Chopin Piano Solo

Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)

Tatiana Shebanova - Chopin: Complete Solo Piano Works In Opus Order (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 12:00:18 | 2,1 Gb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Tatiana Shebanova, who also features in the Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s on-going Real Chopin series (see review special, p83), gets her own complete, modern instrument (as opposed to Real Chopin’s historic instruments) cycle on the Polish label Dux. Arranged in opus order, it presents a satisfying survey of Chopin’s development, and it spares the listener from (for example) a lack of variety in the usual hour-long sequence of waltzes.
Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 218 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:23 min

Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015 Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, on 23 September 1995, Aimi began her piano studies aged three, and made her first appearance with orchestra at the age of seven, followed by her international debut two years later. Since then, Aimi has appeared at the Carnegie Hall in New York no less than four times.
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 / Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin / Liszt: Solo Piano (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 65:27 minutes | 526 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015 Aimi Kobayashi is a leading young Japanese pianist, one of the finalists at the Chopin Competition in 2015…
Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)

Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 264 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Silver Seal / BMG Music, VD60789 | 01:14:08

"This recording is remarkable for it's mixture of quiet, subtle virtuosity, musicianship and style. Both concertos are played as if they are works of art as opposed to technical showpieces. Mr. Ax is this generations Rudolph Serkin. Ormandy provides the idiomatic, thankless accompaniment with expert finesse."
Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)

Aimi Kobayashi - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Liszt: Dante Sonata & 3 Petrarch Sonnets (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:27 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

A finalist in the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition, Japanese pianist Aimi Kobayashi shows her evident sympathy for the music of the Polish composer here. His Second Piano Sonata, complete with its Funeral March finale, is played with winning poetry in a fine performance that’s alive to the vividly contrasted moments of light and shade. The more demonstrative music of Liszt, too, finds Kobayashi an imaginative interpreter. She tackles the Dante Sonata with energy, and tunes into the contemplative mood of the three Petrarch Sonnets with creativity and personality.
Jean-Marc Luisada, Quatuor Talich - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1999)

Jean-Marc Luisada, Quatuor Talich - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 334 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 184 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 53 Mb
Classical | Label: BMG / Rca Red Seal, #:74321 632112 | 01:17:26

Depuis son prix au prestigieux concours Frédéric-Chopin de Varsovie, le pianiste français Jean-Marc Luisada compte clairement parmi les spécialistes de la musique du grand compositeur romantique. Cet enregistrement est rare et a de quoi surprendre, même les plus blasés, par une discographie chopinienne plutôt abondante. Certes, Le Premier concerto de Chopin ne manque pas d'interprétations de grande valeur, mais la version chambriste que nous propose Jean-Marc Luisada en compagnie du Quatuor Talich permet un nouvel éclairage de la partition de Frédéric Chopin. Face aux équilibres tendus et intimes du quatuor, le toucher et le phrasé de Luisada s'expriment pleinement. La partition est à la fois légère et pleine, entraînante et réfléchie, lyrique et sobre. Ici, pas de lutte inégale entre le soliste et la masse orchestrale mais un échange permanent qui met en lumière des détails raffinés de l'écriture de Frédéric Chopin. L'équilibre est le maître mot de ce disque dans lequel dominent également l'amitié et la joie de jouer ensemble. Un disque rare.
Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster) [24-96]

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1986) (2002 Remaster)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: front cover | RAR | 1.23 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 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.

Samson François - Chopin: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 21, 2017
Samson François - Chopin: Piano Works (2017)

Samson François - Chopin: Piano Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11:17:22 | 1.53 GB
Label: Warner Classics

Much of Samson François’s pianistic career was devoted to performing and recording the works of Frédéric Chopin. A musician to whom many Chopin scholars are indebted, François was famed for bringing the intricacies of Chopin’s piano works to life, in a way no performer had done before him. Also featuring the Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Louis Frémaux, this collection includes some of Chopin’s greatest masterpieces, performed with spellbinding musicality by the eminent French pianist.
Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Evgeny Kissin - The Legendary 1984 Moscow Concert - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:10 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68378

Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory, this is a truly legendary performance. Any experienced veteran could be proud of it; that a boy of 12 should possess the necessary technique, the musical understanding and maturity, and the sustained concentration, is almost beyond belief. Reveling in his own limitless virtuosity, Kissin seems to be playing with as well as on the piano with elfin grace and delicacy; yet his command of the keyboard his warm, singing, powerful, varied tone are only tools for expressing his spontaneous response to the music.