HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Piano Sonatas 37, 40, 52 (Brendel)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Haydn’s piano sonatas are relatively obscure yet the music is beautiful. Perhaps some of it goes back to its historical context as Haydn composed when the keyboard technology was transitioning from the harpsichord to piano. Alfred Brendel offers fine performances. For listeners who enjoy piano sonatas by Beethoven and Mozart and listen to the solo piano works of Brahms and Chopin, this fine album fits right in. These sonatas are played flawlessly. Each enlightens me about Papa Haydn’s genius, but the pianist must reveal that genius with the composer’s passion and compassion, as well as his own, and Alfred Brendel does so…………so magnificently.

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1985)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 998 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rossini – La Cenerentola (Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 1981) (2005,DVD9)

Rossini - La Cenerentola  (Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 1981) (2005,DVD9)

Rossini – La Cenerentola (Claudio Abbado, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle 1981) (2005,DVD9)

Composer:Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Performer:Frederica von Stade
Orchestra:Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor:Claudio Abbado
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.42 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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Charles Gounod – Romeo et Juliette (Domingo,Netrebko ) (2007,HDTVRip)

Charles Gounod - Romeo et Juliette (Domingo,Netrebko ) (2007,HDTVRip)

Charles Gounod – Romeo et Juliette (Domingo,Netrebko ) (2007,HDTVRip)

Composer:Charles Gounod
Performer:Anna Netrebko
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:Plácido Domingo
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format: HDTVRip
Size: 8.01 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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Rossini – La Gazza ladra ( Mariola Cantarero, Paolo Bordogna, Michele Pertusi, Damiano Michieletto) (2007,2xDVD5)

Rossini - La Gazza ladra ( Mariola Cantarero, Paolo Bordogna, Michele Pertusi, Damiano Michieletto) (2007,2xDVD5)

Rossini – La Gazza ladra ( Mariola Cantarero, Paolo Bordogna, Michele Pertusi, Damiano Michieletto) (2007,2xDVD5)

Composer:Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Giovanni Cherardini
Orchestra:Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento,Prague Chamber Choir
Conductor:Lu Jia
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Number of Discs: 1
Format: DVD Video
Size:8.74 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Ninetta – Mariola Cantarero
Il Podesta – Michele Pertusi
Lucia – Kleopatra Papatheologu
Fabricio – Paolo Bordogna
Antonio – Cosimo Panozzo
Ernesto / il pretore – Matteo Ferrara
Gianetto – Dmitrij Korčak
Pippo – Manuela Custer
Fernando – Alex Esposito
Isacco – Stefan Cifolelli
Giorgio – Vittorio Prato
La Gazza – Sandhya Nagaraja

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Wagner – Das Rheingold ( Stefan Heidemann, Veronika Waldner) Theater Lubeck (2011,HDTVRip)

Wagner - Das Rheingold ( Stefan Heidemann, Veronika Waldner) Theater Lubeck (2011,HDTVRip)

Wagner – Das Rheingold ( Stefan Heidemann, Veronika Waldner) Theater Lubeck (2011,HDTVRip)

Composer: Wagner
Performer:Stefan Heidemann ,Veronika Waldner
Orchestra: Theater Lübeck, Klassik Center Kassel
Conductor:Roman Brogli-Sacher
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Number of Discs: 1
Format: MKV HDTVRip
Size:4.28 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Stefan Heidemann (Wotan),
Veronika Waldner (Fricka),
Antonio Yang (Alberich),
Gerard Quinn (Donner),
Kyung-Jin Jang (Froh),
John Pickering (Loge),
Patrick Busert (Mime),
Andreas Haller (Fasolt),
Gary Jankowski (Fafner),
Anna Baxter (Freia),
Ulrike Schneider (Erda),
Sonja Freitag (Woglinde),
Roswitha C. Müller (Wellgunde),
Sandra Maxheimer (Flosshilde)

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Gioachino Rossini – La Donna del lago (DiDonato, Florez, Barcellona, Michele Mariotti, Paul Curran) (2015,HDTVRip-AVC)

Gioachino Rossini - La Donna del lago (DiDonato, Florez, Barcellona, Michele Mariotti, Paul Curran) (2015,HDTVRip-AVC)

Gioachino Rossini – La Donna del lago (DiDonato, Florez, Barcellona, Michele Mariotti, Paul Curran) (2015,HDTVRip-AVC)

Composer:Gioachino Rossini
Performer:Daniela Barcellona
Orchestra: CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of the METROPOLITAN OPERA
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
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Number of Discs:1
Format: MKV
Size: 5.94 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Mozart – Die Zauberflöte ( Kenneth Branagh) (2006,10 DVD9)

Mozart - Die Zauberflote ( Kenneth Branagh) (2006,DVD9)

Mozart – Die Zauberflote ( Kenneth Branagh) (2006,DVD9)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kenneth Branagh
Orchestra: Chamber orchestra of Europe
Conductor: James Conlon
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs: 1
Format:DVD9
Size:6.88 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Super-Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Bis/AudioNautes) La Spagna, Music From The XV, XVI, And XVII Centuries (Atrium Musicæ De Madrid) {Italian 180g Remasters}

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This is one of the most beautiful recording in the milky way …and super-high-end italian label AudioNautes made something almost impossible: to make sound a perfect recording a little better.
Audiophile factor: absurdly high!
If you loved my rip of “La Folia”, you will run crazy and take hostages to get the original double-LP. But you won’t find it. Don’t ask, how much I payed for my copy. Now you can get it as remaster by Audionautes from Italy.

# Composer: Many different
# Performer: Atrium Musicæ De Madrid
# Conductor: Gregorio Paniagua
# Vinyl 1980
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: BIS
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 3.43 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Verdi – Don Carlo (Kaufmann – Pape – Harteros / Fisch) (2012, DVD5)

Verdi - Don Carlo (Kaufmann - Pape - Harteros / Fisch) (2012, DVD5)

Verdi – Don Carlo (Kaufmann – Pape – Harteros / Fisch) (2012, DVD5)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra:Chorus and orchestra of the Bavarian state Opera
Conductor:Asher Fisch
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Format:DVDVideo
Size:3.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Decca) Johann Sebastian Bach – English Suite No. 6/French Suite No. 5 (Backhaus)

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Many thanks to joediaprile for this rarity
Indeed a rarity as far as Wilhelm Backhaus was well known as an excellent beethoven and Brahms interpreter. Let float the music through your ears and heart twice, before you give your verdict.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 454 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Verdi – Luisa Miller: Opera Нighlights 2015 (HDRip)

Verdi - Luisa Miller: Opera Нighlights 2015 (HDRip)

Verdi – Luisa Miller: Opera Нighlights 2015 (HDRip)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Erika Grimaldi
Orchestra:Verbier Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
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Format:MKV
Label:Verbier Festival
Size:2.4 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 10 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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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.
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# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: many artists
# Orchestra: I Musici
# Vinyl 1959-1978
# Number of Discs: 8/49
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 7.65 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)

Donizetti - Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)

Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Beverly Sills) 1975 (Julius Rudel) (DVD5)


Composer:Filene Center Orchestra & Wolf Trap Company Chorus

Orchestra:Filene Center Orchestra & Wolf Trap Company Chorus
Conductor:Kirk Browning
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Number of Discs: DVD5
Format:DVD Video
Size:3.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Volume 9 – EDIZIONE VIVALDI by Philips on 49 LPs

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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: 5/49
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 4.85 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Unicorn) Frederik Chopin – Nocturnes Vol. 1 & 2 (Katin)

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Thank you very much to our friend Trottar for these gems
Katin’s playing throughout is so skillful that one never is aware of any interpretive intrusions. Rather, tempos are patient if a little slow, and sonorities are broad and luminous. The Turkish Sonata in particular gives the feeling of having been lived in rather than interpreted. It’s hard not to hum along. I can’t say that I like Katin in this music better than other great Chopin interpreters like Arrau, Rubinstein, Vasary, but he certainly is in their league.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Peter Katin
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Unicorn
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 2.08 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Nocturnes 11-20 (Vasary)

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Here is one of the great interpreters of this composer, although not as well known. Yes, many pianists play Chopin well, but listening to Vasary, you feel that he has found the soul of the composer in the music and expressed it. The technique is world class, so we don’t have to go into that. The Nocturnes especially showcase Vasary’s intrepretive talents on a modern piano. You feel as if you are standing next to the grand, top up, no digital cut-off of volume or overtones. This recording should be in the collection of all who love Chopin in spite of the cuts. Those new to Chopin’s music will find this an excellent introduction.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 975 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederyk Chopin – Nocturnes 1-10 (Vasary)

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Here is one of the great interpreters of this composer, although not as well known. Yes, many pianists play Chopin well, but listening to Vasary, you feel that he has found the soul of the composer in the music and expressed it. The technique is world class, so we don’t have to go into that. The Nocturnes especially showcase Vasary’s intrepretive talents on a modern piano. You feel as if you are standing next to the grand, top up, no digital cut-off of volume or overtones. This recording should be in the collection of all who love Chopin in spite of the cuts. Those new to Chopin’s music will find this an excellent introduction.

# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 870 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca/London) Vincenzo Bellini – Norma (Sutherland)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this wonderful gift
La Stupenda” Joan Sutherland underlines with this performance, that she was the best soprano ever lived. She was able to sing every role with an angelic smile on her face. Sutherland was the vocal wonder of the world at the time of this recording (1964). I would go further after hearing this miraculous recording to call her the vocal wonder of all time. The voice is just opulent and huge. Even Marilyn Horne’s voice sounds thin next to Sutherland’s. She simply opens her mouth, and a gigantic high E-flat comes out with the greate of ease. Note here that Casta Diva is sung in “G” instead of “F”. Which is much more difficult, of course, because of all the sustain high notes. Opera is voice, and Sutherland has been called by Pavorotti as the greatest voice of the century. And this recording proves that. I respect Callas, but her voice and technique can’t touch Sutherland’s.

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, John Alexander, Richard Cross

# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca/London
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.19 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Richard Strauss – Elektra (Borkh, Böhm)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
This studio recording of Elektra is valuable on many counts, but most importantly, it preserves Inge Borkh’s legendary interpretation of the role in good sound and likewise documents the conducting of Karl Böhm, a personal friend of Richard Strauss’s who attended the composer’s own rehearsals of this same opera in his youth. It is difficult to name any Elektra set a “benchmark” or “recording of reference,” but suffice it to say that this one should be in the library of anyone who enjoys this opera — and it would make a perfectly good introduction, as well.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Performer: Inge Borkh, Jean Madeira, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

# OrchestraSächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
# Conductor
Karl Böhm
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 11
# Size: 1.04 GB
# Scan: yes
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