Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro (Rene Jacobs, L.Pisaroni, R.Joshua, P.Spagnoli, Jean-Louis Martinoty) (2006,Opera,2xDVD9)

 Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (Rene Jacobs, L.Pisaroni, R.Joshua, P.Spagnoli, Jean-Louis Martinoty) (2006,Opera,2xDVD9)
Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro (Rene Jacobs, L.Pisaroni, R.Joshua, P.Spagnoli, Jean-Louis Martinoty) (2006,Opera,2xDVD9)

Composer: Mozart
Performer:Luca Pisaroni
Orchestra:Choeur du Théatre des Champs-Elysées
Conductor:René Jacobs
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:12.71 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantatas BWV 1 & 4 (Richter)

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All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
Karl Richter IS the mandatory performer of Bach’s sacred works.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Ernst Haefliger
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1969
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 961 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Frühbeck De Burgos)

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All thanks for this go to Bob
I love this beautifully performed version of Elijah. The pace was compelling with great balance between the admirable group of soloists and the outstanding chorus. I would strongly take issue with those who criticize Fischer Diskau whose performance was both lyrical and powerful. I am sure his accent is no worse than Mendelsson’s was!
This recording is in every way wonderful. Starting with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He IS Elijah to me. His singing is perfection. He has amazing phrasing and his diction makes it possible to understand the lovely, inspired libretto to this heavenly music. There are so many pieces that are ephemeral. Fischer-Dieskau does a great job of what I think of as compassionate, heartfelt singing. His interpretation sounds like the voice of God himself. It has a quality of kindness and yet he sounds just as convincing reprimanding the people of Baal. He is the true highlight of this recording.
That said, the rest of the cast is wonderful as well. Gwyneth Jones has a lovely, silvery voice that has a clarion bell-like tone that rings over the large orchestra with ease. She has occasional “misfire” but is a consistent performer. Dame Janet Baker and Nicolai Gedda both perform at a consistently lovely level. The orchestra and chorus are both wonderful.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer:
Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, New Philharmonia Chorus
OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.9 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Requiem (Davis)

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Another precious pearl in this chain called “Davis-Berlioz-Cycle”.
Any one not familiar with Berlioz’ “Te Deum” should also give this careful consideration. I personally prefer the Te Deum over the Requiem and wonder why the two works are not equally known. This Davis is pretty much a standard version and not to be slighted. Reportedly, there is another Davis performance made for L.S.O. Live which may not yet have been released. Anyone who catches onto this neglected masterpiece should also investigate the Inbal (on Denon) and the Shaw (on Telarc).

Pay attention: due to an unexpected error on the file B1, I uploaded a corrected B1. DL it and replace the old one.

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: Ronald Dowd, London Symphony Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Vinyl 1970
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.85 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)

Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata (Nicola Luisotti,Athol Farmer,Matthew Diamond,Sonya Yoncheva,Michael Fabiano ) (2017,opera,HDTV 1080i)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:James Courtney
Conductor:Nicola Luisotti
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Label:The Metropolitan Opera
Size:23.74 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Antonio Vivaldi – L’Estro Armonico (Pinnock)

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All thanks for this box go to Jean-Luc
Since 1987 there has been a revolution in Vivaldi playing led by some notably wonderful Italian groups and soloists. Generally they have taken a dramatic, free-wheeling approach to Vivaldi and at markedly up-tempo speeds. The dynamic and emotional range and observation of accenting has become far more acute as a result.
BUT …………..
There is still no real substitute for this relatively plain and level-headed account played and recorded supremely well. If that sounds dull then the first paragraph above should be reassuring. This set oozes sheer musicianship at every level. The solo violin playing by Simon Standage, as always with this player, is a model of restrained display and sensitivity held in perfect balance. In the concertos for several violins at the end of this set, he is joined by colleagues of the same calibre.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Vinyl 1987
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.07 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (Richter)

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All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
Karl Richter’s performance makes the text real for me. If I’m going to spend 3.5 hours listening to the central message of Christianity then I want it done by people who at least give the impression of meaning what they sing. Karl Richter & Co. make me believe they believe what they sing by the reverence with which they convey the meaning of the text….

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen,
Janet Baker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Matti Salminen, Peter Schreier
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1980
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.08 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Werner Haas / Noël Lee – Integrale De L’Oeuvre Pour Piano A Quatre Mains Et Pour Deux Pianos (French pressing)

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# Composer: Claude Debussy
# Performers: Werner Haas, Noël Lee
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips Records / Collection Trésors Classiques ‎| 6500 173
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.99GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (247MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Shortly after the Werner Haas – Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano solo (5LP) box set was released, Philips released a 6LP version including the 5 albums from the previous set, plus this one.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 12, Choral Music (7 LPs)

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This is Box No. 12 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wiener Singverein, Elizabeth Harwood, James King, Franz Crass, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jörg Demus, Karl Engel, Andreas Röhn
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor: Bernhard Klee, Ferdinand Leitner
Number of Discs: 7/75

Format: Flac
Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 6.1 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)

Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)
Giuseppe Verdi – Il Trovatore ( Montserrat Caballe, Ludovico Spiess ,Pierre Jourdan) (1972, Opera, DVD5)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Montserrat Caballe
Orchestra:Orchestre National de I.O.R.T.F.
Director:Pierre Jourdan
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:3.96 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
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