HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Hector Berlioz – La Damnation De Faust (Ozawa)

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As a lover of Berlioz’ music I have heard countless performances of this amazing work both live and on records. I think that on balance this is possibly the finest account on record to date. Firstly Ozawa is a great conductor and I find his conducting of Berlioz to be among the very best, every bit the equal of Sir Colin Davis, Charles Munch or Charles Dutoit, all experts in this field.

# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Donald McIntyre, Edith Mathis, Stuart Burrows, Thomas Paul
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor:
Seiji Ozawa
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD:
B002YOE09W
# Size: 2.38 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition/Bolero (Karajan)

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“Gift” new rared and uploaded

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra:  Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1966) + gift
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000001GQH
# Size: 957 MB (+ 441 MB)
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Georg Friedrich Händel – La Resurrezione (Academy Of Ancient Music)

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R.I.P. Maestro, we will miss you!

# Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
# Performer: Patrizia Kwela, Emma Kirby, Carolyn Watkinson, Ian Patridge, David Thomas
# Orchestra: The Academy of Ancient Music

# Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B0009A41VK
(only 8 CD-Box-set)
# Size: 2.02 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Stunning HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) – Georg Muffat – Florilegium Secundum (Academy Of Ancient Music)

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Magical, simply great !

R.I.P. Maestro, we will miss you!

# Composer: Georg Muffat
# Ensemble: Academy Of Ancient Music
# Director: Christopher Hogwood
# Vinyl (1982)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B00D97NZ3K
# Size: 1.03 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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CD 16/44.1 (EMI) Rameau-Couperin – Baroque (Ballet & Orchestral Music)

 coverThis time a seldom CD-Rip from me – many thanks to Matthaus for the CD

Re-up: Artwork just added

# Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin
# Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Ursula Connors

# Orchestra: Antiqua Musica Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Raymond Leppard, Jacques Roussel

# CD (1996)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# ASIN CD: B000002S6Q
# Size: 339 MB (+14 MB Artwork)
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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High-End HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Analogue Productions 200g) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Reiner)

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Almost raw, only few clicks manually removed and spaces btw. the tracks cleaned
Brand new vinyl, played here for the 1st time
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the mother of all „Scheherazade“ recordings. At today, for more than half a century, no other production was able to beat Maestro Reiner and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra: good speed, real dramatical atmosphere, perfect tempo and a magnificent sound. This Analogue Productions Reissue on 200g is the best sounding version I ever heard.

# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1960/2013)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Analogue Productions
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000003FWQ
# Size: 1.87 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Milnes/Sills/Kraus)

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Although my personal favourite – and IHMO best version on earth – the Sutherland/Pavarotti/Milnes recording from 1973 is, this Rigoletto is absolutely wonderful. Rudel conducted firmly but not magnificently, but the cast is magnificent. Milnes (also the title role in the Rigoletto with Sutherland and Pavarotti) is the best ever, no doubt. Always touching and powerful, his acting is amazing and his screams of “Gilda! Mia Gilda! Ah, la maledizione!” are unrivalled. Without any doubt, Milnes is one of the greatest baritones ever been on earth

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers:
Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Samuel Ramey, Mignon Dunn
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Condu
ctor: Julius Rudel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 2.5
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000002S7K

# Size: 2.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Georg Philipp Telemann – Chamber Concertos (Musica Antiqua Köln)

 front-small-boxsetStunning, audiophile sound – why do DGG Archiv recordings sound 3 steps better than official DGG recordings?
Although the number of orchestras which specialize in early music has grown tremendously over the last quarter century, Reinhard Goebel and MAK continue to remain a notch above all the rest, as this Telemann record shows.

# Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
# Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln
# Condu
ctor: Reinhard Goebel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG Archiv
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN SACD: Not found

# Size: 2.11 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Turnabout) Carl Nielsen – Violin Concerto (Varga)

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I love flea markets: sometimes you find absolutely rare gems for a penny and in almost perfect shape – got this one for 50 cents –
C’mon friends…and “look” how great Mono can sound
Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Carl Nielsen
# Performer: Tibor Varga

# Orchestra: Royal Danish Orchestra
# Conductor: Jerzy Semkow

# Vinyl (1966)

# Number of Discs: 1

# Format: Flac

# Label: Turnabout

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: never on CD ? not found

# Size: 386 MB

# Scan: yes

# Server:
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