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Tomasz Bartoszek, Dorota Cegielska, Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek, Andare Trio - Head, Hope, Baldwin & Previn: Chamber Works (2021

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Tomasz Bartoszek, Dorota Cegielska, Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek, Andare Trio - Head, Hope, Baldwin & Previn: Chamber Works (2021

Tomasz Bartoszek, Dorota Cegielska, Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek, Andare Trio - Head, Hope, Baldwin & Previn: Chamber Works (2021
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 52:11 | 196 / 119 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: DUX

British composer Michael Head (1900–1976) initially studied piano with Jean Adair, a student of famous Clara Schumann, and vocal performance with Fritz Marston. It was only in 1919 that he began studying composition in the class of Prof. Frederick Corder after he had been admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London as a Sir Michael Costa scholarship holder. After completing his education, Head lectured at that university for many years.

Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lyubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2012) 2CDs, Recorded in 1971
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 245 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02002 | Time: 01:34:45

Two books of Debussy’s piano preludes were composed in 1910 and 1913, respectively. Unlike similar opuses by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and others, they had no tonal sequence, and each piece was conceived as an individual work. In whole, the cycle is a sort of concise encyclopedia of the great French composer’s music with its fanciful and sophisticated, but so imperceptibly attractive combination of romanticism and impressionism, centuries-old traditions of piano music and cultural paradoxes of the 20th century. The titles Debussy gave to each of the preludes (they are sooner poetic metaphors) are put in the end rather than in the beginning of the notes and not intended to impose a certain character on the listener. Instead, they seem to ask riddles as if they check whether the mood of a piece is caught correctly. Debussy’s preludes found a fine and thoughtful interpreter in the person of Alexei Lyubimov.

Seong-Jin Cho - The Wanderer: Schubert, Berg, Liszt (2020)

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Seong-Jin Cho - The Wanderer: Schubert, Berg, Liszt (2020)

Seong-Jin Cho - The Wanderer: Schubert, Berg, Liszt (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 64:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7909 | Recorded: 2019

After winning the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015 and releasing lauded albums of works by Debussy and Mozart, the "unequivocally brilliant" (The Telegraph) pianist SeongJin Cho now explores Schubert, Liszt, and Berg. The new album features Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy and Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor.

Julien Van Mellaerts & James Baillieu - Songs of Travel and Home (2021)

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Julien Van Mellaerts & James Baillieu - Songs of Travel and Home (2021)

Julien Van Mellaerts & James Baillieu - Songs of Travel and Home (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:09:55 | 160 / 235 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Champs Hill Records

For his debut song disc, baritone Julien Van Mellaerts honours his heritage with a selection of New Zealand, British, and French song, recorded with pianist James Baillieu. "I wanted to share where I feel connected to and explore the idea of home and identity through song. Having grown up knowing I was from many places, I feel a strong connection to the protagonist in Vaughan Williams / R. L. Stevenson’s Songs of Travel. I am lucky to call so many beautiful places home, and ultimately, that’s how we settled on the title, Songs of Travel and Home.” — Julien Van Mellaerts.

Alexander Gadjiev - Alexander Gadjiev - Live (2021)

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Alexander Gadjiev - Alexander Gadjiev - Live (2021)

Alexander Gadjiev - Alexander Gadjiev - Live (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:21:32 | 241 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music

Alexander Gadjiev, winner of the 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, makes his debut recording for Decca (Australia) on the Eloquence "New Series" imprint, devoted to brand new recordings. Carrying off the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize but also an additional six prizes at the 2021 Online Edition of the Sydney International Piano Competition, the young Italian-Slovenian pianist was also winner of the 2018 edition of the Prix Ranieri 111: Monte-Carlo Piano Masters (Monte Carlo, Monaco) and, in 2015, First Prize and Audience Award winner at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (Hamamatsu, Japan). More recently, he was selected for the 2019-2021 BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, which provided opportunities for him to perform in many of the major festivals and series in the UK, both in recital and as soloist with the BBC orchestras, and to record regularly for BBC Radio 3. In demand as a soloist with orchestras, and as a recitalist, Gadjiev has also performed in the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Great Hall of Ljubljana's Philharmonie, La Fenice in Venice and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 481 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 346 Mb | Scans ~ 23 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Decca | # 478 8079 | Time: 02:31:00

Valentina Lisitsa's double-CD of the music of Philip Glass is a generous collection of excerpts drawn from his film music, including The Hours, The Truman Show, and Mishima, as well as from concert works, such as Glassworks, How Now, The Metamorphosis, and Mad Rush, among other selections. While Glass achieved fame through his early ensemble pieces, where he developed a bright-edged sound through the use of electronic keyboards, his minimalism is easily adaptable to the piano, though the characteristic ostinato patterns that gave his earlier scores a fierce energy are somewhat softened in the piano's blander sonorities and more introspective tone. Lisitsa has found a niche in playing minimalist music, as she demonstrated on her successful 2014 album, Chasing Pianos, where she explored the film music of Michael Nyman. This collection is a natural follow-up, and Lisitsa's aptitude for Glass' style is shown in her steady, rocking rhythms and even dynamics, as well as in her poignantly lyrical expressions.

Deutsche Volkslieder / German Folk Songs (2021)

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Deutsche Volkslieder / German Folk Songs (2021)

Deutsche Volkslieder / German Folk Songs (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:00:41 | 450 / 277 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical Presents Deutsche Volkslieder / German Folk Songs album original hits and the original artists genre Classical Music.

Peter Fisher, Margaret Fingerhut - Arnold: A Centenary Celebration (2021)

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Peter Fisher, Margaret Fingerhut - Arnold: A Centenary Celebration (2021)

Peter Fisher, Margaret Fingerhut - Arnold: A Centenary Celebration (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet / MP3 320 kbps | 1:09:02 | 257 / 158 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: SOMM Recordings

"SOMM Recordings is delighted to mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s birth with seven first recordings of arrangements for violin and piano played by Peter Fisher and Margaret Fingerhut. A prolific composer with a prodigious gift for memorable melodies and technical brilliance, Malcolm Arnold – A Centenary Celebration reflects both the serious and lighter sides of one of the most distinctive voices of post-war British music. Making their SOMM Recordings debuts are violinist Peter Fisher, hailed by The Times as “one in a handful of the world’s finest musicians”, and British music champion Margaret Fingerhut who has been described by Gramophone as a pianist of “consummate skill and thrilling conviction”. The pair have been playing together in an admired partnership since 2016."

Ralph van Raat - John Tavener: Piano Music: Pratirūpa; Ypakoë; Palin; Mandoodles (2008)

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Ralph van Raat - John Tavener: Piano Music: Pratirūpa; Ypakoë; Palin; Mandoodles (2008)

Ralph van Raat - John Tavener: Piano Music: Pratirūpa; Ypakoë; Palin; Mandoodles (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 150 Mb | Total time: 61:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570442 | Recorded: 2007

John Tavener’s piano works are less well known than his large orchestral, vocal and choral works, yet at times seem to mark his stylistic and spiritual development on a more personal level. Tavener’s first piano work, Palin, foreshadows his search for a spirituality beyond the sophisticated, technical manipulation of musical material. The loss of his cats inspired Tavener to write Mandoodles, depicting short scenes from the life of his cat Mandu, and the bell-like In Memory of Two Cats. Ypakoë, with passages in Greek or Middle Eastern style, is a contemplative meditation on the passion and resurrection of Christ. Pratiru¯pa, Sanskrit for “reflection”, is the composer’s largest work so far for piano solo. In the words of the composer, in this work “a series of self-reflecting harmonies, melodies and rhythms attempt to reflect the most beautiful, the Divine Presence which resides in every human being”.

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (The 3 Versions) (2021)

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Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (The 3 Versions) (2021)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (The 3 Versions) (2021)
FLAC tracks | 4:34:09 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accentus Music

Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony occupies a special position in Anton Bruckner's symphonic cycle. It heralds the cycle of his "mature" symphonies and with it the composer addressed his audience directly and wanted to be understood by them. He succeeded in this - today the “Romantic” is one of Bruckner's most popular symphonies. Still, he revised it time and again and today there are three versions of it.

Daniel Heide - Beethoven: Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2021)

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Daniel Heide - Beethoven: Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2021)

Daniel Heide - Beethoven: Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 64:38 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CAvi-music

The home of my mother – a pianist and singer herself – was where I first came in contact with Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Several of her piano students from Weimar Conservatory often came to take lessons or visit us in our apartment. Curiously, instead of popular sonatas such as the Pathétique or the Appassionata, we tended to hear other ones: I still vividly recall Sonata No. 30 in E Major op. 109, on which my mother was working with a student to whom I had taken a liking.

Schaghajegh Nosrati - J.S. Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830 (2021)

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Schaghajegh Nosrati - J.S. Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830 (2021)

Schaghajegh Nosrati - J.S. Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:21:50 | 465 / 325 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CAvi-music

„There are countless reasons for loving Bach’s music“. Schaghajegh Nosrati on her relationship to Johann Sebastian Bach
There are countless reasons for loving Bach’s music. Certain musicians and music-lovers are fascinated by its complexity, its flawless craftmanship. Others treasure it for its emotional, spiritual significance with total absence of sentimentality. Others, still, are seduced by Bach’s appealing mixture of transparency and warmth.

Hardy Rittner - Brahms: Early Piano Works, Vol. 2 (2009)

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Hardy Rittner - Brahms: Early Piano Works, Vol. 2 (2009)

Hardy Rittner - Brahms: Early Piano Works, Vol. 2 (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 222 MB | 01:07:46
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Hardy Rittner seemed on top of his game both technically and interpretively in his first volume of Brahms' early piano works, but for some reason he seems less assured and less interpretively attuned to Brahms' music in this, his second volume. Performing the north German composer's C major and F minor sonatas, Rittner does not bring out of the piano the massive sonorities the music's out-sized chords require. This may be due in part to his choice of instrument. On the first volume, Rittner performed on a rich-toned 1851 Johann Baptist Streicher piano, but here he's playing an 1850 Bösendorfer lacking both depth and resonance.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - When Words Fade (Night Songs for Piano Duo) (2012)

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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - When Words Fade (Night Songs for Piano Duo) (2012)

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - When Words Fade (Night Songs for Piano Duo) (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 285 MB | 01:17:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

The Anderson & Roe piano duo’s debut release on the Steinway & Sons label is a showstopper captured in spectacular audiophile-quality sound by multi-Grammy-winning producer Steven Epstein. Featuring original four-handed arrangements of music ranging from Vivaldi, Rachmaninov, and Schubert to Michael Jackson, Radiohead, and Coldplay.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - An Amadeus Affair (2014)

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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - An Amadeus Affair (2014)

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo - An Amadeus Affair (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 182 MB | 01:06:10
Genre: Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Mozart's fascination with romance and Anderson & Roe's infatuation with Mozart come together in a sonic whirl of intrigue, scandal, exhilaration and mischief. Featuring Mozart's own Sonata for Two Pianos and scintillating Mozart arrangements by his not-so-secret admirers, this kaleidoscopic collection of works reveals the composer's mastery of the opera, concerto, and sonata genres. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, hailed as "the most dynamic duo of their generation" (San Francisco Classical Voice), brings Mozart's musical dialogue to life in a flirtatious interplay of four hands at one and two pianos.