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The Sibelius Edition (69 CD box set, FLAC)

The Sibelius Edition (69 CD box set, FLAC)

The Sibelius Edition (69 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 69
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Bis
ASIN: B000UNMU6O
ASIN: B000UNMU78
ASIN: B00102FF8Y
ASIN: B0018M6IZK
ASIN: B001C58M9I
ASIN: B001HADE9G
ASIN: B001OMT64Y
ASIN: B00284G2Q2
ASIN: B002OR184E
ASIN: B003E9SCGS
ASIN: B0042ZH8UY
ASIN: B004UJ2KC8
ASIN: B005KQVDZU
Size: 18.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Rach needs your help !!!!!

EDIT 4-27-2015:
Many thanks to you all, from Israel, Australia, France, Switzerland, Canada, Ucraine, Romania, Germany, Taiwan, Italy, USA, Spain, NL, Hong Kong for your kind donations…you know, who you are šŸ˜€

Target is reached, but feel free to continue supporting me šŸ˜€

Dear friends, for some months I had temporarily problems coming from my amp unit, the Luxman 55A. Sometime I lost one channel (mostly right) for some seconds up to several minutes…sometime both channels are “sleeping”. In such cases, when I am ripping, of course I have to start the rip again, hoping that this doesn’t happen again. Normally it occurred only 2-3 times daily, but in the last time it comes too often, so that I cannot rip properly like you know it from me. In a word, it’s almost impossible to rip properly.

SONY DSC

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Jean Guillou – Toccatas Pour Orgue

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To me, this is a work of genius. Guillou has a very clear relationship with sound, creating textures that give this arrangement a wonderfully alive, multi-dimensional quality. He has complete mastery over the instrument and the material. My personal opinion is that this is the way this music was meant to be heard. And, of course, the recording is excellent.

# Composer: Bach, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Seixas, Widor, Guillou, Prokofiev
# Performer: Jean Guillou
# Vinyl (1968?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 793 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls Mono 24/96 (RCA) Giuseppe Verdi – Un Ballo In Maschera (Nervi, Peerce, Toscanini)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for thisĀ historical gift
Verdi’s “A Masked Ball” was one of seven complete operas that Arturo Toscanini (at that time 87 years old) conducted with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The recording is taken from two NBC broadcast concerts in January 1954 in Carnegie Hall, only a few months before Toscanini announced his retirement. Portions of the recording were taken from remakes in June 1954, also in Carnegie Hall, which proved to be the last recordings Toscanini ever made.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Herva Nelli, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill
# Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA/Classic Records) Eduard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Szeryng)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty
This 1964 version with Szeryng and Hendl is superior. The sound is brilliant and weighty, with a nice amount of reverb and “air” around the sound. Nonetheless the orchestral sound is detailed and very, very good for the era.

# Composer: Eduard Lalo
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Walter Hendl
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Classic Records
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 1.31 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Super HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Audite) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3 (Kubelik)


Brand new, unopened and mint – played for the 1st time – audiophile 180g Pressing Played now the 2nd time for a new rip, with the new engines from 2013/14 (better DR: 14—>16)To Jean-Luc

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Singer: Marjorie Thomas
# Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl (1967/2004)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Audite
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 1.93 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Mercury) Leo Delibes – Sylvia, Complete Ballet (Fistoulari)

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All thanks for this jewel go to Jean-Luc
Tchaikovsky considered Sylvia to be superior to his own ballet music. (It isn’t, but Tchaikovsky’s opinion says volumes about the quality of Delibes’ score.)

# Composer: Leo Delibes
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
# Vinyl (1958)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
#
Size: 884 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Igor Stravinsky – Concerto For 2 Pianos/Scenes from Petrushka (Labeque Sisters)

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I cannot remember if the Labeque Sisters made me forget of the Pekinel Twins…or it was viceversa? Saw them all four and still love them all four.

# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Performer: Katia & Marielle Labeque
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 618 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Mercury/Speakers Corner) Prokofiev/Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos (Janis/Kondrashin)

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All thanks for this brand new jewel go to Jean-Luc
Prokofiev’s Third was one of the concertos that appeared in the Richard Dreyfuss movie “The Competition,” and Byron Janis’s performance is generally considered to be more than competition-worthy. In fact, many consider it the best ever, also a function of Kirill Kondrashin’s inspired accompaniments. Janis’s performance is a bit slower than usual, not because he lacks energy or technique, but rather because he actually takes the time to play all of those notes and make something musically satisfying out of them. It’s a very personal interpretation, carried through with blazing conviction; and the coupling, Rachmaninov’s early First Concerto (Sergej was 17 years old), is equally stunning. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: SergejĀ Prokofiev, Sergej Rachmaninov
# Performer: Byron Janis
# Orchestra: Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Kyril Kondrashin
# Vinyl (1962/2009)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury/Speakers Corner
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
#
Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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