Haendel / Ančerl / CPO: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Ravel: Tzigane (Supraphon)

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# Composers: Édouard Lalo, Maurice Ravel
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Supraphon | SUA ST 50615
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.79GB), 24-bit/96kHz (923MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (248MB)
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Antonin Dvorak – Rusalka (Neumann)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this stunning beauty
I gather that this work is revered in Czeck republic. Dvorak’s early attempts at opera were poor, as he felt constrained to produce rather Wagnerian works, which ultimately came to be silly. When he returned to his folky inclinations, and Symphonic sensibilities, this was the result. Gabriela Benackova as Rusalka is in splendid voice here and Vera Soukupova sounds delightfully Slavonic as Jezibaba, the Witch. The music is amazing, even the libretto is moving…and the “Moon” aria by Rusalka (track A5) is among the most beautiful arias in operatics.

Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Performer: Wiesław Ochman, Richard Novák, Gabriela Beňačková-Čápová, Drahomíra Drobková
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Vinyl (1985)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 3.14 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Supraphon) Leoš Janáček – Glagolská Mše/Glagolitic Mass (Karel Ančerl)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this rare work
Supraphon is overselling by calling all of is recorded output gold, but there are many arresting performances in the series. This one of the Glagolitic Mass, released in 1963, is one of them. It wasn’t in Ancerl’s nature to be as raw and fierce in this score as Kubelik and others have been. He is often lyrical and tender. Fortunately for him, he has a soprano and tenor who encompass their treacherous parts without screaming. The Czech chorus is the best-sounding, most idiomatic and comfortable that I’ve ever heard. The Czech Phil. is more rustic — or is it ragged? — than several of the international orchestras who have recorded the work, but they too sound completely at home. I agree with the original Gramophone critic who found the organist too tame for his wild obligatto outburst. The same reviewer compared the late Mass with the Sinfonietta written just before it when Janacek was 72 and entering his miraculous late phase, which he called a “new jet from my soul”: The Mass displays “the same brightness and pungency of timbre, the same fertile, vigorous way of building whole movements from a single motif.”

Composer: Leoš Janáček
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Karel Ančerl
Vinyl (1966)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: DR 10
Size: 807 MB
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Richter: Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto no.1, Grand Sonata op.37 (APE)

Richter: Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto no.1, Grand Sonata op.37 (APE)

Richter: Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto no.1, Grand Sonata op.37 (APE)

Composer: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Urania
ASIN: B00022XOE0
Size: 301 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Neumann – Mahler Symphonies (11 CD box set, FLAC)

Neumann - Mahler Symphonies (11 CD box set, FLAC)

Neumann – Mahler Symphonies (11 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Eva Randova, Christa Ludwigova, Gabriela Benackova, Magdalena Hajossyova, Miroslav Kejmar, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Kühn Children´s Chorus
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 11
Format: Box set
Label: Supraphon Records
ASIN: B000FIHZPK
Size: 2.63 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Vinyl LP
Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
Size: 78.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Debussy – Orchestral Music (4 CD, FLAC)

Debussy - Orchestral Music (4 CD, FLAC)

Debussy - Orchestral Music (4 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Claude Debussy
Audio CD
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Number of Discs: 4
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Andante
Size: 831 MB
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Gramophone Gold Collection (2 CD, APE)

Gramophone Gold Collection (2 CD, APE)

Gramophone Gold Collection (2 CD, APE)

Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, Gustav Mahler, Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Ludwig van Beethoven
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (tracks+cue)
Label: UCJ Music
ASIN: B001E7J20M
Size: 601 MB
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Mravinsky: Shostakovich – Violin Concerto no.1, Prokofiev – Symphony no.6 (APE)

Mravinsky: Shostakovich - Violin Concerto no.1, Prokofiev - Symphony no.6 (APE)

Mravinsky: Shostakovich - Violin Concerto no.1, Prokofiev - Symphony no.6 (APE)

Performer: David Oistrakh
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Evgeny Mravinsky
Composer: Dmitry Shistakovich, Sergey Prokofiev
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Size: 376 MB
Recovery: +3%
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