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) Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2/Sigurd Jorsalfar (Karajan)


These are good, solid, typical recordings by Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. Although not necessarily fascinating performances, Karajan handles these lighter pieces well. The Berlin Philharmonic is, as always, in top form and provides a solid base for Karajan to work from, if it does exhibit the typical viscous string sound that typifies nearly all of their recordings with this conductor. Still, morning mood is lovely, the Hall of the Mountain King features some really exciting brass playing, and Aase’s death is touchingly played. Edvard Grieg’s music for Peer Gynt was written for a stage presentation of Ibsen’s verse-drama in 1876. He later organized the 23 various musical numbers into the two familiar suites.….

Composer: Edvard Grieg
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1973
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG

DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.9 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerti No. 3 & 5 (Mutter/Karajan)


15 years old “Wonder Child” Anne Sophie Mutter and the “Old Man” – just to paraphrase a famous novel by Hemingway – was the best story that life could be able to write at its time. It is a blessed relief to turn to this famous recording. Even after all these decades, it continues to astound. The young soloist plays fierily and poetically in turns. My celebrated Herbie soup-o-meter did not beep once for its duration. The Berlin Philharmonic, judiciously scaled down, is galvanised by the endeavour. Oh, listen to the deified double basses of this once-great ensemble as they ruminate expansively at 7’11” ff in the Adagio of K 219 – this is opulence. Indeed, both works momentarily appear to be greater than what they are. The warm analogue recording is simply beautiful.
Longevity has been accrued by this endeavour. I cannot say the same for a certain mangy old wolf in this domain whose ululations will soon be lost to the winds.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:
 Anne-Sophie Mutter
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor:
Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1978

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.2 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (DGG) Pjotr Tchaikowsky – Ballett-Suite 1 – Nutcracker – Andante Cantabile – Capriccio Italien (Rostropovich)


Did you know, that Rostropovich was not only a 1st-class cellist, but also a very interesting conductor?

Composer: Pjotr Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor:
Mstislav Rostropovich
Vinyl 1979

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.69 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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100 Best Classics vol.2 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

100 Best Classics vol.2 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

100 Best Classics vol.2 (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B000GPIPRO
Size: 1.83 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 11, Music For The Stage (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 11 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gundula Janowitz, Erich Schellow
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 3/75
Format: Flac
Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 3.77 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 9, The Masses (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 9 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer (Missa Solemnis): Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry, Wiener Singverein
Performer (Messe C-Dur): Gundula Janowitz, Julia Hamari, Elmar Schloter, Horst Laubenthal, Ernst Gerold Schramm
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker (Missa Solemnis), Münchener Bach-Chor Und Bach-Orchester (Messe C-Dur)
Conductor: , Karl Richter (Messe C-Dur), Herbert von Karajan (Missa Solemnis)
Number of Discs: 3/75

Format: Flac
Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.59 GB
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Fricsay / BP – Dvorák: Sinfonie Nr. 5 E-moll Op. 95 “From the New World” (German pressing)

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# Composer: Antonin Dvorak
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎| 138 127 SLPM
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.74GB), 24-bit/96kHz (897MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (238MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto Op. 61 (Mutter, Karajan)

 front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Mats for this “six” at the lottery
(1) Take one of the greatest composers ever lived, (2) one of the most beautiful violin concertos, (3) a former wonder child at the violin, (4) one of the greatest orchestra directors, (5) one of the technically best recording of this work that I know and, at least, (6) trasfer this wonder to digital with the best possible equipment (SP15 and Black Bird) and… there you have the “six” 😀 Anne-Sophie is here 16 years old and simply wonderful phantastic !

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 965 MB
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Argerich / Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Claudio Abbado
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15, DR 14, DR 15, DR 14, DR 14, DR 16
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 4548
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.96GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.44GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Absolutely STUNNING sound quality on this box set!

Especially LP6!!

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (MFSL/EMI) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” (Karajan)

front-small-boxsetThousand thanks to our friend Mats for this gem
I am in no doubt that this is one of Karajan’s greatest recordings. He recorded this bleakest of symphonies many times and there is undoubtedly merit in the 50’s versions with the Philharmonia and the VPO, and the two accounts made with the BPO for DG in the 60’s and 70’s, but for many the finest remains this 1971 recording, also with the BPO, made in the warm acoustic of the Jesus-Christus Kirche in September 1971. It was originally released on LP in quadrophonic sound; the violins are still a bit shrill but otherwise we hear a deep, golden acoustic ideally suited to the sound Karajan’s orchestra made back then.

Audiophile factor: High!

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl (1972/1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: MFSL/EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 916 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (MFSL) Debussy/ Ravel – La Mer/Prélude À L’après-midi D’un Faune/Boléro (Karajan)

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Many thanks to my friend Mats for this audiophile gift
What makes Karajan such a superb French conductor isn’t just precision and clarity, two virtues we associate with this genre, but his poetic imaginaiton. Where Boulez is crystalline and sparkling in La Mer, Karajan is romantic and delicate. He expresses the music in long sweeps of feeling, but each bar is full of color and nuance. As familiar as La Mer is, to go beyond mere scene-painting (wind, waves, foam, etc.) is difficult. To my ears, Karajan’s interpretation rises to the very top, but you must be able to open your ears to it, since this isn’t Munch-Ansermet-Boulez.

# Composer: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: MFSL
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 1.88 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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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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Furtwängler / Berliner Philharmoniker – Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
# Vinyl (2011)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: audite | 87.101 | Records 6B & 7A/B
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.68GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.30GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (337MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This one is by request…

From the 14LP box set… Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler – RIAS recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic.

For this LP edition, we have taken the decision not to alter the great dynamic range of the original analogue tapes. This means that Furtwangler’s interpretations are made accessible to the listener with their original dynamics. However, alongside the ff passages, with no dynamic alteration, there are also very soft ppp passages during which background noise is audible. – from the back of the box

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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)

Audio CD
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)

All thanks fly to gwisch
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)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00007BGXS
Size: 2.02 GB
Recovery: +3%
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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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