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Helene Grimaud – Woodlands and beyond… (2020) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.0 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Helene Grimaud – Woodlands and beyond…
Release Date: 2020
Genre: Classical

Production/Label:C MAJOR
Duration: 59:57
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29887 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3207 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 17.13 GB

Together with her creative and life partner, photographer Mat Hennek, French star pianist Helene Grimaud comes up with a multimedia concert project at the Grand Hall of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Grimaud’s virtuoso piano performance is accompanied by Hennek’s highly praised photo series Woodlands, which depicts genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA. With works by romantic and impressionist composers, such as Luciano Berio, Nitin Sawhney, Tōru Takemitsu, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy, Grimaud leads her audience into the enchanting world of those various Woodlands and even beyond … “Grimaud is completely at ease, showing flawless clarity in her interpretations” (Die Welt).

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Vladimir Jurowski Conducts The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe With Helene Grimaud – Strauss & Ravel (2010) Blu-ray 1080i MPEG2 DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: Vladimir Jurowski Conducts The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe With Helene Grimaud – Strauss & Ravel
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Classical, orchestral, piano

Production/Label: Ideale Audience International / EuroArts
Duration: 81 min
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG2
Audio codec: LPCM, DTS
Video: MPEG-2 Video / 21960 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9
Audio 1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio 2: German / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4256 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 20,63 GB

This programme captures the musical encounter between one of the most talented conductors of his generation with arguably the best chamber orchestra musicians. They are joined by worldwide renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud in a programme featuring Strauss and Ravel, a perfect combination of familiar repertoire and works that deserve to be discovered.

Vladimir Jurowski surprises the listener by a fresh style and approach. In combination with the charming and incisive Grimaud, he invites us to drift away with this extraordinary performance. Both artists are very thoughtful about the music they make and create a pure enjoyment for ear and eye.

The award-winning Hélène Grimaud presents a lively rendition of Ravel’s concerto. Together with the orchestra lyricism and sonorous harmonies are expertly teased out.

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Helene Grimaud – Memory Echo (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Hélène Grimaud – Memory Echo (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 26:29 minutes | 261 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

23 OCTOBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Memory Echo sees Nitin Sawhney return to music and ideas he began exploring in 2018 with Hélène Grimaud for her Memory album. For this new release Sawhney has woven together four of his original compositions – The Fourth Window, Picturebook, Time and Breathing Light (performed by Hélène Grimaud) – with haunting remixes of Satie’s Gnossienne No.1, Debussy’s Clair de lune and Rachmaninov’s Vocalise, Op.34 No.14. By refining the essence of his collaboration with the French pianist, he has created the seven-track Memory Echo, set for release in digital-only format on 25 October 2019.

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Helene Grimaud – Memory (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Hélène Grimaud – Memory (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 51:31 minutes | 876 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hélène Grimaud’s new album MEMORY can be thought as an invitation to mindfulness.

Music that can help remind us “that for all in our daily lives that is trivial, there is a place where meaning is stored”

I think it was Heidegger who said memory is to meditate on what is forgotten. Memory is not concrete – it is a recollection of things past, defined as much by what fades as what remains. The repertoire here is not connected to specific personal memories for me – memory is not autobiographical or programmatic in that sense. My interest is rather in exploring memory as a state of consciousness common to us all, and discovering paths and features of that meditation, suggested by music. – Hélène Grimaud

Hélène for the first time in her career brings together French piano favourites from Satie, Debussy and combines them with Chopin, Rachmaninov’s Vocalise, a piece by the Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov, as well as a brand-new piano version of “Breathing Light”, one of Hélène ‘s favourite piece by her musical friend and collaborator composer/performer/producer Nitin Sawhney.

The project consists of a classical piano recording by Hélène Grimaud (MEMORY slated for release in Sept 2018), followed by a recording from Nitin Sawhney (MEMORY ECHO coming in Q1 2019), on which he improvises and performs his own music, adding new layers to the classical piano compositions and transforming them with organic and natural sounds inspired by the concept of MEMORY.

“I think of the album as a sequence of crystalline miniatures capturing time” – Hélène Grimaud.

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Helene Grimaud – The Messenger (Extended Version) (2020/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Helene Grimaud – The Messenger (Extended Version) (2020/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:18:38 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

For her most recent concept album, The Messenger, H’el`ene Grimaud created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. The recording sessions for The Messenger took place at the start of this year at an historic Mozart site in Salzburg, the Great Hall of the University, where H’el`ene Grimaud was joined by the Camerata Salzburg. The album includes three works by Mozart: the unfinished Fantasia in D minor K 397, the famous Piano Concerto in D minor K 466, and the Fantasia in C minor K 475. They are presented in chronological order of composition and all three are among the relatively small number of works in Mozart’s vast output written in minor keys.

On this new Extended Edition, Grimaud adds another work from Valentin Silvestrov with the third movement of “3 Bagatelles, Op. 1”!

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Helene Grimaud – The Messenger (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Hélène Grimaud – The Messenger (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:38 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hélène Grimaud has announced her new studio album, The Messenger, will be released on 2 October 2020. For her latest concept album Hélène Grimaud has created a fascinating pianistic dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. Watch the video for the first single, the third movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, released today.

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Helene Grimaud – Credo (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: John Corigliano (b.1938), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
Artist: Hélène Grimaud, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen
Title: Hélène Grimaud – Credo
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2003/2013
Recorded: September 2003 at Sveriges Radio, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:08:30
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2569 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 96 kHz / 3725 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 3.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 / 96 kHz / 2965 kbps / 24-bit (AC3 Embedded: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)

Credo by Hélène Grimaud is one of the most effectively sequenced discs ever released. The movement from the hazy postmodernism of John Corigliano’s Fantasia on an Ostinato for solo piano and the passionate Romanticism of Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata for solo piano, then on through the Enlightenment ecstasy of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, and culminating in the nihilist excesses of Arvo Pärt’s massive Credo for piano solo, orchestra, and chorus, is musically and dramatically overwhelming. Individually, the effectiveness of her performances is debatable. Is her Corigliano Fantasia melancholy and pensive or slightly narcissistic? Is her Beethoven Tempest individualistically radical or almost eccentric? Is her Beethoven Choral Fantasia with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Choir brilliantly postmodern or just strange? And is Grimaud and Salonen’s Pärt Credo anything but a metaphor for life itself: mostly boring, sometimes unbearable, and occasionally very beautiful? Taken all together as a single aesthetic act, Grimaud’s Credo is nevertheless completely compelling while it’s happening, and what more can one ask of a work of art? Deutsche Grammophon’s sound has never been more translucent and immediate. –James Leonard, AllMusic

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Ravel’s Piano Concerto with Helene Grimaud and Tugan Sokhiev 2010 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Ravel’s G major Piano Concerto is a world in itself. Here there are echoes of jazz to be found as well as Stravinsky-like asperity and tender cantilenas. And above all this floats the composer’s very own melodic voice with its fragile charm. It is the great responsibility of any soloist performing this piece to bring out all its facets without losing sight of the piece as a whole.

Hélène Grimaud is a pianist whose repertoire has for some time included Ravel’s concerto, playing it with consummate ease and sensitivity. In this performance too, she underlined her standing as an exponent of Ravel, receiving high praise, including from the critic of the Berliner Zeitung: “Hélène Grimaud brings out the countless nuances of this music with brilliant security. Black gleaming bass notes, silvery shimmering smooth passages and, in between, heartbeats with a hint of melodic indulgence glow warmly.”

Making his first appearance with the orchestra was Ossetian-born conductor, Tugan Sokhiev, at that time musical director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In addition to the Ravel concerto, he also conducts two Liszt transcriptions by Heinz Holliger plus Rachmaninov’s melancholy Second Symphony.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Helene Grimaud and Valery Gergiev 2015 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

At this Berliner Philharmoniker concert, two performers who stand out in our times as extraordinary encounter each other: the French pianist Hélène Grimaud, known not only as a sensitive and idiosyncratic interpreter of the piano repertoire ranging from Bach to Bartók but also as a committed animal rights activist, campaigning for the survival of a fascinating species since founding her Wolf Conservation Center more than 15 years ago. And Valery Gergiev, the sensitive eccentric, whose career had its start in 1976 when he won first prize at the Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition, before he gave the Mariinsky Theatre, so steeped in tradition, a new lease on life, and developed into one of the most sought-after orchestral conductors of his generation on the international scene.

For this concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker from 2015, the “most influential present-day Russian conductor”, according to Die Zeit, conducts a programme rich in contrasts: first, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Hélène Grimaud as the soloist, then Sergei Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony. The G-major concerto was the last concert piano composition that Beethoven, who was losing his hearing, was able to launch as soloist. In contrast, Prokofiev’s Sixth, premiered some 140 years later and banned shortly thereafter by the Soviet cultural authorities, is not an example of artistic borderline experiences, but rather musically works through a human crisis of hitherto unprecedented scale: the Second World War.

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Helene Grimaud – Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Hélène Grimaud – Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 (1998) [Japan 2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:08 minutes | Basic covers | 2,01 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Basic Covers incl. | 899 MB
Japanese Remastered Reissue ‘2013 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSW-90083

Hélène Grimaud, who has lived with the early D minor Concerto for decades, has called Brahms’s Op 15 ‘a piece I need to survive’. Indeed, she recorded it with that kind of urgency for Erato back in 1997 with Kurt Sanderling and the Staatskapelle Berlin, her passion making up for the lack in sheer power you’d find in accounts by the likes of Brendel or Pollini.

This reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid SACD technology to improve sound quality. These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

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