Quatuor de Prague – Mozart – Les Quatre Derniers Quatours (Supraphon, 1980 German pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Supraphon | 300 633/634
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (4.12GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.06GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (568MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Verdi – La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi - La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Verdi – La Traviata ( Daniele Gatti, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic ) (2013, opera, HDTVRip)

Composer:Verdi
Performer:Diana Damrau
Orchestra:Teatro alla Scala
Director:Dmitri Tcherniakov
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:2.22 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Artur Rubinstein – The Chopin Scherzos (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Frédéric Chopin
# Performer: Artur Rubinstein
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: RCA Red Seal | LSC-2368
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.57GB), 24-bit/96kHz (809MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (201MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg (Karajan)

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Despite his disdain for some of the sillier aspects of grand opera, H.L. Mencken once said that “Die Meistersinger” was the greatest single work of art of western civilization–and to many, his hyperbole is forgivable when one contemplates the well-crafted structure of this most human of Wagner’s music dramas. Of all recordings of Wagner’s sole comedy, this one under the baton of Karajan at his prime has perhaps the best-balanced cast. The clear, youthful tones of Donath in the role of Eva must be close to Wagner’s ideal for the role, while Adam makes a compassionate Sachs–though not quite as resonant as one would wish. Kollo’s impetuous style is appropriate to the character of the lovestruck Walther. The orchestral playing has the clarity and transparency that is the trademark of the Karajan style, perhaps most appropriate in this, Wagner’s happiest work.
–Christian C. Rix

Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Peter Schreier, Helen Donath, Theo Adam, Kurt Moll, René Kollo, Karl Ridderbusch, Ruth Hesse, Geraint Evans
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1971)
Number of Discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 5.18 GB
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Meyerbeer – Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Meyerbeer - Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Meyerbeer – Dinorah (Philippe, Arapian,Pierre Jourdan) (2002,opera,DVDRip)

Composer:Meyerbeer
Performer:Isabelle Philippe
Orchestra:Le Theatre Francais de la Musique
Conductor:Olivier Opdenbeeck
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDRip
Size:4.06 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 491 (Haskil/Markevitch)

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This is a virtually perfect recording that’s amazing. Haskil and Markevitch combine just the right amount of fire, brio and elegance that makes these minor key Mozart concerti so special. Perhaps here and there, they could have amped the passion and tempo up just a notch. But it’s still great, and an especial treat to hear the woefully underrated Lamoureux in a wonderfully recorded ambience. Bravo to the recording engineers.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Clara Haskil
Orchestra: Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Vinyl (1960)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1,19 GB
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 8 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7058-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.49GB), 24-bit/96kHz (765MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (188MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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Hmmm, I think someone recently said that you can’t have too much Mozart… 😉

And there is nothing here by the great Maria João Pires… enjoy!

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Mozart – La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Mozart - La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Mozart – La finta giardiniera (Andreas Spering, Colin Balzer, Layla Claire,Julian Pregardien ) (2012,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Mozart
Performer:Colin Balzer
Conductor:Andreas Spering
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Size:4.55 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concertos No. 3 & 4 (Suk)

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Josef Suk (8 August 1929 – 6 July 2011) was a Czech violinist, violist, chamber musician and conductor, the grandson of Josef Suk, the composer and violinist, and great-grandson of Antonín Dvořák. In his home country he carried the title of National Artist. Continue on Wikipedia

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Josef Suk
Orchestra: Prague Chamber Orchestra
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 980 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Columbia) Ludwig van Beethoven – The Complete Violin and Piano Sonatas (Francescatti/Casadesus)

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Not so long ago, Zino Francescatti’s rendition of the Beethoven violin concerto was regarded as absolutely the finest. His performances of the violin sonatas, with the august Robert Casadesus, are a monument to elegance and professionalism. There is consummate respect and balance betwen these exemplary performers: neither predominates. The sonatas absolutely shine with an inward light. I was not the critic who originally used the word “suave” to describe this set, but I adopt it here. Next to the bizarre antics of Gidon Kremer, these stand out as the classical standard – and not in the pejorative sense of quotidian. There is much excitment and richness in these recordings, which, like the best of George Szell, combine emotional satisfaction and classical restraint.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Zino Francescatti, Robert Casadesus
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Columbia
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 4.08 GB
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