Monthly Archives: September 2013

HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Decca) Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 9 ‘The Great’ (Kertesz)

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For a momentary “last” time, many thanks to our Onkle for this beauty
The Schubert “Great” is a major enterprise compared to all that preceded it, and here Kertesz competes with Bruno Walter, Toscanini, Furtwangler, and Klemperer, to name only a few renowned conductors whose Ninths are acclaimed.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
#
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
# Vinyl (1962)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B00000E4OJ
# Size: 1.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Aram Katchaturian – Violin Concerto (Szeryng/Dorati)

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This is Szeryng in his prime. The interplay between he and Dorati demonstrates how strong an accompanist Dorati could be, as he perfectly complements his soloist at all turns.

# Composer: Aram Katchaturian
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng

# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
#
Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (196?)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B0000057LQ
# Size: 710 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto (Oistrakh/Fournier/Galliera)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: David Oistrakh: Violine, Pierre Fournier: Violoncello

# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
#
Conductor: Alceo Galliera
# Vinyl (1960)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000EF5MH2
# Size: 684 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Philips) Brahms/Beethoven – Double Concerto – The Violin Romances (Szeryng/Starker/Haitink)

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Again, many thanks to our Onkle for this beauty

# Composer: Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng, Janos Starker
# Orchestra: Concertogebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
#
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

# Vinyl (1971)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000024TLZ
# Size: 1.76 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Arrigo Boito – Mefistofele (Pavarotti/Ghiaurov/Freni/Caballé)

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Yes, most of the major roles were taken by singers who at the time must count as “experienced”, but there is plenty of youthful vigor in the singing as well.

Phantastic sound and stellar performances…and this is the reason, why I offer this jewel in 24/96 although it is a digital production.

# Composer: Arrigo Boito
# Performer: Luciano Pavarotti, Piero de Palma, Robin Leggate, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Della Jones, Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballé, Nucci Condò
# Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis

# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000787WVK

# Size: 2.98 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Kempff/Leitner)

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Another marvellous near mint box, found on ebay for a little price…
This box came out for the celebration of Kempff’s 80th birthday, in 1975. The recordings are from 1961-62

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1961-62)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
B000026DFH
# Size: 3.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Pollini/Jochum/Böhm)

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Found this marvellous mint box (sealed) on ebay for an apple & an egg…
What a marvelous production of Beethoven’s brilliance, Pollini’s manual dexterity and DGG’s excellent sound engineering.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Maurizio Pollini
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Eugen Jochum, Karl Böhm
# Vinyl (1976/78/79/83)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 3.56 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ (Wilhelm Kempff)

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Kempff had perhaps the best innate understanding of Beethoven’s lyrical architechtonics; plus he had the wonderful techinque to execute his realizations. Kempff had splendid taste and vibrant exhilaration.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Wilhelm Kempff
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
# Vinyl (1963)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000026DFH
# Size: 1.29 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ (Michelangeli/Giulini)

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This is one of the greatest recordings of the Emperor-Concerto
…and almost a sensation to find it on vinyl

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
B00000E3FN
# Size: 843 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare Vinyls 16/44.1 mono (CBS) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 6 Piano Concertos (Serkin)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this historical gem

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Rudolf Serkin
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Marlboro Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Alexander Schneider, Georg Szell
# Vinyl (1957-58)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 480 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Mercury) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto (Szeryng/Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend ONKLE, who made possible this audiophile dream comes through!
New rip – with the new phono amp, new cart, new ADC/DAC

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000057LQ
# Size: 1.35 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Franz Schubert – Quintet In C Major, Op. 163, Quartettsatz In C Minor, Op. Posth. (Weller Quartet)

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Many thanks to Onkle for this marvellous recording
The Weller Quartet didn’t stick together for long. Walter Weller went on to pursue a conducting career; a pity because his first violin has one of the most ravishing tones I’ve ever heard.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Weller Quartet
# Vinyl (1970)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# ASIN: B000V6Q98U
# Size: 2.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare & Beautiful HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – La Rondine (Anna Moffo)

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Reposted, now with FF links
This is a delightful but seldom performed opera. I have loved the music and Moffo’s performance since I first bought this recording. 45 years later it is as splendid as I remember it!

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Anna Moffo, Daniele Barioni, Piero De Palma, Mario Sereni
# Orchestra: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000003F12
# Size: 1.89 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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Mehta / LAPO – Holst: The Planets (2LP, ORG 45rpm 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
# Choir: Los Angeles Master Chorale (directed by Roger Wagner)
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1971 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Original Recordings Group / London
# Size: 1.01GB (24/96) + 267MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory / File Post

One of my all-time favorites…

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Particular & Rare HD-Vinyl 24/96 Mono (Everest) Ralph Vaughan Williams – Job, A Masque For Dancing (Boult)

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Reposted, now with the new phono amp, the new cart and the new DAC…and in 24/96
I think we all know the story. God makes a bet with the Devil to test Job’s faith, and it isn’t at all clear who wins. What is perfectly clear is that Job loses–he gets thoroughly clobbered, though there’s a happy ending when his prosperity and serenity are restored. Vaughan Williams turned this rather depressing story into one of his very greatest works, a magnificent ballet that perfectly captures the personalities of the various protagonists. The music representing God and his foe, Satan, is especially well crafted, and the whole work has long been regarded as the composer’s orchestral masterpiece. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1959)
# Format: Flac
# Label: Everest
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B00000DOJI
# Size: 490 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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