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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Melodyia) Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 14 (Kondrashin)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
The 14th Symphony, a cycle of 11 songs, is a series of meditations of one sort or another on death (or immortality, dissent or loss of some sort), for solo bass and soprano voices, and scored for strings and percussion (made up of castanets, woodblock, three tom toms, whip, bells, vibraphone, xylophone, celesta). The songs are potent indeed, each being a microcosm of some type of pain. Kondrashin gets great playing from the orchestra, with the percussion startling with each of its aggressive entrances. The performance is excellent. Highly recommended.

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Eugenia Tselovalnik, Eugeni Nesterenko
Orchestra: Ensemble Of Soloists Of Moscow Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
Vinyl 1974

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Melodyia
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.86 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Bizet – Carmen (Beatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna,Marina Poplavskaia, Erwin Schrott, Alex Sanmarti) (2011,Opera,HDTV)

Bizet - Carmen (Beatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna,Marina Poplavskaia, Erwin Schrott, Alex Sanmarti) (2011,Opera,HDTV)

Bizet – Carmen (Beatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna,Marina Poplavskaia, Erwin Schrott, Alex Sanmarti) (2011,Opera,HDTV)

Composer:Bizet
Performer:Béatrice Uria-Monzon
Conductor:Marc Piollet
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:HDTV
Size: 12.61 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles: Deutsch, English, Español, 한국어, 简体中文, Français
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonatas For Piano & Cello Op. 5 No. 1 & 2 (Fournier, Gulda)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this wonderful 1st pressing
One of Pierre Fournier’s great recordings – arguably the best recording of this Cello work.. The recording was made when Fournier was at his technical peak, and partnered by the keenly-insightful Friedrich Gulda. They make sublime music together! Fournier first paired with Schnabel and later with Kempf. I’ve seen reviews to the effect that the Fournier – Gulda and Fournier – Kempf partnerships have equal merit and receive equally high praise. — But while it makes sense that Fournier and Kempf should make a natural partnership in musical temperament and style of play, Gulda partnering with Fournier might appear to be a surprising collaboration!… Until you hear them engage in a profound and brilliant (technically) conversation.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier, Friedrich Gulda
Vinyl 1959

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.59 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantatas BWV 147, BWV 60 (Richter)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this stunning promotional copy
Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz

Johann Sebastian Bach composed the church cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mouth and deed and life), BWV 147, in 1723 during his first year as Thomaskantor, the director of church music in Leipzig.
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (O eternity, you word of thunder), BWV 60 is a church cantata written in Leipzig for the 24th Sunday after Trinity, first performed on 7 November 1723.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Hertha Töpper, Kieth Engen, Ursula Buckel, Ernst Haefliger, John van Kesteren
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester, Solistengemeinschaft der Bachwoche Ansbach

Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1964

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 2.14 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Ouverture 1812, Capriccio Italien, Hamlet, Marche Slave (Bernstein)


Many thanks to our friend Dagote for the vinyl
Since the Israel Philharmonic usually plays as a second line orchestra, i never
took this issue seriously. But after listening disastrous readings of those works by Dudamel, i decided to give Lenny a chance, and.. what a big surprise, can this orchestra play! Those are thrilling and first line performances of this basic tchaikovskian repertoire. First of all, a superb and breathtaking Hamlet, that is with no doubt one of the best on record. Lenny explore every texture, note and detail from the score, taking advantage of some wide tempi, delivering a fantastic and unforgettable rendition, comparable to his late Romeo & Juliet with the NYPO. Then we have a very compelling Marche Slave, powerful and energetic, perhaps not so excellent as his old NYPO recording for CBS, but still a very good one. Finally, the Capriccio Italien and 1812 that are delivered with swaggering virtuosity and panache; cannon salvoes, bells and processional brass approach overkill, but with Lenny before a live audience anything could happen, and often did!

Pay attention: due to a converting error, the tracks B1 and B2 were corrupted. Now everything’s OK. Please, DL again.

Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Vinyl 1985
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 877 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Gustave Charpentier – Louise (Sills,Gedda)


Many thanks to our friend Bob for this rarity
At 3 hours long, Charpentier’s all but forgotten Louise is a great opera. If only singers like Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna can revive this opera on a studio recording! The ligher, more elegant, French-style voices of Beverly Sills and Nicolai Gedda make this particular version a lot like Massenet’s Manon. Rudel conducts with a mixture of dramatic realism, romance and bubbly music. Sills is past her prime but can still sing a difficult role like Louise with a style that is uniquely her own and with undying commitment. Jose Van Dam and Mignon Dunn are fine as the “baritone” father and “mezzo” mother, making their roles as convincingly real as possible, though mostly lyrical. This is a fine opera and you shouldn’t hesitate to buy it if you are a fan of any of the singers.

Composer: Gustave Charpentier
Performer: Beverly Sills,  Nicolai Gedda, José Van Dam, Mignon Dunn
Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Théâtre National De L’Opéra
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Vinyl 1978
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 3.76 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (BASF) Georg Muffat ‎- Concertos & Suites (La Petite Bande)


Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz

Georg Muffat (1 June 1653 – 23 February 1704) was a Baroque composer and organist. He is most well known for the remarkably articulate and informative performance directions printed along with his collections of string pieces Florilegium Primum and Florilegium Secundum (First and Second Bouquets) in 1695 and 1698. Georg Muffat was born in Megève, Duchy of Savoy (now in France), of André Muffat (of Scottish descent) and Marguerite Orsyand. He studied in Paris between 1663 and 1669, where his teacher…

Composer: Georg Muffat
Orchestra: La Petite Bande
Vinyl 1975
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: BASF
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.14 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (L’Oiseau-Lyre) Georg Philipp Telemann – Double & Triple Concerti (Hogwood)


Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz

All thanks for this audiophile gem go to Dagote
This is one of the best recodings ever with this duo: AAM & Sir Christopher Hogwood. The sound quality of this recording is superb. The repertoire is magnificently selected for this group of concertos, including some less usual ones, as the Concerto Polonois. Hogwood and AAM exhibit a very precise and most melodic reading, with perfect tempi, according to the main features of the orchestra, besides the use of epoch instruments. The selection is so good that it’s hard to choose a preferred or a major piece. Known as a tremendously prolific composer, Georg Phillip Telemann paid the price for putting J. S. Bach on lower platforms at their times: after his death, Telemann became regarded as a “minor composer”. But nothing as giving time time. Here, we can hear some of the best Telemann in a very common baroque form: the double concerto. Strongly recommended.
Audiophile factor: very high!

Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra: The Academy Of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Vinyl 1983
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: L’Oiseau-Lyre
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.15 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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