Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 7 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7057-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.57GB), 24-bit/96kHz (789MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (186MB)
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Ansermet / OSR – Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 & No. 8 (mono, original UK pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1956)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: London Records | LL 1493
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.72GB), 24-bit/96kHz (844MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (208MB)
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Brendel, ASMF, Marriner – Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 450 & K. 467

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips | 6514 148
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.99GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.99GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (259MB)
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Piggybacking on Alf’s recent Brendel posts..

For those not familiar with Brendel, his mastery of the keyboard is at a level that few will ever be able to reach. Here, though back in 1982, Brendel has already “owned” the works, playing each Mozart work with fluidity, precision, and smooth sonority. Brendel’s playing is a delight, and that is true regardless of how many other recordings you might have of the Mozart piano concertos.

The recording here by Philips is very good, and the trademark smooth and rich Philips recording characteristics are in full play. It is unlikely you’ll have much, if any at all, issues with the technical aspects of the recording itself.

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Haendel / Ančerl / CPO: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Ravel: Tzigane (Supraphon)

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# Composers: Édouard Lalo, Maurice Ravel
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50615
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.79GB), 24-bit/96kHz (923MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (248MB)
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Neville Marriner / Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields – Twelve Grand Concertos, Op. 6 (3LP, original UK pressings)

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# Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
# Orchestra: Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6369/6370/6371 | 1968
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.41GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.92GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (896MB)
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R.I.P Maestro Marriner…

Handel’s concertos are one of the pinnacles of the Baroque concerto grosso, displaying a wealth of musical invention and enormous variety of instrumental sonorities.

These 3 albums were originally released individually.

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Le Quatuor Danois – La musique de chambre de Mozart (exclusive 5LP compilation, French pressings)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performers: Le Quatuor Danois (with guests)
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Disques Valois | MB 706/746/747/756/759
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.2GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.12GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.36GB)
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I received this box from thelonious quite awhile ago. However, once I ripped it, I discovered that what was in the box was actually a combination of different albums by Le Quatuor Danois – all Mozart, but not the albums that were supposed to be in the box. Plus there were only 5 LPs instead of 6.

The artwork you see above is exclusive to this rip. Enjoy!

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Chailly / GOL / Bollani – Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (fonè, 2LP, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: George Gershwin
# Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig
# Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: fonè Records | 050
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.05GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.51GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (392MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Quite possibly my new favorite version of “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Like all of the other fonè releases, sound quality is absolutely stunning.

Don’t miss this one!

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Johnny Hodges – The Complete Johnny Hodges Sessions 1951-1955 (mono, 6LP box set)

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# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mosaic Records | MR6-126
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.98MB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.50GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (0.99GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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The next in the series of Mosaic boxes. 24/192 is available this time!
Like the other Mosaic posts, this is a report from black circles..

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Various Artists: The Decca Sound – Mono Years: The Birth of High Fidelity (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Perez Turina, Edouard Lalo, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov
# Orchestras: L’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductors: Ernest Ansermet, Erich Kleiber, Eduard van Beinum, Ataulfo Argenta, Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 11, DR 12, DR 13, DR 13
# Label: Decca | 478 8027
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (8.28GB), 24-bit/96kHz (4.02GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.05GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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NEW FILES AT FF!

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Fricsay / BP – Dvorák: Sinfonie Nr. 5 E-moll Op. 95 “From the New World” (German pressing)

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# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎| 138 127 SLPM
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.74GB), 24-bit/96kHz (897MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (238MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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