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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Rachmaninov – Paganini-Rhapsody – Tcherepnin – 10 Bagatelles – Weber – Concert Piece (Weber/Fricsay)

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Undoubtly, the shining star of this recording is the Paganini-Rhapsody, a masterpiece composed by the greatest pianist the world ever saw and whose name I have the honor to use as avatar. A great discovery also was for me is Margrit Weber, a pianist I never heard before.
Also great to have some work by the little known composer Alexander Tcherepnin.

# Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Tcherepnin, Carl Maria von Weber
# Performer: Margrit Weber
# Orchestra: Radio-Symphony Orchestra Berlin
# Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 1.01 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Carl Maria von Weber – Abu Hassan (Moser/Gedda/Moll)

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All thanks for this beauty go to our friend Bob
Written in 1810, this frothy little farce reflects the then-current fashion for “Turkish” themes. The overture is fizzingly brilliant, leading to a sequence of ten numbers, only three of them arias, including two for Abu Hassan’s wife, Fatime. The plot involves the machinations of Abu Hassan to get himself out of debt, with the Caliph (one of the three speaking roles) finally awarding him a thousand gold pieces. Sawallisch conducts a brilliant performance, with Nicolai Gedda in the title role pointing his music lightly, with Edda Moser vibrantly as his wife, and with Kurt Moll superb as the grasping money lender, Omar.
This come with first rate sound, engineered in 1975 by an EMI-Electrola team.

# Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
# Performer: Edda Moser, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 961 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Sergej Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Brailowsky)

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Thank you very much TROTTAR for this fine record

# Composer: Sergej Rachmaninov, Carl Maria von Weber, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
# Performer: Alexander Braylowsky
# Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Enrique Jorda
# Vinyl (1963)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Victrola
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN SACD: B000003F1X

# Size: 1.05 GB
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