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.

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.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.

Blank and Jones - Silent Piano (Songs for Sleeping) (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 2, 2016
Blank and Jones - Silent Piano (Songs for Sleeping) (2016)

Blank and Jones - Silent Piano (Songs for Sleeping) (2016)
Instrumental, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:18 | 136 MB
Label: Soundcolours | Release Year: 2016

Discover Blank & Jones classics in Solo Piano interpretations by Marcus Loeber calm down, relax, chill, or even fall asleep to this wonderful & intimate music! Their sound evolved with the years and so did their Worldwide success. To date they released 11 artist albums, which all charted in the sales charts and cover such various styles like Ambient, Lounge, and Dance Music. Their great variety is also proved by the highly acclaimed compilations which pays tribute to the original club mixes of the 80s or Milchbar where they bring the listener new soundscapes of downbeat. They also served the dance audience with records like The Logic of Pleasure and launched a popular eighties mix series. In 2016, they staged a sound installation at the Gamescom in Cologne Cathedral, which was also to be heard on the album DOM.
Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)

Nat King Cole - The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 126 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 66 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing, Easy Listening | Capitol Jazz #CDP 7 98288 2

For those needing a reminder of Cole's very original and expert piano playing, this 18-track roundup of some of his best instrumentals should fit the bill. Part of Capitol's three-volume series of Cole's classic trio sides (the other two cover the vocals), The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio includes gem after gem from the group's 1943-1949 prime and features the classic lineup that included guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Johnny Miller. With Cole and Moore seamlessly blending lines throughout, the group forged the standard for many a piano trio to follow by way of classics like "Jumpin' at Capitol," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "These Foolish Things"…
Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)

Geoffrey Burleson - Saint-Saens: Complete Piano Works Vol. 4 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 232 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 169 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 33 Mb
Classical | Label: Grand Piano, GP625 | 2016 | 01:11:47

Although he is best remembered for his orchestral and instrumental music, Saint-Saens was also responsible for spearheading the revival of the French Baroque, especially the music of Lully and Rameau, as well as being perfectly placed to absorb the latest instrumental dance music. His five 'character waltzes' include the ethereal and ravishingly textured Valse mignonne, the stylistically forward-looking Valse nonchalante and teh virtuosic Valse gaie, the composer's final waltz for solo piano, while the three minor key Mazurkas are strongly characterised and filled with ingeious musical contrasts. Last but not least, the three 'souvenirs' are delightful evocations of particular corners of the world that inspired Saint-Saens.
Pascal Devoyon, Philippe Graffin, Chilingirian Quartet - Ernest Chausson: Concert in D major, Op.21; Piano Quartet (1997)

Ernest Chausson - Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet; Piano Quartet, Op.30 (1997)
Pascal Devoyon, Philippe Graffin, Toby Hoffman, Gary Hoffman, Chilingirian Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66907 | Time: 01:14:21

It is easy to understand why Chausson’s Concert is not as regular a feature of concert programmes as, say, Franck’s Violin Sonata. After all, a work for piano, violin and string quartet must surely have an instrumental imbalance. How can Chausson occupy all three violin parts for nearly forty minutes? In short, he does not. Nor does he try. Much of the Concert is essentially a sonata for violin and piano with an accompanying, though essential, string quartet. Chausson’s refusal to involve the quartet at every juncture merely to justify the players’ fees results in a signally well-balanced late Romantic work. When the quartet does feature on an equal footing, the effect is all the more telling. The fingerprints of Franck can be detected readily throughout the Concert, but in this and the Piano Quartet, Chausson’s individuality overcomes his teacher’s influence. Indeed, there are premonitions of Debussy, Ravel and even Shostakovich. Tangibly the product of live performances, these accounts traverse the gamut of emotions, bristling with energy, lyricism and conviction, and ensuring that this disc will never gather much dust.

Paul Stewart - Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.2 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 4, 2016
Paul Stewart - Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.2 (2016)

Paul Stewart - Medtner: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:57 | 129 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Release Year: 2016

Nikolay Medtner’s 14 piano sonatas are considered the most significant achievement in this genre by any composer since Beethoven. After the success of his First Piano Sonata (GP617) he turned to Goethe for inspiration, and the life and love-affirming Sonata-Triad Op. 11 translates the poet’s words of passion, suffering and redemption into sound. The capricious, mysterious and beautiful Sonata-Skazka is a masterpiece in miniature and was once Medtner’s most performed work. Dating from his years of exile, the eloquent themes of the fourteenth and final Sonata-Idyll linger long in the memory.
David Oistrakh, Lev Oborin & Svyatoslav Knushevitzky - David Oistrakh Plays Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2016)

David Oistrakh, Lev Oborin & Svyatoslav Knushevitzky - David Oistrakh Plays Piano Trios Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:44:47 | 252 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

David Oistrakh is considered the premiere violinist of the mid-twentieth century Soviet Union. His recorded legacy includes nearly the entire standard violin repertory up to and including Prokofiev and Bartok. In year 2008 it is going to be 100 years sinse he was born. Exept for beeing a fantastic violinist he was a gifted teacher, great conductor and a wonderful viola-player.
Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

Gavin Bryars - Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)
Ralph van Raat, piano; Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Otto Tausk

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572570 | Time: 00:52:39

The emotional content, lyricism and direct appeal of Gavin Bryars’s music are unique, reflecting a contemporary composer’s absorption and transformation of several centuries of musical craftsmanship in order to reflect his, and our, own epoch. Originally written for harpsichord, After Handel’s Vesper is a strong illustration of Bryars’s post-minimal interests in early music repertoire. Ramble on Cortona, derived from 13th-century music, makes expressive use of the piano’s resonant qualities, while in the highly-coloured, almost impressionistic The Solway Canal, landscapes pass by as if in a dream.