Radical Piano

Charles Koechlin, "14 pièces pour flûte et piano"  

Posted by TimMa at April 28, 2015
Charles Koechlin, "14 pièces pour flûte et piano"

Charles Koechlin, "14 pièces pour flûte et piano"
Publisher: Salabert | 2009 | ISBN: 0048017719 | French | PDF | 24 pages | 25.25 Mb

Charles Louis Eugène Koechlin (27 November 1867 – 31 December 1950) was a French composer, teacher and writer on music. He was a political radical all his life and a passionate enthusiast for such diverse things as medieval music, …
John Medeski, Matthew Shipp - Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery (2006) {Thirsty Ear Recordings}

John Medeski, Matthew Shipp - Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery (2006) {Thirsty Ear Recordings}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 280 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Thirsty Ear Recordings | THI 57172.2
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano / Organ

Scotty Hard initially made his reputation in the rap world, but since 2000 or so he's been doing at least as many jazz gigs (if not more), contributing heavily to albums by Sex Mob and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Scotty Hard's Radical Reconstructive Surgery is Hard's first jazz release, put out as part of Thirsty Ear's illustrious Blue Series Continuum. The album is constructed from performances of an amazing all-star group: Matthew Shipp and John Medeski on keyboards, free jazz giant William Parker on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums, with additional contributions from DJ Olive and percussionist Mauricio Takara.

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3

Einojuhani Rautavaara - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 (2003)
Contemporary Classical | 1CD | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 103 MB | Scans
Label: Naxos

The early compositions of the internationally renowned Finnish composer, Einojuhani Rautavaara, draw on the Nordic classicism of Sibelius and Nielsen, as well as the influences of Bartók, Shostakovich and folk music. Although, during the 1960s, Rautavaara experimented with avant-garde compositional techniques, the First Piano Concerto, written in 1969 (on 8.554147), marked another significant turning point as the composer sought, in his own words, to evoke "the entire rich grandeur of the instrument." In the Second Piano Concerto of 1989, Rautavaara finds an intriguing accommodation between traditional and more radical elements. His Third Piano Concerto, written in 1998 for Vladimir Ashkenazy, is reminiscent of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in its austere beauty, while the orchestral fantasia Isle of Bliss was inspired by a poem by the Finnish national poet Aleksis Kivi, depicting the mythical concept of the island paradise.
George Antheil: Dreams; Piano Concerto No. 2; Serenade No. 2 (2006)

George Antheil - Dreams; Piano Concerto No. 2; Serenade No. 2 (2006)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & LOG) | 324 MB

Classical CD Review
Bad boy, bad boy. Whatcha gonna do? During the Twenties, George Antheil flared across the musical sky of Paris with a series of brilliant, highly experimental works like the Ballet mécanique and the "Airplane" Sonata. Music critics and philosophers published important articles about him. Ezra Pound tapped him as his "musical advisor," and took part (on the drum) in a performance of Antheil's Violin Sonata No. 2. Aaron Copland wrote, memorably, that Antheil "had Paris by the ear." Not too shabby for a boy from New Jersey. By the end of the decade, however, Antheil's star had dimmed. He had a restless mind and had begun what would be a lifelong journey to find another style. He felt the influences of Stravinsky and, later, Shostakovich. But Paris wanted more shock, and in the United States, to which he had returned, his radical works were held against him. He became known as the "airplane-propeller man," as if Ballet mécanique were the only thing he had written. The Piano Concerto No. 2 of 1926 is Antheil's first big work after the radical period. Here, one feels the powerful and obvious influence of Stravinsky's 1923 Concerto for Piano and Winds. It has the gravitas of the Stravinsky, without the thickness, and it's chock-full of great ideas, provocative takes on Bach's keyboard music that, Stravinsky aside, are at least ten years ahead of their time. In the Serenade No. 2, the thematic economy we saw in the piano concerto comes across as even tighter.

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.
Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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.
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.

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.