Piano Making

Braunschweig Upright Piano Pro Edition (repost)  Software

Posted by FenixN at Oct. 2, 2013
Braunschweig Upright Piano Pro Edition (repost)

Braunschweig Upright Piano Pro Edition | 16.2 GB

The Braunschweig Upright Piano has a distinctive sound character that's far more intimate than a grand piano, making it desirable for certain situations where you don't want the polished and precise sound of a nine-foot grand in a concert hall. An original Schimmel Braunschweig upright piano was painstakingly recorded to create this beautiful instrument. As with all Imperfect Samples instruments, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds.

Imperfect Samples – Braunschweig Upright Piano Lite  Software

Posted by neoryu at March 23, 2011
Imperfect Samples – Braunschweig Upright Piano Lite

Imperfect Samples – Braunschweig Upright Piano Lite
Compressed in NCW | Kontakt | 2.26 GB

The Braunschweig Upright Piano has a distinctive sound character that’s far more intimate than a grand piano, making it desirable for certain situations where you don’t want the polished and precise sound of a nine-foot grand in a concert hall. An original Schimmel Braunschweig upright piano was painstakingly recorded to create this beautiful instrument. As with all Imperfect Samples instruments, the emphasis has been placed on achieving a hyper-real and convincing sampled instrument, with performance sounds.
Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.
Janne Mertanen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Koivula - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2013) (Repost)

Janne Mertanen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Koivula - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:10 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 356

Finnish pianist Janne Mertanen, known mostly for Chopin recordings, here takes on probably the most-often-recorded pairing in the Romantic piano literature, the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, of Schumann, and the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, of Grieg. Does Mertanen have anything new to say here? Perhaps not totally, but his Grieg, from the very first grand gesture, is in the top rank of recordings of this well-loved work. The first movement is a dramatic tour de force, with the momentum carrying the music through what is often a rather leisurely episodic structure, and the central-movement nocturne is extremely delicately done.
Clifford Curzon - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (2009)

Clifford Curzon - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (2009)
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Hurst
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bernhard Klee

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BBC Music | # BBC MM303 | Time: 00:56:04

Clifford Curzon was among the finest English pianists of the twentieth century, known for his clear, ego-less performances of the German Classical and Romantic masterpieces. A quiet intellectual who nevertheless possessed a formidable technique, Curzon played everything from Mozart to Liszt with equal authority. His fans often cite this ability to emphasize the personality of each composer, rather than his own, as his most distinctive quality. Curzon recorded for the Decca label for over 30 years, leaving behind a modestly sized, but musically impressive catalog. His recordings of Mozart and Schubert are considered his best.
Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set
Philip Glass - Michael Nyman - John Adams - Terry Riley - Arvo Pärt - John Cage
Friedrich Nietzsche - Erik Satie - Tom Johnson - Wim Mertens - Jacob ter Veldhuis
Yann Tiersen - Klaas de Vries - Simeon ten Holt - John Borstlap - Carlos Micháns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 10:15:53
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8551

There's perhaps a touch of irony in the title of Dutch pianist and composer Jeroen van Veen's box set Minimal Piano Collection because at nine discs, it's a pretty massive collection. The program booklet notes that he recorded the entire set, which includes more than ten hours of music, in only six days, an astounding feat. In the program notes, van Veen offers a remarkably clear and concise history of minimalism in music. He defines it broadly enough (following the lead of composer and critic Tom Johnson) to include works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Satie. Philip Glass is the composer most widely represented, with three of the set's nine CDs devoted to his music originally for piano, as well as transcriptions from his film scores and operas. Two discs are given to van Veen's mammoth 24 Préludes, organized according to the framework of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Other composers range from the very well known, such as Michael Nyman, John Adams, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, and John Cage, to the familiar-to-specialists, like Tom Johnson, Wim Mertens, and Jacob ter Veldhuis, to those little-known to American audiences, like Klaas de Vries, Simeon ten Holt, John Borstlap, Yann Tiersen, and Carlos Micháns.

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 16, 2017
Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:09:20
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1844, 476 1515

John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday." This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here. The disc includes the two sets entitled Two Pieces for Piano, the piano version of The Seasons, Metamorphosis, In a Landscape, Ophelia, and the fragmentary Quest. The pieces date from 1935 to 1948, the same range covered by pianist Jeanne Kirstein in her pioneering 1967 survey of Cage's piano music for CBS Masterworks.
John Lill, Halle Orchestra, James Loughran - Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2006)

John Lill, Halle Orchestra, James Loughran - Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:39:41 | 398 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sanctuary Classics | Catalog: CD RSB 204

Despite a career spanning more than 50 years and a gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition (among others), pianist John Lill may be an artist sadly missing from many CD collections. Heralded as an intellectual musician, his approach to the instrument is decidedly academic and straightforward. This is not to say that his music-making is not impassioned or thoughtful anymore than the same could be said of Starker or Gingold simply because they are master technicians at their instruments.
Tatjana Masurenko, Jens Elvekjaer & Gilad Katznelson - Just a Motion on the Air (Works for Viola and Piano) (2017)

Tatjana Masurenko, Jens Elvekjaer & Gilad Katznelson - Just a Motion on the Air (Works for Viola and Piano)
Сlassical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:57 min | 265 MB
Label: Coviello Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

The idea of making an album featuring music by Krenek and Schumann had been on my mind for a long time. In 2012, I was able to discuss by concept with Gladys Krenek in Palm Springs. We reamined in regular contact over the next few years to develop the concept for this album. Gladys Krenek gave her full support for the project which has always been very close to my heart. (Tatjana Masurenko) On her latest album, Masurenko presents her comparison between Schumann's and Krenek's works. Both composers have had similar interest in music and literature and to both of them, music was a kind of therapy.
Sarah Beth Briggs - Gal: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sarah Beth Briggs - Gal: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:27 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

English pianist Sarah Beth Briggs, together with Kenneth Woods conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia, offers the world premiere recording of Hans Gál's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra alongside Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482.