Tchaikovsky / Szell: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36 (Franklin Mint pressing, red vinyl)

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# Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: Alexander Brailowsky
# Conductor: George Szell
# Vinyl (1962 / 1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Franklin Mint Record Society | Record 39 of 100
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.60GB), 24-bit/96kHz (834MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (222MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything from the Franklin Mint classical collection, so I figured it’s time to do something about that. This one is by request.

As always, if anyone has requests for other titles in this set, please add them to the comments or PM me directly.

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Various Artists – The Originals: Legendary Recordings from the Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Holst, Carl Orff, Richard Strauss, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra,
# Conductors: Claudio Abbado, William Steinberg, Eugen Jochum, Herbert von Karajan, Jewgenij Mrawinskij
# Vinyl (2014)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 3760
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (11.6GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.83GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.46GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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This is one of the best classical box sets I’ve heard. Outstanding performances, stunning sound quality, and perfect pressings. Enjoy!

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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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Digital Files 24/88.2 (Zenph) Sergei Rachmaninov Plays

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I received as a gift, from a friend, lovefully restored files (not vinyl sourced, you will understand, why not)of recordings made by the greatest pianist ever lived: Sergei Rachmaninov. The recordings are from 1921-1942, in 24/88.2 and with stunning sound. Enjoy!

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, Fritz Kreisler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Vinyl (1921-42)
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 353 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Argerich / Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Claudio Abbado
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 15, DR 14, DR 15, DR 14, DR 14, DR 16
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 4548
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (12.0GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.96GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.44GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Absolutely STUNNING sound quality on this box set!

Especially LP6!!

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Ansermet / OSR – Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete ballet) (Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1959 / 1995)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Speakers Corner / Decca | SXL 2092/93
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.41GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.73GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (475MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory / File Post

There are countless performances of The Nutcracker out there. This one has always been my favorite. Excellent performance, superb sound quality. What more can you ask for? If you’ve been looking for a copy of The Nutcracker, this is the one you want.

Although the original production was not a success, the twenty-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in the US.

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Ansermet / L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – The Sleeping Beauty (Speakers Corner, 3LP box set, 180g pressing)

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# Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Orchestra: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
# Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
# Vinyl (1959 / 2011)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Speakers Corner / Decca
# Size: 24/96kHz (2.76GB) and 16/44.1 (786MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: File Factory

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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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