Walter/CSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 1 In D Major “The Titan” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Bruno Walter
# Vinyl (1961 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 60 of 100
# Size: 1.04GB (24/96) + 284MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Schnabel/Pro Arte Quartet – Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 114 (“Trout”) (red vinyl, mono, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Ensemble: Members of the Pro Arte Quartet
# Conductor: Artur Schnabel
# Vinyl (1935 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 53 of 100
# Size: 379MB (24/96) + 170MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

One of the things I really like about this Franklin Mint collection is that, not only does it include great sounding recordings/performances, but historical ones as well. This is one of the historical ones.

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Monteux / London Symphony Orchestra – Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Pierre Monteux
# Vinyl (1959 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 32 of 100
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 257MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Complete Symphonies (Klemperer)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra London
# Conductor: Otto Klemperer
# Vinyls (1959-61)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B0001O3Y8A
# Size: 3.32 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitsky – Three Selections by Prokofiev (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Serge Prokofiev
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Serge Koussevitsky
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 62 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Ormandy / Reiner – Strauss Tone Poems (2LP, red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestras: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductors: Eugene Ormandy and Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1954 & 1960 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 15/16 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 15 & 16 is entitled “Strauss Tone Poems” – a compilation of 3 classic works by Richard Strauss. Two of the performances are by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The other is by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Purely in terms of sound quality, this set could possibly have the best sound yet. Absolutely spectacular.

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Fritz Reiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Verdi: Requiem (2LP, red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1961 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 13/14 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Since I’ve been posting rips from this 100LP collection, Verdi’s Requiem has gotten more requests than anything else in the set. So, as the saying goes, this one is by popular demand. 🙂

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High-Def Vinyls 96K24B (DGG) W. A. Mozart – Symphonies 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyls (1978)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B001DCQIA0

# Size: 2.74 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Novalis) Franz Schubert – Piano Trio Op. 100

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One of the most beautiful works in Chamber Music
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# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Gerhard Oppitz, Piano – Dmitry Sitkovetzky, Violine – David Geringas, Cello
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Novalis
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000001MP8
# Size: 1.05 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Philips) Tchaikowsky/Prokofieff/Khatchaturian – Violin Concertos (Henryk Szeryng)

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# Composers: Tchaikowsky, Prokofieff, Khatchaturian
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati/Gennadi Roshdestwensky
# Vinyls (196-?-)
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: not found on amazon
# Size: 1.82 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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High-End Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition (Reiner)

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# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1957/58)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN: B000003FMY
# Size: 661 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Particular Vinyl 16/44.1 (EMI) Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor (Callas/Tagliavini)

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Sorry for the poor cover – this is from a time, many years ago, when I made rips for my personal use and had no mind on HD – Now I don’t have the vinyls anymore.

# Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
# Performer: Maria Callas, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Piero Cappuccilli, Bernard Ladysz
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
& Chorus
# Conductor:
Tullio Serafin
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
B000002RXT
# Size: 626 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Superb HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI 12 LPs) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Complete Piano Concertos (Barenboim)

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Note: the record with Concerto No. 12 had a big, hugly and very deep scratch, ca. 4 cm, exactly in the middle of the grooves, touching the whole 2nd mov. of this concerto. Impossible to restore (pick-up jumped at every turn like a frog), record is destroyed. Mov. 1 and 3 were restored, but I had to take mov. 2 (44.1 kHz/16 bit) from the CD-Edition, that Mr. Whatever offers. The cover was restored by me in a long Photoshop session.
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edit feb/21/2013 – with the help of a friend, who provided the missing 2nd mov of the 12th concerto, we have now all files from vinyl in 24/96 – please DL the missing file and replace the old one.

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Daniel Barenboim
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

# Vinyl (1967-1975)
# Number of Discs: 12
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: EMI

# ASIN: B00000C2KO
# Size: 12.08 GB
# Scan: yes

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Mahler/CSO/Solti – Symphony No. 8 In E Flat – ”Symphony Of A Thousand” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1971 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 99/100 of 100
# Size: 1.63GB (24/96) + 466MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Dvorak/Toscanini – Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”) (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Vinyl (1953 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 2 of 100
# Size: 767MB (24/96) + 191MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

I had heard/read that this was a dull sounding recording. After listening to it for myself, I found it to be just the opposite. So far, I’ve been very impressed with the quality on these Franklin Mint albums. Grab this one (or one of the others I’ve uploaded) and see if you agree.

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English Chamber Orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
# Vinyl (1973 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 36 of 100
# Size: 881MB (24/96) + 228MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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English Chamber Orchestra: Benjamin Britten – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Benjamin Britten
# Vinyl (1969 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 35 of 100
# Size: 973MB (24/96) + 265MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Leonard Bernstein – Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: George Gershwin
# Orchestras: Columbia Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1959 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 20 of 100
# Size: 757MB (24/96) + 215MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Furtwängler/BPO – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
# Vinyl (1938/1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society
# Size: 956MB (24/96) + 230MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

A truly historical performance from the FM100 collection. Like the review says below, the sound quality is surprisingly good for a 1938 recording.

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – All Violin Concertos (Schneiderhan)

 

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Ladies & Gentlemen – forget everything you know about performing WAM’s violin concertos (or you thought to know) – Here are “THE” violin concertos by WAM!
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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
# Vinyls (1968)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00005A83H

# Size: 2,36 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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