3 Gymnopedies & Other Piano Works

Pascal Roge - Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & Other Piano Works (1984) Reissue 2006

Pascal Roge - Erik Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & Other Piano Works (1984) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 7527 | | Time: 01:00:43

The lingering despair of Satie's gnossienes and gymnopedies are among the most affected compositions from the last century, and Roge transmits this fragility such that one becomes cautious of other Satie interpreters after experiencing his delicate phrasing. In addition to the artistic quality of Roge's pianism, this disc is a very comprehensive survey of Satie's piano works, although it neglects the gorgeous nocturnes that can be found on a recording by Roge unfortunately titled "after the rain..the soft sounds of Erik Satie".
Pascal Roge - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)

Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5405 | Time: 01:19:20

Rogé produces consistently beautiful tone and this recital gives no mean pleasure an this score. His playing is distinguished by intelligence and sympathy, as well as subtle of colour. He is moreover supported by recording quality of real excellence.
Haskell Small - Symphony for Solo Piano and Other Piano Works

Haskell Small - Symphony for Solo Piano and Other Piano Works
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 216 Mb
Date: 2000

Currently a faculty member of the Washington Conservatory, Haskell Small received his musical training at the San Francisco Conservatory and Carnegie-Mellon University. He has studied piano with Leon Fleisher, William Masselos and Robert Sheldon and composition with Vincent Persichetti. His musical output is difficult to categorize. Nevertheless, it is clear that he is a throwback to the great composer/pianist tradition of the past …….
Chopin - Preludes and other piano works (Daniel Barenboim)

Chopin - Preludes and other piano works (Daniel Barenboim)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Log, Scans | 236.37 MB
CD1: 74’52 | March 1, 2005 | EMI Classics

The disc is EMI's budget CD, but the performances included here are of highest quality. In fact I've never come across any performances that come so close to Chopin's ideal - the fragile beauty, the shimmering tone colours, the noble poetry and the heart-felt intimacy of Barenboim's playing reminds me of what Chopin's contemporaries described of his pianism. I've got dozens of CDs of 24 Preludes, but this is the one I always come back to for its radiant beauty that only comes from a self-effacing, sincere heart.
Jay Gottlieb - Nikolai Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow): Piano Works (2010)

Jay Gottlieb - Nikolai Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow): Piano Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sisyphe/Abeille Musique | # SISYPHE010 | Time: 01:18:05

Nikolai Borisovich Obukhov (Nicolas Obouhow) (1892–1954) was a modernist and mystic Russian composer, active mainly in France. An avant-garde figure who took as his point of departure the late music of Scriabin, he fled Russia along with his family after the Bolshevik Revolution, settling in Paris. His music is notable for its religious mysticism, its unusual notation, its use of an idiosyncratic 12-tone chromatic language, and its pioneering use of electronic musical instruments in the era of their earliest development.

Hakon Austbo - Edvard Grieg: Piano Works (2010) 7CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 20, 2016
Hakon Austbo - Edvard Grieg: Piano Works (2010) 7CD Box Set

Håkon Austbø - Edvard Grieg: Piano Works (2010) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.34 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.19 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94046 | Time: 07:40:14

Edvard Grieg will always be remembered as the composer of the highly effective Piano Concerto in A minor, and his incidental music to Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. However, it is as a miniaturist that Greig's true genius lies. Grieg was a very capable pianist, and had in fact made his early career as a concert pianist, his songs and solo piano music form the heart of his output. The early piano sonata although interesting shows clearly why the less restricting forms of the miniatures for solo piano suited his genius. The Lyric Pieces and Peasant Dances display his keen ear for traditional folk music, matched probably only by Bartok and Kodaly. The 66 works that comprise the 10 books of Lyric Pieces date from 1867 to 1901, and are extraordinary, exquisitely crafted works that can stand comparison to any of the great sonatas of his contemporaries. This 7 CD set includes the complete Lyric Pieces, the Sonata, The Holberg Suite and the lesser-known piano works of this great composer who captured the very essence of his native Norway in music.
Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)

Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 232 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 169 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 33 Mb
Classical | Label: Grand Piano, GP625 | 2016 | 01:11:47

Although he is best remembered for his orchestral and instrumental music, Saint-Saens was also responsible for spearheading the revival of the French Baroque, especially the music of Lully and Rameau, as well as being perfectly placed to absorb the latest instrumental dance music. His five 'character waltzes' include the ethereal and ravishingly textured Valse mignonne, the stylistically forward-looking Valse nonchalante and teh virtuosic Valse gaie, the composer's final waltz for solo piano, while the three minor key Mazurkas are strongly characterised and filled with ingeious musical contrasts. Last but not least, the three 'souvenirs' are delightful evocations of particular corners of the world that inspired Saint-Saens.
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 3 (2009, MDG "Scene" # 613 1523-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 3
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 109 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1523-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…Thanks to the unprocessed and fully natural audio signal, all of the nuances of Schleiermacher's touch are captured, yet there is also a slight background sound that apparently comes from the performance space, not from any defect in the all-digital recording. Listeners may find that this is only a mild distraction and easy to get past once the music takes hold. This important series is recommended for all Feldman aficionados and anyone interested in the sublime expressions of his late period.
Olivier Chauzu - Paul Dukas: Complete Piano Works (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Olivier Chauzu - Paul Dukas: Complete Piano Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:09 minutes | 686 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The complete piano works of French perfectionist composer Paul Dukas mirror two very different masterpieces, one French- inspired (Variations) and the other of Germanic inspiration (Sonata). The Sonata is distinguished by its structure, grandeur and magnificence of tone. A disciple of Gabriel Tacchino, Jean-Claude Pennetier and Gyorgy Sebok, Olivier Chauzu (b. 1963) was trained in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at the end of the 1980s. He tours France and the world playing as a soloist and in chamber music.
Robert Schumann - Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy - Piano Works (2007) {Hybrid-SACD ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Robert Schumann - Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy - Piano Works
Abegg Variations, Intermezzi Op. 4, Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,03 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Brilliant Classics # 93136 | Country/Year: Canada Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"…The real meat of the disc is the Symphonic Etudes. This is a work that has had two fine portrayals on Super Audio–by Mikhail Pletnev and especially Vladimir Tropp. And while sonically the Schmitt-Leonardy is not in Tropp's league, his is a very moving performance. Again, the first thing I notice is the sense of time and space. Schmitt-Leonardy is at great pains to let every phrase register, to let chords fully decay, and when the spirit calls to rush impetuously forward. This is true Romanitc playing…" ~sa-cd.net