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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Jules Massenet – Werther (Carreras, von Stade, Davis)

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Many thanks to Bob for this Goethe gem
Now over 35 years old, this recording inspires in me the same affection and admiration as when I first heard it. Massenet is mildly scorned in some quarters; he had his fair share of flops and sometimes fell into a maudlin mode which smacks of trying too hard to please with easy sentimentality, but I am with Beecham regarding the beauties of his best operas (even if I would not go so far as to make frivolous, disparaging comparisons with Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos…). “Manon”, “Thais” and “Werther” are among my very favourite operatic entertainments for their sheer sumptuousness of sound, coherence as drama and distillation of French elegance.

Composer: Jules Massenet
Performer: José Carreras, Frederica von Stade, Thomas Allen

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Vinyl 1981
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 2.42 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Hector Berlioz – Les Troyens (Davis)

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All thanks for this gem go to our friend from Chicago
This was the first complete (and now there is an even MORE complete Davis recording) set of this wonderful opera. Before Beecham and Davis recorded it, this opera had to undergo a very large-scale demystification process. The myths surrounding this opera were bigger than the opera itself, and nowhere half as noble. Rumor had it that the opera was “impossible”. It is not impossible, and it is certainly not as difficult to stage as any of the Wagner operas. But Berlioz had few real champions, while Wagner had legions. So the “impossible” was really a prejudice, and it took conductors like Beecham, Munch, and Davis to bring Berlioz back from the crypt of obscurity. And what we rediscovered was a titan of music.

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: Josephine Veasey, Jon Vickers, Berit Lindholm
Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Colin Davis
Vinyl 1970
Number of discs: 5
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.86 GB
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Server: FF

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Vinyls 16/44.1 (Decca) Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer (Dorati)


London and Rysanek sung their roles for a long time until London lost the use of one his vocal chords and while singing at the Met. I’ve heard the competition and none measure up to this recording.
Sorry, “only” 16 bit & 44.1 kHz – made for my personal joy many years ago, as i had no mind for HD

Reposted on demand, now with FF links

# Composer: Richard Wagner
# Singer: Leonie Rysanek, Giorgio Tozzi, George London
# Orchestra: Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyls (196o)
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B000023ZF6
# Size:
695 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Gaetano Donizetti – La Fille Du Regiment (Sutherland/Pavarotti)

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# Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Spiro Malas, Monica Sinclair
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1968)
# Number of discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B0000041QJ
# Size: 2.02 GB
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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlos (Domingo/Millnes/Raimondi/Giulini)

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Reposted, now with FF links
The best “Don Carlos” – Domingo/Milnes/Raimondi: GREAT

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B00004VVZP

# Size: 3.73 GB
# Scan: yes
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Audiophile Vinyl (Decca) Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor

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Reposted – now with FF links
With the fabolous dream-quartett Sutherland/
Pavarotti/Milnes/Ghiaurov

# Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
# Performer: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Ghiaurov
# Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor: Richard Bonynge
# Vinyl (1973)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: London (Decca)
# ASIN: B00217A6J0
# Size: 699 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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