Monthly Archives: December 2016 - Page 2

Richard Strauss – Capriccio (Renée Fleming, Angelika Kirchschlager, Michael Schade, Christoph Eschenbach) (2013,Opera, HDTVRip)

Richard Strauss - Capriccio (Renée Fleming, Angelika Kirchschlager, Michael Schade, Christoph Eschenbach)  (2013,Opera, HDTVRip)

Richard Strauss – Capriccio (Renée Fleming, Angelika Kirchschlager, Michael Schade, Christoph Eschenbach) (2013,Opera, HDTVRip)

Composer:Richard Strauss
Performer:Renée Fleming
Orchestra:Choir and orchestra of the Vienna Opera.
Conductor:Christoph Eschenbach
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTVRip
Label:Unitel Classica
Size:12.91 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Jon Fredric West, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta,Peter Konwitschny) (2001,Opera,DVD9+DVD5)

Composer:Richard Wagner
Performer:Jon Fredric West
Orchestra:Bayerische Staatsorchester
Conductor:Zubin Mehta
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:9.54 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Franz Schubert – String Quintet C-Major (Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
This was recorded in one take.
Among the genre of Strings Quartets, there’s no other that reveals the quintessence of the post-romantic atmosphere like this Op. This is without any doubt one of the last masterpieces of Schubert. Written in 1828, it epitomizes and depicts the slight barrier between dream and reality, creating an illusionist atmosphere that leaves behind itself any the previous attempt. It’s such its kaleidoscopic conjunction of unsaid feelings and thoughts that may be regarded like a musical canvas which transcends by far the limits of its historical moment. The approach given by the Amadeus Quartet is intensely dramatic and powerfully convincing, specially in the First movement where they achieve a coherent structure of gelid mystery.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth
Vinyl (1965)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 998 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Brendel, ASMF, Marriner – Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 450 & K. 467

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips | 6514 148
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.99GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.99GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (259MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Piggybacking on Alf’s recent Brendel posts..

For those not familiar with Brendel, his mastery of the keyboard is at a level that few will ever be able to reach. Here, though back in 1982, Brendel has already “owned” the works, playing each Mozart work with fluidity, precision, and smooth sonority. Brendel’s playing is a delight, and that is true regardless of how many other recordings you might have of the Mozart piano concertos.

The recording here by Philips is very good, and the trademark smooth and rich Philips recording characteristics are in full play. It is unlikely you’ll have much, if any at all, issues with the technical aspects of the recording itself.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (L’Oiseau Lyre) WAM – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Serenata Notturna, Notturno, K.286 (Hogwood)

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Many thanks to Lemarquis for this fine gem
All 3 pieces on this disc are well played and recorded. The warhorse K.545 sounds fresh and clean here – the Salomon Quartet sounds light footed and wonderfully transparent. There is plenty of juice here. Hogwood’s rendition of the Notturno For Four Orchestras, K.286, is stunning beautiful, and is hands down the best version I’ve heard on record. The wind parts are captured vividly and the dialogue between the four orchestras is extremely well done. Many recordings of K.286 have problems with dynamics and space, but here you get the sense of an ample soundstage, in which the more distant forces seem quite distant, while those more immediate are much closer. It’s a delicate balance, and Hogwood succeeds where others have failed…..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: The Academy Of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: L’Oiseau Lyre
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) WAM – Piano Concerti 11 & 16 (Alfred Brendel/Neville Marriner)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these additional concerts
The Brendel/Mozart recordings were highly esteemed at the time of their original release and have more or less been in circulation ever since. Although Brendel made new recordings of several of the concertos with Charles Mackerras, I haven’t heard them and don’t know if they’re preferable or merely supplemental to those in this package. Frankly, after having heard these marvellous performed recordings, I can hardly believe they are better in any way.

I think these words from Brendel himself will give listeners some insight into his approach to Mozart: …..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1986)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 873 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) WAM – 13 Piano Concerti on 8 LPs (Alfred Brendel/Neville Marriner)

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The Brendel/Mozart recordings were highly esteemed at the time of their original release and have more or less been in circulation ever since. Although Brendel made new recordings of several of the concertos with Charles Mackerras, I haven’t heard them and don’t know if they’re preferable or merely supplemental to those in this package. Frankly, after having heard these marvellous performed recordings, I can hardly believe they are better in any way.

I think these words from Brendel himself will give listeners some insight into his approach to Mozart: …..

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1979)
Number of Discs: 8
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 7.87 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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