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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Sheffield Lab) Richard Wagner – Music From Operas (Leinsdorf)

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Audiophile gem (limited edition, direct-to-disc) from my own collection
The Sheffield/Leinsdorf sessions are well known among audiophiles, as they were originally recorded direct to disc, with a master tape safety backup. The frequency bandwidth is  exceptional. The performances of these Wagner selections are excellent. Sheffield Lab has been out of business for a few years, so I’d recommend that you grab this while it’s still available. Sheffield direct-to-disc recordings were THE hot demo records in every audio salon. After suffering through countless listening sessions featuring Lincoln Mayorga, Harry James, and Dave Grusin, I was thrilled when Sheffield actually released an orchestral recording–Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of excerpts from Wagner’s operas. Great music in great sound!

Composer: Richard Wagner
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Vinyl (1978)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Sheffield Lab
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 1.19 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Holst: The Planets – Los Angeles Philharmonic: Zubin Mehta (Decca/Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Holst
# Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
# Vinyl (1971 / 1998)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca/Speakers Corner
# Size: 967MB (24/96) + 231MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

One of my favorite versions of The Planets, this was a particularly difficult album to clean up, due to all the extremely quiet passages. Still, I think it came out pretty well.

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