Various Artists: The Decca Sound – Mono Years: The Birth of High Fidelity (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

# 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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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Saint-Saens/Lalo/Bruch – Cello Concertos (Fournier)

front-small-boxsetPierre Fournier is an incredible cellist and these performances of the concertos by Saint-Saens and Lalo are magical. Another added bonus to this recording is the inclusion of Bruch’s “Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra”.
Lalo’s concerto is not among my favorite ones, but Fournier is the only cellist who motivates me to listen it. That’s why I recommend you. Because somehow, this Op. seems to have been composed for this memorable artist.

# Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Bruch, Édouard Lalo
# Performer: Pierre Fournier
# Orchestra: Orchestre Lamoureux de Paris
# Conductor:
Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 2.17 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Ciccolini / Martinon / Orchestre de Paris – Ravel: Concerto in D for the Left Hand / Concerto in G (US SQ pressing)


# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
# Performer: Aldo Ciccolini
# Conductor: Jean Martinon
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Angel / EMI
# Size: 822MB (24/96) + 199MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

This was the first time I had heard these compositions. The sound quality is excellent.

The album looked good, but the pressing and/or vinyl condition was another story. I will looking for a cleaner copy of this one. It’s not perfect, but I still highly recommend it.

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