Neville Marriner / Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields – Twelve Grand Concertos, Op. 6 (3LP, original UK pressings)

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# Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
# Orchestra: Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6369/6370/6371 | 1968
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.41GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.92GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (896MB)
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R.I.P Maestro Marriner…

Handel’s concertos are one of the pinnacles of the Baroque concerto grosso, displaying a wealth of musical invention and enormous variety of instrumental sonorities.

These 3 albums were originally released individually.

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Various Artists: The Decca Sound – Mono Years: The Birth of High Fidelity (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Perez Turina, Edouard Lalo, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov
# Orchestras: L’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductors: Ernest Ansermet, Erich Kleiber, Eduard van Beinum, Ataulfo Argenta, Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 11, DR 12, DR 13, DR 13
# Label: Decca | 478 8027
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (8.28GB), 24-bit/96kHz (4.02GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.05GB)
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Wiener Philharmoniker: Decca – The Orchestral Edition (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst, Anton Bruckner, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss II, Otto Nicolai, Emik Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Richard Heuberger, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductors: Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Willi Boskovsky, Karl Münchinger, Zubin Mehta, George Szell
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12, DR 14, DR 14, DR 13, DR 13, DR 15
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.27GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.63GB)
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Do I even need to say anything about this box set?

It’s the Wiener Philharmoniker. The performances speak for themselves.

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Various Artists: Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Antonin Dvořák, Bernard Herrmann, Georges Bizet, Miklós Rózsa, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Xian Xinghai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: New Philharmonia Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati, Bernard Herrmann, Charles Münch, Miklós Rózsa, Leopold Stokowski, Elgar Howarth
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 12, DR 13, DR 12, DR 11
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.84GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.56GB)
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From the Decca website:

In the 1960s Decca pioneered the use of a multi 10-channel console mixer which created recordings with an unprecedented sense of spatial realism and movement – Phase 4 Stereo. Following in the footsteps of Decca’s highly-successful label heritage sets (The Decca Sound, Mercury Living Presence), this generous selection of the very best of Phase 4 promises to amaze a new generation of fans.

Two of the titles included in the set are on the TAS List – the Holy Grail of vinyl fidelity. This is a list of recordings recommended by The Absolute Sound magazine under the direction of Harry Pearson. Those two titles are The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann and Miklós Rózsa: Music From Ben Hur.

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The Musikverein Quartet – Mozart: String Quartet In A, K. 464 / String Quartet In C, K. 465 (UK reissue)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performers: The Musikverein Quartet
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Ace Of Diamonds / Decca | SDD 560
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.39GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.20MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (331MB)
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Münch / NPO – Bizet: Carmen & L’Arlésienne Suites (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Georges Bizet
# Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Charles Münch
# Vinyl (1967 / 2014)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | PFS 4128
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.90GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (305MB)
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Kleiber / LPO – Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral” (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Kleiber
# Vinyl (1951 / 2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.40GB), 24-bit/96kHz (719MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (212MB)
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Ansermet / OSR – Stravinsky: Petrouchka (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
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Dorati / NPO – Dvorák: Symphony No.9 in E minor “From the New World” (180g pressing)

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# Composer: Antonin Dvořák
# Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Doráti
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | PFS 4128
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.78GB), 24-bit/96kHz (934MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
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Collins / LSO: Sibelius: The Complete Symphonies (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Jean Sibelius
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Anthony Collins
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 14, DR 14, DR 14, DR 14
# Label: Decca | 0289 478 8497
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (8.75GB), 24-bit/96kHz (4.19GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.04GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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