HD-Vinyls(Mono) 24/96 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Furtwängler)

front-small-boxsetWilhelm Furtwängler’s last recording of Beethoven’s immortal Symphony No.5 with the Vienna Philharmonic stands out among his many others.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 353 MB
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HD-Vinyls(Mono) 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Böhm)

front-small-boxsetFriends, this definitely the better recording of his two recordings (that other one is from early 70s). For me one of the best 5th ever recorded. Period.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl (1953)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 324 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Franz Schubert – Impromptus Opp. 90 & 142 (Perahia)

front-small-boxsetWonderful ! Many thanks Trottar for this gift.
Murray Perahia is one of the most lyrical pianists of our time. In his hands, the “Schubert Impromptus” album is quite possibly the definitive interpretation of these equally lyrical piano works by Franz Schubert. His delicate playing of the shifting minor and major keys and modulations makes the listener pause to absorb every nuance and phrasing.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Murray Perahia
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.15 GB
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Jacques Offenbach – Orphee aux enfers (Pauline Courtin, Julien Behr , Mathias Vidal,Yves Beaunesne) (2009,Opera-lyrique, SATRip, DVD5)

Jacques Offenbach - Orphee aux enfers (Pauline Courtin, Julien Behr , Mathias Vidal,Yves Beaunesne) (2009,Opera-lyrique, SATRip, DVD5)

Jacques Offenbach – Orphee aux enfers (Pauline Courtin, Julien Behr , Mathias Vidal,Yves Beaunesne) (2009,Opera-lyrique, SATRip, DVD5)

Composer:Jacques Offenbach
Performer:JULIEN BEHR
Orchestra:CHOEUR DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Conductor:YVES BEAUNESNE
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:4.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls (Mono)24/96 (Decca) Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Campoli/van Beinum)

front-small-boxsetWonderful original 1st pressing from 1953 in stunning shape and 215 Gramm 😀
Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole was considered fluff until recently, when the new generation of violinists began to champion it.
The work was written in 1874 for violinist Pablo Sarasate, and premiered in Paris in February 1875. Although called a “Spanish Symphony”, it is considered a violin concerto by musicians today. The piece has Spanish motifs throughout, and launched a period when Spanish-themed music came into vogue.
Alfredo Campoli (20 October 1906 – 27 March 1991) was an Italian-born British violinist, often known simply as Campoli. He was noted for the beauty of the tone he produced from the violin. Campoli spent his childhood and much of his career in England.

More about Alfredo Campoli on Wikipedia.

Composer: Edouard Lalo
Performer: Alfredo Campoli
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Vinyl (1953)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 322 MB
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Haendel – Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Haendel - Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Haendel – Ariodante ( Andrea Marcon, Sarah Connolly, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Sonia Prina ) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Haendel
Performer:Sarah Connolly
Orchestra:Freiburger Barockorcheste
Conductor:Andrea Marcon
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:8.67 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Virtuosi Di Roma/Fasano)

front-small-boxsetWhat can I say about such a marvellous performance of one of the greatest musical works of all time?  It’s terrific. This recording of The Four Seasons is SPECIAL. These are my favorite string concertos. And the Virtuosi di Roma are sensational. If you want one of the best performance of Vivaldi’s best work from the beginning era of Stereophony, get this.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra: Virtuosi Di Roma
Conductor: Renato Fasano
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 886 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (I Solisti Veneti/Toso/Scimone)

front-small-boxsetThis is, in my opinion, not the definitive recording of The Four Seasons but an almost perfect one. The tempo, the passion of the playing, the conducting – all perfect. Most versions are much too legato and lack spirit, but this is great. A must-have for any Vivaldi fan and the evidence, that out there in this world, there are so many great artists without a “great” name, who deserve all our respect and admiration.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Piero Toso
Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Vinyl (1975)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 847 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Antonio Vivaldi – Sinfonie E Concerti (I Musici/Pina Carmirelli)

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Many thanks to robbie52 for this gift

I Musici has long time been a famous interpereter on Vivaldi’s music. And as this record shows, they are definitly an authority. Vivaldi wrote hundreds of concertos, almost in the same style. But in between I Musici can distinguish the subtlety and delicacy of every piece. The result is a full and clear delination of Vivaldi’s concertos, with correct style and atmosphere.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pina Carmirelli
Orchestra: I Musici
Vinyl (1981)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Franz Schmidt – Symphony No. 3 (Pesek)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to Tovarnik for these little known virtuosi
The Franz Schmidt Third is a work of mystery and reflection, but it takes a sensitive interpreter to bring out this depth. Beautifully played by the Slovak Philarmonics at a relaxed pace that gives the work plenty of room to breathe, Libor Pesek reveals its secrets. It is a sun-dappled journey into a beautiful but unsettling place, melancholy and nostalgia throughout. There is an unmistakable undercurrent of shadow, even beneath seemingly ingratiating passages; the sound of darkness barely restrained (explosive in moments, only to be bottled back up again). Austrian to its core, there are distant echoes of Brahms (the opening motif sounds like a nod to the Brahms Serenade in A), Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Schubert, but in a uniquely individual voice. The somewhat bitterly ironic waltz of the third movement gives a nod to Ravel’s La Valse, which itself was ironic commentary.

Composer: Franz Schmidt
Orchestra: Slovak Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 933 MB
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