11 The Piano

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos (2015) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: The Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2015) 2CDs
Daniel Barenboim, piano; Staatskapelle Berlin; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:42:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4899 GH2

The old model for creating a hit classical recording – big-name soloist plus big-name conductor in major repertory work – is not so common anymore, but this live Brahms recording from the Staatskapelle Berlin under Venezuela's Gustavo Dudamel, with Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish pianist Daniel Barenboim as soloist, shows that there's life in the concept yet. One could point to the virtues of pianist and conductor separately: it's a rare septuagenarian who can combine power and clear articulation of detail the way Barenboim does, and Dudamel builds a vast sweep in, especially, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. But it's the way that the two work together that really makes news. Chalk it up to shared South American heritage or to whatever the listener wants, but the way the orchestra and piano define separate spheres and work them together is extraordinary. Again, it is in the Piano Concerto No. 1 and its Beethovenian drama that their mutual understanding is most evident, but there is a sense of great variety powerfully unified throughout.

La pianiste / The Piano Teacher (2001)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Nov. 9, 2016
La pianiste / The Piano Teacher (2001)

La pianiste / The Piano Teacher (2001)
French | BRRip | MKV | 1024x560 | AVC @ 2746 kb/s | 2.74 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 256 kb/s | 6 channels | 02:10:41 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe.
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.
Beginning Piano Improvisation Made Easy: Learn How To Improvise On The Piano In a Few Days

Beginning Piano Improvisation Made Easy: Learn How To Improvise On The Piano In a Few Days by Jason Chang
English | 4 Nov 2016 | ASIN: B01M5L6GBU | 54 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF | 6.57 MB

This book is for anyone who wants to cross over from reading music to making music. This is a very easy first step in piano improvising which will demystify improvisation in a few short weeks without having to dive into mountains of theory.

Kadenze - Reinventing the Piano Session 3 with Adam Tender (2016)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at Nov. 1, 2016
Kadenze - Reinventing the Piano Session 3 with Adam Tender (2016)

Kadenze - Reinventing the Piano Session 3
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF Guides | 1280 x 720 | AVC ~2400 kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 160 Kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 02:29:02 | 3.93 GB
Genre: Video Tutorial / Sound Processing, Music Production, Sound Engineering

The piano remains one of the great achievements of musical instrument design and has long served as a primary creative tool for musicians worldwide. In this course, we will look at how the piano’s design touches on a range of diverse topics, like: where musical scales come from and how the piano’s design impacts creativity; the expressive relationship between various keyboard instrument designs; the extraordinary range of color that emerges when we listen closely to how various intervals can be tuned, and in turn the choices we need to make when tuning a keyboard instrument.

The Piano Guys - Uncharted (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 28, 2016
The Piano Guys - Uncharted (2016)

The Piano Guys - Uncharted (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:45:30 | 109 MB
Genre: Classical Crossover, Classical | Label: TPG Productions LLC

Technically, the Piano Guys are the music duo of pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, but they're also a 21st century multimedia collective that includes Paul Anderson and studio engineer and writer Al van der Beek. Together they produce musical and video gems that mash up classical themes with pop songs that have made the group's YouTube channel one of the most visited on the planet. The group had its beginnings in St. George, Utah, where Anderson owned a piano shop. Schmidt walked in one day and asked if he could practice on one of the pianos for an upcoming concert. Soon Anderson and Schmidt were recording and making videos together, and with the addition of Nelson, posting them to YouTube.
Ludovico Einaudi - Waves, The Piano Collection - Jeroen Van Veen: Box Set 7CDs (2013)

Ludovico Einaudi - Waves, The Piano Collection - Jeroen Van Veen: Box Set 7CDs (2013)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,16 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics (Edel) | Release Year: 2013

Outstanding execution by Jeroen Van Veen with superb sound quality. Einaudi's work is difficult to categorize as he pulls classical, pop, new age and cinematic ideas into thoughtfully crafted modern pieces. Highly appealing because it's simply all very good.

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at Sept. 15, 2016
The Golden Age of the Piano (1993)

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 115 min | 7.9 Gb | Scans included
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 | Subs: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Genre: Classical, Documentary | Label: Philips | # 075 092-9 PH

A documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century, introduced, written and narrated by David Dubal. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Field, Grainger, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Padarewski, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Scriabin and Weber. Featuring musicians Claudio Arrau, Alexander Brailowsky, Van Cliburn, Alfred Cortot, Glenn Gould, Percy Grainger, Myra Hess, Josef Hoffmann, Vladimir Horowitz, Wanda Landowska, Ignacy Paderewski, Artur Rubinstein, and Rudolf Serkin. Bonus: Claudio Arrau Centenary reissued of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 13, 2016
George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls

George Gershwin - Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 221 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Classical | Elektra Nonesuch #9 79287-2

Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls is an album of piano rolls recorded (with one exception) by George Gershwin. It was released by Nonesuch Records in 1993. Gershwin recorded these piano rolls between 1916 and 1927. Several rolls use overdubbing, so that Gershwin is in effect playing a four-handed piece solo. The final selection, "An American In Paris", was recorded by Frank Milne in 1933. Milne worked as a roll-editor with Gershwin in the 1920s, and edited several of the rolls reproduced on this disc. So skilled was Milne as a roll editor, the liner notes suggest that he may not have actually "played" "An American In Paris" at all – in the same way that a musician can write sheet music…

National Geographic - 9/11: The Longest War (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 12, 2016
National Geographic - 9/11: The Longest War (2016)

National Geographic - 9/11: The Longest War (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2438 Kbps | 1h 27mn | 1.77 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In honour of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, National Geographic Channel is looking back at the very best reporting we have done since this world-changing tragedy first happened using extended excerpts from past specials that relate directly to events leading up to and following the attacks on New York City and Washington DC.