Chopin Prelude No. 4

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Chopin: Ballade No. 4, Polonaise-fantaisie, Barcarolle, Berceuse (2001)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Chopin: Ballade No. 4, Polonaise-fantaisie, Barcarolle, Berceuse (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 178 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 157 MB
Classic Piano | Decca | 78:08

Chopin has been a central part of Ashkenazy's repertory since his participation in the International Chopin Competition at Warsaw in 1955, when he won second prize at the age of eighteen. During the years 1974-1984 Ashkenazy recorded his acclaimed survey of Chopin's solo piano music. In the early part of his recording career he had recorded selected works and from time to time he has revisted key pieces in the studio. This new recital brings together a selection of late Chopin pieces and includes one of Ashkenazy's favourite nocturnes, Op.62 no.1 in B major, a piece which he regularly performs as an encore at his recitals.
Chopin 24 Preludes, Ballade in F minor - Ivan Moravec (1988)

Chopin 24 Preludes, Ballade in F minor - Ivan Moravec (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | TT 53:18 | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | RAR 215 MB (3% Recovery)
Supraphon | Czechoslovakia | 11 0630-2 111 | 1988

Ivan Moravec (1930) is one of the most important Czech artists of today. He is often invited into the recording studios and his numerous recordings (which have mostly taken place in the USA) have brought him a large number of international prizes and honours. His repertoire includes a selection of the most important works from the Classical and Romantic periods as well as a number of compositions by contemporary composers.
Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:55 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: BG2 63535

This selection received a Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)." The comparative simplicity of Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes (when placed against his Etudes, for example) and their status as "miniatures" often hide the fact that they are, in fact, extremely demanding pieces, especially in interpretation. These works, probably written in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier,' have been the eminent domain of such great pianists as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Claudio Arrau. The Preludes now belong to young Evgeny Kissin.
Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Chopin - Piano Works Vol. II (2005) (3CD) (Tamas Vasary)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+booklet | 999 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 562 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Almost four hours of music constitutes exceptional value especially when, tucked away among a selection of Mazurkas, is Chopin's early "Variations on a German National Air". Vásáry charms you into wondering why it is so rarely heard.
Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016)

Martha Argerich - Chopin: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 1.33 gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 838 MB | 06:01:14
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Argerich shows us what Chopin is all about. She demonstrates how this composer, along with his many other features, continually twisted the dials of music’s air-conditioning system, overwhelming cool melodic solitude with surges of warmth and intermingling cold wellsprings with hot flashes. Despite all the pathos it is sometimes made to bear, the emotionalism of Chopin’s music is always humanly ennobled. This is what makes it so eloquent in Argerich’s readings, so visceral, so powerful in its impact. The linguistic force of his music is unmistakably valid beyond the boundaries of nations and continents. That is why there are so many excellent Chopin players on this earth, but only one Martha Argerich.
Vladimir Sofronitsky - Chopin: Polonaise No.1 / Ballade No.3 / Etudes / Preludes / Waltzes / Mazurkas (2003)

Vladimir Sofronitsky - Chopin
Polonaise No.1 / Ballade No.3 / Etudes / Preludes / Waltzes / Mazurkas
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 241 MB | Full Artwork: 41 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Denon # COCQ-83672 | Country/Year: Japan 2003, 1946-1953
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano, Historical Recording

…Although little known in the West, never having toured or recorded there, Sofronitsky was held in the highest regard in his native land. Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels looked up to Sofronitsky as their master, and famously, when Sofronitsky once drunkenly proclaimed that Richter was a genius, in return Richter toasted him and proclaimed him a god. Upon hearing of Sofronitsky's death, Gilels was reputed to have said that "the greatest pianist in the world has died."…
Chopin - Argerich - 24 Préludes Etc. [Deutsche Grammophon 415 836-2] {Germany 1986}

Frederic Chopin / Martha Argerich - 24 Préludes Etc.
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 292 MB + Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon 415 836-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1986
Genre: Classical | Hoster: FP/FF

Chopin - Preludes and other piano works (Daniel Barenboim)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 14, 2011
Chopin - Preludes and other piano works (Daniel Barenboim)

Chopin - Preludes and other piano works (Daniel Barenboim)
Classical | EAC | Flac, Img+Cue, Log, Scans | 236.37 MB
CD1: 74’52 | March 1, 2005 | EMI Classics

The disc is EMI's budget CD, but the performances included here are of highest quality. In fact I've never come across any performances that come so close to Chopin's ideal - the fragile beauty, the shimmering tone colours, the noble poetry and the heart-felt intimacy of Barenboim's playing reminds me of what Chopin's contemporaries described of his pianism. I've got dozens of CDs of 24 Preludes, but this is the one I always come back to for its radiant beauty that only comes from a self-effacing, sincere heart.
Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011) [24/96]

Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:17 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony follow their recently completed Mahler cycle with a series of new live recordings, including an all-Beethoven disc featuring the Fourth Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax, and Symphony No. 5. Following the recent completion of their award-winning and ground-breaking Mahler recording project, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will continue to bolster their discography with recordings from both the core classical repertoire as well as works new to or rarely heard by audiences.
Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures (2016)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:13 min | 209 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.