Arthur Rubinstein Chopin Piano Concertos Nos. 1

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin:  Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (RCA Living Stereo)

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | EAC (APE+CUE+LOG) | full 300dpi scans | 366 MB
RCA Living Stereo | 2005 | 82876 67902 2 | rar files | 3% recovery

There are a number of fine couplings of the Chopin concertos in the catalog, however, so highly regarded were these Rubinstein recordings that for decades they were the standard by which all others were measured.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.
Anna Malikova, Torino Philharmony Orchestra, Julian Kovatchev - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)

Anna Malikova, Torino Philharmony Orchestra, Julian Kovatchev - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 71:48 | 178 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Classical Records

Uzbek-born pianist Anna Malikova is best known for her interpretations of music by Chopin. She has performed and recorded both concertos, the complete etudes, preludes, and impromptus, and numerous individual solo works. But Malikova is hardly a specialist: she plays a wide range of compositions, taking in large segments of the outputs of J.S. Bach, Soler, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. She has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America, and has performed with many of the world's leading ensembles, including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the major orchestras of Warsaw, Moscow, Sydney, Oslo, Tashkent, and others.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990) (Repost)

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:12 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection.
Martha Argerich - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999) (Repost)

Martha Argerich - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, cond. Charles Dutoit
EAC Rip | APE+CUE+LOG | 270 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 159 MB
Classical/Piano | EMI Classics | 69:00

Martha Argerich has few peers in this repertoire today, and in terms of sheer spontaneity in performance she's simply in a class of her own. Chopin's concertos are early works, and they always have taken their share of abuse owing to the composer's somewhat clunky orchestration. Of course, no one ever has had anything to say against the piano part, which is marvelous and which dominates the proceedings to the point where the orchestra is pretty irrelevant anyway. What makes these performances so special is that Dutoit not only stays in the background, where he belongs, but actually manages to offer the kind of intimate support that allows Argerich to literally do whatever she wants. (David Hurwitz, classicstoday.com)

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 - Zimerman & Giulini (1990)  Music

Posted by bakuman at July 30, 2010
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 - Zimerman & Giulini (1990)

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 - Zimerman & Giulini (1990)
1 CD | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans + Booklet | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | SM + HF + FS

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection. From an interpretative viewpoint, it's usually a matter of roundabouts and swings. In the E minor work, for instance, we get a slightly more flowing Romanze from Ax, and a slightly more propulsive finale from Zimerman. Orchestral honours are similarly divided, with Giulini extracting an exceptionally rich cantabile from his American orchestra.
Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Martha Argerich

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Martha Argerich
Classical, Romantic | 1 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 292 MB | RS
Recorded: 10/1998, L'Église de St Eustache, Montréal
Released: 1999 | Label: EMI 7243 5 56798 2 6 | TT: 69:04

Martha Argerich - piano, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Charles Dutoit

Martha Argerich has few peers in this repertoire today, and in terms of sheer spontaneity in performance she's simply in a class of her own. (David Hurwitz, classicstoday.com)

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 - Ikuyo Nakamichi  Music

Posted by slcn at Nov. 23, 2008
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 - Ikuyo Nakamichi

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 - Ikuyo Nakamichi
Classical | APE, CUE & LOG | 1 CD, Covers | 295 MB | TT: 72:26
Chopin - Davidovich, Marriner, LSO - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1982, CD reissue 2002)

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Bella Davidovich / Sir Neville Marriner / London Symphony Orchestra
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 324 MB | Full Artwork: 27 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips "Eloquence" # 462 459-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2002, 1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

Bella Mikhaylovna Davidovich (born July 16, 1928) is a Jewish Soviet-born American pianist…
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.