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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concerti (Rubinstein/Leinsdorf)

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No one has quite the presence and panache and mastery of line of the wonderful Artur Rubinstein. And his piano sound is very distinctive and refreshing in spite of the age of his recordings. He has a way of holding one’s interest and delight through the special quality of understanding the drama of all he plays. “Rubinstein,” a prominent conductor once quipped, “is the only pianist you could wake up at midnight and ask to play any of the 38 major piano concertos.” Hyperbole aside, Rubinstein was indeed one of the most versatile and commanding of all virtuosos, and he left a series of recordings for piano and orchestra that are still big sellers decades later. These recordings, made in 1965-67, demonstrate Rubinstein was just as “on top” of these works technically as he was in the earlier set with Krips (1956) and much more “into” them musically. In addition, the playing is notably more alert and straightforward than in his later set with Barenboim (1975).

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Rubinstein
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Vinyl (1965-67)
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
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Various Artists – The Originals: Legendary Recordings from the Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, Carl Orff, Richard Strauss, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,
# Conductors: Claudio Abbado, William Steinberg, Eugen Jochum, Herbert von Karajan, Jewgenij Mrawinskij
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 3760
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.6GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.83GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.46GB)
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This is one of the best classical box sets I’ve heard. Outstanding performances, stunning sound quality, and perfect pressings. Enjoy!

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Silverstein/Ozawa)

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Thank you very much to our friend Mats for this precious gift
Vivaldi’s spirit must have been with the symphony when they recorded this. I have about 20 versions of Vivaldi’s 4 seasons and this is one of the best overall performance/recording. For example. the tight driven strings that break into the lazy beginning of the Summer section are awe inspiring. I had never really paid that much attention to that part until I heard this. My hat”s off also to the recording artists as this record is not overly awash in waltzy-smaltzy concert hall reverb. It is dynamic and tight! File this under “one of the top ten” performances of the seasons.

I just read of Mr. Silvertein’s death, Nov. 21.2015
R.I.P. Maestro! 🙁

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: Joseph Silverstein
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor:
Seiji Ozawa
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Telarc
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
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The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)

The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)
The Berlioz Experience (10 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00008RWRJ
Size: 2.59 GB
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Strauss – Historical Recordings (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Strauss - Historical Recordings (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Richard Strauss
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
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Ozawa: Liszt – Piano Concertos no.1 & 2, Totentanz (FLAC)

Ozawa: Liszt - Piano Concertos no.1 & 2, Totentanz (FLAC)
Ozawa: Liszt - Piano Concertos no.1 & 2, Totentanz (FLAC)

Performer: Krystian Zimerman
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Composer: Franz Liszt
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000001G9B
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Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CD box set, FLAC)
Munch Conducts Berlioz (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Louis-Hector Berlioz
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Munch
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA Red Seal
ASIN: B0001TSWPU
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Katie & Marielle Labeque: Piano Fantasy, Music for Two Pianos (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Katie & Marielle Labeque: Piano Fantasy, Music for Two Pianos (6 CD box set, FLAC)
Katie & Marielle Labeque: Piano Fantasy, Music for Two Pianos (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: Katia and Marielle Labèque
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly, Seiji Ozawa
Composer: Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Georges Bizet, Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Philips
ASIN: B00008CLIF
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Bernard Haitink – The Philips Years (20 CD box set, APE)

Bernard Haitink - The Philips Years (20 CD box set, APE)
Bernard Haitink – The Philips Years (20 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 20 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B00DI5BS8M
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Bernstein: Beethoven – The Amnesty International Concert, Symphonies no.7, 9, Missa solemnis (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Bernstein: Beethoven - The Amnesty International Concert, Symphonies no.7, 9, Missa solemnis (6 CD box set, FLAC)
Bernstein: Beethoven – The Amnesty International Concert, Symphonies no.7, 9, Missa solemnis (6 CD box set, FLAC)

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SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
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Label: Decca
ASIN: B000TM0H5W
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