HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Franz Schubert – String Quintet C-Major (Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
This was recorded in one take.
Among the genre of Strings Quartets, there’s no other that reveals the quintessence of the post-romantic atmosphere like this Op. This is without any doubt one of the last masterpieces of Schubert. Written in 1828, it epitomizes and depicts the slight barrier between dream and reality, creating an illusionist atmosphere that leaves behind itself any the previous attempt. It’s such its kaleidoscopic conjunction of unsaid feelings and thoughts that may be regarded like a musical canvas which transcends by far the limits of its historical moment. The approach given by the Amadeus Quartet is intensely dramatic and powerfully convincing, specially in the First movement where they achieve a coherent structure of gelid mystery.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth
Vinyl (1965)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 998 MB
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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-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Rudolf Serkin Live At Carnegie Hall

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
One of the greatest pianists of all time. His interpretations are deep and sound like the composers’ intentions. Anybody who heard and knew this Master knows that whatever he tackled is today embossed in the Temple of the finest, most honest, keyboard and chamber music ever recorded. No wonder he became Adolf Busch’s son-in-law. His “Republic of Equals” in Marlboro was never really a ‘Republic”–it was his Kingdom (but not Empire). Amazing how his son Peter carried forward this tradition of musical honesty and virtuosity…..

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
Performer: Rudolf Serkin
Vinyl (1978)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.79 GB
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Wiener Philharmoniker: Decca – The Orchestral Edition (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Richard Wagner, Gustav Holst, Anton Bruckner, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss II, Otto Nicolai, Emik Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Richard Heuberger, Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductors: Sir Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Willi Boskovsky, Karl Münchinger, Zubin Mehta, George Szell
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12, DR 14, DR 14, DR 13, DR 13, DR 15
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.27GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.63GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Do I even need to say anything about this box set?

It’s the Wiener Philharmoniker. The performances speak for themselves.

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Carlos Kleiber/WP: Complete Orchestral Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (4LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms
# Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.30GB), 24-bit/96kHz (3.15GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (817MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Franz Schubert – Impromptus Opp. 90 & 142 (Perahia)

front-small-boxsetWonderful ! Many thanks Trottar for this gift.
Murray Perahia is one of the most lyrical pianists of our time. In his hands, the “Schubert Impromptus” album is quite possibly the definitive interpretation of these equally lyrical piano works by Franz Schubert. His delicate playing of the shifting minor and major keys and modulations makes the listener pause to absorb every nuance and phrasing.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Murray Perahia
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.15 GB
Scan: yes
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Rare HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Franz Schubert – Impromptus D946, D899 (Brigitte Engerer)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
It took only some hours of testing with some friends here and online to test my new super pre-amp with integrated tube phono section, to come to the verdict that there is no basis for a fairly comparison. The SP15 is way-way better…so I come to you with my first rip this quickly.
Are you ashamed, because you never heard or read the name of this piano “virtuoso”? You are in good company. I doubt, the majority of classical lovers (me included) has ever heard of Brigitte Engerer. And this is a real pity…and a sin.

 

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Brigitte Engerer
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Turnabout) Franz Schubert – Allegro In A Minor “Lebensstürme” / “Grand Duo” Sonata (Brendel/Crochet)

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While we know well Austrian piano legend Alfred Brendel, almost nothing is to found on Internet about the French/American piansit Evelyne Crochet.
Here can you read about her.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Evelyne Crochet,
Alfred Brendel
Vinyl 1973
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Turnabout

# DR-Analysis: DR 14
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Size: 941 MB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Franz Schubert – Piano Sonatas 537, 664 (Alfred Brendel)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to Jean-Luc for these masterworks
Grand sensitive performances by one of the worlds greatest pianists. Simply a treasure. Schubert is clearly in Brendel’s blood. Excellent interpretation of Shubert’s piano repertoire. Amazing technique coupled with clarity and feeling. A must buy for all piano music fans. This is the standard performance for Schubert’s piano music.
All others will be compared with this well balanced interpretation.
A romantic and dynamic performance without exagerations.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 16
# Size: 880 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Franz Schubert – Impromptus, Piano Sonatas and other Piano Works (Alfred Brendel)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to Jean-Luc for these masterworks
Grand sensitive performances by one of the worlds greatest pianists. Simply a treasure. Schubert is clearly in Brendel’s blood. Excellent interpretation of Shubert’s piano repertoire. Amazing technique coupled with clarity and feeling. A must buy for all piano music fans. This is the standard performance for Schubert’s piano music.
All others will be compared with this well balanced interpretation.
A romantic and dynamic performance without exagerations.

# Composer: Franz Schubert
# Performer: Alfred Brendel
# Vinyl (1987-88)
# Number of Discs: 5
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14-15
# Size: 5.41 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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