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.
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.
See Siang Wong - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Chamber Music Versions) (2017)

See Siang Wong - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Chamber Music Versions) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:10 | 165 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2017

Sony Music is pleased to invite you to listen to the album containing intimate versions of the piano concertos: E - minor Frederic Chopin and G - Major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Contractors: See Siang Wong, piano and Gémeaux Quartet, Szymon (bass). Chamber concert version No. 4 G - flat major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven, found by musicologist Hans-Werner Küthen, was founded after the premiere concert in 1807. The piano was performed by the composer himself. Frederic Chopin Piano Concertos is a position with which the dreams of many pianists. In the nineteenth century there was a custom of transcribing orchestral works for smaller ensembles chamber. From this period it comes from this study, which allowed many pianists perform this work.
Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009) {Channel Classics}

Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 190 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Classical, Symphony, Romantic | Label: Channel Classics ‎- CCS SA 26109

Fans of Gustav Mahler's joyous Symphony No. 4 in G major will relish this buoyant performance by Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, featuring soprano Miah Persson, for it is wholly in keeping with the light tone and merry spirit of the score and is as delightful as any other recording on the market.
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel - Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy; Mohammed Fairouz: Symphony No.4 (2013)

Philip Glass - Concerto Fantasy for 2 Timpanists and Orchestra
Mohammed Fairouz - Symphony No.4 'In the Shadow of No Towers'
Ji Hye Jung & Gwendolyn Burgett (timpani), Jānis Porietis (trumpet)
University of Kansas Wind Ensemble; Paul W. Popiel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.573205 | Time: 00:57:45

Philip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra, composed in 2000 and transcribed for wind ensemble by Mark Lortz in 2004, is a significant addition to the repertoire of large-scale works for timpani. The work is rhythmically galvanizing, sonically alluring, and features virtuoso cadenzas for both soloists. Symphony No 4 ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ is Mohammed Fairouz’s first major work for wind ensemble, and its inspiration is the provocative comic book by Art Spiegelman, written shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Spiegelman himself has commented: “I’m moved by [this] scary, somber, and seriously silly symphony…I’m honored that the composer found an echo in my work that allowed him to strike a responsive chord and express his own complex responses to post 9/11 America. He emerges from the rubble with a very tony piece of high-brow cartoon music.”
Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)

Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:05 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Philippe Herreweghe directs these Schumann concertos with severity and urgency, with an impact that’s particularly strong in the opening movement of the A minor piano concerto. The soloist is Andreas Staier, who plays a mid-19th century J.B. Streicher instrument. But it’s not just the use of period instruments (this is certainly the kind of piano Schumann would have known) that proves so fascinating here; rather, it’s the minutely detailed way in which soloist and conductor interact during this performance. Note, for instance, how astutely Herreweghe’s wind players articulate the sorrowful first subject group after the soloist’s opening salvo, a passage that sets the tone for all that follows.