Monthly Archives: July 2016 - Page 2

HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Telefunken Das Alte Werk) Jean Philippe Rameau – Pièces De Clavecin En Concerts (Gustav Leonhardt)

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Only one word: WONDERFUL!

Composer: Jean Philippe Rameau
Performer: Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Wieland Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken
Vinyl (1971)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telefunken
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.01 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Ponchielli - La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Bruno Bartoletti; Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Stefania Toczyska) (1979, Opera, TVRip)

Composer:Ponchielli
Performer:Renata Scotto
Orchestra:San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Conductor:Bruno Bartoletti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:TVRip
Label:KCET Television
Size: 1.86 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: datafile

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Bachauer / LSO / Dorati – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Sonata In E Major (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Performer: Gina Bachauer
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR-90381 | 1964
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.88GB), 24-bit/96kHz (973MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (245MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This was another of those albums that looked clean, but was fairly noisy when actually listening to it. After considerable cleanup work, I’m happy to say that it gets TheNightOwl’s seal of approval. Nice warm MLP sound. Enjoy!

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (German EMI 1st Pressing) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Auferstehung” (Klemperer)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem

This recording of Mahler 2nd dates from 1961-1962, but dont be afraid about the sound quality because it is one of the most powerful old stereo you can find out there. And the performance is awesome…remember that this is Klemperer conducting, and conducting his favorite Mahler symphony. If you have to listen one reconding of Mahler’s 2nd for the first time this is the one you must hear. You will not be dissapointed, trust me.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Rössel-Majdan
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra And Chorus
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Vinyl (1963)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3:13 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Klavier/EMI) Jules Massenet – Le Cid Ballet (Fremaux)

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Not the 2011-rip. Revisited (2016) with the Black Bird Gang and the SP15
In the 90s Klavier Records from USA reissued many wonderful recordings from the 60s and 70s that were formerly published by EMI. The records came in strong limited edition on 180 gramm vinyl. This stunning sounding recording let you easily imagine, why EMI records from that era are desperately searched and wanted by collectors worldwide.
Fun-factor & Audiophile-factor: both very high!

Composer: Jules Massenet
Orchestra: Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Vinyl (EMI 1973/Klavier 1995)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac (tracks)
Label: Klavier Records (EMI)
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.66 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Marek Weber And His Orchestra ‎– Continental Tango (10″ mono pressing)

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# Composers: Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, Edouard Van Malderen, Jacob Gade, Vera Bloom, Edgardo Donato, Juan de Dios Filiberto, Eldo Di Lazzaro, Sebastián de Yradier, Aldo Bottero, Filippo Schreier
# Vinyl (1948)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Columbia | CL 6006
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (956MB), 24-bit/96kHz (463MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (117MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

And now for something completely different…

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Richard Wagner – Die Walkure (Adam Fischer; Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier, Michaela Schuster, Christopher Ventris) (2016, Opera, HDRip)

Richard Wagner - Die Walkure (Adam Fischer; Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier, Michaela Schuster, Christopher Ventris) (2016, Opera, HDRip)

Richard Wagner – Die Walkure (Adam Fischer; Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier, Michaela Schuster, Christopher Ventris) (2016, Opera, HDRip)

Composer:Richard Wagner
Performer:Tomasz Konieczny
Orchestra:Orchestra and Chorus of Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor:Adam Fischer
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDRip
Label:Wiener Staatsoper
Size:7.02 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DG Archiv) Georg Friedrich Händel – Water Music Suites (Pinnock)

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Many thanks to our friend Mats for another audiophile pearl

Anyone comparing different recordings of Händel’s “Water Musick” will soon realize that there are obviously quite large differences between the versions played. The autograph of “Water Musick” is no longer extant, and the work was not published in complete form during Händel’s lifetime. It appears that there may have been three or more different occasions between about 1715 and 1725 when Händel was asked to produce open-air music for royal entertainment during a boat-trip down the Thames. Handel probably wrote a number of individual pieces for these occasions which were only later combined into suites. Trevor Pinnock has opted here for the more traditional variant of two suites, one in F major and one a mix of D major and G major, the pieces being more or less in the order as published by Chrysander in the 19th century. Most newer recordings from the historically-informed school prefer to divide the whole into three clearly defined suites, although they are not always agreed on the order of the individual pieces.

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Orchestra: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DG Archiv
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 246 and KV 503 (Anda)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean Luc for another beautiful pearl

Géza Anda’s interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos are immortal classics that should not be overlooked. Granted, it is a crowded field, which include many excellent accounts (Perahia’s, for example). But these recordings – made in Salzburg – are fine examples of the rare moments in music making when a soloist and ensemble forms a coherent unit. Anda and his Salzburger team know Mozart by heart, and they perform these works with an unmatched dedication and sophistication. Technical brilliance is not the ultimate goal here; it is rather the music itself, how to let it flow with a balanced passion. This keeps the element of spontaneity, so crucial in Mozart’s music, alive and sparkling.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Geza Anda
Orchestra: Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums
Conductor: Geza Anda
Vinyl (1968)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 466 and KV 456 (Anda)

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A stunning 1st pressing from the golden age of stereophony

Géza Anda’s interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos are immortal classics that should not be overlooked. Granted, it is a crowded field, which include many excellent accounts (Perahia’s, for example). But these recordings – made in Salzburg – are fine examples of the rare moments in music making when a soloist and ensemble forms a coherent unit. Anda and his Salzburger team know Mozart by heart, and they perform these works with an unmatched dedication and sophistication. Technical brilliance is not the ultimate goal here; it is rather the music itself, how to let it flow with a balanced passion. This keeps the element of spontaneity, so crucial in Mozart’s music, alive and sparkling.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Geza Anda
Orchestra: Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums
Conductor: Geza Anda
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – All Works For Violin And Orchestra (Szeryng)

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Many thanks to
Jean-Luc for this treasure

Mozart’s violin concertos, although written when he was only 19, are among his finest works. And no violinist is more suited to do do justice to these masterpieces than Henryk Szeryng. Szeryng — although not as famous as some others — was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Although he excelled in a wide range of repertoire — from Vivaldi through Sibelius — Szeryng’s beautiful sweet tone and elegant performance style were especially effective in the performance of Mozart. I’m almost tainted to say: no other violinist I’ve heard excels him in this repertoire. He was the consummate Mozart violinist, as these recordings attest. Highly recommended.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Vinyl (1966-72)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 4.69 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Verdi – Otello (Semyon Bychkov, Johan Botha, Renee Fleming, Michael Fabiano, Falk Struckmann)(2012, Opera, SATRip)

Verdi - Otello (Semyon Bychkov, Johan Botha, Renee Fleming, Michael Fabiano, Falk Struckmann)(2012, Opera, SATRip)

Verdi – Otello (Semyon Bychkov, Johan Botha, Renee Fleming, Michael Fabiano, Falk Struckmann)(2012, Opera, SATRip)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Johan Botha
Conductor:Semyon Bychkov
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:SATRip
Size:1.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Music-Suites from Ballets and Ouvertures

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Many thanks to robbie52 for this fine gem

A very enjoyable voyage through Rameau’s music of ballets and ouvertures. If Rameau is not well known to you, this two-LPs set is the best place to start with.

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestra: Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Marcel Coraud, Charles Mackerras, Antoine Duhamel, Raymond Leppard
Vinyl (1969)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.1 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Turnabout) WAM – Piano Concerto No. 22 (Brendel)

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Brendel has given us some distinguished Mozart recordings over the years, including concerto collaborations with Marriner/ASMF and more recently with Mackerras (the latter of which I have not heard). But a case can be made that his earliest efforts from the 60s convey a freshness and enthusiasm that he only fitfully recaptured later in his career. Though recording and ensemble playing call for some tolerance, those prepared to listen past some poorly tuned winds and occasionally harsh treble frequencies will be treated to some exquisite pianism. Brendel at his best.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Orchestra: Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Angerer
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Turnabout
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 911 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Puccini – Tosca (Maria Guleghina, Licitra, Nucci, Muti ) (2002, opera, DVDRip-AVC)

Puccini - Tosca (Maria Guleghina, Licitra, Nucci, Muti ) (2002, opera, DVDRip-AVC)

Puccini – Tosca (Maria Guleghina, Licitra, Nucci, Muti ) (2002, opera, DVDRip-AVC)

Composer:Giacomo Puccini
Performer:Maria Guleghina
Orchestra:Teatro Alla Scala, Milan
Conductor:Riccardo Muti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVDRip-AVC
Size:1.95 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Server: datafile

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