HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Richard Strauss – Elektra (Nilsson, Resnik, Solti)

front-small-boxset
Many thanks to Trottar for his generosity
If ever there was a dysfunctional family, it was the one in this opera, based on a Greek tragedy but deeply imbued with the ideas of Sigmund Freud. The mother Clytemnestra (mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik) and her lover Aegisthus (tenor Gerhard Stolze) have murdered the father, Agamemnon, on his triumphant return from the Trojan War. They have an excuse: Agamemnon gave his daughter Iphigenia for a human sacrifice. Another daughter, Elektra (soprano Birgit Nilsson), burns for revenge, but as a woman in a patriarchal society, she must use her brother Orestes (baritone Tom Krause) to execute her plan. Nilsson’s portrayal is a high point of her career, and the whole brilliant production matches her performance. This is not easy listening, but it puts us in touch with dark realities dangerous to ignore, and the music (after you get used to it, which may take a while) has great power. –Joe McLellan

Composer: Richard Strauss
Performer: Birgit Nilsson, Regine Resnik, Marie Collier, Tom Krause
Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl (1967)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 2.26 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Turandot (Nilsson, Björling, Tebaldi, Leinsdorf)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Bob for this gem
Even though I prefer Sutherland over Nilsson in the role of Turandot, this is the BENCHMARK. Even though Pavarotti & Caballé with Sutherland, Fernandi & Schwarzkopf with Callas and Corelli & Scotto with Nilsson on the other album are excellent, Björling & Tebaldi are the pick of the litter! The role of Calàf as sung by Björling, is one of the most beautifully sung portrayals in recorded music (subjective, personal opinion). Tebaldi’s pianissimi are absolutely ethereal, easily rivaling Caballé and surpassing Scotto. For early “Living Stereo”, the sound is surprisingly spacious and clean. This I believe was Björling’s last complete opera recording; the Verdi Requiem closely following.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Birgit Nilsson, Jussi Björling, Renata Tebaldi
# Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 2.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Continue reading

Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Richard Strauss – Salome (Nilsson)

front_small_boxset
Reposted, now with FF links
I can only say… WOWOWOWOW !!!!!!!!!
Don’t remember anymore, if it is from a German Decca box or English Decca box or US London box. Through the years I had them all. Actually I ha
ve the London box, where the pictures are from. The rip is suspected to be from the German box.

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Performer:  Birgit Nilsson, Eberhard Wächter, Gerhard Stolze, Grace Hoffmann, Waldemar Kmentt
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1962)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: DECCA/London
# DR-Analysis: DR14
# ASIN: B000E6EH04
# Size: 1.95 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) R. Wagner – Solti’s “Ring” 4 – Götterdämmerung


Reposted, with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ira Malaniuk, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Hetty Plümacher, Oda Balsborg, Kurt Böhme, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Jean Madeira, George London, Gerhard Stolze, Dame Joan Sutherland, Marga Höffgen, Helen Watts, Maureen Guy, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp, Christa Ludwig, Gottlob Frick, Anita Välkki, Grace Hoffman, Vera Schlosser, Vera Little, Claudia Hellmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, Régine Crespin, Helga Dernesch, James King, Berit Lindholm, Marilyn Tyler
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B0000042H4
# Size: 5.03 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) R. Wagner – Solti’s “Ring” 3 – Siegfried


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ira Malaniuk, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Hetty Plümacher, Oda Balsborg, Kurt Böhme, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Jean Madeira, George London, Gerhard Stolze, Dame Joan Sutherland, Marga Höffgen, Helen Watts, Maureen Guy, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp, Christa Ludwig, Gottlob Frick, Anita Välkki, Grace Hoffman, Vera Schlosser, Vera Little, Claudia Hellmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, Régine Crespin, Helga Dernesch, James King, Berit Lindholm, Marilyn Tyler
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B0000042H4
# Size: 4.56 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) R. Wagner – Solti’s “Ring” 2 – Die Walküre


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ira Malaniuk, Claire Watson, Set Svanholm, Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter, Paul Kuen, Hetty Plümacher, Oda Balsborg, Kurt Böhme, Gustav Neidlinger, Walter Kreppel, Jean Madeira, George London, Gerhard Stolze, Dame Joan Sutherland, Marga Höffgen, Helen Watts, Maureen Guy, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Lucia Popp, Christa Ludwig, Gottlob Frick, Anita Välkki, Grace Hoffman, Vera Schlosser, Vera Little, Claudia Hellmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, Régine Crespin, Helga Dernesch, James King, Berit Lindholm, Marilyn Tyler
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000042H4
# Size: 4.33 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) R. Wagner – Solti’s “Ring” 1 – Das Rheingold


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Hans Hotter,  Birgit Nilsson,  Kirsten Flagstad,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Wolfgang Windgassen, Ira Malaniuk,  Claire Watson,  Set Svanholm,  Waldemar Kmentt, Eberhard Wächter,  Paul Kuen,  Hetty Plümacher,  Oda Balsborg, Kurt Böhme,  Gustav Neidlinger,  Walter Kreppel,  Jean Madeira, George London,  Gerhard Stolze,  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Marga Höffgen, Helen Watts,  Maureen Guy,  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Lucia Popp, Christa Ludwig,  Gottlob Frick,  Anita Välkki,  Grace Hoffman, Vera Schlosser,  Vera Little,  Claudia Hellmann,  Brigitte Fassbaender, Régine Crespin,  Helga Dernesch,  James King,  Berit Lindholm, Marilyn Tyler
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B0000042H4
# Size: 2.76 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) R. Wagner – “Der Ring…” 4 – Götterdämmerung


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Theo Adam,  Birgit Nilsson,  Helga Dernesch,  Dorothea Siebert,  Anja Silja,
Annelies Burmeister,  Ruth Hesse,  Vera Soukupová,  Hermin Esser,
Erwin Wohlfahrt,  Martti Talvela,  Kurt Böhme,  Gustav Neidlinger,
Gerd Nienstedt,  Wolfgang Windgassen,  Liane Synek,  Gertraud Hopf,
Elisabeth Schärtel,  James King,  Sieglinde Wagner,  Leonie Rysanek,
Sona Cervena,  Danica Mastilovic,  Erika Köth,  Marga Höffgen,
Josef Greindl,  Martha Mödl,  Ludmila Dvoráková,  Thomas Stewart
# Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyls (1966/67)
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B000025ESY
# Size: 5.0 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) R. Wagner – “Der Ring…” 3 – Siegfried


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Theo Adam,  Birgit Nilsson,  Helga Dernesch,  Dorothea Siebert,  Anja Silja,
Annelies Burmeister,  Ruth Hesse,  Vera Soukupová,  Hermin Esser,
Erwin Wohlfahrt,  Martti Talvela,  Kurt Böhme,  Gustav Neidlinger,
Gerd Nienstedt,  Wolfgang Windgassen,  Liane Synek,  Gertraud Hopf,
Elisabeth Schärtel,  James King,  Sieglinde Wagner,  Leonie Rysanek,
Sona Cervena,  Danica Mastilovic,  Erika Köth,  Marga Höffgen,
Josef Greindl,  Martha Mödl,  Ludmila Dvoráková,  Thomas Stewart
# Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyls (1966/67)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 17
# ASIN CD: B000025ESY
# Size: 4.52 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading

HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) R. Wagner – “Der Ring…” 2 – Die Walküre


Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Performer: Theo Adam,  Birgit Nilsson,  Helga Dernesch,  Dorothea Siebert,  Anja Silja,
Annelies Burmeister,  Ruth Hesse,  Vera Soukupová,  Hermin Esser,
Erwin Wohlfahrt,  Martti Talvela,  Kurt Böhme,  Gustav Neidlinger,
Gerd Nienstedt,  Wolfgang Windgassen,  Liane Synek,  Gertraud Hopf,
Elisabeth Schärtel,  James King,  Sieglinde Wagner,  Leonie Rysanek,
Sona Cervena,  Danica Mastilovic,  Erika Köth,  Marga Höffgen,
Josef Greindl,  Martha Mödl,  Ludmila Dvoráková,  Thomas Stewart
# Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyls (1966/67)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B000025ESY
# Size: 4.22 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

Continue reading