Reiner / CSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G (2LP, Classic Records, 180g test pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Performer: Lisa Della Casa
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Classic Records | LSC-2364
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.13GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.08GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (293MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This is by far, the rarest and most expensive item I have ever shared here on boxset.

Test pressings are usually limited to 20-25 copies. They’re given to the artists/producers/etc to check things before doing a full press run – the very first copies produced. Occasionally, they will contain anomalies and end up being scrapped. More often than not, however, they are pristine with phenomenal sound. That is the case here.

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Fritz Reiner – Vienna (APE)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner - Vienna (APE)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner - Vienna (APE)

Composer: Johann II Strauss, Carl Maria von Weber, Josef Strauss, Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B000003FWH
Size: 379 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss – Don Juan (FLAC)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss - Don Juan (FLAC)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss – Don Juan (FLAC)

Composer: Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B00000GV4G
Size: 307 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Van Cliburn
Orchestra: RCA Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin, Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B0002TKFRC
Size: 384 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Milnes/Sills/Kraus)

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Although my personal favourite – and IHMO best version on earth – the Sutherland/Pavarotti/Milnes recording from 1973 is, this Rigoletto is absolutely wonderful. Rudel conducted firmly but not magnificently, but the cast is magnificent. Milnes (also the title role in the Rigoletto with Sutherland and Pavarotti) is the best ever, no doubt. Always touching and powerful, his acting is amazing and his screams of “Gilda! Mia Gilda! Ah, la maledizione!” are unrivalled. Without any doubt, Milnes is one of the greatest baritones ever been on earth

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers:
Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Samuel Ramey, Mignon Dunn
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Condu
ctor: Julius Rudel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 2.5
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000002S7K

# Size: 2.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Georg Philipp Telemann – Chamber Concertos (Musica Antiqua Köln)

 front-small-boxsetStunning, audiophile sound – why do DGG Archiv recordings sound 3 steps better than official DGG recordings?
Although the number of orchestras which specialize in early music has grown tremendously over the last quarter century, Reinhard Goebel and MAK continue to remain a notch above all the rest, as this Telemann record shows.

# Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann
# Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln
# Condu
ctor: Reinhard Goebel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG Archiv
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN SACD: Not found

# Size: 2.11 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Reiner)

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Complete new rip in 24/192 and with all the new engines from 2013/14

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner

# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 4, one sided recordings, 45 RPM
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN SACD: B0002TKFQI

# Size: 1.36 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (RCA Living Stereo) The Reiner Sound

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Mint, never played before – Five audiophile one-sided-pressed 45 RPM records
Complete new rip in 24/192, with all the new engines from 2013/14

# Composer: Maurice Ravel, Sergeji Rachmaninov
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyls (1958)
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B000003FAX
# Size:
1.8 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Price/Di Stefano/Karajan)

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Reposted, now with FF links
2 LPs from the desirable “Soria” serie of RCA Living Stereo.
This production was made 1962 by Decca for RCA.
You never believe this…got for 50 Cents from the flea market – vinyl in worst conditions, i did my very best

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Giuseppe Taddei
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyls (1962)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000E6EGZ0
# Size: 2.11 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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