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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto In G Major / Piano Concerto In D Major For The Left Hand (François/Cluytens)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.
Precisely why he’s is not better known in the United States (or known at all for that matter) is a mystery. On this album he plays Ravel with absolute mastery, refusing to prettify any of the jazz rhythms in the G major concerto, and by so doing, bringing out all of its toughness…..

Composer: Maurice Ravel
Performer: Samson François
Orchestra: The Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Vinyl (1960)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 799 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Modest Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov (Christoff/Cluytens)

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Thank you very much for this terrific masterpiece to our friend from Lake Michigan
This version is badly cut,and purists may sneer at the Rimsky-Korsakoff arrangement, but it has two things going for it. The first thing is Boris Christoff. The second thing is Boris Christoff. (He sings three roles in this recording, which is a little confusing, but what the heck!) Christoff, with a rich and powerful bass-baritone, was one of the 20th century’s leading exponents of the role of Boris Godunov. He is simply a force of nature in the title role, yet with the ability to shade his voice into heartrending beauty and sorrow. The rest of the cast is excellent. Andre Cluytens conducts with a terrific mix of power and sensitivity, and the quality of the recording is quite good. While this may not be everybody’s first choice, it belongs on every opera lover’s shelf simply because it gives us the chance to hear one of the greatest bass-baritones of the century in his signature role.

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
# Performer: Dimitr Ouzounov, John Lanigan, Boris Christoff, Evelyn Lear, Ana Alexieva
# Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductor: André Cluytens
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:  4.2 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Cluytens / PCO – The Complete Orchestral Works of Maurice Ravel (180g, 4LP box set)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductor: André Cluytens
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: EMI Testament
# Size: 3.81GB (24/96) + 996MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Testament has revived this classic title from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.

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HD-Vinyl mono 24/96 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Solomon)

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Thank you very much TROTTAR for this fine box

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Solomon
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra London
# Conductor: André Cluytens, Herbert Menges
# Vinyl (1954-1956)

# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN SACD:
B000006N42 + B00CH8B4IU
# Size: 1.79 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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