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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Images 1 & 2 – Pour Le Piano – Estampes – Walter Gieseking

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Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 464 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Children’s Corner – Suite Bergamasque – Walter Gieseking

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Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 12
Size: 293 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Forlane) Erik Satie – Piano – France Clidat

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
This is a varied and at times peaceful album, performed with exquisite taste. You probably know the Gymnopedies pieces found here. Try the samples, and you may well find you recognize them. Much of the rest of album is equally beautiful, though a few of the pieces, such as Je te veux, are on the light side, and others get rather strident. I suppose some of this was new age music created before there was new age music. The playing is nonetheless very sensitive and deeply soulful. Some of the melodies found here, particularly the Gymnopedies and Gnossienne, are deep and sad and full of emotion.
France Clidat (Nantes, 22 November 1932 – Paris, 17 May 2012) was a French pianist renowned for her interpretations of the works of Franz Liszt, a great many of which she recorded, and Erik Satie, whose complete piano works she recorded

Composer: Erik Satie
Performer: France Clidat
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Forlane
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 803 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – 15 Piano Pieces – Walter Gieseking

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 514 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Wiener Philharmoniker: Decca – The Orchestral Edition (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst, Anton Bruckner, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss II, Otto Nicolai, Emik Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Richard Heuberger, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductors: Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Willi Boskovsky, Karl Münchinger, Zubin Mehta, George Szell
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12, DR 14, DR 14, DR 13, DR 13, DR 15
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.27GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.63GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Do I even need to say anything about this box set?

It’s the Wiener Philharmoniker. The performances speak for themselves.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 7 – Solti

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
Mahler conducting has moved in a different direction from what we hear on this recording of the Seventh under Solti. Comparison with almost any other famous account — from Bernstein, Abbado, Boulez, or Tennstedt — reveals how extroverted and hyper-energized Solti is. The recording has been engineered for maximum detail, almost x-ray like, and any ambiguous or problematic aspects in the score are charged through, with forward momentum prevailing over anything else.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Vinyl (1971/1976)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.55 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Gaetano Donizetti – La Favorite (Vincent Boussard; Antonello Allemandi; Kate Aldrich, Ludovic Tezier, Yijie Shi, Giovanni Furlanetto) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Gaetano Donizetti - La Favorite (Vincent Boussard; Antonello Allemandi; Kate Aldrich, Ludovic Tezier, Yijie Shi, Giovanni Furlanetto) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Gaetano Donizetti – La Favorite (Vincent Boussard; Antonello Allemandi; Kate Aldrich, Ludovic Tezier, Yijie Shi, Giovanni Furlanetto) (2014,Opera,HDTVRip)

Composer:Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:Kate Aldrich
Orchestra:Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra
Conductor:Antonello Allemandi
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Label:Classica
Size:6.78 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Various Artists: Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Antonin Dvořák, Bernard Herrmann, Georges Bizet, Miklós Rózsa, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Xian Xinghai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: New Philharmonia Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati, Bernard Herrmann, Charles Münch, Miklós Rózsa, Leopold Stokowski, Elgar Howarth
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 12, DR 13, DR 12, DR 11
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.84GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.56GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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From the Decca website:

In the 1960s Decca pioneered the use of a multi 10-channel console mixer which created recordings with an unprecedented sense of spatial realism and movement – Phase 4 Stereo. Following in the footsteps of Decca’s highly-successful label heritage sets (The Decca Sound, Mercury Living Presence), this generous selection of the very best of Phase 4 promises to amaze a new generation of fans.

Two of the titles included in the set are on the TAS List – the Holy Grail of vinyl fidelity. This is a list of recordings recommended by The Absolute Sound magazine under the direction of Harry Pearson. Those two titles are The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann and Miklós Rózsa: Music From Ben Hur.

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Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller (Cedolins, Marcelo Alvarez, Leo Nucci, Donato Renzetti, Denis Krief) (2007,Opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Giuseppe Verdi - Luisa Miller (Cedolins, Marcelo Alvarez, Leo Nucci, Donato Renzetti, Denis Krief) (2007,Opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Giuseppe Verdi – Luisa Miller (Cedolins, Marcelo Alvarez, Leo Nucci, Donato Renzetti, Denis Krief) (2007,Opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Giorgio Surjan
Orchestra:Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma
Conductor:Donato Renzetti)
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip-AVC
Size:1.48 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) George Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue/An American In Paris/Piano Concerto in F (List/Hanson/Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Good sound thanks to Mercury technical skills.
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Composer: George Gershwin
Performer: Eugene List
Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony
Conductor: Howard Hanson, Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1957/1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.27 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Noseda / FTRT – Rimsky-Korsakov: Shèhèrazade Op. 35 (fonè, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino
# Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: fonè Records | 074
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.77GB), 24-bit/96kHz (923MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (220MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (RCA) Rachmaninoff Plays Chopin

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this historical document
What more can you say in front of these historical recordings? A master plays a master.
Pay attention: the occasional low noise (crackling) that you hear is from the origin recordings, from the original wax, not from this vinyl. This vinyl is a MINT (sealed) donation by Trottar

Composer: Frederyk Chopin
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Vinyl 1970 (1920-1930)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 503 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Columbia) Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Piano Trios (Istomin Stern Rose Trio)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beautiful set
You would never disappointed by this acclaimed trio of pianist Eugene Istomin, violinist Isaac Stern and cellist Leonard Rose. This 5-LP set, recorded during the prime of the musicians, is such a historical record on Beethoven’s compositions. Stern’s violin is energestic and sharp as a knife, while Rose’s cello wraps the pieces up with a sweet but powerful way. Well, Istomin’s piano is somewhat lack of charisma, however, his sound is not buried under his great partners’ performances. Especially, the Trio, Op. 1, No.3, on the second disc, is a superb combination of the three. It is sad that the trio ended by the death of Leonard Rose in the 1980s. It could have been delightful if we were able to see the three musicians’ performances today.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Istomin Stern Rose Trio, Issac Stern, Eugene Istomin, Leonard Rose
Vinyl (1970)
Number of Discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Columbia
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 4.2 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Gaetano Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Benini, McVicar, Radvanovsky, Garanca, Polenzani, Kwiecien) (2016,opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Gaetano Donizetti - Roberto Devereux (Benini, McVicar, Radvanovsky, Garanca, Polenzani, Kwiecien) (2016,opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Gaetano Donizetti – Roberto Devereux (Benini, McVicar, Radvanovsky, Garanca, Polenzani, Kwiecien) (2016,opera,HDTVRip-AVC)

Composer:Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:Sondra Radvanovsky
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:Maurizio Benini
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip-AVC
Label:MET Live in HD
Size:2.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Klavier) Camille Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony No. 3 (Louis Fremaux)

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Without a doubt, one of the best performances of SS’ 3rd Symphony
Fremaux’s performance of the “Organ” Symphony is the only version I have ever felt was worthy of mentioning in the same breath as Charles Munch’s famous 1959 RCA recording with the Boston Symphony. What’s more, the Fremaux performance deserves its multiple releases. The interpretation displays energy, zest, excitement, and grace aplenty, with a second-movement Adagio that flows over the listener in soft, warm waves.

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Organist: Christopher Robinson
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Vinyl (1973)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Klavier
Size: 710 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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