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Folke Nauta, Jacob Bogaart - Cor De Groot: Hommage, Piano Music (2022)

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Folke Nauta, Jacob Bogaart - Cor De Groot: Hommage, Piano Music (2022)

Folke Nauta, Jacob Bogaart - Cor De Groot: Hommage, Piano Music (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:12:27 | 463 / 303 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Piano Classics

Cor de Groot (July 7, 1914 – May 26, 1993) was a Dutch pianist and composer. Born in Amsterdam, he studied piano with Egbert Veen and Ulferts Schults, and composition and conducting with Sem Dresden. In 1932 he graduated with highest honors, playing a piano concerto written by himself. After becoming a soloist with the Concertgebouw Orchestra he embarked on a highly successful international career. If some (though not yet all) of his recordings as a pianist have received modern reissues on CD, his own compositions have received comparatively little attention. An early Sonatina pokes fun at serial technique, before an Old Holland Suite deftly sketches a sequence of 11 Dutch landscapes and portraits. A sequence of five Homenajes documents his fondness for Spain, played here by its dedicatee Jacob Bogaart.

Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)

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Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)

Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66945 | Time: 01:19:31

Here is a superb recital following Piers Lane’s earlier Hyperion release of d’Albert piano concertos (4/96) and, once again, provoking astonishment that music of such quality could have lain neglected for so long. Variety is, indeed, the spice of d’Albert (1864-1932), the legendary, six times married pianist so greatly admired by Liszt. Tending to leave his wives as soon as they bore him children (one for the Freudians), his occasional sense of confusion – including an outburst to Teresa Carreno, his second conquest, “Come quickly, my child and your child are fighting with our child” – hardly detracted from a dazzling career and a series of compositions of a special richness.

Samuel Liegeon, Jean-Pierre Leguay - Leguay, Liegeon: Confluences, improvisations a deux pianos (2022)

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Samuel Liegeon, Jean-Pierre Leguay - Leguay, Liegeon: Confluences, improvisations a deux pianos (2022)

Samuel Liegeon, Jean-Pierre Leguay - Leguay, Liegeon: Confluences, improvisations a deux pianos (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:06:57 | 153 / 162 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: HORTUS

At the heart of Confluences, a threefold encounter among Jean-Pierre Leguay, Samuel Liégeon and Stephen Paulello, the imaginative designer and maker of pianos. But also that of two creative artists with two Paulello grand pianos whose dimensions and fundamentally retooled architecture extend the sound horizon. In their improvisations the two musicians share a common urge to shape the present instant, a longing for adventure, a fulfilment in conversation.

Maria João Pires, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 / Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)

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Maria João Pires, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 / Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)

Maria João Pires, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 / Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:43 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO | Catalog: 0765

This release from the London Symphony Orchestra's LSO Live series features a program that the orchestra must have played hundreds of times over its long history: Mendelssohn's well-loved Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 ("Scottish"), and Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, with the Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, in between. There are substantial attractions, but they don't necessarily come where some think they might. What truly sets this recording apart is the extraordinarily graceful performance of the Schumann by Portuguese (and now Brazilian) pianist Maria João Pires, with the LSO keeping itself carefully subordinated to her unusually quiet performance.

Pavel Kolesnikov - Reynaldo Hahn: Poèmes & Valses (2022)

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Pavel Kolesnikov - Reynaldo Hahn: Poèmes & Valses (2022)

Pavel Kolesnikov - Reynaldo Hahn: Poèmes & Valses (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 182 Mb | Total time: 71:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68383 | Recorded: 2021

The nuanced titles - miniature works of art in themselves - merely hint at the delights to come in Pavel Kolesnikovs sensitive realization of Hahns rened sound-world.

Pia Freund, Anna Laakso, Chrys Salt - Ilari Laakso: Jam Pot, compositions for piano and soprano (2022)

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Pia Freund, Anna Laakso, Chrys Salt - Ilari Laakso: Jam Pot, compositions for piano and soprano (2022)

Pia Freund, Anna Laakso, Chrys Salt - Ilari Laakso: Jam Pot, compositions for piano and soprano (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 206 Mb | Total time: 66:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 518 | Recorded: 2022

Alba Records julkaisee Ilari Laakson sävellyksiä pianolle ja sopraanolle pianisti Anna Laakson ja sopraano Pia Freundin tulkitsemina. Julkaisun sävellykset tutkivat perheen, katoavuuden sekä kielen merkityksiä. “Runous on minulle läheisin kirjallisuuden laji. Ajatusten ja tunnetilojen kiteyttäminen muutamiin sanoihin ja sanaryhmiin on taito sui generis.”, Ilari Laakso toteaa.

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.10: Nos. 1-10 (2001)

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Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.10: Nos. 1-10 (2001)

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.10: Nos. 1-10 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 70:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553824 | Recorded: 1996

Haydn’s first 10 keyboard sonatas are unpretentious, inventive little gems. While they were written with the harpsichord in mind, Jeno Jando makes them sound perfectly pianistic without touching up the scores. On paper the left-hand parts don’t look terribly stimulating or special. Jando, however, shapes them in a way that articulates harmonic motion so that the steady rhythm never feels square. Fast movements are taken at dangerous clips, yet the scales and runs don’t smudge or misalign one iota. Add Naxos’ superlative engineering and you’ve got the finest volume so far in Jando’s Haydn cycle. Highly recommended.

Fabio Bonizzoni - Scarlatti: The Last Sonatas (2004)

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Fabio Bonizzoni - Scarlatti: The Last Sonatas (2004)

Fabio Bonizzoni - Scarlatti: The Last Sonatas (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 494 MB | 01:14:23
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa

Generally, the CDs dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas are made to include the widest possible sampling of different aspects of the composer’s work, from the youthful pieces, full of vitality, to the mature compositions which give priority to melodic qualities, by way of the works which feature daredevil virtuosity. This is not the case here. After years of preparing his incursion into the world of Scarlatti, the exquisite Fabio Bonizzoni concentrates on the late works of the composer, in the belief that it is there that the real masterpieces are to be found. Extremely beautiful, profound, deeply felt and introspective music on a disc which clearly standsout in every respect.

Patrick Cohen - Erik Satie: Piano Pieces (2003)

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Patrick Cohen - Erik Satie: Piano Pieces (2003)

Patrick Cohen - Erik Satie: Piano Pieces (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 173 MB | 01:03:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa

A cult record if there ever was one, Patrick Cohen’s Satie goes far beyond any one of the many versions of this music on the market. It is simply something else. Possibly the best CD Glossa has ever produced, it has provoked controversies of all sorts since its release in 1998, not only due to the interpretation and the instrument used, an 1855 Érard piano, but also because of the polemical essay which accompanies the recording.

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.9: Nos. 17, 19 & 28 (1999)

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Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.9: Nos. 17, 19 & 28 (1999)

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.9: Nos. 17, 19 & 28 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 60:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553826 | Recorded: 1996

This is a beautiful, atmospheric performance with evocative, church-like (but not mushy) sound…

Marc-André Hamelin - William Bolcom: The Complete Rags (2022)

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Marc-André Hamelin - William Bolcom: The Complete Rags (2022)

Marc-André Hamelin - William Bolcom: The Complete Rags (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 381 Mb | Total time: 133:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68391-2 | Recorded: 2021

Yet another unmissable release from Marc-André Hamelin. From the easy-going elegance of Tabby Cat Walk to the high spirits of Eubies Luckey Day (and the altogether wilder antics of Brass Knuckles), William Bolcoms lifelong and affectionate homage toand continuation ofthis archetypal American genre is a guaranteed winner.

Siobhan Stagg and Nico de Villiers - Voices, Songs by Richard Hageman (2022)

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Siobhan Stagg and Nico de Villiers - Voices, Songs by Richard Hageman (2022)

Siobhan Stagg and Nico de Villiers - Voices, Songs by Richard Hageman (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:14:06 | 169 / 214 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aliud Records

VOICES sees Soprano Siobhan Stagg and pianist Nico de Villiers present the first album ever to be dedicated solely to the songs of Richard Hageman. This album assembles more than two dozen of Hageman’s songs, the majority of which are world premier recordings.Although Hageman was feted as a film composer in the latter part of his career, he started out as a song composer in the mid-1910’s.

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.8: Nos. 11-16 & 18 (1998)

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Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.8: Nos. 11-16 & 18 (1998)

Jenö Jandó - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol.8: Nos. 11-16 & 18 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 234 Mb | Total time: 72:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553825 | Recorded: 1996

Jeno Jando hasn't recorded Haydn's Sonatas in numerical order, so Volume 8 brings us a group of relatively early works. These pieces don't have the personality or inventiveness of Haydn's late Sonatas, but they do have charm and grace and a few ideas of their own. They aren't the pieces to start off your Haydn Sonata collection with, but when you do get to them you will find them most pleasant companions. Although Jando seems to be recording the entire classical period literature for Naxos, he takes an individual approach to each of these works and plays them with plenty of personality, never trying to bring more to the music than it contains. The performances and finely- recorded sound are very satisfying.

Eleonor Bindman, Susan Sobolewski - J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites - Transcribed for Piano Duet by Eleonor Bindman (2022)

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Eleonor Bindman, Susan Sobolewski - J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites - Transcribed for Piano Duet by Eleonor Bindman (2022)

Eleonor Bindman, Susan Sobolewski - J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites - Transcribed for Piano Duet by Eleonor Bindman (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:21:29 | 186 / 251 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Grand Piano

Eleonor Bindman’s new arrangement of Bach’s orchestral suites for piano duet follows her widely admired recording of the six Brandenburg Concertos. Once again, the transcription re-imagines Bach’s writing using the modern piano, in this case a Bösendorfer. Bindman and her Duo Vivace partner, Susan Sobolewski, draw upon the suite’s dance movements to suggest how Bach might have distributed the material, ordering them for maximum contrast, and succeeding in conveying the music’s vitality and beauty in a new medium.

Satoko Inoue - Japan Piano 1996 (1997)

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Satoko Inoue - Japan Piano 1996 (1997)

Satoko Inoue - Japan Piano 1996 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: hat[now]ART | # hat[now]Art103 | Time: 01:10:01

This debut recording by the auspicious Japanese pianist Satoko Inoue is doubly so because of its program: eight works by Japanese composers. Inoue is well-known for a repertoire of 20th century classical music by composers as diverse as Feldman, Cage, Varese, Debussy, and Ives. To choose for her debut recording the works of Japanese composers as diverse as Toru Takemitsu, Jo Kondo, Mamorou Fujieda, Sesshu Kai, and the father of all Nippon composers from the last century, Yoritsune Matsudaira. Given the difference between pre- and post-World War II Japan, it is of no surprise that the stylistic differences between composers born before and after the war would be great. All of them hold within them, however, one distinct quality: to offer the emotional essence of the object considered. Inoue wisely structures her program to convey the essentialist nature of all the works she performs.