Schubert Duet

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.
Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Concerto For 2 Pianos, K.365
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 (Op.103) for piano duet
Emil & Elena Gilels, pianos; Wiener Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 652-2 | Time: 01:17:36

This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 512:24 minutes | 4.92 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony. With Schubert’s final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.
Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Complete Works for Violin & Piano, Vol. 2 (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:56 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

It is a sign of great artistry when performers can take a composer's lesser works and make them compelling. That Fischer and Helmchen have done so with Schubert's modest violin and piano works to such joyous effect is remarkable. The revelation comes when Fischer joins Helmchen at the piano in the sublime Fantasia.
Stephan Genz & Michel Dalberto - Schubert: Schwanengesang & Klavierstücke, D. 946 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stephan Genz & Michel Dalberto - Schubert: Schwanengesang & Klavierstücke, D. 946 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:19 minutes | 990 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The baritone Stephan Genz and the pianist Michel Dalberto gathered again around the Lied. After Schumann, Brahms and Wolf, they join Schubert to record his Swansong. That posthumous cycle, with its moving accents and mysterious atmosphere, was made up by an editor in want of a commercial success. However this collection of lieder shows how skilled Schubert was to make a real author of a minor one. Schubert was also the first composer to set Heine’s poetry to music, well before Schumann.
L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Daniel Behle - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Daniel Behle - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:10 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Of all the great composers, Schubert left by far the largest number of uncompleted works: symphonies, piano and chamber music, songs, choral music and operas. Six of the latter are represented on this disc—the early 'Adrast' written around the age of twenty and 'Fierebras' written in 1823, five years before the sudden end of his short life. Schubert made many attempts to achieve success on the Viennese operatic stage but was singularly unlucky in doing so. Consequently none of his operatic music ever entered the repertoire and today it remains the most unknown aspect of his work.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No 14 "Death and the Maiden," String Quintet (2013)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No 14 "Death and the Maiden," String Quintet (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 449 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 236 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog Number: 4110

The highly anticipated new recording from the Gramophone Recording of the Year winners in 2011. Two years on from their award winning Dvorak album, the Pavel Haas Quartet turn their attention to Schubert’s two late masterpiece. The String Quartet in D minor has a sort of dark cipher encoded within. The title “Death and the Maiden” reflects the quotation from Schubert’s eponymous song in the second movement. The theme of death is also underlined by other quotations and the choice of the key of D minor, which according to the period definition is characterised by “heavy-hearted womanliness, spleen and foreboding”.

Marching to the Canon: The Life of Schubert's "Marche militaire"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Oct. 18, 2015
Marching to the Canon: The Life of Schubert's "Marche militaire"

Marching to the Canon: The Life of Schubert's "Marche militaire" by Scott Messing
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1580464386 | 338 pages | EPUB | 18 MB

Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 22, 2015
Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism

Lisa Feurzeig, "Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism"
English | ISBN: 140944788X | 2014 | 198 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Chicagoland: Intermediate Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands) (Duet Recital Suite Series) [Repost]

The Mortgage Encyclopedia: The Authoritative Guide to Mortgage Programs, Practices, Prices and Pitfalls, Second Edition by Jack Guttentag
English | May 7, 2010 | ISBN: 0071739580 | 353 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The bestselling one-stop guide to mortgages updated for the post housing crisis market! The Mortgage Encyclopedia demystifies all the various mortgage terms, features, and options by offering clear, precise explanations.