HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella-Suite/Dumbarton Oaks/8 Instrumental Miniatures (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)

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Many thanks to our friend RifRaf for this rarity
It’s nice to hear the Pulcinella performed outside of its suite format, and this record offers the whole ballet score. I can’t compare it to other recordings, but the sound here is crisp and distinct, and the vocal soloists generally add to the vibrant harmonies of the small orchestra, rather than detract. Pulcinella is Stravinsky’s departure, so to speak, from his early modernist blockbusters like Rite and Petrushka, and his genesis in the neoclassical. A great piece of art.
The record also offers another of his later works, a piece that supposedly tried to emulate Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, but seems to me more modernist than neoclassical. All in all, this is a good addition to Pulcinella.
The record closes by playing some of the original 18th century chamber music from which Stravinsky made his Pulcinella.

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Vinyl (1987)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 900 MB
Scan: yes
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Various Artists: The Decca Sound – Mono Years: The Birth of High Fidelity (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Perez Turina, Edouard Lalo, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov
# Orchestras: L’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductors: Ernest Ansermet, Erich Kleiber, Eduard van Beinum, Ataulfo Argenta, Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 11, DR 12, DR 13, DR 13
# Label: Decca | 478 8027
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (8.28GB), 24-bit/96kHz (4.02GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.05GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Nonesuch) Igor Stravinsky – Music For Piano (Noel Lee)

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Noël Lee (December 25, 1924 – July 15, 2013) was an American classical pianist and composer.
Born in 1924 in Nanjing, China, Lee studied music in Lafayette, Indiana, then attended Harvard University, studying with Walter Piston, Irving Fine, and Tillman Merritt and was also a student at the Longy School of Music in the early 1940s. Following World War II, he traveled to Paris where he studied music with Nadia Boulanger and was a friend of Douglas Allanbrook. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal, and film music. In addition, he completed several unfinished piano works by Franz Schubert, and composed cadenzas for piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. He was also well known for his piano accompaniment.


Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Noel Lee
Vinyl (1968)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Nonesuch
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 805 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Ansermet / OSR – Stravinsky: Petrouchka (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca | 478 7464
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Igor Stravinsky – Petrouchka (Dorati)

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“Together with Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ , Ravel’s ‘Daphnis and Chloë’ and the Tchaikovsky dance masterpieces ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘The Nutcracker’, this disc of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka takes its place among the series of definitive recorded documentations of ballet masterpieces undertaken by Antal Dorati and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for Mercury Living Presence.

# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1955)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.3 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Igor Stravinsky – Concerto For 2 Pianos/Scenes from Petrushka (Labeque Sisters)

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I cannot remember if the Labeque Sisters made me forget of the Pekinel Twins…or it was viceversa? Saw them all four and still love them all four.

# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Performer: Katia & Marielle Labeque
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 618 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Ansermet / OSR – Stravinsky: Symphony in C – Symphony in Three Movements (Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1961 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Speakers Corner / Decca | SXL 2237
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.1GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.06GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (292MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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High-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Acousence) Igor Stravinsky – La Sacre Du Printemps (Darlington)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: Duisburger Philarmoniker
# Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
# Vinyl (2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (tracks)
# Label: Acousence
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: 00079061RU
# Size: 1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic – Le Sacre du Printemps (2013, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1958 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Sony Classical | 88765469152
# Size: 752MB (24/96) + 201MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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Riccardo Muti / The Philadelphia Orchestra – Pictures at an Exhibition / The Firebird (Suite, 1919) (Hi-Q Records, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1960 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hi-Q Records | HIQLP013
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 261MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Another outstanding release from Hi-Q records. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original analog master tapes, and featuring the original artwork.

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