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Various Artists: Legendary Virtuoso Performances (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Modest Moussorgsky
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Performers: NBC Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Horowitz
# Vinyl (1945/46 | 1950 | 1947 | 1953)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 45 and 46 of 100
# Size: 2.17GB (24/96) + 552MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 45 & 46 is entitled “Legendary Virtuoso Performances”. Three of the performances (Mozart: Symphony No. 41 In C Major “Jupiter”, Debussy: La Mer, and Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition) are by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The other is a solo performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Vladimir Horowitz.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, feel free to add them to the comments. Please include the album numbers from the master list with your requests.

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Wagner/Szell/Cleveland Orchestra – Great Orchestral Highlights from The Ring of the Nibelungs (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Richard Wagner
# Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: George Szell
# Vinyl (1968 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 47 of 100
# Size: 1.02GB (24/96) + 288MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Various Artists: Legendary Chamber Music Performances II (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
# Performers: see below
# Vinyl (1965 / 1933 / 1963 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 91 and 92 of 100
# Size: 1.99GB (24/96) + 517MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This was by request. Hope you enjoy it.

All three works presented here are products of composers who were either pianists of outstanding ability, or who had a close affiliation with the instrument in youth. While Schumann himself was not a pianist, he combined criticism with composition, and in both, he expressed such personality and individuality that writers and composers have been challenged to equal the results for more than a hundred years.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Bernstein/Copland/New York Philharmonic: Appalachian Spring – Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Aaron Copland
# Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1962 / 1960 / 1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 73 of 100
# Size: 956MB (24/96) + 230MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Stunning sound quality on this rip.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Walter/CSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 1 In D Major “The Titan” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Bruno Walter
# Vinyl (1961 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 60 of 100
# Size: 1.04GB (24/96) + 284MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Schnabel/Pro Arte Quartet – Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Opus 114 (“Trout”) (red vinyl, mono, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Ensemble: Members of the Pro Arte Quartet
# Conductor: Artur Schnabel
# Vinyl (1935 / 1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 53 of 100
# Size: 379MB (24/96) + 170MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

One of the things I really like about this Franklin Mint collection is that, not only does it include great sounding recordings/performances, but historical ones as well. This is one of the historical ones.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Monteux / London Symphony Orchestra – Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Pierre Monteux
# Vinyl (1959 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 32 of 100
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 257MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This one is by request. If anyone has other requests for titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra/Koussevitsky – Three Selections by Prokofiev (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Serge Prokofiev
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Serge Koussevitsky
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 62 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Ormandy / Reiner – Strauss Tone Poems (2LP, red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestras: The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductors: Eugene Ormandy and Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1954 & 1960 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 15/16 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 15 & 16 is entitled “Strauss Tone Poems” – a compilation of 3 classic works by Richard Strauss. Two of the performances are by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The other is by Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Purely in terms of sound quality, this set could possibly have the best sound yet. Absolutely spectacular.

As always, if anyone has requests for anything else in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Fritz Reiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – Verdi: Requiem (2LP, red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1961 / 1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 13/14 of 100
# Size: 1.85GB (24/96) + 475MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Since I’ve been posting rips from this 100LP collection, Verdi’s Requiem has gotten more requests than anything else in the set. So, as the saying goes, this one is by popular demand. 🙂

As mentioned in the earlier posts, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Mahler/CSO/Solti – Symphony No. 8 In E Flat – ”Symphony Of A Thousand” (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1971 / 1982)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 99/100 of 100
# Size: 1.63GB (24/96) + 466MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Dvorak/Toscanini – Symphony #9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”) (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Vinyl (1953 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 2 of 100
# Size: 767MB (24/96) + 191MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

I had heard/read that this was a dull sounding recording. After listening to it for myself, I found it to be just the opposite. So far, I’ve been very impressed with the quality on these Franklin Mint albums. Grab this one (or one of the others I’ve uploaded) and see if you agree.

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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English Chamber Orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
# Vinyl (1973 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 36 of 100
# Size: 881MB (24/96) + 228MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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English Chamber Orchestra: Benjamin Britten – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Benjamin Britten
# Vinyl (1969 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 35 of 100
# Size: 973MB (24/96) + 265MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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Leonard Bernstein – Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composer: George Gershwin
# Orchestras: Columbia Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1959 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Record 20 of 100
# Size: 757MB (24/96) + 215MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

If anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments.

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