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Zelenka – The Lamentations of Jeremiah (FLAC)

Zelenka - The Lamentations of Jeremiah (FLAC)

Zelenka - The Lamentations of Jeremiah (FLAC)

Performer: The Chandos Baroque Players, Michael Chance, John Mark Ainsley, Michael George
Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Hyperion
ASIN: B000002ZNV
Size: 322 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Zelenka – I Penitenti Al Sepolcro Del Redentore (APE)

Zelenka - I Penitenti Al Sepolcro Del Redentore (APE)

Zelenka – I Penitenti Al Sepolcro Del Redentore (APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer: Magdalena Kozena, Martin Prokes, Michael Pospisil
Orchestra: Capella Regia Musicalis
Conductor: Robert Hugo
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Supraphon
ASIN: B0001LYGT4
Size: 280 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Zelenka – Il Serpente Di Bronzo (APE)

Zelenka - Il Serpente Di Bronzo (APE)

Zelenka – Il Serpente Di Bronzo (APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra: Ensemble Inegal
Conductor: Adam Viktora
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Nibru
ASIN: B006HIYQS6
Size: 318 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Zelenka – Hipocondrie, Ouverture, Trio Sonata (APE)

Zelenka - Hipocondrie, Ouverture, Trio Sonata (APE)

Zelenka – Hipocondrie, Ouverture, Trio Sonata (APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Teldec
Size: 215 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Zelenka – Missa Dei Patris (APE)

Zelenka - Missa Dei Patris (APE)

Zelenka – Missa Dei Patris (APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer: Venceslava Hruba-Freiberger, Rene Jacobs, Reinhart Ginzel, Olaf Bar, Friedrich Kircheis, Thuringischer Akademischer Singkreis Choreinstudierung
Orchestra: Virtuosi Soxoniae
Conductor: Lidwig Guttler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Berlin Classics
ASIN: B0000035M4
Size: 288 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Server: datafile
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Zelenka – Gesu al Calvario (2 CD, APE)

Zelenka: Gesu al Calvario (2 CD, APE)

Zelenka: Gesu al Calvario (2 CD, APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra: Rheinische Kantorei das Kleine Konzert
Conductor: Hermann Max
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Capriccio
ASIN: B001UUNA9M
Size: 460 MB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Schherazade (Bernstein)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Many do not like Bernstein because of the dramatization he placed in the NYPO recordings. For a piece such as this, that drama brings out the real story behind the orchestration – Scheherezade entertaining her master, and thus saving her life, with wonderful stories. This recording from a few years ago is very good, if a little fast in Lenny’s interpretation. Wonderful music. Unfortunately there is a little “technical” error in the performance of the 4th pmovement. Do you hear it? Can you guess it? Keyword is: Cymbals at 7:20

# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra – New York Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor – Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 990 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Vinyl Mono 16/44 (RCA) Tito Schipa – Operatic Recital (1924-1928)

front-small-boxsetOne of the few records I got from my beloved uncle Totò after his dead
Admirers of the incomparable tenor Tito Schipa will not want to be without this. No less than 15 arias Schipa recorded between 1924 and 1928 are included. Transfers have been made from clean, faultless 78 originals, some of them very rare. Schipa’s voice seems to emerge successfully from the special Nimbus transferring process. The result is magic. What a wonderful voice! This is one of those rare cds that can be played over and over a hundred times and the music and emotion remains as fresh as the first listening!

# Composer: Various
# Performer: Tito Schipa
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR: 11
# Size: 136 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut (Freni/Domingo/Sinopoli)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
This is a very beautiful and dramatic opera, and the cast is first-rate, singing their respective parts with unrivaled technical mastership and dramatic abilities. Placido Domingo and Mirella Freni as the lovers Manon and Des Grieux suffuse their singing with a measure of beautiful Puccini lyricism and verisimo power. They give strong performances and to me, they never falter. By the finale, I was in tears. Domingo is passionate, tormented and Freni is dramatic, full of despair. Their voices escalate to such an unbelievable height of glory it’s breathtaking. If you’re a fan of Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo, this is by far their best collaboration.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson
# Orchestra – London Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor – Giuseppe Sinopoli
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 18
# Size: 2.42 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Zelenka – Requiem In C-Minor (APE)

Zelenka - Requiem In C-Minor (APE)

Zelenka – Requiem In C-Minor (APE)

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer: Berne Chamber Choir
Orchestra: Berne Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jorg Ewald Dahler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Claves Digital
ASIN: B000027FW7
Size: 189 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Kurt Weill – Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this
For those who have not found a copy of this now difficult to find CD of an early recording of Kurt Weill’s DIE DREIGROSHENOPER with the finest cast ever assembled for the work, take advantage of Amazon’s search machine and add this gold standard recording to your permanent collection post haste! This is one of those rare recordings that withstands time and scientific advances in recording techniques and remains absolutely perfect.

# Composer: Kurt Weill
# Performer: Lotte Lenya
# Orchestra – Sender Freies Berlin
# Conductor – Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg
# Vinyl (1958)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Columbia
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA Living Stereo) Frederyk Chopin – The Chopin Ballades (Rubinstein)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this gem
Rubinstein was in his prime when these versions of the Chopin Ballades were recorded in 1959. Curiously, he had never before recorded them.
Rubinstein was temperamentally well suited to these works, moreso than in the Mazurkas and Preludes. The narrative aspect of the Ballades suited his intuitive sense of structure well. At this point in his career, Rubinstein had known these pieces for six decades. It is no wonder, therefore, that he performs them more convincingly than, say, Kissin does on his recent recording.

# Composer:  Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Artur Rubinstein
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 11
# Size: 1.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – 15 Hungarian Dances for Piano (Cziffra)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
Who else but Cziffra could play these transcriptions? When you hear him play for example the 5th dance, it seems he had wrote it himself. Cziffra’s technique permitted him to play everything like he wanted to play it, he had no difficulties, and, his interpretation was always interesting. He was a real musician, when he played ten times a piece on concert, it was ten times different, you had the impression to hear it for the first time.

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Gyorgy Cziffra
# Vinyl (1982-83)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 872 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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