Frederic Anton

Piotr Anderszewski - Frederic Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Pollonaises (2003) Reissue 2009

Piotr Anderszewski - Frédéric Chopin: Ballades, Mazurkas, Pollonaises (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 685370 2 6 | Time: 01:00:25

Another example of superb programming, Piotr Anderszewski's Chopin recital on Virgin is brilliantly conceived and masterfully executed. Concentrating on the compoer's late works, Anderszewski's program starts with two sets of Mazurkas played with supple sensitivity and sympathetic poetry, builds through the last two Ballades played with dramatic intensity and terrific technique, climaxes in the last two Polonaises played with heroic grandeur and tremendous virtuosity, and closes with the tender and intimate Mazurka in F minor as an encore. Anderszewski's technique is imperious, his tone is sensual, his performances are emotional, and his interpretations are magisterial. Individually, each performance is strong and vital. Taken all together, the whole disc is more than the sum of its parts. Virgin's sound is warm but a bit close and sometimes a little too immediate.
Ivo Pogorelich - Frederic Chopin Recital: Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes (1981)

Ivo Pogorelich - Frédéric Chopin Recital (1981)
Piano Sonata No. 2; Prelude; Scherzo; Nocturne; Etudes

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 123-2 | 00:47:24

When Pogorelich did not make the finals of the 1980 Warsaw Competition (where they play exclusively Chopin), his response was to sign with Deutsche Grammophon for his first recording and he made it an all-Chopin affair. From his stunning opening take on Chopin's Sonata #2, to a Funeral March restored to its grandeur, to the breaktaking final moments of the Scherzo #3, Pogorelich announced to the music world that he'd arrived.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.

Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at June 8, 2017
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2 | Time: 01:30:31

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.
Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

Maria João Pires - Frédéric Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 096-2 | Time: 01:49:11

Passion rather than insouciance is Pires’s keynote. Here is no soft, moonlit option but an intensity and drama that scorn all complacent salon or drawing-room expectations. How she relishes Chopin’s central storms, creating a vivid and spectacular yet unhistrionic contrast with all surrounding serenity or ‘embalmed darkness’. The con fuoco of Op. 15 No. 1 erupts in a fine fury and in the first Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1, Pires’s sharp observance of Chopin’s appassionato marking comes like a prophecy of the coda’s sudden blaze. Such resolution and psychological awareness make you realize that Chopin, like D. H. Lawrence, may well have thought that “there must be a bit of fear, and a bit of horror in your life”. Chopin, Pires informs us in no uncertain terms, was no sentimentalist.

Pavel Kolesnikov - Frederic Chopin: Mazurkas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 24, 2017
Pavel Kolesnikov - Frederic Chopin: Mazurkas (2016)

Pavel Kolesnikov - Frédéric Chopin: Mazurkas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68137 | Time: 01:19:17

The career of the young Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has taken off since he won the Honens Prize in 2012. He issued a live recording and then a fine album of Tchaikovsky pieces that, while pleasures all, are not really everyday items. With this set of 24 of Chopin's 58 mazurkas, he makes what might be regarded as his debut in mainstream repertory. Twisting and turning the slightly tense rhythm of the Polish folk dance in a dozen different directions, they're an excellent pick for Kolesnikov's deliberate yet playful style. Kolesnikov observes all of Chopin's repeats, daring the listener to find them tedious and delivering with readings that diverge in small but telling details from the first time through. It's in the small details that Kolesnikov excels. The temperature of the entire recording is low, and Hyperion's engineers set just the right level at their favorite venue for this kind of recital, the Wyastone Estate concert hall. But the listener is drawn into Kolesnikov's unique handling of the unusual technical devices in which these pieces abound.

VA - Frederic Chopin: Romantic Piano (2CD) (1995) {Madacy}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 13, 2017
VA - Frederic Chopin: Romantic Piano (2CD) (1995) {Madacy}

VA - Frederic Chopin: Romantic Piano (2CD) (1995) {Madacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 408 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 294 mb
Genre: classical

Frederic Chopin: Romantic Piano is a 2CD set released in 1995 by Canadian label Madacy. Disc one is a complete album by Peter Schmalfuss while Disc two is a selection of different artists, honoring the music and legacy of Chopin.
Natalie Portman by Frederic Auerbach for Christian Dior Parfums

Natalie Portman - Christian Dior Parfums 2013
23 jpg | up to 3840*2562 | 23.97 MB
Israeli-American actress

Frederic Bibard, "365 Days of French Expressions with Audio"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at May 30, 2016
Frederic Bibard, "365 Days of French Expressions with Audio"

Frederic Bibard, "365 Days of French Expressions with Audio"
CreateSpace | 2015 | ISBN: 1512316296 | English/French | PDF+MP3 | 222 pages | 49.5 Mb

Speak French more naturally.
Do you sometimes find that you know all the words in a sentence but still cannot figure out the meaning? Congratulations, you’ve probably met an expression or idiom. For example, when you say 'it's raining cats and dogs', you don’t mean that cats and dogs are falling out of sky, of course, but rather that it's raining heavily. The French also love to use expressions to convey a more specific message. …
Nelson Freire - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise heroique (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise (2015)
Nelson Freire, piano; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Lionel Bringuier

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5332 DH | Time: 01:05:42

In the third of three new landmark albums on the Decca label, Nelson Freire marks his 70th birthday year with a stunning recording of Chopin’s lyrical and brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2. The recording was made in Cologne with the Gurzenich-Orchester Koln and Lionel Bringuier, one of the most talked-about of the younger generation of conductors. The release also features some favorite Chopin solo works including a Ballade, Berceuse, Polonaise and three Mazurkas.