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Toscanini / NSO – Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Franck: Psyché and Eros (mono, US pressing)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Cesar Franck
# Orchestras: NBC Symphony Orchestra
# Conductors: Arturo Toscanini
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: RCA Red Seal | LM 1838
# Size: Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.13GB), 24-bit/96kHz (723MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (186MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

There’s no such thing as too many versions of Pictures at an Exhibition, right?

Surprisingly deep bass on this album – timid woofers beware!

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (MFSL) Debussy/ Ravel – La Mer/Prélude À L’après-midi D’un Faune/Boléro (Karajan)

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Many thanks to my friend Mats for this audiophile gift
What makes Karajan such a superb French conductor isn’t just precision and clarity, two virtues we associate with this genre, but his poetic imaginaiton. Where Boulez is crystalline and sparkling in La Mer, Karajan is romantic and delicate. He expresses the music in long sweeps of feeling, but each bar is full of color and nuance. As familiar as La Mer is, to go beyond mere scene-painting (wind, waves, foam, etc.) is difficult. To my ears, Karajan’s interpretation rises to the very top, but you must be able to open your ears to it, since this isn’t Munch-Ansermet-Boulez.

# Composer: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: MFSL
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
# Size: 1.88 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Telarc) Maurice Ravel – Bolero/Daphne Et Chloé (Slatkin)

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Reposted with FF links
If you ever wanted to buy a new HiFi-Equipment, because you can’t see your actual one anymore, this is the right time: turn on your volume knob and wait for the police 😉 By the way, the works on this recordings are excellent.

# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Telarc
# DR-Analysis:
DR: 14
# Size: 688 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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High-End HD-Vinyls 192/24 (Analogue Productions 200g) Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures At An Exhibition (Reiner)

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Almost no post-processing, so you can say, this rip is raw…and has a better DR (12)
Brand new vinyl, played here for the 1st time
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the mother of all „Pictures“ recordings. At today, no other „Pictures“ production was able to beat Maestro Reiner and his Chicago Symphony Orchestra: good speed, real dramatical atmosphere, perfect tempo and a magnificent sound. This Analogue Productions Reissue on 200g is the best sounding version I ever heard.

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1957/2013)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: RCA/Analogue Productions
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD:
B00IS994MA
# Size: 1.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Reiner / CSO ‎– Pictures at an Exhibition (200g, Analogue Productions)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Fritz Reiner
# Vinyl (1957 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Analogue Productions / RCA Living Stereo | AAPC 2201 / LSC-2201
# Size: 24/96kHz (730MB) and 16/44.1 (177MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Another outstanding Living Stereo release from Analogue Productions…

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Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra: Carlo Rizzi – Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye (180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
# Vinyl (2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Tacet
# Size: 661MB (24/96) + 159MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: FileFactory, FilePost

My first classical rip with the new cartridge and preamp!

The companion piece to oréloB. Yet another beautifully recorded album from Tacet…

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Riccardo Muti / The Philadelphia Orchestra – Pictures at an Exhibition / The Firebird (Suite, 1919) (Hi-Q Records, 180g pressing)

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# Composers: Modest Moussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
# Conductor: Riccardo Muti
# Vinyl (1960 / 2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Hi-Q Records | HIQLP013
# Size: 1GB (24/96) + 261MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

Another outstanding release from Hi-Q records. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original analog master tapes, and featuring the original artwork.

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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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Cluytens / PCO – The Complete Orchestral Works of Maurice Ravel (180g, 4LP box set)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
# Conductor: André Cluytens
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: EMI Testament
# Size: 3.81GB (24/96) + 996MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Testament has revived this classic title from the EMI catalog using only the original EMI master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.

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Super HD-Vinyl 192/24 (DGG) Antonin Dvorak – Violin Concerto – (Edith Peinemann) {2nd Edition on Tulip Label}

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This is a sensation – You never saw or heard this in your life
Peinemann made only 4-5 recordings – this rare record is Near Mint

Like the recordings of Erica Morini are very rare & expensive, also Edith Peinemann’s are ultra rare to find (in excellent condition).
The only little difference: Peinemann is – IHMO – better.

# Composer: Anton Dvorak, Maurice Ravel
# Performer: Edith Peinemann
# Orchestra: Tschechische Philharmonie Prag
# Conductor: Peter Maag
# Vinyl (1966)

# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 1.51 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory


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Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra: Carlo Rizzi – Ravel: oréloB (180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
# Vinyl (2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Tacet
# Size: 550MB (24/96) + 135MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: FileFactory, FilePost

Much more than just a gimmick, this album boasts outstanding sound quality and stellar performances. See the information from the label below for more details on the production.

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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Philips) Shostakovich/Ravel – Piano Concertos (Bernstein)

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Don’t be surprised by the not-as-good-as-normally quality of the sound – this is a Columbia recording from 1959. Philips, sonically ways superior than CBS, was here only the distributor.
When you hear to the 2nd mov. of Shostakovich’s concerto, don’t forget to breath…that beautiful it is.

# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich, Maurice Ravel
# Performer: Leonard Bernstein
# Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyls (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 10
# Size: 411 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Denon) Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures At An Exhibition (Fremaux)

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Please consider these “Pictures…” to be another pearl to add to your pearls chain of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures…”

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel
# Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Louis Fremaux
# Vinyls (1972/1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Denon
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: never on CD
# Size: 877 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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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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Various Artists: Legendary Virtuoso Performances (red vinyl, Franklin Mint pressing)

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# Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Modest Moussorgsky
# Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
# Performers: NBC Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Horowitz
# Vinyl (1945/46 | 1950 | 1947 | 1953)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society – Records 45 and 46 of 100
# Size: 2.17GB (24/96) + 552MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

Each of the library cases in this 100LP collection has a title or theme to it. Volume 45 & 46 is entitled “Legendary Virtuoso Performances”. Three of the performances (Mozart: Symphony No. 41 In C Major “Jupiter”, Debussy: La Mer, and Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition) are by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The other is a solo performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by Vladimir Horowitz.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, feel free to add them to the comments. Please include the album numbers from the master list with your requests.

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