Scores Piano

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47 (2017)

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:05 min | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

He is "one of those rarities, a natural conductor", exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawa's Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestra's Ravinia Festival. "His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores… detailed and intimate." Another Chicago critic concurred: "His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance."
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.
Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:55 minutes | 954 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The two numbered concertos, which Franz Liszt revised extensively before letting them be published some 25 years after their conception, frame the single-movement Malédiction for piano and strings which Liszt composed in 1833 and revised in 1840, but which was never published in his lifetime. Stepping into Liszt's shoes for the present recording is Alexandre Kantorow. Born in 1997, Alexandre is here supported by his father Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, a team with a number of highly acclaimed recordings to their credit.
Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Re-Up]

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Richter Edition]
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 069 | Time: 01:18:35

This volume from Praga's critically-acclaimed Richter Edition series features an audiophile SACD remastering of the great Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky. The program pairs the composer's two most popular scores in performances by two uncontested Russian masters. This recording resurrects of one of Sviatoslav Richter;s rare encounters with one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, Yevgeny Mravinsky. Richter is heard in a fiery 1958 recording of the first Piano Concerto, while Mravinsky is featured in a 1956 recording of the Pathetique symphony. This is an indispensable release for anyone interested in these two legendary artists.
Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 1 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:23 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen adopt a rather quick tempo and a light touch, hardly too heavily pedaled in the piano part, in the opening of the first movement of Schubert's First Sonata in D Major, a work that could lend itself, slight as it may be, to overblown Romantic rhetoric (although not in leaner and more spirited readings like that of Joseph Szigeti, who recorded the Sonata with Andor F”ldes in 1942, a performance re-released in Sony's "Masterworks Portrait" series 52538 in 1992).
Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:30 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia's leading pianists. His debut release on the Mariinsky label received widespread acclaim. For his third release, Matsuev turns to the music of Tchaikovsky, with the Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2. Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works. Tchaikovsky balances core motivic elements with a sense of lyrical spontaneity to create a technically challenging but instantly appealing work. The Piano Concerto No.2 was dedicated to pianist Nikolai Rubinstein. After a tremendous piano cadenza in the first movement, Tchaikovsky allows other instruments to shine, with prominent solos for violin and cello in the second movement.
Andrei Korobeinikov - Chostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 02, 24 Préludes Op. 34 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Andrei Korobeinikov - Chostakovitch: Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 02, 24 Préludes Op. 34 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:53 minutes | 625 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album illustrates two contrasting periods in Chostakovich's life: the 24 Preludes and Piano Concerto no.1 were written in a climate of total artistic freedom, while the tender, joyful Conterto no.2.

Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 21, 2017
Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works (2017)

Takahiro Yoshikawa - Debussy: Piano Works
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 63:55 min | 147 MB
Label: Ypsilon International | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The Japanese label Ypsilon International presents its second recording with the pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa totally devoted to Debussy. Yoshikawa plays Debussy paying close attention to every single detail through an in depth reading of the scores. Due to his extremely sensitive touch and accurate use of the pedals we can perceive a new way of interpreting the works of one of the most important composers in the history of music, even in famous pages such as: Clair de lune di Suite bergamasque or Reflets dans l'eau di Image. The recording, which has already been released in Japan, has received excellent critical and audience reviews.
Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:31 minutes | 579 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard.
Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:54 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Enescu was an extraordinarily gifted and well-rounded musician: a virtuoso violinist, a world-class conductor, an outstanding pianist, cellist, and organist – even a fine baritone. He was hugely admired by many great musicians of his time, including the cellist and conductor Pablo Casals who described him as ‘the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart’.