Dr. John Bull Complete Works For Keyboard

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009) 2 CDs

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 638 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Musica Omnia | # MO0301 | Time: 01:32:48

The portrait of John Bull on the cover of this two-CD U.S. release gives an idea for the uninitiated of what to expect from the composer's music: it's intense, single-minded, and even a bit demonic (although the hourglass topped with a skull with a bone in its mouth is apparently an alchemical symbol). Bull was, in the words of an unidentified writer quoted by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, "the Liszt of the virginals." The most immediately apparent feature of his music is extreme virtuosity, on display especially in the mind-boggling set of variations entitled Walsingham (CD 1, track 8) and in the galliards of the pavan-galliard pairs. But the opposite pole in Bull's style exerts just as strong a pull: he is fascinated by strict polyphony by what would be called harmonic progressions, and by the close study of the implications contained within small musical units. As spectacular in their way as the keyboard fireworks are, the three separate settings of a tune called Why Ask You? on CD 2 are marvelous explorations of compressed musical gestures.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 24, 2017
Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Naxos | # 8.559773 | Time: 01:02:50

This first volume of John Cage’s complete works for flute spans a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935—deft studies in chromatic writing—to the 1984 Ryoanji, which involves the use of pre-recorded flutes and percussion with resultant diverse and intricate textures. Two is the first of Cage’s important ‘number’ series and is edgily ruminative, while Music for Two, written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental ‘parts without scores’ provided by the composer, is heard in an arrangement described by Katrin Zenz as a ‘new piece for flute and piano’.
Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra (2008) [TR24][OF]

Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 81:45 min | 733 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2008

When the greater part of the programme on this disc was released as the BIS 2005 Catalogue Disc, the response was electrifying. Sharon Bezaly was described as ‘God’s gift to the flute’ in The Times (UK), and a quote from the review in BBC Music Magazine is representative: ‘Bezaly's exquisite, technically immaculate, compelling playing sets new standards in this repertoire, as do Kalevi Aho's stunning cadenzas, composed especially for this recording.’
Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999) (Repost)

Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:35 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550987

A majority of well-known composers have written at least a few chamber compositions in their entire lifetime. The most famous would have to be Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and probably Prokofiev. Some, including Respighi and Vaughan Williams, are overlooked or even rejected in today's society. Whether it's because of lack of originality or excessive complexities, these sorts of compositions are always left in the dark. Take Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, for instance. This 35-minute work doesn't receive the complete recognition it deserves. It's overshadowed by the composer's piano concertos and symphonies, all of which are respectfully first-rate works in their own right.
Friedrich Kiel - Zentgraf, Ullrich - Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano Vol. 2 (2003, MDG "Scene" # 612 1161-2) [RE-UP]

Friedrich Kiel - Works for Violoncello and Piano Vol. 2
Hans Zentgraf, Violoncello / Christoph Ullrich, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 260 MB | Full Artwork: 107 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 612 1161-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…Writing of the chamber music of Friedrich Kiel, the famous scholar and critic Wilhelm Altmann notes that it was Kiel’s extreme modesty which kept him and his exceptional works from receiving the consideration they deserved. After mentioning Johannes Brahms and others, Altmann writes, “He produced a number of chamber works, which . . . need fear no comparison.”…
Friedrich Kiel - Zentgraf, Ullrich - Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano Vol. 1 (1997, MDG "Scene" # 612 0733-2) [RE-UP]

Friedrich Kiel - Works for Violoncello and Piano Vol. 1
Hans Zentgraf, Violoncello / Christoph Ullrich, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 259 MB | Artwork 87 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 612 0733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

“Presenting Friedrich Kiel“. Hans Zentgraf’s MDG recordings have brought this cellist critical acclaim. These recordings include “an interpretation of the Bach suites compelling for its independent angle“ and a Reger CD representing” a high-level, tonally beautiful new recording.“ (FonoForum)

Paganini - Complete Works For Violin And Guitar: Box Set 9CDs (2004)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 13, 2015
Paganini - Complete Works For Violin And Guitar: Box Set 9CDs (2004)

Niсolo Paganini - Complete Works For Violin And Guitar: Box Set 9CDs (2004)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,23 Gb
Label: Dynamic Italy | Release Year: 2004

In this elegant box-set at special price Dynamic reunites all the compositions written by Nicolò Paganini for violin and guitar - the two instruments Paganini loved the most - with the violin clearly the protagonist (with only two exceptions - the Sonata Concertata M.S. 2 and the Grande Sonata Concertata M.S. 3, where the guitar has a role of importance). The success with critics and public met by the single CDs previously released show that music lovers do not only appreciate Paganini’s Violin Concertos but also works such as these, less imposing yet captivating for their melodic inventiveness and virtuosic solo writing.
Stephen Hough, Dallas SO, Andrew Litton - Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2004)

Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton -
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra; Paganini Rhapsody (2004)

PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 144:42 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 6,71 GB
or FLAC Stereo 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 2,39 GB

The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Sergei Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianist’s perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and let’s not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more.
Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Tatyana Lazareva, piano) (2003)

Sergey Prokofiev - Complete Works for Cello and Piano (Alexander Ivashkin, cello; Tatyana Lazareva, piano) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10045 | Time: 01:07:43

Captured in the Maly Hall of the Moscow Conservatory where much of Prokofiev's work was first heard, it's surprising to find so many aspects of the composer's style represented, from the Romanticism of the early Ballade through the spiky dissonances of Chout to the elegiac, unfinished Solo Sonata. Aided by characterful piano-playing by Tatyana Lazareva, Ivashkin's recital compares most favourably with his similar programme on Ode for which he was accompanied by a more reticent pianist; although the earlier disc includes the Concertino movement in the guise of Rostropovich's cello quintet arrangement, the absence of the Chout transmogrification makes the Chandos collection appear better value.
George Enescu - Complete Works for Violin & Piano - Remus Azoitei & Eduard Stan (2014) [2CD] {Hanssler 98.035}

George Enescu - Complete Works for Violin & Piano - Remus Azoitei & Eduard Stan (2014) [2CD] {Hanssler 98.035}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 529 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 74 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Hanssler Classic | 98.035
Classical / Chamber Music

The complete Works for Violin and Piano of George Enescu - The Romanian musicians Remus Azoitei and Eduard Stan interpret the Works of Enescu with intuitional understanding for his multifaceted music - Including the famous 3rd sonata op.25 dans le caractère populaire roumain - No need to look any further: this is a first-rate collection."" Gramophone Of all of Enescu's works for violin and piano, the 3rd Sonata Op. 25 ""dans le caractère roumain populaire"" (""in Romanian folk character"" ) composed in 1926 is the most famous and stands roughly in the center of his work for these instruments. In addition to the two other sonatas, a dramatic sonata torso in A Minor, the ""Impressions d' enfance"" and some smaller works have survived.