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The King's Singers - Street Songs (1998)

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The King's Singers - Street Songs (1998)

The King's Singers - Street Songs (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:15 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026-63175-2

The King’s Singers join forces with percussion Evelyn Glennie on this disc, with commissions from composers based in Johannesburg and the Western Cape alongside Steve Martland’s Street Songs, diverse settings of English children’s rhymes. The recording of the disc was accompanied by a major international tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ensemble.

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

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Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:30 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026-63610-2

That's all that needs to be said! You should buy this album if you like bach, if you like brass, if you like piano. This is a magnificant performance of an excellent transcription. It explores the rich warm textures of the Canadian Brass without compromising the original ideas that bach wrote. It was recorded in a huge church, so at the very end the last full chord seems to drift upward until it completely fades! If you like classical transcriptions and arrangements for brass quintet, you more than likely have a lot of exciting, fast-paced albums in your collection. For a change of pace, buy this album - you won't be disappointed.

William Steinberg - William Steinberg & Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (2024)

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William Steinberg - William Steinberg & Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (2024)

William Steinberg - William Steinberg & Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:32:31 | 0,99 Gb
Genre: Classical

Including “vital and inspiring performances”, here are 4 CD’s containing William Steinberg conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which includes some of his “best entries in his discography, and the finest recordings of the works.” Mendelssohn’s own orchestration of the Scherzo from his Octet and Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique and Scherzo à la russe, coupled on CD 3 with formidable virtuoso renderings of orchestral showpieces by Dukas, Richard Strauss and Saint-Saëns, were originally prepared for release on LP LSC-3155 but remained unpublished – until now.

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata in B Minor; Mazurkas, Volume 2 (1994)

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Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata in B Minor; Mazurkas, Volume 2 (1994)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata in B Minor; Mazurkas, Volume 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:58 | 212 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: 09026 62542 2| Catalog: RCA Victor Red Seal

This CD is possibly my favorite of all which I own. Kissin's technical prowess rivals that of pianists twice his age, yet it is neither age nor technique that sets him apart from his peers, but his unmatched sensitivity and insight. This is musicianship of the very highest caliber. Kissin has a special affinity for Chopin. His very natural touch and "declamation" sound like what one must imagine Chopin, himself, must have played.

David Helfgott - Brilliantissimo (1997)

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David Helfgott - Brilliantissimo (1997)

David Helfgott - Brilliantissimo (1997)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:31 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 74321467252

In a few years this will be a mere curiosity, not the abomination of marketing that it now seems. David Helfgott, one hopes, will be happily retired on the earnings from his 15 minutes of fame, and the movie Shine which documented his mental illness and aborted an attempt at a professional pianist career will be consigned to the video rental shelves. But for now, unfortunately, we have before us a document of a pianist whose fingers and imagination have not developed singly nor in the amalgam necessary to be considered an artist.

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

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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.