Zimerman + Boulez

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990) (Repost)

Krystian Zimerman, Carlo Maria Giulini - Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:12 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415970

It was an eminently sensible decision to couple Zimerman's previously separate Chopin concertos on a single CD. The Ax/Ormandy/RCA disc is the only rival as a coupling, so let me say at once that in different moods I would be equally happy with either. The main difference, I think, is the actual sound. From DG we get a closer, riper sonority, with Zimerman's piano much more forwardly placed. Both orchestra and piano are more distanced on the RCA recording, especially Ax's piano. This, together with Ax's lighter, more translucent semiquaver figuration (and sometimes his greater willingness to stand back and merely accompany—as in certain episodes in the F minor Concerto's finale) often conjures up visions of Chopin himself at the keyboard, and we know he was often criticized for insufficiently strong projection.
Erik Bosgraaf · Jorrit Tamminga · Pierre Boulez - Dialogues (2015)

Erik Bosgraaf · Jorrit Tamminga · Pierre Boulez - Dialogues (2015)
Contemporary Classical | Brilliant Classics BRI94842 | 2015 | 66:29 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 309 MB
Erik Bosgraaf, recorders, Jorrit Tamminga, electronics

Recorder virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf (b. 1980) was personally granted permission to arrange for recorder Boulez' (1925-2016) Dialogue de l'ombre double, originally for clarinet and electronics. ...The result is a dynamic interplay between Bosgraaf's recorder and the fascinating electronic timbres and colours. The second work on this release is a musical dialogue between Bosgraaf and electronic wizard Jorrit Tamminga (b. 1973), creating unheard-of sounds of the recorder interwoven in electronic sound tapestries.

BBC - Pierre Boulez: Master and Maverick (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 31, 2016
BBC - Pierre Boulez: Master and Maverick (2016)

BBC - Pierre Boulez: Master and Maverick (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2431 Kbps | 59mn 1s | 1.06 GiB
Audio: English AAC 139 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Tom Service presents 40 years of great BBC archive featuring the French composer, conductor and musical icon, Pierre Boulez, who died on 5th January 2016 at the age of 90. Opinionated and challenging, Boulez transformed the way that musicians and audiences all over the world think about contemporary music. With orchestras including the BBC Symphony, he rehearses and performs Debussy, Stravinsky and Bartok, as well as a selection of his own extraordinary compositions. Boulez's relationship with the BBC began in the 1960s and blossomed during his years as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra - leaving a vivid legacy in the BBC's TV archive.
Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)

Krystian Zimerman, Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Symphony No 2 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 121 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002329502 | Rls.date: 14th Aug 2015

This album follows up Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle’s award winning DG recording of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, written in 1988, is dedicated to Krystian Zimerman and was presented by him the first time to audiences in Salzburg in the same year. The piece features extremely virtuosic demands, its dense pianistic gestures at times recall the piano concertos of Bartók and Prokofiev. The Symphony No. 2, created with techniques of “limited aleatoricism” (Lutosławski), fascinates with its orchestral surfaces that offer an insight into their creator’s ability to organize sounds in a very precise way and their iridescent and colorful vitality.
Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) {EMI 27 0153} (24-96 vinyl rip)

Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) {EMI 27 0153} (24-96 vinyl rip)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Scans | 827 MB | Label: EMI | W.Germany pressing
Genre: classical, electronic | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #EMI 27 0153

Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. "The Perfect Stranger," "Naval Aviation In Art?," and "Dupree's Paradise" were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. As usual, Zappa's "serious" works are rhythmically interesting and make for challenging listening. Originally released on LP on the classical Angel/EMI label, this album was reissued on CD on Zappa's Barking Pumpkin label in 1992, at which time he resequenced it.

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 3, 2016
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)

Krystian Zimerman - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:52 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 459684

Chopin's two piano concertos have long been admired more as pianistic vehicles than as integrated works for piano and orchestra. But in his revelatory new recording, Krystian Zimerman suggests otherwise: The opening orchestral tuttis have so much more light, shade, orchestral color, and detail, you wonder if they've been rewritten. Every gesture, every instrumental solo is so specifically characterized that by the time the piano makes a dramatic entrance, the pieces have become operas without words.
Patrick Gallois, Lydia Wong - French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)

French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)
Patrick Gallois, flute; Lydia Wong, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557328 | Time: 00:59:33

Since the end of the seventeenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument owes much of its prominence in French music of the twentieth century to the use made of it in orchestral colouring by composers such as Debussy and Ravel, as well as to a group of highly gifted players associated in one way or another with the Paris Conservatoire. They include the soloist on this recording, Patrick Gallois, a pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal. This collection of works composed during the last sixty years ranges from Poulenc’s Sonata, marked by rhythmic vitality and a delicate vein of sentimentality, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, inspired by bird song, to Boulez’s Sonatine, which the composer himself has characterised as ‘organised delirium’.

Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 31, 2016
Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb+2.21 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 158 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Peter Stein staged the work for Welsh National Opera in 1992 and won universal praise, as did Pierre Boulez for his conducting. Within austere, wholly appropriate sets, beautifully lit by Jean Kalman, Stein catches the very essence of this singular and elusive piece. Each of the 15 scenes is given its own distinctive décor in which the action is played out on several levels – high for the tower scenes, low for the eerie, subterranean grottoes, for instance. A masterstroke is the subtle evolution from one scene to another in view of the audience, offering a visual counterpoint to the interludes. Stein sees that Debussy's instructions are scrupulously observed. In fact, as a whole, this is an object-lesson in modern staging. Stein and his collaborators reflect the ebb and flow of crude realism and fragile dream-life that permeate the score, which Boulez has identified as lying at its heart. Director and conductor worked closely with each other over a six-week rehearsal period, something unlikely to occur today, so Boulez's interpretation is in complete accord with the staging, his musical direction at once direct and luminous, timbres finely balanced one with the other.
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez - Lied der Waldtaube etc. (1993 reissue, Sony Classical # SMK 48466)

Arnold Schoenberg - Erwartung / Pierrot Lunaire / Lied der Waldtaube (Version for Chamber Orchestra)
Daniel Barenboim / Pinchas Zukerman / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 293 MB | Full Artwork: 150 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SMK 48466 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1978/1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Arnold Schoenberg is unquestionably one of the pivotal composers of the 20th century. By opening new aesthetic horizons, he played a crucial role in the development of contemporary classical music. This Sony Classical CD includes 1978 recordings of two works from Schoenberg's expressionist period: Erwartung (1909) and Pierrot Lunaire (1912). It also features an excerpt from the Gurre-Lieder: “Der Lied Der Waldtaube”.
Ingrid Karlen - Variations: Anton Webern, Galina Ustvolskaya, Valentin Silvestrov, Pierre Boulez (1997) {ECM New Series 1606}

Ingrid Karlen - Variations: Anton Webern, Galina Ustvolskaya, Valentin Silvestrov, Pierre Boulez (1997) {ECM New Series 1606}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 167 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1606
Classical / Modern Classical / Contemporary Classical

Swiss pianist Ingrid Karlen makes her ECM debut with Variations, of which the program is as provocative as the title is vague. Beyond variations in the traditional sense, these are, rather, mise-en-abymes of abstractions. Or so they might at first aural glance seem, for within these sometimes troubling clusters of false starts breathes a unity at once organic and contrived. Anton Webern’s Variations for Piano, op. 27 (1935/36) is the primary example, for the only variations they seem to engender stem from that which cannot be notated. These pieces behave as might a solo violin sonata, jumping fluidly and bow-like through their ephemeral 12-tone links. They are the anti-motif, a stretch of childhood unable to be sifted.