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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.

Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 19, 2017
Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (2017)

Giovanni Guzzo - Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:07 min | 339 MB
Label: RUBICON | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Eugene Ysaÿe was one of the greatest violinists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied under Henri Vieuxtemps and is considered one of the great exemplars of the famous Franco-Belgian school of violin playing whose more recent members include Arthur Grumiaux and Augustin Dumay. Ysaÿe was also a composer of distinction, and his six sonatas for solo violin are after those of J.S Bach are works of major importance in the violinist’s repertoire. Each sonata is named after a great fellow violinist and dedicated to them, and the music reflects their personalities – an obvious hint at who the composer thought would be the ideal interpreter! These works are gems that deserve a wider audience, and in performances as impressive as these by the young Venezuelan virtuoso Giovanni Guzzo they are certain to win new friends.

Renato Zero - Zerovskij... Solo per amore (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 13, 2017
Renato Zero - Zerovskij... Solo per amore (2017)

Renato Zero - Zerovskij… Solo per amore (2017)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:19:58 | 195 MB
Genre: Pop | Label: Tattica

Non è la prima volta che Renato Zero si confronta con un'orchestra: lo aveva già fatto con progetti come l'album "Leoni si nasce" del 1984 e il tour "ZerOpera" del 1993 (e più volte, nelle sue tournée, ha ospitato grandi ensemble - anche nel recente "Alt tour"). Stavolta, però, il Re dei Sorcini alza un l'asticella: "Zerovskij" non è un semplice disco e non sarà una semplice tournée. È un progetto più complesso, quasi un lavoro drammaturgico: nella scheda di presentazione scritta per i giornalisti, il cantautore lo definisce "un percorso non facile ed insolito" e ci sfida a comprenderlo, ad indovinarlo. E allora, sfida accettata.
Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}

Dave McKenna - Blues Up - Piano Solo (1955, 1963) {Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD-463 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 1963, 2007 Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD-463
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Standards / Stride / Piano

Dave McKenna made a remarkably piano solo debut in 1955 with the fifteen tunes he recorded for ABC Paramount (1-15). The remaining tracks on this compilation also come from a solo album, one he cut almost eight years later for the label Realm. Playing without a rhythm section, a key challenge for a jazz pianist, McKenna accomplished a recital of lasting value and pleasure. He plays with strength, individuality, fine beat and technique, and constant taste in all tempos. He is a wonderfully co-ordinated two-handed pianist.

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.

Tasto Solo - Early Modern English Music: 1500 -1550 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 3, 2017
Tasto Solo - Early Modern English Music: 1500 -1550 (2017)

Tasto Solo - Early Modern English Music: 1500 -1550 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:56 | 133 MB
Label: Passacaille | Release Year: 2017

Tasto Solo rediscovers virtuoso and highly refined repertoires from the late Medieval and early Renaissance periods. Directed by the organetto player Guillermo Pérez, the ensemble approaches Early Music with exquisite performances by combining historical research, creativity and the art of transmitting emotions. Each concert is a unique event; the group pays full attention to every detail, including staging, dramatic rhythm, improvisation and dialogue between the artists. Contemporary audiences, whether connoisseur or inexperienced, are seduced from the very first note, overwhelmed by the sensuality and unusual sonorities that make up Tasto Solo’s particular identity.
Yasha Papian - Armenian Classical Music for Viola Solo (E.Erkanyan, E.Hovanesyan, A.Voskanyan, G.Hackinyan)

Yasha Papian (viola) - Armenian Classical Music for Viola Solo (E.Erkanyan, E.Hovanesyan, A.Voskanyan, G.Hackinyan) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 50:25 | 258.5 MB
Classical | Label: Armenia TV

Yakov Papyan (b. 1940), also known as Yasha Papian, is an Armenian viola player, laureate of various Soviet and international competitions, the Honored Artist of Armenia. He had been studying with Mikhail Terian and later received his PhD diploma from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Since 1996, Yasha Papian lives in California, USA.

Chris Norman - The Hits! From His Smokie And Solo Years (2009)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 30, 2017
Chris Norman - The Hits! From His Smokie And Solo Years (2009)

Chris Norman - The Hits! From His Smokie And Solo Years (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 989 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 326 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 82 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Rock | Edel Records #0194622ERE

This unique double album presents recordings of Chris Norman’s greatest hits from the last 30 years of his musical career. Disc one contains no less than 16 Smokie tracks, whereas the 19 tracks on disc two deliver an exciting mix of solo hits and five as yet unreleased songs and demonstrates the impressive artistic development of Chris Norman over the last three decades.
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.
Michael Karoli & Polly Eltes (Can Solo Edition) - Deluge: The Complete Version (1984) {Spoon CD 16 rel 1997}

Michael Karoli & Polly Eltes (Can Solo Edition) - Deluge: The Complete Version (1984) {Spoon CD 16 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1997 Spoon Records | Spoon CD 16
Rock / Krautrock / Experimental / Alternative / Prog Rock / Reggae

The record has an interestingly stately air to it, considering Polly Eltes' breathy, quirky vocals and Michael Karoli's apparent fascination with variations on reggae rhythms (not too surprising, considering the spiritual link between Can and the output of Jamaican mixers.) The complete set would be more compelling and striking, though, if there were a little more focus – Karoli and Eltes spend quite a bit of time simply drifting into thematic hooks, leaving the listener in limbo for too long on a regular basis. When it clicks, though, it is excellent.