Variations

Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001) (Repost)

Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:45 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 468 033-2

Mitsuko Uchida has been a committed exponent of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto for over a decade now. It is a work which remains controversial in its adaptation of the serial method to an almost Brahmsian harmonic palette, wedded to a formal approach that takes up the integrated design, and textural richness, of Schoenberg's pre-atonal works. Certainly in terms of the balance between soloist and orchestra, this recording clarifies the often capricious interplay to a degree previously unheard on disc (and most likely in the concert hall too).Interpretatively, it combines Pollini's dynamism, without the hectoring touch that creeps into the Adagio's climactic passages, and Brendel's lucidity, avoiding the deadpan feeling that pervades his final Giocoso.
Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:51 min | 419 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Classical | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

Gould as an “incorrigible romantic.” Instead of Schumann, Chopin, or Liszt he selected two unimaginably obscure rarities, referring to Grieg as a personal ancestor (“the composer was a cousin of my maternal great-grandfather”) and to Bizet’s Variations chromatiques as “one of the very few masterpieces for solo piano to emerge from the third quarter of the nineteenth century.”
Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015) [TR24][OF]

Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96.0kHz ~ 1,26 Gb | Digital Booklet | 01:19:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

While Sergey Rachmaninov is justly celebrated for his piano concertos and symphonies, his sets of variations shouldn't be overlooked, for they are among his most inventive and satisfying works. Russian pianist Danil Trifonov plays the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the Variations on a Theme of Chopin, and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli on this 2015 Deutsche Grammophon release, and he offers his own special tribute to the composer in his solo piano suite, Rachmaniana. For the Rhapsody, Trifonov is joined by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, an ensemble that counts historic performances with Rachmaninov as part of its heritage, and plays with its characteristic lush sound and passionate expression…
(Arte) Zhu Xiao-Mei interprète les Variations Goldberg de Bach (2016)

(Arte) Zhu Xiao-Mei interprète les Variations Goldberg de Bach (2016)
Webrip | 1h22min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2444 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,48 GB
Genre : Classic music

La pianiste chinoise Zhu Xiao-Mei occupe une place unique dans le monde de la musique classique. Elle se produit très rarement et son répertoire se concentre sur quelques œuvres qu’elle qualifie de « montagnes de l’âme ». Pour elle, Bach est d’ailleurs la « réincarnation d’un grand sage chinois ». Son enregistrement des Variations Goldberg a lancé sa carrière internationale. Lors de l’édition 2014 du Bachfest de Leipzig, Zhu Xiao-Mei interpréta ces célèbres variations pour clavier.
Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Zefir Records | # ZEF 9629 | Time: 01:19:46

The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.
Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Sony Classical

This release sees Murray Perahia returning to Brahms after a significant series of excellent Bach recordings for Sony Classical. His 1991 Sony recording of the Sonata No.3 has an assortment of Intermezzos and Rhapsodies as a filler, but this new disc sees Perahia taking the later opus numbers head-on, working up to them chronologically via the Handel Variations and Rhapsodies Op.79 which, as Katrin Eich says in her booklet notes, each represent an ‘end point’ at certain stages in Brahms’ compositional output.
Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:01 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: 25807

This fine recording of Dvorák's Cello Concerto by Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey with Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is as generous, honest, and compelling as the music itself. Wispelwey has a rich, ringing tone that can ride over orchestral tutti fortes yet still sound fully present in intimate pianissimos. He also has an elegant technique that can accomplish anything the work asks without calling undue attention to itself. These qualities allow him to lean into the work's powerful drama and aching lyricism without dividing his attention. The commanding Fischer leads the rich-toned Budapest Festival Orchestra in an accompaniment as musically interesting and dramatically significant as the solo part.
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)

Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:58 | 175 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Why has one piece of music here, the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jacqueline DuPre become so legendary? Of course it is the music itself. It has an overpowerful haunting deeply hypnotic feeling. Elgar wrote it after his recovery from a serious illness towards the end of the First War, and his thoughts were certainly on the suffering of life, and the inevitability of death. Du Pre brings to the piece not only her great mastery as cellist, but some deeper element of feeling. There is in the playing a sense of romantic abandoment of wild disturbance, and of intense and even ferious concentration.
Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Fortepiano (2015)

Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Fortepiano
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 139:46 min | 2.50 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Pentatone (PTC5186475) | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2015

Having shared ideas and projects for some time, there was no doubt for Pentatone to join forces with Oxingale Records. This is a union of two innovative and devoted recording companies with a long history of producing reputable records and collaborating with esteemed artists. We are pleased to have you join us in celebrating this milestone as it gives way to a tremendously intriguing and inquisitive series of co-productions for you, our customers and ourselves.

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 29, 2016
Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)

Leopold String Trio - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 322 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 180 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:45
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67826

The arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, for string trio by Russian violinist and composer Dmitry Sitkovetsky has taken on a life of its town, with multiple performances and even a sort of electronic remix by Karlheinz Essl. The appeal for string chamber groups longing to share in Bach's riches is obvious, and for audiences it appears to be another case of Bach's music standing up to whatever you do to it. Like most other annotators, Hyperion's Nigel Simeone tries to claim that the arrangement is on a par with the numerous transcriptions Bach made of his own works. It is no such thing; the string chamber texture by its nature adds expressive devices that were not of Bach's world, and he would have found Sitkovetsky's version bizarre.