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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-Vinyls 24/96 (Erato) Isaac Albeniz – Iberia, Vol. 3, 4 (De Larrocha)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these magnificent pearls
Note: Maybe you miss Vol. 1 & 2? Some years before, the two volumes were called “Iberia” Vol. 1 and 2,  released as single records. Then, years later the two “Iberia” Volumes were integrated in a cycle of four LPs, named Works For Piano (L’Oeuvre Pour Piano) with a different cover.
These recordings are of truly top notch piano playing which undeniably surpasses either of Larrocha’s other two recordings of Iberia because of it’s supreame technical mastery, rhythmic vitality and corloristic wizardry and ease of these fiendishly difficult, yet beautiful works. Complaints about sound quality in this recording are irrelevant, especially since it is not that pronounced. Besides, one who listens to the great recordings of Cortot, Rachmaninov, Hoffman, etc. knows the value of the actual performance over the sound quality.

Composer: Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha

Vinyl (1968-69)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Erato
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.88 GB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Erato) Isaac Albeniz – Iberia, Vol. 1, 2 (De Larrocha)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these magnificent pearls
Note: Some years later, the two volumes of “Iberia” were integrated in a cycle of four LPs, named Works For Piano (L’Oeuvre Pour Piano) with a different cover. Maybe you see them named that way. They are identical with these two.
These recordings are of truly top notch piano playing which undeniably surpasses either of Larrocha’s other two recordings of Iberia because of it’s supreame technical mastery, rhythmic vitality and corloristic wizardry and ease of these fiendishly difficult, yet beautiful works. Complaints about sound quality in this recording are irrelevant, especially since it is not that pronounced. Besides, one who listens to the great recordings of Cortot, Rachmaninov, Hoffman, etc. knows the value of the actual performance over the sound quality.

Composer: Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha

Vinyl (1962-63)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Erato
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.57 GB
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Super Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Foné) Il Cremonese Antonio Stradivari (Salvatore Accardo)

front-small-boxsetPlease welcome another  audiophile super-label: Fonè
I have read so much about the Italian super-label Fonè, so I thought, is time to hear the records, that so many HiFi lovers would never sell or give away. But I never expected it would be this hard to get the pearls that Signor Giulio Cesare Ricci (called Signoricci by the fans) produces, 100% analogue and very limited to 496 copies. Don’t ask me, why the hell 496 and not 500 😀  Finally I had luck and could get my hands on three of these black gold nuggets and….WOW ! My expectations weren’t disappointed.
Concerning this recording, I seldom heard the Stradivari as if it was played in my livingroom just for me. You can hear the violin breathing…
Audiophile factor: very high!

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Cécile Chaminade, Felix Mendelsshon, Fritz Kreisler, Isaac Albeniz, Johannes Brahms, Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov, Peter Tchaikovsky
# Performer: Laura Manzini, Salvatore Accardo
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Vinyl 2010(2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Foné

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (RCA) Julian Bream plays Granados & Albeniz

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Thank you very much Jean-Luc
Another superb recording in every aspect, that’s for sure. I start to think, JB was really the best guitarrist of our time.

# Composer: Enrique Granados, Isaac Albeniz
# Performer: Julian Bream
# Vinyls (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.34 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Pepe Romero plays Famous Compositions for Guitar

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Every now and then I like to hear to a Spanish guitar being strummed like there is no tomorrow. I came across the vinyl version of this 1977 collection of compositions that fully delivers. As if there may be a necessity, Pepe Romero shows in his humbleness, that he’s one of the greatest guitar players in the world.

# Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tárrega, Antonio Lauro, Isaac Albéniz, Julio Sagreras, Fernando Sor
# Performer: Pepe Romero
# Vinyls (197?)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.69 GB
# Scan: yes
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