Denis Matsuev, Mariss Jansons, Bavarian RSO - Rhapsody: Chabrier, Gershwin, Enescu, Ravel, Liszt (2016)

Rhapsody: Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enescu, Maurice Ravel, Franz Liszt (2016)
Denis Matsuev, piano; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:03:56
Genre: Classical | Label: BR KLASSIK | # 900146

This newest release from BR KLASSIK explores the genre of the 19th and 20th century Rhapsody, featuring works from masterful composers Emmanuel Chabrier, George Gershwin, George Enesecu, Maurice Ravel, and Franz Liszt. The concert-like atmosphere of this recording makes this a truly unique release, as these works were recorded live in Munich as recently as October 2015. The five rhapsodies featured here come from different regions and the composers unique styles can be heard in each of their works. Chabriers Espana is centered around Iberian and folk music which was very popular at the time. Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody contrasts this work with its use of Hungarian folk melodies. The ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue from George Gershwin throws Americana into the mix with its blues roots. Mariss Jansons and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks never fails to please with their brilliant interpretations and performance quality. World-renowned Russian pianist Denis Matusev is brilliant as the Rhapsody in Blue soloist.
Josu De Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)

Josu De Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 67:02 | ~1203 Mb
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

The four works in this second of three volumes devoted to Enescu's piano music range over a period of more than 30 years. The earliest is the joyful, ebullient Suite "Des cloches sonores", Op. 10 which covers a wide expressive range including use of the melancholy Romanian song, the doina. The Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 24 is a mercurial, puckish works, both spiritred and contemplative, and the Piece sure le nom de Faure is a charming souvenir from one composer to another.

A 20th Century Opera Collection - Enescu - Oedipe - Foster  Music

Posted by leverk at Feb. 28, 2010
A 20th Century Opera Collection - Enescu - Oedipe - Foster

George Enescu (1881-1955): Oedipe - Lawrence Foster - Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS.com | 613MB
Label: EMI | Year of release: 2008 | DDD
Alison Balsom and Tom Poster - Legende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)

Alison Balsom and Tom Poster - Legende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 212 MB | 01:01:12
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

It is true that the repertoire for trumpet and piano, at least original works not transcribed, is not the most immense. The duo formed by Alison Balsom on the trumpet and Tom Poster on the piano still offer us a nice sample of a few pieces originally conceived for this formation: the delicious Sonatine of the incomparable Jean Françaix (composed for a competition of the Conservatoire in 1952, The Sonata of the incomparable Martinu (dating from its North American period, in this case 1956, with strong jazzy influence) as well as the legend of Hindemith (written in 1936) The incomparable Enescu (dedicated in 1906 to the trumpet teacher of the Paris Conservatory Merri Franquin) are excellent examples.
Raquele Magalhaes, Sanja Bizjak - Patchwork (Works for Flute and Piano) (2016)

Raquele Magalhaes, Sanja Bizjak - Patchwork (Works for Flute and Piano) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:54:32 | 125 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Ckassics

A new record of chamber music featuring Raquele MAGALHAES on the flute, accompagnied on the piano by Sanja BIZJAK, released on the the Evidence Ckassics label, world distribution by Harmonia Mundi.These two artists have played together for the last 15 years and have acquired an authentic character and sound, appreciated by listeners, close to the text and without frills. Their repertory covers most major works for piano and flute composed by the twentieth century East European musicians: Schulhoff, Muczynski, Prokofiev, Enescu - slavonic, colourful and dancing themes.

Alina Ibragimova - Eugene Ysaye: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 17, 2016
Alina Ibragimova - Eugene Ysaye: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)

Alina Ibragimova - Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67993 | Time: 01:07:42

The six Sonatas for solo violin of Eugène Ysaÿe are essential works in his catalog, inspired by the sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach, and composed as a tribute to the violinists Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom, and Manuel Quiroga. These pieces suggest a Janus-like combination of retrospection and the avant-garde, hearkening to the past through allusive figurations and direct quotations (e.g., references in the Sonata No. 2 to Bach's Partita No. 3 and the Dies Irae), but looking to the future in the use of extended violin techniques and novel sonorities. Alina Ibragimova's 2015 release on Hyperion is an absorbing performance, concentrated in tone and accomplished in technique, yet wonderfully ambiguous in expression, in keeping with Ysaÿe's quirky mix of playfulness and high-minded seriousness. Recorded in the concert hall of Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, in May 2014, Ibragimova has great clarity and presence, and the acoustics provide enough resonance to soften the violin's sometimes overly rosinous sound.

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, No.1, Op.11 (1901)

Romanian Rhapsody in D major, No.2, Op.11 (1902)