Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (BIS) Jean Sibelius – Symphony Nr. 7 / Kuolema (Incidental Music) (Neeme Järvi)

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Neeme Jarvi’s partnership with the Gothenburg orchestra is “a living legend in Nordic music” – Daily Telegraph (London). All the Sibelius masterpieces from a superb orchestra that he himself conducted. He has the measure of Sibelius’s northern sensibilities, but doesn’t overdo the bleakness; on the other hand, there is a forthrightness, even a toughness to his interpretations that well suit a composer who fairly early in his career turned rather decisively from lush romanticism to a more restrained neo-classicism.
Audiophile factor: VERY HIGH!

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi

Vinyl (1986)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: BIS
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.23 GB
Scan: yes
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Quatuor de Prague – Mozart – Les Quatre Derniers Quatours (Supraphon, 1980 German pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Supraphon | 300 633/634
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (4.12GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.06GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (568MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Verdi – La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi - La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi – La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Diana Damrau
Orchestra:Teatro alla Scala
Director:Dmitri Tcherniakov
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:2.22 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Artur Rubinstein – The Chopin Scherzos (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Frédéric Chopin
# Performer: Artur Rubinstein
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: RCA Red Seal | LSC-2368
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.57GB), 24-bit/96kHz (809MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (201MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg (Karajan)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Trottar for this treasure
Despite his disdain for some of the sillier aspects of grand opera, H.L. Mencken once said that “Die Meistersinger” was the greatest single work of art of western civilization–and to many, his hyperbole is forgivable when one contemplates the well-crafted structure of this most human of Wagner’s music dramas. Of all recordings of Wagner’s sole comedy, this one under the baton of Karajan at his prime has perhaps the best-balanced cast. The clear, youthful tones of Donath in the role of Eva must be close to Wagner’s ideal for the role, while Adam makes a compassionate Sachs–though not quite as resonant as one would wish. Kollo’s impetuous style is appropriate to the character of the lovestruck Walther. The orchestral playing has the clarity and transparency that is the trademark of the Karajan style, perhaps most appropriate in this, Wagner’s happiest work.
–Christian C. Rix

Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Schreier, Helen Donath, Theo Adam, Kurt Moll, René Kollo, Karl Ridderbusch, Ruth Hesse, Geraint Evans
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1971)
Number of Discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 5.18 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Meyerbeer – Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Meyerbeer - Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Meyerbeer – Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Composer:Meyerbeer
Performer:Isabelle Philippe
Orchestra:Le Theatre Francais de la Musique
Conductor:Olivier Opdenbeeck
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDRip
Size:4.06 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 491 (Haskil/Markevitch)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Jean-Luc for this gem
This is a virtually perfect recording that’s amazing. Haskil and Markevitch combine just the right amount of fire, brio and elegance that makes these minor key Mozart concerti so special. Perhaps here and there, they could have amped the passion and tempo up just a notch. But it’s still great, and an especial treat to hear the woefully underrated Lamoureux in a wonderfully recorded ambience. Bravo to the recording engineers.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Clara Haskil
Orchestra: Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Vinyl (1960)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1,19 GB
Scan: yes
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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 8 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7058-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.49GB), 24-bit/96kHz (765MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (188MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Hmmm, I think someone recently said that you can’t have too much Mozart… 😉

And there is nothing here by the great Maria João Pires… enjoy!

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Mozart – La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Mozart - La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Mozart – La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Mozart
Performer:Colin Balzer
Conductor:Andreas Spering
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:4.55 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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