Piano Instrumental

Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)  Music

Posted by varrock at May 12, 2016
Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)

Joe Hisaishi - Piano Story IV (2005)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 9 | 39:58 min | 100 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Instrumental, Neo-Classical | Label: Universal

Most celebrated for his alternating touching and dynamic orchestral film scoring with Studio Ghibli animation director Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi is a prolific Japanese composer of classical works, film scores, and experimental electronic and animation music. Born Mamoru Fujisawa in Nakano, Japan, Hisaishi began studying the violin at age five and went on to major in music composition at the Kunitachi College of Music. He released his first album in 1981. Titled Mkwaju, it was written for percussion ensemble with keyboard and computer programming. That was followed in 1982 by Information, credited to himself and his oft-used pseudonym for collaborators, Wonder City Orchestra. 1983 marked his first film score and first collaboration with Miyazaki, on 1984's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. With moments of sentimental strings and percussive fanfare, its range marks the dramatic emotional content of his scores to come.

Gary Girouard - The Naked Piano Elements (2014)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 16, 2014
Gary Girouard - The Naked Piano Elements (2014)

Gary Girouard - The Naked Piano Elements (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 13 | 52:11 min | 119 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Instrumental | Label: Galileo Music Corp.

Two years in the making, the fifth installment of Gary Girouard’s award-winning "The Naked Piano" series is here! Subtitled "Elements," it is a musical expression of “things that are in this world, but not of this world” and seeks to inspire listeners to “observe and enjoy the wonders and blessings surrounding each and every one of us” (quoted from the CD’s liner notes). Recorded on Piano Haven’s wonderful Shigeru Kawai grand piano, the music expresses a stirring combination of moods ranging from light and joyous to darker and more turbulent, using a palette of brilliant tonal colors.
Katia & Marielle Labeque - Piano Fantasy: Music for Two Pianos [6CD Box Set] (2003)

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Piano Fantasy: Music for Two Pianos [6CD Box Set] (2003)
6CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | October 14, 2003 | 1.21 Gb
Genre: Classical, Piano, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Philips | Hotfile, Fileserve

This is a package of 6 CDs of beautiful music played by the Labeque sisters (Katia and Marielle) with emotion and technical precision. You get music by Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, De Falla, Lecuona,Ravel, Dvorak, Brahms, among others. If you enjoy piano music, you will enjoy this set. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!

The Piano Tribute To Pink Floyd (2005) [repost]  Music

Posted by amusic at April 29, 2010
The Piano Tribute To Pink Floyd (2005) [repost]

The Piano Tribute To Pink Floyd (2005)
Piano Instrumental | Label: Vitamin | MP3 HQ 320 kbps, covers | 103 MB (5% recovery)

The Piano Tribute to Pink Floyd contains twelve solo piano pieces performed by David Ari Leon. Most songs are simple interpretations without fancy improvisations, but it really gets to the heart of the essense of Pink Floyd.

VA - Jazz Cafe: Piano (1994)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at April 13, 2010
VA - Jazz Cafe: Piano (1994)

VA - Jazz Cafe: Piano (1994)
Jazz/Piano/Instrumental | Bmg/RCA Bluebird | MP3 | CBR 256 kbps | 01:08:17 | 123 MB

Compilation of piano jazz compositions performed by jazz grands - Oscar Peterson, Erskine Hawkins, Thelonius Monk, etc…
Kirk Trevor, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - Carson Cooman: Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, Piano Concerto, Partita, Vision (2007)

Kirk Trevor, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - Carson Cooman: Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, Piano Concerto, Partita, Vision (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:38 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8559329

Naxos' album devoted to Carson Cooman's instrumental works, including symphonies, chamber music, and solos, represents an infinitesimal portion of his output; his opus numbers were in the 700s before he was out of his mid-twenties, and include pieces written in virtually every genre of Western music. Inevitably, there are some areas in which he will be stronger than others. His choral music is especially compelling: well written for the voice, with excellent text setting in a style that is not simple, but is also immediately engaging.
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.
Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}

Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 165 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© ECM Records | ECM New Series 2309
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Athens-born and Munich-based composer Konstantia Gourzi makes her ECM New Series label debut. “What historical voices commingle in the current idiom of a composer whose cultural roots lie in the birthplace of rhetoric, but who emigrated to take a musical apprenticeship in European constructivism?” asks Ingrid Allwardt in the liner notes.

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95390 | Time: 00:45:40

Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his solo piano music belongs in the genre explored so thoroughly for Brilliant Classics by Jeroen van Veen, whose prolific recording history includes hugely popular albums of Philip Glass (BC9419) and Michael Nyman (BC95112), Ludovico Einaudi (BC94910) and Yann Tiersen (BC95129) and his fellow Dutch musician Jakob ter Veldhuis (BC94873) and himself (BC9454). The appetite for slowly moving, unchallenging, post-Minimalist music is apparently infinite, and so this new album is sure to be a success.
Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 230

For this Alpha-Classics album of modernist music arranged for two pianos, Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin play four essential works that yield some surprises in their keyboard versions. Three of the pieces are transcriptions of instrumental music, specifically Igor Stravinsky's arrangement of his Concerto in E flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks," John Cage's reduction of Erik Satie's Socrate, and Darius Milhaud's four-hand transcription of Satie's Cinéma (composed as a soundtrack for the short Dadaist film Entr'acte, used in the ballet Relâche), with Stravinsky's Concerto for two pianos solo performed as it was originally written.