HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Melodiya/EMI) Sergei Rachmaninov – The Bells (Kondrashin)

Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
This recording of Rachmaninov’s The Bells is excellent. An admirer had suggested Rachmaninov set Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Bells, to music. Poe’s poem dealt with four important life experiences as expressed in the sounds of different bells (silver – youth, gold – marriage, brass – war, iron – mourning). Rachmaninov set them as a four-movement choral piece, wonderfully capturing the different sounds and moods.

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Aleksei Bolshakov, Mikhail Dovenman, Ivan Kozlovsky, Yelizaveta Shumskaya
Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin, Israel Gusman
Vinyl (1963)

Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Melodiya/EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 11
Size: 1.07GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Audiophile (TAS listed) HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Bizet/Shchedrin – The Carmen Ballet

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Audiophile reissue by Alto on 180g vinyl. Although you know the Carmen-Suite by memory, you will feel like hearing it for the first time, due to Shchedrin’s fine and a little different orchestration. Outstanding and enduring, still delights and surprises me. Shchedrin’s arrangement is wonderful. If I had a time machine I would go back to that opening night With Maya Plisetskaya and the Bolshoi Ballet to experience this masterpiece.

# Composer: George Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
# Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
# Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
# Vinyl (1968/1996)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 895 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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