Shostakovich Piano Music

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.

Jordi Masó - Turina: Piano Music, Vol. 13 (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 17, 2018
Jordi Masó - Turina: Piano Music, Vol. 13 (2018)

Jordi Masó - Turina: Piano Music, Vol. 13 (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:02:02 | 145 MB
Label: Naxos

One of the most ambitious and complex works in Spanish piano repertoire, the picturesque Sanlucar de Barrameda is one of Turina’s true masterpieces, the composer describing it as ‘my homage to this wonderful city of silver… where the salt spray of the ocean is mixed with the aroma of manzanilla.’ The varied pieces that form Trilogia include a grief-stricken dedication to the memory of his daughter and an entertainingly humorous finale filled with quotes from other works. This final volume in the Naxos edition of Turina’s complete piano works concludes with the tantalizingly unfinished Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary.

Stephen Hough - Debussy: Piano Music (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2018
Stephen Hough - Debussy: Piano Music (2018)

Stephen Hough - Debussy: Piano Music (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 200 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 17 | Time: 69:18 min

Any new recording from Stephen Hough is a keenly awaited musical event. Here his customary scintillating technique and imaginative intelligence (The Guardian) are deployed in the service of an all-Debussy recital which sets the bar high at this, the start of the composers centenary year.
Stephen Hough - Debussy: Piano Music (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephen Hough - Debussy: Piano Music (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:18 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Any new recording from Stephen Hough is a keenly awaited musical event. Here his customary scintillating technique and imaginative intelligence (The Guardian) are deployed in the service of an all-Debussy recital which sets the bar high at this, the start of the composers centenary year.

More Of... All The Tunes You've Ever Wanted To Play (All the Tunes Piano Music)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Dec. 17, 2017
More Of... All The Tunes You've Ever Wanted To Play (All the Tunes Piano Music)

More Of… All The Tunes You've Ever Wanted To Play (All the Tunes Piano Music) by Omnibus Press
English | 14 Jun. 2003 | ASIN: B00K58KU4I | 300 Pages | AZW3 | 30.47 MB
All the Tunes You've Ever Wanted to Play: All-time Piano Classics : Easy-to-play Arrangements (All the Tunes Piano Music)

All the Tunes You've Ever Wanted to Play: All-time Piano Classics : Easy-to-play Arrangements (All the Tunes Piano Music) by Carol Barratt
English | 1 Aug. 1999 | ASIN: B00KLGJ0D6 | 304 Pages | AZW3 | 37.36 MB

Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 13, 2017
Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)

Lorenda Ramou - Dragatakis: Complete Solo Piano Music (2008)
Classical, Modern | 1:08:37 | WEB FLAC (tracks)+Booklet | 203 MB
Label: Naxos

Dimitris Dragatakis’s compositions combine elements of the musical traditions of Epirus in the north-west of Greece with the contemporary music of his age. This first recording of Dragatakis’s complete solo piano music eloquently reveals the varied stages of the composer’s career, from the first undated works to his final compositions, presenting us with a satisfyingly complete image of this most distinguished Greek composer.

Miguel Ángel R. Laiz - Albéniz Piano Music, Vol. 8 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 7, 2017
Miguel Ángel R. Laiz - Albéniz Piano Music, Vol. 8 (2017)

Miguel Ángel R. Laiz - Albéniz Piano Music, Vol. 8 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 196 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Time: 67:57 min

The eighth volume in this acclaimed series of Isaac Albéniz’s complete solo piano works features a wide range of pieces from his early period. These charming works show a development from 19th-century salon style towards the assimilation of Spanish folk music, including rare jewels such as the relatively unknown Minuet in G minor, and the Mallorca barcarole with its use of novel rhythmic material. The programme concludes with the virtuoso Spanish Rhapsody in its less well-known solo piano version.
Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014) [Repost]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:54
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Soundtracks | Label: Decca | # 478 6421 DH

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks. This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano. Acclaimed for his music’s innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism’ for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience. The disc is packed full with 77mins of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.