HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Aaron Copland – Symphony No. 3 (Mata)

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With the famous “Fanfare for the common man” at beginning of part 4. Again the evidence, that a digital production sounds on vinyl much much better than on CD. Eduardo Mata’s recording of the epic Third Symphony of Copland is one of the very best performances of this work on record.

# Composer: Aaron Copland
# Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Eduardo Mata
# Vinyl (1986)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B002CAAXZI

# Size: 1.15 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 96K24B (Decca) Maria Chiara – Soprano Arias

front_small_boxsetMaria Chiara is one of the most neglected Lyric-spinto soprani of the last quarter of the 20th century. And one wonders why. Could it be the DECCA/LONDON, the label that recorded her in the seventies, abandoned her to keep their reigning Diva Renata Tebaldi happy? This recording bears testimony to the fact that Chiara and Tebaldi had similar repetoires and, to a large extent, the same glorious Italian timbre and tone. Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi , Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Arrigo Boito, Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Maria Chiara
# Orchestra: Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
# Conductor: Nello Santi
# Vinyl (1972)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00035VV6Y

# Size: 1.05 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio (Nilsson/Maazel)

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This is a “child” of the flea markets – vinyls are like new, but the libretto is missed. The lady said, this box was near untouched for more than 40 years. Played only twice. Got it for 1 EUR – Reposted, now with FF links
This is a thoroughly top notch recording! Birgit Nilsson makes, I feel, a great Leonora/Fidelio. The woman was a female Caruso!! As for McCracken’s Florestan, WOW!! What a sound!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Birgit Nilsson, James McCracken, Kurt Böhme, Hermann Prey, Graziella Sciutti, Tom Krause
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel

# Vinyls (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B0026RCAGC

# Size: 2.24 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 1 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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Box 01 with 5 LPs
This is a project I wanted to realize for my life and I started to buy the box-sets from all over the world. It took me around 3 years, because I wanted only Mint or NearMint box-sets. So 3 of them are Mint and never played, all the other are NM. The whole collection costed me almost 600 EUR…if you feel, you want to contribute to this Herakles-work, so you are welcome. Click on the donation button, at the end of this post.

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: many artists
# Orchestra: I Musici
# Vinyl 1959-1978
# Number of Discs: 5/49
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 5.23 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Advice: EDIZIONE VIVALDI PHILIPS on 49 LPs {Original Dutch Pressing} 24 bit/96 kHz

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EDIZIONE VIVALDI PHILIPS on 49 LPs

Just to inform you, my friends… I finally started to rip this stunning COMPLETE Vivaldi Edition and the 1st of the 10 volumes will come soon (in a few days). This is a project I wanted to realize for my life and I started to buy the box-sets from all over the world. It took me around 3 years, because I wanted only Mint or NearMint box-sets. So 3 of them are Mint and never played, all the other are NM. The whole collection costed me almost 600 EUR…if you feel, you want to contribute to this Herakles-work, so you are welcome. Go to one of my posts, no matter what, for the donation button.

If you get this edition, you will never need other Vivaldi renditions or artists, are these recordings among the best in technically and artistically meaning. Recordings are from 1959 (greetings from the Mercury technicians) to 1978.

I hope to complete ripping them all until Xmas!

EDIT June 22 2014:
Many many thanks to all of you, who has generously donated and all other, who still will do!

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Merrill)

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Many thanks to our friend BOB for this beauty
I never quite realised how much I appreciate this recording until I saw Tebaldi singing “Suicidio!”. Her massive voice, which she was able to tune down when required and sing the warmest phrase, had matured by the mid 60s when she tackled the role on stage and made it ideal for this dangerous role. Combined with her commanding stage presence it’s no wonder she received such huge acclaim as Gioconda.

# Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
# Performer: Carlo Bergonzi, Marilyn Horne, Nicola Ghiuselev, Oralia Dominguez, Renata Tebaldi, Robert Merrill
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
# Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl 1967
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 3.14 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Super-Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Bis) La Spagna, Music From The XV, XVI, And XVII Centuries (Atrium Musicæ De Madrid)

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This is one of the most beautiful recording in the milky way and very hard to find. Enjoy! Audiophile factor: absurdly high!
If you loved my rip of “La Folia”, you will run crazy and take hostages to get this double-LP. But you won’t find it. Don’t ask, how much I payed for this one.

# Composer: Many different
# Performer: Atrium Musicæ De Madrid
# Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
# Vinyl 1980
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: BIS
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
B000027F3J
# Size: 3.19 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (HM) Hans-Martin Linde & Konrad Ragossnig – Musik Für Flöte Und Laute (Aus Renaissance Und Barock)

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This is something special for gourmets

# Composer: G.F. Händel, G.P. Telemann, Johann Jakob Van Eick, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dowland,
# Performer: Konrad Ragossnig, Hans-Martin Linde
# Vinyl 1970
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Harmonia Mundi
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.06 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Eiji Oue / Minnesota Orchestra – Mephisto & Co. (2LP, 45rpm, 200g pressing)

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# Composers: Anatoly Konstantinovich Liadov, Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss II, Malcolm Arnold, Modest Moussorgsky, Paul Dukas
# Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra
# Conductor: Eiji Oue
# Vinyl (1998 / 2014)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Reference Recordings | RM-2510
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.96GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.45GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (377MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

There aren’t enough superlatives to adequately describe the sound quality on this album. If you’ve been considering checking out a 192k rip but weren’t sure which one to try… this is the one.

My first classical rip at 192k.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Marc Antoine Charpentier – Te Deum, Grand Magnificat (Academy Of S-M-I-T-F)

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645-1704) was the most distinguished French religious composer of his era. His output includes eleven Masses and numerous motets, psalms and oratorios, many of them extended works rich in texture, color and harmony, and contrpuntally resourceful.

# Composer: Marc Antoine Charpentier
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
# Conductor:
Philip Ledger
# Vinyl (1978)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
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# Size: 854 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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