Category Archives: 24bit/192kHz

Super HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Telarc) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concerti (Serkin/Ozawa)


Dedicated to Trottar, Jean-Luc …and our friend Bob
may he still be among us 🙁

Sometime life never helps you. Even, when you think, you have the Beethoven’s Concerti performed by the best pianists ever lived/living, such like Brendel, Pollini, Benedetti-Michelangeli, Kempff, Backhaus, Arrau, Katchen and others… and hardly you can admit another more in your private league, then it happens. And you think, how fool must I have been all the time, for not have discovered that treasure in time. So happened to me with Serkin.
Welcome, Signor Rodolfo!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Rudolf Serkin
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Vinyl 1981-84
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Label: Telarc
Size: 7.63 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Oistrakh/PSONY – Shostakovitch: Violin Concerto, Op. 99 (original US pressing, mono)


# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovitch
# Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
# Orchestra: Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York
# Performer: David Oistrakh
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Columbia Masterworks | ML 5077
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.30GB), 24-bit/96kHz (646MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (152MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

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Marie-Claire Alain – The Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach – Volume 1 (US reissue)


# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer: Marie-Claire Alain
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 9
# Label: Musical Heritage Society | MHS 534
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.83GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (282MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Organ Works: Toccatas & Fugues (Koopman)



(An angry review from amazon – not my words (at least, not all this guy says is wrong)
After years of listening to almost plodding unimaginative endlessly legato French and American styles of ruining Bach’s organ music – music barely able to breathe, it’s refreshing to hear someone who can use staccato, marcato and ornamentation and play with panache and passion, and give this grand music the grand sound and life it deserves. So what about odd trills and a dropped pedal. Go back to Karl Richter, Marie Claire Alain or E. Power Biggs if you want to hear some flubs, and even Peter Hurford on occasion – a far more imaginative player than most but still far short of Koopman – misses a few. Buy this disk, and give any other performance of these pieces a comparison with any other celebrated organist and you’ll hear what I mean. Compare only Koopman’s elegantly ornamented interpretation of the Adagio from the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, and you’ll immediately hear it.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ton
Koopman
Vinyl 1984

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.81 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl 24/192-96 & Redbook (DGG) New Year’s Concert 1980 (Maazel)


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Many thanks to Dagote for this classic!
The Vienna Philharmonic is one of my favorite orchestras, if only because they play the music of the Johann Strauss dynasty as well as no other orchestra in the world. I often get the impression that this music was written and arranged especially for this orchestra with its wonderful wind instruments sound.

Composer: Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss (Father), Joseph Strauss, Jacques Offenbach, Carl Michael Ziehrer
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin
Maazel
Vinyl 1980

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 2.41 GB/1.27 GB/323 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Nicolò Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 6 (Accardo/Dutoit)


The entire DG Paganini Accardo – Dutoit/LSO is a winner in all regards. The analog sound has the most extraordinary bass capture. Tonally accurate, clear, robust, natural – no need to fret over a digital master. Accardo never fails to impress with violin virtuosity and fingering skill. Never a jerky bow change or under-phrased musical statements, always a shimmering tone, steady, rich, well-controlled. The technical demands Paganini wrote for the violinist of intonation and bowing techniques are handled with ease by the “old-school” classically trained Accardo. Dutoit and the London Phil in top form. This disc or the entire set or collected separately belong in anyone’s collection lacking these titles.

Composer: Nicolò Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Label: DGG
Size: 1.53 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Itzhak Perlman Plays Fritz Kreisler


This compilation of Kreisler pieces is absolutely wonderful, and while not “deep” music, it is great for relaxing later in the evening, helping one to unwind from the day. Perlman’s technique is excellent, warm and very sympathetic–rich with a lilting melancholy that’s inherent in much of the music. He makes it sound so easy, as effortless as if he could be humming the tunes. As for his accompanist, Sanders is a supportive but accomplished partner. I recommend this recording very highly. The playing is as full of insidious charm and romantic almost to the point of sentimentality, which in my view is not a bad thing at all.

Composer: Fritz Kreisler
Performer: Itzhak Perlman, Samuel Sanders
Vinyl 1976
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Label: EMI
Size: 1.79 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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The Analogphonic fundraiser is now closed

Hello friends!

Thanks to everyone who so generously contributed, the Analogphonic fundraiser is now closed. This may be the quickest we have ever met our goal!

I’ll be contacting those who donated via email with further updates.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

TheNightOwl

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Super HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concerti (Katchen/Gamba)


My Xmas-gift to you all !
After 4 years revisited with the sonic benefits of Black Bird and Audio Research SP15
…and in 24/192

The premature death of the genious US-American pianist (with Russian-Jewish origins) Julius Katchen in 1969 (leukaemia), at the age of 42 years, will never give an answer to the question about the best pianist of the last century. Anyway, he was one of the best!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Julius Katchen
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierino Gamba
Vinyl 1959-1964
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Label: Decca
Size: 7.97 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Super Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Proprius) Various Composers – Cantate Domino

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Reupped only to wish you all prosperity, HEALTH, many gifts under that famous tree and LOVE! Happy Xmas everybody – have a great (weapons free) feast !
Audiophile factor: very very high!

Composer: Various
Performer: Marianne Mellnäs, Alf Linder, Motet-chorus of the Oscar Church Stockholm
Vinyl 1976
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: ATR/Proprius
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.76 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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