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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 93 – 104 (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection

These performances have been a mainstay of the classical music world since they were first recorded and released (the recordings were made over a three and a half year period beginning in July 1969 and continuing through December 1972, with the first releases made on LP in 1970). Dorati’s project was just the second to record the complete Haydn symphonies, following Ernst Märzendorfer and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in very limited release on LP and infrequently mentioned today.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 6.02 GB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 82-92 & Sinfonia Concertante (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection

Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 5.78 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Various Artists: Mercury Living Presence 3 (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Lehár, Imre Kálman, Erno Dohnányi, Emil Waldteufel, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss, Ernest Bloch, Cesar Franck, Arthur Sullivan, Ottorino Respighi, Charles Gounod, Richard Wagner
# Orchestras: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble
# Conductors: Antal Doráti, Howard Hanson, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12, DR 15, DR 13
# Label: Mercury | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.24GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.42GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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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)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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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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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) George Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue/An American In Paris/Piano Concerto in F (List/Hanson/Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Good sound thanks to Mercury technical skills.
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Composer: George Gershwin
Performer: Eugene List
Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony
Conductor: Howard Hanson, Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1957/1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.27 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Bachauer / LSO / Dorati – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Sonata In E Major (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Performer: Gina Bachauer
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR-90381 | 1964
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.88GB), 24-bit/96kHz (973MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (245MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This was another of those albums that looked clean, but was fairly noisy when actually listening to it. After considerable cleanup work, I’m happy to say that it gets TheNightOwl’s seal of approval. Nice warm MLP sound. Enjoy!

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Dorati / LSO / Janis – Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 (original US pressing)

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# Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | SR 90283
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.52GB), 24-bit/96kHz (783MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (198MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Peter Tchaikowsky – The Sleeping Beauty (Dorati)

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Antal Dorati was the Tchaikovsky Ballet pioneer. For Mercury Living Presence, he made the first-ever recordings of the complete versions of the Russian composer’s three great ballets. But Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty were mono recordings; he did two versions of Nutcracker, one mono and one stereo. So this stereo remake of Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet was highly anticipated, particularly as it features the incomparable Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. True to form, the performance is magnificently played and warmly recorded. A no-brainer. — David Hurwitz.

Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: Concertogebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1981)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 3.12 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 100 In G – Symphony No. 101 In D Major (Dorati)

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Antal Dorati’s legendary traversal of the Haydn symphonies was for many years the only complete set (by one conductor and orchestra) of the symphonies. Today, although there are some other complete sets as well as many great period performances, Dorati’s cycle still reigns supreme. Dorati manages to make these works still sound fresh and vibrate after two hundred years. There is a level of spontaneity, as well as an ever obvious sense of joy that make the Dorati traversal the best. It may seem like hyperbole, but Dorati is as close as you will get to “perfect” when it comes to Haydn.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (196?)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Leo Delibes – Coppélia – Complete Ballet Music (Dorati)

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Stunning sound here, my friends (Mercury recording). The instruments used, especially the effect of the mechanical Coppelia is life like and so real. Antal Dorati is – no doubt – one of the best ballet conductors. One of the most frequent oblivions in which many people tend to fall and overlook is the extraordinary vision and distinctive refinement of Dorati as ballet interpreter. As a matter of fact, while Stokowoski and Fistoulari commanded in this sense the idiosyncratic supremacy, Dorati with very low profile achieved important musical triumphs with the genre of the classical ballet. Distinctness, limpid intonation, textures, harmonies and expressiveness were some of the most important elements you will realize at the moment to listen him.

Composer: Leo Delibes
Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.65 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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