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George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra – Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl) – NEW RIP!

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: George Szell
# Vinyl (1964? / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society | Record 87 of 100
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.03GB), 24-bit/96kHz (541MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (154MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Shortly before the holidays last year, I got a PM letting me know that there was a skip in the second movement of this rip. The original was done almost two years ago and grabbed over 250 times. No one had said a word till now.

Normally, I would just copy/paste a fix and repost that track. Unfortunately (for me), that wasn’t possible, because I had changed my cart and preamp since then. A copy/paste job would most likely be noticeable. So what’s a ripper to do? Re-rip the entire symphony with the new gear, of course!

So, for anyone who may be interested, here’s a brand new rip (now available in 24/192 too).

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (BIS) Telemann/Vivaldi – Concerto For Bassoon, Flute, Cembalo, Strings

front-small-boxset Many many thanks to Mats for another rare gem of the swedish audiophile label BIS
Please enjoy this stunning sounding audiophile pearl from the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.

Audiophile factor: Very High!

Composer: Georg Friedrich Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Clas Phersson, Michael McCraw
Orchestra: Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: BIS
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.04 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Tod Machover – Death and the Powers ( Nicole Paiement, Robert Orth, Joelle Harvey, Patricia Risley ) (2014, Opera, HDTVRip)

Tod Machover - Death and the Powers ( Nicole Paiement, Robert Orth, Joelle Harvey, Patricia Risley ) (2014, Opera, HDTVRip)

Tod Machover – Death and the Powers ( Nicole Paiement, Robert Orth, Joelle Harvey, Patricia Risley ) (2014, Opera, HDTVRip)

Composer:Tod Machover
Performer:Robert Orth
Conductor:Nicole Paiement
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:11.76 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Concerning my rip of Haydn’s Symphonies 100 & 101 I posted some days ago!

Sorry, good folk, it seems I was dreaming on naming the tracks. Please, DL again the full set, now with corrected track names.

Thank you and sorry for any inconveniences.

Rach

HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 100 In G – Symphony No. 101 In D Major (Dorati)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this
Antal Dorati’s legendary traversal of the Haydn symphonies was for many years the only complete set (by one conductor and orchestra) of the symphonies. Today, although there are some other complete sets as well as many great period performances, Dorati’s cycle still reigns supreme. Dorati manages to make these works still sound fresh and vibrate after two hundred years. There is a level of spontaneity, as well as an ever obvious sense of joy that make the Dorati traversal the best. It may seem like hyperbole, but Dorati is as close as you will get to “perfect” when it comes to Haydn.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (196?)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Leo Delibes – Coppélia – Complete Ballet Music (Dorati)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Stunning sound here, my friends (Mercury recording). The instruments used, especially the effect of the mechanical Coppelia is life like and so real. Antal Dorati is – no doubt – one of the best ballet conductors. One of the most frequent oblivions in which many people tend to fall and overlook is the extraordinary vision and distinctive refinement of Dorati as ballet interpreter. As a matter of fact, while Stokowoski and Fistoulari commanded in this sense the idiosyncratic supremacy, Dorati with very low profile achieved important musical triumphs with the genre of the classical ballet. Distinctness, limpid intonation, textures, harmonies and expressiveness were some of the most important elements you will realize at the moment to listen him.

Composer: Leo Delibes
Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.65 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Verdi – I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Roberto De Biasio, Michele Pertusi, Cristina Giannelli, Dimitra Theodossiou, Roberto Tagliavini, Gregory Bonfatti) (2012, Opera, HDTV)

Verdi - I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Roberto De Biasio, Michele Pertusi, Cristina Giannelli, Dimitra Theodossiou, Roberto Tagliavini, Gregory Bonfatti) (2012, Opera, HDTV)

Verdi – I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Roberto De Biasio, Michele Pertusi, Cristina Giannelli, Dimitra Theodossiou, Roberto Tagliavini, Gregory Bonfatti) (2012, Opera, HDTV)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Roberto De Biasio
Orchestra:Chor und Orchester – Teatro Regio di Parma
Conductor:Daniele Callegari
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Size:11.8 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:Deutsch, English, Español, 한국어, 简体中文, Français
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Melodiya) Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 1 & 3 (Kondrashin)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this
Compared to many of the recordings made today Maestro Kondrashin’s tempi are fast and the recordings (like those from conductors Mravinsky, Svetlanov and Rhodesvetsky) have a visceral feel. More recently, conductors like Valery Gergiev and Mistislav Rostropovich have adopted slower tempi that seek to probe the drama of the music. This approach rewarding but it is interesting to listen to the work of conductors who worked with Shostakovich.
The First Symphony is very well played and exuberant. It certainly is among the best recordings of the symphony.
This Third Symphony is nicely performed, well recorded and played at a fast tempo. This recording ranks alongside Haitinck’s acclaimed reading as one of the best of this symphony.

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra: Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Vinyl (1973)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Melodiya
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls (Mono) 24/96 (RCA) Mario Lanza – Neapolitan Songs And Other Successes

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The great Mario Lanza with more Neapolitan songs.

Composer: many differents
Performer: Mario Lanza
Vinyl (195?)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 10
Size: 400 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Verdi – Stiffelio ( Jose Carreras, Cathеrine Maltifano,Bradley Creswick) (1993,Opera,DVD9)

Verdi - Stiffelio ( Jose Carreras, Cathеrine Maltifano,Bradley Creswick) (1993,Opera,DVD9)

Verdi – Stiffelio ( Jose Carreras, Cathеrine Maltifano,Bradley Creswick) (1993,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:.Jose Carreras
Orchestra:The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Conductor:Edward Downes
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:6.47 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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