Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (London) Sergej Rachmaninov – Piano Sonata No. 2 (Ashkenazy)

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All thanks for this gift go to Jean-Luc
Ashkenazy’s performance of the 2nd Rachmaninov sonata is much more gratifying than Horowitz’s, in part because he plays the earlier version of this piece.
The Etudes are fantastic, played with sensitivity and with those deliberate and well-thought out interpretations which make Ahskenazy such a wonderful performer. He’s also able to play with amazing voicing, making the entire set sound amazingly clear from top to bottom.

# Composer: Sergej Rachmaninov
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.79 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 3, Chamber Music For Wind Instruments (4 LPs)

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This is Box No. 3 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Aloys Kontarsky, Karl-Heinz Zöller, Klaus Thunemann, Thomas Brandis, Siegbert Ueberschaer, Jörg Demus, Gerd Seifert
# Orchestra: Members of the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Droloc Quartet
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 4/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 3.77 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johann Sebastian Bach – The Musical Offering (Richter)

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This is priceless music-making. One can really feel that Richter is performing and conducting from his own heart and love for Bach, and all the while the orchestra is inspired to sing and to dance with him. The horns are laughing, the violins singing, and the listener is invited to experience flashes of happiness and joy with the chattering harpsichord.
When celestial music meets the summit of man’s creative and loving spark, we lucky amateurs are left with this kind of immortal recording: glorious!

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Auréle Nicolet, Otto Büchner, Kurt Guntner, Siegfried Meinecke, Fritz Kiskalt, Hedwig Bilgram, Karl Richter
# Conductor: Karl Richter
# Vinyl (1963)
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: B000024IBT
# Size: 1.0 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Askenase)

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The playing of Stefan Askenase (1896-1985) was a marvel of tender poetry, subtle rubato, and lucid clarity. If your models for piano playing are the cool efficiency of Pollini or the theatrical thunder of Horowitz, you may find Askenase’s manner too polite and small-scale. But if you prefer delicate shimmer and sparkle to empty glitter, and if you are seeking lyric grace of enormous subtlety, then Askenase is a must-hear.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Stefan Askenase
# Orchestra:
Residency Orchestra The Hague
# Conductor: Willem van Otterloo
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B
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# Size: 1.18 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 2, Concertos (6 LPs)

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This is Box No. 2 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs. I posted this December 2012.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: David Oistrakh, Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff, Christian Ferras, Geza Anda, Wolfgang Schneiderhan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philarmonic Orchestra London
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan, Sir Eugene Goossens, Ferdinand Leitner, Ferenc Fricsay

# Vinyl (196 ?)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 5.25 GB
# Scan: yes

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HD-Vinyls 96-24 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 1, The Symphonies (Karajan) (7 LPs)

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LET’S START WITH THE BEETHOVEN COLLECTION!
This is Box No. 1 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs. Although it has another front picture, this Box is the same used for that collection. I posted this December 2012.
In the last years I spent  for the complete Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Gundula Janowitz, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Hilde Rössel-Majdan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyls (1963)
# Number of Discs: 7
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 5.86 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (HM) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Anacréon

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I am a fan of baroque music, but must admit that the big French operas can’t hold my interest all the way through. What we have here is a small comedie-ballet by Rameau which is essentially a small one act opera on the subject of Anacreon. There are moments of rustic pleasantness, an apparent tempest complete with lightning, and Bacchanalian revels. Rameau was a master of orchestral colour, and provides a huge range of emotion over the five scenes of this work.

# Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
# Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
# Conductor: William Christie
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Harmonia Mundi
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B
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# Size: 1.78 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Chandos) Ottorino Respighi – Belkis Queen Of Sheba & Metamorphoseon

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Dont ask me, my friends, why this recording sounds phenomenal outstanding, although it is a digital production. Hear and judge by yourself.

‘Belkis, Queen of Sheba’ was the Romantic musical equivalent of those Hollywood Roman empire/Bible epics like ‘The Ten Commandments’ or ‘Spartacus’. It has never been recorded complete, but the suite of four movements extracted by the composer gives a good idea of what a spectacle it must have been. It sounds a lot like movie music, in fact, and that’s a complement. ‘Metamorphoseon’, by contrast, is a brilliant theme and variations on a Gregorian tune that was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Its neglect is inexplicable, unless it’s due to the fact that it requires an organ at the end, which makes it impractical for many orchestras. These performances are thrilling, and so is the sound. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: The Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Chandos
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B000000ADG

# Size: 1.01 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Ormandy)

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Dont ask me, my friends, why this recording sounds phenomenal outstanding, although it is a digital production. Hear and judge by yourself.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000P9VUKA

# Size: 676 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 4 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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Box 04 with 4 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: 4/49
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
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# Size: 3.74 GB
# Scan: yes
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