Alkan

Yury Favorin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Piano Works (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Yury Favorin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Piano Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 66:55 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Charles-Valentin Alkan is one of the most talented French romantic composers and pianists yet his music has rarely been recorded, and too little performed. Fascinated by the piano, Alkan showed great interest in the progress of instrumental manufacture and composed many works for solo piano; the programme chosen by Yury Favorin includes two of his major compositions.
Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)

Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:29 | 233B
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.555496

If you'd like to access the full scope of Alkan's quirky style in bite-sized proportions rather than piling into the Concerto for Solo Piano, Les Quartre Ages, and other large-scale concoctions, here's a disc for you. Esquisses (Sketches) contains 49 piano miniatures, each lasting from 43 seconds to a little more than four minutes. Alkan apparently composed these over a 15-year span. He eventually partitioned the collection into four volumes, arranged according to key sequence.
Marc-André Hamelin - Alkan: Symphony for solo piano (2001) (RePost)

Marc-André Hamelin - Alkan: Symphony for solo piano (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 225 MB | no scans
Classical | Hyperion | 73:42

Alkan's one of music's originals, a relatively neglected composer valued for his highly original, often visionary keyboard works accessible only to the most skilled virtuosos. Marc-André Hamelin certainly fills that bill and almost outdoes himself on this disc, playing with breathtaking virtuosity and imaginative insight. The Symphony for solo piano is just a four-movement work of symphonic scope and color. The Symphony was part of an even bigger work, the Opus 39 Études, whose 12 pieces include Alkan's best music. The three brief pieces that follow have strong attractions, deep spirituality prime among them. The final three pieces from his early Opus 15 set exemplify Alkan the Romantic. Again, Hamelin makes light of their technical difficulties, while shaping them sensitively. Notable are Le vent, where the right-hand runs make you hear the whistling wind and Morte, another powerful funeral march.

Alkan, Piano Works  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 7, 2009
Alkan, Piano Works

Ronald Smith, piano | Alkan Piano Works
MP3 LAME 320 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 134,5 - 128,8 Mb
Label: EMI | 2003 | 2 CD | Classical, Romantic piano

Alkan - Symphony for solo piano - Hamelin  Music

Posted by trackball at Jan. 18, 2009
Alkan - Symphony for solo piano - Hamelin

Alkan - Symphony for solo piano - Hamelin
Trois Morceaux dans la genre pathéthique
Classical | APE + CUE | 1 CD, Covers | 220 MB | TT: 73:42
CD date: June 2001 | Hyperion UK

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 1, 2017
Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)

Mark Viner - Alkan: 12 Etudes, Op. 35 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:23 | 159 MB
Label: Piano Classics

From Viner’s fingers the iridescent showers of notes cascade with scintillating exuberance… A blazing young British talent. Viner manages a near impossible feat, bringing the melody to the fore with incredibly natural phrasing.
VA - Turkish Ladies. Female Singers from Turkey 1974 -1988 (2018)

VA - Turkish Ladies (2018)
World, Turkish | 40:13 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 282 MB
Label: Sony Music Media

Turkish Ladies. Female Singers from Turkey 1974 -1988
Sony Music Turkey and Ladies on Records present the very first compilation of Turkish female singers from 70s and 80s.
Official release date - 11th May 2018
Female singers embody everything that is the most spectacular and precious in music. Their style reflects what is glamorous, vivid, important. However, the female music does not only reflect what is visible and accepted. It also mirrors all neglected, undervalued dreams and expectations. Female singers are not only artists. They are messengers.
John Ogdon - The Complete RCA Album Collection (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

John Ogdon - The Complete RCA Album Collection (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 245:06 minutes | 2,25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

John Ogdon’s complete recordings for the RCA Victor label to mark the 25th anniversary of this legendary British pianist’s untimely death in 1989. Originally released in 1968-1972 these LPs appear here for the first time on CD - all digitally remastered from the original tapes.
Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne - Pesson: Blanc mérité (2018)

Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne - Pesson: Blanc mérité (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 309 MB
Label: Aeon | Tracks: 16 | Time: 64:59 min

Lucid music. Vivacity, wit, intensity, foldings and unfoldings of the pointillist material, embracing the thing itself and its contradiction – sensuality, drollery, dances, abysses like sudden draughts of air. Movement and standstill.
Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne - Pesson: Blanc mérité (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne - Pesson: Blanc mérité (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 64:59 minutes | 673 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Lucid music. Vivacity, wit, intensity, foldings and unfoldings of the pointillist material, embracing the thing itself and its contradiction – sensuality, drollery, dances, abysses like sudden draughts of air. Movement and standstill.