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Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 23, 2018
Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)

Igor Levit - Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:09:11 | 327 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Igor Levit makes his debut on Sony in the last six piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, a part of the repertoire that is usually reserved for mature artists, not rising stars. Yet in spite of some signs of youthful enthusiasm, and a possible loss of objectivity from playing these pieces on a busy recital schedule, Levit has a good feeling for Beethoven's late style, and his 2013 release is a promising beginning for his recording career. The excessive use of rubato is something Levit should watch, because too much alteration of the tempo dissipates Beethoven's energy, and even though these sonatas have their moments of reverie and trance-like passages that can be interpreted as mystical experiences, too much elasticity can make them seem like idle daydreams, or worse, forgetfulness.
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: Die Klaviersonaten - The Piano Sonatas (1995) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1.53 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 09:41:29 | 1.29 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 447 966-2

One of the great cycles. Of the hundred or so available recorded cycles (out of about one hundred and fifteen or so), this rates as one of the best. In better sound than either the DG stereo cycle and the live King International cycle, Kempff's style is more poetic and less intense and fiery than others. Whatever Kempff may give away in terms of speed, power, and precision, he makes up for in other ways
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete Masterpieces (2007) (60 CD Box Set)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete Masterpieces (2007) (60 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 13,6 Gb | Scans->311 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 60 CDs, 60:15:06 min | 8,18 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony / BMG

60 CD box set. Selection of Ludwig Van Beethoven works recorded by David Zinman & Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Symphonies), Yefim Bronfman, David Zinman & tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Piano concertos), Pinchas Zuckerman & Marc Neikrug (Violin Sonatas), Anner Bylsma & Jon Van Immerseel (Cello Sonatas), Seraphin Trio (Piano Trios), Alexander String Quartet (String Quartets), Yukio Yokoyama, Robert Casadesus, Justus Frantz, Vladimir Horowitz, Gerhard Oppitz & Charles Rosen (Piano Sonatas), Eugene Ormandy & Philadelphia Orchestra (Christ On The Mount Of Olives), Wolfdieter Maurer & Tokyo Oratorio Society (Mass in C Major), David Zinman & Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Missa Solemnis) and many other great artists.
Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos (1998)

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner - Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:15:22 | 811 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 237-2

Five Piano Concertos and the Piano Sonata No. 32, opus 111, recorded in stereo in 1962 and 1964, respectively, by Wilhelm Kempff [1895-1991] and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Ferdinand Leitner [1912-96]. The sonata, the composer’s last, is certainly more than a mere filler, from the opening hesitancy of the ‘Allegro con brio ed appassionato’ to the extended closing section of the second movement.

Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 30, 2018
Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)

Llŷr Williams - Llŷr Williams: Beethoven Unbound (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 13:57:39 | 2,41 Gb
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

A stunning 12-CD box set, Beethoven Unbound, will be released to mark the completion of Llŷr Williams’ monumental Beethoven cycle at Wigmore Hall and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) – recorded live at Wigmore Hall over three years and nine recitals.
Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven & Brahms: Works for Piano (Live) (2018)

Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven & Brahms: Works for Piano (Live) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 708 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 22 | Time: 169:41 min

In 1905, when Wilhelm Backhaus won the distinguished Anton Rubinstein competition in Paris at the age of 21- Bela Bartok came in second!- he thrilled the famous musicians of his day, and, of course, the turn of the century audience, with standard pieces of the highest splendor. Yet he not only impressed with works by Franz Liszt and related virtuoso composers. In 1927, he was the first pianist to record all 24 etudes Opp. 10 and 25 by Frederic Chopin.
Mari Kodama - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Mari Kodama - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 622:28 minutes | ~ 11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The waiting has finally paid off: the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle has finally arrived. Japanese pianist Mari Kodama is only the fourth woman to have recorded all of Beethoven's sonatas (Pizzicato). Although not the first with this achievement, the very idea that an artist can play this music and still introduce a new perspective, as Kodama so often proves with her performances, is astonishing.
Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)

Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 221 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 09 | Time: 65:44 min

The career of Italian pianist Gianluca Cascioli was launched with his victory at the 1994 Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition before a jury that included Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Maurizio Pollini, and Charles Rosen. He has since appeared in the major music centres of Europe, North America, and Japan.
Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Gianluca Cascioli - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 24, 26 & 29 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 65:44 minutes | 2.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The career of Italian pianist Gianluca Cascioli was launched with his victory at the 1994 Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition before a jury that included Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Maurizio Pollini, and Charles Rosen. He has since appeared in the major music centres of Europe, North America, and Japan.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10925(3) | Time: 03:31:45

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume. The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation. This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.