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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Antonio Vivaldi/Thomas Wilbrandt – The Electric V. (The 4 Seasons)


Sorry, there was a digital error on “L’Autunno” – Please, DL the fixed track and replace the old one.

Revisited, after 6 years…now with the benefits of the Black Bird and the AR SP15…and in 24/192
Wilbrandt adds to the two concertos, and has written variations on them, using synthesizers and taped sounds in addition to the Philharmonia Orchestra. Still, Vivaldi’s masterpiece is very much present in this unique work; Wilbrandt has expanded it and taken it to new heights of ecstasy. Someone once said that writing about music is akin to dancing about architecture. There just aren’t words to properly convey the experience. This disc especially leaves me struggling for words. Wilbrandt illuminates, expands, and opens up Vivaldi’s original work without detracting from it in any way. Portions remind me of Isao Tomita’s genius on his classical albums, but this is definitely not a Tomita knock-off. It is unique, beautiful, and an album I never would want to be without.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Thomas Wilbrandt
Vinyl 1982
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 3.3 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – The 5 Piano Concertos (Katchen/Gamba)


Revisited, with the benefit of the SP15 and in 24/192
Incredible find in a flea market, some years ago…for a few bucks!
 Decca recordings pressed by Mercury/Philips, almost NM!
The premature death of the genious US-American pianist (with Russian-Jewish origins) Julius Katchen in 1969 (due to leukaemia), at the age of 42 years, will never give an answer to the question about the best pianist of the last century. Anyway, he was one of the best!

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Julius Katchen
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Pierino Gamba
Vinyl (1959-1964)
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 7.97 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Decca) Dvorak/Grieg – Serenade for Strings E-Dur/Holberg Suite (Marriner)


Reupped on request, now with FF links
Rivaled only by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neville Marriner was one of the most important of the early figures who spearheaded the reawakening of modern interest in Baroque and early Classical music.

Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. 🙁

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Edvard Grieg
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca
# ASIN:
B00005UW4P
# Size: 895 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Super-High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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I thought, it’s time to revisit this jewel with the new rig, ripping it in 192/24, as gift for under your Xmas-tree
The best TOSCA ever – perfect in every way: performance, dramatic act, sound !

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, George London
# Orchestra: of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size:  4.35 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

Pay attention:
the track B7-C1 Act 2 – ‘Ov’e’ Angelotti’ – ‘Mario, tu qui’ was, however, “forgotten” by me to be loaded – please DL the track (separate file) and include it to your folder.

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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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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Turandot (Sutherland/Pavarotti)

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This is not the rip from 2010 and not from 2012 but a complete new rip (Oct. 2015) in 24/192
This is the best „Turandot“ you can find in this world, my friends. Maestro Mehta and the fabulous dream-team Sutherland/Pavarotti are not of this galaxy. Add the great and wonderful voice of Ghiaurov and an angelic Caballè, perfect choir, a speedy drive, perfect tempi and intonations….i could continue ’til Xmas……not at last the stunning audiophile sound.
You‘ll never find a better „Turandot“ – Sutherland was ideal for roles like the cruel chinese princess and Pavarotti was born only for the role of Calaf. Finally, Maestro Mehta was born only to create this “work of the century”.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Ghiaurov
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1972)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 4.59 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Sergej Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Ashkenazy/Kondrashin)

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Thank you very much Jean-Luc
Beeing myself Rachmaninov 😉 I cannot comment properly….
OK, jokes apart, I want to give the ball to you all, because I’ve heard so many interpreters of Rachmaninov’s concerti, that I’m afraid, I wouldn’t be neutral. Let me say, this is a melanconic Rachmaninov played by a very young Ashkenazy and the sound is quiet good. Enjoy!

# Composer: Sergej Rachmaninov
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Orchestra: Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Kyril Kondrashin
# Vinyls (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Argo) Four Centuries of Organ Music – Simon Preston

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On demand, pictures of the booklet added, with information about the organs used for these recordings

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Paul Hindemith, Charles Marie Widor, Cesar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Louis Vierne, Franz Liszt, Henry Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davis, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar
# Performer: Simon Preston
# Vinyls (1963-1970)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Argo
# DR-Analysis: DR: 11
# Size:
3.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Edward Grieg – Piano Concerto (Curzon)

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Reposted with FF links
Curzon delivers one of his best ‘performances’ of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with plenty of drive, a touch of aristocracy and a believably ‘live’ sounding aural experience on disc. He was notoriously difficult to please and refused publication of many of his otherwise good recordings. This one was not a problem and that is a guide as to its musical quality. It achieved ‘reference’ status almost immediately and has never slipped from that position in the 60 years since which is a remarkable achievement.

# Composer: Edvard Grieg, César Franck, Henry Litolff
# Performer: Clifford Curzon
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Øivin Fjeldstad, Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 926 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (London) Jaques Offenbach – Gaité Parisienne (Munch)

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# Composer: Jaques Offenbach
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Charles Munch
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR: 9
# Size: 917 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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