Various Artists: Mercury Living Presence 3 (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Lehár, Imre Kálman, Erno Dohnányi, Emil Waldteufel, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss, Ernest Bloch, Cesar Franck, Arthur Sullivan, Ottorino Respighi, Charles Gounod, Richard Wagner
# Orchestras: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble
# Conductors: Antal Doráti, Howard Hanson, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12, DR 15, DR 13
# Label: Mercury | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.24GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.42GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Leo Delibes – Coppélia – Complete Ballet Music (Dorati)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Stunning sound here, my friends (Mercury recording). The instruments used, especially the effect of the mechanical Coppelia is life like and so real. Antal Dorati is – no doubt – one of the best ballet conductors. One of the most frequent oblivions in which many people tend to fall and overlook is the extraordinary vision and distinctive refinement of Dorati as ballet interpreter. As a matter of fact, while Stokowoski and Fistoulari commanded in this sense the idiosyncratic supremacy, Dorati with very low profile achieved important musical triumphs with the genre of the classical ballet. Distinctness, limpid intonation, textures, harmonies and expressiveness were some of the most important elements you will realize at the moment to listen him.

Composer: Leo Delibes
Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1959)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.65 GB
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Doráti / MSO – Respighi: Roman Festivals – Church Windows (mono, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Ottorino Respighi
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Igor Stravinsky – Petrouchka (Dorati)

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“Together with Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ , Ravel’s ‘Daphnis and Chloë’ and the Tchaikovsky dance masterpieces ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘The Nutcracker’, this disc of Stravinsky’s Petrouchka takes its place among the series of definitive recorded documentations of ballet masterpieces undertaken by Antal Dorati and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for Mercury Living Presence.

# Composer: Igor Stravinsky
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1955)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.3 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Mercury) Richard Strauss – “Rosenkavalier”-Suite/Till Eulenspiegen (Dorati)

front-small-boxsetThousand thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
In this one superlative disk you can hear why Dorati was considered one of Strauss’s greatest interpreters. Throughout his career, from the days of the Ballet Russe in the ’30s and ’40s to the Detroit Symphony recordings of the ’70s and ’80s, Dorati followed Strauss scholarship closely and shared his admiration of Strauss with audiences in stunning and communicative performances. These are from his Minneapolis years and the performances are knockouts. The maestro plays fair by the composer, but there’s an almost operatic type of scene organization that allows him to build drama and lead us through the ebbs and tides of Straussian psychology.

Audiophile factor: High

# Composer: Richard Strauss
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1958)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Mercury
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.37 GB
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HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Mercury) Antonin Dvorak – The Slavonic Dances (Dorati)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these gems
Antal Dorati recorded the Slavonic Dances complete at least three times, and this set is the best of the lot. A superb orchestral trainer, he had the Minneapolis Symphony playing at a very high level, and his interpretation is one of the most exciting around: ferociously rhythmic, with brilliant contributions from winds, brass, and percussion. Mercury’s sound is similarly razor sharp, up close, and personal. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Bedric Smetana
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 868 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

Franklin Mint 100 Greatest Recordings of All Time (100 LP box set, 24 bit / 96 kHz, FLAC)

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Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
Size: 78.1 GB
Recovery: +3%
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Antal Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – 1812 Overture / Capriccio Italien (180g vinyl pressing)

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# Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1959 / 2012)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 16
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 852MB (24/96) + 224MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the 2012 Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set…
Prepare to be blown away.

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Skrowaczewski: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet – Ballet Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski
# Vinyl (1965 / 2004)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner
# Size: 1.12GB (24/96) + 288MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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Byron Janis / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra – Pictures At An Exhibition (Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner, 2LP – 33/45rpm, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Modest Moussorgsky
# Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Performer: Byron Janis
# Vinyl (1959 / 1961 / 2005)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Mercury Living Presence / Speakers Corner
# Size: 1.41GB (24/96) + 357MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

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