Tag Archives: Georges Bizet

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Bizet, Jeux D’Enfants – Fauré, Dolly – Milhaud, Scaramouche (Kontarsky Brothers)

Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
When listening to this album, you are led into a different world. Slow pieces are played wonderfully delicately, the faster ones more powerful and with a lot of temperament. Super sound quality. Only to recommend!

Composer: Georges Bizet, Gabriel Fauré, Darius Milhaud
Performer: Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky
Vinyl (1959)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR 13
Size: 884 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Fonola) Mario Del Monaco Sings Highlights From “Carmen”

In 1959, Mario Del Monaco was invited by the Russian Goverment to perform his famous role of Otello with the soloists, chorus and Orchestra of Moscow’s celebrated Bolshoi Theatre. He combined this trip with serving as a member of the jury of the Tchaikowsky International Competition. This live recording was made by the Russian Radio Network at that time and is one of a very special serie, including also Bizet’s Carmen and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. These three roles – Otello, Don José and Canio – became the three mos performed by Super-Mario and also became synonyms for Mario Del Monaco.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Performer: Mario Del Monaco, Irina Archipova, Pavel Lisitsian, Irina Maslennikova
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Fonola
DR-Analysis: 11
Size: 1.1 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Various Artists: Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

# Composers: Antonin Dvořák, Bernard Herrmann, Georges Bizet, Miklós Rózsa, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Xian Xinghai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: New Philharmonia Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati, Bernard Herrmann, Charles Münch, Miklós Rózsa, Leopold Stokowski, Elgar Howarth
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 12, DR 13, DR 12, DR 11
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.84GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.56GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory


From the Decca website:

In the 1960s Decca pioneered the use of a multi 10-channel console mixer which created recordings with an unprecedented sense of spatial realism and movement – Phase 4 Stereo. Following in the footsteps of Decca’s highly-successful label heritage sets (The Decca Sound, Mercury Living Presence), this generous selection of the very best of Phase 4 promises to amaze a new generation of fans.

Two of the titles included in the set are on the TAS List – the Holy Grail of vinyl fidelity. This is a list of recordings recommended by The Absolute Sound magazine under the direction of Harry Pearson. Those two titles are The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann and Miklós Rózsa: Music From Ben Hur.

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Münch / NPO – Bizet: Carmen & L’Arlésienne Suites (180g pressing)

# Composer: Georges Bizet
# Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Charles Münch
# Vinyl (1967 / 2014)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | PFS 4128
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.90GB), 24-bit/96kHz (0.98GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (305MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Mono HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Enrico Caruso – Operatic Arias And Songs

If one has ever needed the evidence, that Caruso was (and will be forever) the greatest opera singer of all times, so please, here it is. What a voice, what a pity, that we will never know, how this terrific voice would have sounded, if captured with the modern technics of our days. Fine transfer of the around 100 years old recordings into mono vinyl. Compliments, Supraphon, I can say, I never heard Caruso in a better way.

# Composer: Eldo di Capua, Friedrich von Flotow, G.F. Händel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Ruggiero Leoncavallo
# Performer: Enrico Caruso
# Vinyl 1965
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Supraphon
# DR-Analysis: DR 8
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# Size: 481 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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