Rare HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Fidelio) Carlo Bergonzi – Neapolitan Songs

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Just yesterday a user pointed my attention on a “Youtube” clip, the song “Dicitenciello vuje” sung by the fantastic Tito Gobbi. A great performance indeed…and I thought, I have this on vinyl, sung by Bergonzi…have I it or had I? OK, here is it. On searching for infos for this post I just discovered, Carlo died some weeks ago, aged 90 and my heart jumped into sadness. What a great tenor he was, surely among the greatest ever in “Belcanto”. Trained as a baritone but in 1950 came to the realisation that he may be a tenor and retrained. Although he performed and recorded some belcanto and verismo roles, he is above all associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, including a large number of the composer’s lesser-known works that he helped revive.  R.I.P. Maestro!

# Composer: Many Different
# Performer:
Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra Madrid
# Conductor: Enrico Pessina
# Vinyl (1970???)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Fidelio
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: B002W7REUS
# Size: 877 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 3 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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Box 03 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 13
# ASIN:
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# Size: 4.87 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Mono HD-Vinyl 48/24 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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many thanks to otto1961 who ripped his own vinyl
This is a very good analog recording, and what you sacrifice in audio purity, you gain back in Victoria De Los Angeles and Tito Gobbi. 

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer:
Tito Gobbi, Victoria De Los Angeles, Carlo Del Monte, Anne Maria Canali
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House Rome
#Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: 00028IK51Q
# Size: 309 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca/London) Jaques Loussier Trio play BACH – Vol. 1,2,3,4,5

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Bach goes Jazz
Bach’s works translate so well in other mediums. I have heard his stuff transcribed for harmonica to kazoo…and it always sounds fresh and as if it were meant for that specific media. These jazz transcription are “spot on”. Bach, as many will know, was especially renowned for his improvisational skills which would have been very apparent at this church. It is therefore fitting that Jacques Loussier, also known for his improvisational skills and especially as related to works of Bach, should perform this concert at the venue. Loussier’s superb touch on the piano and gift for arranging complicated classical pieces into light, though not lightweight, jazz renditions is simply sublime. All the pieces are familiar even to the untrained ear but will by no means short-change anyone in-the-know.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer:
Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros, Jacques Loussier
# Vinyl (1959-63)
# Number of discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca, London
# DR-Analysis: DR 14/13/14/11/14
# Size: 3.03 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super Sony Amp to sell!

I had the opportunity, some time ago, to buy a nice Near Mint amp (Sony Ta Fa-5ES), to replace my former tube amp Unison Research Unico Pre for the time it was on maintenance (that was later sold, when I received it back), shortly before I got the wonderful Luxman I actually use.

Because of the possibility of separated Input/Monitoring and the presence of a “Pre Out”, I wanted to keep the Sony in reserve for the future…

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