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Chopin: Arrau Heritage

Claudio Arrau - Rarities 1929-1951 (2014) {3CD Set Warner Classics 2564 63942-7}

Claudio Arrau - Rarities 1929-1951 (2014) {3CD Set Warner Classics 2564 63942-7}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 419 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 410 Mb
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© 1929-51, 2014 Warner Classics | 2564 63942-7
Classical / Piano

The young Claudio Arrau made records in Berlin and London which reveal the lasting qualities of his pianism: a sovereign technical command, a deep patience and a gravitation towards weighty matters, enriched by his study with ‘philosopher pianists’ such as Busoni and Martin Krause, that resulted in these profound and impassioned recordings of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin, most of which have not previously appeared on CD, and all of them newly remastered for this tribute to a master pianist of the 20th century.

Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 3  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Oct. 15, 2018
Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 3

Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 3
EAC Rip | FLAC (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 23:35:12 | 5,24 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca (Universal Music)

Limited Edition 80-CD set presenting Claudio Arrau’s complete Philips and American Decca recordings plus his live recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with Leonard Bernstein (Amnesty International) on Deutsche Grammophon. Balancing invincible technical accuracy and virtuosity with rigorous intellectual and spiritual stimulation, Claudio Arrau played to probe, divine and to interpret the will of the composer, always faithful to the text. He viewed technique and virtuosity as inseparable from musical expression and constantly stressed the expressive, spiritual and creative power of virtuosity while downplaying its sensational aspect and suffusing every note with meaning.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}

Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}
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© 1991 Philips Classics | 432 303-2
Classical / Romantic / Piano

"Arrau's Chopin – now available in a six-CD box (Philips 432 303-2) as part of Philips's Arrau Edition – is as far from moonstruck "sentimentality" as any Chopin ever was. But no performance of the Preludes is more sentimental, in Schiller's sense, than the version Arrau recorded for Philips in 1973. Its premise – that the cycle is a grand tragedy, the darkest thing Chopin wrote – is unmistakable. Even the prefatory C-major Prelude heaves with orgasmic rubatos – more weight, it seems, than the music can possibly bear. And yet, as Arrau packs each small berth with a world of feeling, the weight grips and holds. At times, the sheer density of emotion can seem suffocatingly intense. The Prelude No. 22, a Stygian descent, is surely Hades; the plunging scales of No. 24 rip the thread of life."

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 2, 2019
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:18:55 | 1.42 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432 324-2 / 432 327-2

Claudio Arrau is widely considered by many to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. This collection contains many of Chopin works including the rarely performed pieces for Piano and Orchestra such as Rondo a la krakowiak, Fantasy on Polish Airs and Variations on Mozart's La ci darem la mano. Like most of Arrau's works, the Chopin is played very seriously, at slower tempo, but nevertheless is superb. The Preludes, Nocturnes are recommended the most, but this collection is a must have for any Arrau fan.

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 20, 2019
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:01:51 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 440-2

Anyone who thinks that Chopin's nocturnes are not "technically" demanding has obviously never spent time studying them. They are quintessential Chopin and demand infinite attention to matters of touch, pedalling, and tone production from start to finish A hasty or shallow performance, such as might work with the Fantaisie-Imromptu, for instance, will not suffice here. To play them well is no small task and requires a great deal of emotional investment tempered by a controlled technique; fortunately Arrau is up to the challenge, as this recording attests.
Claudio Arrau - Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano (2011) (12CDs Box Set)

Claudio Arrau - Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano (2011) (12CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 8 CDs, 12:10:38 min | 2,85 Gb | Scans->1,15 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

This big 12 CD set is part of EMI’s Icon series. The set therefore concentrates on mid-period Arrau. Companies such as Marston have brought out editions devoted to his earliest recordings on 78, and the later recordings, for example concerto collaborations with Haitink and Colin Davis, are very well known. Which is not to say that these EMI recordings aren’t well enough known; they certainly are.
VA - Ultimate Chopin: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Chopin: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 05:46:41 min | Covers included | 1,17 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Like other titles in this substantial Decca series, Ultimate Chopin is a box set devoted to recordings drawn from the label's prestigious backlist, designed to give beginners and casual listeners a well-rounded introduction to this Romantic master of piano music. The affordable package of five CDs includes Chopin's two concertos for piano and orchestra, as well as his solo keyboard works, such as the nocturnes, ballades, preludes, impromptus, and waltzes.

Chopin Essentials (2020)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 9, 2020
Chopin Essentials (2020)

Chopin Essentials (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:40:36 | 501 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: UMG Records

Above the album worked the UMG Records 'Chopin Essentials', and his release took place on 2020. The album has got 30 songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.
Martha Argerich / Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Complete Edition (2009) (17 CDs Box Set)

Martha Argerich / Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Complete Edition (2009) (17 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 17 CDs, 18:40:35 min | 3,6 Gb | Scans->8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In celebration of Chopin’s 200th anniversary in 2010, here is the ultimate, complete, in particular priced 17-CD edition of the composer’s works, combining the very best recordings from the Deutsche Grammophon and Decca catalogs. Featured are some of the great Chopin interpreters of our time–Argerich, Pires, Pollini, Zimerman–with substantial contributions from particular pianists of the younger generation such as Rafał Blechacz and Yundi Li.

Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 4  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Oct. 20, 2018
Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 4

Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings (80CD Box Set) (2018) Part 4
EAC Rip | FLAC (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 21:12:59 | 4,25 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca (Universal Music)

Limited Edition 80-CD set presenting Claudio Arrau’s complete Philips and American Decca recordings plus his live recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with Leonard Bernstein (Amnesty International) on Deutsche Grammophon. Balancing invincible technical accuracy and virtuosity with rigorous intellectual and spiritual stimulation, Claudio Arrau played to probe, divine and to interpret the will of the composer, always faithful to the text. He viewed technique and virtuosity as inseparable from musical expression and constantly stressed the expressive, spiritual and creative power of virtuosity while downplaying its sensational aspect and suffusing every note with meaning.