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Boris Giltburg - Sergey Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux, Op. 39; Moments musicaux (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573469 | Time: 01:10:36

Boris Giltburg's 2016 release on Naxos consists of two sets of piano pieces by Sergey Rachmaninov, the Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (1916-1917), and the Moments musicaux, Op. 16 (1896). The Études-tableaux are a cross between technical studies and character pieces, reminiscent of the etudes of Frédéric Chopin, and they present considerable challenges, even to virtuoso pianists. Here, Giltburg displays his remarkable skills, as well as a range of expressions that run from the fiery and turbulent to the atmospheric and melancholy. In the Moments musicaux, Rachmaninov experimented with short forms, such as the nocturne, etude, funeral march, barcarolle, and theme with variations, and these pieces demonstrated his mastery of piano technique, if not yet his full maturity as a composer. Giltburg's playing brings out a variety of colors and textures, and his passionate interpretations accord with Rachmaninov's youthful, ardent style.
Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata, Op. 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (2017) [24/48]

Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett: Piano Sonata, Op. 13; Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:06 minutes | 579 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Depuis plusieurs années, Hiroaki Takenouchi nourrissait l'envie de défendre la musique d’une personnalité majeure de l’époque romantique, William Sterndale Bennett – un Anglais, pianiste virtuose, né en 1816, considéré à son époque comme l’un des virtuoses les plus captivants, par sa flamboyance et sa science du clavier.
George-Emmanuel Lazaridis - Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor; Grandes Etudes de Paganini (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George-Emmanuel Lazaridis - Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor; Grandes Etudes de Paganini (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 57:52 minutes | 930 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor is one of the seminal works of the Romantic piano repertoire and one of the most technically challenging pieces any pianist can undertake. Continuing this virtuosic theme, and demonstrating his great ambition as a pianist of the highest calibre, Lazaridis also presents Liszt's Grandes études de Paganini. This six-part composition, based on themes originally composed for violin by Niccolò Paganini, again places huge demands on the technical and interpretive abilities of the performer.
Freddy Kempf - Liszt: 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Freddy Kempf - Liszt: 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:35 minutes | 387 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning British pianist Freddy Kempf had already made a name for himself performing these Liszt Études live before releasing this recording in 2002, all while still in his early 20s.
Valentina Lisitsa - Chopin & Schumann: Etudes (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chopin & Schumann: Etudes (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:39 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Simultaneously virtuosic and soulful, indefatigably resourceful and a fount of tech savvy, Valentina Lisitsa has become the very model of a modern, major pianist. From her earliest, chess-playing days, she has prepared, performed and, in many discreet ways since, perfected the keyboard repertoire: war horses in Liszt’s solo canon, two Rachmaninov concerto cycles, challenging Ives sonatas with violinist Hilary Hahn, as well as her most recent record for Decca, a perfectly paced chase of The Piano music of living British minimalist Michael Nyman. On this latest album titled Études, Lisitsa performs works by two leading composers of the Romantic era, Chopin and Schumann.
Nobuyuki Tsujii - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11, Berceuse Op.57, 12 Etudes Op.10 (2010)

Nobuyuki Tsujii - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11, Berceuse Op.57, 12 Etudes Op.10 (2010)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:18 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907547

When Nobuyuki Tsujii rose from the piano, having completed his performance at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, audience members leapt to their feet and jurors were moved to tears by his passionate interpretation of Chopin s Piano Concerto No.1. Already known in his home country for his refined and effortless playing, his spell-binding performances brought Mr. Tsujii to the attention of hundreds of thousands of new fans throughout the world, while raising his status in Japan to superstar. Gold medalist , Nobu is heard here in a captivating all-Chopin programme of his competition performances.
Nelson Goerner - Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse, Images Book I, Etudes Book II, Estampes (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Nelson Goerner - Debussy: L'Isle Joyeuse, Images Book I, Etudes Book II, Estampes (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 61:57 minutes | 851 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Obviously,from the interpreter of these pieces of all the pieces on this CD one expects skill and sensitivity.But there must be still more:a gift for colour;an ability to imagine decors;a vision of textures,of space.And also,for these pieces that are at once heir to and summing-up of a glorious tradition,a wide-ranging knowledge,a culture of the piano repertoire.The interpreter of the Études is situated at the finishing line of a marathon,that of the keyboard en blanc et noir.He or she must know everything,and play nearly everything.Nelson Goerner is one such pianist.'Dominique Jameux.
Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Etudes (1972) {Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz}

Maurizio Pollini - Chopin: Etudes (1972)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 00:56:05 | 0,98 Gb | 5% Recovery
Classical | © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon
Official Digital Download | Studio Master

Both sets of Chopin's etudes can be as fiendishly difficult for the performer as they are mesmerizing for the listener, yet Maurizio Pollini makes them sound as if they pose no problems whatsoever for him in this 1972 recording. Every one of the etudes is played with easy precision, energy, and an entirely enjoyable musicality that demonstrates why Chopin's etudes are no mere exercises and are as suited to the recital hall as to the practice room. The Op. 25 No. 5 Etude in E minor has some tricky finger acrobatics in it, but Pollini brings out a singing melody all the same in the middle section, while adding a bit of dancing animation to the outer sections…

TrueFire - Brook Robertson's Essentials - Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes (2016)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by house23 at Dec. 24, 2016
TrueFire - Brook Robertson's Essentials - Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes (2016)

TrueFire - Brook Robertson's Essentials - Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes (2016)
MP4 | AVC 973kbps | English | 960x540 | 30fps | 3h 44mins | AAC stereo 125kbps | 1.93 GB
Genre: Video Training

The boom-chick finger picking pattern is one of the most coveted techniques in fingerstyle guitar. You’ll hear this ultra-rhythmic approach all over the catalogs of fingerstyle legends like Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Buster B. Jones. For the budding fingerstyle guitarist, it’s a must that you master this sound and the best way to do this is by learning a repertoire of essential boom-chick arrangements. Brooks Robertson composed and/or arranged 10 essential “boom-chick” etudes for you to work with, each designed to help you develop the necessary right- and left-hand techniques that you’ll need a grip on to get your boom-chick chops up to speed.

Boris Berezovsky - Chopin: Etudes (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 22, 2016
Boris Berezovsky - Chopin: Etudes (1991)

Boris Berezovsky - Chopin: Etudes (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:17 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: B000000SED

Berezovsky is a sadly under-rated player, even though he won the Tchakovsky Competition in 1990. His natural talent is given full vent in these Etudes. One must remember that these were studies written by Chopin, each one exploring a singular technical idea - the 'Revolutionary' a test of left-hand power and flexibility, Op.10 No.1 a study in right-hand stretches, etc. Thus in each piece, Berezovsky utilises a different aspect of his phenomenal technique and gives a demonstration of how they should be played. In the CD booklet, one critic accurately observes that Berezovsky 'knows there is plenty of time ahead of him'; and rightly so! In a musical world today where everyone thinks they need to flex their muscle in order to gain attention, Berezovsky carries on at his own pace, regardless. There is no need to play everything at breakneck speed as does Argerich where the tendency is to sink into a show of bad taste and pointless pyrotechnics.