HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Decca) Mozart – Piano Sonatas K311, K330, Fantasia K397 – Haydn – Andante and Variations in F Minor (De Larrocha)


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This disc demonstrates the unique characteristics of De Larrocha’s pianism which made her the beloved musician she became: her flawless sense of rhythm, perfectly judged rubato, beautiful tone, brilliant technique, and her non-excessive tempos. Although some other pianists’ technique is superior to De Larrocha, there’s just something about de Larrocha’s playing that I’ve always found very endearing. Other pianists may be able to play the notes as well as she, but who else invests this music with the unmistakable style which is so instantly recognizable as being De Larrocha after hearing her play only a few bars?

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn
Performer: Alicia De Larrocha
Vinyl 1976
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.98 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 93 – 104 (Dorati)


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These performances have been a mainstay of the classical music world since they were first recorded and released (the recordings were made over a three and a half year period beginning in July 1969 and continuing through December 1972, with the first releases made on LP in 1970). Dorati’s project was just the second to record the complete Haydn symphonies, following Ernst Märzendorfer and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in very limited release on LP and infrequently mentioned today.

Please, pay attention: due to some errors on naming the last four Symphonies 
(101 was actually 103, 102 was actually 104…and vice-versa), 
I uploaded 5 archives with the symphonies 101-104 with the right names now. Please, DL them and replace the old files. Thank you!

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica

Conductor: Antal Dorati

Vinyl 1972
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 6.02 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Joseph Haydn – Missa In Tempore Belli (Kubelik)


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Haydn composed this mass at Eisenstadt in August 1796, at the time of Austria’s general mobilisation into war. Four years into the European war that followed the French Revolution, Austrian troops were doing badly against the French in Italy and Germany, and Austria feared invasion. Reflecting the troubled mood of his time, Haydn integrated references to battle in the Benedictus and Agnus Dei movements. The Mass was first performed on 26 December 1796, in the Piarist Church of Maria Treu in Vienna. Haydn was a deeply religious man, who appended the words “Praise be to God” at the end of every completed score. As Kapellmeister to the Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy, Haydn’s principal duty in the last period of his life, beginning in 1796, was the composition of an annual mass to honour the name day of Prince Nicholas’ wife, Princess Maria Hermenegild, 8 September, the birth of the Blessed Virgin. In a final flowering of his genius, he faithfully completed six magnificent masses (with increasingly larger orchestras) for this occasion. Thus Missa in Tempore Belli was performed at the family church, the Bergkirche, at Eisenstadt on 29 September 1797 ….

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Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Sinfonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Vinyl 1964
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.53 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 88 & 104 (Klemperer)


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Otto Klemperer takes Haydn very seriously. While some might find his approach overly deliberate and lacking in vitality and humor, I find it profound. He recognizes Haydn as the great master whom he was. And the orchestral playing is perfectly balanced and extremely beautiful. The Haydn symphony recordings, with outstanding performances under Otto Klemperer’s baton, have been seen as immortal classics ever since their first release on LPs.

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

Vinyl 1965
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Columbia
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.1 GB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Odyssey) Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 2 – Weber – Konzertstück (Casadesus/Szell)


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This is truly an inspired version of these concertos. Szell and Casadesus work marvellously together to really bring these pieces to life. Casadesus is remarkably short on certain cadenzas, but, while this seems strange at first, the overall effect is to keep the pieces light and radiating a simple beauty. So often these concertos are overburdened with excessive ornamentation that detract from the overall effect of the music. Casadesus manages to ornament beautifully without losing the point of the music. It is brilliantly played and a joy to listen to.

Composer: Franz Liszt, Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Robert Casadesus
Orchestra:  Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Szell
Vinyl 1952 (1978)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Odyssey

DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 362 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 60 & 67 (Dorati)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for continuing the Haydn-Symphonies
Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…


Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati

Vinyl 1971
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca

DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
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Mono HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Vladimir Horowitz – Recordings from 1930-1951


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I give 5 stars for this boxset despite the old recording sound. Sound of piano itself is reasonably well for the day once you are used to the background noise, good enough to convey the subtlty and delicacy of his playing. Prokofiev’s Toccata is still fastest and most exciting on records, verging on super-human. Rachmaninov’s 3rd concerto is the best performance by Horowitz with more argency and intensity than his later recordings. The incandescent account of Liszt Sonata is one of the most compelling and beautiful along side Richter and Pogorelich’s classic accounts. Haydn and Scarlatti sonatas, Beethoven variations, Schumann’s Toccata, Chopin Etudes, Stravinsky’s Petrushka and so much more display Horowitz’ keen sense of tonal colours and mind blowing fluency of playing.

Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Albert Coates
Vinyl 1930-1951
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.74 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 3 (Beaux Arts Trio)

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The first and only recording made of the entire piano trios, performed by the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. Haydn’s piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn’t inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer
: Beaux Arts Trio
Vinyl 1977
Number of discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.66 GB
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Super HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Joseph Haydn/Luigi Boccherini – Cello Concerti (Du Pré/Barenboim)

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Jacqueline du Pré was one of the most outstanding cellist of our time.
It is a great sin, not to know, who she was. Click here ! or you will be damned forever.
When I heard the news that Jacqueline du Pré had passed away – 30 years ago – I was saddened. I’d never met her, or even seen one of her live performances. But I’ve heard her recordings, and completely was absorbed in the way she made her instrument come to life. I was hoping that her music could still stay alive. These old recordings with her husband as Conductor are a great tribute to her love of music and how it speaks to us. I’ve always enjoyed listening to the Haydn Cello Concerti, and the way they are performed with majesty in these recordings will always speak to me
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Composer: Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Jacqueline du Pré

Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Vinyl 1967
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.88 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (Beaux Arts Trio)

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The first and only recording made of the entire piano trios, performed by the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. Haydn’s piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn’t inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer
: Beaux Arts Trio
Vinyl 1977
Number of discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.29 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Joseph Haydn – Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1 (Beaux Arts Trio)

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The first and only recording made of the entire piano trios, performed by the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. Haydn’s piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn’t inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer
: Beaux Arts Trio
Vinyl 1979
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 3.47 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 98 & 101 (Otto Klemperer)

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Otto Klemperer takes Haydn very seriously. While some might find his approach overly deliberate and lacking in vitality and humor, I find it profound. He recognizes Haydn as the great master whom we was. And the orchestral playing is perfectly balanced and extremely beautiful.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Vinyl 196?
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Columbia
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.09 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (The Record Society) Chamber Music – Soloists Of The Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra

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Composer: Michael Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Ignaz Pleyel, Gioacchino Rossini
Performer: Soloists Of The Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
Vinyl 19??
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: The Record Society
DR-Analysis: DR14
Size: 1.03 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 93 – 104 (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection

These performances have been a mainstay of the classical music world since they were first recorded and released (the recordings were made over a three and a half year period beginning in July 1969 and continuing through December 1972, with the first releases made on LP in 1970). Dorati’s project was just the second to record the complete Haydn symphonies, following Ernst Märzendorfer and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, in very limited release on LP and infrequently mentioned today.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 6.02 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (HMV) Joseph Haydn – “Farewell” Symphony – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenades (Menuhin)

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Composer: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Vinyl (1963)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: HMV
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 1.11 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Joseph Haydn – The Salomon (aka London) Symphonies, Nos. 3 & 4 – No. 95 In C Major – No. 96 In D Major (Beecham)

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Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are every bit as fine in every way, thereby making it practically perfect in every way. The playing of the Royal Philharmonic is colorful and immediately responsive to Beecham. Beecham himself is at the peak of his form: stylish, larger-than-life, deeply human, and wonderfully witty. Lawrence Collingswood captures their performances in warm, clear, and vividly colorful sound. And, of course, Haydn’s earlier “Salomon” (aka London) Symphonies are the absolute height of the Viennese High Classical Style: graceful, elegant, tasteful, tuneful, colorful, profoundly musical, and as good and deep and true as the greatest music ever written by anyone anywhere at anytime.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Vinyl (1959)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 833 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 94 & No. 99 (Krips)

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Many thanks to our friend Lemarquis for this record
Great performance of the 94th & 99th by VPO and Krips. Excellent sound and playing, especially from the winds in the 99th. The tempi are perfect.
Josef Krips (1902-1973) was a distinguished conductor of his era, but never held any of the major conducting posts, although e was music director of the London Symphony 1950-1954 and from 1963-1970 led the Buffalo Philharmonic. Krips appeared often at the Metropolitan opera. His recordings include the Beethoven symphonies with the LSO for Everest, the Beethoven piano concertos with Arthur Rubinstein for RCA. Krips also recorded many Mozart symphonies, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings with the Concertgebouw. This new set offers four Haydn symphonies, Schubert’s Symphony 6 and Mendelssohn’s Italian, made with the Vienna Philharmonic and LSO 1948-1957.

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Josef Krips
Vinyl (1958)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 937 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Joseph Haydn – The Nelson Mass – (Marriner)

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The “Missa in Angustiis” (Mass for troubled times) or Nelson Mass (Hob. XXII/11), is one of fourteen masses written by Joseph Haydn. It is one of the six masses written near the end of his life which are, together, now seen as a culmination of Haydn’s liturgical composition. Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”. Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the 1780s. The late sacred works of Haydn are masterworks, influenced by the experience of his London symphonies. They highlight the soloists and chorus while allowing the orchestra to play a prominent role.

R.I.P. Maestro Marriner 🙁

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer: Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Margaret Marshall, Keith Lewis
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden

Conductor: Neville Marriner
Vinyl (1989)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 843 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies 82-92 & Sinfonia Concertante (Dorati)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this fine collection

Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra: Philarmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 5.78 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) Rudolf Serkin Live At Carnegie Hall

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this gem
One of the greatest pianists of all time. His interpretations are deep and sound like the composers’ intentions. Anybody who heard and knew this Master knows that whatever he tackled is today embossed in the Temple of the finest, most honest, keyboard and chamber music ever recorded. No wonder he became Adolf Busch’s son-in-law. His “Republic of Equals” in Marlboro was never really a ‘Republic”–it was his Kingdom (but not Empire). Amazing how his son Peter carried forward this tradition of musical honesty and virtuosity…..

Composer: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
Performer: Rudolf Serkin
Vinyl (1978)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.79 GB
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