HD-Vinyl Mono 24/96 (Odyssey) Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 2 – Weber – Konzertstück (Casadesus/Szell)


Many thanks to Trottar for this rarity
This is truly an inspired version of these concertos. Szell and Casadesus work marvellously together to really bring these pieces to life. Casadesus is remarkably short on certain cadenzas, but, while this seems strange at first, the overall effect is to keep the pieces light and radiating a simple beauty. So often these concertos are overburdened with excessive ornamentation that detract from the overall effect of the music. Casadesus manages to ornament beautifully without losing the point of the music. It is brilliantly played and a joy to listen to.

Composer: Franz Liszt, Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Robert Casadesus
Orchestra:  Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Szell
Vinyl 1952 (1978)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Odyssey

DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 362 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No. 60 & 67 (Dorati)


Many thanks to Jean-Luc for continuing the Haydn-Symphonies
Haydn was a remarkable composer. He has yet to be discovered by most listeners…I mean, REALLY discovered and relished. For after all, as the Kapellmeister to Prince Nicholas Esterhazy for so much of his lifetime, Haydn had to create entertainment for his Prince and his “occasions”. So Haydn wrote the music, repaired the instruments, saw to it his musicians were happy, and kept Prince Nicholas totally enthralled. For recreation Haydn would go on a royal hunt, a sport he dearly loved and which shows up in his music…


Composer: Joseph Haydn
Orchestra:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor: Antal Dorati

Vinyl 1971
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: Decca

DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.01 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF
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Various Artists: Mercury Living Presence 3 (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Lehár, Imre Kálman, Erno Dohnányi, Emil Waldteufel, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss, Ernest Bloch, Cesar Franck, Arthur Sullivan, Ottorino Respighi, Charles Gounod, Richard Wagner
# Orchestras: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble
# Conductors: Antal Doráti, Howard Hanson, Paul Paray, Frederick Fennell
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14, DR 14, DR 12, DR 12, DR 15, DR 13
# Label: Mercury | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (10.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (5.24GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.42GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Doráti / Philharmonia Hungarica – Wienerwalzer Paprika (180g pressing)

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# Composers: Emil Waldteufel, Erno Dohnányi, Imre Kálman, Josef Lanner, Josef Strauss
# Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (2015)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Mercury Living Presence | 478 8058
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.98GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.01GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (274MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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