HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Nicolò Paganini – Violin Sonatas (Accardo/Dutoit)


After +5 years revisited, with the benefits of the Black Bird Gang and the AR SP15
This is a hard-to-find gem, in my collection for +40 years! Paganini the first million dollar musician; anyone who loves the violin as much as I do, should purchase this without hesitation. Accardo blows everyone away with these performances; his fingerboard is on fire. Accardo is one of the best today, if not the best. The range, tone, dynamics, and profoundness of his violin is only rivaled by a few of the greats. These performances are as the master, Paganini, would have played them.

Composer: Niccoló Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London
Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1977
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.82 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Nicoló Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 3 (Accardo/Dutoit)


The famous recordings of Paganini’s violin concerti by the great Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo and the LPO under Charles Dutoit has never left the catalogue, and no wonder. The performances are about the best around of music that’s apt to sound trivial in lesser hands, and the sound is excellent. There’s plenty of charm and real joy in music making in these performances, which present this music as music, not as virtuoso glitter.

Composer: Nicolò Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1975
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 1.8 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Nicoló Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 2 “La Campanella” (Accardo/Dutoit)


The famous recordings of Paganini’s violin concerti by the great Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo and the LPO under Charles Dutoit has never left the catalogue, and no wonder. The performances are about the best around of music that’s apt to sound trivial in lesser hands, and the sound is excellent. There’s plenty of charm and real joy in music making in these performances, which present this music as music, not as virtuoso glitter.

Composer: Nicolò Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1977
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 2.29 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Nicoló Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 6 (Accardo/Dutoit)


The entire DG Paganini Accardo – Dutoit/LSO is a winner in all regards. The analog sound has the most extraordinary bass capture. Tonally accurate, clear, robust, natural – no need to fret over a digital master. Accardo never fails to impress with violin virtuosity and fingering skill. Never a jerky bow change or under-phrased musical statements, always a shimmering tone, steady, rich, well-controlled. The technical demands Paganini wrote for the violinist of intonation and bowing techniques are handled with ease by the “old-school” classically trained Accardo. Dutoit and the London Phil in top form. This disc or the entire set or collected separately belong in anyone’s collection lacking these titles.

Composer: Nicolò Paganini
Performer: Salvatore Accardo
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 1.53 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Joaquín Rodrigo – Concierto De Aranjuez, Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre (Bonell/Dutoit)

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Thousand thanks to our friend Mats for this gem
“Concierto de Aranjuez” is one of the best songs ever written, a masterpiece written by Joaquin Rodrigo, the song is pure Spanish magic. The other song is “Fantasia para un gentilhombre”, another song penned by Rodrigo, it is just beautiful and evokes the essence of the elegant Spanish tradition. Once you’ve heard these songs you will be hooked and the song will play in your head long after it is not playing. Both of these songs have been performed by various artists but this is one of the best performances captured in Montreal in 1980-81. Carlos Bonnel is a maestro on guitar and Charles Dutoit is masterful conducting the Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal. This is one of those “classic” performances that sounds good no matter the time period it was recorded in.

# Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo
# Performer: Carlos Bonell
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal
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Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Vinyl (1981)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.09 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Dutoit / Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal – Ravel: Ma Mère L’Oye (Canadian pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
# Conductor: Charles Dutoit
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 24/96kHz (1.26GB) and 16/44.1 (307MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

This is quite possibly the longest single album I own – almost 71 minutes.
Excellent sound and performance.

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