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.
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)

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  

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…
Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 1, 4, 23, 24 (Holtmann, Kocsis, Previn) (2013/1989-90)

Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 1, 4, 23, 24 (Holtmann, Kocsis, Previn) (2013/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 99 min
Classical | EuroArts

Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and replaced quickly by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. The second volume features pianists André Previn, Zoltán Kocsis and Heidrun Holtmann performing the piano concerti Nos 1, 4, 23 and 24. The performances on this DVD were shot in highly attractive baroque venues – at the Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena in Mantua, in the Rittersaal of the Palais Waldstein in Prague and in the Grosse Galerie at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna – capturing the atmosphere of Mozart’s lifetime.
Shostakovich, D.: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 – Bronfman; LAPO; Esa-Pekka Salonen

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35; Piano Concerto No. 2. in F major, Op. 102; Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 –
Yefim Bronfman (piano); Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Julliard String Quartet

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 343 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1999 | Published: 1999 | Catalog number: SK 60677

This is a splendid recording, featuring three of Shostakovich's major works involving his own instrument, the piano. They display all the mercurial, contradictory aspects of his style, from dance-hall banality to sophisticated counterpoint and inspired melodic inventiveness, from mournful desolation and bleak hopelessness to the wild, obsessive, sardonic humor of desperation…The resulting performances are brilliant, moving, and exciting; Bronfman's virtuosity is stunning and the solo trumpeter in the first concerto is terrific. The string playing is wonderful–rich and colorful in sound, rhythmically incisive, deeply expressive; the first violinist's tone soars radiantly in the many stratospheric passages. –Edith Eisler; Editorial Reviews; Amazon.com