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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Dmitri Shostakovich – Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this gem
Written between 1930 and 1932, The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was one of the most brilliant achievements of Shostakovich’s long career. It was also the work that got him into trouble with Stalin. When the Soviet leader attended a performance in Moscow in 1936, almost two years after the opera’s acclaimed Leningrad premiere, he personally ordered the publication of a scathing article in Pravda (“Muddle Instead of Music”), unleashing a ruthless campaign to reduce the arts in Soviet Russia to a state of dogmatic subservience to the regime…..

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Nicolai Gedda, Galina Vishnevskaya, Dimiter Petkov
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Vinyl (1979)

Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 3.02GB
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Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms – Symphony no.4, Beethoven – Egmont Overture (FLAC)

Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms - Symphony no.4, Beethoven - Egmont Overture (FLAC)
Reiner, Leibowitz: Brahms - Symphony no.4, Beethoven - Egmont Overture (FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner, René Leibowitz
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Chesky Records
ASIN: B000003GCQ
Size: 229 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Britten – The Performer (27 CD box set, APE)

Britten - The Performer (27 CD box set, APE)
Britten – The Performer (27 CD box set, APE)

Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 27 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00E5Q9STO
Size: 7.67 GB
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Britten, Bedford: Purcell – Fairy Queen, Dido And Aeneas (2 CD, APE)

Britten, Bedford: Purcell - Fairy Queen, Dido And Aeneas (2 CD, APE)
Britten, Bedford: Purcell – Fairy Queen, Dido And Aeneas (2 CD, APE)

Composer: Henry Purcell
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra, Aldeburgh Festival Strings
Conductor: Benjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford
Audio CD
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Number of Discs: 2 CD
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 751 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Charles Gounod – Faust (Sutherland/Corelli/Ghiaurov)

front-small-boxsetIf you want to know this great masterpiece composed by Gounod, or if you are just adding one more recording to your collection, please get this recording! You WON’T be disappointed! I have listened to many of the other catalogue recordings of this opera and this recording leaves them in it’s shadow. The orchestral playing and conducting are a revelation. Corelli is a ‘force of nature’. He portrays Faust as a tortured man. Sutherland is a stupendous Marguerite and Ghiaurov is a herculean Mephistopheles.

# Composer: Charles Gounod
# Performer: Dame Joan
Sutherland, Franco Corelli, Nicolai Ghiaurov
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B0000041TQ
# Size: 3.83 GB
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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
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# Server: FF

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