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Evgeni Koroliov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (1999)

Evgeni Koroliov - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 84:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | CD 92.112 | Recorded: 1999

Evgeny Koroliovʼs Golberg variations have become a cult recording. Seldom has this monumental piece sounded so purely musical, with such natural rhetorics, in fact simply so beautiful as in his hands. This recording was showered with international prizes, such as Diapason dʼor and others. György Ligeti chose Koroliovʼs Bach as his desert island disc : “forsaken and dying of thirst, I would listen to it up ʻtil my last breath”. Koroliov was born in Russia in 1949, his teachers were Maria Yudina, Heinrich Neuhaus and Lev Oborin. He soon settled in Hamburg/Germany, from where he developed his international career as a soloist and much-in-demand teacher.
Evgeni Koroliov - The Koroliov Series, Vol. 21: Brahms – Complete Intermezzi (2019)

Evgeni Koroliov - The Koroliov Series, Vol. 21: Brahms – Complete Intermezzi (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 210 MB | Tracks: 23 | 81:23 min
Style: Classical | Label: TACET Musikproduktion

Andreas Spreer writes: "No. 21, the 21st recording of Evgeni Koroliov for the TACET label is available! What I particularly love in the playing of Koroliov: his ability to work out under a veil of objectivity, faithfulness to the text and modesty details of such sensibility and expressivity that make me believe listening for the first time to that piece of music. The 19 Intermezzi by Johannes Brahms offer plenty of opportunity for that." Russian pianist Evgeni Koroliov studied at the Moscow Conservatory, and since 1978 has been a teacher at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hamburg. He is mainly known for his performances of the keyboard repertoire of J.S. Bach, as well as the music of Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, and Schumann.
Evgeni Koroliov, Anna Vinnitskaya, Ljupka Hadzi Georgieva & Kammerakademie Potsdam - Bach: Concertos for Pianos (2019)

Evgeni Koroliov, Anna Vinnitskaya, Ljupka Hadzi Georgieva & Kammerakademie Potsdam - Bach: Concertos for Pianos (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 474 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 328 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:23:11
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Over the past five years, pianist Anna Vinnitskaya has made three Alpha recordings dedicated to Shostakovitch, Brahms et Rachmaninov. Evgeni Koroliov is a great master of the piano, a great Bach specialist, whose recordings of Bach are an acclaimed benchmark. His piano duo with his wife, Ljupka Hadzi-Georgieva, has made its mark over the past few years in all the major international concert venues. Also a highly reputed teacher, Koroliov was Anna Vinnitskaya’s professor at Hamburg.
Bach - Italian Concerto, French Overture, 4 Duets - Christopher Czaja Sager (1996) {Hänssler Classic 98.116}

Bach - Italian Concerto, French Overture, 4 Duets - Christopher Czaja Sager (1996) {Hänssler Classic 98.116}
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 169 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi: 54 MB | TT: 55:40 | 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque | Release date: 04-11-1996 | Label: Hänssler Classic | Catalog nr.: 98.116

Christopher Czaja Sager is highly regarded by music critics on both sides of the Atlantic: “Christopher Czaja Sager is truly perceptive, sensitive and imaginative and a deeply-gifted musician of rare qualities and values. He is worthy of the highest expectations and highest values”.
Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.