Brahms Kissin

Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

Evgeny Kissin - The Early Recordings (2007) 5 CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 703 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8528 | Time: 04:47:31

This is the second of Brilliant's box sets devoted to Russian recordings from Evgeny Kissin. Labeled as early, these live concert performances from 1984 to 1990 carry us from the day after Kissin turned 13 (Mozart Cto. #12 K. 414) to age 18 (Mozart Cto. #20, K. 466), with most readings clustering in the range of 1985-89. Russians were well aware of the marvel in their midst; the pianist's American breakthrough occurred in 1990 when he debuted at Carnegie Hall's centennial season. No one since Richter, debuting almost thirty years before, had made such a heady entry, and Richter was past fifty when he came here (briefly, since he loathed American capitalism and the pace of life in our big cities).

Evgeney Kissin - Fantasy [DG 2CD] (2007)  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at June 22, 2015
Evgeney Kissin - Fantasy [DG 2CD] (2007)

Evgeney Kissin - Fantasy [DG 2CD] (2007)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 2 CD | Size: 504 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi | TT 80:50 + 68:13 min. | 5% recovery | NitroFlare
Classical/ Romantic | Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Company | Release date: 02-03-2007 | Catalog nr. 477 616-2

DG offers a terrific bargain here that anyone who follows this celebrated pianist will want to hear.
Evgeny Kissin - Brahms: Sonata Op. 5, Five Hungarian Dances (2003)

Evgeny Kissin - Brahms: Sonata Op. 5, Five Hungarian Dances (2003)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 132 MB | +covers
Classical Piano | RCA Red Seal | 56:06

The centerpiece of this CD is Brahms' Sonata, Opus 5, which he composed when he was 20 years old. At 38 minutes, it is a grand, expansive, five-movement work, practically symphonic in its complexity and format. Kissin's virtuosity is astounding–he can thunder or whisper–and his sense of line, melody, and mood are impeccable. His joy at playing the piano and just plain music-making is something to behold. Two pieces from Op. 76 (composed 22 years after the sonata) express a folksy flavor and sentimental yearning, respectively, and the five brief Hungarian Dances (transcribed for piano by the composer from his orchestral works) are perfect encores–energetic and easy to grasp. This is a glorious disc, a must for lovers of great pianism, and another feather in Kissin's already impressive cap.
Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations

Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations
Classical | FLAC | 205 MB

Evgeny Kissin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Brahms: Paganini variations

RCA Victor Red Seal Sony BMG Classics

Fanfare (7-8/98, p.94) - "…[Kissin's] virtuosity continues to stun, and the Brahms here is conquered with complete ease and fearlessness. For clarity matched with extremes of speed and volume, this account can have few equals….The Beethoven is well-played throughout…" BBC Music (6/98, p.62) - Performance: 5 (for the Brahms), 4 (for the other performances), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "This disc is worth the asking price for the Brahms 'Paganini Variations' alone - a quite staggering feat of pianistic viruosity….Kissin is terrific in the whirlwind finale of Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata…"

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Brahms: The Symphonies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 168:31 minutes | 4.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to release their latest recordings on BSO Classics–a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall in November 2016, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO's Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons on Deutsche Grammophon. This new Brahms symphony cycle follows two others recorded previously by the BSO, under Erich Leinsdorf in the mid-1960s and Bernard Haitink in the early 1990s. ''It makes me so proud and happy,'' observes Andris Nelsons, ''that the Boston Symphony Orchestra of today, filled with so many great musicians, will now have its own place in recorded history with this amazing music.''
Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1 (2017)

Pacifica Quartet & Menahem Pressler - Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 - R. Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 71:34 min | 304 MB
Label: Cedille - CDR 90000 170 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Chamber Music

The internationally celebrated, Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet joins forces with legendary pianist Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio for Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, a pillar of German Romanticism that opens with one of the most recognizable melodies in classical music. Pressler, a consummate chamber artist, performs the virtuosic piano part with a clarity and transparency that makes the piano seem like a fellow member of the string ensemble.
Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)

Jonathan Plowright - Johannes Brahms: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2016)
Variations, Op.21 No.2; Piano Pieces, Opp.76 & 118; Waltzes, Op.39

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2127 | 01:21:20

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - February 2016. Critical acclaim for Jonathan Plowright's two previous discs in his series of Brahms’s works for solo piano includes distinctions such as ‘10/10’ on the website Classics Today and top marks in Diapason as well as ‘Instrumental Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine. On his third disc Plowright presents the listener with two seemingly contradictory aspects of Johannes Brahms: the deeply serious, emotionally charged, but also meticulously constructed late Piano Pieces of Op. 118 and their precursor Op. 76 appear side by side with the unapologetic extroversion and scintillating verve of most (if not all) of the 16 Waltzes Op. 39, and the flamboyant Variations on a Hungarian Melody. Brahms’s fascination with Hungarian gypsy music stemmed from his friendship with the violinist Eduard Reményi, and found an outlet in several works, among which the Hungarian Dances are probably the most famous.

Kiss - Kissin' Time In San Francisco (1994)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 1, 2017
Kiss - Kissin' Time In San Francisco (1994)

Kiss - Kissin' Time In San Francisco (1994)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Genre: hard rock, classic rock

Kissin' Time In San Francisco is the 1994 bootleg album by American hard rock make-up bandits Kiss. Most of the album is taken from a live recording at the Winterland in San Francisco in early 1974, just as the band were to release their first album. The remainder features demo chestnuts. This was released on the one-off label Black Diamond Records.
Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:42:27 | 177 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439898

The young Kissin was able to work wonders in Prokofiev–above all the Sixth Sonata (Kissin in Tokyo - Yevgeny Kissin). Regrettably, the mature Kissin recently delivered highly disappointing live performances of the Second and Third Concertos (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3), indeed, regardless of the predictable rave in the British press. This 1994 recording of the First and Third Concertos is unquestionably very good, especially the youthful First, although competition is very strong–from Graffman/Szell (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3) and Argerich/Dutoit (Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3) in this coupling, and from the complete sets by Berman/Gutierrez/Järvi, Toradze/Gergiev and Krainev/Kitaenko.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.