Behzad Ranjbaran, Alireza Mashaekhi, Ahmad Pejman, Nader Mashayekhi, Iradj Sahbaï, Fozié Majd and Reza Vali. As pianist of the Matka contemporary ensemble, she has been the instigator of several projects of inter-cultural musical contact with Iran: in 2013, she organised a four-month residency at the Maison Baron in Geneva for Karen Keyhani, following the Matka ensemble's commission of a work by this young Iranian composer.

Wolf Harden - Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 14, 2018
Wolf Harden - Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)

Wolf Harden - Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:13 | 170 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Busoni embodied an essentially recreative approach to the music of the past. His Bach transcriptions reveal an absolute command of intricate polyphony and a limpid clarity. Mozart stood as an aesthetic and technical exemplar while Cramer’s little-known Etudes are adapted for modern piano technique. Busoni preserved the Lutheran austerity of Brahms’s Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op. 122 whereas in the Mephisto Waltz No. 1 he augments Liszt’s heady writing with a super-virtuosity of his own. Wolf Harden I one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He has enjoyed great success in the Trio Fontenay, an ensemble that he founded in 1980 and with which he has toured to all the world’s major music centres. Harden devotes himself not only to chamber music but, with the same success, to the solo piano repertoire.

The Art of French Piano Music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at March 11, 2018
The Art of French Piano Music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier

Roy Howat, "The Art of French Piano Music: Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, Chabrier"
English | ISBN: 0300145470, 0300213050 | 2009 | 416 pages | EPUB | 14 MB