Chopin Concerto Tracks

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.
Olafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:36 minutes | 900 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old/unusual/altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment and various mixing techniques to re-enforce feelings of solitude or loneliness, and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. Pianist Alice Sara Ott joins and Ólafur has composed new works to link the album together.
Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 2082 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 0289 477 8124 0 GB

Since she won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, this Argentine concert pianist has mostly avoided the limelight; she remains, however, one of the greatest interpreters of classical music.
Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+booklet | 999 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 562 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Almost four hours of music constitutes exceptional value especially when, tucked away among a selection of Mazurkas, is Chopin's early "Variations on a German National Air". Vásáry charms you into wondering why it is so rarely heard.
Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 818 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 24 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.
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.
Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)

Musicians for Armenia (Beethoven, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Chopin, Villa-Lobos) (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 53:05 | 235 MB
Classical | RCA Victor

LONDON, Dec. 18— The Soviet-born cellist Mstislav Rostropovich played in a benefit concert for Armenian earthquake victims Saturday night, after postponing a visit to India in order to participate in the event.
''It was very important for me to take part in this concert,'' the 61-year-old musician said before a last-minute rehearsal with the flutist James Galway, the conductor Andre Previn and other musicians who rearranged their schedules and donated time to perform….
Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)

Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:28 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5215

France's Naïve label has heavily promoted the career of the young pianist Lise de la Salle, who was 22 when this recording was made. Her fashion-spread good looks fit with Naïve's design concepts, and she has the ability to deliver the spontaneous, unorthodox performances the label favors. How does she fare in a field extremely crowded with Chopin recitals? Her performances certainly aren't derivative of anyone else, and this live recording from the Semperoper in Dresden (you get a one-minute track of just applause at the end) has a good deal of attention-getting flair. The standout feature of de la Salle's performance, in the four ballades at least, is her orientation toward slow tempos, inventively deployed.

Halina Czerny-Stefanska - Chopin (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 3, 2017
Halina Czerny-Stefanska - Chopin (2008)

Halina Czerny-Stefanska - Chopin (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:22 | 367 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Polskie Nagrania | Catalog: PNCD 1227

The Polish pianist Halina Czerny-Stefanska (1922 - 1982) enjoyed a more substantial reputation among piano buffs than among music-lovers in general until she was unexpectedly shot to prominence by a mistake that got her talked about all around the world. In the early 1950s she had performed the First Concerto of Chopin under Vaclav Smetacek in a recording issued by the Czech label Supraphon; when EMI reissued the performance in 1965 it was attributed to Dinu Lipatti, the Romanian pianist whose premature death in 1950 robbed classical music of one of its brightest stars.
Valentina Lisitsa - Chopin & Schumann: Etudes (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chopin & Schumann: Etudes (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:39 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Simultaneously virtuosic and soulful, indefatigably resourceful and a fount of tech savvy, Valentina Lisitsa has become the very model of a modern, major pianist. From her earliest, chess-playing days, she has prepared, performed and, in many discreet ways since, perfected the keyboard repertoire: war horses in Liszt’s solo canon, two Rachmaninov concerto cycles, challenging Ives sonatas with violinist Hilary Hahn, as well as her most recent record for Decca, a perfectly paced chase of The Piano music of living British minimalist Michael Nyman. On this latest album titled Études, Lisitsa performs works by two leading composers of the Romantic era, Chopin and Schumann.