Category Archives: Classic Records

Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – Piano Trios No. 1 & 3 (Katchen/Suk/Starker)

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# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Janos Starker, Julius Katchen, Josef Suk
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000264ZX
# Size: 2.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Detroit Symphony: Paul Paray – The Music of Chabrier (Classic Records, original 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
# Orchestra: Detroit Symphony
# Conductor: Paul Paray
# Vinyl (1961 / 1998)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Classic Records / Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 922MB (24/96) + 245MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

One of the cleanest classical albums I’ve come across to date. Surface noise was practically non-existent.

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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra: Kogan – Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 5 (Classic Records, 200g promo pressing)

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# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovitch
# Orchestra: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Pavel Kogan
# Vinyl (2008)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Classic Records
# Size: 883MB (24/96) + 227MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Shortly before the demise of Classic Records, the label had started a “Classic Records Presents” series of classical titles. Unfortunately, there were only two titles released before they went out of business. Both were released on their 200g Quiex SV-P vinyl and both have excellent sound quality. This was the first one.

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Dorati/LSO – Prokofiev: Suite From “The Love For Three Oranges” / Scythian Suite (Classic Records / Mercury Living Presence, 200g vinyl)

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# Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1957 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Classic Records / Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 674MB (24/96) + 202MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Whether you prefer the fabulous bass dynamics and savage paganism of the Scythian Suite, or the colorful and captivating sound-portrait of the fairy tale Love for Three Oranges Suite, Dorati’s super-charged readings of these scores are unsurpassed. Acclaimed by critics and audiophiles alike as among the very best of the best Mercurys, this dramatic and riveting combination of Prokofiev, Dorati and Mercury Living Presence is a sure winner.

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