HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Songs Without Words (Barenboim)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this beautiful box
These wonderfully musical performances of Mendelssohn’s “Songs without Words” by Daniel Barenboim display a pianism of highest order, the noble restraint of which reminds me of the artistry of Artur Rubinstein. Barenboim makes the instrument sing most beautifully and plays some of the most taxing scores with stunning dexterity and fluency. The 70s’ stereo recording has very realistic and full sound quality.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer: Daniel Barenboim
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 2.5 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Sir Neville Marriner & The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

front-small-boxsetLife President of the Academy, Sir Neville Marriner began his career as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra. It was during this period that he founded the Academy, with the aim of forming a top-class chamber ensemble from London’s finest players. Beginning as a group of friends who gathered to rehearse in Sir Neville’s front room, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1958.

Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. :(

Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Johann Pachelbel, Leopold Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Tommaso Albinoni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3.72 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Two Violin Concerti (Menuhin)

front-small-boxsetEveryone knows Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E-Minor. But, what about his Concerto in D-Minor? The thirteen-year-old Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D minor remained unknown until a dealer in rare musical scores and books showed the manuscript to Yehudi Menuhin in 1951. The violinist bought it, edited the first published edition, gave the first modern performance in New York on 4th February 1952 and made the first record two days later. This was also his first appearance on disc as violinist-conductor. In the United States the recording was issued on LP coupled with the present version of the E minor Violin Concerto under Furtwängler, but the reciprocal arrangement between RCA Victor and HMV was breaking down and so, rather than wrestle with contractual problems, HMV simply set down the work again in London for the British market, on 2nd April 1953, with Sir Adrian Boult conducting. Towards the end of his career Menuhin made a further coupling of the two Mendelssohn Concertos under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.0 GB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Mercury) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Scottish Symphony/Fingal’s Cave (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this beauty

# Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1956)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 530 MB
# Scan: yes
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Rare HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Priv. Pressing) Organ Concerto in Frankfurt at the Main (Edgar Krapp)

front-small-boxsetSome years ago, the mother of a friend gave me a bunch of records, among them were some little gems (posted here and not yet posted). This is one of the records and I was very pleased, when I saw this, because I was in this church about 30 years ago, for the wedding of a friend.

# Composer: Felisx Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis-Nicolas Clerambault, Cesar Franck, Eugene Gigout
# Performer: Edgar Krapp
# Vinyl (1988)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Private Pressing
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 801 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Sergej Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Brailowsky)

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Thank you very much TROTTAR for this fine record

# Composer: Sergej Rachmaninov, Carl Maria von Weber, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
# Performer: Alexander Braylowsky
# Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Enrique Jorda
# Vinyl (1963)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA Victrola
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN SACD: B000003F1X

# Size: 1.05 GB
# Scan: yes
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