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)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 14, 2011
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.

Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 21, 2017
Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works (2017)

Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 63:55 min | 147 MB
Label: Ypsilon International | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The Japanese label Ypsilon International presents its second recording with the pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa totally devoted to Debussy. Yoshikawa plays Debussy paying close attention to every single detail through an in depth reading of the scores. Due to his extremely sensitive touch and accurate use of the pedals we can perceive a new way of interpreting the works of one of the most important composers in the history of music, even in famous pages such as: Clair de lune di Suite bergamasque or Reflets dans l'eau di Image. The recording, which has already been released in Japan, has received excellent critical and audience reviews.

Imogen Cooper - Liszt & Wagner: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 21, 2017
Imogen Cooper - Liszt & Wagner: Piano Works (2017)

Imogen Cooper - Liszt & Wagner: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:31 min | 172 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

After highly successful recordings of works by Brahms, the Schumanns, and Chopin, Imogen Cooper plunges into the world of another great romantic, Franz Liszt, and places him alongside that other giant, Richard Wagner.

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 20, 2017
Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works (2017)

Sandro Russo - Rachmaninoff: Solo Piano Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:00 min | 239 MB
Label: Steinway and Sons | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Sergei Rachmaninoff is most known for his piano works. A virtuoso pianist himself, pianists for generations have perceived his music as some of the most important contributions to the repertoire. Sandro Russo is in demand as a soloist all over the world. Everywhere he performs he is unanimously receives accolades for his impressive virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a throwback to the grand tradition of twentieth century piano music with its elegant pianism and beautiful sound. an excellent pianist with good sound, technique and range of styles, (Garrick Ohlsson) an artist to his finger tips musical, intuitive, and a master of the instrument. (Abbey Simon)
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.

Jean-Pierre Ferey - Cras: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 10, 2017
Jean-Pierre Ferey - Cras: Piano Works (2017)

Jean-Pierre Ferey - Cras: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:10:26 | 161 MB
Label: Skarbo | Release Year: 2017

That is what happens with the everlasting pianists who are embarking on an n-th recording Chopin, Liszt or Rachmaninov: works for piano by Jean Cras! Cras, whose life and career was, in a sense, a poem of art and the sea: composer, he said he was a slave to music, Rear Admiral (and Major General in command of the Port of Brest, by the way) and Considered himself master of the sea. He never chose between these devouring vocations, pursued the two with equal happiness, even if the collective memories remember more easily a composer and his works written to (Even if, until the advent of the electronic calculator, its "Cras Rule" was an indispensable instrument of navigation!).

Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 10, 2017
Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)

Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:39 | 134 MB
Label: Alpha | Release Year: 2017

After a first recording of Chopin's Preludes for Piano and the First Prize of the Géza Anda Competition in 2015, which allowed him to develop his career, the young American pianist Andrew Tyson designed a new program tailored to his needs: two sonatas, one Waltz Scriabine and Mirrors of Ravel. Andrew Tyson has chosen to bring together these two composers whose language seems to be far away but which nevertheless have many similarities, in particular their use of tone, certain harmonies and dissonances. Alexandre Scriabine and Maurice Ravel also lived in the same city, at the same time, without ever meeting: Debussy, Ravel and the French musical elite of the time considered their Russian colleagues as coarse and uneducated. Yet, listening to their music, even though their approach to piano and composition could not be any different, they use colors in the same way. For Andrew Tyson, "Ravel is a perfectionist of elegance, where every detail is calculated and shines like a crystal; Scriabin is like an erratic flame - passionate, disorderly, spontaneous and erotic."