Monthly Archives: October 2013

HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27 (Anda)

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Dear friend Fedorych – For you, 6
WAM’s piano concertos more 🙂
Reposted, now with FF links
This set is strongly recommended for any music collector. Mozart’s piano concertos have never been more attractively presented than in the hands of Anda

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: GĂ©za Anda & Camerata Academica Salzburg
# Vinyl (1964-1968)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14/14/13
# ASIN 8 CD-Box:
B00004YZ36
# Size: 3.27 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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High-Definition Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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Reposted, now with FF links
This is really a very good recording, one of the best. Renata Tebaldi was a perfect Manon; she could sing as an angel, but also with great passion (Sola, perduta, abbandonata). Mario del Monaco was one of the best Des Grieux’s, perhaps more heroic in some moments, but his voice was always under perfect control. Truly, a “tenore robusto”.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Fernando Corena
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000E4LA
# Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: yes

# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – La Fanciulla del West (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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Reposted, now with FF links
Face it. All the best opera recordings were made between the mid 50s and early 70s. Fortunate for us that the final golden age of opera singing coincided with the onset of high fidelity stereo recording. This Fanciulla is a golden age performance.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Cornell MacNeil, Giorgio Tozzi
# Orchestra: Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia of Rome
# Conductor: Franco Capuana
# Vinyls (1958)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B0000041UN

# Size: 2.58 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Rare & Beautiful HD-Vinyl 24/96(Columbia) Giacomo Puccini – Edgar (Scotto/Bergonzi)

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Reposted, now with FF links
Yes…you read well: a female orchestra director – a conductrix? Compliments Ms Queler, well done !

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto, Gwendolyn Killebrew, Vicente Sardinero
# Orchestra: Opera Orchestra of New York
# Conductrix: Eve Queler
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000002595
# Size: 1.85 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Das Lied Von Der Erde (Bernstein)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, James King
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1967)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
B00001IVQU
# Size: 1.33 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Melodya) Alexander Borodin – Prince Igor (Petrov/Atlantov/Obraztsova)

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Opera in 4 acts with a prologue Libretto by the composer, edition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov
Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Alexander Borodin
# Performer: Ivan Petrov, Tatiana Tugarinova, Vladimir Atlantov, Jelena Obraztsova
# Orchestra:
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
# Conductor: Mark Ermler

# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Melodya
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# ASIN CD: B0002GVE02
# Size: 3.7 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlos (Domingo/Millnes/Raimondi/Giulini)

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The best “Don Carlos” – Domingo/Milnes/Raimondi: GREAT

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B00004VVZP

# Size: 3.73 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare Vinyl 16/44.1 (Electrecord) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ (Michelangeli/Celibidache)

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Neither Michelangeli nor Celibidache was an easy person to deal with in their career life. But when they did collaborate, the result was truly amazing.
Many thanks to Ectudor for providing this historical document.

Sorry for the crappy sound…but the (live) performance is outstanding !

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Orchestra: ORTF Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Electrecord
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
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# Size: 227 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 & 16/44.1 (Decca) Francesco Cilea – Adriana Lecouvreur (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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finally I got it again on vinyl….
One must hear at her “Poveri fiori” as well as her duets (especially the final one) with del Monaco to understand that Tebaldi “owned” the role.

# Composer: Francesco Cilea
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Giulietta Siminionato
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
# Conductor:
Franco Capuana
# Vinyls (1961)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13/14
# ASIN CD: B00000E4LB
# Size: 2.59 GB & 598 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Cluytens / PCO – The Complete Orchestral Works of Maurice Ravel (180g, 4LP box set)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductor: André Cluytens
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: EMI Testament
# Size: 3.81GB (24/96) + 996MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Testament has revived this classic title from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.

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