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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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Frederyk Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Davidovich/Marriner)

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All thanks for this gem go to Mats
It is agreeable to have a recording by Bella Davidovich of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 (known as No. 2) to put beside her account of his Concerto No. 2—called No. 1. This field tends to be dominated by Arrau and Rubinstein. On the latter’s RCA recording Ormandy is forceful in the speedy tuttis and the pianist is balanced well forward, his forte tone seeming rather hard. But Rubinstein’s reaction to the lyrical side of Chopin’s invention is such that one repeatedly feels he is revealing the very essence of this music with his precisions of tonal nuance and timing, above all in the Larghetto of course. Like Arrau, Davidovich has the advantage of a greatly superior piano sound, and Marriner gives her more shapely, less hard-driven, orchestral passages.

Composer: Frederyk Chopin
Performer: Bella Davidovich
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl 1982
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 903 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Prokofieff – Symphony-Concerto/Respighi – Adagio Con Variazioni (Ancerl/Navarra)

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All thanks for this rarity go to Jean-Luc
Though the Symphony-Concerto is cast in the conventional three movements, their proportions are unusual: the outer movements are equal in duration, while the central movement is a vast, complex Scherzo replete with wild ideas and a thrilling extended cadenza. The work begins with a relatively slow movement that proceeds with the character of a march, propelled by an ascending four-note theme. The solo cellist…

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev, Ottorino Respighi
Performer:
André Navarra
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ančerl
Vinyl 1966
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 921 MB
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 6 (Japanese pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7056-ND
# 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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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Béla Bartók – Sonatas For Violin, Piano, Clarinet (Andersen/Etlík/Gertler)

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Much like Brahms kept close company with Joseph Joachim, one of the greatest violinists of his day, so too did Bartók keep ties with luminaries of his time, including Szigeti, Menuhin, and André Gertler. Although Gertler did not have the distinction of having any of Bartók’s numerous works for violin dedicated to or written for him, he did have the honor of premiering several of Bartók’s compositions in Europe. Gertler was also the first violinist to undertake the massive task of recording the complete violin works in the 1960s. The sound quality throughout is generally quite good, a testament to the technicians who remastered the recordings. Given their professional ties, it would stand to reason that Gertler would have a deep understanding of Bartók’s music, and indeed his interpretations throughout capture every bit of the Hungarian flair.

Composer: Béla Bartók
Performer: Diane Andersen,
Milan Etlík, André Gertler
Vinyl 1965
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 920 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (1958) (Richter)

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This is not the 1980 release I posted last Easter. This is a 1st pressing of Richter’s recording from 1958
Karl Richter’s performance makes the text real for me. If I’m going to spend 3.5 hours listening to the central message of Christianity then I want it done by people who at least give the impression of meaning what they sing. Karl Richter & Co. make me believe they believe what they sing by the reverence with which they convey the meaning of the text….

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hertha Töpper, Ernst Haefliger
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1958
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 3.81 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Due to some little digital issues, sideG is fixed and a new file is uploaded, to replace the old sideG.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Perl Serie) Ludwig van Beethoven ‎– Piano Sonatas No. 31 & 32 (Adolf Drescher)

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All thanks for this rarity go to
Trottar
Adolf Drescher was a German pianist.
Drescher debuted as a twelve-year-old with Haydn’s piano concerto in D major under Leo Blech in Riga, where he continued his pianistic training at the Conservatory (founded in 1919). After the war, he began to perform extensively and made a series of recordings for radio and record. At the same time, he devoted himself not only to the classical German repertoire, but also to engage in forgotten and unknown works. Drescher stood in the tradition of a German-influenced pianist line, as represented by Edwin Fischer and Wilhelm Kempff. In 1967 he died in Hamburg through suicide.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Adolf Drescher
Vinyl 1968
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Perl Serie
DR-Analysis: DR14
Size: 780 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 1 (Karajan)

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All thanks for this fine music go to
Lemarquis

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1959/1985
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR13
Size: 921 MB
Scan: yes
Server:
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