HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) An Evening Of Brahms’ Songs (Ludwig/Bernstein)

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I watched this on TV somewhen in the 1980s and was floored by it. I’m surprised there’s no DVD of such a winner as this. Must be some kind of contractual problem. Pity. LB was usually a superb pianist and accompanist, and, of course, Christa Ludwig was/is a great singer of Brahms or of almost anything. What I saw was a lovely program of well-known and lesser-known Brahms songs performed to perfection, not showy, but touching. I’d say that if you have a turntable, take a chance on this disc.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Christa Ludwig, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Columbia
# ASIN: B000001GR0
# Size: 965 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic – Le Sacre du Printemps (2013, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1958 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Sony Classical | 88765469152
# Size: 752MB (24/96) + 201MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Giacomo Puccini – Messa di Gloria (Inbal)

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Reposted, now with FF links
Discover a new, mostly unknown face of Puccini. Well known in the world as the Opera man, is really a pity he didn’t compose more works like this obscure gem.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Kari Lövaas, Werner Hollweg, Barry McDaniel
# Orchestra: Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
# Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Philips

# ASIN: B00004UGSP
# Size: 816 MB
# Scan: yes

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 / Kindertotenlieder (Ludwig/Karajan)

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Herbert von Karajan came to Mahler in a round-about way. His affinity with Richard Strauss and Anton Bruckner was life-long. Mahler he came to only after exploring the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. Released in the mid-seventies this, his first Mahler recording is extraordinary. It is the only Mahler Symphony recorded by Karajan abd the BPO in the Jesus Christus Kirche and not in the Berlin Philharmonie. This brings a presence and warmth to the recorded sound not achieved by the engineers until much later in the Philharmonie.

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Performer: Christa Ludwig
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# ASIN: B000001GR0
# Size: 2.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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SUPER AUDIOPHILE HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Reference Recordings) Ottorino Respighi – Pines Of Rome/Belkin, Queen Of Sheba

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Brand new High-End 200 gramm Vinyl, opened for the first time for this blog
If you ever thought, you have heard all so-called super recordings, all the beauties that take your breathe away, all the most known audiophile acustic wonders on vinyl…so you can forget them all, if you have never heard this Respighi, from (maybe) the best label existing: Reference Recordings.

# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Performer: Minnesota Orchestra
# Conductor: Eiji Oue
# Vinyl (2001/2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Reference Recordings
# ASIN: B00005OAD4
# Size: 1.62 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Riccardo Muti / The Philadelphia Orchestra – Pictures at an Exhibition / The Firebird (Suite, 1919) (Hi-Q Records, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1960 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hi-Q Records | HIQLP013
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 261MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Another outstanding release from Hi-Q records. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original analog master tapes, and featuring the original artwork.

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Rare HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Gioacchino Rossini – Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Milnes/Sills/Gedda)

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To my friend Spearo
Somewhen in the 70s I had a highlights record of this recording. I remember, it blew me away on hearing Milnes, a baritone, singing some high tunes like a tenor…the only baritone I ever heard singing Figaro this way…

# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
# Singer: Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Fedora Barbieri, Ruggiero Raimondi
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: James Levine
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000CE7FU
# Size: 3.43 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare HD-Vinyl 96/24 (BASF) Robert Schumann – Introduction & Allegro Appassionato – Piano Concerto (Frager)

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To my friend Trottar
This rare, never on CD released recording with the extremely underrated Malcolm Frager is a real gem…and if you think you know well Schumann’s Concerto, Frager always gives you the feeling of hearing to it for the very first time.

# Composer: Robert Schumann
# Performer: Malcolm Frager

# Orchestra: Philarmonic State Orchestra of Hamburg
# Conductor: Marc Andreae
# Vinyls (1973)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 1
# Label: BASF
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: not found
# Size: 960 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Eiji Oue – Minnesota Orchestra | Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite / The Song of the Nightingale (200g pressing)

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# Composers: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra
# Conductor: Eiji Oue
# Vinyl (1997)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Reference Recordings – RM-1502
# Size: 797MB (24/96) + 191MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Just re-discovered this old rip and found that I never posted it here. One of the best sounding classical albums I’ve ever heard.

The compact disc was a 1997 Grammy nominee for “Best Engineered, Classical.”

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (EMI) Umberto Giordano – Andrea Chenier (Stella/Corelli)

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This is one of the best Andrea Chenier I have ever heard. Only Mario Del Monaco comes easily along to contend this role to the exceptional voice of Corelli. The entire production is wonderful! I recommend it very highly.

# Composer: Umberto Giordano
# Performer: Franco Corelli,
Antonietta Stella, Anna di Stasio, Paolo Montarsolo, Mario Sereni, Piero de Palma, Luciana Moneta
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome
# Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyls (1963)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 2
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000TPYPD4
# Size: 2.47 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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