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  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at July 19, 2013
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?"

Oginski Michal Kleofas - Piano Works  Music

Posted by nordievind at Feb. 18, 2008
Oginski Michal Kleofas - Piano Works

Oginski Michal Kleofas - Piano Works
Classical: piano | APE & CUE | 284 Mb | Rs.com
Erik Satie - Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'

Erik Satie - Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'
Reinbert de Leeuw, piano; Marianne Kweksilber, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 500 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 03:08:39
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480), VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | 00:52:48 | ~ 3.84 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 7706 | Scans included

This box collects several recordings of Satie's piano music by Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, going back as far as 1977, with an English-language DVD (not reviewed, but the idea is attractive) including a fictionalized presentation of Satie's relationship with artist Suzanne Valadon (after they broke up, he hung in his window cataloging her faults, but the film apparently doesn't get to the fun stuff). The provenance of the music on the third CD, consisting mostly of songs and featuring soprano Marjanne Kweksilber, is unclear from the booklet, and it's a poor choice for the non-Francophone – no song texts are provided at all. The piano music from de Leeuw is another matter, however. It is immediately distinctive in its slow tempos and dreamy, rather lugubrious tone.

Mona Asuka - Schubert & Liszt: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Mona Asuka - Schubert & Liszt: Piano Works (2017)

Mona Asuka - Schubert & Liszt: Piano Works
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:36 min | 219 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Mona Asuka, the sister of Alice Sara Ott, has chosen a Schubert/Liszt programme for her debut CD. The young pianist made her orchestral debut at the age of 13, and she has so far worked with such conductors as Ivor Bolton and Edo de Waart. Solo performances have taken the artist to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the European Weeks in Passau and the Kissingen Summer Festival.
Nelson Freire - Nelson Freire plays Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt (2017)

Nelson Freire - Nelson Freire plays Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:51 | 115 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion

Nelson Freire is among the most admired pianists of his generation, having played with the leading orchestras and conductors in the most prestigious recital halls, and in collaboration with the finest violinists, cellists, and fellow pianists. He has also recorded extensively in a wide range of repertory for numerous major labels, including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Philips, and Decca.

Gary Steigerwalt - Hopekirk: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 5, 2017
Gary Steigerwalt - Hopekirk: Piano Works (2017)

Gary Steigerwalt - Hopekirk: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:04 | 96 MB
Label: Toccata Classics

The Scottish musician Helen Hopekirk (1856–1945) was regarded as one of the major concert pianists of her generation. She also made a lasting contribution as a piano teacher in Boston, Mass., after her emigration in 1897. The early pieces can sound like Brahms in the Highlands, and her later works marry Debussyan Impressionism with Hebridean folk-music, to evocative, touching and exhilarating effect. This is the first album dedicated to her music. Gary Steigerwalt, who is writing a biography of Helen Hopekirk, recently retired as a professor on the music faculty of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where he taught for 35 years. He gave the first performance in over a century of her Concertstück with the Mount Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra in 2015.