HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Sony) Jonas Kaufmann – The Verdi Album

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Brand new, played here for the 1st time
It was with Verdi that the leading tenor of our time, Jonas Kaufmann, made his international breakthrough in 2006 when he sang Alfredo in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. And for Kaufmann, the Verdi bicentenary in 2013 will be dominated by performances of works by the great Italian opera composer, including his debut album for Sony Classical, The Verdi Album. Recorded with Pier Giorgio Morandi conducting the Orchestra dell’Opera di Parma, this new album features thirteen of Verdi’s greatest tenor hits, eleven of which are recorded for the first time by Kaufmann. His choice of arias demonstrates the remarkable breadth of Kaufmann’s musical versatility and expression.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Jonas Kaufmann
#Orchestra: Orchestra dell’Opera di Parma
#Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Sony
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B00F03GDGM
# Size: 1.6 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Eurodisc) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Complete Piano Sonatas (Badura-Skoda)

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Many thanks to our Trottar for this jewel
Badura-Skoda’s varied touch and understanding of Mozart’s inner world makes for treasurable, satisfying, and unique renderings of a large body of the core Austro-Germanic repetoire.

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda
# Vinyl (1978-79)
# Number of discs: 8
# Format: Flac
# Label: Eurodisc
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD:
B00000E6S7
# Size: 7.62 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Ansermet / OSR – Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (UK pressing)

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# Composers: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin
# Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Decca | SXL 2268
# Size: 1.14GB (24/96) + 311MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

This one is an experiment, and as such, I would like your feedback. I’ve been using iZoTope RX2 as part of my workflow for quite some time now and figured it was time to try using the newer version – RX3.

This particular rip has been hanging around for quite some time. The album was in less than stellar condition (contrary to what was advertised when I bought it), and so I never got around to processing it.

This post was cleaned up using nothing but RX3 (manually, of course) and overall, I’m pretty pleased with the way it came out – especially considering the condition it was in when I started. Hopefully, the good folks at Speakers Corner will get around to releasing this at some point.

Until then, hope you enjoy this rip…

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Audiophile (TAS listed) HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Bizet/Shchedrin – The Carmen Ballet

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Reposted, new rip and FF links
Audiophile reissue by Alto on 180g vinyl. Although you know the Carmen-Suite by memory, you will feel like hearing it for the first time, due to Shchedrin’s fine and a little different orchestration. Outstanding and enduring, still delights and surprises me. Shchedrin’s arrangement is wonderful. If I had a time machine I would go back to that opening night With Maya Plisetskaya and the Bolshoi Ballet to experience this masterpiece.

# Composer: George Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
# Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
# Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
# Vinyl (1968/1996)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD:
B000003EFV
# Size: 895 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Davis / LSO – Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39 and 40 (Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Colin Davis
# Vinyl (1962 / 1973)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Philips ‎| 6500 559
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.16GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (317MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Thanks to wormwood for donating the album for this post!

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