HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Giulini)

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I know, someone here will not agree completely with me, but for me this is
the best LvB’s 5th. In the first movement the DA DA DA DUUUM is in fact soft pedal-ed. Especially the second time it is played: It sounds more like “DAA DUU….DAA DUU”. WHICH IS AWESOME!!! Giulini is doing something DIFFERENT, something Wonderful, which would be stupid if it didn’t TOTALLY work with the way the rest of the first movement is presented. The longer I’m alive, the more I realize that the movements the great composers wrote are complete statements. Giulini makes it clear that the motif that everybody remembers is the least important part, or, actually not that, it’s all important, but that the last minute or so is THE STUFF.
Overall, this is just AMAZING. Criticisms of Giulini are often right on the mark. His Eroica with the same orchestra is almost ridiculous in it’s SLOW deliberateness . This performance is however not slow (except for the second movement, which is still wonderfully played), not soft-edged and not ponderous.
Best EVER transition between the 3rd and 4th movements and the BEST final few seconds.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Vinyl 1982
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 708 MB
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The 3 Tenors in Concert, Los Angeles 1994 (WAV)

The 3 Tenors in Concert, Los Angeles 1994 (WAV)

The 3 Tenors in Concert, Los Angeles 1994 (WAV)

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Composer: Jules Massenet, Federico Moreno Torroba, Richard Rodgers, Augustin Lara
Performer: José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Teldec
ASIN: B000025NZ7
Size: 742 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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Bernstein conducts Bernstein (7 CD box set, FLAC)

Bernstein conducts Bernstein (7 CD box set, FLAC)

Bernstein conducts Bernstein (7 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 7 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00006L76Y
Size: 1.93 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Mehta / LAPO – Holst: The Planets (2LP, ORG 45rpm 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
# Choir: Los Angeles Master Chorale (directed by Roger Wagner)
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1971 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Original Recordings Group / London
# Size: 1.01GB (24/96) + 267MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory / File Post

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Chopin: Complete Edition – The Man and His Music (17 CD box set, APE)

Chopin: Complete Edition - The Man and His Music (17 CD box set, APE)

Chopin: Complete Edition - The Man and His Music (17 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Frederic Chopin, Carlo Maria Giulini, Eliahu Inbal, Kiril Kondrashin, Willem Van Otterloo, et al.
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini, Eliahu Inbal, Kiril Kondrashin, Willem Van Otterloo
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 17 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B00001X58Z
Size: 3.83 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Salonen: Le Sacre du Printemps (APE)

Salonen: Le Sacre du Printemps (APE)

Salonen: Le Sacre du Printemps (APE)

Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN: B000F39M9W
Size: 253 MB
Recovery: +3%
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Mullova: Bartok, Stravinsky – Violin Concertos (APE)

Mullova: Bartok, Stravinsky - Violin Concertos (APE)

Mullova: Bartok, Stravinsky - Violin Concertos (APE)

Performer: Viktoria Mullova
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Composer: Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Philips
ASIN: B000024MOM
Size: 258 MB
Recovery: +3%
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The 20th Century Maestros (40 CD box set, FLAC)

The 20th Century Maestros (40 CD box set, FLAC)

The 20th Century Maestros (40 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 40
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
ASIN: B0000581U3
Size: 8.03 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no
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