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Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

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Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Klaviersonate, Op. 111; Schumann: Symphonische Etüden; Toccata Op. 7 (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 64:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 410 520-2 | Recorded: 1982

What matters is not what he can do, for this is only the beginning. What matters is how many ideas occur to him and how much he can demand of the music and of himself. In short, he is an artist who must be taken seriously, a hugely talented pianist who radiates an extraordinary fascination. In a word, he is exciting.

Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)

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Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)

Harald Hoeren - Johann Christian Bach: Piano Sonatas, Op.17 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 78:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 788-2 | Recorded: 2000

Johann Christian Bach's op 17 sonata's were written considerably later than the op 5 and therefore display a more mature style. The op 5 published for harpdichord or fortepiano were keen to dazilingly exploit the possibilities of the the new piano, the op 17 were written when the piano was more comfortably established (Broadwood was now producing pianos almost exclusively the last harpsichord being produced in 1783), and therefore do not strive to employ such fantastic devices such as extreme contrasts of dynamics and orchestral effects as their predecessors.

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs

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Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs

Marc-André Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68029 | Time: 02:34:32

Even though Marc-André Hamelin is world-renowned for his astonishing virtuosity and a massive repertoire of the most demanding piano works, including those of Scriabin, Godowsky, and Sorabji, he has startled many with his sudden turn toward the placid domain of Classical music. First came his critically acclaimed recordings of Franz Joseph Haydn's keyboard sonatas, which were surprise best-sellers for Hyperion, and here he offers a double-CD of the piano sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a handful of short pieces to round out the discs. Since Hamelin's fine reputation precedes him, suffice it to say that these are among the most meticulously played and wittily interpreted renditions of these pieces ever recorded. Even though Mozart's sonatas are tamer than the showpieces of pianistic derring-do normally associated with Hamelin, they are endlessly fascinating for their skillfully crafted details, subtle phrases, and elegant expressions. Since the issue isn't how Hamelin manages all the notes, but instead how he shapes them into such entertaining and moving performances, there is much food for thought in this album, and anyone who attentively follows his playing will find a deeper appreciation of Mozart. Highly recommended.

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

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George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky: Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 68:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029581294 | Recorded: 2016

This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

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Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, Sonata, Opp. 55-58 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 180 Mb | Total time: 53:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 6475 | Recorded: 2018

Maurizio Pollini, "the pre-eminent Chopinist of his generation" (Fanfare), continues his revelatory and chronological re-exploration of the Polish master's late works. This album contains the pianist's latest thoughts on Opp. 55-58 (1843/4), including the B minor Sonata and Berceuse.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

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Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 83:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19075841202 | Recorded: 2018

Khatia Buniatishvili’s first Schubert recording includes Schubert’s great last Piano Sonata (D 960), the 4 popular Impromptus and Ständchen (arr.by Liszt). Khatia will be performing the repertoire on a worldwide tour, including London’s Barbican on 1st April. Khatia is one of the today’s leading classical pianists, having performed at the most prestigious venues and events including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms at the London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall and Salzburg Festival.

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)

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Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 42:48+41:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 2672912 | Recorded: 2008

Since his first release for Virgin Classics, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in 2000, Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski’s has produced a catalogue which ranges from Bach and Mozart, through more Beethoven to Chopin, Szymanowski and Webern, and which includes several prizewinning recordings.

Danny Driver, BBC Scottish SO, Rebecca Miller - Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)

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Danny Driver, BBC Scottish SO, Rebecca Miller - Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)

Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)
The Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Volume 70
Danny Driver, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Miller, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68130 | Time: 01:09:31

Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches its 70th album with this program of three concertos by women. The ongoing success of the series suggests that audiences are ready and waiting for wider repertoire, and pianist Danny Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Rebecca Miller deliver a real find here. The Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 45, of American composer Amy Beach has been performed and recorded, but it's been in search of a recording that captures the autobiographical quality of the work, well sketched out in the booklet notes by Nigel Simeone. Essentially, Beach faced creative repression from her religious mother and to a lesser extent from her husband, who allowed her to compose, but only rarely to perform. These experiences, it may be said, poured out in this towering Brahmsian, four-movement piano concerto, which sets up an unusual quality of struggle between soloists and orchestra. It's this dynamic that's so well captured by Driver and Miller (who happen to be married to each other). Sample the opening movement, which has lacked this quality in earlier performances.

Evgeni Koroliov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (1999)

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Evgeni Koroliov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (1999)

Evgeni Koroliov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 84:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | CD 92.112 | Recorded: 1999

Evgeny Koroliovʼs Golberg variations have become a cult recording. Seldom has this monumental piece sounded so purely musical, with such natural rhetorics, in fact simply so beautiful as in his hands. This recording was showered with international prizes, such as Diapason dʼor and others. György Ligeti chose Koroliovʼs Bach as his desert island disc : “forsaken and dying of thirst, I would listen to it up ʻtil my last breath”. Koroliov was born in Russia in 1949, his teachers were Maria Yudina, Heinrich Neuhaus and Lev Oborin. He soon settled in Hamburg/Germany, from where he developed his international career as a soloist and much-in-demand teacher.

Tatiana Nikolayeva - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 (1991)

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Tatiana Nikolayeva - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 (1991)

Tatiana Nikolayeva - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 165:53 | 567 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66441/3

These preludes and fugures by Shostakovich are not the easiest in the world for interpretation. Think a Slavic Bach. It is unfair to call these works "modern" and it's not just because they are with the confines of a Medieval form. But sometimes the listener will catch something that is reminiscent of 20th centyury Soviet music. These works are miniatures - a form totally at odds with the usual way we consider the composer. Tatiana Nikolayeva is simply brilliant in her interpretation - the clarity is startling. It may take a while but this is a recording that appreciates the more it is heard.

Eldar Nebolsin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1996)

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Eldar Nebolsin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1996)

Eldar Nebolsin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise; Variations on 'La ci darem la mano' (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 67:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 448 138-2 | Recorded: 1994

Described by the Gramophone Magazine as ‘virtuoso of power and poetry’, Eldar Nebolsin is considered one of the most versatile and interesting musicians of his generation.

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 362 MB | 47:58
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

These Beethoven performances were recorded in 1960 during Sviatoslav Richter’s first tour of the United States, and they sound marginally fuller and more vivid here than in RCA’s deleted Papillon series transfers. The C major concerto has a lot to recommend it. Richter’s Olympian command and control of the keyboard, tonal solidity, and emotional reserve remind me of the Michelangeli/Giulini and Pollini/Jochum versions from nearly two decades later. Charles Munch’s robust and powerfully projected accompaniment proves how underrated this conductor was (and still is) in the central German repertoire, although Szell’s sharper accents and astringent textures better suit the music’s witty subtext.

France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)

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France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)

France Springuel, Jan Vermeulen - Beethoven: Complete Works for Fortepiano and Cello (2013)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 693 Mb | Total time: 52:44+61:19+49:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera | KTC 1496 | Recorded: 2012

Een driedubbele cd met het integrale werk voor cello en pianoforte van Ludwig Van Beethoven, dat is het resultaat van de intense muzikale samenwerking van celliste France Springuel en pianist Jan Vermeulen. De twee begonnen drie jaar geleden samen te musiceren en de muzikale klik die beiden toen voelden, deed hen besluiten om het repertoire voor cello en piano aan te pakken. Eerst waren er twee Schubertcd's, dan volgde Schumann, en nu is er dus Beethoven. De sonate voor cello en piano is in feite een uitvinding van Beethoven zelf.

Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)

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Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)

Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 688 MB | 02:26:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This Deutsche Grammophon compilation is an excellent celebration of the talents of the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In keeping with his own approach, the choice of music demonstrates that there is much more to piano virtuosity than the ability to play fast and loud. He could do this, of course, but here we also experience his phenomenal control over the `colour' of each note (the Bach D minor prelude) his poise (the Debussy Estampes) and his intellectual grasp of structure (the Chopin F minor Ballade which also superbly demonstrates his ability to make the piano roar, whisper or sing).

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 196 MB | 43:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Stradivarius

Sviatoslav Richter is an all-around performer who has tackled musical repertoire from Bach to Webern, but has not been a performer identified with the Viennese classical composers. Yet Richter’s Beethoven repertoire is enormous, and he has performed nine concertos and nine sonatas by Mozart as well as various works of lesser proportions and many violin sonatas. At the present time it is easier to see the Beethoven-Richter relationship relatively clearly. We do not know if Richter took into account the fact that Beethoven had been an avid reader of Homer, but this performance of the Hammerklavier is, without any doubt, epic.