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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado – Complete Concerto Recordings (6 x 180g Remastered Vinyls)

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With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 6LP box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years. Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederik Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Peter Tchaikowsky, Sergej Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Vinyl 2015
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15/14/15/15/14/17
Size: 11.67 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Askenase)

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The playing of Stefan Askenase (1896-1985) was a marvel of tender poetry, subtle rubato, and lucid clarity. If your models for piano playing are the cool efficiency of Pollini or the theatrical thunder of Horowitz, you may find Askenase’s manner too polite and small-scale. But if you prefer delicate shimmer and sparkle to empty glitter, and if you are seeking lyric grace of enormous subtlety, then Askenase is a must-hear.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Stefan Askenase
# Orchestra:
Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 956 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Unicorn) Frederik Chopin – Nocturnes Vol. 1 & 2 (Katin)

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Katin’s playing throughout is so skillful that one never is aware of any interpretive intrusions. Rather, tempos are patient if a little slow, and sonorities are broad and luminous. The Turkish Sonata in particular gives the feeling of having been lived in rather than interpreted. It’s hard not to hum along. I can’t say that I like Katin in this music better than other great Chopin interpreters like Arrau, Rubinstein, Vasary, but he certainly is in their league.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Peter Katin
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Unicorn
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 2.08 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Nocturnes 11-20 (Vasary)

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Here is one of the great interpreters of this composer, although not as well known. Yes, many pianists play Chopin well, but listening to Vasary, you feel that he has found the soul of the composer in the music and expressed it. The technique is world class, so we don’t have to go into that. The Nocturnes especially showcase Vasary’s intrepretive talents on a modern piano. You feel as if you are standing next to the grand, top up, no digital cut-off of volume or overtones. This recording should be in the collection of all who love Chopin in spite of the cuts. Those new to Chopin’s music will find this an excellent introduction.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 975 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederyk Chopin – Nocturnes 1-10 (Vasary)

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Here is one of the great interpreters of this composer, although not as well known. Yes, many pianists play Chopin well, but listening to Vasary, you feel that he has found the soul of the composer in the music and expressed it. The technique is world class, so we don’t have to go into that. The Nocturnes especially showcase Vasary’s intrepretive talents on a modern piano. You feel as if you are standing next to the grand, top up, no digital cut-off of volume or overtones. This recording should be in the collection of all who love Chopin in spite of the cuts. Those new to Chopin’s music will find this an excellent introduction.

# Composer: Frederyk Chopin
# Performer: Tamas Vasary
# Vinyl (1965)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 870 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Frederik Chopin – The 14 Waltzes (Cziffra)

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Cziffra is and has always been a criminally neglected and underrated musician. His account is fresh, exciting, elegant and in no way inferior to any one in the world. In fact, he holds his own against any competition as far as the waltzes are concerned. One is tempted to actually dance to his reading of, say, the op. 69 valse, thereby reminding us of why these pieces were held by the composer to be waltzes, and not soothing lullabies. It should be strongly recommended for anyone interested in Chopin’s music.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Gyorgy Cziffra
# Vinyl (196???)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 1.02 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl (Mono)24/96 (Philips) Frederik Chopin – Complete Walzer (Brailowsky)

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I think that this is the best recoding of Chopin’s waltzes ever. Brailowsky’s approach (light, “humourous”) is perfect for them. Alexander Brailowsky has long been one of the most forgotten, underrated pianist there is out there. He is well known for his astounding virtuosity, and his wide breadth of styles. Relatively well known on the Saint-Saens circut, Brailowsky now brings his talent to Chopin.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Pianist: Alexander Brailowsky
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 507 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl (Mono)24/96 (Philips) Frederik Chopin – 24 Préludes Op. 28 (Brailowsky)

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The mono sound is excellent and the performance among the best I have ever heard. Alexander Brailowsky has long been one of the most forgotten, underrated pianist there is out there. He is well known for his astounding virtuosity, and his wide breadth of styles. Relatively well known on the Saint-Saens circut, Brailowsky now brings his talent to Chopin.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Pianist: Alexander Brailowsky
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 10
# ASIN:
not found
# Size: 388 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Frederik Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Askenase)

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The playing of Stefan Askenase (1896-1985) was a marvel of tender poetry, subtle rubato, and lucid clarity. If your models for piano playing are the cool efficiency of Pollini or the theatrical thunder of Horowitz, you may find Askenase’s manner too polite and small-scale. But if you prefer delicate shimmer and sparkle to empty glitter, and if you are seeking lyric grace of enormous subtlety, then Askenase is a must-hear.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Stefan Askenase
# Orchestra:
Residency Orchestra The Hague
# Conductor: Willem van Otterloo
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B
0017MSJ6W
# Size: 1.18 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Frederik Chopin – The 21 Nocturnes on 2 LPs (Arrau)

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# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Claudio Arrau
# Vinyl (1978)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
B0051U836M
# Size: 2.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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