Chopin Piano Concertos [lang Lang]

Prokofiev - Bartok - Piano Concertos - Lang Lang; Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 & Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, Sz. 95, BB 101 -
Lang Lang (piano); Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 343 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 2013| Published: 2013

It is extremely hard for any new recording to compete with the stunning 1967 Berlin account that Argerich made with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Abbado… Lang Lang certainly equals the boldness, power and communicative quality of Argerich’s account. Under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle the Berliner Philharmoniker is highly persuasive and sympathetic. Not for the first time the woodwind excel - marvellous. - Michael Cookson; www.musicweb-international.com
Tchaikovsky | Mendelssohn First Piano Concertos - Lang Lang

Tchaikovsky - Mendelssohn - First Piano Concertos - Lang Lang - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Barenboim
Classical | APE | 220 MB | Umvd Labels | RS.com | 1 CD | 2003

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990) (Repost)

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:12 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection.
Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 455

Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with a distinctive performance of Chopin’s notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. Since winning the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter.
Chopin - Piano Concertos (Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons) (2010)

Chopin - Piano Concertos (Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons) (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 110 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik

For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, the renowned Ruhr Piano Festival in Essen invited the Staatskapelle Berlin to give a truly special program: the rare combination of Chopin‘s two piano concertos in one concert. For this purpose Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra‘s principal conductor, handed over the reins of „his“ ensemble to up-and-coming young conductor Andris Nelsons, assuming the role of piano soloist instead. The press raved: „Storms of applause for a dream couple: Daniel Barenboim and Andris Nelsons won over the audience […] with their rousing Chopin interpretations“.
Chopin - Zimerman, L.A. PO - Piano Concerto No.1 & 2 [Deutsche Grammophon 463 662-2] {Europe 2002, 1979}

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Krystian Zimerman / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320: 170 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon 463 662-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2002 (1979)
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Hoster: Filepost

Noel Mewton-Wood Vol 1 - Chopin, Piano Concertos  

Posted by DentonW at July 21, 2011
Noel Mewton-Wood Vol 1 - Chopin, Piano Concertos

Noel Mewton-Wood Vol 1 - Chopin - Piano Concertos
EAC (FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans 300/600 dpi | 1CD, 169 MB + 4,37 MB (.rar) | FS and RS
Classical | Label: Dante HPC 105, France 1998 (mono recording)

Noel Mewton-Wood’s (1922-53) journey from underestimated virtuoso to present-day icon is cause for both celebration and irony. Glowing testimonials to his ‘genius’ (Sir Malcolm Sargent) from Myra Hess, Beecham, Schnabel, Bliss, Hindemith and Britten were countered by indifference from the major record labels and concert managements, a situation that doubtless contributed to his suicide at the age of 31. Behind an ebullient surface, Mewton-Wood was a romantic idealist, susceptible to depression and mood-swings. So it is hardly surprising to find the dichotomy reflected in performances which alternate a luminous poetic delicacy with a rare energy and bravura. [[i]Bryce Morrison, Gramophone, November 2003
Martha Argerich - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999) (Repost)

Martha Argerich - Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, cond. Charles Dutoit
EAC Rip | APE+CUE+LOG | 270 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 159 MB
Classical/Piano | EMI Classics | 69:00

Martha Argerich has few peers in this repertoire today, and in terms of sheer spontaneity in performance she's simply in a class of her own. Chopin's concertos are early works, and they always have taken their share of abuse owing to the composer's somewhat clunky orchestration. Of course, no one ever has had anything to say against the piano part, which is marvelous and which dominates the proceedings to the point where the orchestra is pretty irrelevant anyway. What makes these performances so special is that Dutoit not only stays in the background, where he belongs, but actually manages to offer the kind of intimate support that allows Argerich to literally do whatever she wants. (David Hurwitz, classicstoday.com)
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 - Zimerman & Giulini (1990)

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 - Zimerman & Giulini (1990)
1 CD | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans + Booklet | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | SM + HF + FS

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection. From an interpretative viewpoint, it's usually a matter of roundabouts and swings. In the E minor work, for instance, we get a slightly more flowing Romanze from Ax, and a slightly more propulsive finale from Zimerman. Orchestral honours are similarly divided, with Giulini extracting an exceptionally rich cantabile from his American orchestra.