Various Artists: Mercury Living Presence 3 (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Lehár, Imre Kálman, Erno Dohnányi, Emil Waldteufel, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss, Ernest Bloch, Cesar Franck, Arthur Sullivan, Ottorino Respighi, Charles Gounod, Richard Wagner
# Orchestras: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble
# Conductors: Antal Doráti, Howard Hanson, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12, DR 15, DR 13
# Label: Mercury | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.24GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.42GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Bachauer / LSO / Dorati – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Sonata In E Major (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Performer: Gina Bachauer
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR-90381 | 1964
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.88GB), 24-bit/96kHz (973MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (245MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This was another of those albums that looked clean, but was fairly noisy when actually listening to it. After considerable cleanup work, I’m happy to say that it gets TheNightOwl’s seal of approval. Nice warm MLP sound. Enjoy!

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Dorati / LSO / Janis – Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR 90283
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.52GB), 24-bit/96kHz (783MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (198MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Paray / DSO – Paray Conducts Wagner (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Paul Paray
# Vinyl (1961 / 2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.95GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.00GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (289MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Doráti / Philharmonia Hungarica – Wienerwalzer Paprika (180g pressing)

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# Composers: Emil Waldteufel, Erno Dohnányi, Imre Kálman, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss
# Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Doráti / MSO – Respighi: Roman Festivals – Church Windows (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Mercury Living Presence Vol.2 (55 CD box set, FLAC)

Mercury Living Presence Vol.2 (55 CD box set, FLAC)

Mercury Living Presence Vol.2 (55 CD box set, FLAC)

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SPARS Code: AAD/ADD
Number of Discs: 55 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00B7364H2
Size: 18.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Mercury) Antonin Dvorak – Cello Concerto (Starker/Dorati) 180g Speakers Corner Edition

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Many thanks to our friend ONKLE, who made possible this audiophile legend comes through!
There is a rival to this recording out of Berlin, with Rostropovich playing the cello and von Karajan playing the conductor. But Starker and Dorati are so fine in the Dvorak — and the Mercury recording is a marvel of clarity and body — I’ve been able to pass on to other things, never feeling the need for an alternate view. This disk seems to project Dvorak’s view itself, what need for another?

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Max Bruch
# Performer: Janos Starker
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati

# Vinyl (1962/2005)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B000VFVOPO
# Size: 1.77 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Hanson / ERO – Sessions / McPhee: The Black Maskers / Tabuh-Tabuhan (180g pressing, from the 6LP box set)

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# Composers: Roger Sessions, Colin McPhee
# Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Howard Hanson
# Vinyl (1957 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 794MB (24/96) + 214MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

The sixth album in the second Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set.

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Hanson / ERSO – Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches (180g pressing, from the 6LP box set)

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# Composer: George Whitefield Chadwick
# Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Howard Hanson
# Vinyl (1958 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 652MB (24/96) + 174MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

The fifth album in the second Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set.

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