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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Solti: Beethoven – 9 Symphonies (9 LP box set, FLAC, 24bit/192kHz)

Solti: Beethoven - 9 Symphonies (9 LP box set, FLAC)

Solti: Beethoven – 9 Symphonies (9 LP box set, FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Vinyl
Number of Discs: 9 LP box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: London
Size: 15.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Solti: Mahler – The Symphonies (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Solti: Mahler - The Symphonies (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Solti: Mahler – The Symphonies (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: London
ASIN: B0000041Z6
Size: 2.95 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Solti, Chailly: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis, Mass in C (2 CD, APE)

Solti, Chailly: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis, Mass in C (2 CD, APE)

Solti, Chailly: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis, Mass in C (2 CD, APE)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Susan Dunn, Margarita Zimmermann, Bruno Beccaria, Tom Krause, Senff Chamber Chorus, Berlin RIAS Chamber Choir, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Mallory Walker, Gwinne Howell, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Ernst Senff Chamber Choir
Orchestra: Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly, Sir Georg Solti
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2 CD
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B0000041M8
Size: 532 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Solti: Beethoven – The Nine Symphonies (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Solti: Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Solti: Beethoven - The Nine Symphonies (6 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: Jessye Norman, Robert Schunk, Reinhild Runkel, Hans Sotin
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 6 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B0000041XV
Size: 1.57 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Reiner, Gilels: Brahms – Concerto no.2 (APE)

Reiner, Gilels: Brahms - Concerto no.2 (APE)

Reiner, Gilels: Brahms - Concerto no.2 (APE)

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Emil Gilels
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (tracks+cue)
Label: JVC / Xrcd
ASIN: B00070EBBM
Size: 214 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Fritz Reiner – Vienna (APE)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner - Vienna (APE)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner - Vienna (APE)

Composer: Johann II Strauss, Carl Maria von Weber, Josef Strauss, Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B000003FWH
Size: 379 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss – Don Juan (FLAC)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss - Don Juan (FLAC)

RCA Living Stereo. Reiner Conducts Wagner, Strauss – Don Juan (FLAC)

Composer: Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B00000GV4G
Size: 307 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Piano Masterworks: The World’s Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Piano Masterworks: The World's Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Piano Masterworks: The World’s Favourite Piano Classics (50 CD box set, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 50 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B001AAKE7S
Size: 10.8 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Levine: Mendelssohn, Schubert – A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rosamunde (FLAC)

Levine: Mendelssohn, Schubert - A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rosamunde (FLAC)

Levine: Mendelssohn, Schubert – A Midsummer Nights Dream, Rosamunde (FLAC)

Composer: Franz Peter Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Judith Blegen, Florence Quivar
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000M5B9GC
Size: 248 MB
Recovery: +3%
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos 6, 22 (Géza Anda)

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Géza Anda’s interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos are immortal classics that should not be overlooked. Granted, it is a crowded field, which include many excellent accounts (Perahia’s, for example). But these recordings – made in Salzburg – are fine examples of the rare moments in music making when a soloist and ensemble forms a coherent unit.

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer: Géza Anda
# Orchestra: Camerata Academica Des Salzburger Mozarteums
# Conductor: Géza Anda
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Mozart/Haydn – Symphonies No. 41/88 (CPO/Reiner)

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To begin, I’m sure not everyone likes Reiner the way I do; he definitely falls into the special-taste category. His insistence on strict orchestral discipline and musical precision results for some listeners in performances that may sound too sterile, too controlled. Not for me. I’ve always thought he brought out the best in any score he essayed, giving it a polish and control that allowed the music itself to bloom more fully. Such is the case with these two recordings.

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1956-1960 – reissue 1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov – Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Cliburn: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos (FLAC)

Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Van Cliburn
Orchestra: RCA Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin, Fritz Reiner
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA
ASIN: B0002TKFRC
Size: 384 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Anne-Sophie Mutter: ASM35 – The Complete Musician (40 CD box set, FLAC)

Anne-Sophie Mutter: ASM35 - The Complete Musician (40 CD box set, FLAC)

Anne-Sophie Mutter: ASM35 – The Complete Musician (40 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 40 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B004SEXBAK
Size: 9.98 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Alban Berg Collection (8 CD box set, APE)

Alban Berg Collection (8 CD box set, APE)

Alban Berg Collection (8 CD box set, APE)

Composer: Alban Berg
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD/DDD
Number of Discs: 8 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B0000B09Z4
Size: 2.17 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Johannes Brahms – The Four Symphonies (Solti)

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I’ve been listening many times to this set, particularly the 1st Symphony, and my opinion has changed, concerning other great performances of other conductors. Now I am in absolute awe of it. Why has this collection changed my mind? In one word: bass. The low register instruments, especially the basses and cellos, stand strongly in these recordings, and the result is I’m discovering a *lot* of depth to the composition that had escaped me before. Brahms turns out to be a much better composer than other recordings had let me discover before. In certain passages, I focus totally on the low strings, just to see what they’re up to, and I’m richly rewarded…

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Decca
# ASIN: B0000026Y6
# Size: 4.09 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) J. Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (Solti)

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Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1978)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
B0000041Z5
# Size: 911 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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High-End HD-Vinyl 192/24 (Analogue Productions 200g) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Reiner)

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Almost raw, only few clicks manually removed and spaces btw. the tracks cleaned
Brand new vinyl, played here for the 1st time
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the mother of all „Scheherazade“ recordings. At today, for more than half a century, no other production was able to beat Maestro Reiner and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra: good speed, real dramatical atmosphere, perfect tempo and a magnificent sound. This Analogue Productions Reissue on 200g is the best sounding version I ever heard.

# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1960/2013)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Analogue Productions
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000003FWQ
# Size: 1.87 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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