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Nikolay Medtner - Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 - Paul Stewart (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951)
Artist: Paul Stewart
Title: Medtner - Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © Grand Piano/Naxos
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:55:20
Recorded: 4-6 March 2015 (1-6) and 23 October 2015 (7-8), Salle Claude Champagne, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Nikolay Medtner’s 14 piano sonatas are considered the most significant achievement in this genre by any composer since Beethoven. After the success of his First Piano Sonata (GP617) he turned to Goethe for inspiration, and the life and love-affirming Sonata-Triad Op. 11 translates the poet’s words of passion, suffering and redemption into sound. The capricious, mysterious and beautiful Sonata-Skazka is a masterpiece in miniature and was once Medtner’s most performed work. Dating from his years of exile, the eloquent themes of the fourteenth and final Sonata-Idyll linger long in the memory.
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Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi - Around Bach (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Max Reger (1873-1916), Franz Liszt (1811-1886), César Franck (1822-1890), Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)
Artist: Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi
Title: Around Bach
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group Limited
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:18:43
Recording: December 2015 at Villa San Fermo, Lonigo (Vicenza) on a Borgato Concert Grand L282 Piano

The pianist Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi signs his first CD with the label Decca.It is titled Around Bachand is a homage to the timeless beauty and inspiring power of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music.
Around Bach is an unusual approach through its inclusion of works that the composer has inspired, either explicitly or implicitly, from nineteenth and twentieth century authors. The journey begins with the Toccata e Fuga in D Minor BWV, originally composed for the organ, but brilliantly transcribed for the piano by Ferruccio Busoni. It ends with the Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo BWV 992. The CD also includes two antithetical cycles of Variazioni: the work of Max Reger and of the Chorale Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen by Franz List, the latter of which is virtuosic and almost frenzied, yet surprisingly delicate. Even more distant from the character of Bach is the Prelude, Choral et Fugue di César Fanck. In this work Bianchi emphasizes the dense texture of illusionistic references and stylistic juxtapositions.
To quote the pianist: “Today, the Bachian universe still reverberates with its light intact, and it is a light that does not give in to the darkness even at sunset. It’s teaching, tender as a mother’s warning, haughty like the beauty of other regions, does not cease to question, to regenerate and rejuvenate in an unending cycle.”
Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi, a refined and virtuoso soloist, boasts important collaborations on his new CD, beginning with Bruno Canino, Antonio Ballista, Aron-Quartett and the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova. Bianchi is also well-known in the jazz scene, especially for his intense collaboration with Enrico Pieranunzi. He is a brilliant popularizer of the philosophy of music and he has also edited the critical edition of works by Respighi, Carpi and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
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Marina Prior & Mark Vincent - Together (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Marina Prior & Mark Vincent
Title: Together
Genre: Classical, Vocal Music, Classical Crossover, Traditional Pop
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:47:39

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is excited to announce that TOGETHER, the duets album recorded by iconic and premier musical theatre star Marina Prior and Australia’s No.1 tenor Mark Vincent has debuted at #1 on the Australian album chart, #1 on the classical/crossover chart and #8 on the official ARIA chart.
The stunning new album is produced by Australian producer Chong Lim (Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, David Campbell) and features new interpretations of the classics and Opera favourites including, ‘Music Of The Night’, ‘I Hate You Then I Love You’ and ‘Amigos Para Sempre’.
Mark fell in love with Marina’s voice at an early age explaining, “I was so excited to work with Marina, I’ve always wanted to work with her… singing together created such a great bond between us and we’ve become great friends. I think that shows in the songs we sing on TOGETHER…there’s an honesty between us.”
“You have to be on the same wavelength,” explains Marina. “You have to be ‘simpatico’ and feel things together. I think that we do that musically, but I also think that we click personally. Music is just an extension of who you are, really. The work has to be true for it to resonate.” Marina Prior, one of Australia’s greatest leading ladies, has performed over twenty leading roles in her musical theatre career, starring in the much-loved The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Guys And Dolls and Mary Poppins. Marina is currently starring as Baroness Schraeder in the Australian tour of The Sound Of Music.
Mark Vincent is a prodigious singing talent, with legions of fans nationwide after winning Australia’s Got Talent at the age of 15. Now 22, Mark has six albums under his belt, with over 500,000 plus sales in Australia alone, making him a multi-platinum artist. He recently starred on stage in the highly acclaimed musical Dirty Dancing and is making a name for himself in Australian opera and musical theatre.
Marina Prior will join Mark Vincent on the road for ‘Two Heavenly Voices – One Magical Evening’, a magical performance of soaring opera arias, musical theatre showstoppers and well-loved popular songs.
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