Tchaikovsky Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 • Ballades (2016) [TR24][OF]

Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 • Ballades
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:56 min | 1.41 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition 2015, one of the most prestigious titles in all of classical music, Seong-Jin Cho presents his first ever studio recording on DG.
Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 37:37 min | 371 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1960/2015

By now the critics had evidently made their peace with Gould’s wayward readings of Beethoven. His recording of the C-minor Concerto, again with Leonard Bernstein, met with general approval, even if Gould “yields more to his own nature than he should in the Largo” and “meanders and rhapsodizes without thinking that this movement, too, is by Beethoven.“

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1961/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 36:49 min | 365 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1961/2015

This was the concerto with which Gould gave his orchestral début, playing its first movement on 8 May 1946. “Who does the kid think he is, Artur Schnabel?” snorted one critic, while another touted the thirteen-year-old boy as a “genius.” Whatever the case, this was the Beethoven concerto he played most frequently in public—twenty-nine times.

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (1966/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 42:40 min | 416 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1966/2015

Gould’s sole collaboration with Leopold Stokowski, to whom he devoted a large radio portrait for the CBC in 1971. This musical “summit meeting” between the thirty-four-year-old Canadian and a maestro nearly half a century his senior caused yet another dream to come true: Gould’s first encounter with his revered Barbra Streisand, who was recording her latest album next door …
Howard Shelley, Symphony Orchestra - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian SO - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:04 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Henri Herz was a phenomenon in 1830s Paris and 1940s America, but today his music is mostly forgotten. He wrote eight piano concertos, one of which was lost. Concertos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 appear across two previous volumes of the Romantic Piano Concertos series. Here, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra put on their finest dancing shoes to complete the cycle with Piano Concerto No.2 (the one with which Herz conquered America in 1846) and three extended fantasies.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
Jon Nakamatsu, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra -  Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture (2007)

Jon Nakamatsu, RPO, Jeff Tyzik - Gershwin. Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 61:19 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Penned for the concert hall but brimming with the sounds and rhythms of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, this all-GERSHWIN program features American pianist Jon Nakamatsu in the Piano Concerto in F and the Rhapsody in Blue. For an orchestral encore, Jeff Tyzik leads the Rochester Philharmonic in an exuberant reading of the Cuban Overture.
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Artur Pizarro & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Oswald & Napoleao: Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Artur Pizarro & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Oswald & Napoleão: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:07 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Portuguese virtuoso Artur Pizarro makes a welcome return with works by two brilliant pianist-composers. The Brazilian Henrique Oswald and the Portuguese Alfredo Napoleão were born in the same year, less than three months apart. Both were child prodigies who became concert pianists, pedagogues and composers. Oswald's Piano Concerto dates from about 1886. Although influences of Faure can be detected, its overall character owes more to the late Romantic German style. Napoleao's Piano Concerto No.2 is undated but was probably composed around the same time as Oswald's. Pizarro is only the third pianist to champion this spectacular work.