HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Wellington’s Victory, Marchs – Karajan


Many thanks to Eddie for this
I grew up listening to the LP version of this recording of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory, marveling over the percussion effects of Johann Nepommuk Malzel’s Panharmonicon. Wellington’s Victory or the Battle Symphony was composed in 1813 following the Battle of Vitoria. The music was an instant success and was Beethoven’s most popular works at the time. The music is divided into two parts: one to describe the battle and the other to express the liberation from French domination. One can hear the approach of the armies, the British represented by “Rule Britannia” and the French by “Marlbrouk s’en va-t-en Guerre.” The battle that follows is stormy with sounds of canon and musket fire, gradually falling into silence as the defeated French army withdraws. The victory music that follows contains all of the exuberance that one regards as pure Beethoven.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1969
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 723 MB
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Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Vinyl LP
Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
Size: 78.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 »Eroica« (Böhm)


Many thanks to a music lover from China for this classic
A great performance. I’ve gone through a number of recordings of Beethoven’s 3rd – on vinyl and CD. This is one of the best; although recorded in 1962, the sound is clear. Bohm’s tempos are right on; the orchestra is tight; the soloists sound pumped and the choir soars. The finale makes you jump! They really nailed it! You never feel like you’re a passenger on a top-heavy ship in roiling seas – which is the feeling I’ve experienced listening to some other emotionally unbridled performances.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1962
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.8 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Igor Stravinsky – Le Sacre Du Printemps (Karajan)


While the Austrian maestro Herbert Von Karajan (mostly known for covering the Austro-German repertoire) may appear to be the wrong fit for Stravinsky’s mysterious and barbaric “Rite of Spring”, I’d contend that if this recording is a fair representation, Karajan’s Stravinsky has it’s merits. This recording of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is bold and bright, with an on-point delivery that is dramatic and intense, and it is being played by an orchestra that is world class in it’s precision and polish. The DG sound is, of course, as clear as crystal. Given that, I’d ask, what more would you want? There may be others such as Bernstein, Monteux and Stravinsky himself who’d interpret this music with, perhaps, a more authentic feel of understanding for the composer’s intent, but, even so, Karajan doesn’t fail to put on a good show.


Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1964

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.33 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Liszt, J. Strauss, Brahms – Karajan Express: HUNGARY


This album too, is all about Maestro Herbert von Karajan, who takes us to a short voyage through the beautiful Hungary. Have fun!


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Composer: Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Vinyl (1960-1968) 1974

Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 3.63 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Ouvertures and Intermezzi (Karajan/Mutter)


The album is all about Maestro Herbert von Karajan, who did most of his recording during the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties with DG but always keep his ties open with EMI, having signed a contract with them all the way back in the Forties. He continued working with EMI almost exclusively through the Fifties and sporadically thereafter. While the earliest overtures and intermezzi contained on this album derive from 1960 and 1976, most of it is from the early 80’s.
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Composer: Jules Massenet, Luigi Cherubini, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Schmidt, Giacomo Puccini, Engelbert Humperdinck, Pietro Mascagni

Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1981

Number of Discs: 1

Format: FLAC

Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.22 GB
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Karajan/BPO – Brahms: Die Symphonien (Analogphonic, 180g pressings, 4LP box set)


# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Analogphonic | LP 43073
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.30GB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.48GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (921MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This box was my first exposure to an Analogphonic Records release and it certainly will not be the last. Pressing quality was superb across all 8 sides, and the packaging was top-notch as well.

Very highly recommended!

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Richard Wagner – Tristan Und Isolde (Vickers, Ludwig, Karajan)


Many thanks to our friend from Lake Michigan for this gem
This is one of the most popular modern recordings of the opera though partly by default as there haven’t been many and the consensus is that the most recent ones lack the great singers of the past. It somewhat lags behind Böhm’s and Furtwängler’s in popularity and critical esteem though I think it’s nearly as good. Most of the criticism has been directed at the conducting. I’ll get to that but first I want to discuss the lead singers.

Composer: Richard Wagner
Performer: Jon Vickers, Helga Dernesch, Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1972

Number of Discs: 5
Format: FLAC
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 5.03 GB
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Mono HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Turnabouts) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Magic Flute (Beecham)


Many thanks to Bob for another rarity
Pyramids crumble into step-pyramids before being reduced by the elements into knolls and then dust in wait for another Cheops to be enthroned, reign and die.
This Magic Flute is a pyramid which Beecham, Lord of the Pills, raised majestically in 1937. Notwithstanding the passage of decades and onslaught of Period Practice, its capstone is still in place; its lining of limestone is pristine and overall it shows every sign of defying time for the foreseeable future and beyond. What an achievement! There is no better sung Magic Flute on record. Nearby, the pyramids of the post-war Karajan (EMI) and Furtwangler performances are keeping pace with it. The contribution of one Fritz Wunderlich is keeping Karl Bohm’s pyramid in the game. Further afield and despondent in ruination, one can view the knolls of Pale Bill Christie (Erato), Jeggy (DG) and Karajan (DG) whose Tamino, Francisco Araiza, is as gritty as the sands of Giza. To varying degrees, they served their day.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Tiana Lemnitz, Erna Berger, Irma Beike, Helge Roswaenge, Gerhard Hüsch, Wilhelm Strienz

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl 1963 (1937)

Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: Turnabouts
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.06 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 6 & 7 (Karajan)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these Sibelius pearls
These are wonderful performances which have always been highly regarded. Karajan captures the immense gloom and introspection of the crystal, northern beauty of the 6th. Tapiola is intensely dramatic and breathtaking in its sweep. The 7th performance given here is one of the most awe inspired interpretations ever put to record. No conductor can convey the emotion which Herbert von Karajan can in this piece…
…listen to the trombone solo at the end and your hair will rise on the back of the neck…truly wonderful. The strings in the opening are beutiful…an awe inspired 7th with a tremendous 6. Strange that Sibelius never wrote another note after this for over a 30 year period…
Thanks Herbie..

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1968

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.94 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 (Karajan)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this splendid 5th
Sibelius’s music is folkish in origin, part of that turn of the 20th century revival of national origins, hence his nature worship. At this time many European artists were eschewing the Christianism of prior centuries and investigating the pagan, heathen origins of their regions, and of the continent, but this was all only a culmination of the Romantic movement begun by Beethoven, at least in music. Beethoven of course, like all the Germans, was idealistic and cast a long glance back to the Greeks, but it was this disruption of Christianity’s universalist stranglehold on the mind that began the liberation which made possible the much later nativist spirits like Sibelius. One can see this clearly in Brahms, Grieg, Wagner, Hugo Wolf, and even traces of it in modernists like Stravinsky and Bartok. The Jew Adorno for one particularly despised Sibelius, and that makes sense given the anti-native, universal nature of Judaism. This religious abstractionism of Judaism, written large in Christianity, won out in the modernist moment, for political reasons, and Sibelius dropped out all together.

Composer: Jean Sibelius
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1964

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.89 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 (Karajan)


Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony is considered his most perfectly conceived, and it has remained among the most performed of his works. The immediate success of his Seventh certainly must have given Bruckner some much needed confidence over the fate of his music.

Composer: Anton Bruckner, Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1975/77

Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 3.2 GB
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Abbado: Beethoven – Symphonie no.9 (96kHz / 24bit, DVD-A, FLAC)

Abbado: Beethoven - Symphonie no.9 (96kHz / 24bit, DVD-A, FLAC)

Abbado: Beethoven – Symphonie no.9 (96kHz / 24bit, DVD-A, FLAC)

Performer: Violeta Urmana, Karita Mattila, Thomas Moser
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
DVD Audio
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B0000509TP
Size: 984 MB
Recovery: +3%
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20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 16 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B001DCQJUY
Size: 4.82 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado – Complete Concerto Recordings (6 x 180g Remastered Vinyls)

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Many thanks to our friend Urbanox for this stunning box
With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 6LP box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years. Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederik Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Peter Tchaikowsky, Sergej Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Vinyl 2015
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15/14/15/15/14/17
Size: 11.67 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphonies No. 29 & 33 (Karajan)

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A well appreciated complement to my rip of WAM’s Symphonies No. 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 High-Def Vinyls 96K24B (DGG) W. A. Mozart – Symphonies

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1966
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 800 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Anda/Karajan)

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There is a real electricity in the Brahms interpretion of Geza Anda’s….his sense of pulse and drive really underly the incredible virtuosity of the Berlin Philharmonic. The opening movement moves along at the hectic pace but with some really urgent dramatic high points especially in the development section. Karajan really alots a very special role to the brass in this movement and the inspired playing is a joy…as to the cello solo at the opening of the third movement it is given a really fine treatment by Mr. Finke…then principal of the Berlin Phil. As to the Finale it has a nice relaxed sense of wonder without the hectic nature other conductors ascribe to Brahms here…I really think that this is one of the finest recordings of any music made anywhere.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Geza Anda
OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1968(1984)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 967 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Johannes Brahms – The 4 Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Variation On A Theme By Haydn, 8 Hungarian Dances (Karajan, Ferras)

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A marvellous collection of some of Brahms’ major works. The records are in excellent condition, unbelievable after +50 years…and they seem to be genuine 1st pressings although this box is a special edition that came few years later than the single releases.
I grew up with this recording of the Brahms Violin concerto, and It has remained my favorite: warm, dramatic, and thoroughly natural in approach, Ferras and von Karajan have a perfect grasp of this concerto.
While maybe not the greatest interpreter of Brahms, Karajan delivers very well in his recordings of the symphonies. All four symphonies have plenty of power and lyricism. The Berlin Philharmonic is excellent as always. If you like your Brahms in a melancholy mode, lushly recorded and nuanced to the max,(and I do!), these Brahms’ Symphonies are for you. Karajan’s approach to these four Symphonies is evoking a variety of emotions that few other recordings do. It’s a fine experience.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Christian Ferras
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1965)
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 4.83 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Kindertotenlieder (Fischer-Dieskau)

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the most famous lieder singer of our age, and he recorded Mahler’s songs several times. However, as is so often the case with singers, the remakes are not always better than the first go-round. These performances of the Kindertotenlieder cycles from the peak of the great singer’s career, show him both at the height of his interpretive powers and in fine, youthful voice.

Composer: Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Rückert
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieaskau
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kurt Böhm
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 832 MB
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Abbado: Mahler – 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 12 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000009MCC
Size: 2.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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