Tchaikovsky Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:27 minutes | 1.01 GB
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A highlight of Khatia's recording career where she reunites with Paavo Järvi for her first orchestral recording in four years. The recording includes Rachmaninoff 2 & 3 - rarely combined on one CD and two blockbuster concertos of the late-romantic repertoire - especially the 2nd concerto was featured in many famous movies such as Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955) or Clint Eastwoods' film Hereafter (2010). The 3rd concerto was prominently featured in Shine (1996) with David Helfgott. This album was recorded with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, at Rudolfinum, Dvorak Hall, Prague.
Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012) [24/96]

Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:06 minutes | 1.03 GB
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A recording made in September 1972 which has never ranked very highly by admirers of either artist, but i found much to enjoy here. Karajan never seemed particularly engaged as an accompanist for pianists - the main prosecution witness could be his dire conducting for Christoph Eschenbach's DG recording of Beethoven's First Concerto, but he was a firm admirer of Weissenberg and their collaboration works pretty well.
Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:06 minutes | 1.40 GB
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A typical release—in so far as there can ever be such a thing—from Marc-André Hamelin, combining a stimulating, unexpected coupling; brilliant new light shed on the familiar; and pianism of the very highest calibre. Not to be missed.
Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2
Kondrashin, RCA Symphony / Reiner, Chigaco Symphony
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,26 GB | Full Artwork: 26 MB
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61392-2 | Country/Year: US 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Two complete Living Stereo LPs on a single disc! Van Cliburn's history-making gold medal at the 1st Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the cold war helped his Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 to become classical music's 1st platinum record.
Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2 {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Van Cliburn: Tchaikovsky - Concertos No. 1 / Rachmaninoff - Concerto No. 2
Kondrashin, RCA Symphony / Reiner, Chigaco Symphony
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,23 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,26 GB | Full Artwork: 26 MB
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61392-2 | Country/Year: US 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Two complete Living Stereo LPs on a single disc! Van Cliburn's history-making gold medal at the 1st Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the cold war helped his Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 to become classical music's 1st platinum record.
John Browning - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 (1969/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Browning - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 (1969/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:57 minutes | 633 MB
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The American pianist, John Browning was born to musical parents. Having studied piano from age 5, he appeared as a soloist with the Denver Symphony at 10. In 1945 his family moved to Los Angeles. He spent two years at Occidental College there. He began his studies at Juilliard in 1950. He won the Leventritt Competition in New York City in 1955, and made his professional orchestral debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1956.
Emil Gilels, CSO, Fritz Reiner - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & 1812 Overture (1955-1958/2014) [24/192]

Emil Gilels, CSO, Fritz Reiner - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & 1812 Overture (1955-1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:32 minutes | 1.83 GB
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Gilels recorded this work several times, and the dierence to the other stereo recording in print is evident instantly. Just play the rst 10 seconds from the Gilels/Maazel recording and then this one: RCA in 1955 captured a cleaner, better, richer sound than EMI engineers 20 years later. So you are instantly captivated by the sound alone; and then follows a performance with tremendous sweep and boldness. Reiner is denitely instrumental in helping this along: he was a far better conductor than Maazel could ever aspire to. In a word: don't worry too much about niggling imperfections.
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 3.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 2.83GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.32MB + 5% Recovery

Legendary performances, no doubt. Nice sound in the original recording, the processed 3 channel sounds even better. Piano tone is wonderfull, full-bodied and detailed. Nice orchestra perspective.
Lang Lang, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Paganini: Rhapsody (2005)

Lang Lang, Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
- Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Paganini: Rhapsody (2005/2015)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:32 minutes | 1,04 GB
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Lang Lang at the keyboard with Valery Gergiev at the podium might seem like too combustible a combination. The young pianist, after all, has quickly become famous for his high-octane virtuosity, while the conductor's take-no-prisoners approach has produced some truly incendiary orchestral recordings, especially in the Russian repertoire that he practically owns these days.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta & London Symphony Orchestra - Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 2 (1967) RE-UP

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zubin Mehta & LSO - Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 2 (1967)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:52 minutes | 1,91 GB
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