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.

Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 18, 2017
Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness [Audiobook]

Perfectly Unfinished: Finding Beauty in the Midst of Brokenness [Audiobook] by Andrea Logan White, Cindy Lambert
English | September 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B0744NNHTN, ISBN: 1536694045 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 9 mins | 196.87 MB
Narrator: Lauren Woodward

Andrea Logan White appeared to be living the American dream, or what many would call a perfect life. However, underneath the happy veneer of the model, actress, and producer was a subtle, caustic voice leading to emptiness and self-destruction. She was being crushed under the weight of her own drive for perfection. Andrea's remarkable (and often tabloid-worthy) journey, which took her from hanging out in the Playboy mansion to finding God at a stoplight on Hollywood Boulevard, is not the whole story.
Schubert - Piano Sonatas, Impromptus - Andras Schiff (2011) {9CD Set Decca 478 3018 rec 1990-1995}

Schubert - Piano Sonatas, Impromptus - Andras Schiff (2011) {9CD Set Decca 478 3018 rec 1990-1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.75 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.47 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 94 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990-95, 2011 Decca Music | 478 3018
Classical / Romantic / Piano

When András Schiff completed the recording of all of Schubert's piano sonatas in the 1990s, Decca released a box set containing all of the individual discs from the series. For this 2011 reissue, Decca goes one step further and includes Schiff's recordings of the Impromptus, the Moments musicaux, and several other shorter works. Schubert's music, along with that of Bach and Mozart, is one of the cornerstones upon which Schiff built his reputation as a thoughtful and intelligent performer. Anyone looking for a complete set of the Schubert sonatas could do much worse than to choose this one by one of the foremost Schubert interpreters of his generation.

Janne Mertanen - Sibelius: Piano Works (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 4, 2017
Janne Mertanen - Sibelius: Piano Works (2015)

Janne Mertanen - Sibelius: Piano Works (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:06:56 | 1,14 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88875161422

It’s fair enough that those with a vested interest in Sibelius’s piano music want to give it more visibility than it has had before. This collection of all the published piano works with opus numbers comes a with a comprehensive booklet note (by Antti Häyrynen); sensibly, this doesn’t make excessive claims regarding what is, with exceptions, a mediocre area of Sibelius’s output.

CHESS • A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano) by GM Ivan Saric (2017)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chesskom at Nov. 23, 2017
CHESS • A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano) by GM Ivan Saric (2017)

GM Ivan Saric • A new look at the Italian (Giuoco Piano)
Chess24 | 2017 | English | PDF, 23 pages | 372.05 KB

One of the oldest chess openings, the Italian game (also known as the Giuoco Piano) still has relevance today. The Italian has seen a resurgence in the last couple of years due to the influence of defences to the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) such as the Berlin and the Marshall and GM Saric believes every serious 1.e4 player should have both 3.Bb5 and 3.Bc4 in their repertoire. With many 1…e5 players expecting 3.Bb5, the Italian can be a great surprise weapon, especially when you are well prepared.
La Petite Symphonie & Daniel Isoir - Mozart: Piano Quartets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

La Petite Symphonie & Daniel Isoir - Mozart: Piano Quartets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:12 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Mozart’s piano quartets, which are rarely performed or recorded - and still less frequently using period instruments -, are a satisfying fusion of the concerto and the quartet, a perfect balance between the fortepiano and the strings, which variously combine or alternate throughout the piece. The roundness of tone of Daniel Isoir’s fortepiano enriches this permanent dialogue, but the pleasure we derive from listening to the disc is also thanks to the extraordinary bond between the musicians of La Petite Symphonie.

Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 23, 2017
Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir

Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir by Reynolds Price
English | May 15th, 2012 | ASIN: B005GG0KHQ, ISBN: 1439183538, 143918349X | 178 Pages | EPUB | 12.63 MB

The fourth and final memoir from Reynolds Price, “one of the most important voices in modern southern fiction” (The New York Times), who died in January 2011.
Bertrand Chamayou - Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bertrand Chamayou - Ravel: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 136:44 minutes | 2.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his second release on Erato, Bertrand Chamayou is dedicating two CDs to the complete solo piano music of Ravel. “My style of playing and the way I imagine sound can be largely attributed to Ravel,” says Chamayou. “Recording his music is not just a return to my roots, but also a natural stage in my development.”
Daniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English CO - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 242, 365, 466 (1990) Reissue 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat, K. 365;
Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K. 242; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Sir Georg Solti, piano & conducted; English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, piano; András Schiff, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451 | Time: 01:18:16

Involving, as it does, three master musicians and a fine chamber orchestra this was never likely to be be other than rewarding. It may not correspond with the ways of playing Mozart at the beginning of the twenty-first century which are fashionable at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but it has virtues – such as high intelligence, sympathy, certainty of purpose, grace, alertness of interplay – which transcend questions of performance practice. Looking at the names of the pianists above, we might be surprised by the presence of Sir Georg Solti, so used are we to thinking of him as a conductor. But the young Solti appeared in public as a pianist from the age of twelve and went on to study piano in Budapest, with Dohnányi and Bartok.
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.