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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures From An Exhibition (CSO/Solti)

front-small-boxsetDon’t be surprised by the title…even myself, I always thought, it is “at” and not “from”…but the correct translation from Russian is “from”. Anyway, this is another outstanding performance of the “Pictures”, that I omissed to post all the time.
Now it’s time to knee down in front of Maestro Solti. One of the better full orchestral Pictures to be found! Full of passion and energy. Solti, the Chicago Symphony, and the London engineers bring out all the color and life in this great piece. The combination with a delightful performance of Le Tombeau de Couperin is a good match. Couldn’t be better! Highly recommended!

Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.85 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto (Perlman/Giulini)

front-small-boxsetCarlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) and Itzhak Perlman collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this famous 1976 EMI recording. I have heard this criticized as having an overly slow Ist movement. Having listened to this, I do not find I overly slow, but rather a bit leisurely, giving the conductor, orchestra and soloist TIME to really interact and do some special touches with Brahms’ orchestration. II and III are definitely in the same league tempo wise, with many other recordings. The recorded sound is excellent and the Chicago Symphony plays with great authority and precision.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Itzhak Perlman
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Vinyl (1977)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.61 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 (Solti)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for another Mahler/Solti masterpiece
Georg Solti was a conductor who always strived for excellence. Sometimes, he did not achieve his objective. However, more often than not, he did. In this Mahler Symphony No. 6, recorded shortly after he took command as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, he hit a home run. Solti was never one to wallow, unlike Celibidache or Knappertsbusch. In his younger years, he was given the moniker “the screaming skull.” He was renowned for his ability to tackle complicated scores and was a regular both in the opera house and the symphony hall.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Yvonne Minton

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl (1970)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3:61 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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Super HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) G. Mahler – Symphony No. 5 (Solti)

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My friends, you know about all the things in life that are simply the truth and you cannot do anything but to accept it: sun rises up, every day – earth is not a plate – Sir Georg Solti and Decca made the best Wagner-cycle and Mahler-cycle on earth. Period!
New rip (2016) in 24/192

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Performer: Yvonne Minton
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti

# Vinyl (1970)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Decca

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 3.23 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Super Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (MFSL/Decca) L. van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Solti)

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Not the old rip but a new one, with the current engines and in 24/192
Thousand thanks to our friend Mats for this gem, that I once owned
Right from the opening, you know this one is going to be special. Solti definitely has listened to a lot of Furtwangler in preparation to confront Beethoven and his 9th Symphony. The tempos are broad in the opening movement and especially spacious in the adagio. Solti is not a questing, spiritual conductor like Wilhelm Furtwangler was and that’s most readily felt in the adagio where Solti’s communicate powers are not in the same league as that of the great german maestro.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Singer:Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows, Martti Talvela
# Vinyl (1972/198?)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: MFSL/Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:
2.93 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA/MFSL) Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (Reiner)

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Many thanks to my friend Mats for this gift
There is the Living Stereo version from 1954 of this work, recorded by Reiner for RCA, that became the most legendary and sonic superbe recording he ever made. Then there is this recording, 8 years later, also made for RCA Living Stereo. Ladies and Gentlemen, take your choice or simply enjoy!

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Abbado: Mahler – 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Abbado: Mahler - 10 Symphonien (12 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 12 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000009MCC
Size: 2.77 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: datafile
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA Living Stereo) Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Rubinstein/Reiner)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beautiful reissue
The Brahms D minor Concerto is a difficult work to pull off successfully: the piano part is ungrateful, and often drowned out by an overorchestrated accompaniment. Also, many pianists–most notably Glenn Gould–tend to drag the tempos beyond all reason. Rubinstein, who was ten years old when Brahms died, would never have considered such a nonsensical approach. The Concerto was written early in Brahms career, and was the work of a passionate young man. In essence, Brahms without the beard. This is the first stereo recording, taped in 1954, to be made of this Concerto. (The stereo version, however, was not released until 1977).

# Composer:  Johannes Brahms
# Performer: Artur Rubinstein
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1954/200???)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 1.81 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA Living Stereo) Bela Bartok – Concerto For Orchestra (CPO/Reiner)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Since its original release on LP in the mid-1950s, Fritz Reiner’s rendition of the “Concerto for Orchestra” has stood as the standard against which all other recordings of the work are measured. Reiner’s superb control of his orchestra and of Bartók’s rhythms and textures is still unsurpassed, even by dozens of subsequent conductors in the digital age. This “Concerto” shows just what an incredible ensemble the Chicago Symphony was under Reiner’s direction.

# Composer:  Bela Bartok
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1956/58)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# Size: 1.42 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA/Classic Records) Eduard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole (Szeryng)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty
This 1964 version with Szeryng and Hendl is superior. The sound is brilliant and weighty, with a nice amount of reverb and “air” around the sound. Nonetheless the orchestral sound is detailed and very, very good for the era.

# Composer: Eduard Lalo
# Performer: Henryk Szeryng
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Walter Hendl
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Classic Records
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 1.31 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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