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.
Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No.3, Symphony No.5 - RCO, Chailly (1991) {Decca 430 698-2}

Schnittke - Concerto Grosso No.3, Symphony No.5 - RCO, Chailly (1991) {Decca 430 698-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 264 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Decca | 430 698-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto / Symphony

Decca have sportingly given the competition 18 months' free run with Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 4/Symphony No. 5. But fine though the Gothenburg/Jarvi performance is, the new recording surpasses it. In Schnittke's world expressive urge and structural constraint will never unite in total wedded bliss, but in the Fifth Symphony (for short) the thing they produce is certainly bigger than the both of them. I won't rehearse the description I gave in my review of the BIS issue, save to say that it progresses from Stravinskian concerto grosso, through Mantovani-with-a-nervous-breakdown pastiche (based on the teenage Mahler's unfinished Piano Quartet) to full-blown tragic symphony echoing archetypes from Mahler's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.

Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business (2000)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Feb. 13, 2018
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business (2000)

Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business (2000)
PC Game | Developer: Sir-Tech Software / Interplay | 1.1 GB
Languages: English, Russian
Version GOG: 1.01 (17724)
Genre: Strategy - Turn-based - Modern
Tanja Tetzlaff & Gunilla Sussmann - Rautavaara: Works for Cello & Piano (2018)

Tanja Tetzlaff & Gunilla Sussmann - Rautavaara: Works for Cello & Piano (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 270 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 12 | Time: 67:54 min

The passing of Einojuhani Rautavaara in 2016, one of the most performed Finnish composers after Sibelius, left a deep void in the field of Finnish contemporary music. This new album by cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Gunilla Süssmann includes Rautavaara’s rarely heard works written for cello and piano. This album showcases Rautavaara’s skill in writing music for these two instruments and gives an opportunity for discovery. Rautavaara’s creation for cello span several decades and highlight the importance of the instrument for Rautavaara’s oeuvre.

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.

Paul Brady - Unfinished Business (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 2, 2018
Paul Brady - Unfinished Business (2017)

Paul Brady - Unfinished Business (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 266 MB
Label: Proper Record – PRPCD144 | Tracks: 11 | Time: 44:09 min
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Paul Brady releases his first new studio album in seven years Unfinished Business on September 8th via Proper Records. Brady’s 15th solo album and follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed ‘Hooba Dooba’, Unfinished Business features nine new compositions and two traditional folk songs and mirrors the eclecticism of Paul’s long and varied musical journey.
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
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© 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.

Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 20, 2018
Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)

Odeon Trio - Brahms: Complete Piano Trios (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:55:23 | 810 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | Catalog: 10633

The Odeon Trio go for gold. Unlike either the Beaux Arts (Philips) or the Fontenay (Teldec), they use three CDs to include everything by Brahms that could possibly be called a piano trio, not forgetting the Op. 114 and Op. 40 wind trios, whose wind parts can well be rendered by strings. They decide, too, that the original 1853 version of the B major Trio is for them, rather than the revised version of 1889 which is more generally favoured.
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.