Monthly Archives: March 2014 - Page 2

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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Ansermet / OSR – Prokofiev: Classical Symphony (Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Serge Prokofiev, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Alexander Borodin
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1961 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Speakers Corner / Decca | SXL 2292
# Size: 861MB (24/96) + 226MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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