Chopin: Arrau Heritage

Claudio Arrau - Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (2024)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 2, 2024
Claudio Arrau - Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (2024)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:51:28 | 497 Mb
Genre: Classical

Claudio Arrau (1903-1991) is a pianist fully deserving of the epithet ‘legendary’. His rigorous intellect and sense of the sublime found expression in his transcendent technique and sumptuous, yet lucid sonorities.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Claudio Arrau - Chopin, Schumann, Liszt (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 171:52 minutes | 4,12 GB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, Official Digital Download

Claudio Arrau (1903-1991) is a pianist fully deserving of the epithet ‘legendary’. His rigorous intellect and sense of the sublime found expression in his transcendent technique and sumptuous, yet lucid sonorities.

Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2020
Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)

Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:17:38 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432 334

Although Claudio Arrau had impressive credentials as a Liszt player - his only teacher was Martin Krause, who was a student of Liszt - and he performed many of the composer's works early in his career, he neither exploited this association, nor became known as a Liszt specialist. Perhaps this was because Krause warned him not to become a specialist in the music of any one composer, urging him instead to embrace all music. Consequently, the younger Arrau's repertoire was very large; however, as he grew older he concentrated on fewer composers, moving as it were from the universal to the particular applying almost prophetic insight into certain scores, especially those of Beethoven and Liszt.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Remastered) (1954/2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claudio Arrau, Otto Klemperer, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Eugen Jochum & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Remastered) (1954/2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 72:48 minutes | 1,17 GB
Classical | Label: Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording, Official Digital Download

The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, is a piano concerto written by Frédéric Chopin in 1830, when he was twenty years old. It was first performed on 12 October of that year, at the Teatr Narodowy (the National Theatre) in Warsaw, Poland, with the composer as soloist, during one of his "farewell" concerts before leaving Poland. It was the first of Chopin's two piano concertos to be published, and was therefore given the designation of Piano Concerto "No. 1" at the time of publication, even though it was actually written immediately after the premiere of what was later published as Piano Concerto No. 2.

VA - Classical for the Brain Chopin (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at March 14, 2022
VA - Classical for the Brain Chopin (2022)

VA - Classical for the Brain Chopin (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.39 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 947 MB
6:45:32 | Classical | Label: UMG

Frédéric Chopin was the most famous composer of Polish origin in the history of Western concert music. He was a progressive who revolutionized the harmonic content, the texture, and the emotional quality of the small piano piece, turning light dance forms, nocturnes, and study genres into profound works that were both daring and deeply inward. Born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin to a French father and a Polish mother, probably on March 1, 1810, he was a native of Zelazowa Wola village west of Warsaw.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Remastered) (1954/2023)

Claudio Arrau, Otto Klemperer, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Eugen Jochum & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (Remastered) (1954/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:12:48
Classical | Label: Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, is a piano concerto written by Frédéric Chopin in 1830, when he was twenty years old. It was first performed on 12 October of that year, at the Teatr Narodowy (the National Theatre) in Warsaw, Poland, with the composer as soloist, during one of his "farewell" concerts before leaving Poland. It was the first of Chopin's two piano concertos to be published, and was therefore given the designation of Piano Concerto "No. 1" at the time of publication, even though it was actually written immediately after the premiere of what was later published as Piano Concerto No. 2.

Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 1, 2023
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:30:31
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.
Claudio Arrau - The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (2022)

Claudio Arrau - The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 4.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 3.08 GB
21:16:50 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Claudio Arrau (1903-1991) is a pianist fully deserving of the epithet ‘legendary’. His rigorous intellect and sense of the sublime found expression in his transcendent technique and sumptuous, yet lucid sonorities. The recordings in this 24CD collection, a significant portion of Arrau’s legacy from the years between 1921 and 1962, are indispensable to his extensive discography. They can now be heard in their full glory, thanks to a process of restoration and HD remastering using the original tapes (for recordings from the LP era) or the best available source (for 78s). Among them are four world premiere releases: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30, op. 109, a Chopin étude, and two pieces by Liszt.
Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:55 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: BG2 63535

This selection received a Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)." The comparative simplicity of Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes (when placed against his Etudes, for example) and their status as "miniatures" often hide the fact that they are, in fact, extremely demanding pieces, especially in interpretation. These works, probably written in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier,' have been the eminent domain of such great pianists as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Claudio Arrau. The Preludes now belong to young Evgeny Kissin.
Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Grigory Sokolov plays Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 484 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02292 | Time: 02:14:24

The art of the 20th century legendary pianists lives on in this century in the creative work of Grigory Sokolov, “the greatest pianist of modern times,” “the world's pianist No. 1,” “a genius” as the contemporaries name him. Sokolov's name ranks with the names of the great musicians of the past – Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and Glenn Gould. The pianist gives quite a number of concerts annually in different cities of Europe, including a traditional klavierabend in his native St. Petersburg. Grigory Sokolov finished the special music school of the Leningrad Conservatory under Liya Zelikhman, and in 1973 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory under Moisey Khalfin. Later on, Sokolov became a professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he taught for a long time. As early as at the age of twelve, Sokolov gave his first solo concert, and at 16 he received the first prize of the 3rd International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966. That victory signified the beginning of Sokolov's career.