50 Greats For The Piano

Complete Variations for Solo Piano  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Tamaar at June 27, 2018
Complete Variations for Solo Piano

Complete Variations for Solo Piano
by Ludwig Van Beethoven
English | EPUB | 464.9 MB

Pierre Boulez and the Piano : A Study in Style and Technique  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at March 13, 2018
Pierre Boulez and the Piano : A Study in Style and Technique

Pierre Boulez and the Piano : A Study in Style and Technique
by Peter O'Hagan
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0754653196 | 365 Pages | PDF | 12.8 MB

Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 8, 2018
Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)

Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century (2000)
works by Arvo Pärt, Peter Sculthorpe, John Tavener, Leoš Janáček, Federico Mompou

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 111 | 01:14:33

‘Piano Icons For The 21st Century’ is an exceptionally performed collection of contemporary piano works by Pärt, Janáček, Sculthorpe and Mompou, plus the world premiere recording of John Tavener's Ypakoë. Piano Icons For The 21st Century was widely acclaimed upon its release and named a Gramophone ‘Critics' Choice': 'my disc of 2000 is without hesitation Elena Riu's extraordinarily fine CD.' John Tavener was inspired to write his first major solo work for piano in over twenty years after hearing Elena play. She premiered Ypakoë, a series of meditations on the death of Jesus, at the City of London Festival. The programme also includes Janacek's In The Mist, an intensely personal and darkly hued cycle, plus an intriguing collection of miniatures by three composers who, in her view, are on a similar wavelength: Peter Sculthorpe, the late Catalan composer Federico Mompou, and Arvo Pärt.

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 7, 2018
Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 07:21:36 | 1.04 GB
Label: Chandos

Barry Douglas’s complete Brahms cycle for solo piano is now available as a unique box set. It contains all the six widely acclaimed volumes of the series, each disc planned and presented as a standalone mixed recital, along with the original booklets. Completed within the course of five years, the series was seen by BBC Music as ‘a triumph of Brahmsian thoughts’. It offers ‘beautifully manicured playing’ (Pianist), ‘captures Douglas’s sound perfectly’ (International Piano), and will ‘leave you a different person’ (Gramophone).
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.
Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 1330-32, 833 311-2 | Time: 02:07:46

The viola was Hindemith's instrument (though he could play almost any), and he wrote some of his most expressive chamber music for it. This two-disc set includes all four of Hindemith's sonatas for solo violin and the three for viola and piano. I prefer the wildness of Hindemith's earlier music to the sometimes arid calm of his later music, so listeners like myself who like Hindemith can have a feast here as most of these are early works. They are played with energy and passion by an outstanding violist and a fine pianist.

Complete Variations for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Oct. 17, 2017
Complete Variations for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Complete Variations for Solo Piano (Dover Music for Piano) by Ludwig van Beethoven
English | January 23, 2013 (1986) | ISBN: 0486251888 | EPUB | 240 pages | 229 MB
Alistair McGowan - The Piano Album (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alistair McGowan - The Piano Album (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:29 minutes | 860 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Best known for his BAFTA-winning comedy show, ‘Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression’, in which he delighted audiences nationwide with pinpoint-accurate impersonations of celebrities such as David Beckham, Gary Lineker and Jonathan Ross, Alistair McGowan is now preparing for his most demanding role of all – that of pianist – as he releases an album of solo piano works for Sony Classical.

Physics of the Piano (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Sept. 19, 2017
Physics of the Piano (Repost)

Nicholas J. Giordano, "Physics of the Piano"
2010 | pages: 183 | ISBN: 0199546029 | PDF | 2,6 mb
Joo Yeon Choi & Marek Szlezer - Beethoven, Shostakovich & Ryu: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (2017)

Joo Yeon Choi & Marek Szlezer - Beethoven, Shostakovich & Ryu: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:24 | 144 MB
Label: DUX

Although the genre of sonata for piano and cello never gained the popularity of the sonata with the violin, it has still featured in the artistic output of many composers. Originally, works composed for this scoring were actually compositions for the piano with the employment of cello. One of the first creators to use these possibilities was Ludwig van Beethoven. His five sonatas for piano and cello were a breakthrough in this genre's musical development. More than 100 years later, Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40. Cellist Joo Yeon Choi gave her debut recital when she was 13 years old. She has been awarded numerous honors, prizes and given endless amazing concerts throughout the world.