Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Schiff

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
London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda and Seong-Jin Cho - Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ballades (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:04 | 182MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Long queues formed outside record stores throughout Asia when Deutsche Grammophon rush-released its recording of live highlights from Seong-Jin Cho’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. The South Korean pianist stormed the album charts in countries across the region last November, securing his status among classical music’s brightest rising stars and attracting worldwide critical acclaim. His first studio recording for the yellow label, set for international release on Friday 25 November, presents the compelling coupling of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor and the same composer’s Four Ballades, works at the heart of the 22-year-old artist’s repertoire. “This really is dream repertoire for me,” notes Cho, who fell in love with the Ballades as a child after hearing Krystian Zimerman’s recording of the works for Deutsche Grammophon.
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
Howard Shelley, Symphony Orchestra - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian SO - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:04 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Henri Herz was a phenomenon in 1830s Paris and 1940s America, but today his music is mostly forgotten. He wrote eight piano concertos, one of which was lost. Concertos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 appear across two previous volumes of the Romantic Piano Concertos series. Here, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra put on their finest dancing shoes to complete the cycle with Piano Concerto No.2 (the one with which Herz conquered America in 1846) and three extended fantasies.
Lang Lang, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Paganini: Rhapsody (2005)

Lang Lang, Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
- Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Paganini: Rhapsody (2005/2015)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:32 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Lang Lang at the keyboard with Valery Gergiev at the podium might seem like too combustible a combination. The young pianist, after all, has quickly become famous for his high-octane virtuosity, while the conductor's take-no-prisoners approach has produced some truly incendiary orchestral recordings, especially in the Russian repertoire that he practically owns these days.
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Prokofiev, S.: Piano Concerto No. 3; Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Lang Lnag; BPO; Simon Rattle (re-upload)

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 | Catalog Number: 88883732252

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
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 (Joaquin Achucarro) (2009)

Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 (Joaquín Achúcarro) (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19924 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 131 min | 40,1GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit / 2304 kbps | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 6912 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 53 min | 7,59GB
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis, at St Luke's Hall, London. Also included is a solo performance filmed amongst the paintings of the Goya Gallery at the Prado Museum in Madrid.

Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)  

Posted by peotuvave at June 25, 2015
Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)

Li, Ozawa - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2; Ravel (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 214 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 130 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001017502

Yundi Li goes from strength to strength. Deeply thoughtful and formidably virtuosic, he makes light work of Prokofiev’s nightmarish technical demands. This is a really superb disc. As for Seiji Ozawa, he comes in for some bad press these days but here he is a quite wonderful accompanist, coaxing haunting, unforgettable sounds from the Berlin Phil.