Alexander Chernev

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 22, 2017
Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 78:53 min | 189 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985377642 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Few pianists can claim a more impressive recording debut than Alexander Krichel’s masterful Liszt recital in 2011 (Telos/Profil). It was followed by two concerto releases, the first offering works by Mozart, Hummel and Chopin and a second with Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto and the Moments musicaux (both Sony Classical) as well as another solo disc with a mixed Romantic programme. All these suggest a steady career trajectory and artistic growth unencumbered by external pressures. Krichel, a Hamburg native who turns 28 this year, has now released an all-Ravel disc, replete with shimmering surfaces and gossamer textures beautifully captured by the Sony engineers.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)

Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 00:57:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC90 1870

In nearly every respect this is outstanding. The Rondo brillant and the Fantasie, both written for the virtuoso duo of Karl von Bocklet and Josef Slawik, can sound as if Schubert were striving for a brilliant, flashy style, foreign to his nature. Both are in places uncomfortable to play (when first published, the Fantasie’s violin part was simplified), but you would never guess this from Faust’s and Melnikov’s performance; they both nonchalantly toss off any problem passages as though child’s play. The Fantasie’s finale and the Rondo brillant are irresistibly lively and spirited, and this duo’s technical finesse extends to more poetic episodes – Melnikov’s tremolo at the start of the Fantasie shimmers delicately, while the filigree passagework in the last of the variations that form the Fantasie’s centrepiece have a delightful poise and sense of ease.

Chessboard Magic! by Irving Chernev [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Dec. 16, 2014
Chessboard Magic! by Irving Chernev [Repost]

Chessboard Magic! by Irving Chernev
English | June 1943 | ISBN: 0486206076 | 175 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess" [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Dec. 10, 2014
 Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess" [Repost]

Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess"
English | August 15, 1964 | ISBN: N\A | 215 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy by Irving Chernev

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy by Irving Chernev
Dover Publications | November 6, 1992 | English | ISBN: 0486273024 | 276 pages | DJVU | 2 MB

Over 60 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning, featuring games by the greatest chess masters — Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, others. Each game offers a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described and diagramed in the clearest possible manner for players of every level of skill. 146 illustrations.

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games by Irving Chernev  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 17, 2014
Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games by Irving Chernev

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games by Irving Chernev
Dover Publications; Annotated edition | February 1, 1982 | English | ISBN: 0486242498 | 300 pages | DJVU | 2 MB

These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize the Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Réti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, with endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.

Combinations: The Heart of Chess (Dover Chess) by Irving Chernev [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 8, 2014
Combinations: The Heart of Chess (Dover Chess) by Irving Chernev [Repost]

Combinations: The Heart of Chess (Dover Chess) by Irving Chernev
Dover Publications; Revised edition | June 1, 1967 | English | ISBN: 0486217442 | 248 pages | DJVU | 3 MB

Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres, and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams.

1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Sept. 27, 2014
1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev [Repost]

1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
Fireside; Rei Sub edition | July 15, 1955 | English | ISBN: 0671538012 | 579 pages | PDF | 19 MB

My vote for the most fun chess book ever. The early games–these are the shortest–would not be played today by any competent high-school player…a good reason for having them archived here. All chess freaks must own this one, to recall a time before chess became the triple pillar of Soviet culture.

Irving Chernev, "Chessboard Magic!"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Jan. 17, 2012
Irving Chernev, "Chessboard Magic!"

Irving Chernev, "Chessboard Magic!"
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc | ISBN: 0486206076 | edition 1943 | PDF | 175 pages | 3,2 mb

Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Jan. 4, 2012
Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess"

Chernev Irving, "The Russians Play Chess"
Publisher: Marquardt & Company | ISBN: N\A | edition 1964 | PDF | 215 pages | 6,2 mb