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Particular HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concertos for 2 & 3 Pianos (Schmidt/Frantz/Eschenbach)

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Many thanks to our friend HerbertKegel for this precious gift.
A man who loves Mozart and plays his music, cannot be a bad politician 😉
Three Steinways – One London Philharmonic – Two Keyboard Virtuosos – One former Chancellor of West Germany. It’s a potent mixture. A pity, that it hadn’t the succes the other Helmut Schmidt recording (Bach on DGG) had.

EDIT Nov./9th/15: read just few minutes ago that health condition of former Chancellor Schmidt (96) has dramatically changed in the last hours. I’m afraid he’s goin’ to go 🙁

EDIT Nov./10th/15 Helmut Schmidt died today !

 

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer:
Christoph Eschenbach, Helmut Schmidt, Justus Frantz
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor:
Christoph Eschenbach
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
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Size: 1.05 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Joseph Haydn – Piano Sonatas Hob. XVI 20, 37, 52 (Weissenberg)

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This is an excellent performance by an underappreciated pianist. Alexis (formerly “Sigi”) Weissenberg, a student of such eminences as Artur Schnabel, Wanda Landowska, and Olga Samaroff (formerly Lucy Hickenlooper from Texas) has been around a long time (he is in his mid-seventies). Weissenberg’s superb articulation enables full appreciations of Haydn’s rapid passagework.

# Composer: Joseph Haydn
# Performer: Alexis Weissenberg
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 801 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls Stereo 24/96 (EMI/Harmonia Mundi) Frederyk Chopin – The Mazurkas (Varsi)

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# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Dinorah Varsi
# Vinyl (1986)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 2.27 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Francis Poulenc – Gloria, Organ Concerto (Carteri/DuruflĂ©/Pretre)

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All thanks for this gift go to Jean-Luc
These recordings of Poulenc’s concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion and his heavenly GLORIA will be for a looong time hard to beat. The organist for the concerto was none other than MAURICE DURUFLE’ the last great french classical organist/composer. The wonder of the GLORIA is the solo by coluratura Rosanna Carteri, the Italian soprano who has such a wonderful voice. POULENC was in attendance at that performance!

# Composer: Francis Poulenc
# Performer: Rosanna Carteri, Maurice Duruflé
# Orchestra: French National Radio Orchestra
# Conductor: Georges Pretre
# Vinyl (1962)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
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Size: 1.04 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Franz Schubert – Die ZwillingsbrĂŒder (Donath/Gedda/Moll/Fischer-Dieskau)

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All thanks for this beauty go to our friend Bob
Die ZwillingsbrĂŒder (The Twin Brothers, D. 647) is a one-act Singspiel (sometimes also described as a Posse mit Gesang) composed by Franz Schubert in 1819 on a libretto by Georg Ernst von Hofmann. Die ZwillingsbrĂŒder was first performed at the KĂ€rntnertortheater on June 14, 1820.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Helen Donath, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 918 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Carl Maria von Weber – Abu Hassan (Moser/Gedda/Moll)

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All thanks for this beauty go to our friend Bob
Written in 1810, this frothy little farce reflects the then-current fashion for “Turkish” themes. The overture is fizzingly brilliant, leading to a sequence of ten numbers, only three of them arias, including two for Abu Hassan’s wife, Fatime. The plot involves the machinations of Abu Hassan to get himself out of debt, with the Caliph (one of the three speaking roles) finally awarding him a thousand gold pieces. Sawallisch conducts a brilliant performance, with Nicolai Gedda in the title role pointing his music lightly, with Edda Moser vibrantly as his wife, and with Kurt Moll superb as the grasping money lender, Omar.
This come with first rate sound, engineered in 1975 by an EMI-Electrola team.

# Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
# Performer: Edda Moser, Nicolai Gedda, Kurt Moll
# Orchestra: Chorus & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich
# Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 961 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Rossini/Respighi – La Boutique Fantasque

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Complete new rip, with the current engines of 2013/14
Respighi’s recasting of a clutch of Rossini tunes, La boutique fantasque, is full of loud, confident music, and in spite of a marked strain of hamminess is undeniably infectious and enjoyable. The LSO under Maestro Gardelli plays it all with a straight face and makes a real success of things. Horns are bright and brilliant, strings ebullient, everything as gross and brash as the music demands, switching to a pleasurably melting and sentimental mood for the ‘Valse lente’ movement and culminating in a noisy, declamatory and expertly rendered fugato. There are plenty of versions of La boutique fantasque in the catalogue, but unless one is particularly addicted to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops (RCA), this recording is the one I would go for.

# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini, Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli

# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR: 15
# ASIN CD: Incredible: the best “Boutique” not on CD – only here !

# Size: 853 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Mono HD-Vinyl 48/24 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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many thanks to otto1961 who ripped his own vinyl
This is a very good analog recording, and what you sacrifice in audio purity, you gain back in Victoria De Los Angeles and Tito Gobbi. 

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer:
Tito Gobbi, Victoria De Los Angeles, Carlo Del Monte, Anne Maria Canali
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House Rome
#Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: 00028IK51Q
# Size: 309 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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CD 16/44.1 (EMI) Rameau-Couperin – Baroque (Ballet & Orchestral Music)

 coverThis time a seldom CD-Rip from me – many thanks to Matthaus for the CD

Re-up: Artwork just added

# Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin
# Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Ursula Connors

# Orchestra: Antiqua Musica Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Raymond Leppard, Jacques Roussel

# CD (1996)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# ASIN CD: B000002S6Q
# Size: 339 MB (+14 MB Artwork)
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Marc Antoine Charpentier – Te Deum, Grand Magnificat (Academy Of S-M-I-T-F)

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645-1704) was the most distinguished French religious composer of his era. His output includes eleven Masses and numerous motets, psalms and oratorios, many of them extended works rich in texture, color and harmony, and contrpuntally resourceful.

# Composer: Marc Antoine Charpentier
# Orchestra: Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
# Conductor:
Philip Ledger
# Vinyl (1978)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN:
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# Size: 854 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
leFactory
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