HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Gioacchino Rossini – Ouvertures (Giulini)

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# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra London
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1961-1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B005FVFW98
# Size:
1.17 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) John Williams – John Williams

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Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Bach, Albeniz, Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Crespo, Duarte, Scarlatti, Sor, Segovia, Madriguera, Tansman, Granados, Lauro
# Performer: John Williams
# Vinyl (1972)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: Not found

# Size: 1.64 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra: Kogan – Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 5 (Classic Records, 200g promo pressing)

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# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovitch
# Orchestra: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Pavel Kogan
# Vinyl (2008)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Classic Records
# Size: 883MB (24/96) + 227MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Shortly before the demise of Classic Records, the label had started a “Classic Records Presents” series of classical titles. Unfortunately, there were only two titles released before they went out of business. Both were released on their 200g Quiex SV-P vinyl and both have excellent sound quality. This was the first one.

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Dorati/LSO – Prokofiev: Suite From “The Love For Three Oranges” / Scythian Suite (Classic Records / Mercury Living Presence, 200g vinyl)

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# Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1957 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Classic Records / Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 674MB (24/96) + 202MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Whether you prefer the fabulous bass dynamics and savage paganism of the Scythian Suite, or the colorful and captivating sound-portrait of the fairy tale Love for Three Oranges Suite, Dorati’s super-charged readings of these scores are unsurpassed. Acclaimed by critics and audiophiles alike as among the very best of the best Mercurys, this dramatic and riveting combination of Prokofiev, Dorati and Mercury Living Presence is a sure winner.

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HD-Vinyls (Angel/EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Giovanna D’Arco (Caballé/Domingo/Milnes)

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From the 1st package of operas, received from USA late 2012 – Many Many Thanks!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers: Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: James Levine
# Vinyls (1973)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B005JACUH2
# Size: 2.26 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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10″ Vinyl (DGG) Frederyk Chopin – Four Ballads (Julian von Karolyi)

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Thank you Mr. Trottar for this historical gem!

# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Julian von Karolyi
# Vinyl (1958)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: not found

# Size: 73 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Fiedler / Boston Pops: Offenbach – Gaite Parisienne (original US pressing, mono)

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# Composers: Jacques Offenbach, Giacomo Meyerbeer
# Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra
# Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: RCA Red Seal
# Size: (24/96kHz) 1.1GB, (16/44.1) 311MB
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This one is by request..

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Audiophile Vinyl (RCA Living Stereo) Boccherini/Vivaldi/Bach – Concertos for Cello – Antonio Janigro

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# Composer: Bach, Boccherini, Vivaldi
# Performer: Antonio Janigro/Solisti di Zagreb
# Vinyl (late 50s-early 60s)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: not found

# Size: 225 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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London Symphony Orchestra: Previn – Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (Hi-Q, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: André Previn
# Vinyl (1973 / 2011)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Hi-Q Records
# Size: 941MB (24/96) + 237MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Dvorak/Smetana/Karajan – Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”) / The Moldau (180g pressing)

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# Composers: Antonin Dvorak, Bedrick Smetana
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1959 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Hi-Q Records
# Size: 1.08GB (24/96) + 295MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Stunningly beautiful sound on this Hi-Q release.

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Previn/LSO – Ravel: Boléro / Daphnis et Chloé / Pavane pour une infant défunte (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: André Previn
# Vinyl (1979 / 1978 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hi-Q Records
# Size: 831MB (24/96) + 212MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Stunningly beautiful sound on this Hi-Q release.

I’ve got at least 6 different versions of Boléro, and I think this is my new favorite. The Daphnis et Chloé is breathtaking – my only complaint is that it’s not the complete ballet. Ravel fans, be sure to grab this one!

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Ciccolini / Martinon / Orchestre de Paris – Ravel: Concerto in D for the Left Hand / Concerto in G (US SQ pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
# Performer: Aldo Ciccolini
# Conductor: Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Angel / EMI
# Size: 822MB (24/96) + 199MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This was the first time I had heard these compositions. The sound quality is excellent.

The album looked good, but the pressing and/or vinyl condition was another story. I will looking for a cleaner copy of this one. It’s not perfect, but I still highly recommend it.

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Fricsay: Berliner Philharmoniker – Mozart: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra (Speakers Corner / Deutsche Grammophon, 180g mono pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Performer: Clara Haskil
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl (1958 / 2009)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Speakers Corner / Deutsche Grammophon
# Size: 564MB (24/96) + 137MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Ansermet / Crespin / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Ravel: “Shéhérazade” / Berlioz: “Les Nuits d’Eté” (Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Performer: Regine Crespin
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1964 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 939MB (24/96) + 244MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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(HD Vinyl – 24/96) Wiener Philharmoniker / Leonard Bernstein ‎– Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

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# Composer: Jean Sibelius
# Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1987)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon
# Size: 980MB (24/96) + 253MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Skrowaczewski: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet – Ballet Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski
# Vinyl (1965 / 2004)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner
# Size: 1.12GB (24/96) + 288MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Byron Janis / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – Pictures At An Exhibition (Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner, 2LP – 33/45rpm, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Modest Moussorgsky
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Performer: Byron Janis
# Vinyl (1959 / 1961 / 2005)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner
# Size: 1.41GB (24/96) + 357MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Ernest Ansermet: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande – Stravinsky – Petrushka (Decca / Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1993)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 721MB (24/96) + 175MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Ernest Ansermet: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande – Works By Ravel, Honegger & Dukas (Decca / Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Maurice Ravel, Arthur Honegger, Paul Dukas
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1963 / 1993)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 879MB (24/96) + 215MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Holst: The Planets – Los Angeles Philharmonic: Zubin Mehta (Decca/Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1971 / 1998)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 967MB (24/96) + 231MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

One of my favorite versions of The Planets, this was a particularly difficult album to clean up, due to all the extremely quiet passages. Still, I think it came out pretty well.

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