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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Rachmaninov/Dohnanyi – Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini/Variations On A Nursey Tune (Boult/Katchen)

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This disc couples two recordings made in 1959 at a time when Decca was at the forefront of recording technology. They also had on their rosta of soloists Julius Katchen who was perfectly attuned to these three pieces. Julius Katchen had an interesting combination of Russian heritage, an inexhaustible fund of energy both physical and mental, and a technique that overcame challenges with some apparent ease. This combination led him to make spectacularly exciting recordings of Liszt and these three works all of which respond so very well to his special brand of nonchalant bravura. In this he is also matched by the orchestra and Boult as conductor.

# Composer: Sergeji Rachmaninov, Ernst von Dohnányi
# Pianist: Julius Katchen
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
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# Size: 1.73 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (London) Sergej Rachmaninov – Piano Sonata No. 2 (Ashkenazy)

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All thanks for this gift go to Jean-Luc
Ashkenazy’s performance of the 2nd Rachmaninov sonata is much more gratifying than Horowitz’s, in part because he plays the earlier version of this piece.
The Etudes are fantastic, played with sensitivity and with those deliberate and well-thought out interpretations which make Ahskenazy such a wonderful performer. He’s also able to play with amazing voicing, making the entire set sound amazingly clear from top to bottom.

# Composer: Sergej Rachmaninov
# Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 1.79 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) J. Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (Solti)

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# 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
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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca/London) Jaques Loussier Trio play BACH – Vol. 1,2,3,4,5

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Bach goes Jazz
Bach’s works translate so well in other mediums. I have heard his stuff transcribed for harmonica to kazoo…and it always sounds fresh and as if it were meant for that specific media. These jazz transcription are “spot on”. Bach, as many will know, was especially renowned for his improvisational skills which would have been very apparent at this church. It is therefore fitting that Jacques Loussier, also known for his improvisational skills and especially as related to works of Bach, should perform this concert at the venue. Loussier’s superb touch on the piano and gift for arranging complicated classical pieces into light, though not lightweight, jazz renditions is simply sublime. All the pieces are familiar even to the untrained ear but will by no means short-change anyone in-the-know.

# Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
# Performer:
Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros, Jacques Loussier
# Vinyl (1959-63)
# Number of discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca, London
# DR-Analysis: DR 14/13/14/11/14
# Size: 3.03 GB
# Scan: yes
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Stunning HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) – Georg Muffat – Florilegium Secundum (Academy Of Ancient Music)

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Magical, simply great !

R.I.P. Maestro, we will miss you!

# Composer: Georg Muffat
# Ensemble: Academy Of Ancient Music
# Director: Christopher Hogwood
# Vinyl (1982)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B00D97NZ3K
# Size: 1.03 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Price/Di Stefano/Karajan)

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Reposted, now with FF links
2 LPs from the desirable “Soria” serie of RCA Living Stereo.
This production was made 1962 by Decca for RCA.
You never believe this…got for 50 Cents from the flea market – vinyl in worst conditions, i did my very best

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Giuseppe Taddei
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyls (1962)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B000E6EGZ0
# Size: 2.11 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Rare HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Riccardo Zandonai – Three Scenes From Francesca Da Rimini (Olivero/Del Monaco)

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Get this oustanding and ultra-rare recording, before the world goes down

Reup because of Magda’s death.
The Italian soprano Magda Olivero, one of the most prominent interpreters of the Italian verismo operatic tradition whose career spanned 50 years, has died at 104.
The news agency ANSA said Olivero died Monday, Sept. 8th 2014 in a Milan hospital, where she was admitted after a stroke last month.
The Milan opera house La Scala, where Olivero debuted in 1938, honored her memory with a moment of silence before a performance on Monday. La Scala described Olivero’s voice as charismatic, her acting as formidable and her intelligence as “ready and cutting until the end”.
Olivero took a break from performing after her 1941 marriage, returning to the stage in 1958 in the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur at the urging of the opera’s composer Francesco Cilea. It became one of her most memorable roles.

# Composer: Riccardo Zandonai
# Performer: Magda Olivero, Mario Del Monaco
# Orchestra: Orchestre National De L’Opera De Monte Carlo
# Conductor:
Nicola Rescigno
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
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# Size: 899 MB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Hector Berlioz – Requiem (Maazel)

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# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Kenneth Riegel
# Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyls (1979)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B000052484
# Size: 1.69 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎– In Concert 1990

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Exactly 24 years ago, before the final match in Football World Championship Italia 1990, three old guys, (profession: opera singers) gave the birth to a legendary concert in Rome. They repeated it 1994 in USA, again with maestro Mehta and 1998 in France with maestro Levine.

# Composer: Augustin Lara, Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Francesco Cilea, Franz Lehar, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Sorozabal, Salvatore Cardillo, Umberto Giordano, Vincenzo de Crescenzo,
# Performer: José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl 1990
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
B0000041XX
# Size: 1.45 GB
# Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio (Nilsson/Maazel)

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This is a “child” of the flea markets – vinyls are like new, but the libretto is missed. The lady said, this box was near untouched for more than 40 years. Played only twice. Got it for 1 EUR – Reposted, now with FF links
This is a thoroughly top notch recording! Birgit Nilsson makes, I feel, a great Leonora/Fidelio. The woman was a female Caruso!! As for McCracken’s Florestan, WOW!! What a sound!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Birgit Nilsson, James McCracken, Kurt Böhme, Hermann Prey, Graziella Sciutti, Tom Krause
# Orchestra: Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel

# Vinyls (1960)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B0026RCAGC

# Size: 2.24 GB
# Scan: yes
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