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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Frühbeck De Burgos)

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All thanks for this go to Bob
I love this beautifully performed version of Elijah. The pace was compelling with great balance between the admirable group of soloists and the outstanding chorus. I would strongly take issue with those who criticize Fischer Diskau whose performance was both lyrical and powerful. I am sure his accent is no worse than Mendelsson’s was!
This recording is in every way wonderful. Starting with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He IS Elijah to me. His singing is perfection. He has amazing phrasing and his diction makes it possible to understand the lovely, inspired libretto to this heavenly music. There are so many pieces that are ephemeral. Fischer-Dieskau does a great job of what I think of as compassionate, heartfelt singing. His interpretation sounds like the voice of God himself. It has a quality of kindness and yet he sounds just as convincing reprimanding the people of Baal. He is the true highlight of this recording.
That said, the rest of the cast is wonderful as well. Gwyneth Jones has a lovely, silvery voice that has a clarion bell-like tone that rings over the large orchestra with ease. She has occasional “misfire” but is a consistent performer. Dame Janet Baker and Nicolai Gedda both perform at a consistently lovely level. The orchestra and chorus are both wonderful.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer:
Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, New Philharmonia Chorus
OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 2.9 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Gotz Friedrich) (1993,opera,2DVD9)

Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Gotz Friedrich) (1993,opera,2DVD9)
Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde (Gotz Friedrich) (1993,opera,2DVD9)

Composer:Richard Wagner
Performer:Rene Kollo
Orchestra:Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Conductor:Jiri Kout
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:13.92 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:no
Subtitles:English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – 200 Years Edition, Box 10, Fidelio (3 LPs)

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This is Box No. 10 of the Bicentennial Beethoven Collection, published by Deutsche Grammophon 1970, to celebrate Beethoven’s 200th birthday with all his works on 12 Box-Sets/75 LPs.
In the last years I spent only for this Beethoven Edition around 500-550 EUR. If you think and feel, you want to contribute, any donation will be welcome. Thank you!

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Edith Mathis, Gwyneth Jones, James King, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam, Franz Crass, Martti Talvela
# Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
# Conductor: Karl Böhm
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3/75
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.45 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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