Tag Archives: Helen Watts

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Beatrice Et Benedict (Davis)

All thanks for another pearl to complete the Berlioz-Davis-cycle go to Trottar

Dame Janet Baker and Robert Tear lead an outstanding cast in this classic recording of Berlioz’ operatic setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, under the baton of the distinguished Berlioz conductor Sir Colin Davis. Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, the text is by the composer who finished composing the opera in 1862; it was first given its première later that year in Baden-Baden.

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Thomas Allen, Robert Lloyd, Jules Bastin, John Alldis Choir, Helen Watts, Janet Baker, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Robert Tear, Richard Van Allan
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Vinyl 1978
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR 15
Size: 2.0 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

Read more »

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 – Solti

Many thanks to our friend Trottar for another gem
Mahler conducting has moved in a different direction from what we hear on this recording of the Seventh under Solti. Comparison with almost any other famous account — from Bernstein, Abbado, Boulez, or Tennstedt — reveals how extroverted and hyper-energized Solti is. The recording has been engineered for maximum detail, almost x-ray like, and any ambiguous or problematic aspects in the score are charged through, with forward momentum prevailing over anything else.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.67 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

Read more »

Sir Georg Solti / LSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (Dutch pressing)


# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: London
# Size: 24/96kHz (1.53GB) and 16/44.1 (379MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

Read more »