Category Archives: Classics

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Milko Kelmen – Composé, Floréal, Changeant, Hommage á Heinrich Schütz, Surprise (Alfons & Alois Kontarsky)


The Kontarsky Brothers for my friend Trottar
“Hommage à Heinrich Schütz,” a choral work written in 1964, was inspired by study of motels by Schütz. The basic idea of the composition is the evolution from speech sounds to mixtures of sung tone organized vertically and horizontally, and back again to the wide spectrum of sound produced by whispering.

Composer: Milko Kelmen
Performer:  Yvonne Cianella, Siegfried Palm, Saschko Gawriloff, Alfons & Alois Kontarsky
Orchestra: Südwestfunk Orchester, Norddeutscher Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Gächinger Kantorei, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Conductor: Ernest Bour, Jochem Slothuwer, Christoph von Dohnány, Helmut Rilling, Milko Kelmen
Vinyl 1967
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 983 MB
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Karajan/PO ‎– Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suites Nos 1 & 2 / Carmen Suite No 1 (Hi-Q Records, 180g pressing)


# Composer: Georges Bizet
# Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
# Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Hi-Q Records | HIQLP027
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.61GB), 24-bit/96kHz (908MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (243MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Although associated mainly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan was effectively (though never officially) the chief conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra (which EMI Producer Walter Legge had founded in 1945) from 1948 to 1954 and built the orchestra into one of the finest in the world. Although Karajan signed to Deutsche Grammophon in 1959, he would return to EMI in future years for occasional projects.

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Berlin Classics) Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Sato, Concerto Köln)


Many thanks to Urbanox for another audiophile gem
Great orchestra and outstanding violinist! A must have! Just listen to the violinist’s baroque ornamentation and improvisations! Unbelievable!
“Something new every moment.” If we are to believe Shunske Sato, leader of Concerto Koln and soloist on this sparkling new release of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” what is at the heart of this recording is the idea of freedom. Freedom, too, in more ways than one. True to the principles of historical performance practice, the ensemble delivers the vitality of spontaneous playing in Vivaldi’s music.
Audiophile factor & artistic factor:
very high!

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer & Conductor: Shunske Sato
Orchestra: Concerto Köln
Vinyl 2016
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Berlin Classics
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.6 GB
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Fritz Reiner – The Complete RCA Collection (63 CD box set, FLAC)

Fritz Reiner - The Complete RCA Collection (63 CD box set, FLAC)
Fritz Reiner – The Complete RCA Collection (63 CD box set, FLAC)

Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 63 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Sony Classical
ASIN: B00BT70J0Y
Size: 12.7 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (CBS) Gustav Mahler – Songs Of A Wayfarer, Rückertlieder, Two Songs From Des Knaben Wunderhorn (von Stade)


Many thanks to Eddie for this classic!

Frederica Von Stade’s performance of the ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ with the fine collaboration of Andrew Davis and the London Philharmonic Orchestra is a true gem. It is a matter of taste as to whether the mezzo or the baritone version is preferred, but with this illuminating interpretation by Von Stade the scales tip toward the mezzo soprano sound. Hers is a rich, glowing tone with impeccable enunciation of text. Both of these performances rank among the finest available on recordings. Highly Recommended.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Frederica von Stade
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Andrew Davis
Vinyl 1979
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.59 GB
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Fischer: Bach – Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin BWV1001-1006 (2 SACD, ISO)

Fischer: Bach - Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin BWV1001-1006 (2 SACD, ISO)
Fischer: Bach – Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin BWV1001-1006 (2 SACD, ISO)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Julia Fischer
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2 SACD
Format: ISO
Label: Pentatone
ASIN: B00097HE8U
Size: 7.38 GB
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Tuckwell – Baroque Horn Concertos (FLAC)

Tuckwell: Baroque Horn Concertos (FLAC)
Tuckwell: Baroque Horn Concertos (FLAC)

Composer: Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Joachim Quantz, Johann Georg Röllig, Knechtl, Karl Mathias Reinhardt
Performer: Barry Tuckwell
Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
Conductor: Iona Brown
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00000E396
Size: 251 MB
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Barenboim: Tchaikovsky, Schumann – Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Barenboim: Tchaikovsky, Schumann - Piano Concertos (FLAC)
Barenboim: Tchaikovsky, Schumann - Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Performer: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
Composer: Robert Schumann, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B00006YX6R
Size: 276 MB
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