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Need some good reference quality (well mastered) SACD's preferably piano concerto's of various classical artists. I currently have Beethoven's piano concertos 1-5 composed by a few of my personal favourites, Zinman, Zacharias and few others but I want more :) 

 

Any recommendations would be great.

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I am extremely fond of Murray Perahia's:

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 - Perahia   (analog - converted to DSD)

 
Sold out and very much in demand, but can be found for a reasonable price if you are lucky and persistent, or get the Japanese edition which I think is still available. The sonics are vastly better than the CD version ... far more natural and warm and exciting. Just listen to the thrilling opening of No 20 on SACD ... stunning.
 

* Perahia Bach Italian Concerto 2nd mvmt  (solo piano)  (Sony DSD recording)

with Concerto in A minor for Flute, Violin & Piano BWV 1044, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050

I usually prefer the Brandenburg with Harpsichord rather than piano, but doing it on piano (as here) does make for a change. But the sonic splendour of the SACD is the piano solo of the second movement of the Italian concerto.

 

* Prokofiev Cinderella Suite 2 Pianos - Argerich and Pletnev: Deutsche Grammophon - try track 2 (24 bit 96kHz)

Stunning bass, brilliant performance

 

For an outstanding recording of piano solo, try the Russian label Caro Mitis (pure DSD recording):

* Schnittke (late 20thC) Piano Sonatas with Igor Tchetuev - Caro Mitis (DSD recording)  - perhaps the best sounding piano on SACD

... if you are prepared for something a bit more avante-garde. Real demo disc.
 
In Chamber music, with piano, I would highly recommend, from new modern recordings:
 

* Beethoven:  String Trios Op.9   Trio Zimmermann  BIS  (24 bit, 88.2 kHz)

 

 

* Mendelssohn Piano Trios with Julia Fischer, Gilad and Müller-Schot: Pentatone (DSD recording)

 

.. for starters. 

 

Happy collecting!

 


Edited by rapunzel - 3/26/13 at 9:16pm
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Thanks a lot, checking those out right now.

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Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture - Nakamatsu (piano), Tyzik , Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - Harmonia Mundi

 

Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20 - Ashkenazy , Orchestra di Padove e del Veneto - Exton

 

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1, 2 & 4 - Gavrylyuk , Ashkenazy , Sydney Symphony

 

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 3 & 5 - Gavrylyuk , Ashkenazy , Sydney Symphony - Triton

 

Ravel: Piano Concertos in G & for the Left Hand / Massenet: Piano Pieces / Debussy: Fantaisie - Bavouzet , Tortelier , BBC Symphony Orchestra - Chandos

 

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Need some good reference quality (well mastered) SACD's preferably piano concerto's of various classical artists. I currently have Beethoven's piano concertos 1-5 composed by a few of my personal favourites, Zinman, Zacharias and few others but I want more :) 

 

Any recommendations would be great.


Edited by Arnaldo - 3/26/13 at 8:04am
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