Ansermet / OSR – Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, Overture from “Prince Igor” (Speakers Corner / London, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Alexander Borodin
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1954 / 1996)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Speakers Corner / London | CS 6126
# Size: 1.1GB (24/96) + 308MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Ravel/Berlioz – Scheherazade/Nuits d’été

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Oh friends, what a wonderful and delicate work
Reposted, now with FF links
Régine Crespin was an artist of sensitivity, breathtaking vocal effects and one who knew when to step offstage to spend the remainder of her luminous career teaching younger singer her craft. Gone 2007, aged 80, she’s still missed, but for those who treasure her memory, this recording is a must.

# Composer: Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Règine Crespin
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)

# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN: B000FG5PHM

# Size: 938 MB
# Scan: yes

# Server: FileFactory
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Ansermet / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – L’Enfant Et Les Sortileges (180g pressing, from the 6LP box set)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Choir: The Motet Choir of Geneva
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1955 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca | SXL 2400
# Size: 868MB (24/96) + 232MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

The first album in the second Decca Sound 6LP box set.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (London/Decca) Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird Complete Ballet (Ansermet)

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Got this marvellous London Blue Back for “an apple and an egg” somewhen from ebay – is ultra-expensive on Decca (SXL 2017)
Due to few reported errors on unpacking the archives, I made new archives – if yours from May 2013 work well, you don’t need these new rars.

# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor:
Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1955)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# ASIN:
B000004242
# Size: 850 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Jaques Offenbach – The Tales Of Hoffmann (Sutherland/Domingo)

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This is the first of many recordings that attempts to return this opera–which the composer left unfinished at his death–to something more in line with what he envisioned. While it may work in the theater, it seems fitful on record, particularly with spoken dialogue. The cast, with Plácido Domingo in the title role and Joan Sutherland playing all four heroines, has long made this recording a first-choice Hoffmann among some critics.

# Composer: Jaques Offenbach
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Gabriel Bacquier, Huguette Tourangeau, Margarita Lilova, Paul Plishka, Placido Domingo
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge

# Vinyl (1972)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000041RR

# Size: 2.88 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Ansermet / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Rimsky-Korsakov Program (US pressing, mono)

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# Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (year of release unknown, CM 9186)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: London
# Size: 24/96kHz (863MB) and 16/44.1 (223MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: FileFactory, FilePost

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Peter Tchaikowsky – The Nutcracker (Ansermet)

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For Mr. Whatever
New rip with the new ADC/DAC and the new Phono Amp Pro-Ject RS

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1958)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B0000041VZ

# Size: 1.67 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Ansermet / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – The Sleeping Beauty (Speakers Corner, 3LP box set, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1959 / 2011)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Speakers Corner / Decca
# Size: 24/96kHz (2.76GB) and 16/44.1 (786MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

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Ansermet / Crespin / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Ravel: “Shéhérazade” / Berlioz: “Les Nuits d’Eté” (Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Performer: Regine Crespin
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1964 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 939MB (24/96) + 244MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Ernest Ansermet: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande – Stravinsky – Petrushka (Decca / Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1993)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 721MB (24/96) + 175MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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