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Mono HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Vladimir Horowitz – Recordings from 1930-1951


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I give 5 stars for this boxset despite the old recording sound. Sound of piano itself is reasonably well for the day once you are used to the background noise, good enough to convey the subtlty and delicacy of his playing. Prokofiev’s Toccata is still fastest and most exciting on records, verging on super-human. Rachmaninov’s 3rd concerto is the best performance by Horowitz with more argency and intensity than his later recordings. The incandescent account of Liszt Sonata is one of the most compelling and beautiful along side Richter and Pogorelich’s classic accounts. Haydn and Scarlatti sonatas, Beethoven variations, Schumann’s Toccata, Chopin Etudes, Stravinsky’s Petrushka and so much more display Horowitz’ keen sense of tonal colours and mind blowing fluency of playing.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Albert Coates
Vinyl 1930-1951
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.74 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Franck, Debussy, Ravel – Violin Sonatas (Mintz, Bronfman)

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The three works make a very attractive and logical coupling, as they bring together the three outstanding French sonatas of their time. The Franck, the work of a mature composer towards the end of his composing life is dated 1886, the Debussy sonata from 1917 was his last completed work and Ravel’s sonata of 1927, while not being his last work, is still one of his mature years.
Beyond those considerations the three works inhabit very different worlds from each other. The Ravel piece is by far the most ‘abstract’ in its musical considerations while the Franck offers a deeply Romantic vision. The Debussy sonata inhabits a world somewhere in between with its impressionist form of expression.
The performances given by Mintz and Bronfman are exquisitely drawn with clearer lines and less heaviness than is often heard with other artists. Those who are familiar with Mintz’s equally exquisite and finely drawn disc of the Prokofiev violin concertos recorded with Abbado will immediately know what is meant by that description. Nothing is overstated but every detail is there to be heard and makes full impact. Rather like make use of a sabre rather than a two-handed double edged sword to make an analogy.

Composer: Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
Performer: Shlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman
Vinyl 1986
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR15
Size: 1.09 GB
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Werner Haas / Noël Lee – Integrale De L’Oeuvre Pour Piano A Quatre Mains Et Pour Deux Pianos (French pressing)

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# Composer: Claude Debussy
# Performers: Werner Haas, Noël Lee
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips Records / Collection Trésors Classiques ‎| 6500 173
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.99GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (247MB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Shortly after the Werner Haas – Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano solo (5LP) box set was released, Philips released a 6LP version including the 5 albums from the previous set, plus this one.

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Werner Haas – Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano solo (5LP box set, Dutch pressing)

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# Composer: Claude Debussy
# Performer: Werner Haas
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Philips Records | 6770 036
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.1GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.04GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.28GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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Werner Haas was a German pianist especially known for his interpretations of French repertory, particularly the works of Debussy and Ravel. He was better known in Europe than in the Americas, where he never performed live. His many admirers assert that had his life not been tragically cut short, he would likely have achieved recognition as one of the finest pianists of his time.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Debussy/Fauré/Duparc – A French Song Recital (Janet Baker, Gerald Moore)

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Composer: Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Henri Duparc
Performer: Janet Baker, Gerald Moore
Vinyl (1970)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 1.01 GB
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Ansermet / OSR: Debussy / Ravel – La Mer / Prelude A L’Apres-Midi D’un Faune / Rapsodie Espagnole (UK pressing)

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# Composers: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1958)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: London Records | CS 6024
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.79GB), 24-bit/96kHz (942MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (250MB)
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Preludes, Book 2 – Walter Gieseking

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Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 301 MB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Preludes, Book 1 – Walter Gieseking

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 326 MB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Images 1 & 2 – Pour Le Piano – Estampes – Walter Gieseking

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 464 MB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Claude Debussy – Children’s Corner – Suite Bergamasque – Walter Gieseking

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
Most looking at Gieseking’s Debussy recordings for EMI already know what it’s about; Gieseking’s interpretations have been seminal since their original release, if not without controversy. Whether you feel that nobody has done them better, or you have quibbles with his approach, these are indeed recordings that everyone moderately interested in Debussy or even classical music should at least hear.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Performer: Walter Gieseking
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: 12
Size: 293 MB
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