HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 5, String Trios (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 5 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Trio Italiano D’Archi
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Jules Massenet – Cherubin (Ciofi, Remegio, Surjan.Villaume,Paul Curran) (2006,Opera,DVD9)

Jules Massenet - Cherubin (Ciofi, Remegio, Surjan.Villaume,Paul Curran) (2006,Opera,DVD9)

Jules Massenet – Cherubin (Ciofi, Remegio, Surjan.Villaume,Paul Curran) (2006,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Jules Massenet
Performer:Michele Breedt
Orchestra:Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.37 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Bela Bartok – Dance Suite, Deux Portraits, Mikrokosmos (Dorati)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this marvellous record
Yet for my money this disc is “where it’s at,” to use street slang. Dorati gives us stunning clarity and some real insights into a work that’s a lot more complex than other recordings will have you realize. There are inner details revealing Bartok’s complex cross-rhythms that often get lost in the frenzy of brass and percussion in many performances. Amazingly, this recording is as powerful and, well, “loud” as any other, yet all the delicate detail shows through. You’ll hear lines you never heard before, and discover phrases to be make up of combinations of instruments you didn’t realize.

# Composer: Bela Bartok
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
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Vinyl 1959
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Mercury

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.4 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Gaetano Donizetti – Poliuto (Adelaida Negri, Miguel Geraldi, Douglas Hahn, Сond. Giorgio Paganini ,Eduardo Casullo) (2009,Tragedia lirica,DVD5)

Gaetano Donizetti - Poliuto (Adelaida Negri, Miguel Geraldi, Douglas Hahn, Сond. Giorgio Paganini ,Eduardo Casullo) (2009,Tragedia lirica,DVD5)

Gaetano Donizetti – Poliuto (Adelaida Negri, Miguel Geraldi, Douglas Hahn, Сond. Giorgio Paganini ,Eduardo Casullo) (2009,Tragedia lirica,DVD5)

Composer:Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:Miguel Geraldi
Orchestra:Maestro concertador y director de orquestra Giorgio Paganini
Conductor:Giorgio Paganini
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:3.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Super-High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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I thought, it’s time to revisit this jewel with the new rig, ripping it in 192/24, as gift for under your Xmas-tree
The best TOSCA ever – perfect in every way: performance, dramatic act, sound !

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, George London
# Orchestra: of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:  4.35 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Pay attention:
the track B7-C1 Act 2 – ‘Ov’e’ Angelotti’ – ‘Mario, tu qui’ was, however, “forgotten” by me to be loaded – please DL the track (separate file) and include it to your folder.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Ursina Motette) The World’s Largest Church Organ In Passau Cathedral

front-small-boxsetPlease enjoy the world’s largest church organ in the world, from the beautiful St. Steven Cathedral, Passau, Germany.

# Composer: Frescobaldi, Schuster, Bach, Reger, Muffat
# Performer: Walther R. Schuster
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Ursina Motette
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.68 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Gaetano Donizetti – Poliuto (Gregory Kunde, Paoletta Marrocu, Simone del Savio, Andrea Papi, Marcello Rota) (2010,Opera,DVD9)

Gaetano Donizetti - Poliuto (Gregory Kunde, Paoletta Marrocu, Simone del Savio, Andrea Papi, Marcello Rota) (2010,Opera,DVD9)

Gaetano Donizetti – Poliuto (Gregory Kunde, Paoletta Marrocu, Simone del Savio, Andrea Papi, Marcello Rota) (2010,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:Gregory Kunde
Orchestra:Orchestra e Coro del Bergamo Musica Festival Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:Marcello Rota
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format: DVDVideo
Label:Bongiovanni
Size:7.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Rare HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Orfeo) Richard Strauss – Symphony For Winds (Sawallisch)

front-small-boxsetBoth of Richard Strauss’ Sonatinas for winds are late works. They were written in the closing years of the Second World War and their composition coincided with some of the most terrible events in contemporary history. Despite this both are reflective rather than overtly pessimistic in mood, although the Sonatina No 1, which is scored for sixteen instruments, carries the subtitle ‘From an Invalid’s Workshop’. The Sonatina No 2, which is more substantial and was published as Symphonie für Bläser (Symphony for Winds), finds Strauss in lighter mood and the title of ‘Happy Workshop’ reflects its dedication to “the shade of the immortal Mozart at the end of a life full of thankfulness”.
The two Sonatinas, with their subconscious references to Capriccio, Der Rosenkavalier and other masterpieces, capture Strauss at his most mercurial without the bombast of some of his larger scale works. Given the popularity of the Oboe Concerto and Metamorphosen, both of which date from the same period, the neglect of the two Sonatinas is a mystery.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: Winds Academy Of Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Vinyl (1982)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Orfeo
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 748 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Price/Domingo/Milnes)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Bob for this beauty
There are so many good and very good “Toscas” out there, that you have only the embarrassement of choice. I used to own back in the 90s not less than 15 different releases on vinyl/CD/Video. Now only 6 and among them this one on CD, only and exclusively because of the most malefic Baron Scarpia you can imagine, even more terriffic than on a later Decca release, with Freni and Pavarotti. Sherrill Milnes is, after magnificent and legendary Tito Gobbi, the pure evil called Scarpia. Not at least, Leontyne Price (1st black opera singer, who became a superstar) and a young Placido Domingo are marvellous in their roles. Maestro Mehta shows here that he was born for conducting operas, forcing musicians and singers to give their best. Absolutely RECOMMENDED!!!!

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.23 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Jules Massenet – Werther (Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, Ludovic Tezier, Michel Plasson,Benoit Jacquot) (2010,Opera,HDRip-AVC 720p)

Jules Massenet - Werther (Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, Ludovic Tezier, Michel Plasson,Benoit Jacquot) (2010,Opera,HDRip-AVC 720p)

Jules Massenet – Werther (Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, Ludovic Tezier, Michel Plasson,Benoit Jacquot) (2010,Opera,HDRip-AVC 720p)

Composer:Jules Massenet
Performer:Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra:CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of the Paris Opera
Conductor:Michel Plasson
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip-AVC
Size:6.25 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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