Unfinished Piano

Robert Plane, Gould Piano Trio - York Bowen - Phantasy Quintet; Piano Trios; Clarinet Sonata (2014)

Robert Plane, Gould Piano Trio - York Bowen - Phantasy Quintet; Piano Trios; Clarinet Sonata (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10805

Chandos continues to champion the works of York Bowen, this time turning to the chamber works of this great composer who, after years of neglect, is finding ever growing audiences. The works are performed by the Gould Piano Trio, one of the finest ensembles of their kind, which is joined by the clarinettist Robert Plane, violinist Mia Cooper, and violist David Adams. The Piano Trio in E minor is arguably Bowen’s masterpiece of chamber music and one of the finest such works by a British composer. It features a natural fluency and melodic expression that are hallmarks of Bowen’s output. The Phantasy Quintet is a fascinating work for the virtually unique combination of bass clarinet and string quartet. Flowing seamlessly, the music masterfully integrates the bass clarinet into the texture. Also included is the first movement from the unfinished early Piano Trio in D minor, edited for this premiere recording by the Gould Piano Trio. Its structure is simpler and less organic than the later works but it is an intriguing piece and clearly the work of a gifted creative figure. The Rhapsody Trio in A minor and Clarinet Sonata in F minor complete the disc.
Schubert - The Edition 1: Orchestral; Chamber; Piano [Limited Edition 39 CD Box Set] (2016)

Schubert - The Edition 1: Orchestral; Chamber; Piano [Limited Edition 39 CD Box Set] (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,88 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Deutsche Grammophon proudly presents the most authoritative Schubert project ever made, featuring all the masterpieces in timeless recordings plus many rare gems that manifest Schuberts genius.
This first edition comprehensively covers Schuberts vast orchestral, chamber and piano output, containing all the masterworks in definitive recordings by legendary artists: Abbado (symphonies), Kempff (piano sonatas), Melos Quartett (string quartets & string quintet the latter with Rostropovich), Pires (piano works), Gidon Kremer (violin works) Beaux Arts Trio (trios).
Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Tatyana Lazareva, piano) (2003)

Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Tatyana Lazareva, piano) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10045 | Time: 01:07:43

Captured in the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatory where much of Prokofiev's work was first heard, it's surprising to find so many aspects of the composer's style represented, from the Romanticism of the early Ballade through the spiky dissonances of Chout to the elegiac, unfinished Solo Sonata. Aided by characterful piano-playing by Tatyana Lazareva, Ivashkin's recital compares most favourably with his similar programme on Ode for which he was accompanied by a more reticent pianist; although the earlier disc includes the Concertino movement in the guise of Rostropovich's cello quintet arrangement, the absence of the Chout transmogrification makes the Chandos collection appear better value.

Unfinished Piece For The Player Piano (1977)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Oct. 27, 2014
Unfinished Piece For The Player Piano (1977)

Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино / Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino (1977)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL, 4:3 (720x576) VBR | 01:37:12 | 8.04 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: Russian, English, French, German, Dutch,
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew
Genre: Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama

A dacha is a summer home for Russians, away from the hurly-burly of the city, and can be as primitive as a cabin or as elaborate as a palace. A much-favored place for gatherings of intellectuals, dachas are a favored literary setting. In this film, adapted by Nikita Mikhailkov from Anton Chekhov's first play and some of his other works, the schoolteacher Platonov (Alexander Kalyagin) has come with his wife to spend a summer weekend at a friend's dacha. Among the other guests there, he meets his former lady-love Sophia (Elena Solovei), who is now married to another. Even though he thought he had recovered from his disappointed affection for her, he finds that this is not so for at least two reasons. First, she only recently got married; secondly, she is married to an idiot. Nostalgia spurs them to investigate their affection for one another, but eventually, as they remember their stations in life, their old love does not seem so important.
Jimmy Smith - Sit On It + Unfinished Business (2012) {Soul Brother Records}

Jimmy Smith - Sit On It + Unfinished Business (2012) {Soul Brother Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 502 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Soul Brother Records / Passion Music | CD SBPJ 44
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3 Organ

Great late 70s work from Jimmy Smith – two albums back to back on a single CD! One of our favorite later albums from organist Jimmy Smith – and a set that cooks heavily in a wicked blend of jazz, funk, and soul! The style's a bit like the groove that Johnny Hammond hit during his Gears period – arranged by Eugene McDaniels and Alan Silvestri, with an approach that's somewhere between Larry Mizell and Skip Scarborough – tight grooves, bits of vocals, yet plenty of room for Smith's keyboard solos to take off over the top! Players include Herbie Hancock on piano, Alan Silvestri on guitar, and Lenny White on drums – but the main star is Jimmy – who's grooving massively over the top of the album, with soaring solos that are some of his best work from the late 70s.
Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino / An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)

Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino / An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
DVDRip | AVI/Xvid ~1557 kbps avg | 1Hr 37Mins | 29.970 fps | 512x384 | 1.37 GB
Audio: Russian | AC3 6 Ch 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law of one of the widow's admirers: a few years before, they had been idealistic lovers and now she can't believe he has settled for a dim wife and a job as a teacher. Amidst parlor games and idle talk of women's rights and peasants' capabilities, Sofia and Misha rekindle their love. Will they flaunt convention, abandon families, and run away to pursue lost dreams? Rescue comes from an unexpected place.

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Aug. 5, 2017
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz
English | July 25, 2017 | ISBN: 0062467778 | EPUB | 352 pages | 0.7 MB

Yevgeny Yontov - Schubert: Piano Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 16, 2017
Yevgeny Yontov - Schubert: Piano Variations (2017)

Yevgeny Yontov - Schubert: Piano Variations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:03 min | 173 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

Franz Schubert's life was centered around a variety of close friendships. The theme for the Variations, D576 comes from a string quartet by Anselm Hu¨ ttenbrenner, the colleague and friend to whom Schubert sent his Unfinished Symphony and among whose papers the Graz Fantasy, which explores a variety of keys and moods, was found in 1962. In 1821 Anton Diabelli invited 50 Austrian composers to write variations on his waltz theme, and Schubert was swift in submitting his minor key reply. The recording is completed with the early Variations, D156, dedicated to Salieri, and several relatively unknown yet beautiful fragments.
Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47 (2017)

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:05 min | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

He is "one of those rarities, a natural conductor", exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawa's Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestra's Ravinia Festival. "His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores… detailed and intimate." Another Chicago critic concurred: "His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance."
Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artworks included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10878 | Time: 01:07:13

Barry Douglas’s decision in his Brahms series to mix and match pieces intuitively, rather than employing a strict sequence of genre or chronology, has given this series a pleasing personal slant, and Vol. 5 is no exception. Building the programme around three very different sets of variations, Douglas intersperses the more substantial works with palate-cleansing intermezzos, two little-known early Sarabandes – apparent fugitives from an unfinished Baroque-inspired suite or two – and one of Brahms’s not-so-jokey scherzos, the rugged Op. 4. Indeed, if you like your Brahms super-rugged, this CD will not disappoint. Douglas’s powerful tone and serious demeanour captures the composer’s uncompromising side; yet there’s a sense of flow that makes the intermezzos generous and warm without veering towards the emotionally indulgent. The Variations on a Hungarian Song and the Hungarian Dances are served on the bone with sour cream aplenty.