Solo Piano, Romance, New Age

Brahms: Works For Solo Piano Vol. 1 - Douglas (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Feb. 18, 2013
Brahms: Works For Solo Piano Vol. 1 - Douglas (2012)

Brahms: Works For Solo Piano Vol. 1 - Douglas (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10716

This is Volume 1 in a new series devoted to the Works for Solo Piano by Johannes Brahms, starting with a selection of highly personal collections of Capriccios, Intermezzi, Ballades, a Romance, and Rhapsodies.

Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 23, 2017
Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)

Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:25 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: CBS Records | Catalog: MK 45576

With SOLO PIANO, Glass presents himself "unplugged" - no electronic keyboards or synthesizers, and no overdubs, either - just solo piano. Here, Glass' connection to the established "classical" tradition is most evident. Though his pieces are "minimal" (subtly altered repeated patterns or melodic motifs), yet they have an unsentimental beauty and heartfelt grace that one would hear in J.S. Bach's English Suites, as well as the piano music of Chopin and Erik Satie.

The A to Z of New Age Movements (The A to Z Guide Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at May 12, 2017
The A to Z of New Age Movements (The A to Z Guide Series)

The A to Z of New Age Movements (The A to Z Guide Series) by Michael York
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0810868164, 9780810868168, B00BV2WDJ2 | 266 Pages | EPUB | 1.18 MB

Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 3, 2017
Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)

Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings (35CDs, 2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,37 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The thirty-five CDs that make up the present boxed set are designed to acquaint listeners with one of the most important pianists of the 20th century or, if they are already familiar with his work, to allow them to rediscover it anew. Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) was the final representative of the great tradition of German pianists that also included Artur Schnabel (1882-1951) and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969). Of the three, Kempff had by far the longest career - he gave his last public concert in 1982.

Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at April 30, 2017
Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism

Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism by Karlyn Crowley
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1438436254, 1438436262, 9781438436258, 9781438436265, B0051UTS9I | 256 Pages | PDF | 1.36 MB
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.

Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian)  Music

Posted by Aregak at April 9, 2017
Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian)

Aram Khachaturian - Solo Piano Works (Armen Babakhanian) [2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 569.9 MB
Classical | Label: Hamazkayin | Catalog Number: x

A unique complete collection released for the first time in Los Angeles, California, the Hamazkayin Music Committee is proud to present the works of Aram Khachaturian who was the first composer to place Armenian music on the international podium. By blending his individual creativity with distinctive features common to West European art forms, the style of medieval monophony, Armenian folkloric traditions, the art of ashughs, and the purism of artistic expression of the great Komitas, Khachaturian created a new aesthetic dimension in the art of music…
Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)

Barry Douglas - Johannes Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artworks included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10878 | Time: 01:07:13

Barry Douglas’s decision in his Brahms series to mix and match pieces intuitively, rather than employing a strict sequence of genre or chronology, has given this series a pleasing personal slant, and Vol. 5 is no exception. Building the programme around three very different sets of variations, Douglas intersperses the more substantial works with palate-cleansing intermezzos, two little-known early Sarabandes – apparent fugitives from an unfinished Baroque-inspired suite or two – and one of Brahms’s not-so-jokey scherzos, the rugged Op. 4. Indeed, if you like your Brahms super-rugged, this CD will not disappoint. Douglas’s powerful tone and serious demeanour captures the composer’s uncompromising side; yet there’s a sense of flow that makes the intermezzos generous and warm without veering towards the emotionally indulgent. The Variations on a Hungarian Song and the Hungarian Dances are served on the bone with sour cream aplenty.

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95390 | Time: 00:45:40

Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his solo piano music belongs in the genre explored so thoroughly for Brilliant Classics by Jeroen van Veen, whose prolific recording history includes hugely popular albums of Philip Glass (BC9419) and Michael Nyman (BC95112), Ludovico Einaudi (BC94910) and Yann Tiersen (BC95129) and his fellow Dutch musician Jakob ter Veldhuis (BC94873) and himself (BC9454). The appetite for slowly moving, unchallenging, post-Minimalist music is apparently infinite, and so this new album is sure to be a success.
Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.