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London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra & Ellen Ballon - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Ravel: Piano Concerto For The Left Hand (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:14 | 106 MB
Label: Decca

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet, but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos, which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element, and he was a concerto accompanist of renowned sensitivity: ‘the slow movement is particularly sweetly felt,’ as Gramophone remarked in its March 1951 review of the Chopin F minor concerto. In his booklet note, François Hundry (author of the authoritative biography of Ansermet) remarks on the frisson and Romantic sensibility which pianist and conductor create together in this, their only partnership on record.
Nelson Freire - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; Polonaise Héroïque (2015) [TR24][OF]

Nelson Freire - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; Polonaise Héroïque
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 65:36 min | 1.12 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2015

In the third of three new landmark albums on the Decca label, Nelson Freire marks his 70th birthday year with a stunning recording of Chopin s lyrical and brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2
Maria Joao Pires, Sinfonia Varsovia, Christopher Warren-Green - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Nocturnes (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op.21; Nocturnes (2015)
Maria João Pires, piano; Sinfonia Varsovia; Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina | # NIFCCD 040 | Time: 01:15:55

This grande dame of the piano world, possessed of an extraordinarily modest, charming personality – focused on the music, devoted to deeply understanding it – has performed three times during the Chopin and His Europe Festival at the invitation of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. The recordings on this album come from her concerts in 2010 (when she performed the Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green) and 2014 (when she performed a recital including, among other items, the Nocturnes presented here). A presentation of – by nature – completely different interpretations, which nonetheless form an extraordinarily coherent artistic whole. Superb creations displaying the most beautiful side of pianistic art.
Nelson Freire - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise heroique (2015)

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2; Ballade No.4; Berceuse; 3 Mazurkas; Polonaise (2015)
Nelson Freire, piano; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Lionel Bringuier

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5332 DH | Time: 01:05:42

In the third of three new landmark albums on the Decca label, Nelson Freire marks his 70th birthday year with a stunning recording of Chopin’s lyrical and brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2. The recording was made in Cologne with the Gurzenich-Orchester Koln and Lionel Bringuier, one of the most talked-about of the younger generation of conductors. The release also features some favorite Chopin solo works including a Ballade, Berceuse, Polonaise and three Mazurkas.
Chopin - Ivo Pogorelich / Chicago SO / Claudio Abbado - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Polonaise No. 5 (1983)

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Polonaise No. 5
Ivo Pogorelich / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 136 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 410 507-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1983
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic
Denis Matsuev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 62:53 minutes | 1.89 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Denis Matsuev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition back in 1998 at the age of 23 and has continued to plough the Romantic piano concerto furrow with colossal technique and seemingly unstoppable energy. A regular piano partner of Valery Gergiev, he’s spent much of his career working his way through the great Russian piano concertos. Here, Rachmaninoff’s über-Romantic Concerto no. 2, all surging climaxes and sweeping melodies, sits alongside Pr
Denis Matsuev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2017)

Denis Matsuev, St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:53 min | 311 MB
Label: Mariinsky | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Denis Matsuev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition back in 1998 at the age of 23 and has continued to plough the Romantic piano concerto furrow with colossal technique and seemingly unstoppable energy. A regular piano partner of Valery Gergiev, he’s spent much of his career working his way through the great Russian piano concertos.
See Siang Wong - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Chamber Music Versions) (2017) [24/96]

See Siang Wong - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Chamber Music Versions) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:08 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Chopin and Beethoven: the piano concertos as chamber music. Since the invention of the piano by Bartolomeo Christofori, composers such as Mozart and Haydn have explored and cherished the new tones and dynamic possibilities that the instrument offers. At the beginning of the 19th century, the piano grew increasingly popular and more and more were built and sold.
Nelson Freire - Nelson Freire plays Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt (2017)

Nelson Freire - Nelson Freire plays Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:51 | 115 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion

Nelson Freire is among the most admired pianists of his generation, having played with the leading orchestras and conductors in the most prestigious recital halls, and in collaboration with the finest violinists, cellists, and fellow pianists. He has also recorded extensively in a wide range of repertory for numerous major labels, including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Philips, and Decca.
Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)

Lise de la Salle, Staatskapelle Dresden, Fabio Luisi - Chopin: Ballades, Piano Concerto No.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:28 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5215

France's Naïve label has heavily promoted the career of the young pianist Lise de la Salle, who was 22 when this recording was made. Her fashion-spread good looks fit with Naïve's design concepts, and she has the ability to deliver the spontaneous, unorthodox performances the label favors. How does she fare in a field extremely crowded with Chopin recitals? Her performances certainly aren't derivative of anyone else, and this live recording from the Semperoper in Dresden (you get a one-minute track of just applause at the end) has a good deal of attention-getting flair. The standout feature of de la Salle's performance, in the four ballades at least, is her orientation toward slow tempos, inventively deployed.