HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerti KV 537 & KV 414 (Geza Anda)

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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 (1966)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Harpsichord Concerti BWV 1052, 1053, 1054 (Trevor Pinnock)

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Such classic 80’s recordings like this just don’t go out of style for the classical music lover. Masterful compositions from a truly towering composer and performed with equisite period artistry make this still a highly desirable recording. The vibrant and enthusiastic moods Pinnock and the English Concert produce would probably make Bach quite proud. The sound quality is extremely clear, bright and bold.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Trevor Pinnock
OrchestraEnglish Concert
Conductor: Simon Standage
Vinyl (1981)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.27 GB
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Eterna) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonatas KV 330 & KV 331 (Gerhard Puchelt)

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Thank you Trottar for this another historical document
Gerhard Puchelt (born February 18, 1913 in Stettin, died August 27, 1987 in Berlin) was a German pianist. Puchelt studied from 1931 to 1935 at the Academy for Church and School Music with Else C. Kraus and Eduard Erdmann as well as at the Friedrich Wilhelms University in Berlin. He then worked as a concert pianist and accompanist of famous singers, instrumentalists and chamber music ensembles. After the Second World War, he continued his career as a piano virtuoso, and in September 1945 he was already performing for the first time with the Berliner Philharmoniker (Schumann, Klavierkonzert op. 54). In 1949 he was appointed professor for piano at the Academy of Music Berlin-Charlottenburg and remained in this function until 1978.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gerhard Puchelt
Vinyl (19??)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Eterna
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 374 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Debussy/Fauré/Duparc – A French Song Recital (Janet Baker, Gerald Moore)

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Composer: Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Henri Duparc
Performer: Janet Baker, Gerald Moore
Vinyl (1970)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.01 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantata BWV 78 & Magnificat BWV 243 (Karl Richter)

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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Hertha Töpper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger
OrchestraMünchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl (1961)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 1.15 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Anna Netrebko – Verismo (Pappano)

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The lady is a marvel. She seems incapable to do wrong. She has the voice for every one of her selections. Admittedly, Anna Netrebko is the favorite soprano in this household, but I was skeptical about purchasing this album. There were mixed reviews of some of the old standards, and generally I have found that I lose interest in these compilation albums after a playing or two. Not so with this album! Her interpretations are heartfelt and reflect the maturing of her voice into the large and lush instrument it has become. It is a treat to hear her Puccini, and the selections from Manon stand alone very successfully. I enjoy this album over and over. If you are a fan of Anna’s glorious singing, you will too.

Composer: Alfredo Catalani, Amilcare Ponchielli, Arrigo Boito, Francesco Cilea, Giacomo Puccini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo , Umberto Giordano
Performer: Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia Santa Cecilia Rome
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Vinyl (2016)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.37 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Callas, Bergonzi, Gobbi)

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Like most operaphiles, I had for so long been so hugely satisfied with the famous 1953 de Sabata recording that I had not bothered to sample the 1964 studio recording on the assumption that it was so markedly inferior that it was not worth the bother. +Forty years on, I find that I was wrong; it was the passing of Carlo Bergonzi that prompted me to obtain this wonder “Tosca”. I am now kicking myself for my stupidity.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi, Tito Gobbi
Orchestra:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire Paris
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Vinyl (1965)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 2.38 GB
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