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Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 24, 2016
Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)

Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) 314 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps 188 MB | Covers Included | 73:54
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 019

There are many factors that contribute to a great and worthwhile album; the actual performance (in this case by orchestra and soloist) is obviously important, but also significant is recorded sound quality, programming, interesting and informative liner notes, and (although less important) nice packaging doesn't hurt, either. This CD of Rachmaninov's First and Fourth piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini gives listeners all of these things. The liner notes provide an exceptionally useful timeline highlighting the chronology of two concertos, showing where revisions were made and when the final version emerged relative to the initial sketches. The Orchestre Philharmonique de l'Oural does a superb job of providing a lush and sensual backdrop for all three works heard here.
Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)

Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 975

Noriko Ogawa and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra return to the works of Rachmaninov with a disc featuring his first and fourth piano concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninov’s first concerto was written while he was a student at the Moscow Concervatory, but underwent considerable revisions up to 1917.

Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4  Music

Posted by ysov at Feb. 23, 2010
Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4

Klaus Hellwig, piano - Alun Francis, conductor | Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4
FLAC 452 Mb | Scans | RS | RAR | Easy CD Ripper Pro
Label: CPO | 1994 | DDD | 2 CD | Classical, instrumental

Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 11, 2009
Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4

Klaus Hellwig, piano - Alun Francis, conductor | Carl Heinrich Reinecke, Piano Concertos 1 - 4
MP3 320 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 98,2 and 94,1 Mb
Label: CPO | 1994 | 2 CD | Classical, instrumental

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 3 & 4  

Posted by tonyangelo at Jan. 12, 2011
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 3 & 4

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 3 & 4
XLD FLAC, CUE, LOG | 240 MB | MP3 192 Kbps | 92 MB
Full Scans | 57 MB | FServe, FSonic, Hotfile
2010 | Genre: Classical

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4  

Posted by ch1525 at Jan. 21, 2009
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4
Classical | FLAC | Covers | Booklet | Log | 62:19 | Rapidshare.com | 1986 | 242 MB
Vladimir Ashkenazy; Bernard Haitink; Concertgebouw Orch

Vladimir Ashkenazy's way with the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto noticeably mellowed in the years between his blistering 1963 premiere recording on Decca with Kirill Kondrashin and this 1986 reading. That's not to say it became mushy or dull, but it is certainly heavier, characterized by a prevailing darkness that calls to mind Stravinsky's description of Rachmaninov as a "six-foot scowl." Ashkenazy's rich tone and emphatic phrasing assures an overall somber cast, while Bernard Haitink draws similarly-countenanced playing from the Concertgebouw Orchestra–the low strings especially. However, there is a respite from the gloom in the quite touching rendition of the lyrical slow movement.

Concerto No. 4 is supposedly a lighter work, but it's hard to tell in Ashkenazy's equally stern reading. Again he summons robust tone from his instrument and manages to make the first movement's main theme sound uniquely grim. For his part, Haitink heightens the drama with threatening horns in the second movement. Even so, the performers render the brighter finale with the requisite zest. Decca had only recently begun recording in the Concertgebouw, and it shows in the sound's abundant reverberation and early digital glare. Still, the sense of space and sonic bulk communicated by the recording matches the performances, and for some listeners this will be preferable to the dynamically limited sound of Ashkenazy's interpretively superior 1970s renditions with André Previn.
Victor Carr, Jr., Classics Today
Kabalevsky - Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Symphony No.2 - Stott, Jarvi

Kabalevsky - Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Symphony No.2 - Stott, Jarvi
Classical | FLAC + CUE | 1 CD | Covers | 242 MB | 3% recovery
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Ravel & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1958/2000) {EMI}

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Ravel & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1958/2000) {EMI}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli's classic recordings of the Ravel G major and Rachmaninov G minor concertos have never been out of the catalog since they first appeared more than 40 years ago. Surface and style are one in this music, and the Italian pianist remains unsurpassed for his icy precision and micro-detailing. He brings pinpointed elan to Rachmaninov's sizzling cross-rhythms in the Fourth Concerto's Allegro Vivace movement, as well as laser-like concentration to the tartly lush Largo. Few have matched Michelangeli's nuance and color in the Ravel concerto, and his seamless dispatch of Ravel's "singing sword" effect in the opening movement belies the notion that you can't bend notes on a piano.
Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)

Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, USSR Radio-TV State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 056 | Time: 01:15:39

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, this essential release from Praga focuses on the artistry of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In an all-Rachmaninov program, Richter is heard in the first two Piano Concertos accompanied by the great conductor Kurt Sanderling in live performances recorded in the 50s - well before he began touring internationally. Praga's hybrid SACD pairs remastered monophonic recordings of the concertos with four of Richter's favorite Preludes recorded in stereo during his first tour of North America in 1960. Praga has employed the best of today's cutting-edge restoration techniques to present these important historical recordings in all their original glory.
Leif Ove Andsnes - The Beethoven Journey - Piano Concertos 1 & 3 (2012, Sony Classical # 88725420582) [RE-UP]

Leif Ove Andsnes - The Beethoven Journey - Piano Concertos 1 & 3
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 254 MB | Full Artwork: 137 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # 88725420582 | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

“…there's a palpable sense of discovery, of living the music…You know you're in remarkable musical company before the piano has sounded a note…Of course, this isn't just down to the players: it's Andsnes's conception right from the start…What's also very striking is that these performances are not simply about elan and energy: they have a sense of gravitas, too, of rightness, that you find in the greatest Beethoven interpreters.” ~Grammophone