Tag Archives: Lorin Maazel

Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique (Maazel)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. The HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound and you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy!

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

Vinyl 1982
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (Tracks)
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.76 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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Brutal Hi-End HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Igor Stravinsky – La Sacre Du Printemps (Maazel)


The eternal question: Why does a digital recording sound much better, when played from vinyl, compared to the CD? Indeed, this is fact on almost all recordings. But in this case, Telarc used the full benefits of the master tapes (“only” 16 bit & 50 kHz its time), that were played in the full range, not beeing reduced to 44.1 kHz for the CD-norm. Compare this rip with the rip I posted with Maestro Karajan: both are beautiful performances, but when the HiFi-sound becomes a Hi-End-sound, you remain speechless and want to hear it again and again. Enjoy! Take care in the 2nd Part, after 7 minutes, when the “famous” eleven drum hits come to your ears.

You are warned: take care of your amp and (more) of your speakers. Don’t play it too loud, until you know, how loud you can get it. Telarc’s timpani and bass drum are terrific!

Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Vinyl 1980

Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Telarc
DR-Analysis: DR 17
Size: 1.23 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Franco Alfano – Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky; Michal Znaniecki, Patrick Fournillier) (2009,opera,DVD9)

Franco Alfano - Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky; Michal Znaniecki, Patrick Fournillier) (2009,opera,DVD9)

Franco Alfano – Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky; Michal Znaniecki, Patrick Fournillier) (2009,opera,DVD9)

Composer:Franco Alfano
Performer:Plácido Domingo
Orchestra:Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Conductor:Patrick Fournillier
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size: 7.8 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Bizet – Carmen (Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham) (1984,film-Opera,DVD5)

Bizet - Carmen (Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham) (1984,film-Opera,DVD5)

Bizet – Carmen (Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham) (1984,film-Opera,DVD5)

Composer:Bizet
Performer:Plácido Domingo
Orchestra:Orchestre National de France
Conductor:Lorin Maazel
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD
Size:4.34 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Server: florenfile

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Brutal Hi-End Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition (Maazel)

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A heartly “thank you” to our friend Mats for this gift
Ihmo this is one of the very very few performances (if not the only one) that comes very close to the millenium-recording by Fritz Reiner from 1958. Perfect in any way: tempi, coordination, dramatical atmosphere, sound. Don’t ask me why a digital production, presumably made with 16bit/44.1kHz technology, sounds ways better from vinyl than from CD. I don’t know. Try and believe.

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Telarc
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
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Size: 1.51 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
leFactory
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Franco Alfano – Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky;Michal Znaniecki,Patrick Fournillier) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Franco Alfano - Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky;Michal Znaniecki,Patrick Fournillier) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Franco Alfano – Cyrano de Bergerac (Plаcido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky;Michal Znaniecki,Patrick Fournillier) (2007,Opera,BDRip)

Composer:Franco Alfano
Performer:Plácido Domingo
Orchestra:Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Conductor:Patrick Fournillier
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format: BDRip
Label:Naxos
Size:10.71 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes
Subtitles:English ,French, Spanish
Server: florenfile

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Giacomo Puccini – Turandot (Carreras/Marton/Ricciarelli)

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Many thanks to our friend Bob for this gem

This strikingly-staged production of Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot” was filmed with the Vienna State Opera under the direction of Loren Maazal in 1983. Set on a spare stage with a single ascending staircase rising up to Turandot’s chambers, and with sumptuous, impressionistic costuming, the production allows…

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: José Carreras, Eva Marton, Katia Ricciarelli,
# Orchestra:   Vienna State Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1984)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR: 17
# Size: 2.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini - Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San,Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San,Yasuko Hayashi, Peter Dvorksy, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Giorgio Zancanaro, Lorin Maazel,Keita Asari) (2009,Opera,DVD9)

Composer:Puccini
Performer:Keita Asari
Orchestra:Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Conductor:Lorin Maazel
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
Server: datafile

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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Franz Schubert – Symphonies No. 5 & 6 (Maazel)

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Almost a wonder to have found this 1st pressing in EX quality for 50 Cents on a flea market.

Rare repertoire from a major conductor in the early Sixties. Treading into prime Beecham territory, Maazel turns out to be terrific, full of energy and force but also delicate when called for, only lacking Beecham’s unique affability in this music. The Berliners play much better than Beecham’s post-war Royal Phil., however, I hear spontaneity and verve (admittedly, some movements, like the finale of the Fourth Sym., go at a breathless Presto). If Maazel had kept evolving, he would have replaced Guido Cantelli, whose propulsive neo-Tosanini style was close to this.

# Composer: Franz Schubert 
# Orchestra:  Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# ASIN: B0017MU68Q
# Size: 935 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

 

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (CBS) Giacomo Puccini – La Rondine (Te Kanawa/Domingo/Maazel)

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Thank you BOB my friend, the perfect fitting work for a last hug to the GRANDE MAESTRO Maazel on his last travel. R.I.P.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Lorin Maazel
# Vinyls (1983)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (tracks)
# Label: CBS
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# ASIN: B0000025QJ
# Size: 1.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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