HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Vanguard) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies (Brendel)

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I thoroughly enjoy listening to this recording. The performance is accurate to the music, artisticly interpreted, and flawlessly executed. The recording method has produced a very clean, pure sound of the piano which is a pleasure to hear. I would highly recommend this recording to anyone.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Vanguard
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 896 MB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Julian Bream plays Granados & Albeniz

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Thank you very much Jean-Luc
Another superb recording in every aspect, that’s for sure. I start to think, JB was really the best guitarrist of our time.

# Composer: Enrique Granados, Isaac Albeniz
# Performer: Julian Bream
# Vinyls (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.34 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) WAM/LvB – Violin Concerto no. 5/Violin Romances (Szeryng)

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Mozart’s violin concertos, although written when he was only 19, are among his finest works. And no violinist is more suited to do do justice to these masterpieces than Henryk Szeryng. Szeryng — although not as famous as some others — was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Although he excelled in a wide range of repertoire — from Vivaldi through Sibelius — Szeryng’s beautiful sweet tone and elegant performance style were especially effective in the performance of Mozart. No other violinist I’ve heard excels him in this repertoire. He was the consummate Mozart violinist. Highly recommended.

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra, Concertogebouw-Orchestra Amsterdam
# Conductor: Alexander Gibson, Bernard Haitink
# Vinyls (197?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 1.75 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Pepe Romero plays Famous Compositions for Guitar

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Every now and then I like to hear to a Spanish guitar being strummed like there is no tomorrow. I came across the vinyl version of this 1977 collection of compositions that fully delivers. As if there may be a necessity, Pepe Romero shows in his humbleness, that he’s one of the greatest guitar players in the world.

# Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tárrega, Antonio Lauro, Isaac Albéniz, Julio Sagreras, Fernando Sor
# Performer: Pepe Romero
# Vinyls (197?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.69 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Giuseppe Verdi – Ernani (Price/Bergonzi)

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Many many thanks to a benefactor from Lake Michigan for this gift
I get so often criticised for finding faults with singers like Netrebko or Kaufmann. But, seriously, if we haste to call these singers great, what are we going to do with Leontyne Price and Carlo Bergonzi? Then, they say “you shouldn’t make comparisons”. Well, it is not possible to avoid comparisons. This disc is a model of great Verdi singing and interpretation. I do not think there has been a greater Verdian singer in the recorded history of opera than Leontyne Price. Whether it is Forza, Trovatore, Ernani, Aida the woman knows her business. There is no kidding here. Carlo Bergonzi rises to the challenge 100%. Thomas Schippers left all TOO young. He had SO MUCH to give.

# Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Mario Sereni, Ezio Glagello
# Orchestra:  RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Thomas Schippers
# Vinyl 1968
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 2.66 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Heitor Villa-Lobos – Guitar Concerto + 5 Preludes (Bream/Previn)

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In one word: Fantastic ! Thank you very much Jean-Luc
This is a superb recording in every aspect, and as far as the preludes go, they are for me, a long time guitar aficionado, definitive.

# Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos
# Performer: Julian Bream
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: André Previn
# Vinyls (1971)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.7 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Feb. 5th 2015
Due to a short “buzz” noise, maybe caused while saving, please DL the file named “fixedB3” and replace the track B3

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (London) Renata Tebaldi – A Tebaldi Festival

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There is nothing on this collection of arias/songs that I dislike. All are sung beautifully, with utmost artistry and dramatic emotion.
Tebaldi never had the severe vocal crisis of Maria Callas, so even in these last years there isn’t even a semblance of a wobble. This is not an attack on La Callas, it is simply the truth. Throughout her life, Tebaldi had a good, solid technique and a lush velvety tone only exemplified by the acquisition of full, chest tones towards the end of her career.

# Composer:  Various
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi
# Orchestra:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl 1969
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.99 GB
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