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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.

Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2018
Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frederic Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)

Byron Janis - True Romantic: Frédéric Chopin & Franz Liszt (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 155 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Angel/EMI Classics | # 7243 5 56780 2 7 | Time: 00:56:28

For while it would be idle to pretend that this 70-year-old virtuoso, struck down at the height of his career with psoriatic arthritis, still commands the velocity and reflex of his earlier years, his later Chopin and Liszt are a tribute to a devotion and commitment gloriously enriched by experience. The First Impromptu is piquantly voiced and phrased while the C sharp minor Etude, Op. 25 No. 7, could hardly be more hauntingly confided, more ‘blue’ or inturned. How you miss the repeat in the C sharp minor Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3 (not Op. 15, as the jewel-case claims), given such cloudy introspection and if there are moments when you recall how Rubinstein – forever Chopin’s most aristocratic spokesman – can convey a world of feeling in a scarcely perceptible gesture, Janis’s brooding intensity represents a wholly personal, only occasionally overbearing, alternative; an entirely different point of view. Time and again he tells us that there are higher goods than surface polish or slickness and in the valedictory F minor Mazurka, Op. 68 No. 4 he conveys a dark night of the soul indeed, an emotion almost too desolating for public utterance… Janis is no less remarkable in Liszt, whether in the brief but intriguing Sans mesure (a first performance and recording), in a Sonetto 104 del Petrarca as tear-laden as any on record and in a final Liebestod of an exhausting ardour and focus.

Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 3, 2018
Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)

Maria Perrotta - Maria Perrotta Plays Chopin (2015)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 246 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 12 | Time: 80:12 min

Maria Perrotta offers a richly comprehensive and demanding live Chopin programme on her new disc from Italian Decca. For one local critic, her playing compares favourably with Pollini (‘where Pollini is fast and formalistic, Perrotta is analytical and expressive but, like Pollini, always maintains a sense of formal unity’). Yet while her musicianship is, at its best, intense and compelling, it can also be overbearing with, at times, an almost Teutonic view of Chopin.
Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Joseph Moog - Chopin: Complete Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:57 minutes | 680 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Earning a Grammy nomination and Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year award in 2015, Joseph Moog is one of the finest young virtuoso pianists of our time. On this release, Moog turns to Chopin's piano sonatas. Piano Sonata No.1 is a rarely heard work. It shows the young composer as yet untouched by the influences of Beethoven and the other great composer-pianists of the period. It owes more to Mozart and the late classical period.
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."
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.
Alice Sara Ott - Chopin: Complete Waltzes (2010/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alice Sara Ott - Chopin: Complete Waltzes (2010/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:15 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott is a performer who appears to care more about the score and the composer than about her image and interpretations. After promoting Lang-Lang, a pianist of maximal technique but debatable taste, DG has given Ott an exclusive recording contract, and her first release, the complete waltzes of Chopin, shows her to be a pianist of taste and restraint. That is not to say that her performances here are ever less than dazzling, because she plays with supreme ease, or any less than affecting, because she brings out everything in the scores, from sparkling wit to darkest melancholy.
Emanuele Delucchi - Godowksy: Studies on Chopin, Op. 10 (2017)

Emanuele Delucchi - Godowksy: Studies on Chopin, Op. 10 (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 202 MB
Label: Piano Classics – PCL0122 | Tracks: 27 | Time: 75:50 min
Classical, Piano, Romantic

The Studien über die Etüden von F. Chopin have manifold purposes. Their aim is to develop the mechanical, technical and musical possibilities of piano playing, to expand the peculiarly adapted nature of the instrument to polyphonic, polyrhythmic and polydynamic work and to widen the range of its possibilities in tone coloring.