11 The Piano

The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Deluxe Edition]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 29, 2017
The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Deluxe Edition]

The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 113 Mb | Scans | 44 Mb | Time: 42:52
Portrait | 88883 72303 2
Classical Crossover, New Age Classical

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where in 2010 they began posting piano and cello compositions combining classical, contemporary, and rock and roll music, accompanied by professional-quality videos. The Piano Guys 2 is the third studio album by American musical group The Piano Guys. It was released on May 7, 2013, by Portrait (a division of Sony Masterworks). The album made its chart début at number 38 on the US Billboard 200.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways
Leopold String Trio, Marc-André Hamelin - Brahms: The Piano Quartets (2006)

Leopold String Trio, Marc-André Hamelin - Brahms: The Piano Quartets (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:21:29 | 579 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67471/2

With the proliferation of more and more recording labels and still more ensembles getting the opportunity to record their work, it is obviously increasingly difficult to bring anything truly original when performing works from the standard repertoire. Unfortunately, this fact may lead to some questionable performance decisions in striving for originality. Such seems to be the case with the Leopold String Trio and Marc-André Hamelin and their performance of the Brahms piano quartets.
Beaux Arts Trio, Bruno Giuranna - Mozart: The Piano Quartets (1991)

Beaux Arts Trio, Bruno Giuranna - Mozart: The Piano Quartets (1991)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:07 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 410 391-2

Mozart wrote a plethera of fine chamber music in the galante style of the classical era: Quintets for various instruments, string quartets, string trios, string duos, piano trios, violin sonatas and the two magnificent piano quartets here. With these two quartets, Mozart more-or-less invented the genre which was later taken up by Schumann, Brahms and Dvorak. These piano quartets show Mozart in both a dramatic mode in the minor work and a typical merry mood in the major piece.
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1,83 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1,49 GB
2xHD Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff is joined by his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt on this exciting Grammy-nominated recording of the complete piano trios by Brahms, a body of works at the very core of the romantic chamber music repertoire. Tetzlaff, considered one of the world's leading international violinists, was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2005 by Musical America and was the 2015 ICMA Artist of the Year. Vogt was appointed the first ever Pianist in Residence by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003 and is highly sought-after as a soloist and chamber musician.
Cathy Krier - Janáček: The Piano I (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Cathy Krier - Janáček: The Piano I (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:06 minutes | 532 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

'Die Mährischen Volkslieder von 1922, Zdenkas Variationen und die zahlreiche Miniaturen, die Cathy Krier auf ihrem Janácek-Doppel-Album präsentiert, hört man so gut wie nie. Doch nicht nur wegen dieser durchaus interessanten Stücke ist die Einspielung der jungen Luxemburgerin bemerkenswert. Auch den bekannten Zyklen Auf verwachsenem Pfade und Im Nebel und der Sonate 1.X.1905 gewinnt sie neue Blickwinkel ab. So ergibt sich eine beeindruckende Gesamtschau des mährischen Meisters, bei der nur wenige, aus Kriers Sicht allenfalls musikhistorisch interessante Jugendwerke fehlen.

Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 25, 2018
Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs

Trio Fontenay - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 504 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 69209-3 | Time: 02:03:19

This duo set unites all of Brahms’ Piano Trios, masterpieces of the genre, in performances of integrity and beauty from the Trio Fontenay.
VA - 111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings (2015) (40 CD Box Set)

VA - 111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings (2015) (40 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 40 CDs, 42:50:28 min | Covers included | 8,5 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The very best of Deutsche Grammophon’s piano recordings on 40 CDs, limited edition. From Aimard (The Art of Fugue) to Zimerman (his prize-winning Debussy Preludes on 1 CD for the first time), comprising all the great names – Argerich, Barenboim, Michelangeli, Gilels, Haskil, Horowitz, Kempff, Kissin, Pogorelich, Pollini, Richter; and the new names – Blechacz, Grimaud, Lang Lang, Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Yundi – this is the ideal set to form the cornerstone of a piano collection.
Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014) [Repost]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:54
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Soundtracks | Label: Decca | # 478 6421 DH

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks. This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano. Acclaimed for his music’s innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism’ for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience. The disc is packed full with 77mins of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.
Gloria Cheng - Montage: Great film composers and the piano (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gloria Cheng - Montage: Great film composers and the piano (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:22 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The six composers featured on pianist Gloria Cheng's album entitled Montage are among today's most sought-after creators of film music - composers that have amply demonstrated their skill at creating mood and propelling action. However, when working away from the movie screen, what melodies, harmonies, and cadences might haunt their private dreams? Cheng offers an answer to those questions with compelling first recordings of their works for solo piano, a medium that can often reveal a composer's truest voice.