Composed in 1888 the Fifth Symphony is generally considered to be the most attractive of Tchaikovsky’s major works. When he first began writing the symphony he was suffering from a deep depression. However, he moved to the countryside and his state of mind became much more relaxed, enjoying the peace and quiet, gaining a new-found pleasure from his garden. This E minor Symphony reflects all the violent and conflicting emotions that he was experiencing at the time of its composition.
Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Number of Discs: 1
Size: 972 MB
Please welcome another audiophile super-label: Fonè
I have read so much about the Italian super-label Fonè, so I thought, is time to hear the records, that so many HiFi lovers would never sell or give away. But I never expected it would be this hard to get the pearls that Signor Giulio Cesare Ricci (called Signoricci by the fans) produces, 100% analogue and very limited to 496 copies. Don’t ask me, why the hell 496 and not 500 😀 Finally I had luck and could get my hands on three of these black gold nuggets and….WOW ! My expectations weren’t disappointed.
Concerning this recording, I seldom heard the Stradivari as if it was played in my livingroom just for me. You can hear the violin breathing…
Audiophile factor: very high!
# Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Cécile Chaminade, Felix Mendelsshon, Fritz Kreisler, Isaac Albeniz, Johannes Brahms, Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov, Peter Tchaikovsky
# Performer: Laura Manzini, Salvatore Accardo
# Vinyl 2010(2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Foné
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 2.07 GB
# Scan: Yes
# Server: FF
Thousand thanks to our friend Mats for this gem
I am in no doubt that this is one of Karajan’s greatest recordings. He recorded this bleakest of symphonies many times and there is undoubtedly merit in the 50’s versions with the Philharmonia and the VPO, and the two accounts made with the BPO for DG in the 60’s and 70’s, but for many the finest remains this 1971 recording, also with the BPO, made in the warm acoustic of the Jesus-Christus Kirche in September 1971. It was originally released on LP in quadrophonic sound; the violins are still a bit shrill but otherwise we hear a deep, golden acoustic ideally suited to the sound Karajan’s orchestra made back then.
Audiophile factor: High!
# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 916 MB