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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 60 & 67 (Dorati)



Many thanks to Jean-Luc for continuing the Haydn-Symphonies
Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl 1971
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1,01 GB

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Honegger/Shostakovich – Cello Concerti (Sadlo/Ancerl/Neumann)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
Ancerl and Sádlo recorded Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto in June 1968, just before the Russian invasion of Prague, in response to which the conductor took the painful decision to leave his homeland. The performance begins slightly heavily, with a deliberate tempo; the recording, warm to the point of slight boxiness, increases the feeling. Of course, one of the joys of hearing the Czech Phil either on disc or live is their wonderfully woody tone. Though here they seem unable to put a sharper edge on their playing, this is in keeping with Sádlo, who doesn’t see the first movement as very anguished. His (sadly uncredited) horn counterpart reinforces the impression by skipping along quite lightly.

Due to an unexpected digital error on track B2, please DL the fixed B2 and replace the old one.

Composer: Arthur Honegger, Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Miloš Sádlo
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ančerl, Václav Neumann
Vinyl 1969 (1981)

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 904 MB
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Maria João Pires – Mozart: Les Sonates Pour Piano – Volume 1 (Japanese pressing)


# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Maria João Pires
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Denon Records | OX-7051-ND
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.70GB), 24-bit/96kHz (961MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (227MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

This completes the series! Enjoy!

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (IPG) Franz Liszt – Piano Concerti No. 1 and 2 (Clidat, Norrington)


Many thanks to Trottar for another rarity
France Clidat was a French pianist renowned for her interpretations of the works of Franz Liszt, a great many of which she recorded, and Erik Satie, whose complete piano works she recorded. In 1948, at age 15, France Clidat played Henri Sauguet’s Concerto in A minor in Geneva under the conductor Ernest Ansermet. She studied at the Paris Conservatory with Lazare Lévy, Maurice Hewitt, Alexis Roland-Manuel, Norbert Dufourcq, and Robert Siohan and received first prize in piano in 1950, at the age of 18. She later studied with Emil Gilels and Lélia Gousseau. At the Budapest International Competition in September 1956, she won the Franz Liszt Prize, a prize that had not been awarded since 1937. She later performed in many venues around the world. After a recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Bernard Gavoty, reviewer for Le Figaro, dubbed her “Madame Liszt”. She was also called “the Ambassadress of the French piano” and she was named alongside Monique Haas, Cécile Ousset, Robert Casadesus and Philippe Entremont as outstanding representatives of the French piano school. (Continue on Wikipedia)

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: France Clidat
Orchestra: Orchestre De La Residence De La Haye
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Vinyl 1976

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: IPG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 781 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Béla Bartók – Violin Concerto No. 2 (Gertler/Ančerl)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this precious vinyl
Andre Gertler was a close friend of Bartok and between 1925 and 1938 joined Bartok for a long sequence of joint concerts featuring many first performances of Bartok’s compositions. Clearly the two men had a close and sustained artistic relationship and Gertler’s empathy with Bartok’s vision cannot be missed in this recording. The performance is less indulgent than many others in terms of maintaining steady and forward moving tempos. At the same time the approach to the melodic line is more lyrical and the aggressive effect in certain passages as delivered by other players is therefore lessened. The last movement brings a clearer sense of the ‘dance’ element. In total, this performance simply feels ‘right’ in a way that often eludes other recordings.

Composer: Béla Bartók
Performer: André Gertler
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ančerl
Vinyl 1965

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 726 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (PYE Nixa) Michele Campanella Plays Franz Liszt


Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Franz Liszt was a virtuoso pianist, an amazing composer and brought many innovations to classical piano music. He was the first to introduce the solo recital and provided more independence to musicians raising the artistic level of concert performances. Liszt brought even more freedom to pianists by creating a completely new piano technique that allowed playing fast and brilliantly at the same time. Transcriptions and paraphrases played a special role in Liszt’s professional life. Unlike others pianists of his time, he never viewed transcriptions as tools for showing off his virtuoso abilities. Liszt transcribed works of others in order to promote music of not very well known composers to the public .….

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Michele Campanella
Vinyl 1978

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: PYE Nixa
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 951 MB
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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 (Fortuna) Patrick Ball – The Celtic Harp, Vol. 1-4


“Is there anything sadder in this world of ours than poverty of words?”
— an Irish storyteller
“This statement may seem to us today a curious one to make, as we can all immediately think of something infinitely more sad. Yet, the man who made it was not speaking lightly, nor was he speaking figuratively. He lived in an Ireland which was cruelly burdened by poverty and oppression, where sadnesses and deprivations were legion. Yet, to him the lack of words was an unimaginable loss. For in words, in stories nurtured and spoken, he not only found light and warmth, laughter and exaltation, he found the very continuation of his culture, of his land, of himself.”

—Patrick Ball

Composer: Various
Performer: Patrick
Ball
Vinyl 1982/1983/1985/1992

Number of Discs: 4
Format: FLAC
Label: Fortuna
DR-Analysis: DR 11/11/12/11
Size: 1.66 GB/1.76 GB/1.97 GB/1.8 GB
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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%
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# Server: File Factory

Another super clean album…

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Ančerl / CPO: Mahler- Symphony No. 1 In D Major “The Titan” (Supraphon)


# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Karel Ančerl
# Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50675
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.06GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.03GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (279MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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