Hamelin Piano

Frederic Rzewski -  The People United Will Never Be Defeated! - Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)

Frederic Rzewski - The People United Will Never Be Defeated! - Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | PDF Booklet + Piano sheet
Hyperion | Recorded: 1998 | Released: 1999

To the uninitiated it is hard to describe the musical world of the American composer Frederic Rzewski. A pianist himself, Rzewski initially made a name for himself as a champion of the avant-garde, performing everything from Cage to Boulez. In the '70s his own music took a much more populist turn as his political beliefs drove him to find a much more approachable language, basically tonal and incorporating much quotation from popular music. It is music of this period that is recorded here.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 82:09 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68145

Like the legendary pianists of the 19th and early 20th century, such as Sigismund Thalberg, Franz Liszt, Leopold Godowsky, and Ignace Jan Paderewski, it often sounds as if Marc-André Hamelin has more than 10 fingers. His ability to play fiendishly difficult music, make it sound as if it's a stroll in the park, yet imbue it with musical sensitivity makes him worthy of the description "super-virtuoso" by The New York Times' Harold Schoenberg. Hamelin studied at the Vincent d'Indy School of Music in Montréal with Yvonne Hubert, a pupil of Cortot, then received bachelor's and master's degrees at Temple University, working under Russell Sherman and Harvey Weeden.
Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-André Hamelin - Medtner & Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:06 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A typical release—in so far as there can ever be such a thing—from Marc-André Hamelin, combining a stimulating, unexpected coupling; brilliant new light shed on the familiar; and pianism of the very highest calibre. Not to be missed.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.

Karina Gauvin & Marc-Andre Hamelin - Fete Galante (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 1, 2016
Karina Gauvin & Marc-Andre Hamelin - Fete Galante (2011)

Karina Gauvin & Marc-Andre Hamelin - Fete Galante (2011)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:16 | 272 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: 2642

Fête Galante, a 1999 release featuring soprano Karina Gauvin and pianist Marc-André Hamelin, won numerous awards, and the outstanding performances on this 2011 reissue confirm how well-deserved those honors were. Gauvin has an exceptional voice – clarion-bright, warm, confident, and agile, with a variegated palette of colors – and her effortlessly incisive interpretive skills give depth and life to everything she sings. The distinctiveness and character she brings to these songs show a terrific grasp of the genre of the mélodie, from the late 19th century songs by Fauré and the young Debussy to the mid-20th works by Poulenc, Honegger, and Émile Vuillermoz. The CD demonstrates her range with the zany comedy of Poulenc's "Paganini" followed immediately by the intensely poignant multi-layered sadness of the composer's profound "C." Throughout, Gauvin's tone is ravishingly pure and she soars gloriously in the more lyrical songs.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Debussy: Images & Preludes II (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Debussy: Images & Preludes II (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:25 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new album from Marc-André Hamelin is always cause for celebration. Here in his first Debussy recording for Hyperion he presents the two books of Images: Debussy's colouristic masterpiece, a bewitching compendium of scents, colours and sounds'. Also recorded here is the second book of Préludes, in a poetic and evocative performance.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Haydn: Piano Sonatas III (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Haydn: Piano Sonatas III (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time -157:18 minutes | 2.41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hyperion’s Record of the Month is the third double-volume release in Marc-André Hamelin’s much-praised series of Haydn’s keyboard sonatas. Haydn wrote around sixty keyboard sonatas and this selection of eleven focuses on those from the 1770s, including the great C minor sonata from the composer’s ‘Sturm und Drang’ period, with its dynamic contrasts and virtuoso demands. These are bookended by three from Haydn’s earliest output from the 1750s, most likely penned for his young female pupils to play, and the D major sonata written during the second of the mature composer’s triumphant London visits in 1794.
Marc-André Hamelin - Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Marc-André Hamelin - Albéniz: Iberia & other late piano music (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 125:43 minutes | 582 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The twelve extended pieces which make up Albéniz’ Iberia are not only the composer’s greatest work, but also the greatest piano work to come out of Spain. Fired by his discovery of the music of Ravel and Debussy, Albéniz transformed his earlier salon style, which essentially produced charming but slight ‘picture postcards’ of Spain, into a language which was much more complex—harmonically, texturally and pianistically—and which created a series of tone poems which capture the spiritual essence of Spain.
Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live) (2016) {Analekta}

Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven, Enescu & Chopin: Works for Piano (Live) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 260 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Analekta - AN 2 9129

Since winning the Silver Medal and the Krystian Zimerman Sonata award at the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition, Montreal and Quebec at large have been gaga – for good reason – over Charles Richard-Hamelin. Recorded live in concert this past May at Salle Raoul-Jobin of the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, this album may begin conservatively with Beethoven’s Two Rondos for Piano, Op. 51, but takes a turn with George Enescu’s Second Suite, Op. 10. With the Enescu, Richard-Hamelin digresses from clinical Classicism into the Romanian composer’s grandiose late-Romantic chromaticism. Even in a live recording, Richard-Hamelin shows not only acute elegance and poise, but extreme precision and a heightened emotional sensibility.