Monthly Archives: March 2013

Great Vinyl 16/44 Mono (Westminster/Heliodor) Joseph Haydn – Trios 27, 28, 29, 30 (Badura-Skoda/Janigro/Fournier)

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Many thanks to Trottar, who provided this great vinyl

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda, Antonio Janigro, Jean Fournier
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Westminster/Heliodor
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: not found
# Size: 127 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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London Classical Orchestra – Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom (2LP, 180g EU pressing)

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# Composer: Paul McCartney
# Orchestra: London Classical Orchestra
# Conductor: John Wilson
# Vinyl (2011)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hear Music
# Size: 1.2GB (24/96) + 410MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Great HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Paganini/Saint-Saens – Violin Concertos (Francescatti)

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# Composer: Niccoló Paganini, Camille Saint-Saens
# Performer: Zino Francescatti
# Orchestra: New York Philarmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos, Eugene Ormandy
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000026G8O
# Size: 1.02 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Novalis) Franz Schubert – Piano Trio Op. 99

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All thanks go to our friend Trottar for providing this gem
Ripped with the new phono stage Pro-Ject Phono Box RS

# 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 15
# ASIN: B000001MP7
# Size: 975 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Particular & Rare HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Bastien et Bastienne

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This is one of the first opera-like works by the very young wonder child Mozart.
Of course not his masterpiece par exellence, but a really good record with good sound.
Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Brigitte Lindner, Adolfo Dallapozza, Kurt Moll
# Orchestra: Bayerisches Staatsorchester
# Conductor: Eberhard Schöner
# Vinyl (1976)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B000P3VVNC (but not available)
# Size: 900 MB
# Scan: y
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# Server: FileFactory
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Great Vinyl 16/44 Mono (CBS) Sibelius/Walton – Violin Concertos – Francescatti

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# Composer: Jean Sibelius, William Walton
# Performer: Zino Francescatti
# Orchestra: New York Philarmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: not found
# Size: 162 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Dorati/LSO/Szeryng – Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1962 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 829MB (24/96) + 227MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the 2012 Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set…
Prior to this rip, the album was unplayed.

This one was ripped by request.
No competition is intended or inferred with the recent post by Rachmaninov.

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Novalis) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Trios Op. 97 Op. 121a

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All thanks go to our friend Trottar for providing this gem
Ripped with the new phono stage Pro-Ject Phono Box RS

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Gerhard Oppitz, Piano – Dmitry Sitkovetzky, Violine – David Geringas, Cello
# Vinyl (1986)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Novalis
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000001MPD
# Size: 1.18 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Amazing HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Luciano Pavarotti – In Concert, Bologna 1974

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Surely, the angels are jealous.
This is THE BEST from the Great One. I defy anyone, after listening to this, to dispute the fact that this man’s voice was the most majestic ever to grace the planet. He was the Mount Everest … the pinnacle of tenors. If anyone ever deserved the title “Maestro” it was him.

Ripped with the new phono stage Pro-Ject Phono Box RS

# Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gioacchino Rossini, Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Ottorino Respighi, Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
# Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
#Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Novalis
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000001MPD
# Size: 897 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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A dramatic improvement will occur !

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Sorry friends, for waiting this long.
The Opera Consonance PM2 phono amp, although it sounded very good, is not my new phono stage.

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Various Artists: Legendary Chamber Music Performances II (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
# Performers: see below
# Vinyl (1965 / 1933 / 1963 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 91 and 92 of 100
# Size: 1.99GB (24/96) + 517MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This was by request. Hope you enjoy it.

All three works presented here are products of composers who were either pianists of outstanding ability, or who had a close affiliation with the instrument in youth. While Schumann himself was not a pianist, he combined criticism with composition, and in both, he expressed such personality and individuality that writers and composers have been challenged to equal the results for more than a hundred years.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Top-Vinyl 44.1/16 (EMI) Solomon plays Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert and many others

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Thank you Mr. Trottar for this great gem!
Solomon Cutner was born in the East End of London in 1902. He was a child prodigy whose talent was recognised at the age of seven when, having had no formal tuition, he performed his own arrangement of the 1812 Overture on the family piano. He gave his first concerts in 1912 at the age of ten, retired from public performance in his teens and then resumed his career as an adult performer. He began making records in 1929. As a child he was sent to live with his teacher, Mathilde Verne, who had studied with Clara Schumann. It is documented that Verne abused and exploited her young charge.

# Composer: Beethoven, Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Couperin, Scarlatti, De Severac, Daquin
# Performer: Solomon
# Vinyl (1932-1956)
# Number of Discs: 8
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: not found

# Size: 973 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Sir Georg Solti / LSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 24/96kHz (1.53GB) and 16/44.1 (379MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Sir Georg Solti / CSO – Dvořák New World Symphony (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Antonín Dvořák
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 881MB (24/96) + 218MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Because you just can’t have too many copies of the New World…

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Sir Colin Davis / LSO – Berlioz: Ouvertüren (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips
# Size: 1.14GB (24/96) + 302MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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