HD-Vinyls (Mono)24/96 (Decca) Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Campoli/van Beinum)

front-small-boxsetWonderful original 1st pressing from 1953 in stunning shape and 215 Gramm 😀
Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole was considered fluff until recently, when the new generation of violinists began to champion it.
The work was written in 1874 for violinist Pablo Sarasate, and premiered in Paris in February 1875. Although called a “Spanish Symphony”, it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. The piece has Spanish motifs throughout, and launched a period when Spanish-themed music came into vogue.
Alfredo Campoli (20 October 1906 – 27 March 1991) was an Italian-born British violinist, often known simply as Campoli. He was noted for the beauty of the tone he produced from the violin. Campoli spent his childhood and much of his career in England.

More about Alfredo Campoli on Wikipedia.

Composer: Edouard Lalo
Performer: Alfredo Campoli
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Vinyl (1953)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 322 MB
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Haendel – Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Haendel - Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Haendel – Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Haendel
Performer:Sarah Connolly
Orchestra:Freiburger Barockorcheste
Conductor:Andrea Marcon
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:8.67 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Virtuosi Di Roma/Fasano)

front-small-boxsetWhat can I say about such a marvellous performance of one of the greatest musical works of all time?  It’s terrific. This recording of The Four Seasons is SPECIAL. These are my favorite string concertos. And the Virtuosi di Roma are sensational. If you want one of the best performance of Vivaldi’s best work from the beginning era of Stereophony, get this.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra: Virtuosi Di Roma
Conductor: Renato Fasano
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 886 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (I Solisti Veneti/Toso/Scimone)

front-small-boxsetThis is, in my opinion, not the definitive recording of The Four Seasons but an almost perfect one. The tempo, the passion of the playing, the conducting – all perfect. Most versions are much too legato and lack spirit, but this is great. A must-have for any Vivaldi fan and the evidence, that out there in this world, there are so many great artists without a “great” name, who deserve all our respect and admiration.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Piero Toso
Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Vinyl (1975)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 847 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Antonio Vivaldi – Sinfonie E Concerti (I Musici/Pina Carmirelli)

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I Musici has long time been a famous interpereter on Vivaldi’s music. And as this record shows, they are definitly an authority. Vivaldi wrote hundreds of concertos, almost in the same style. But in between I Musici can distinguish the subtlety and delicacy of every piece. The result is a full and clear delination of Vivaldi’s concertos, with correct style and atmosphere.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pina Carmirelli
Orchestra: I Musici
Vinyl (1981)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Franz Schmidt – Symphony No. 3 (Pesek)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Tovarnik for these little known virtuosi
The Franz Schmidt Third is a work of mystery and reflection, but it takes a sensitive interpreter to bring out this depth. Beautifully played by the Slovak Philarmonics at a relaxed pace that gives the work plenty of room to breathe, Libor Pesek reveals its secrets. It is a sun-dappled journey into a beautiful but unsettling place, melancholy and nostalgia throughout. There is an unmistakable undercurrent of shadow, even beneath seemingly ingratiating passages; the sound of darkness barely restrained (explosive in moments, only to be bottled back up again). Austrian to its core, there are distant echoes of Brahms (the opening motif sounds like a nod to the Brahms Serenade in A), Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Schubert, but in a uniquely individual voice. The somewhat bitterly ironic waltz of the third movement gives a nod to Ravel’s La Valse, which itself was ironic commentary.

Composer: Franz Schmidt
Orchestra: Slovak Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 933 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Giuseppe Verdi – Aida (Caballé, Domingo, Muti)

front-small-boxset All thanks for this beauty go to my generous donator from Lake Michigan area
Behind the pyramids and the elephants, the long lines of prisoners of war and of slaves carrying booty, the choral shouts of “Glory to Egypt,” and the splendid brass sounding the Triumphal March, Aida is the story of a love triangle: Aida, an Ethiopian princess who has become a slave in Egypt; Amneris, an Egyptian princess; and Radamès, the Egyptian general they both love (Aida secretly). There are ironies and conflicts: How can she love a man who is the enemy of her country, but who says he has fought and conquered for the sake of her love? It is suitable only for the biggest opera houses and therefore demands voices capable of great power as well as emotional expressiveness. Montserrat Caballé, Plácido Domingo, and Fiorenza Cossotto provide such voices, and Ricardo Muti conducts with a sense of drama and dynastic glory. –Joe McLellan

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov
Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.82 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Robert Schumann – Sonatas For Violin And Piano Op. 105, Op. 121 (Zenaty/Klansky)

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Often I wonder, what it is that defines the magistry of an artist in the eyes of the music lovers. And the answer is often, that you need the right portion of luck, the well known “ambiente” as there are the label name, the country where you come from, the right person that you meet at the right moment…maybe something more. No doubt about it, what can NOT be: the artistry offered here by Ivan Zenaty and Ivan Klansky. Thea are worth more than only a listen.

Composer: Robert Schumann
Performer: Ivan Zenaty, Ivan Klansky
Vinyl (1991)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.12 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Kindertotenlieder (Fischer-Dieskau)

front-small-boxset All thanks for these gems go to Jean-Luc
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the most famous lieder singer of our age, and he recorded Mahler’s songs several times. However, as is so often the case with singers, the remakes are not always better than the first go-round. These performances of the Kindertotenlieder cycles from the peak of the great singer’s career, show him both at the height of his interpretive powers and in fine, youthful voice.

Composer: Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Rückert
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieaskau
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kurt Böhm
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 832 MB
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Gerry Mulligan – The Emarcy Sextet Sessions (mono, 5LP box set, 180g pressing)

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# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mosaic Records / Emarcy Records | MRLP 3008
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.98MB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.50GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (0.99GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Something a little different. Hope you enjoy it!

The 1955-56 Gerry Mulligan Sextet was an outstanding ensemble on several levels. In Jon Eardley, Bob Brookmeyer and Zoot Sims, Mulligan found soloists with the same high degree of invention and melodic development that he possessed. The light buoyant swing of Peck Morrison and Dave Bailey without the weight of a chordal instrument was inspiring to the soloists and a joy for the listener. But the most compelling characteristic of this sextet was Mulligan’s ability to write brilliant arrangements for a small group that possessed the drive and intricacy of a big band.

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