Category Archives: 24bit/192kHz

Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Maazel)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

Vinyl 1982
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (Tracks)
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.76 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Bizet/Grieg – Carmen & Peer Gynt Suites (Slatkin)


Revisited after exactly 5 years, now with the benefits of the Black Bird Gang and the Audio Research SP15… and in 192 kHz
The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: George Bizet, Edward Grieg
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

Vinyl 1979
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (Tracks)
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.59 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Stravinsky/Borodin – The Firebird – Ouverture and Polovetsian Dances from “Prince Igor” (Shaw)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky, Alexander Borodin
Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Vinyl 1978

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.62 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Igor Stravinsky – La Sacre Du Printemps (Maazel)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. Compare this rip with the rip I posted with Maestro Karajan: both are beautiful performances, but when the HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound, you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy! Take care in the 2nd Part, after 7 minutes, when the “famous” eleven drum hits come to your ears.

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Vinyl 1980

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 1.23 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Igor Stravinsky – La Sacre Du Printemps (Karajan)


While the Austrian maestro Herbert Von Karajan (mostly known for covering the Austro-German repertoire) may appear to be the wrong fit for Stravinsky’s mysterious and barbaric “Rite of Spring”, I’d contend that if this recording is a fair representation, Karajan’s Stravinsky has it’s merits. This recording of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is bold and bright, with an on-point delivery that is dramatic and intense, and it is being played by an orchestra that is world class in it’s precision and polish. The DG sound is, of course, as clear as crystal. Given that, I’d ask, what more would you want? There may be others such as Bernstein, Monteux and Stravinsky himself who’d interpret this music with, perhaps, a more authentic feel of understanding for the composer’s intent, but, even so, Karajan doesn’t fail to put on a good show.

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1964

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.33 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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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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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Liszt, J. Strauss, Brahms – Karajan Express: HUNGARY


This album too, is all about Maestro Herbert von Karajan, who takes us to a short voyage through the beautiful Hungary. Have fun!

PAY ATTENTION: a fixed track B1 is uploaded. Please, DL it and replace the “old” one. Thank you!

Composer: Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1960-1968) 1974

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 3.63 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Melodya) Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4 (Kondrashin)


Many thanks to spew8712 for this gem
Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin was a Russian conductor.
He was born in Moscow to a family of orchestral musicians. Having spent many hours at rehearsals, he made a firm decision at the age of 14 to become a conductor. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1931 to 1936 under the conductor Boris Khaykin. Kondrashin began conducting in the Young People’s Theatre in Moscow in 1931, continuing in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre three years later. He conducted at the Maliy Opera Theatre in Leningrad from 1938 to 1942 and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow from 1943. His performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 attracted the composer’s attention and led to the formation of a firm friendship. In 1947 he was awarded the Stalin Medal.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: USSR Radio And Television Large Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kyrill Kondrashin
Vinyl 1976

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Melodya
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.48 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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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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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Richard Strauss – Four Last Songs (Schwarzkopf)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this splendid gem
Schwarzkopf’s version of the Four Last Songs represents the closest the human voice comes to perfection, in an astounding piece of music that touches the deepest reaches of the soul. Her rendition of the single phrase “so tief im Abendrot” in the fourth song is incomparably sublime, even ecstatic. I don’t believe any other soprano will ever come close to her in interpreting this work. To me, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with George Szell conducting, sings in the definitive heavenly recording of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs and other lieder from 1966 and 1969 recordings.

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Vinyl 1966

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.56 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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