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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Ouverture 1812, Capriccio Italien, Hamlet, Marche Slave (Bernstein)


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Since the Israel Philharmonic usually plays as a second line orchestra, i never
took this issue seriously. But after listening disastrous readings of those works by Dudamel, i decided to give Lenny a chance, and.. what a big surprise, can this orchestra play! Those are thrilling and first line performances of this basic tchaikovskian repertoire. First of all, a superb and breathtaking Hamlet, that is with no doubt one of the best on record. Lenny explore every texture, note and detail from the score, taking advantage of some wide tempi, delivering a fantastic and unforgettable rendition, comparable to his late Romeo & Juliet with the NYPO. Then we have a very compelling Marche Slave, powerful and energetic, perhaps not so excellent as his old NYPO recording for CBS, but still a very good one. Finally, the Capriccio Italien and 1812 that are delivered with swaggering virtuosity and panache; cannon salvoes, bells and processional brass approach overkill, but with Lenny before a live audience anything could happen, and often did!

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Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Vinyl 1985
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 877 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado – Complete Concerto Recordings (6 x 180g Remastered Vinyls)

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Many thanks to our friend Urbanox for this stunning box
With this special edition DG pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The 6LP box set collects all the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich with conductor Claudio Abbado over more than 45 years. Their final meeting on stage took place at the Lucerne Festival at Easter 2013, where they performed two Mozart concertos. This special occasion was recorded, and the release was not only highly praised but is also Deutsche Grammophon’s most successful release of 2014 so far.
Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado got to know each other through Friedrich Gulda, with whom they both studied in the late 1950s. Their close collaboration in the studio began in 1967 with Argerich’s brilliant concerto-debut release of the Prokofiev Third and Ravel G major. Each recording since then has been a success, as much with the critics as on a commercial level.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederik Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Peter Tchaikowsky, Sergej Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Vinyl 2015
Number of discs: 6
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15/14/15/15/14/17
Size: 11.67 GB
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HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (DGG) Great Waltzes From Great Operas (Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Lehmann)

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Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for the vinyl

Composer: Jacques Offenbach, Peter Tchaikowsky, Richard Strauss, Charles Gounod, Engelbert Humperdinck
Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Lehmann
Vinyl (1959)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 13
Size: 290 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Peter Tchaikowsky – The Sleeping Beauty (Dorati)

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Antal Dorati was the Tchaikovsky Ballet pioneer. For Mercury Living Presence, he made the first-ever recordings of the complete versions of the Russian composer’s three great ballets. But Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty were mono recordings; he did two versions of Nutcracker, one mono and one stereo. So this stereo remake of Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet was highly anticipated, particularly as it features the incomparable Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. True to form, the performance is magnificently played and warmly recorded. A no-brainer. — David Hurwitz.

Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
Orchestra: Concertogebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Conductor: Antal Dorati
Vinyl (1981)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 3.12 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Mercury) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphony No. 5 (Dorati)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this promo copy
This superb disc features not just the usual excellent performances of Dorati and his players that have been proven for decades but are recorded in that unique Mercury method which has yet to be surpassed . It may be more than a half-century in age but remains as musical and thrilling as ever.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
#Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1961)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Mercury
# DR-Analysis: DR: 13
# Size: 996 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Melodiya) Peter Tchaikowsky – Swan Lake Ballet, Complete (Rozhdestvensky)

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This was one of the first recordings of the complete Swan Lake. A Melodiya recording, so it has bounced around from label to label. Rozhdestvensky was criticized by some balletomanes as being too fast to dance. But the Bolshoi gave many performances with Rozhdestvensky conducting this score, and he does not indulge the dance tempos too much. Instead of the distortions frequently taken, he follows a musical approach that is sensible and fluid. The sound is a bit in your face, but not seriously.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
# Vinyl (1969)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Melodiya
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 3.09 GB
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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Symphonic Works & Concertos on 7 LPs (Karajan)

front-small-boxset A wonderful box, original from 1968 in Mint condition, for 5 bucks from a flea market 😉 I myself have never been a huge fan of Karajan but these recordings of Tchaikovsky with the Berlin Philharmonic are breathtaking. Though there are tempo modifications made by Karajan to the score, they are certainly sensible make this performance all the more moving. Highly reccommended to Karajan and, particular, non-Karajan fans alike.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Orchestra:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 7
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13-15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# ASIN: none
# Size: 6.13 GB
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Mono HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Melodia) Schumann/Haydn/LvB/Tchaikowsky – Piano Trios (Kogan Trio)

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Emil Gilels (1916-1985) could summon thunderous waves of sound from the keyboard, but was equally capable of melting tenderness and delicate nuance. This extraordinary box set brings together live chamber music performances made in Moscow and London from 1950 to 1958 with Gilels and other world-famous artists. Violinist Leonid Kogan, violist Rudolf Barshai, and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich were all among the greatest instrumentalists of their era, and their collaboration in these rare live recordings make this set indispensable to any collector.

# Composer: Robert Schumann, Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Tchaikowsky
# Performers: Leonid Kogan, Emil Gilels, Mstislaw Rostropovich
# Vinyls (1950-58)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 2
# Label: Melodia
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B000T4SX8I
# Size: 1.1 GB
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Special Vinyl 16/44 (Melodja) Virgilijus Kęstutis Noreika – Operų Arijos (Opera Arias)

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Oh friends, what a marvellous, beautiful voice.
Many Thanks to our friend Takaji for providing this pearl.

# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky, Alexander Borodin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Francesco Cilea
# Performer: Virgilijus Kęstutis Noreika
# Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Opera Theatre
# Conductor: B. Chaikin
# Vinyl (1974)

# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: Melodja
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: Not found

# Size: 203 MB
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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (DGG) Peter Tchaikowsky – Violin Concerto (Ferras/Karajan)

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# Composer: Peter Tchaikowsky
# Performer: Christian Ferras
# Orchestra: Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra

# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1967)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD:
B00004SA8B
# Size: 969 MB
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