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Falla – The Three Cornered Hat (Ansermet, L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Berganza) {ORG; US Reissue, Remaster, 2LP, 45rpm; HiRes}+ Redbook

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.This timeless gem is performed by L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

This is a performance to be known as ‘one of the greats.’ The composition, Three-Cornered Hat was premiered by Ansermet, and with its lively rhythms, subtle narratives, dynamic development, and vivid contrast and tone-colors, this version is a masterly performance that none other appears able to exceed. The performance illustrates an ethnic taste that is rich in wild beauty in a truly vivid and dynamic way, while highlighting the lyricism of Falla’s music in a sophisticated, uncompromising manner. The solo singing by the young Berganza is also worth listening to.

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Composer: Manuel De Falla
Orchestra:  L’Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
Conductor: Ernest Ansemet
Label: Original Recordings Group, London Records
VinylRelase Date:  2011
Number of LPs: 2
Vinyl Format : 12 Inch, 180g Pressing, 45RPM
Format: Flac
Resolution: 24/96 + 16/44 downsample
Size: 881MB / 259MB
Scans: yes
Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (EMI) Nights In The Gardens Of Spain/Harpsichord Concerto (Soriano/De Burgos)

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Audiophile reissue from the 90s (180g, limited edition) from my own collection
Spanish critics have long hailed Gonzalo Soriano’s two recordings of Nights in the Gardens of Spain–this one from 1962 and an earlier effort with Ataulfo Argenta–as among the finest readings of the score ever committed to disc. It’s easy to see why. Soriano brings to bear a conception that is firm, detailed, and energetic and plays the piece with real flair. His partner on the podium, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, only 28 years old when the recording was made, sparks a magnificent account from the Paris Conservatory Orchestra: masculine, evocative, and glowingly ardent. For this most impressionistic of Falla’s scores, it’s an ideal sound.

Composer: Manuel De Falla
Performer: Gonzalo Soriano
Orchestra: Orchestre De La Socité Des Concerts Du Conservatoire
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl (1963)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 1.55 GB
Scan: yes
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Yepes / Soriano / Argenta / ONE – Concierto De Aranjuez / Noches En Los Jardines De España (original Spanish pressing)

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# Composers: Joaquin Rodrigo, Manuel de Falla
# Orchestra: Orquesta Nacional de España
# Conductor: Ataulfo Argenta
# Performers: Narciso Yepes, Gonzalo Soriano
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Columbia Records | SCLL 14000
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.8GB), 24-bit/96kHz (901MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (237MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

This album was donated several months ago and I foolishly let it sit all this time without ripping it. Don’t make the same mistake I did and pass this one by. Grab it right now.

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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/96 (BIS) Gunilla von Bahr (Flute), Diego Blanco (Guitar)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to Mats for this rare gem of the swedish audiophile label BIS
Gunilla von Bahr and Diego Blanco are two legendary Swedish label BIS artists who give us various written works of Scandinavian origin for these beautiful musical instruments such as the flute and classical guitar. Beautiful work of Eberhard Werdin where the instruments mentioned are brilliantly accompanied by the Stockholm Chamber Ensemble. Also include adapted works for flute and guitar of Carulli, Villa-Lobos, Laurindo Almeida and other work of interesting virtuosity and the Suite for flute of Gunnar Hahn, intense and beautiful. Two artist with beautiful sound and fine interpretation.

Audiophile factor: Very High!

# Composer: Eberhard Werdin, Emile Desportes, Fernando Carulli, François-Joseph Gossec, Gunnar Hahn, Heinrich Aloys Präger, Laurindo Almeida, Manuel De Falla,
# Performer: Gunilla von Bahr, Diego Blanco
, Jan-Olav Wedin
# Orchestra: Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
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Vinyl 1976
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: BIS

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.01 GB
# Scan: Yes

# Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Falla/Rodrigo – Nights In The Gardens Of Spain/’Aranjuez’ Guitar Concerto (Yepes/Soriano/Argenta)

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TAS-listed, very desirable item, from the golden age of Decca’s sound engeneering.

# Composer: Joaquín Rodrigo, Manuel de Falla
# Performer: Narciso Yepes, Gonzalo Soriano
# Orchestra: National Orchestra Of Spain
# Conductor: Ataulfo Argenta
# Vinyl (1958/59)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Label: EMI
# ASIN: never released on CD
# Size: 924 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyl 96/24 (Crystal Clear) Walter Süssking cond. Prokofiev/Ravel/De Falla

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Rare & desirable record direct-to-disc by super label Crystal Clear
Reposted, now on FF

# Composer: Sergej Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Manuel De Falla
# Orchestra: London Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Walter Süsskind
# Vinyl (1978)
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Crystal Clear
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
never on CD
# Size: 589 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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