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Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata No. 3, Mazurkas (1994)

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Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata No. 3, Mazurkas (1994)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: Sonata No. 3, Mazurkas (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:50 | 217 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026 62542 2

Kissin is among the master-pianists of our time. What magnificence and assertion he finds in the B minor Sonata's opening, what menace in the following uprush of chromatic scales, his deliberate pedal haze capturing one of Chopin's most truly modernist moments. He may relish lefthand counter-melody in the return of the second subject and elsewhere, yet such detail is offered within the context of the whole. A momentary failure of concentration in the Scherzo comes as reassuring evidence of human fallibility but elsewhere one can only marvel at a manner so trenchant, musicianly and resolutely unsentimental.

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin (Recordet at the Carnegie Hall) (1994)

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Evgeny Kissin - Chopin (Recordet at the Carnegie Hall) (1994)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin (Recordet at the Carnegie Hall) (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:45 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Rca Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026 60445 2

This CD is so commanding in its musicality that one can hardly imagine being able to sit still for the live recital itself, given in Carnegie Hall in Feb. 1993. Kissin had already made the debut of a lifetime, also recorded by RCA, but this Chopin recital and its compansion from the same event exhibit a towering mastery. The famous showpieces–the F minor Fantasy, Grande Valse Brillante, F-sharp minor Polonaise, Scherzo #2–eclipse all rivals unless you go back to Rachmaninov, and the audience knew it. Their applause is a roar of ecstatic approval.

Evgeny Kissin - Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 & Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11 (2002)

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Evgeny Kissin - Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 & Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11 (2002)

Evgeny Kissin - Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 & Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:46 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 09026-63885-2

Evgeny Kissin has made brave choices in selecting this program. Schumann's Sonata No. 1 is a huge, sprawling piece, difficult to play and to hold together and therefore not very popular. Carnaval is one of Schumann's acknowledged masterpieces and has been recorded by a wide variety of pianists, providing plenty of competition. In the Sonata, Kissin's performance is a complete success. He has the largeness of spirit, powers of organization, and huge technique to make the music convincing and hold the listener's interest for more than half an hour.

Evgeny Kissin - Haydn, Schubert: Piano Sonatas (1995)

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Evgeny Kissin - Haydn, Schubert: Piano Sonatas (1995)

Evgeny Kissin - Haydn, Schubert: Piano Sonatas (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:14 | 206 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 64538

Kissin still looks very much the boy in the cover photo of this 1994 recital, one of the earliest follow-ups to his rapturously received Chopin recitals, also on RCA. He is jsut as phenomenal here. His commanding technique is reined in for the two Haydn sonatas, yet he presses just enough on the classical line to make it sound more vibrant and enticing. Richter made a great specialty of the Schubert A minor Sonata D. 784, yet Kissin steps up with his own less haunted, more heroic interpretation–it works extremely well. Both pianists rescue Schubert from his cliched role as a lyrical innocent, revealing his underlying Beethovenian aspirations.

Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

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Gergiev, Takacs-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)

Valery Gergiev, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra - Verbier Festival: The 25th Anniversary Concert [BDRip] (2019)
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 131 min | 7,87 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Naxos

The Verbier Festival is one of classical musics greatest events. In celebration of the festivals 25th anniversary, this unique concert brings together 36 classical stars in an unprecedented evening of ingenious programming and captivating performances. The line-up includes the worlds greatest violinists, violists, cellists and pianists as well as other leading performers conducted by Valery Gergiev and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. Founder and director Martin T:son Engstroem writes: We started this incredible adventure in 1994, and 25 years on, our Festival has become one of the worlds most important cultural events. But it is not just another festival; our vision right from the beginning was to build something which combined important musicians with a very visible youth and learning element. This is what we set out to do and this is what we achieved.

Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)

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Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)

Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | 54:14 | 170 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 61548

This is a phenomenal recording of this immensely popular concerto. It has been played to the point of exhaustion with every virtuoso using it to showcase their skills, which makes it extremely difficult to say something new. Kissin definitely grabs your attention from the first theme, taken at a slower tempo than usual, however, unlike some other artists he manages to keep your attention all the way through. He creates such immense drama and scale (this concerto has never sounded so huge as it did in this recording). The final moments of the concerto are nothing short of breathtaking and the deafening applause thereafter is token to that fact.