Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: audite Records | 80.465
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.82GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.42GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (376MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (Beaux Arts Trio)

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All thanks for this beauty go to Jean-Luc
The first and only recording made of the entire piano trios, performed by the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. Haydn’s piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn’t inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer
: Beaux Arts Trio
Vinyl 1977
Number of discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.29 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Samuel Barber – Vanessa (Steber, Elias, Tozzi, Gedda, Resnik)

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A great “THANK YOU” to Bob for this rarity

Vanessa is an American opera in three (originally four) acts by Samuel Barber, opus 32, with an original English libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti. It was composed in 1956–1957 and was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 15, 1958 under the baton of Dimitri Mitropoulos in a production designed by Cecil Beaton and directed by Menotti. Barber revised the opera in 1964, reducing the four acts to the three-act version most commonly performed today.

Composer: Samuel Barber
Performer: Eleanor Steber, Rosalind Elias, Giorgio Tozzi, Nicolai Gedda, Regina Resnik
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Vinyl 19??
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.4 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Melodia) Frederyk Chopin – 24 Etudes/Fantasy Op. 49/Scherzo Op. 39 (Slobodyanek)

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Alexander Slobodyanik (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Слободя́ник, Oleksandr Slobodyanyk; 5 September 1941 – 10 August 2008) was a classical pianist from Ukraine. He enjoyed a prodigious international career spanning over five decades. He made his debut tour to the United States in 1968 which included a recital at Carnegie Hall, which was highly praised by critics, recognizing him as a leader of his generation. Following his American debut, Slobodyanik returned regularly for tours of the United States and Canada until 1979, when the cultural agreement…

Composer: Frederyk Chopin
Performer: Alexander Slobodyanek
Vinyl 1971
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Melodia
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.51 GB
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Suk / PKO – Mozart: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra (5LP box set, EU pressing)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Prague Chamber Orchestra
# Performer: Josef Suk
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Eurodisc Records ‎| 85 962 XK
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.07GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.36GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Sonocord) Chopin Festival Live, Warschau 1980

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No more words to write, here…take a look at the partecipants list.
Have fun!

Composer: Frereryk Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini, Adam Harasiewicz, Garrick Ohlsson, Halina Czerny-Stefanska
Orchestra: Warschauer National-Philharmonie
Conductor: Witold Rowicky
Vinyl 1980
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Sonocord
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.9 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Turnabout) Franz Krommer, Kozeluch – Music From Prague (David Glazer, Feljicia Blumental)

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Thank you Trottar for this rare recordings
František Krommer (Czech: František Vincenc Kramář; 27 November 1759 in Kamenice u Jihlavy – 8 January 1831 in Vienna) was a Czech composer of classical music, whose 71-year life span began half a year after the death of George Frideric Handel and ended nearly four years after that of Ludwig van Beethoven….

Leopold Koželuch was born on 26 June 1747 in Velvary, part of the present-day Czech Republic. His father was Antonín Bartholomäus Koželuh, a shoemaker. He was baptised Jan Antonín, but by 1773 he had adopted the name Leopold to avoid confusion with his elder cousin, the composer Jan Antonín Koželuh. He also Germanised his surname to Koželuch. After starting his musical education in Velvary, Koželuch moved to Prague where he studied with his cousin and František Xaver Dušek, the latter teaching him in the keyboard and composition.

Composer: Franz Krommer, Leopold Kozeluch
Performer: Felicja Blumental, David Glazer
Orchestra: Prague New Chamber Orchestra (tracks: A1 to A3), Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Conductor: Alberto Zedda (tracks: A1 to A3), Jörg Faerber
Vinyl 1970?
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Turnabout
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.08 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Franz Schubert – Piano Works for two & four hands (Elena & Emil Gilels)

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Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings
The Schubert Fantasy is deeply stirring and perhaps the best piece for two pianos ever written and ever played. And of course Emil Gilels was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He plays the Fantasy with his daughter Elena, who was herself a renowned pianist too. The interplay between Emil Gilels and his daughter is just superb. The duet between the equal partners is so well executed that at times the piano(s) are just “there”. The recording is, despite its age, superb. I believe that it is most unlikely that there is a better recording of this work. It is a great recording.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels
Vinyl 1978
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 16
Size: 764 MB
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Elgar, Vaugn Williams – Enigma Variatons, The Wasps, Greensleeves, Kansas City Symphony, Michael Stern (2013) {RR; Half-Speed Master 200g, 45RPM; HiRes} + Redbook

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The universe is not exactly desperate for more recordings of this repertoire, but this one, surprising as it might seem, is pretty excellent. Michael Stern and his Kansas City Symphony take to the music as if to the manner born. The Wasps, here given as the complete suite and not just the overture, is delightful. Perhaps the only slight miscalculation in the entire performance is the overly swift March Past of the Kitchen Utensils, which loses some of its comic swagger at Stern’s tempo. Otherwise the overture and (especially) the Ballet and Final Tableau offer pure enjoyment from start to finish. The Fantasia on Greensleeves, un-killable in just about any circumstances, sounds just fine as well.

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra:  Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Stern
Label: Reference Recordings
VinylRelase Date:  2013
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 200g Pressing, 45RPM
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 1,12 GB
Scans: yes
Server: FF

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Quartetto Italiano ‎– Beethoven: String Quartets Op. 59 “Rasumowsky” (original EU pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Philips ‎| 6599 742
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (4.36GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.16GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (581MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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