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.
Pascal Roge - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009) [Re-Up]

Pascal Rogé - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Triton/Octavia Records Inc. | # OVCT-00052 | 01:14:49

Japanese label Triton has released a Pascal Rogé album with a rather remarkable program; Crystal Dream features the eminent French pianist in a program that interweaves short piano pieces by Erik Satie with others written by contemporary Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, mostly pieces drawn from his Pleiades Dances. Both composers employ relatively simple melodic concepts harmonized with elegant, though elemental, kinds of accompaniments, so perhaps the combination makes sense. On the other hand, Satie never lived into the age of rock-based pop music, his engagement with the popular consisting mainly of French music hall tunes, and later in life, a sort of half-understood perception of ragtime rhythm. Yoshimatsu, however, would not be Yoshimatsu if it weren't for his strong connection to pop, though admittedly in Satie's case the pop group Blood, Sweat & Tears' adaptation of his Gymnopédie No. 1 once earned Satie a Grammy-winning single. Either way, one might wonder "how does this combination-slash-conversation work?"
Tatjana Blome & Holger Groschopp - Jacobi: Piano Works (2017)

Tatjana Blome & Holger Groschopp - Jacobi: Piano Works
Classical, Modern | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 103:17 min | 241 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

Wolfgang Jacobi is known to saxophone and accordion players, but he is otherwise largely forgotten and his wider output is still being rediscovered today. He was declared a degenerate artist in 1930s Germany but found inspiration in Italy, alluding to Baroque styles in his Sonatas as well as in earlier works that also invoke the spirit of Reger and Grieg. Post-war freedom is reflected in the joyously neo-Classical Sonatine and charming Miniaturen, while the substantial Musik für zwei Klaviere explores the symbolism of one of J.S. Bachs favourite chorale melodies Durch Adams Fall.

Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 20, 2017
Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)

Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:20 | 170 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Release Year: 2017

Always inventive and innovation-seeking, Erik Satie’s earliest works show traces of Chopin as an influence but he soon came to reject virtuosity and tradition, choosing instead to remain with the quintessentially French traits of simplicity, clarity, precision, elegance and economy. Satie’s hauntingly beautiful floating melodies and modal tonalities are unforgettably compelling, combining bygone classical ages with Parisian sophistication. This landmark recording uses both a new and corrected edition of Satie’s music and Cosima Wagner’s own 1881 Erard piano, his instrument maker of choice.
Yevgeny Sudbin - Scriabin: Piano Works (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Yevgeny Sudbin - Scriabin: Piano Works (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 57:17 minutes | 454 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Treated to Yevgeny Sudbin's excellent recordings of music by Domenico Scarlatti, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, and Sergey Rachmaninov, fans of the brilliant Russian virtuoso can expect similarly high levels of energy and refinement in his exciting performances of piano pieces by Alexander Scriabin. The three sonatas and nine shorter works on this 2007 BIS release may make this album seem a bit like a synopsis of the composer's output, since all his styles are represented, and his characteristic expressions – from the early, Chopin-esque flavor of the etudes to the late mysticism evinced in the Sonata No. 9, "Black Mass" – are clearly laid out.
Jorge Federico Osorio - Final Thoughts: The Last Piano Works of Schubert & Brahms (2017)

Jorge Federico Osorio - Final Thoughts: The Last Piano Works of Schubert & Brahms (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:36:15 | 358 MB
Label: Cedille | Release Year: 2017

Jorge Federico Osorio, an imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique (The New York Times), deftly pairs Brahmss final solo piano works with those by Schubert for an inventive program of richly satisfying works that capture the essence of each composers towering individuality. Here, Osorio records Brahmss Three Intermezzos, Op. 117, and Six Piano Pieces, Op 118, which he last recorded nearly two decades ago, to great acclaim: Quite marvelous, said BBC Music Magazine. Its clear that Jorge Federico Osorio is an important Brahmsian, proclaimed the Chicago Tribune. On his new album, Osorios penchant for color accentuates the individual character of these concentrated miniatures. Osorio has also chosen to record Schuberts final two Piano Sonatas, D. 959 and D. 960, epic in scale and brimming with melodic invention. His insights into the musics architecture yield eloquent performances of these spacious, ambitious masterworks.

Florian Glemser - Schumann: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 4, 2017
Florian Glemser - Schumann: Piano Works (2017)

Florian Glemser - Schumann: Piano Works
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:38 min | 161 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Florian Glemser demonstrates a particular and profound understanding of the Schumann works performed on this album. The exhilaration, the depression, the obsession, the madness, the tenderness, the belligerence, the resignation, but above all the love and the beauty are all there, delicately and thoughtfully interwoven into the fabric of the performance. This is a powerful interpretation full of color and hidden depths which carries the lsitener on a journey of fascinating exploration into the psyche of the tortured composer. This is a recording of rare insight.