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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Decca) Giuseppe Verdi – Otello (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

Captured in 32 bit/384 kHz
Revisited with the benefits of the current equipment

In the year 1960 something magic happened in Vienna…

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Aldo Protti
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1960
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 5.33 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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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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HD-Vinyls Stereo 24/96 (Decca) Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (Suliotis/Del Monaco)

front-small-boxsetOnce I had the London Stereo Original release, but ripped it only in 16/44 and sold it. Then, last year I found the Original in Mono and made a 24/96 rip.
Now, “finalmente” I found the Original Stereo 1st Pressing that I offer here to you in 24/96

# Composer: Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Elena Suliotis, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra:  Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Silvio Varviso
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.85 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Umberto Giordano – Fedora (Olivero/Del Monaco/Gobbi)

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Reposted, now with FF links

This is one of the most dramatic operas you will ever hear…and, sadly, one of the most unseen on stage. When you hear  Olivero & Del Monaco you can clearly understand, why….Who the hell could sing, today, like them? But when sung by a mature soprano like Magda Olivero this music can be electrifying. There is much in this piece that qualifies it as a masterwork. It was once popular but has faded somewhat. It needs to return soon to opera lovers’ hearts.

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: Umberto Giordano
# Performer: Magda Olivero, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra: Orchestre National de l’Opera Monte Carlo
# Conductor; Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl (1970)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B00000E4VQ
# Size: 1.84 GB
# Scan: yes

# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls Stereo 16/44 & Mono 24/96 (Decca) Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana (Suliotis/Del Monaco)

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Repost, now with FF links
What a pity, my friends, to have sold the London stereo box I used to own, many years ago and not to have made a 96/24 rip of it, but only a “normal” 44.1/16 for my own pleasure….

# Composer: Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Elena Suliotis, Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra:  Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Silvio Varviso
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 12 (Stereo) DR 14 (Mono)
# Label: London & Decca
# ASIN: B00558QM1S
# Size: 1.25 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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High-Definition Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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Reposted, now with FF links
This is really a very good recording, one of the best. Renata Tebaldi was a perfect Manon; she could sing as an angel, but also with great passion (Sola, perduta, abbandonata). Mario del Monaco was one of the best Des Grieux’s, perhaps more heroic in some moments, but his voice was always under perfect control. Truly, a “tenore robusto”.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Fernando Corena
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B00000E4LA
# Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: yes

# Server: FileFactory

 

HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Giacomo Puccini – La Fanciulla del West (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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Reposted, now with FF links
Face it. All the best opera recordings were made between the mid 50s and early 70s. Fortunate for us that the final golden age of opera singing coincided with the onset of high fidelity stereo recording. This Fanciulla is a golden age performance.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Cornell MacNeil, Giorgio Tozzi
# Orchestra: Orchestra e coro dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia of Rome
# Conductor: Franco Capuana
# Vinyls (1958)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B0000041UN

# Size: 2.58 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 & 16/44.1 (Decca) Francesco Cilea – Adriana Lecouvreur (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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finally I got it again on vinyl….
One must hear at her “Poveri fiori” as well as her duets (especially the final one) with del Monaco to understand that Tebaldi “owned” the role.

# Composer: Francesco Cilea
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Giulietta Siminionato
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
# Conductor:
Franco Capuana
# Vinyls (1961)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13/14
# ASIN CD: B00000E4LB
# Size: 2.59 GB & 598 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Vincenzo Bellini – Norma (Suliotis/Del Monaco/Cossotto)

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Believe me, friends – a sensational Norma !
Complete new rip with the new cart and new phono amp

# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Elena Suliotis, Mario Del Monaco, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Cava
# Orchestra:  Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Silvio Varviso
# Vinyls (1968)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: Never on CD ? Not found on amazon
# Size: 1.55 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) G. Verdi – La Forza Del Destino (Tebaldi/Del Monaco)

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Stop searching for a great „Forza“, my friends. This 1955 recording (Stereo version issued 1959) is the best complete work by Verdi you can find. Still unbeaten after 58 years!
Reposted, now with FF links

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Ettore Bastianini, Fiorenza Cossotto
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: B000SSPL0I
# Size: 3.14 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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