HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Epic) Chopin/Liszt – Piano Concerti (Rosen/Pritchard)

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Everything Charles Rosen has recorded is informed with his pristine clear technique and a sharp mind driving the fingers. No swooning here but lots to admire in his Chopin and Liszt.
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Composer: Frederyk Chopin, Franz Liszt
Performer: Charles Rosen
Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor: John Pritchard
Vinyl (1966)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Epic
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 496 MB
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Various Artists – The Originals: Legendary Recordings from the Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, Carl Orff, Richard Strauss, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,
# Conductors: Claudio Abbado, William Steinberg, Eugen Jochum, Herbert von Karajan, Jewgenij Mrawinskij
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 3760
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.6GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.83GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.46GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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This is one of the best classical box sets I’ve heard. Outstanding performances, stunning sound quality, and perfect pressings. Enjoy!

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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (EMI) Edward Grieg/Franz Liszt – Piano Concerti – György Cziffra

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Hungarian born György Cziffra was one of the most celebrated virtuosos of the post-war decades in Europe, noted for his powers of improvisation as a Liszt pianist. The Grieg Concerto is typical of Cziffra’s ‘mercurial quality’ while the Liszt Concerto is very much in the style with which Liszt ‘loved to astonish his adoring audiences’.
Cziffra’s legendary virtuosity and near-superhuman work ethic tended to overshadow the inner turmoil of a man who suffered deeply under the Nazi oppression, and then later from the post-war Hungarian regime, which eventually drove him into exile.

Composer: Edward Grieg, Franz Liszt
Performer: György Cziffra
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: André Vandernoot
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 507 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Seraphim) Franz Liszt – Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (François)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Samson François
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri

Vinyl (1962)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Seraphim
DR-Analysis: DR 10
Size: 889 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies Vol. 1 & 2 (François)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.
Samson François’s extravagant lifestyle, good looks, and passionate but highly disciplined playing, gave him a cult status as a pianist. He had a heart attack on the concert stage in 1968. His early death followed only two years later. He was only 46 years old.

François himself said “never play simply to play well” and, in a remark clearly inspired by his jazz influences, “It must be that there is never the impression of being obliged to play the next note.”

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Samson François

Vinyl (1953-54)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 985 MB
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Argerich / Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Claudio Abbado
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15, DR 14, DR 15, DR 14, DR 14, DR 16
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 4548
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.96GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.44GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Absolutely STUNNING sound quality on this box set!

Especially LP6!!

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Rare HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Decca/Ace Of Clubs) Franz Liszt – Recital (Katin)

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Even Peter Katin cannot quite rescue the first two Liebestraume from the trunk in the attic, but his playing of number three is lovely, transforming its slightly saccharine quality to lyricism. The Rigoletto Paraphrase is gay and delightful. The supreme warhorse, the Hungarian Rhapsody #2, is played so differently and so magnificently that it almost defies description. The textures in the “Lassu” portion are very lean and rapid. There is no grand, rhetorical lingering over each phrase. The ‘Friss” has an astounding drive that banishes all thoughts of the circus. It must be heard. The Rhapsody #15, the Racoczy March from Berlioz “Damnation of Faust”, is again very tight but exciting.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Peter Katin
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca/Ace Of Clubs
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 396 MB
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (EMI) A Liszt Recital – Alexander Brailowsky

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Alexander Brailowsky (16 February 1896 – 25 April 1976) was a Ukrainian/French pianist. He was a leading concert pianist in the years between the two World Wars.
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# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Alexander Brailowsky
# Vinyl (1952)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 628 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Franz Liszt – Mazeppa, Hung. Rhapsodies 4+5, Hung. Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra (Karajan, Cherkassky)

front-small-boxsetHerbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonics offer a great selection of the pianist/composer’s works aside from his Concertos on this record. But for me the star of this set is not Herbie but pianist Shura Cherkassky, one of the last great “romantic” pianists. An enormously popular figure at the dawn of the LP era, Cherkassky has slipped into obscurity half a century later.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Shura Cherkassky
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.09 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Vanguard) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies (Brendel)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Trottar for this wonderful variant of Liszt’s rhapsodies
I thoroughly enjoy listening to this recording. The performance is accurate to the music, artisticly interpreted, and flawlessly executed. The recording method has produced a very clean, pure sound of the piano which is a pleasure to hear. I would highly recommend this recording to anyone.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Vanguard
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 896 MB
# Scan: yes
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