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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 2 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7052-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.70GB), 24-bit/96kHz (961MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (227MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

Only one more volume to go!

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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 3 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7053-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.26GB), 24-bit/96kHz (715MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (175MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

Another super clean album…

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Ančerl / CPO: Mahler- Symphony No. 1 In D Major “The Titan” (Supraphon)


# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Karel Ančerl
# Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50675
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.06GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.03GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (279MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Ančerl / CPO: Dvořák – Symphony No. 6 In D Major (Supraphon)


# Composer: Antonin Dvořák
# Conductor: Karel Ančerl
# Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50746
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.70GB), 24-bit/96kHz (877MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (237MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: String Quartets – Op. 74 and Op. 95 (original EU pressing)


# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Philips ‎| 6500 180
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.93GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.07GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (294MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: Works for String Quartet – Volume 4 (original EU pressing)


# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Philips ‎| 6500 647
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.75GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (271MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Ramin Djawadi – Westworld: Selections from the HBO Series – Season 1 (180g blood red vinyl)


# Composers: various
# Performers: Ramin Djawadi, Vitamin String Quartet
# Orchestra: Czech Film Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Water Tower Music | WTM39875
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.56GB), 24-bit/96kHz (872MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (218MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

And now for something a little more contemporary…

Ramin Djawadi is an Iranian-German composer, probably best known for his score for HBO’s popular television series Game of Thrones. He also covered all of the songs you hear interpreted into the old-timey clang of the player piano (aside from the two tracks here by the Vitamin String Quartet).

Hearing these compositions without their signature vocalists is really jarring and it always seems to take a moment while watching the show to place exactly what it is you are hearing. But I guess that is perfect for a show that is all about probing uncanniness and the authenticity of what appears to be laid out before you.

Give it a try. You might just be surprised…

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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 4 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7054-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.67GB), 24-bit/96kHz (932MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (218MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

All albums should be this clean. Wow.

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Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: Works for String Quartet – Volume 3 (original EU pressing)


# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Philips ‎| 6500 646
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.75GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (271MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Rajski/PCPO – Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op. 67 (TACET, 180g, German pressing)


# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: TACET Records | L 240
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.15GB), 24-bit/96kHz (657MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (169MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

I’ve often said that TACET can do no wrong. Check out this album and find out why!

And yes, side 2 plays backwards.

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