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20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)
20th Century Masterpieces (16 CD box set, APE)

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Number of Discs: 16 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B001DCQJUY
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Franco Corelli – The Unknown Recordings (WAV)

Franco Corelli - The Unknown Recordings (WAV)
Franco Corelli – The Unknown Recordings (WAV)

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Composer: Alfredo Catalani, Charles Gounod, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet
Performer: Franco Corelli
Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Franco Ferraris, Eduardo Pedrazzoli
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B0000CG8EY
Size: 452 MB
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Emil Gilels – Complete EMI Recordings (9 CD box set, FLAC)

EMI Icon: Emil Gilels - Complete EMI Recordings (9 CD box set, FLAC)
EMI Icon: Emil Gilels - Complete EMI Recordings (9 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 9 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B003D0ZNXS
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Boult: Williams – The Complete Symphonies (8 CD box set)

Boult: Williams - The Complete Symphonies (8 CD box set)
Boult: Williams – The Complete Symphonies (8 CD box set)

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 8 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
ASIN: B00004YA0V
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Sir Adrian Boult – From Bach to Wagner (11 CD box set, APE)

Sir Adrian Boult - From Bach to Wagner (11 CD box set, APE)
Sir Adrian Boult – From Bach to Wagner (11 CD box set, APE)

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Number of Discs: 11 CD box set
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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)

Vinyl LP
Number of Discs: 100 LP box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+m3u)
Label: Franklin Mint
ASIN: B0040BHKRQ
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Columbia) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 88 & 104 (Klemperer)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this black gold
Otto Klemperer takes Haydn very seriously. While some might find his approach overly deliberate and lacking in vitality and humor, I find it profound. He recognizes Haydn as the great master whom he was. And the orchestral playing is perfectly balanced and extremely beautiful. The Haydn symphony recordings, with outstanding performances under Otto Klemperer’s baton, have been seen as immortal classics ever since their first release on LPs.

Composer: Joseph Haydn

Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

Vinyl 1965
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Columbia
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.1 GB
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Barbirolli / NPO – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (original UK pressing, 2LP)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
# Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: His Master’s Voice | ASD 2518-9
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.62GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.81GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (478MB)
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ‎- Elijah (Frühbeck De Burgos)

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All thanks for this go to Bob
I love this beautifully performed version of Elijah. The pace was compelling with great balance between the admirable group of soloists and the outstanding chorus. I would strongly take issue with those who criticize Fischer Diskau whose performance was both lyrical and powerful. I am sure his accent is no worse than Mendelsson’s was!
This recording is in every way wonderful. Starting with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He IS Elijah to me. His singing is perfection. He has amazing phrasing and his diction makes it possible to understand the lovely, inspired libretto to this heavenly music. There are so many pieces that are ephemeral. Fischer-Dieskau does a great job of what I think of as compassionate, heartfelt singing. His interpretation sounds like the voice of God himself. It has a quality of kindness and yet he sounds just as convincing reprimanding the people of Baal. He is the true highlight of this recording.
That said, the rest of the cast is wonderful as well. Gwyneth Jones has a lovely, silvery voice that has a clarion bell-like tone that rings over the large orchestra with ease. She has occasional “misfire” but is a consistent performer. Dame Janet Baker and Nicolai Gedda both perform at a consistently lovely level. The orchestra and chorus are both wonderful.

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performer:
Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir, New Philharmonia Chorus
OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
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Various Artists: Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Antonin Dvořák, Bernard Herrmann, Georges Bizet, Miklós Rózsa, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff, Xian Xinghai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: New Philharmonia Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductors: Antal Dorati, Bernard Herrmann, Charles Münch, Miklós Rózsa, Leopold Stokowski, Elgar Howarth
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13, DR 12, DR 12, DR 13, DR 12, DR 11
# Label: Phase 4 / Decca | 00289 479 1387
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.5GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.84GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.56GB)
# Recovery: 5%
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From the Decca website:

In the 1960s Decca pioneered the use of a multi 10-channel console mixer which created recordings with an unprecedented sense of spatial realism and movement – Phase 4 Stereo. Following in the footsteps of Decca’s highly-successful label heritage sets (The Decca Sound, Mercury Living Presence), this generous selection of the very best of Phase 4 promises to amaze a new generation of fans.

Two of the titles included in the set are on the TAS List – the Holy Grail of vinyl fidelity. This is a list of recordings recommended by The Absolute Sound magazine under the direction of Harry Pearson. Those two titles are The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann and Miklós Rózsa: Music From Ben Hur.

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