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Shai Wosner - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D840 & D850; 6 German Dances D820; Hungarian Melody D817 (2011)

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Shai Wosner - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D840 & D850; 6 German Dances D820; Hungarian Melody D817 (2011)

Shai Wosner - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D840 & D850;
6 German Dances D820; Hungarian Melody D817 (2011)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX 4073 | Time: 01:16:24

With this recital Shai Wosner declares himself a Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character. Entirely modern in style (tonally lean and sharply focused, never given to easy or sentimental options), he relishes every twist and turn in the so-called Reliquie Sonata, with its quasi-orchestral, defiantly unpianistic first movement and its astonishing second movement modulations (Alkan himself never wrote anything more boldly experimental). Unlike Richter in his monolithic recording, Wosner opts for the two completed movements rather than allowing the music to evaporate into thin air, displaying throughout a finely concentrated sense of music that achieves its vision and depth through extreme austerity.

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

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Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 75:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68320 | Recorded: 2019

If, as Liszt himself dubbed it, Hexaméron is ‘a monster’, it’s a monster which certainly holds no terrors for Marc-André Hamelin, and the encounter between them makes for some thrilling pianism. The remainder of the recital—high-octane transformations of nineteenth-century operatic favourites—is every bit as electrifying, from a musician who never ceases to astonish whatever the repertoire.

Selten Gehörte Musik - Tote Rennen - Lieder (1977/2017)

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Selten Gehörte Musik - Tote Rennen - Lieder (1977/2017)

Selten Gehörte Musik - Tote Rennen - Lieder (1977/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 152 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:32:05
Avant-Garde, Piano, Spoken Word | Label: Tochnit Aleph

Fifth part in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series. Recorded by Dieter Roth and Oswald Wiener at Mosfellssveit, Iceland, May 28 - 30, 1976.

Mikael Ayrapetyan, Yulia Ayrapetyan - Spendiarov: Complete Piano Works & Chamber Works with Piano (2021)

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Mikael Ayrapetyan, Yulia Ayrapetyan - Spendiarov: Complete Piano Works & Chamber Works with Piano (2021)

Mikael Ayrapetyan, Yulia Ayrapetyan - Spendiarov: Complete Piano Works & Chamber Works with Piano (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:11:43 | 499 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Grand Piano

Alexander Spendiarov (1871-1928) was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov and a close friend of Glazunov who wrote that he was a ‘musician with an impeccable, widely versatile technique’. Spendiarov’s music combines Russian and Armenian elements and is saturated in folkloric influence - and he vitally enriched the expressive range of Armenian music as a composer, pedagogue and champion of his contemporaries. His piano works, both for solo instrument and for chamber forces, show the range of his gifts, not least his romances and lullabies, and range across his entire compositional life. Spendiarov’s songs, heard here in piano transcriptions by Villy Sargsyan, perfectly preserve the unique timbres and textures of these works.

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Schubert: Die späten Klaviersonaten (1987)

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Maurizio Pollini - Franz Schubert: Die späten Klaviersonaten (1987)

Maurizio Pollini - Franz Schubert: Die späten Klaviersonaten (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 404 Mb | Total time: 70:31+71:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 419 229-2 | Recorded: 1983, 1985, 1987

Maurizio Pollini records Schubert's three great last sonatas, all written in the year of his untimely death, with a delicate and lyrical touch.

Nikita Magaloff - Piano Recital (Mendelssohn, Mozart, Liszt, Skrjabin, Chopin, Glinka) (1994) (Remastered)

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Nikita Magaloff - Piano Recital (Mendelssohn, Mozart, Liszt, Skrjabin, Chopin, Glinka) (1994) (Remastered)

Nikita Magaloff - Piano Recital (Mendelssohn, Mozart, Liszt, Skrjabin, Chopin, Glinka) (1994) (Remastered)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 246 mb | Covers | 1:14:44 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 173 mb
Classical | Label: Ermitage / ERM 415-2

Nikita Magaloff is known, among other things, for his complete Chopin recordings. This programme, recorded some eighteen months before his death, shows his very mature pianism.

Daniel Barenboim - Frédéric Chopin: Preludes and other piano works (2003)

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Daniel Barenboim - Frédéric Chopin: Preludes and other piano works (2003)

Daniel Barenboim - Frédéric Chopin: Preludes and other piano works (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 74:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 85443 2 | Recorded: 1974, 76

When the name Chopin is mentioned, what often comes to mind first are his Nocturnes and their dreamy qualities. Chopin, of course, wrote much more than that, and some of it is quite dramatic and intense. However, Daniel Barenboim seems to have missed getting that memo before recording Chopin's Preludes and the other works on this album. There is both drama and intensity in at least a few of the Preludes, often overdone, but not here. Those marked agitato, Nos. 1, 8, and 22, are placidly performed, with little impetus to them, while the "Polish Dance," No. 7, has no strength in it. No. 12 in G sharp minor has a little more energy, and No. 16 has a little more forcefulness, both coming closer than the other Preludes to living up to their potential.

Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha - Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)

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Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha - Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)

Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)
Elizabeth Dolin, cello; Bernadene Blaha, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3166 | Time: 01:03:14

Mendelssohn's complete works for cello and piano fit on a single CD with room to spare, and your collection should have room to spare for the terrific performances contained on this disc. Cellist Elizabeth Dolin and pianist Bernadene Blaha emphasize the composer's classicism and elegance, in contrast to the somewhat wilder spin with which cellist Mark Shuman and pianist Todd Crow suffuse these works. But whereas the latter ASV release is resonant to a fault, Analekta's engineering conveys a more intimate and equally warm ambience that falls kindly on the ears. Dolin and Blaha are never less than equal partners, which is important considering that Mendelssohn treats both instruments as such. (Classics Today 10/10)

Georges Cziffra - Frédéric Chopin: Waltzes, Impromptus (2002)

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Georges Cziffra - Frédéric Chopin: Waltzes, Impromptus (2002)

Georges Cziffra - Frédéric Chopin: Waltzes, Impromptus (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 79:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 74975 2 | Recorded: 1974, 77, 78

Back in the fifties my music master took me to the Royal Festival Hall to hear Georges Cziffra. This momentous occasion was as much a political event as a musical one. Having recently breached the 'iron curtain' in a dramatic escape to the West from his native Hungary (where he had recently been imprisoned) in the aftermath of the 1956 revolution, the press had hyped him up into a newly discovered world class virtuoso cum freedom fighter. He fell into the role with much aplomb.

Krystian Zimerman - Debussy: Preludes (1994)

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Krystian Zimerman - Debussy: Preludes (1994)

Krystian Zimerman - Debussy: Preludes (1994)

EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 84:04 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4357732

This award winning set from 1991 will not be to everyone's tastes. The recording and the playing are perfectly suited to each other being exceptionally clear and precise and with wide dynamic range. The playing on this pair of discs is, as mentioned above, exceptionally clear and precise and came as quite shock to me when I bought it some 20 years ago. Everything is laid out for inspection without the slightest hint of softness or textural shading. It is like going into a room with all the main lights on rather than finding the room lit by numerous lamps on tables and other furniture. There are no subtleties of nuance attempted in the normal way allowing for shadows and half-lights metaphorically.

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set, Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Emil Gilels - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (1996) 9 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 6360 | 10:55:34

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly – very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and – horror vacui – the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year.

Chilly Gonzales - A Very Chilly Christmas (2020)

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Chilly Gonzales - A Very Chilly Christmas (2020)

Chilly Gonzales - A Very Chilly Christmas (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 148 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:36:07
Piano, Xmas | Label: Gentle Threat

A Very Chilly Christmas, featuring Feist and Jarvis Cocker. Composer, showman in slippers and a bathrobe, he has a deep dedication to his craft: he’s an Entertainer. His humble service to this calling lends a certain inevitability to this announcement: Chilly Gonzales has made a Christmas album.

Garrick Ohlsson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Variations for Solo Piano (2010) 2CDs

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Garrick Ohlsson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Variations for Solo Piano (2010) 2CDs

Garrick Ohlsson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Variations for Solo Piano (2010) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 248 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67777 | Time: 01:47:19

These strong, stylish, intelligently mapped-out, and excellently engineered interpretations of Brahms' complete solo-piano variation sets find pianist Garrick Ohlsson on peak technical and musical form. The impetuous fervor and tempo extremes that characterized his 1977 EMI release of the Handel and Paganini variation sets have given way to steadier, better integrated tempos and an altogether stronger linear awareness that yields greater textural diversity and color without sacrificing power and mass. What is more, ear-catching rubatos, voicings, and articulations are borne out of what's in the score.

See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)

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See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)

See Siang Wong - Fantasia (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:01:01 | 202 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RCA Red Seal

Als «feinsinnigen Klangmaler» bezeichnete die Neue Zürcher Zeitung den Schweizer Pianisten See Siang Wong. Für das Beethoven-Jubiläumsjahr präsentiert dieser ein interessantes Album mit meist weniger bekannten Werken von Beethoven: die Klaviersonate Nr. 13 Es-Dur "Quasi una fantasia", die Fantasie g-Moll op. 77, beide für Klavier solo. Daneben steht die Fantasie c-Moll für Klavier, Chor und Orchester op. 80, die er mit dem Wiener Singverein und dem ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien unter der Leitung von Leo Hussain eingespielt hat. Beethoven gestaltet bei seinen Fantasie-Sonaten die Form frei und verzichtet auf den konventionellen Sonatenaufbau. Die einzelnen Sätze sind ineinander verschachtelt und folgen ohne Unterbrechung aufeinander. Die Sätze stehen in einem fantasieartigen Einklang und sind eine Vorahnung auf spätere Klaviersonaten, die nicht mehr aus einzelnen Sätzen bestehen, sondern ein einheitliches Gebilde formen.

Joël Marosi & Esther Walker - Felix Mendelssohn & Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2020)

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Joël Marosi & Esther Walker - Felix Mendelssohn & Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2020)

Joël Marosi & Esther Walker - Felix Mendelssohn & Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:21:09 | 316 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: First Hand Records

This programme reflects all of the four musical Mendelssohn siblings except Rebecka, who tends to be left out. ‘My older brother and sister stole my reputation as an artist,’ she said sadly. ‘In any other family I would have been highly regarded as a musician and perhaps been leader of a group. Next to Felix and Fanny, I could not aspire to any recognition.’ The youngest, Paul, the only one born in Berlin after the family moved from Hamburg, contented himself with following his father and uncle into banking; but he was an excellent amateur cellist, and it is to his prowess as a private performer that we owe almost everything on this album.