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.
Haochen Zhang - Schumann, Liszt, Janáček & Brahms: Piano Works (2017)

Haochen Zhang - Schumann, Liszt, Janáček & Brahms: Piano Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:36 min | 162 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

In 2009, at the age of 19, Haochen Zhang became one of the youngest musicians ever to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then he has had a busy concert schedule, primarily in his native China and in the U.S.A. but also in Europe where he made his début at the BBC Proms in 2014.

Paolo Giacometti - Schumann: Piano Works (2009) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 13, 2017
Paolo Giacometti - Schumann: Piano Works (2009) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Paolo Giacometti - Schumann: Piano Works (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.73GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 840MB + 5% Recovery

By late summer of 1837, the 27-year-old Schumann was secretly engaged to his beloved Clara Wieck. The powerful emotions connected with this event were a stimulus to Schumann’s creative impulses, for he was a Romantic through & through. It was at this time that he composed the deeply personal Davidsbundlertanze -18 dances inspired by the imaginary league of David. This fellowship, invented by Schumann, consisted of Schumann’s own alter egos, plus a number of well-respected musicians & friends including Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. The group was established as a way of fighting against the Philistines; it was Schumann’s response to contemporary musical trends which he saw as cheap, excessively virtuosic, & superficial.
Inga Fiolia - Glinka: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 – Variations (2017)

Inga Fiolia - Glinka: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 – Variations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:56 min | 214 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Glinka can justifiably be described as the fertile acorn from which grew the mighty oak of 19th century Russian national music. The graceful Variations on a Theme by Mozart, based on material from The Magic Flute, is remodelled so skilfully that it has effectively become an original theme. Fashionable salon pieces include the Variations on Benadetta sia la madre, an Italian romance, and Variations on a Theme from Cherubinis Faniska, an opera greatly admired by Glinka.
Martina Filjak - Bach, Schumann & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)

Martina Filjak - Bach, Schumann & Scriabin: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:14 min | 157 MB
Label: Solo Musica | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years, Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence.
Alexander  Arutiunian - Complete Piano Works (Hayk Melikyan) [2017]

Alexander Arutiunian - Complete Piano Works (Hayk Melikyan) [2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 206.87 MB
Classical | Label: Grand Piano | Catalog Number: GP718

Alexander Arutiunian was one of the most prominent composers in the USSR, one of the representatives of the Armenian ‘Mighty Handful’ and much admired by Shostakovich. An accomplished pianist, Arutiunian created virtuoso piano works that are rooted in Armenian folk traditions while expressing, in the words of Hayk Melikyan, “a rich palette of emotions reflecting both his time and the history of his nation”…

Chi-Ho Han - Chopin & Schumann: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 6, 2017
Chi-Ho Han - Chopin & Schumann: Piano Works (2017)

Chi-Ho Han - Chopin & Schumann: Piano Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:35 | 172 MB
Label: ACOUSENCE Classics | Release Year: 2017

Playing in the village’s lovely 16th century parish church – every pew filled − Han tackled a repertoire that was highly challenging. Sceptics might attribute that to the courage of youth, but Han was quick to show that he was no rookie to the concert stage.