The Beaux Arts Trio – Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio In A Minor (‘In Memory of a Great Artist’), Op. 50 (original pressing)

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# Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Philips – 6500 132
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.66GB), 24-bit/96kHz (860MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (227MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Sure, the performance is missing the optional 8th variation, but this is still a beautiful piece of music.

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Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: audite Records | 80.465
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.82GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.42GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (376MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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Suk / PKO – Mozart: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra (5LP box set, EU pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Prague Chamber Orchestra
# Performer: Josef Suk
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Eurodisc Records ‎| 85 962 XK
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.07GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.36GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 “Rasumowsky” (original EU pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Philips ‎| 6599 742
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (4.36GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.16GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (581MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Janácek Quartet – String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Supraphon)

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# Composer: Leoš Janácek
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 10
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50556
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.86GB), 24-bit/96kHz (916MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (267MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: audite Records | 80.403
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.74GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.87GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (490MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Ančerl / CPO: Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (Supraphon)

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# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
# Conductor: Karel Ančerl
# Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Supraphon | E 1317
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.79GB), 24-bit/96kHz (923MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (248MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (‘Resurrection’) (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: audite Records | 80.402
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.17GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.57GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (397MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (‘Titan’) (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: audite Records | 80.467
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.00GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (267MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Of all the different Mahler Firsts I’ve heard, I think this is my new favorite.

The review below says it all.. “If you love Mahler, you must hear this no matter how many other Firsts you may have in your collection. Artistic quality: 10   Sound quality: 10″

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Ashkenazy/Kertesz/LSO – Mozart: Piano Concertos 8 & 9 (original UK pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: István Kertész
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6259
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.55GB), 24-bit/96kHz (794MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (189MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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