Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San,Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San,Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Puccini
Performer:Keita Asari
Orchestra:Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Conductor:Lorin Maazel
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Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Charles Gounod – Faust (Kaufmann, Pape, Poplavskaya)(2011, Opera, BDRip)

Charles Gounod - Faust (Kaufmann, Pape, Poplavskaya)(2011, Opera, BDRip)

Charles Gounod – Faust (Kaufmann, Pape, Poplavskaya)(2011, Opera, BDRip)

Composer:Charles Gounod
Performer:Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra:CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of the Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:BDRip-AVC
Size: 7.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:English, French, German, Korean, Chinese,RUSSIANS
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Mercury) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 5 (Dorati)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this promo copy
This superb disc features not just the usual excellent performances of Dorati and his players that have been proven for decades but are recorded in that unique Mercury method which has yet to be surpassed . It may be more than a half-century in age but remains as musical and thrilling as ever.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 996 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Puccini – Manon Lescaut-(Guleghina,Cura.1998) (2005,DVD9)

Puccini - Manon Lescaut-(Guleghina,Cura.1998) (2005,DVD9)

Puccini – Manon Lescaut-(Guleghina,Cura.1998) (2005,DVD9)

Composer:Puccini
Performer: Maria Guleghina
Orchestra:Chore and Orchestra: Teatro alla Scala
Conductor:RICCARDO MUTI
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Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.28 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Works For Cello And Piano (Fournier/Kempff)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these beautiful 1st pressings
I have been listening to this box-set intensely during ripping and my admiration for Kempff–already considerable–has grown in leaps and bounds. So too has my regard for Pierre Fournier, whose playing on this recordings is bold and clearly articulated. Kempff is the most humane and visionary of pianists, and he is remarkable in that he is perfectly prepared to put his undoubted virtuosity on the back burner and let Fournier’s cello fully sing and soar. I have noticed on other recordings of cello sonatas (the Kovacevich/Du Pre coupling of Beethoven’s 3rd and 5th and the Ax/Ma Brahms for example) that the cello is often overwhelmed. This is definitely not the case here, where the projection of both instuments seems perfectly in balance, and if anything favors the cello. When it first arrived I was a little dismayed to see that these were listed as “Live Recordings,” since I am not really a fan of this sub-genre–they usually end up having none of the spontaneity and energy of the concert arena while maintaining all the little annoyances (audience shuffling/flubbed notes). This recording however, is perfect for these pieces. The sound is spacious and you come away with the impression that these musicians are playing just for you in a rather large room.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 2.59 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Richard Wagner – “Der fliegende Hollander” (Ligendza, McIntyre. Kaslik. Sawallisch) (1974,Opera,DVD5,)

Richard Wagner - "Der fliegende Hollander" (Ligendza, McIntyre. Kaslik. Sawallisch) (1974,Opera,DVD5,)

Richard Wagner – “Der fliegende Hollander” (Ligendza, McIntyre. Kaslik. Sawallisch) (1974,Opera,DVD5,)

Composer:Richard Wagner
Performer:Vaclav Kaslik
Orchestra:Bavarian State Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Conductor:Wolfgang Sawallisch
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format: DVD
Size:4.30 Gb
Recovery: +3%
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Marc – Antoine Charpentier – Medee (Herve Niquet) (2005,DVD5+DVD9)

Marc - Antoine Charpentier - Medee  (Herve Niquet) (2005,DVD5+DVD9)

Marc – Antoine Charpentier – Medee (Herve Niquet) (2005,DVD5+DVD9)

Composer:Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:Hervé Niquet
Orchestra:Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles
Conductor:
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Format:DVD Video
Size: 7.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Puccini – La rondine (Rosanna Carteri, Giuseppe Gismondo, 1958) (2007,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini - La rondine (Rosanna Carteri, Giuseppe Gismondo, 1958) (2007,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini – La rondine (Rosanna Carteri, Giuseppe Gismondo, 1958) (2007,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Puccini
Performer:Rosanna Carteri
Orchestra:Orchestra & Chorus – Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli
Conductor:Vincenzo Bellezza
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:6.89 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
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Umberto Giordano – Andrea Chenier (David McVicar; Antonio Pappano; Eva-Maria Westbroek) (2015,Opera, HDRip)

Umberto Giordano - Andrea Chenier (David McVicar; Antonio Pappano; Eva-Maria Westbroek) (2015,Opera, HDRip)

Umberto Giordano – Andrea Chenier (David McVicar; Antonio Pappano; Eva-Maria Westbroek) (2015,Opera, HDRip)

Composer:Umberto Giordano
Performer: David McVicar/Andrew George
Orchestra:Royal Opera House Orchestra\Royal Opera House Chorus
Conductor:Antonio Pappano
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Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip
Label:ROH CG
Size:3.26 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Mercury) Antonin Dvorak – The Slavonic Dances (Dorati)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these gems
Antal Dorati recorded the Slavonic Dances complete at least three times, and this set is the best of the lot. A superb orchestral trainer, he had the Minneapolis Symphony playing at a very high level, and his interpretation is one of the most exciting around: ferociously rhythmic, with brilliant contributions from winds, brass, and percussion. Mercury’s sound is similarly razor sharp, up close, and personal. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Bedric Smetana
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 868 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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