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%
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Abbado: Beethoven – Die Symphonien (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Beethoven - Die Symphonien (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Beethoven - Die Symphonien (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Thomas Quasthoff, Violeta Urmana, Thomas Moser, Karita Mattila
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00004YZ33
Size: 1.28 GB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – Triple Concerto (Karajan, Oistrakh, Richter, Rostropovich)

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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, more commonly known as the Triple Concerto, was composed in 1803 and later published in 1804 under Breitkopf & Härtel. The choice of the three solo instruments effectively makes this a concerto for piano trio and the only concerto Beethoven ever wrote for more than one solo instrument. This album was recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, on 15-17 September 1969. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted on this release by Herbert von Karajan and includes the impressive talents of David Oistrakh on violin, Mstislav Rostropovich on cello and Sviatoslav Richter on piano.

# Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: David Oistrakh, Svjatoslav Richter, Mstislaw Rostropovich
# Orchestra:  Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1970)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 1.43 GB
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Yehudi Menuhin – The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

Yehudi Menuhin – The Violinist (10 CD box set, APE)

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SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B0000BWTKJ
Size: 3.08 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Wilhelm Furtwängler – The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler - The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler – The Legacy (107 CD box set, FLAC)

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And my personal thanks to him. I was looking for it for years

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 107 CD box set + DVD rip
Format: FLAC (image+cue) + MKV
Label: Membran
ASIN: B004JC16LC
Size: 26.6 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Live Recordings 1944-1953 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler - Live Recordings 1944-1953 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Live Recordings 1944-1953 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

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SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00007BGXS
Size: 2.02 GB
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Wilhelm Furtwangler – An Anniversary Tribute (6 CD box set, APE)

Wilhelm Furtwangler - An Anniversary Tribute (6 CD box set, APE)

Wilhelm Furtwangler – An Anniversary Tribute (6 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: AAD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B0002ANRZS
Size: 953 MB
Recovery: +3%
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