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Tchaikovsky & Bloch - Piano Trios - Osiris Trio (2007) High-Fidelity DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893), Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
Artist: Osiris Trio
Title: Tchaikovsky & Bloch - Piano Trios
Genre: Classical
Label: © Cobra Records
Release Date: 2007
Quality: DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 00:53:42
Recording location: Mediatrack Amsterdam
Recording dates: february 6, 7, 8 - 2007

All his life Tchaikovsky struggled against what he himself called ‘the inability in gene- ral to maintain a good grip on form. I have fought this innate weakness and – some- thing I’m proud of – not without some decent results. Nonetheless I will go to my grave without having produced anything at all which has a perfect form.’ Dilettantism was anathema to him: ‘You really have to outdo yourself if you want to avoid lapsing into dilettantism, of which even someone as gifted as Glinka was not entirely free...’ Although Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky is generally seen as belonging to the Western-orientated Russian school, as indeed are most of his professional colleagues in Moscow, his musical art was not in fact very far removed from the ideals of the so-called ‘Mighty Five’ (or ‘Mighty Handful’.) In 1869 he met Balakirev, the actual founder of this national school in Petersburg. Balakirev recognized the young Tchaikovsky’s talent and would ideally have liked to include him in his group. But the greatest problem as he saw it was that Tchaikovsky had received a formal conservatoire education, and that clashed with his ideals of an uncultivated, original Russian music.
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Tchaikovsky & Khachaturian - Piano Concertos - Xiayin Wang, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893), Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978)
Artist: Xiayin Wang, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian
Title: Tchaikovsky & Khachaturian - Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Chandos Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: theCLASSICALshop
Duration: 75:19
Recorded: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow; 8 and 9 November 2015

After a year off the concert platform, Xiayin Wang, a specialist in the romantic repertoire, presents a new recording of two relatively little-played piano concertos: No. 2 by Tchaikovsky, in its much lesser-known yet extremely virtuosic original version, and Khachaturian’s. The disc also marks the 125th anniversary of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, here conducted by its Music Director, Peter Oundjian.
Involving the same forces as Wang’s earlier recording of American concertos (Editor’s Choice in the magazine Pianist), the album follows a performance in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, described by The Scotsman as ‘breathtakingly athletic’.
Composed more than fifty years apart, these pieces have perhaps only one thing in common, namely an opening grandiosity or grandeur. Yet, while Tchaikovsky in 1879, in his heyday, undercut imperial splendour with a wealth of contrasting material that pointed the way ahead to more experimental, post-imperial concertos such as Prokofiev’s Second, Khachaturian’s folk generalisations, vaguely Armenian or Georgian, remain the consistent thumbprint of a rather heavier style.
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Artist: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell
Title: Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records/Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:49:17
Recorded: CBS Studios, New York, 24–26 January 1980

Throughout his recording career, Itzhak Perlman has shown a real attraction for the trio repertoire. Following the lead of such eminent predecessors as Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh and Isaac Stern, he has formed lasting chamber relationships with other, equally talented musicians. He recorded the major works of the trio repertoire for EMI with Russian-born pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and American cellist Lynn Harrell – notably the works of Beethoven and Brahms. In later years they also recorded the Ravel Trio (this time for Decca), while Perlman also added the two Mendelssohn trios to his discography, on that occasion working with Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma (for Sony). The first album released by Perlman, Ashkenazy and Harrell was devoted to the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, a work well served by the recording industry, having been immortalised in the 1950s by three legendary versions laid down by the Oistrakh Trio, the grouping of Kogan, Gilels and Rostropovich, and the famous “million-dollar trio” of Heifetz, Rubinstein and Piatigorsky respectively (Zukerman, Barenboim and Du Pré later joined forces and recorded an impassioned live version for EMI in 1972). Tchaikovsky composed the work in homage to his late friend the pianist-composer Nikolai Rubinstein, brother of Anton. He had gone to see Rubinstein’s body, after his funeral service, and in the Trio expressed a sense of death’s physical, haunting presence and a genuine, scarcely bearable terror, which he was to develop further in The Queen of Spades. Although he had often condemned the very form of the piano trio, arguing that his “ears would not accept the combination of piano, violin and cello”, and even writing that he found it “real torture to listen to a trio or a sonata with violin or cello”, it somehow came to be the natural choice for this memorial on a grand scale. The piano symbolised the now-silenced voice of Rubinstein, the violin and cello those of his old friends, Tchaikovsky himself and his patroness Madame von Meck. A work of tact and restraint, free from any excess of sentiment, the Trio, Op.50 “to the memory of a great artist” remained in manuscript form for over a year before the composer agreed to its publication in 1883, thereby allowing it to take its place among the masterpieces of the genre. --Jean-Michel Molkhou

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Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane - Mating Call (1957/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane
Title: Mating Call
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Post Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Prestige Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1957/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:16
Recorded: November 30, 1956 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Remastered: 2007, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

While there are only four men present for this session and arranging is certainly not stressed, Tadd’s composing is as potent as ever with such memorable items as “Mating Call,” “Soultrane,” “Gnid,” and “On a Misty Night” far above the usual “originals” that often appear on a recording date. To play these compositions, the aid of tenorman John Coltrane was enlisted. Trane’s tenor answered the mating call of Tadd’s music.
Tadd’s intelligent comping, the strength of veteran John Simmons’s bass and the brightly burning power of the consistent Philly Joe Jones adds up to the solid sum that is the rhythm section. Each track has something to offer: the exotic “Mating Call,” the aptly named ballad that is “Soultrane,” the acrid, tart, stimulating “Gnid,” the bright-tempoed “Super Jet,” the sad/happy charm of “On a Misty Night,” and the creeping funk of the blues “Romas.”
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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin - Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part II (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin - Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part II
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:41:22
Recorded: Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960


Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel - Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part I (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943), Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel - Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part I
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:03:38
Recorded: Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960


Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part II (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Prokofiev - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part II
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:36:47
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960


Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part I (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943), Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960, Part I
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:02:02
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, December 26, 1960


Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Chopin & Ravel - Live at Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810–1856), Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Chopin & Ravel - Live at Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:12:53
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, October 30, 1960


Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960 - All Prokofiev Program (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter
Title: Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960 - All Prokofiev Program
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1963/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:20:31
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, October 23, 1960

Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.
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